Planner Basics

Planner Basics

Adding Muscle to Your Negotiations

by Andy Smith | June 01,2014
How to use history and flexibility when working with hotels
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Adding Muscle to Your Negotiations

How to use history and flexibility when working with hotels

Smart Tips for Site Inspections

What to look for when evaluating a hotel.
Checklists

How to Secure Your Digital Life

Minimizing the pain of device or computer theft while traveling

How Green Is Your Hotel?

Key questions to ask when planning a sustainable meeting
The Law and the Planner

The Case for Simplifying RFPs

Streamlining a cumbersome process can ease negotiations

Should You Cancel or Fall Short?

Weighing the cost of cancellation vs. attrition
Tech Files

Security Concerns for Mobile Devices

Keep your event safe for smartphone-toting attendees

Choosing the Right Webcast Vendor

Important questions to ask, beyond basic features
Food & Beverage

How to Plan for Sustainable Catering

Pitfalls to avoid when planning for sustainable catering  

Raising the Bar on Beverages

Here are the latest trends from behind the bar -- including some tasty choices for teetotalers.
Managing Corporate Travel

Choosing a Car Service Provider

Advice for Choosing ground transportation services

How to Avoid Travel Cost Increases

Steps you can take to mitigate increases in travel costs
Corporate World

SMMP Success Without a Mandate

How to initiate strategic meetings management

White Papers

Duty of Care: Are You Covered?

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Customized Reward Events Create a Memorable Attendee Experience

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The Benefits of Collaborating with a Local CVB/DMO

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Event Marketing Tips Every Planner Needs to Know

Live events don’t have to be budget drainers, they can actually be big money-makers for your organization. It makes sense for planners and marketers to join...

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M&C Interact

November 9-12, 2014 | The Doubletree by Hilton Portland, Portland, OR

Meeting & Incentive Summit

March 16-19, 2014 | Beaver Creek Mountain, CO

Independent Planners Education Conference

April 13-16, 2014 | JW Marriott San Antonio

M&C Global Interact

May 3-6, 2014 | Cartagena, Colombia

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Industry Advocates to Be Inducted Into U.S. Travel Hall of Leaders

Sam Gilliland of Sabre and Rossi Ralenkotter of the Las Vegas CVA will be recognized this year.

New Convention Marketing Group Debuts in Boston

The organization is a collaboration between the convention center authority and the marketing center.

Hyatt Hotels Corp. Reorganizes Global Operational Structure

Chuck Floyd has been named global president of operations.

New Spa Concept Launched by JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts

Spa by JW will debut in September at the new JW Marriott Houston Downtown.

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