Research

To Boycott or Not?

by Loren G. Edelstein | June 01, 2016
Planners sound off on whether controversial laws should influence site selection.

30 Seconds to Smart: How Planners Feel Mergers Will Affect Hotel Brands (Video)

by Michaela Christensen | May 31, 2016
We asked planners how they feel about industry consolidation.

30 Seconds to Smart: How Planners Feel About New or Lesser-Known Hotel Brands (Video)

by Michaela Christensen | May 24, 2016
We asked planners if they would consider a new or lesser-known hotel brand for a meeting.

30 Seconds to Smart: Here's Why Planners Are Loyal to Certain Hotel Brands (Video)

by Michaela Christensen | May 17, 2016
We asked planners about the factors that influence their loyalty to a hotel brand.

30 Seconds to Smart: This is How Much Hotel Brand Matters to Planners (Video)

by Michaela Christensen | May 10, 2016
We asked planners if a hotel's flag matters when selecting a property.

30 Seconds to Smart: Are Planners Taking Necessary Bedbug Precautions? (Video)

by Michaela Christensen | May 03, 2016
We asked planners if bedbugs are still biting at hotels.

Does a Hotel Brand Matter?

by Loren G. Edelstein | May 01, 2016
A majority of respondents to the latest M&C Research poll say brand affiliation is important when selecting a meeting hotel.

Branding Extra

by Loren G. Edelstein | May 01, 2016
Further thoughts from planners on hotel collections and the pending Marriott-Starwood merger.

Bedbugs: Still Biting at Hotels

by Loren G. Edelstein | April 01, 2016
A majority of planners say the pesky insects remain an important concern.

How Planners Battle Bedbugs

by Loren G. Edelstein | April 01, 2016
Research respondents sound off on how they handle infestations, and what precautions they take in hotels.

30 Seconds to Smart: Have Planner-Supplier Relationships Changed? (Video)

by Michaela Christensen | March 25, 2016
We asked planners about their relationships with suppliers.

People

Interview Lisa Vogt cruises site selection

by Allen J. Sheinman | June 01, 2016
The associate vice president, global meetings, incentive and charter sales, for Celebrity Cruises, outlines the unique advantages of holding a meeting aboard a cruise ship.

Research

Will You Meet in Mississippi or North Carolina?

Most planners polled by M&C Research say they would avoid destinations that have passed controversial laws that some could find discriminatory.

To Boycott or Not?

Planners sound off on whether controversial laws should influence site selection.

30 Seconds to Smart: How Planners Feel Mergers Will Affect Hotel Brands (Video)

We asked planners how they feel about industry consolidation.

30 Seconds to Smart: How Planners Feel About New or Lesser-Known Hotel Brands (Video)

We asked planners if they would consider a new or lesser-known hotel brand for a meeting.

News Analysis

AH&LA Takes Aim at Sharing-Economy Lodging

The American Hotel & Lodging Association makes the regulation of lodging platforms such as Airbnb a key point in its 2016 Policy Agenda.

Top Meeting Destinations Announced by Cvent, ICCA

Rankings include the top cities for meetings in the U.S., Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.

How Your Luggage Gets Lost

A new study details the top reasons your bags disappear in transit, including transfer "mishandling," failure to load, ticketing errors, tagging errors and...

MPI Outlook: Budgets to Rise

Latest research from Meeting Professionals International finds planners and suppliers generally enjoying comfortable business conditions.
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