Research

M&C Survey: Meeting Professionals Are Canceling, Moving Meetings Due to Zika

by Loren G. Edelstein | February 03, 2016
Concerns about the virus already have many changing plans.

The Power of Word of Mouth

by Loren G. Edelstein | February 01, 2016
When it comes to finding out about new hotels and destinations, colleague recommendations are key, per our latest survey.

How Planners Meet Suppliers

by By Loren G. Edelstein | February 01, 2016

Meeting professionals had more to say about their preferred methods of introduction.

30 Seconds to Smart: The 2016 Planner Wish List (Video)

by Michaela Christensen | January 26, 2016
We asked planners what they would like to change about their jobs in 2016.

30 Seconds to Smart: Changes Planners Expect at Work in 2016 (Video)

by Michaela Christensen | January 19, 2016
We asked planners about their expectations for their jobs in the new year.

30 Seconds to Smart: What Planners Like Most About Their Jobs (Video)

by Michaela Christensen | January 12, 2016
We asked planners which aspects of their jobs they like the most.

30 Seconds to Smart: How Satisfied Are Planners With Their Jobs? (Video)

by Michaela Christensen | January 05, 2016
We asked planners how they feel about their jobs.

How Planners Really Feel About the Marriott-Starwood Mega Merger

by Loren G. Edelstein | January 01, 2016

The world's biggest hotel company has some customers concerned about loyalty points, pricing and more.

 

How Planners Really Feel About the Marriott-Starwood Merger

by Loren G. Edelstein | January 01, 2016
Verbatim answers to our recent survey.

MPI Research

by Sarah J. F. Braley | December 01, 2015
Latest findings on planner optimism and trends in live vs. virtual attendance.

Job Satisfaction Is a Mixed Bag

by Loren G. Edelstein | December 01, 2015
A majority of planners expect to earn more money next year, but others want to change jobs.

Your Job in the New Year

by Loren Edelstein | December 01, 2015
Anticipated changes and wish lists for 2016

People

Meetings Industry Job Changes

by Allen J. Sheinman | February 01, 2016
The new director of sales and marketing at the Pelican Grand Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale suggests a must-do activity in town.

Research

M&C Survey: Meeting Professionals Are Canceling, Moving Meetings Due to Zika

Concerns about the virus already have many changing plans.

The Power of Word of Mouth

When it comes to finding out about new hotels and destinations, colleague recommendations are key, per our latest survey.

How Planners Meet Suppliers

Meeting professionals had more to say about their preferred methods of introduction.

30 Seconds to Smart: The 2016 Planner Wish List (Video)

We asked planners what they would like to change about their jobs in 2016.

News Analysis

Q&A With Thomas B. Mangas

The new CEO of Starwood Hotels & Resorts talks about the ramifications of his company's merger with Marriott.

CES Sets New Security Procedures

The 2016 Consumer Electronics Show instituted some big changes in bag and security policies.

Kindred Hotels Markets Independent Resort Meetings

The offshoot of the Resort Hotel Association trumpets members' event space.

Airline Passengers' Top Pet Peeves

Lost luggage is the biggest gripe of 528 travelers polled by Qualtrics, an online survey platform.
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