News Analysis

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.

MPI Research: Security Is a Top Concern

by Sarah J.F. Braley | December 01, 2016
Planners report that budgets are rising to cover the increasing cost of risk management.

Meetings Industry Hopes Trump Will Have a Receptive Ear

by Sarah J.F. Braley | December 01, 2016
Concerns about immigration and diversity mingle with hopes for infrastructure improvement.

Wins and a Loss for Hospitality Ballot initiatives

by Sarah J.F. Braley | December 01, 2016
San Diego voters turned down measures to build a new stadium and a convention center annex.

Top 20 Meeting Cities for 2016

by Sarah J.F. Braley | December 01, 2016
San Antonio takes top spot in this ranking based on hotels, entertainment options, crime and other factors.

Marriott Unveils Its New M Beta Hotel Laboratory

by Cheryl-Anne Sturken | November 01, 2016
The Charlotte, N.C., prototype will drive the hotel brand's repositioning after the merger with Starwood.

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

30 Seconds to Smart: Will Planners Book Trump-Branded Properties? (Video)

We asked planners how the current political climate has affected their site-selection decisions.

30 Seconds to Smart: How the Political Climate Is Affecting Site-Selection (Video)

We asked planners if the current political climate will influence their future site-selection decisions.

30 Seconds to Smart: Trump's Travel Ban and Boycotted Conferences (Video)

We asked planners if they are worried about attendees boycotting their meetings.

30 Seconds to Smart: Has Trump's Travel Ban Affected Meetings? (Video)

We asked planners if their organizations have been affected by the president's executive order.