Features

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.

Prize Programs

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | September 01, 2014
These innovative ways to give incentive awards blend desirable, cutting-edge products with fun social interactions.

2014 Salary Survey

by Sarah J.F. Braley | August 01, 2014
Two years after our last such survey, M&C presents an updated look at salaries and job satisfaction for association, corporate and independent/third-party meeting planners.

365-Day Engagement

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | August 01, 2014
How one association increased its membership, attendance and annual revenues by keeping its members involved year-round.

DMAI: 100 Years of Service

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | August 01, 2014
A timeline of milestones in the history of Destination Marketing Association International and the industry it has served for a century

Convention Center Architects

by Michael J. Shapiro | July 01, 2014

Tomorrow's convention centers will be more integrated with their communities and more responsive to attendees, as revealed in these profiles of facility designers.

 

Tough Topics in Hotel Contracts

by Sarah J.F. Braley | July 01, 2014
M&C convened a panel of meetings-industry legal experts to discuss critical contract clauses, common mistakes and more.

Competing for the 2016 Republican National Convention

by Cheryl-Anne Sturken | June 01, 2014
Here's how two second-tier cities, Cleveland and Kansas City, Mo., are vying to snag the spoils of a presidential nominating convention.

Sister Cities

by Lisa A Grimaldi | June 01, 2014
In an innovative move, a number of destination marketing organizations from far-flung locations have partnered to promote their cities in tandem.

Small Meetings Solutions

by Michael J. Shapiro | June 01, 2014
Meetings in the under-25 sleeping-room category comprise more than 70 percent of total bookable gatherings, yet many are unmanaged and untracked. Here's what hotels are doing to improve the process for all.

Off-Site, Offbeat Venues

by Jonathan Vatner | June 01, 2014
Here is a guide to finding truly unique sites, from parking lots to the halls of academia, and how best to use them for events.

People

Quick Chat With Scott Stedman

by Allen J. Sheinman | September 01, 2014
The founder of Brooklyn, N.Y.'s rapidly growing Northside Festival talks about the lessons of event planning.

Research

Hotel Preferences and Peeves

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

Profile of a Meeting Planner

A look at key responsibilities, spending power and more, culled from M&C's latest Salary Survey

Travel: Love It or Loathe It?

What do planners really think about all the traveling they do? The answers are revealed in the newest poll from M&C Research.

Cities With the Most Expensive Hotel Rooms

The World Hotel Index has released a list of the cities with the most expensive hotels in the world, on average. Geneva, Switzerland, comes in at no. 1 with an...

News Analysis

Sharing-Economy Sites Target Business Travel, Meetings

Sites and apps that connect consumers for the purpose of procuring various goods and services are making inroads into the corporate travel and meeting markets.

SITE Changes Name to Be More Inclusive

The former Society of Incentive Travel Executives has become the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence.

The Central U.S. Gains Popularity for Meetings

Chicago, Orlando and Las Vegas are the top three, in order, out of the top 50 meeting destinations, per the annual tally by meetings technology supplier Cvent.

Atlantic City Gambles on Nongaming Attractions

With gaming revenues -- and casinos -- dwindling in number, the storied destination is rethinking its appeal to focus more on entertainment, dining and...

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