In the Spotlight

Cannes and Antibes Juan-les-Pins grab the meeting and incentive spotlight

There is perhaps no destination with as much “star power” as the glitzy French Riviera towns of Cannes and Antibes Juan-les-Pins, boasting modern-age movie stars gliding down red carpets...

Travel Industry Employment Growth Stalls in August

Economists likely did a double take after looking at job numbers for the month of August as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released its monthly r...

Recent Blogs

Best Practices for Calculating Hotel Food & Beverage Minimums

Molly Blaisdell

As a planner, one of the most important parts of a program is not only the quality of the food, but staying within one’s food and beverage budget. To assist clients in staying within their mea...Read full story »

Millennials Don't Own 'Mentoring'

Larissa Schultz

I seem to be offering up a lot of my time lately—for coffee. Beyond what is needed for the copious amounts of coffee I already drink (Yes, Starbucks is loving me right now). For example, this...Read full story »

Is the Meetings Industry Corrupt?

Joan Eisenstodt

Outside the Metro D.C. area, you may not have been following the recent trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife on bribery and corruption charges. You should give it a look, not onl...Read full story »

Destination Close-Ups

Close-Up: Fargo

If all you know about Fargo is what you learned from the cult-movie-favorite of the same name, you're in for a surprise. Sure, you can't blame the Fargo-Moorhead CVB for drumming up a little publicity...
When it comes to bucket list destinations, France surely holds the top spot for many seasoned travelers. From the elegant culture and cuisine capital of Paris and emerging cities such as Lyon, Mars...
Bastions of gaming, glitz and glamour, casino properties also offer an impressive menu of intriguing special event options, from cigar bars and wine cellars to bowling alleys and rooftop pools. If ...
In the cafeterias of Silicon Valley titans such as Facebook, Google and Twitter, two defining home-grown California brand elements meet: game-changing technology companies and locally sourced, healt...
Editor's note: The following content was supplied from a recent e-newsletter from Voices in Advocacy, a meetings industry advocacy effort headed by Roger Rickard. As of Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, th...
The resorts and mid-sized cities of the Midwest prove that meeting planners can incorporate family-friendly fun and conduct business effectively during the same conference. “Visitors tell us ...

Going Places

THE US GRANT hotel announced Robert Brandenberg as its new director of operations.  He brings ...
ACC Liverpool appointed Peter J Berry as its U.S. market representative, with the goal of bringing a...
The National Conference Center in Greater Washington, D.C. named Bhavna Venugopal as its newest dire...

Meetings Technology

Hybrid meetings mean money

Hybrid meetings will kill attendance at your live event. Hybrid meetings will grow your attendance at face meetings and add impressive revenues to  your organization’s coffers. Which side a...

Wearable computers will soon re-fashion meetings

A new category of computing, wearable computers, are miniature electronic devices that are worn under, with or on top of clothing—and they may b...