In the Spotlight

Philly CVB Partners with Nat Geo Traveler

PHILADELPHIA The Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau has announced the creation of a 10-page editorial project in collaboration with National Geographic Traveler magazine for its December/J...

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&n...

Recent Blogs

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 »

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 »

Destination Close-Ups

Groups will find Wichita, Kansas, a top-flight meetings destination

"Warm, friendly, all-American hospitality” is how Susie Santo, president and CEO of the Greater Wichita CVB, describes visitors’ first impression of her city. “When someone asks how ...
In a recent survey of 45 competitor destinations commissioned by Tourism Australia, global meetings professionals gave Oz No. 1 or No. 2 rankings across the board. Count the U.S. among the countries...
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...
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...
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 ...
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

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 be coming to a meeting or event near you! Technolo...

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 wa...