In the Spotlight

Taking Measles Precautions at Meetings and Events

WASHINGTON, D.C. Meetings Focus checked in with Drew Maurano, director of event medicine for the George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates Department of Emergency Medicine, regarding th...

CIC Releases Room Block Poaching and Piracy Toolkit

ALEXANDRIA, Va. The Convention Industry Council (CIC) has launched a new suite of resources for planners to help combat the increase in room block pi...
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Recent Blogs

7 Predictions and 6 Resolutions for 2015

Joan Eisenstodt

When I began drafting this blog, I ran the idea by a colleague who has been a hotel CSM and sales manager—with a third party—and is now a director of meetings at a major medical associat...Read full story »

How Meetings Can Help Reduce Alzheimer's

Larissa Schultz

Being an individual who embraces continuing education and further learning—I am continuously fascinated by the human brain. The cognitive ability of the brain to gather and retain knowledge is...Read full story »

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 »

Destination Close-Ups

Greater Ontario, Calif., offers prime meetings locations

It boasts a proximity any destination would dream of, being only 40 minutes from the second-largest urban area in the U.S., Los Angeles. But the Greater Ontario area—“the affordable alter...
Costa Rica has spent years honing its image as a haven for nature lovers. For meeting and incentive planners, this Central American nation’s natural beauty translates to an ever-wider variety of...
For planners that keep encountering top-tier properties and destinations that seem just a bit out of their budgetary reach, it might not be where they’re looking but when. Through some flexibil...
The right rhetoric and people in brochure photos used to suffice for a good diversity marketing effort by destinations and other industry suppliers, but no more. Today, marketing initiatives that defi...
When you travel boldly in the social media universe, mistakes are bound to happen. “The biggest mistake is doing nothing,” says Noah Smith, executive consultant for AlexGPR.com, a public ...
 The world's most respected scientists and clinicians will analyse  the best keto pills for 2020. MHS is the leading international scientific conference on ketosis and ...

Going Places

The 240-room Sonesta Fort Lauderdale has announced that Francis W. Purvey will take over as its dire...
The Boston CVB Board of Governors elected Paul J. Sacco to a two-year term as chairman of the board....
The Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Fla., appointed Philippe Parodi as vice president of marketing &...

Meetings Technology

Prompting posts is now ‘socially acceptable’

Remember when keynote speakers and moderators were perturbed to see people texting, tweeting or posting during their presentation? Now, in most meeting and event settings, engagement through social m...

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 ho...

Earn bitcoins daily with BitQT

The BitQT app has potential to help people all across the globe make money on a daily basis. The BitQT app is very user friendly to use and....
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