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 ...

SmartSource Events offers Wi-Fi solutions for event planners

It’s wild to think about how integral the Internet and Wi-Fi have become to meetings and conferences—and life in general—in such a s...

Recent Blogs

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 »

Taking a Stand for People in Hospitality

Joan Eisenstodt

This blog, as do all the blogs I write, does not necessarily reflect the views or positions of Stamats, the parent company of Meetings Focus, or of Meetings Focus magazine. If you follow the news at...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...
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...
Centered in Pennsylvania’s coat of arms are symbols of the state’s agrarian strength: a plough, three sheaves of wheat and a cornstalk crossed with an olive branch. This fertile heritage g...
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...
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...
Whether hops or grapes, Central Illinois puts the culture in agriculture with its local winery and microbrewery scenes. Just add space and mingle for even fermentation of the perfect off-site. Meet...

Going Places

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 ...
The Montage Beverly Hills recently named five new members to its leadership team: Masato Komina...

Gifts & Gadgets

Munchy Multitasking

If you’ve ever been trapped in your office or a lunchtime meeting without silverware, stashing Dineink Pen Cap Cutlery in your desk or purse may help stave off future hunger pangs. This ingeniou...

Hot Feet

If you’re going to be standing in the cold for a long time prepping for an event, keep your toes toasty with some heated insoles that can be cha...