Tips & Trends

DoubleDutch rebuilds mobile app

In January, DoubleDutch, A San Francisco-based mobile event company, completely rebuilt its app, complete with a new interface and offline mode. “We’re really seeing a shakeout in the mo...

Cassie Brown of TCG Events shares her top 5 ways to drive event sponsorship

Cassie Brown, CEO of TCG Events, which specializes in planning and executing corporate events that drive business for their clients through the compa...

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: Geneva

Even before Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland, the city was already a global powerhouse of connectivity. After all, some of the most high-level agreements in...
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...
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

Catch Some ZZZs

Relax on the go with a lightweight and portable Grand Trunk Hammock. The hammocks condense to about the size of a softball when packed into their small stuff sacks, so they take up very little space a...

Power Pack

Luggage Company ECBC is set to introduce a new line of TSA-compliant electronics bags that will not only save you time in the airport security line by...