Tips & Trends

Take a youthful group to Spain's Sol Wave House, Twitter hotel

Contrary to “digital detox” experiences that are becoming a trendy travel offering, Melia Hotels International debuted the Sol Wave House hotel in Majorca, Spain, billing it as “the ...

Negotiating contract risk with Robyn Mietkiewicz

Hotel contracts can be complicated, but are a must to protect your organization and make mutual obligations perfectly clear. Additionally, contract ri...

Recent Blogs

Dealing with the Impact of Increased Government Regulations

Smith Bucklin

Over the last few years it has become all too common to hear about government meetings being cancelled or fewer and fewer government employees actually attending the event. Given this environment, m...Read full story »

Budget Planning Tips for Social Events

Molly Blaisdell

When planning a social event, you first need to create a budget. Here are some helpful tips for getting and staying on track: •  Create a budget and define what it is you want to accomplish...Read full story »

Preventing Guest Information Theft in Meeting Contracts

Joshua Grimes

  Hotels and other meeting industry vendors process millions of credit card charges daily. They are also entrusted with tons of guests’ personal information, including driver’s licens...Read full story »

Destination Close-Ups

Close-Up: Springfield, Mo.

Affordability, accessibility and proximity to the entertainment capital of the Midwest make Springfield, Mo., a catchy tune for planners who want small-town comfort combined with a fresh hotel invento...
According to the latest rankings from the Union of International Associations (UIA), Brussels, hosting 556 meetings in 2012, retained its 2010 and 2011 ranking as Europe’s leading destination fo...
[Editor’s Note: This letter was drafted by MPI to provide an explanation of the recent changes to the CMM (Certificate in Meeting Management) program, and to address recent criticism from some i...
Whether it’s locally produced wines, pairing dinners, herb-infused cocktails, microbrews or the finest single-malt whiskeys from Scotland, there’s a full glass of options for beverage educ...
It used to be that meeting planners chose a destination based on price, distance and weather. Now they must consider food. America’s palate is evolving. Progressive chefs are bringing their tale...
From cooking competitions to private wine cellar tours, DMCs and tour companies offer groups a wide range of options when it comes to sampling South Africa’s renowned wine culture and unique cul...

Going Places

Barbara Lippert Readey was named general manager of The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort &...
Radhi Toefy was appointed managing director of MCI South Africa.  Currently, Toefy is the CEO ...
Daren Kingi has joined Indianapolis' Visit Indy DMO as senior vice president of sales.  Kingi ...

Gifts & Gadgets

LiquidSpace App Creates An "Infinite Workplace"

As every planner knows, organizing an event typically begins months in advance and includes several rounds of communication with suppliers and attendees, catering contracts, AV partnerships and a host...

Color-Coordinated

Event inspiration often comes from unexpected places, and with the Nix color sensor and app, you can be prepared to capture it when it strikes. ...