In the Spotlight

On the Scene - Florida Governor’s Conference 2014

BOCA RATON RESORT & CLUB, Fla. The challenge was proposed at the 2013 Florida Governor’s Conference: 100 million visitors in one year. And that figure was in the spotlight again at the 47th...

Cannes and Antibes Juan-les-Pins grab the meeting and incentive spotlight

There is perhaps no destination with as much “star power” as the glitzy French Riviera towns of Cannes and Antibes Juan-les-Pins, boasti...

Recent Blogs

Best Practices for Calculating Hotel Food & Beverage Minimums

Molly Blaisdell

As a planner, one of the most important parts of a program is not only the quality of the food, but staying within one’s food and beverage budget. To assist clients in staying within their mea...Read full story »

Millennials Don't Own 'Mentoring'

Larissa Schultz

I seem to be offering up a lot of my time lately—for coffee. Beyond what is needed for the copious amounts of coffee I already drink (Yes, Starbucks is loving me right now). For example, this...Read full story »

Is the Meetings Industry Corrupt?

Joan Eisenstodt

Outside the Metro D.C. area, you may not have been following the recent trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife on bribery and corruption charges. You should give it a look, not onl...Read full story »

Destination Close-Ups

Close-Up: Branson

With over 50 theaters offering more than 100 live shows, Branson, Mo., has carved out a niche as MidAmerica’s entertainment capital. And with a new commercial airport offering direct flights to major ...
When it comes to bucket list destinations, France surely holds the top spot for many seasoned travelers. From the elegant culture and cuisine capital of Paris and emerging cities such as Lyon, Mars...
The resorts and mid-sized cities of the Midwest prove that meeting planners can incorporate family-friendly fun and conduct business effectively during the same conference. “Visitors tell us ...
In the cafeterias of Silicon Valley titans such as Facebook, Google and Twitter, two defining home-grown California brand elements meet: game-changing technology companies and locally sourced, healt...
Bastions of gaming, glitz and glamour, casino properties also offer an impressive menu of intriguing special event options, from cigar bars and wine cellars to bowling alleys and rooftop pools. If ...
Editor's note: The following content was supplied from a recent e-newsletter from Voices in Advocacy, a meetings industry advocacy effort headed by Roger Rickard. As of Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, th...

Going Places

Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa, in Rancho Mirage, Calif. announced the appointment of Colle...
THE US GRANT hotel announced Robert Brandenberg as its new director of operations.  He brings ...
ACC Liverpool appointed Peter J Berry as its U.S. market representative, with the goal of bringing a...

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...

Experts prognosticate the meetings of tomorrow

“And now ladies and gentlemen, avatars and bots, the chief inventions officer and president of MegaOne Corp, Nadia Yaosing!” (Ruffles an...