"At the end of the day, it's not about the money, it's about facilitating conversation and building community."
A Joint Study on Multigenerational Programming by Prevue Meetings & the Incentive Research Foundation.
“Companies should not be comfortable with even 90 percent of respondents agreeing risk is being mitigated properly.”
"We are trending toward cash or credit card stipends to manage incentive program budgets. This way, attendees can enjoy a unique and memorable lunch or dinner in the destination, but a per person stipend helps to control spending."
MGM Resorts International Director of Sales Mike Dominguez saw that the sales incentive program that was intended to incentivize his team wasn't working—so he revamped it.
"Starlab isn’t necessarily changing our meetings business, but it is changing the way we have business meetings."
In this InFocus, Prevue had the opportunity to chat with CMM John Cruz, SR. corporate meeting planner, Blue Cross & Blue Shield, North Carolina to learn how planners could add value in conventional and out-of-the-box ways to meetings & incentives.
Anticipation is swelling over the grand opening of the 349-room Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort on Hollywood, Florida's, bustling boardwalk.
"Competition has made resorts adapt to the luxury concept by raising the bar on their offerings; including entertainment, F&B, service and amenities."
“Everybody said it was one of the best events we ever did,” says Gorton. “They were awestruck at Universal and couldn’t believe we brought in the sand for the first night’s event. Everybody kept saying we outdid ourselves.”
"If our clients feel connected to us and we offer them a committed and caring client experience, their loyalty to us will lead to more referrals."
The newest member of the FICP board shares some of his meeting planning experiences, from ways to save money to top experiences not to be missed by groups.
We spoke to Laura Robles, CMP, director of group sales for Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach Cancun, about how new innovations are enhancing the experiences of meeting attendees.
"Destinations and venues are working in tandem to be more attractive to event organizers to retain and grow group business, which is an important economic driver and often generates more profitable revenue for venues."
See why Jerry Wilson & Associates Inc., an independent manufacturers representative firm, feels lucky enough to have hosted its annual sales conference four times in Hawaii since 2004.
Our MICE team ensures that meetings and events go off without a hitch. Everything from meeting logistics to show ticket booking, offsite venue tours and transportation arrangements are handled by this experienced team.
Prevue asked Michelle Polci, Director of Catering, Caesars Entertainment, Las Vegas, her thoughts on F&B trends. Q: What trends are you seeing with group banquets? A:...
"At our hotel, guests rarely hear 'no' as an answer."
The Posadas Hotel Group operates over 115 hotels in Mexico and Latin America, including the well-established brands: Fiesta Americana Hotels and Live Aqua. The...
A meeting in the U.S. Virgin Islands is not your typical meeting.
“A corporate meeting, an annual convention, a trade show, an incentive trip: there are few resorts anywhere as versatile as Oasis.”
Meeting in art-centric Santa Fe, N.M., might seem out of character for a group of neurotrauma scientists, but the city offered the perfect balance of right- and left-brain activities for attendees.
Debi DeBenedetto, sales/marketing manager for Naples, Marco Island, Everglades CVB Tourism along Florida's Paradise Coast knows how planners can add a sense of luxury to meetings & incentives. Lucky for us, she wanted to share. "Beach parties and outdoor picnics or breakouts add value to luxury and attendees get the opportunity for fresh air and sunshine, palm trees and sandy beaches bathing themselves in luxury."
Local traditions, folklore and a strong culture of wellness and sustainability offer groups numerous opportunities for an authentic Hawaiian experience at The Westin Maui Resort & Spa. We recently discussed this and more with Mike Masterson, director of sales/marketing, Maui Metro Market, Starwood Hotels & Resorts.
Prevue asked Tammi Runzler, Visit Orlando's Senior VP of Convention Sales & Services, her thoughts on culture and creativity trends for 2011. Q: What are...