"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.
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...
At the new Le Méridien New Orleans guests will discover unique, artistic design elements that highlight the personality of the great city.
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...
China has a history of over 5,000 years as one of the world's most ancient civilizations.
"In Hawaiian, 'makai' means 'toward the sea.' It is also a new hotel-within-a-hotel concept we created for those seeking an exclusive, intimate stay."
Experts Jean-François Benard and Marc Lieber of BC&A answer 3 important questions about the European value-added tax.
An interview with Business Events Manager Paul Griffin on how planners are finding value in Australia.
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."
"Prior to travel, meeting planners can work directly with AMResorts and Secrets Resorts & Spas to create custom missions and co-branded rewards."
"We must go beyond simply accepting equal opportunity; rather, we must value and embrace diversity as a strategic competitive advantage."
Prevue asked David Manzella, VP of Group Sales & Marketing for Fiesta Americana Grand Meetings Mexico, for his thoughts about cultural and creative programs...
There are many local experiences that Bermuda can offer to large groups.
"Club Med’s resorts have often been the first properties developed in the destinations. As a result, Club Med resorts sit in awe-inspiring locations in iconic destinations around the world."
Wellness is on the agenda at the Terranea Resort: Q&A with Senior VP of Sales/Marketing Agnelo Fernandes.