Tips & Trends

New York Barclay launches sustainability blog

The InterContinental New York Barclay and the Center for Sustainable Design Strategies at the Pratt Institute launched a Barclay the Bee comic series on the property’s sustainability blog New Yo...

AAA Honors New and Old with Five Diamond Status

ORLANDO AAA recently announced the 183 select establishments that earned the AAA/CAA Five Diamond Rating in the past 12 months, qualifying them for th...

Recent Blogs

Budget Planning Tips for Social Events

Molly Blaisdell

When planning a social event, you first need to create a budget. Here are some helpful tips for getting and staying on track: •  Create a budget and define what it is you want to accomplish...Read full story »

Preventing Guest Information Theft in Meeting Contracts

Joshua Grimes

  Hotels and other meeting industry vendors process millions of credit card charges daily. They are also entrusted with tons of guests’ personal information, including driver’s licens...Read full story »

Taking a Stand for People in Hospitality

Joan Eisenstodt

This blog, as do all the blogs I write, does not necessarily reflect the views or positions of Stamats, the parent company of Meetings Focus, or of Meetings Focus magazine. If you follow the news at...Read full story »

Destination Close-Ups

Close-Up: Geneva

Even before Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland, the city was already a global powerhouse of connectivity. After all, some of the most high-level agreements in...
According to the latest rankings from the Union of International Associations (UIA), Brussels, hosting 556 meetings in 2012, retained its 2010 and 2011 ranking as Europe’s leading destination fo...
[Editor’s Note: This letter was drafted by MPI to provide an explanation of the recent changes to the CMM (Certificate in Meeting Management) program, and to address recent criticism from some i...
It used to be that meeting planners chose a destination based on price, distance and weather. Now they must consider food. America’s palate is evolving. Progressive chefs are bringing their tale...
Centered in Pennsylvania’s coat of arms are symbols of the state’s agrarian strength: a plough, three sheaves of wheat and a cornstalk crossed with an olive branch. This fertile heritage g...
Whether it’s locally produced wines, pairing dinners, herb-infused cocktails, microbrews or the finest single-malt whiskeys from Scotland, there’s a full glass of options for beverage educ...

Going Places

Barbara Lippert Readey was named general manager of The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort &...
Radhi Toefy was appointed managing director of MCI South Africa.  Currently, Toefy is the CEO ...
Daren Kingi has joined Indianapolis' Visit Indy DMO as senior vice president of sales.  Kingi ...

Gifts & Gadgets

Snapshot

Popular with Instagram users, the OlloClip is a 3-in-1 photo lens that connects to recent iPhone models and allows users to take pictures using a fish-eye, macro or wide angle lens. Lens caps included...

Tag, You're It

Cute and quirky Retro Luggage Tags will make your suitcase stand out on an airport carousel and put a smile on your face. If you love scooters, music,...