News Analysis

New Rankings of Top Meetings Destinations

by Lisa A. Grimaldi and Michael j. Shapiro | June 01, 2017
Orlando, Paris and London score big in latest rankings of meetings destinations by the International Congress and Convention Association and Cvent.

Ride-Sharing Services Get Legislative Support

by Sarah J.F. Braley | June 01, 2017
The Trump administration has enacted a law that allows federal employees to be reimbursed for using services such as Lyft and Uber.

Airline Passenger Satisfaction Continues to Rise

by Sarah J.F. Braley | June 01, 2017
A new study from J.D. Power shows that despite recent negative publicity, airlines are improving in passenger satisfaction.

Brand USA Aims to Keep Incoming Visitors Numbers Up

by Michael J. Shapiro | May 01, 2017
The organization's president Chris Thompson discusses the biggest challenges now in bringing people to the States.

10 Most Expensive Cities for Business Travel

by Sarah J. F. Braley | May 01, 2017
New York overtakes San Francisco as the most expensive city, per the latest Corporate Travel Index.

DMAI to Rebrand as Destinations International

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | April 01, 2017
The destination management association unveils a new name, along with a new vision, mission statement and value proposition.

Sexual Harassment Prevalent at Scientific Meetings

by Sarah J.F. Braley | April 01, 2017
A recent survey found 60 percent of respondents have experienced harassment at a scientific meeting.

Most Effective Tactics for Driving Trade Show Attendance

by Sarah J.F. Braley | April 01, 2017
Email, exhibiting at other shows and direct mail are the top three methods for delivering larger crowds at exhibitions.

New Coalition Forms to Battle Texas Bathroom Bill

by Sarah J.F. Braley | February 01, 2017

New Coalition Forms to Battle Texas Bathroom Bill Bureaus, businesses and others strongly oppose SB6 Sarah J.F. Braley A coalition of Texas  convention and visitor bureaus, state businesses and meetings industry organizations has formed to fight Senate Bill 6, also known as the Texas Pr

Meetings Yield Strong ROI for Small Businesses

by Sarah J.F. Braley | January 01, 2017
A new survey from the Meetings Mean Business Coalition shows which business activities are best done in face-to-face meetings.

New Regulations Ease Some Government Meetings Processes

by Sarah J.F. Braley | January 01, 2017
A new memorandum from the White House Office of Management and Budget makes it easier to approve extra funds for federal agency-hosted conferences.

Texas Businesses Gear Up to Fight Anti-LGBT Legislation

by Sarah J.F. Braley | January 01, 2017
Destination-management and other Texas business leaders fear boycotts and more if a proposed "bathroom bill" passes in the state legislature.

People

Site selection Wisconsin Milwaukee CVB DMO

by Allen J. Sheinman | April 01, 2017
The new convention sales manager for Visit Milwaukee says the city's vibrant waterfront is its best-kept secret.

Research

Are You a Planner, Strategist or Other?

Respondents to M&C’s latest poll weigh in on their job title and what they would prefer to be called.

Readers Weigh In: Does 'Meeting Planner' Suffice?

This M&C Research Extra pulls some additional findings from our June survey on job titles.

30 Seconds to Smart: Important Criteria for International Site Selection (Video)

We asked planners what's important when selecting an international meeting destination.

30 Seconds to Smart: How CVBs, DMOs Are Serving International Planners (Video)

We asked planners about services national tourist boards provided for their last international meeting.