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

Pigeon Forge gets second act with meetings developments

Located at the front door of the most-visited national park in the nation—by a factor of two—Pigeon Forge, Tenn., is an entertainment and vacation dynamo that has bolstered its meetings ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...

Going Places

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...
Daniel Cheng, based in Singapore, was named SVP of business development for the Asia-Pacific region ...

Meetings Technology

Wearable computers will soon refashion 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...

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 “ge...