Tips & Trends

AAA Honors New and Old with Five Diamond Status

ORLANDO AAA recently announced the 183 select establishments that earned the AAA/CAA Five Diamond Rating in the past 12 months, qualifying them for the 2014 Five Diamond Award lists. This exclusive gr...

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

West Ventura County meetings offer many slices of SoCal

The Southern California version of “The Good Life” is perhaps embodied best in western Ventura County, where the coastal communities of Ventura and Oxnard, and Camarillo just inland, offer...
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...
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 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...
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...
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

Tag, You're It

Cute and quirky Retro Luggage Tags will make your suitcase stand out on an airport carousel and put a smile on your face. If you love scooters, music, sushi or solving Rubix Cubes, tie these onto your...

LiquidSpace App Creates An "Infinite Workplace"

As every planner knows, organizing an event typically begins months in advance and includes several rounds of communication with suppliers and attende...