Research

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.

Planners Elaborate on What They Love, Hate and Miss Most on the Road

by Loren G. Edelstein | July 01, 2014
Verbatim comments from our July 2014 research survey.

Verdict: We Are Germophobes

by Loren G. Edelstein | June 01, 2014
Our latest poll makes it official: Meeting planners are, for the most part, germophobes.

People

Quick Chat With Elena Peroulakis

by Allen J. Sheinman | December 01, 2014
The director of sales and marketing at the new Wyndham Grand Jupiter in Florida discusses the challenges of luring planners to a new property.

Research

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.

Event Themes: Yay or Nay?

How planners develop event themes and other theme-related findings from our latest poll.

Charting Current Airline Fees

Here's an update on what major carriers are charging for ticket changes and checked baggage.

News Analysis

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.

China-U.S. Visa Extension Could Bolster Economy

Travel- and meetings-industry executives are applauding the recent move by the U.S. and China to enable their citizens to obtain visas valid for up to 10 years.

Ebola and the Crucial Need for Preparedness

Education and planning are key to continued travel, say experts.

Los Cabos Properties Set Reopening Dates

Cleanup efforts are progressing quickly at the Mexican vacation destination in the aftermath of Hurricane Odile.

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