In the Spotlight

Diversity Marketing Diversifies

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...

2015 Meetings Focus Trends Survey

Will a rising tide lift all boats? That seems to be the biggest question when examining meetings and hospitality industry predictions and the results ...

Recent Blogs

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 »

Sliding Solo at the Kalahari Resort

Eric Andersen

In my time with Meetings Focus I’ve been able to attend a number of press trips to gain a better perspective on the destinations and properties we cover each month. However, a visit to Kalaha...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...
With its ever-growing skyline and expanding infrastructure, Panama City is Central America’s city of the future. And the meetings and incentives segments are a big part of that future, thanks to...
Will a rising tide lift all boats? That seems to be the biggest question when examining meetings and hospitality industry predictions and the results from this year’s Meetings Focus Trends Surve...
While the Golden State is renowned for its Pacific coastline, planners in search of off-the-beaten-path gems would do well to break away from the scenic and storied shoreline to explore the often over...
When it comes to budgeting, there’s something even more crucial than dollars and cents for meeting planners to consider. It’s time. Even if a planner is a whiz at negotiating great deals...
As air travel steadily becomes more challenging, driving on an interstate highway listening to your favorite tunes or an audiobook on the way to a meeting is a bit more enticing these days. Long wa...

Going Places

Omni Hotels & Resorts names Ryan O'Byrne as global director, sales in the company's New ...
Ibu Sayan joins the Four Seasons Bali at Sayan as the property's resident new wellness mentor at...
Boyne Highlands Resort in Harbor Springs, Mich., named Mike Chumbler as general manager. Chumbler w...

Meetings Technology

Millennials move technology, and vice-versa

Millennials are moving meetings tech. This biggest-ever generation may be young, but their expectations are changing the way attendees, planners and sponsors plan and execute events. Millennials aren&...

A case study on integrating virtual attendees

Do you want to increase paid attendance for your next event? Go hybrid. Do you want to expand your reach to a wider audience? Go hybrid. Do you wa...