Meeting Strategies

How the 'Simpsons' Writers Hold an Off-Site Meeting

by Deanna Ting | November 05, 2015

The beachside Hotel Casa del Mar was an ideal change of place for the writers of "The Simpsons" to hold a meeting.

Top 6 Second-Tier International Cities

by Andrea Doyle | November 01, 2015
These-lesser known destinations are gaining traction with groups.

Achieving Success Through Meeting Design

by Alex Palmer | November 01, 2015
Innovative meeting space is having an impact on site selection.

How to Negotiate A/V

by Kim Davis | November 01, 2015
Six questions to ask before deciding to stay in-house or hire an outside A/V vendor.

The Top 10 Incentive Travel Trends

by Deanna Ting | October 01, 2015
All indicators point toward a continuing industry rebound.

The ROI of Meetings

by Rod Cameron | October 01, 2015
Making the case for meetings beyond just numbers.

Doubling Down on Speakers

by Andrea Doyle | October 01, 2015
Compelling speaker pairs add excitement to any event.

Multi-Cultural F&B

by Andrea Doyle | September 01, 2015
Changing demographics are pushing planners and banquet chefs to embrace exotic and creative meal options.

Can Trade Show Giveaways Be Sustainable?

August 27, 2015
Denise Taschereau of Fairware shares three sustainability trends for promotional products.

6 Corporate Event Trends Revolutionizing Today's Conferences

by Bonnie Dannen | August 07, 2015
Corporate events are changing just as much as special events and turning up the volume on everything from décor to attendee engagement.

Cooking and Teamwork Go Hand in Hand

by Andrea Doyle | August 03, 2015
There are never too many cooks in the kitchen at New York's Institute of Culinary Education.

When Teambuilding Fails

by Alex Palmer | August 03, 2015
All too often, off-site activities can become exercises in silliness; here's how to boost their value.

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Hotel Updates

Joie de Vivre Announces New Hotels in Chicago, New Orleans, DC

California-based Joie de Vivre Hotels is expanding its portfolio with new hotels in three major U.S. cities.

Kimpton Hotels Predict Top Meeting Trends of 2016

Kimpton Hotels of New York City has released its predictions for the top five meeting trends of 2016.

Marriott to Acquire Starwood, Forming World's Largest Hotelier

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide will merge with Marriott International following a $12.2 billion acquisition.

Airbnb Introduces 'Business Travel Ready' to Help Hosts Attract Business Travelers

Airbnb has unveiled a new "Business Travel Ready" badge for Airbnb hosts that cater to corporate guests.
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