News

Products and Services

New Event Insurance Product Funds Refunds to Attendees Who Can’t Attend

by Matt Alderton | May 23,2017
Beazley and Rainprotection have launched "Inability to Attend" insurance to protect event organizers when attendees need refunds.

U.S Travel Reacts to Proposed Elimination of Brand USA in Trump Budget

U.S Travel Reacts to Proposed Elimination of Brand USA in Trump Budget U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the proposed elimination of the Brand USA tourism marketing agency in President Trump's federal budget document: "With all tha

Jane E. Schuldt, Incentive and Meetings Champion, Passes Away at 63

by Leo Jakobson | May 23,2017
The meetings and incentive industry lost an extraordinary leader and tireless advocate on May 20.
Destinations

Westin Grand Cayman to Complete Guest Room Renovation This Fall

Updated guest rooms will cap off a property-wide renovation at the Cayman Islands' Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa.

More Association Meetings Are Being Hosted in the Middle East

The Middle East hosted 255 international association meetings in 2016, up from just 100 in 2007.

Hilton Garden Inn Philadelphia Center City Completes Renovations

The renovations aim to give the property a more contemporary look.

Escape to Rhode Island

Explore culinary workshops and immersive teambuilding within hours of New England's biggest cities.
Hotel Updates

Dream Hotel Group to Open Nine New Hotels by 2020

Dream Hotel Group plans to grow its portfolio by over 250 percent within the next four years.

Kindred Resorts & Hotels Properties Roll Out New Group Offerings

Seven of its hotels have new facilities or activities for group guests to enjoy, according to Kindred Resorts & Hotels.

Hyatt Centric Plans to Double Portfolio by 2020

The 54-story Hyatt Times Square New York recently converted as part of the growing Hyatt Centric brand.

Cvent Unveils 2017 Lists of Top 100 Meeting Hotels

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center topped the list of U.S. meeting hotels.
Meetings Technology

New Boomset Partnership Adds Onsite Registration Capability to Bizzabo Software

Bizzabo's event management platform now supports users through the entire event planning process.

Guidebook Now Lets Event Planners Create, Segment Attendee Lists

Guidebook's new Users & Groups feature set makes it easier to invite attendees to use a meeting's event app.

etouches Acquires Wearable Attendee CRM Tool Maker Loopd

Loopd replaced badges with a button-sized smart device that simplifies contact management and real-time tracking.

Event Tech 'Tribe' Forms to Give Planners One-Stop Shopping

Event tech companies ShowGizmo, Swoogo, TRC, Hubb, and Glisser are joining forces to offer integrated technology, service, and data.
Research and White Papers

Uncertainty Could Cost U.S. $1.3 Billion in Lost Travel Dollars This Year

GBTA "uncertainty forecast" based on economic research and travel data.

Teneo Shares Tips for Choosing a Compelling Event Venue in 2017

Looking for an exciting and memorable meeting venue? Teneo Hospitality Group has eight tips to help you find one.

International Association Meetings Reach Record High as Paris Reclaims Top Spot

The International Congress and Convention Association has released its annual list of the top countries and cities for international association meetings.

Nominations Open for Successful Meetings' Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry

The deadline for submissions is Friday, May 19.