White Papers

PCMA Convening Leaders Sets Record Attendance

by Michael J. Shapiro | February 24, 2017
The organization confirmed figures for its January event in Austin.

Nicolas Sarkozy Joins AccorHotels

by Cheryl-Anne Sturken | February 24, 2017
Former French president will chair the hotel chain’s new strategy committee.

Uncertain Travel Politics Puts GBTA's Positive Forecast at Risk

by Michael J. Shapiro | February 24, 2017
The organization's prediction for 4.4 percent growth was configured before Trump's travel ban.

Appetizing App

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | February 24, 2017
This free tool makes finding healthy menu options a snap.

Take the Pain Out of Bus or Train

by Barbara Peterson | February 24, 2017
Get your group from point A to point B in a snap.

Pan Pacific Hotel Sold to Hersha Hospitality Trust

by Sarah J.F. Braley | February 23, 2017
The 153-room Seattle property has 9,100 square feet of meeting space and an outdoor veranda.

Groupize Integrates With Concur for End-to-End Meetings Management

by Michael J. Shapiro | February 23, 2017
The Groupize Meetings app is now available in the Concur App Center.

IRF Study Reveals Moderate Optimism for Economy's Effect on Industry, Increased Budgets for Incentives

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | February 23, 2017
The 2017 Outlook Study marks the debut of the IRF's new research metric, the "net optimism score."

Zika? It Hasn't Gone Away, But Some Travelers Are Shrugging

by Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press | February 23, 2017
The mosquito-borne virus has faded from the headlines as new cases fade in the cooler months.

Take Cold Joe Along for the Ride

by Barbara Peterson | February 23, 2017
This travel tumbler makes single servings of iced coffee.

United, American Begin Selling Cheaper Economy-Class Fare

by David Koenig, Associated Press | February 22, 2017
The legacy carriers are battling the discount airlines for budget-conscious travelers.

San Francisco Hotels Look Elsewhere for Business as Moscone Expansion Causes Cancellations

by Cheryl-Anne Sturken | February 22, 2017
Properties work to make up an estimated 490,000 room nights lost due to partial closing of convention center.

People

Hotels people dining

by Allen J. Sheinman | January 01, 2017
The new restaurant manager of The Carillon at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center in Austin, Texas, describes her most memorable meal.

Research

M&C Research Extra: Young Planners Share Ambitions; Others Note Pros/Cons of Working With Newbies

Millennials value work/life balance and professional advancement.

What Do Millennials Bring to the Meetings Industry?

This M&C poll looks at multigenerational job plans and priorities.

30 Seconds to Smart: Planners' Favorite Cost-Cutting Tips (Video)

We asked planners how they save money on meetings and events.

30 Seconds to Smart: Planners' Professional Creativity, Negotiating Skills (Video)

We asked planners how they rate their own creativity and negotiating skills.