In the Spotlight

Philly CVB Partners with Nat Geo Traveler

PHILADELPHIA The Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau has announced the creation of a 10-page editorial project in collaboration with National Geographic Traveler magazine for its December/J...

New App Debuts for Mexico Incentive Planners

Meeting Incentive Experts (MIE) has launched a new mobile app, MIExperts, which can be downloaded from the iTunes Store for Apple devices. The free&n...

Recent Blogs

Unplugging Can Be the Best Way to Connect

Zachary Chouteau

In a meetings industry—and world—increasingly focused on mobile devices and techie connectivity, really getting away from it all has become more challenging than ever. The same tools and ...Read full story »

Want Happiness? Get Education

Larissa Schultz

A friend recently posted the following quote on their Facebook page: "Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely." -- Karen Kaiser Clark And it inspired me to answer the question ...Read full story »

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 »

Destination Close-Ups

Close-Up: Sioux Falls

Nature, culture and commerce converge in Sioux Falls, S.D., where a progressive business and convention climate—sprinkled with a healthy lineup of annual festivals—draws a diverse profile of groups. L...
When most planners imagine a meeting in England, thoughts of Stonehenge, tea time and quaint rows of old Tudor shops often spring to mind. While all are excellent reasons to visit the fabled isle, ...
Amid today’s technological explosion one might expect most ramped-up CVB services to focus on mobile offerings, on-site tech assistance and other cutting-edge resources. And while those effort...
The SMERF market is generally known as the "old reliable" standby, which continues to book meetings even in the harshest of economic climates, while always remaining budget-conscious. Howev...
America’s top cities have no end to their marvelous meeting offerings. But when your attendees feel “driven” to get away from it all, a gamut of great event venues are awaiting wit...
Some of the West’s most starkly beautiful landscapes are home to unexpectedly vibrant art and architectural spaces. Set in remote desert areas, designers have fashioned museums, performing art...

Going Places

Nathan Kittrell, Visit Greenville South Carolina's newest sales manager, will focus on bringing ...
Salamander Hotels & Resorts appointed Reggie Copper as general manager of the 168-room resort, l...
The St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, Calif. named Ian Pullan as general manager.  ...

Meetings Technology

2013 Holiday Gadget Gift Guide for Event Planners

SmithBucklin’s Event Services team lists their favorite things this holiday season (smithbucklin.com). 1. Google Chromecast: “On the road and in need of keeping up on Scandal or Game ...

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...