In the Spotlight

Cannes and Antibes Juan-les-Pins grab the meeting and incentive spotlight

There is perhaps no destination with as much “star power” as the glitzy French Riviera towns of Cannes and Antibes Juan-les-Pins, boasting modern-age movie stars gliding down red carpets...

Travel Industry Employment Growth Stalls in August

Economists likely did a double take after looking at job numbers for the month of August as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released its monthly r...

Recent Blogs

A Look at Meetings of the Future

SmithBucklin

As I gaze into my crystal ball I see the future of meetings. What does it look like? As a kid I watched a cartoon called The Jetsons about a futuristic family living in 2062 with holograms, hovercra...Read full story »

What Women Want…From Their Hotels

Molly Blaisdell

After extensive research and surveys of many female meeting planners as well as individual business and leisure travelers, Hyatt has compiled a list of how hotels can better service the most well-tr...Read full story »

Upcycling Casinos, Hotels and Convention Centers

Joan Eisenstodt

In 2008, the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) convened the Global Summit on Social Responsibility, created for association professionals and business partners to talk about the UN G...Read full story »

Destination Close-Ups

Close-Up: Los Cabos

The new international terminal at Los Cabos International Airport is far from the only sleek development recently unveiled in this upscale destination. The region, encompassing two distinct cities&m...
South Korea is continuing its impressive push as a major international MICE destination, with its two largest cities cracking the top 10 of a “who’s who” list of international meet...
South Carolina is a fairway to heaven when it comes to group bonding. No matter how many lines are zipped and ropes courses traversed, golf remains high on the list of favorite teambuilding options ...
With the cold season bearing down on us in a few short months, it’s time to make plans for the winter wonderlands of the West, where countless mountain ranges boast an avalanche of group offeri...
The culinary scene in Texas is as hot as ever, especially when it comes to cutting-edge concepts and notable chef-driven establishments. Anticipation is building in San Antonio for one such offering...
With its brilliant blue skies, snow-capped peaks, shimmering Bonneville Salt Flats and the reds, oranges, magentas, pinks and related hues painted by the sun and the seasons on its deserts, mountain...

Going Places

ACC Liverpool appointed Peter J Berry as its U.S. market representative, with the goal of bringing a...
The National Conference Center in Washington, D.C. named Bhavna Venugopal as its newest director of ...
Scott Thrasher joined The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach team in Miami as its new director of sales. He ...

Meetings Technology

Hybrid meetings mean money

Hybrid meetings will kill attendance at your live event. Hybrid meetings will grow your attendance at face meetings and add impressive revenues to  your organization’s coffers. Which side a...

2013 Holiday Gadget Gift Guide for Event Planners

SmithBucklin’s Event Services team lists their favorite things this holiday season (smithbucklin.com). 1. Google Chromecast: “On the ...