"At the end of the day, it's not about the money, it's about facilitating conversation and building community."
"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."
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."
"Starlab isn’t necessarily changing our meetings business, but it is changing the way we have business meetings."
"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.
Karina Jajan, director of sales at Fiesta Americana Grand Los Cabos All Inclusive Golf & Spa, about Fiesta Americana's incentive programs.
"The Spa at the Amway Grand Plaza allows attendees to immerse themselves into the Beer City USA culture with the Brew n' Renew spa program."
Prevue asked Stephanie Boyd, Pennsylvania Convention Center's VP of Sales, Marketing and Convention Services, her thoughts on culture and creativity trends for 2011. Q: What...
See how one DMC in NYC is riding the changing tides of today's meetings trends.
At the new Le Méridien New Orleans guests will discover unique, artistic design elements that highlight the personality of the great city.
Prevue asked Julie Coker, Sr VP, Convention Division for the Philadelphia CVB, for her thoughts about cultural and creative programs. Q: What are some unique...
Dining, dancing, networking under the stars on a private island is very prestigious, with vistas that go beyond the imagination.
"The best innovations are the ones travelers don’t notice because they are so easy and effortless that they create a positive, seamless experience."
More than 30 percent of planners are placing an emphasis on wellness in meetings and events and expecting it as a basic tenant.
Chris Ingram of Business Events Australia shares how innovation is driving Australia events.
Westin Hotels & Resorts continues to up the wellness ante with the launch of its $15 million brand-wide campaign dubbed the Westin Well-being Movement. "Many Westin properties have onsite running concierges that can lead guided group runs throughout the city."
Meeting planning at the Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta All Inclusive & Spa hotel is more of an occasion. We recently spoke with Eduardo Pinto, group sales director for the property to find out why.
Prevue asked Eldon Gale, Nationwide Insurance's Director of Meeting & Event Management, his thoughts on culture and creativity trends for 2011. Q: How does a...
See how planners are utilizing tech in meetings at Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun, and where the crossroads of sustainability and innovation meet.
Prevue asked Laura Saeger, Business Tourism Manager, South African Tourism, her thoughts on Culture Trends. Q: How does the destination incorporate its culture into group...
The new luxury trend is all about quality not quantity, and the freedom to enjoy those must-have, high-end staples we do not want to live without.