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

Memphis delivers authentic American artistry for meetings

It’s one of the most storied cities in recorded music–the birthplace of rock ’n’ roll, longtime home to the genre’s King, Elvis Presley, and the place where the Beale Str...
When it comes to bucket list destinations, France surely holds the top spot for many seasoned travelers. From the elegant culture and cuisine capital of Paris and emerging cities such as Lyon, Mars...
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...
In the cafeterias of Silicon Valley titans such as Facebook, Google and Twitter, two defining home-grown California brand elements meet: game-changing technology companies and locally sourced, healt...
Some social media and technology marketers say it was serendipity and good luck that it caught Internet fire and went beyond mere success to become a cultural “phenom.” The it—that ...
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...

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

New techie table in Indianapolis gives planners the local scoop

In Indianapolis, Visit Indy—the city’s CVB—debuted a highly interactive and information-packed tech tool that planners considering the city should have on their radar. And while the...

2013 Holiday Gadget Gift Guide for Event Planners

SmithBucklin’s Event Services team lists their favorite things this holiday season (smithbucklin.com). 1. Google Chromecast: “On the ...