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.

Touchiest Topics in Hotel Negotiations

by Michael J. Shapiro | May 01, 2014
This frank and informative discussion between a hotelier and a meeting planner reveals strategies for getting the most out of this relationship in a seller's market.

High-Design Hotels

by Cheryl-Anne Sturken | May 01, 2014
Here are 10 properties that exemplify the beautiful results when hotels partner with some of the world's iconic architects, artists and fashion notables.

Millennial-Friendly Hotels

by Michael C. Lowe | May 01, 2014
The five brands profiled here specifically target the generation born between the early 1980s and 1999, a cohort that accounts for a fast-growing percentage of travelers.


Meg Fasy Named Bellagio VP of Sales

by Michael J. Shapiro | August 06, 2014
Industry veteran brings 24 years of industry experience.


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...

Planners Elaborate on What They Love, Hate and Miss Most on the Road

Verbatim comments from our July 2014 research survey.

News Analysis

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...

Massachusetts Gaming Law in Limbo

Massachusetts' Supreme Judicial Court has ruled that an item to repeal the state's 2011 Expanded Gaming Act can go on the ballot on November, putting the...

Trump Collection to Exceed 30 Hotels by 2020

In an exclusive Q&A, Ivanka Trump talks about the growth of the Trump Collection and her approach to the meetings market.

CEIR Survey Reveals Top Reasons for Attendee Loss

New research from the Center for Exhibition Industry Research finds inconvenient location is the number-one reason for non-attendance at an event.