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

Close-Up: Saint Charles

The word “suburb” can carry connotations of subservience to a major metropolitan area, but when you’re the third-oldest city west of the Mississippi and played a starring role in the...
In a recent survey of 45 competitor destinations commissioned by Tourism Australia, global meetings professionals gave Oz No. 1 or No. 2 rankings across the board. Count the U.S. among the countries...
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...
Mexico’s culinary landscape mirrors the diversity of its varied geography, with myriad options to discover the true complexity of the country’s palate. “Mexico’s gastronomic t...
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...

Going Places

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 ...
The Westin Washington, D.C. City Center announced the appointment of Anthony Arbeeny as general mana...

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...

Geofencing corrals meeting attendees

Fencing people inside an enclosed area might seem like a rather forceful way to encourage attendee networking and exhibitor interaction, but “ge...