In the Spotlight

Social Stumbles

When you travel boldly in the social media universe, mistakes are bound to happen. “The biggest mistake is doing nothing,” says Noah Smith, executive consultant for AlexGPR.com, a public ...

AAA Reveals Five-Diamond Honorees for 2015

ORLANDO The American Automobile Association (AAA) has unveiled the most recent updates to its roster of Five-Diamond properties, an exclusive list th...

Recent Blogs

7 Predictions and 6 Resolutions for 2015

Joan Eisenstodt

When I began drafting this blog, I ran the idea by a colleague who has been a hotel CSM and sales manager—with a third party—and is now a director of meetings at a major medical associat...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 »

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 »

Destination Close-Ups

Maui is a Hawaiian Combo Plate

Oahu may offer up the prototypical postcard vacation spot of Waikiki and the increasingly vibrant big-city energy and attractions of Honolulu. Sure, the Big Island blends lush country landscapes, acti...
With its ever-growing skyline and expanding infrastructure, Panama City is Central America’s city of the future. And the meetings and incentives segments are a big part of that future, thanks to...
While often it’s the off-site venue that really captures the essence of the destination and provides a special fillip to the meeting agenda, that doesn’t need to be the case. Increasingly,...
Nashville, known worldwide as “Music City,” tops the charts among cities that attract both songwriters and music enthusiasts. It’s a place where people come to play, write and listen...
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 you travel boldly in the social media universe, mistakes are bound to happen. “The biggest mistake is doing nothing,” says Noah Smith, executive consultant for AlexGPR.com, a public ...

Going Places

The Boston CVB Board of Governors elected Paul J. Sacco to a two-year term as chairman of the board....
The Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Fla., appointed Philippe Parodi as vice president of marketing &...
David Bradley was appointed vice president of sales and services with the Shreveport-Bossier Convent...

Meetings Technology

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 want to build new revenue streams? Go hybrid. Those...

Transformative tech and venues continue to dazzle

It can boggle the mind to gaze into the distant future and ponder some of the wild tech tools that might one day be handy for boosting meetings and ev...