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."

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."
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.

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.
meeting and incentive travel Cindy Hoddeson

InFocus Q&A: A History of Innovation

"This fundamental philosophy [of innovatioon] continues today with the introduction of modern developments and trends—particularly in the area of sustainability and protecting our natural resources."
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Affordable Luxury Q+A 2012: FICP

  Prevue asked Marla Hannigan, Sr. Meeting Planner at Mutual of Omaha, FICP Planner Member, her thoughts on the concept of affordable luxury. Q: Is the concept...

FICP Members Speak to 2017 Incentive Trends

We spoke with FICP members Lynn Lee and Melanie Stevens, both global sales directors for AlliedPRA, about the direction incentive experiences are taking for 2017.
Linda Burley, national sales manager of Red Rock Resort and a member of Financial & Insurance Conference Planners'

Linda Burley on the New Luxury

The new luxury, available at a more moderately priced property, still offers a high level of service and guest amenities, yet it is not 'over the top' or under scrutiny by corporate executives, meeting stakeholders and public opinion.
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Sustainability Q+A 2011: Manulife Financial

Prevue asked Kim Pickering, Manulife Financial's Manager of Meetings & Conference Mgmt, her thoughts on sustainability trends for 2011.  Q: What are the latest trends...
AIBTM Rebrands as IBTM America

AIBTM Rebrands as IBTM America with Radical Format Shift for Chicago 2015

The trade show is undergoing a complete overhaul to become a leaner, more tightly curated buyer/supplier experience.
Green Meetings Caesars Entertainment

Green Meetings Q&A 2012 with Caesars Entertainment

Prevue asked Amy Allen, Director of Sales & Marketing for Caesars Entertainment, for her thoughts on Green Meetings trends.   Q: Is there a growing demand...
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, San Antonio meetings, convention center

Q&A: San Antonio Debuts Convention Center Expansion

"The center’s architecture is indicative of San Antonio’s personality with a gorgeous limestone exterior, enhanced by public art installations."
Omni Meetings University

Omni Launches Omni Meetings University

"So many people work virtually at different hours, but you can complete [the OMU curriculum] wherever you want."
San Fran Travel

Affordable Luxury Q+A 2012: San Francisco Travel

Prevue asked John Reyes, San Francisco Travel Association's EVP & Chief Customer Officer, Convention Sales & Services, his thoughts on the concept of affordable luxury. Q:...

Q&A: Why Daytona Beach Groups Are Choosing Ocean Center

Groups meeting in Daytona Beach have the option of a 205,000-sf complex just steps from the beach in Ocean Center.
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Celebrity A-Listers Give Wind to Autograph Collection’s Individualist Campaign

Sensitivity toward art and design have always been defining features of Marriott’s Autograph Collection. A recent partnership with the Variety Studio: Actors on Actors...

Paul Astleford of Visit Jacksonville Talks Value in InFocus Q&A

Paul Astleford, president/CEO of Visit Jacksonville tells Prevue how meeting planners are adding value to meetings & incentives.
Green Meetings Travel Alberta

Green Meetings Q&A 2012 with Travel Alberta

Prevue asked Brian Slot, Director of Meeting, Conventions & Incentive Travel, Travel Alberta, for his thoughts on Green Meetings trends. Q: Is there a growing...

Q&A: Fiesta Americana’s Chefs Take F&B to the Next Level

Each Fiesta Americana bar has a signature drink; grape caipiroska for Live Aqua Cancun, to the craft beers from Argentina to Belgium featured in Fiesta Americana’s Cielito Lindo.
Rosen Hotels Event

Q&A with Rosen Hotels & Resorts

Rosen Hotels is getting downright masterful at leveraging technology and locality to create powerfully engaging meeting and event experiences. We recently had the opportunity to chat with Leslie Menichini, VP of sales/marketing for Rosen Hotels & Resorts about all of the innovations that support this momentum.

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