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

Millennials Don't Own 'Mentoring'

Larissa Schultz

I seem to be offering up a lot of my time lately—for coffee. Beyond what is needed for the copious amounts of coffee I already drink (Yes, Starbucks is loving me right now). For example, this...Read full story »

Is the Meetings Industry Corrupt?

Joan Eisenstodt

Outside the Metro D.C. area, you may not have been following the recent trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife on bribery and corruption charges. You should give it a look, not onl...Read full story »

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 »

Destination Close-Ups

Australia's knowledge capital moves smartly ahead

Stable and prosperous Melbourne, Australia, is on a roll as it continues to leverage its superior MICE infrastructure, brain power, iconic venues and attractive lifestyle to win major group business. ...
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...
Editor's note: The following content was supplied from a recent e-newsletter from Voices in Advocacy, a meetings industry advocacy effort headed by Roger Rickard. As of Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, th...
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...
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...
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 ...

Going Places

THE US GRANT hotel announced Robert Brandenberg as its new director of operations.  He brings ...
ACC Liverpool appointed Peter J Berry as its U.S. market representative, with the goal of bringing a...
The National Conference Center in Greater Washington, D.C. named Bhavna Venugopal as its newest dire...

Meetings Technology

Hybrid elements boost international events

You can lure 25,000, maybe 30,000, attendees to your client’s next citywide event. That’s your best possible audience given the local hotel inventory and event space. Or you can open the...

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...