In the Spotlight

2015 Meetings Focus Trends Survey

Will a rising tide lift all boats? That seems to be the biggest question when examining meetings and hospitality industry predictions and the results from this year’s Meetings Focus Trends Surve...

Philly CVB Partners with Nat Geo Traveler

PHILADELPHIA The Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau has announced the creation of a 10-page editorial project in collaboration with Nation...

Recent Blogs

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 »

Why You Are Worth It!

Larissa Schultz

The biggest and best form of investment you can make is investing in YOU! I was reading an article the other day stating that, on average, women currently make 77 cents to a man's dollar. How d...Read full story »

Sliding Solo at the Kalahari Resort

Eric Andersen

In my time with Meetings Focus I’ve been able to attend a number of press trips to gain a better perspective on the destinations and properties we cover each month. However, a visit to Kalaha...Read full story »

Destination Close-Ups

Magic and Culture Convene in the Czech Republic's Prague

One of the world’s most magical cities, Prague is the central hub of Eastern Europe and offers an accessible layout that invites delegates to stroll to all of the major tourism sites in the city...
Once, Glasgow was far off the tourism map. Today, Scotland’s largest city is a celebrated visitor destination, boasting a booming business tourism industry with delegates accounting for one in...
While the Golden State is renowned for its Pacific coastline, planners in search of off-the-beaten-path gems would do well to break away from the scenic and storied shoreline to explore the often over...
Ocean and waterborne pursuits call groups to convene along the Central California coast, and the region also holds various unique inland adventures to add a wow factor to any meeting agenda. From par...
Distance may separate Baton Rouge and Shreveport, as the two meetings-friendly destinations are situated opposite each other in southern and northern Louisiana, respectively, but they couldn’t b...
Will a rising tide lift all boats? That seems to be the biggest question when examining meetings and hospitality industry predictions and the results from this year’s Meetings Focus Trends Surve...

Going Places

Ibu Sayan joins the Four Seasons Bali at Sayan as the property's resident new wellness mentor at...
Boyne Highlands Resort in Harbor Springs, Mich., named Mike Chumbler as general manager. Chumbler w...
Daniel Cheng, based in Singapore, was named SVP of business development for the Asia-Pacific region ...

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...

Wearable computers will soon re-fashion meetings

A new category of computing, wearable computers, are miniature electronic devices that are worn under, with or on top of clothing—and they may b...