SPIN, meeting, Hilton Oak Brook Hills Resort

SPIN Drops Dues During “Year of the Member”

"At the end of the day, it's not about the money, it's about facilitating conversation and building community."
Kathy Roche

Kathy Roche on Luxury, Value and Other Incentive Trends

"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."
John Cruz Blue Cross Blue Shield

John Cruz of Blue Cross & Blue Shield Talks Value

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.

Culinary Q&A: Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort

Anticipation is swelling over the grand opening of the 349-room Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort on Hollywood, Florida's, bustling boardwalk.
Le Blanc Spa Resort

Luxury Takes the Form of All-Inclusive at Palace Resorts

"Competition has made resorts adapt to the luxury concept by raising the bar on their offerings; including entertainment, F&B, service and amenities."
Starlab lobby

Starwood’s New Starlab Encourages Brand Innovation

"Starlab isn’t necessarily changing our meetings business, but it is changing the way we have business meetings."

Caryn Taylor Lucia On Innovation and Engagement

"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."
Joe Scully, John Hancock, FICP

Q&A: John Hancock’s Joseph Scully Joins FICP Board

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.
Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun, Laura Robles

Q&A: Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach Cancun

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 of Fiesta Americana Talks About Creating Value in Incentive Programs

Karina Jajan, director of sales at Fiesta Americana Grand Los Cabos All Inclusive Golf & Spa, about Fiesta Americana's incentive programs.

Fiesta Americana’s Eduardo Pinto Talks Culture & Creativity

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.
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Culture & Creativity Q+A 2011: Nationwide Insurance

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...
Downtown New Orleans

Prevue Talks W Conversion with Le Méridien’s Brian Povinelli

At the new Le Méridien New Orleans guests will discover unique, artistic design elements that highlight the personality of the great city.

Culture Q+A with South African Tourism Board

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...
Dawei Wu

Incentive Q+A 2011: Dawei Wu, China

China has a history of over 5,000 years as one of the world's most ancient civilizations.
meeting and incentive travel Russ Kembel Hiltopn Waikoloa Village

InFocus Q&A: Inspiration at Hilton Waikoloa Village

"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."
Paris, VAT, Europe

3 VAT Questions Answered by the Experts

Experts Jean-François Benard and Marc Lieber of BC&A answer 3 important questions about the European value-added tax.

Q&A: Finding Value in Australia

An interview with Business Events Manager Paul Griffin on how planners are finding value in Australia.
Westin Partners With Headspace To Launch Global Westin Well-Being Movement

Westin Hotels & Resorts Raises the Wellness Bar…Again

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."
Secrets Society

Secrets Resorts: The Latest Hotel Brand to Encourage Social Media

"Prior to travel, meeting planners can work directly with AMResorts and Secrets Resorts & Spas to create custom missions and co-branded rewards."
Philadelphia

Philadelphia Brings Diversity to the Meetings Market

"We must go beyond simply accepting equal opportunity; rather, we must value and embrace diversity as a strategic competitive advantage."

Q&A with David Manzella, Fiesta Americana Grand Meetings Mexico

Prevue asked David Manzella, VP of Group Sales & Marketing for Fiesta Americana Grand Meetings Mexico, for his thoughts about cultural and creative programs...
Bermuda Department of Tourism’s

Incentive Q+A 2011: Karin A. Darrell, Bermuda Tourism

There are many local experiences that Bermuda can offer to large groups.
meeting and incentive travel Club Med

InFocus Q&A: Inspiring Awe at Club Med

"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."

Q&A: Wellness on the Agenda at Terranea Resort

Wellness is on the agenda at the Terranea Resort: Q&A with Senior VP of Sales/Marketing Agnelo Fernandes.

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