Research

30 Seconds to Smart: Are Planners Leery About Meeting in Europe? (Video)

by Michaela Christensen | September 27, 2016
We asked planners if recent terror events in Europe will affect their decision to meet there.

30 Seconds to Smart: The Places Planners Worry About Safety (Video)

by Michaela Christensen | September 20, 2016
We asked planners about their concern for their own personal safety.

30 Seconds to Smart: Security at Convention Centers, Airports (Video)

by Michaela Christensen | September 13, 2016
We asked planners what types of security they would like to see at convention centers and airports.

30 Seconds to Smart: How Concerned Are Planners About Security? (Video)

by Michaela Christensen | September 06, 2016
We asked planners if they are worried in light of recent events.

Cost-Containment Is a Top Priority

by Loren G. Edelstein | September 01, 2016
Survey shows keeping meeting spend in check is a top priority.

Stepping Up Event Security

by Loren G. Edelstein | August 01, 2016

Planners admit new worries due to recent terror events.

Planners Sound Off on Security at Events

by Loren G. Edelstein | August 01, 2016

Verbatim responses to our August research topic on event security. 

30 Seconds to Smart: Planners Talk LGBT Rights, Site Selection (Video)

by Michaela Christensen | July 26, 2016
We asked planners about legislation recently passed in North Carolina and Mississippi.

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July 21, 2016
Your (anonymous) input helps us provide a snapshot of meeting planners' responsibilities, compensation and more.

30 Seconds to Smart: Controversial Laws and Meetings Cancellations (Video)

by Michaela Christensen | July 19, 2016
We asked planners about their organizations’ stance on meeting in states with such laws.

30 Seconds to Smart: Will Planners Avoid States With Perceived Anti-LGBT Laws? (Video)

by Michaela Christensen | July 12, 2016
We asked planners if they will avoid meeting in states with laws that some believe are discriminatory.

30 Seconds to Smart: How Controversial Laws Affect Site Selection (Video)

by Michaela Christensen | July 05, 2016
We asked planners if site selection should be influenced by laws some attendees might consider discriminatory.

People

Food and beverage

by Allen J. Sheinman | September 01, 2016

Kirsten Ponza in a Quick Chat PeopleLanding Allen J. Sheinman 2016-09-01 2016-09-01 Kirsten Ponza  is the new director of food and beverage at the 156-room Chaminade Resort & Spa, a Benchmark Resort in Santa Cruz, Calif.   We hear you once served as tour chef for the Rolling Stones. A

Research

30 Seconds to Smart: Are Planners Leery About Meeting in Europe? (Video)

We asked planners if recent terror events in Europe will affect their decision to meet there.

30 Seconds to Smart: The Places Planners Worry About Safety (Video)

We asked planners about their concern for their own personal safety.

30 Seconds to Smart: Security at Convention Centers, Airports (Video)

We asked planners what types of security they would like to see at convention centers and airports.

30 Seconds to Smart: How Concerned Are Planners About Security? (Video)

We asked planners if they are worried in light of recent events.

News Analysis

ASAE Defines Policy Model for Diversity and Inclusion

Association group makes move in reaction to new state laws limiting LGBT rights.

IBTM World Outlines Show Sessions

This year's meetings/events trade show will include educational sessions on the show floor.

Slight Increase for 2017 Per Diem Lodging Rates

Federal employees traveling for work will get a few more dollars to spend on lodging next year.

Top 15 U.S. Spots for "Quality" Experiences

The 2016 U.S. Tourism Quality Index is based on social-media ratings of visitor experiences in 121 cities.

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