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

Tampa targets convention market with new Riverwalk

Tampa is about to get connected in a big way. A West Florida favorite for attendees craving good weather and other tropical fun, Tampa is set to unveil a massive Riverwalk project in mid-2014 that w...
Once, Glasgow was far off the tourism map. Today, Scotland’s largest city is a celebrated visitor destination, boasting a booming business tourism industry with delegates accounting for one in...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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

Geofencing corrals meeting attendees

Fencing people inside an enclosed area might seem like a rather forceful way to encourage attendee networking and exhibitor interaction, but “geofences”--one of the industry’s hottes...

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 s...