In the Spotlight

Taking Measles Precautions at Meetings and Events

WASHINGTON, D.C. Meetings Focus checked in with Drew Maurano, director of event medicine for the George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates Department of Emergency Medicine, regarding th...

CIC Releases Room Block Poaching and Piracy Toolkit

ALEXANDRIA, Va. The Convention Industry Council (CIC) has launched a new suite of resources for planners to help combat the increase in room block pi...

Recent Blogs

Not Your Elevator Speech - Your Story!

Joan Eisenstodt

An article, an obituary, a cartoon and a class contributed to the thinking behind the creation of this blog. And more, to thinking about our individual stories. The article: From The New Yorker, Ma...Read full story »

Dubai Goes All In On Spectacular

Zachary Chouteau

Gazing out my window from the Address Downtown hotel in Dubai on a recent FAM visit, viewing the world’s tallest building and the world’s largest fountain system up-close, some words from ...Read full story »

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 »

Destination Close-Ups

Close-Up: Columbia, S.C.

More CoverageClose-Up Columbia, S.C. - 5 Outstanding Off-SitesClose-Up: Columbia, S.C. - Getting there While South Carolina’s capital may evoke that slow, genteel Old South way of life—it’s offical ni...
In 2010, the U.S. partnered with the Swedish Ministry for Enterprise, Energy and Communications to form the Swedish-American Green Alliance, or SAGA. Promoting trade, research, investments and knowled...
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...
Medical meetings today are difficult to diagnose. Austerity is in, and new restrictions on gifts and sponsorship—as well as increased transparency in funding—has cut into the lavish giveaw...
For planners that keep encountering top-tier properties and destinations that seem just a bit out of their budgetary reach, it might not be where they’re looking but when. Through some flexibil...
Familiar signifiers of the Houston brand include energy, NASA, major-league sports, Fortune 500 titans, museums and its sizzling culinary scene. Despite producing greats such as blues master Sam &ldqu...

Going Places

The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Williamsburg, in Williamsburg, Va., has selected Jason Whitt as its n...
The 240-room Sonesta Fort Lauderdale has announced that Francis W. Purvey will take over as its dire...
The Boston CVB Board of Governors elected Paul J. Sacco to a two-year term as chairman of the board....

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...

Social Stumbles

When you travel boldly in the social media universe, mistakes are bound to happen. “The biggest mistake is doing nothing,” says Noah Smit...