Features

Getting Fresh With Food

by Jonathan Vatner | November 01, 2014
M&C asked some top chefs and caterers to share their most enticing new dishes, along with updated twists on old classics.

The Hosted-Buyer Format Is a Win-Win

by Michael J. Shapiro | November 01, 2014
Here's why those one-on-one meetings between suppliers and select qualified buyers are becoming increasingly popular at trade shows across the country.

Top 20 Cost-Cutting Tips

by Sarah J.F. Braley and Lisa A. Grimaldi | November 01, 2014
Presenting the best of M&C's Savvy Planner advice, with suggestions on décor, F&B, speakers, videos and more

Joyful Themes

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | November 01, 2014
A blue-ribbon panel of planning experts offers their best and brightest ideas for year-end holiday parties.

Best Apps for Overseas Travel

by Sarah J.F. Braley | November 01, 2014
These must-have programs will help make your international trips easier and more productive.

Wanted: Quality Attendees

by Michael C. Lowe | November 01, 2014
How to identify and attract the ideal audience for your exhibitors.

Coming to Terms With Airbnb

by Michael J. Shapiro | October 01, 2014
Alternative lodging sites are a game-changer for meetings -- and planners who face some thorny issues ranging from attrition to liability and more.

Cheap and Green: 20 Tips

by Sarah J.F. Braley | October 01, 2014
M&C presents a portfolio of low- or even no-cost ways to gather attendees in ways that will be kind to the environment.

Business + Pleasure = the 'Bleisure' Effect

by Cheryl-Anne Sturken | October 01, 2014
Here's how various hotel chains and visitor bureaus are catering to the growing number of attendees who are adding vacation time to their meeting or event.

Great Venues in the World's Finance Capitals

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | October 01, 2014
These 24 facilities in 10 major global destinations are especially hospitable to the unique needs of financial/insurance meetings. Here's why.

Welcoming Wellness

by Cheryl-Anne Sturken | September 01, 2014
With travelers increasingly seeking to maintain healthy habits while on the road, a number of major hotel chains have responded by upping their wellness offerings.

Building a Better Meeting Budget

by Michael J. Shapiro | September 01, 2014
Almost any meeting budget can quickly go off the rails due to circumstances unforeseen or poorly anticipated. Here are some common mistakes and solutions as outlined by experts.

People

Quick Chat With Marc Lauer

by Allen J. Sheinman | November 01, 2014
The general manager of the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers talks about how the Windy City has changed over the years.

Research

Event Themes: Yay or Nay?

How planners develop event themes and other theme-related findings from our latest poll.

Charting Current Airline Fees

Here's an update on what major carriers are charging for ticket changes and checked baggage.

Leisure Appeal: A Priority

Attendees rate the appeal of leisure time.

Hotel Preferences and Peeves

Planners weigh on on their favorite hotel features and pet peeves.

News Analysis

Ebola and the Crucial Need for Preparedness

Education and planning are key to continued travel, say experts.

Los Cabos Properties Set Reopening Dates

Cleanup efforts are progressing quickly at the Mexican vacation destination in the aftermath of Hurricane Odile.

The Booming Latin American Travel Market

Travel costs to the region likely will rise considerably in 2015, finds a research study, based on strong demand for select-service hotel brands and other...

Wynn Selected for Casino License in Massachusetts

Wynn MA LLC is the winner in the competition to bring a casino resort to Eastern Massachusetts, but the selection awaits voter approval.
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