In the Spotlight

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 app shares key information about some of Mexic...

Starwood Hotels Unveils Phone-Powered 'Keyless' Room Entry

Starwood Hotels & Resorts has commenced the rollout of its SPG Keyless program, allowing guest to unlock their rooms using an iPhone or Android-po...

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

Peoria Offers Groups a Positive Meetings Prescription

When it comes to meetings and conventions—and increasingly medical meetings—it’s certainly “playing in Peoria.” The famous vaudevillian metaphor about Main Street Ameri...
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...
Stylish lounges, art-dotted common areas and soundproofed rooms have evolved as the norm, not the exception, at airport hotels. For groups, airport meeting space has elevated above the ordinary as ...
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...
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...

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

Experts prognosticate the meetings of tomorrow

“And now ladies and gentlemen, avatars and bots, the chief inventions officer and president of MegaOne Corp, Nadia Yaosing!” (Ruffles and flourishes swell as Nadia’s hologram walks...

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...