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Visit Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach, CA

5/1/2015 - 12/31/2016

Schedule a site visit through the sales team at Visit Huntington Beach and received domestic round-trip airfare.*Sign a contract within 45 days of your site inspection and receive $1,000 or more towards the master folio of the group with a minimum 10...

In the Spotlight

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. A line-up of national industry panelists met within The Brown Hotel Crystal Ballroom in Louisville, Ky., on Tuesday morning to discuss the state of the meetings and tourism industry. ...

Spotlight Homepage

MPI announced the recipients of this year’s RISE (Recognizing Industry Success and Excellence) Awards at MPI WEC in San Francisco on August 3rd. Tara Liaschenko, CMM was presented the RISE Awar...

Meetings Topics

Emerging Destinations

Planners should feel free to book any month on the calendar for a meeting in North Dakota, where regardless of season groups will find the spirit of the Wild West, plenty of attractions and activities...

Coastal Meetings

Whether you’re seeking a personalized whale-watching expedition or a large-scale boating experience aboard an aircraft carrier, there’s no shortage of options along the coasts of the U.S. ...

Negotiation Strategies

Anyone can make smart bargaining moves when they’re holding all the cards, but wise contract negotiation is a very different game now, with demand outweighing supply and hotels in the driver&rsq...

Career Development

Mention networking these days on your live event agenda and you may be met with eye rolls—or total rejection—from delegates. Younger attendees may regard their social media connections as...

Webinars

Meetings Technology

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 want to build new revenue streams? Go hybrid. Those...

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&...

Going Places

Brian Honan | NEW YORK CITY

NEW YORK CITY Brian Honan is the new director of sales and marketing at 391-room Trump SoHo New York. Honan will oversee Trump SoHo’s on-site sales and marketing team, including revenue managem...

Doug Hewitt | CHICAGO

CHICAGO Doug Hewitt is the new director of Sales and marketing at The Drake Hotel in Chicago. Effective August 31, 2015, Hewitt will lead the sales and marketing efforts for the 535-room hotel set in...

Scott Blakeslee | CALIFORNIA

IRVINE, Calif. Pacific Hospitality Group announced Scott Blakeslee as general manager of Paséa Hotel & Spa, the newest Meritage Collection property expected to open early 2016 in Huntington Beach...

Destination Close-Ups

Close-Up: Berlin

The German capital of Berlin is a postmodern self-reorganizing system of constant change. Everywhere one looks, new or revamped components are emerging—architecture, culture, neighborhoods, tra...

Close Up: Bogota

It may have a historic heart, but Bogota’s sights are set clearly on the future. With a slew of international hotel brands debuting and a revamped airport and new convention center in the work...

Planner Checklists

Audiovisual Tips for Meetings

  Things to document regarding the venue Verify the room capacity charts. Note exact room dimensions, not just room capacities Ceiling heights are VERY important to document. No...

Concierge Insights