Research and White Papers

IRF Study: How DMCs Can Improve Relations With Meeting Planners

by Matt Alderton | March 25, 2016
A new Incentive Research Foundation study reveals destination management companies' strengths and weaknesses in relating with meeting planners.

Report: Experiences Drive Hotel Loyalty

by Matt Alderton | March 18, 2016
New research by PricewaterhouseCoopers suggests that experiences and engagement are the keys to hotel brand loyalty.

Report: Trade Shows Ripe for Mobile Marketing

by Matt Alderton | March 07, 2016
The second report in the Center for Exhibition Industry Research's "Digital Toolkit" series examines trade show attendees' technology preferences.

MPI Meetings Outlook 2016 Winter Edition

March 02, 2016
The MPI Meetings Outlook shows business growing as safety concerns rise.

Pacific World, ACCESS Name Top Destinations for Meetings, Incentives

by Matt Alderton | February 25, 2016

Pacific World and ACCESS Destination Services have published their annual Destination Index of the world's most popular meeting destinations.

30 Seconds to Smart: Are Canceled 2016 Meetings Being Replaced? (Video)

by Michaela Christensen | February 23, 2016
We asked planners how organizations are dealing with the cancelation of meetings in 2016.

30 Seconds to Smart: How Organizations Will Cut 2016 Meetings Costs (Video)

by Michaela Christensen | February 16, 2016
We asked planners about cost-cutting measures being implemented in 2016.

Survey: Business Travel to Europe Remains 'Largely Unaffected' by Paris Attacks

by Matt Alderton | February 10, 2016
Business travel to and within Europe remains resilient three months after the Paris terror attacks.

30 Seconds to Smart: Are Meetings Budgets Increasing in 2016? (Video)

by Michaela Christensen | February 09, 2016
We asked planners about their 2016 meetings budgets.

Study: How Airbnb Threatens Traditional Hotels

by Matt Alderton | February 04, 2016
CBRE Hotels has developed a new "Airbnb Competition Index" to quantify the threat that Airbnb represents to hotels in local lodging markets.

30 Seconds to Smart: Top Issues Predicted to Affect 2016 Meetings (Video)

by Michaela Christensen | February 02, 2016
We asked meeting planners which issues will impact their ability to plan effective meetings in 2016.

Incentive Travel Poised for Growth in 2016, SITE Reports

by Matt Alderton | January 22, 2016
The Society for Incentive Travel Excellence has published its 2015 "SITE Index Benchmark Study" indicating a bright future for incentive travel.


July 2014 Webcast: An Event in the Palm of Your Hand: How Mobile Technologies Are Changing Live Events

July 24 2:00 | PM Eastern   Description: An increasing number of participants are leaving their laptops at home. From attendees to exhibitors to...