"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."
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."
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.
"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.
"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."
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...
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.
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.
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...
The trade show is undergoing a complete overhaul to become a leaner, more tightly curated buyer/supplier experience.
Prevue asked Amy Allen, Director of Sales & Marketing for Caesars Entertainment, for her thoughts on Green Meetings trends. Q: Is there a growing demand...
"The center’s architecture is indicative of San Antonio’s personality with a gorgeous limestone exterior, enhanced by public art installations."
"So many people work virtually at different hours, but you can complete [the OMU curriculum] wherever you want."
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:...
Groups meeting in Daytona Beach have the option of a 205,000-sf complex just steps from the beach in Ocean Center.
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, president/CEO of Visit Jacksonville tells Prevue how meeting planners are adding value to meetings & incentives.
Prevue asked Brian Slot, Director of Meeting, Conventions & Incentive Travel, Travel Alberta, for his thoughts on Green Meetings trends. Q: Is there a growing...
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 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.