Research

Why We Keep Our Crazy Jobs

by Loren G. Edelstein | January 01, 2015
Yes, planning meetings is a crazy profession -- and planers love it, per M&C's latest exclusive survey.

Planners Sound Off on Their Jobs

by Loren G. Edelstein | January 01, 2015
M&C asked some open-ended questions and got some interesting answers.

Finally, Optimism Reigns

by Loren G. Edelstein | December 01, 2014
M&C's latest exclusive survey finds that planners expect healthier budgets and more attendees next year.

Planners Tell Us About 2015

by Loren G. Edelstein | December 01, 2014
Verbatim comments from M&C's 2015 outlook survey.

Event Themes: Yay or Nay?

by Loren G. Edelstein | November 01, 2014
How planners develop event themes and other theme-related findings from our latest poll.

Charting Current Airline Fees

by Sarah J.F. Braley | November 01, 2014
Here's an update on what major carriers are charging for ticket changes and checked baggage.

Planners' Best (and Worst) Theme Party Ideas

by Loren G. Edelstein | November 01, 2014

Planners lets us in on the good and the bad.

 

Leisure Appeal: A Priority

by Loren G. Edelstein | October 01, 2014
Attendees rate the appeal of leisure time.

Hotel Preferences and Peeves

by Loren G. Edelstein | September 01, 2014
Planners weigh on on their favorite hotel features and pet peeves.

Profile of a Meeting Planner

by Loren G. Edelstein | August 01, 2014
A look at key responsibilities, spending power and more, culled from M&C's latest Salary Survey

Travel: Love It or Loathe It?

by Loren G. Edelstein | July 01, 2014
What do planners really think about all the traveling they do? The answers are revealed in the newest poll from M&C Research.

Cities With the Most Expensive Hotel Rooms

July 01, 2014
The World Hotel Index has released a list of the cities with the most expensive hotels in the world, on average. Geneva, Switzerland, comes in at no. 1 with an average daily rate of $308.

People

Quick Chat With Barbara Minch

by Allen J. Sheinman | January 01, 2015
The director of human resources at the Heldrich Hotel in New Brunswick, N.J., offers her best advice for someone entering the hospitality business.

Research

Why We Keep Our Crazy Jobs

Yes, planning meetings is a crazy profession -- and planers love it, per M&C's latest exclusive survey.

Planners Sound Off on Their Jobs

M&C asked some open-ended questions and got some interesting answers.

Finally, Optimism Reigns

M&C's latest exclusive survey finds that planners expect healthier budgets and more attendees next year.

Planners Tell Us About 2015

Verbatim comments from M&C's 2015 outlook survey.

News Analysis

More Meetings Mean More Success on Business Trips

A new Carson Wagonlit Survey offers surprising findings on the factors that influence return on investment for working travelers.

Cruise Lines International Association to Consolidate in D.C.

The group will close all satellite U.S. offices this year and has hired Cindy D'Aoust as its executive vice president.

How Exhibitors Spend Their Money

Data gleaned from a study by Center for Exhibition Industry Research offers a detailed breakdown of expenses, from exhibit space to staff training.

Major Hotel Chains Expand Mobile Room Key Initiatives

Starwood launches a pilot program at 10 properties as Hilton expands the functionality of its mobile-app keys.

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