In the Spotlight

CIC Releases Room Block Poaching and Piracy Toolkit

ALEXANDRIA, Va. The Convention Industry Council (CIC) has launched a new suite of resources for planners to help combat the increase in room block piracy and poaching, which occurs when businesses ac...

Social Stumbles

When you travel boldly in the social media universe, mistakes are bound to happen. “The biggest mistake is doing nothing,” says Noah Smit...

Recent Blogs

7 Predictions and 6 Resolutions for 2015

Joan Eisenstodt

When I began drafting this blog, I ran the idea by a colleague who has been a hotel CSM and sales manager—with a third party—and is now a director of meetings at a major medical associat...Read full story »

How Meetings Can Help Reduce Alzheimer's

Larissa Schultz

Being an individual who embraces continuing education and further learning—I am continuously fascinated by the human brain. The cognitive ability of the brain to gather and retain knowledge is...Read full story »

Home Stay Accommodations & Meetings Impact

Joshua Grimes

Home rentals are an increasingly popular choice for meeting attendees. Using an online service such as Airbnb, VRBO, HomeAway, or even Couchsurfing, guests can choose to stay in more spacious accom...Read full story »

Destination Close-Ups

Close-Up: Bismarck-Mandan

More CoverageClose-Up: Bismarck-Mandan - Five Fantastic Off-SitesClose-Up: Bismarck-Mandan - Getting There For groups that want something outside of the ordinary—up to and including a “pit...
In 2010, the U.S. partnered with the Swedish Ministry for Enterprise, Energy and Communications to form the Swedish-American Green Alliance, or SAGA. Promoting trade, research, investments and knowled...
Nashville, known worldwide as “Music City,” tops the charts among cities that attract both songwriters and music enthusiasts. It’s a place where people come to play, write and listen...
An impossible group request at a resort? There’s no such thing when the right hospitality team puts its collective mind to it. The planner need might be as predictable as accommodating strict re...
While often it’s the off-site venue that really captures the essence of the destination and provides a special fillip to the meeting agenda, that doesn’t need to be the case. Increasingly,...
The right rhetoric and people in brochure photos used to suffice for a good diversity marketing effort by destinations and other industry suppliers, but no more. Today, marketing initiatives that defi...

Going Places

The Boston CVB Board of Governors elected Paul J. Sacco to a two-year term as chairman of the board....
The Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Fla., appointed Philippe Parodi as vice president of marketing &...
David Bradley was appointed vice president of sales and services with the Shreveport-Bossier Convent...

Meetings Technology

Hybrid elements boost international events

You can lure 25,000, maybe 30,000, attendees to your client’s next citywide event. That’s your best possible audience given the local hotel inventory and event space. Or you can open the...

Social Stumbles

When you travel boldly in the social media universe, mistakes are bound to happen. “The biggest mistake is doing nothing,” says Noah Smit...