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."
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."
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."
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.
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.

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.
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 team san jose

Green Meetings Q&A 2012 with Team San Jose

Prevue asked Bill Sherry, CEO of Team San Jose, for his thoughts on Green Meetings trends. Q: Is there a growing demand from planners for...

Q&A: See How Fiesta Americana is Connecting Attendees to the Destination

See how Fiesta Americana is helping attendees connect to the destination in creative and meaningful ways.

Exclusive Interview: Deepak Chopra on Stay Well Meetings

"There are people who want to destroy themselves, and they should have an opportunity as well."
Westin Wellness Escapes

Westin Launches Westin Wellness Escapes Series

"The new series is advantageous for corporate groups who might want to take advantage of this programming as each retreat is complete with teambuilding exercises, interactive workshops and group workouts that offer a quick and beneficial break from business."
Waldorf Astoria, Hilton, New York City

Q&A: Lesley Brasesco on Hilton Worldwide’s Idea Network

"It’s one thing for a hotelier to come out and talk about something, but it's quite another when you have a peer in your own industry talking to you about what they did that was so successful, and giving you step-by-step reasons why."

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.
FICP-logo-image

F&B Trends InFocus 2012: FICP

Prevue asked Briget Nelson, CMP/CMM, Director of Meetings & Event Marketing, NFP, FICP Planner Member, her thoughts on F&B trends. Q: How important is it...

Q&A: John Iannini of Melia Hotels International Talks Innovation

We spoke with John Iannini of Melia Hotels International to see how the brand is helping to facilitate innovative meetings, incentives and events. Here's what he had to say.
Greater Miami, Miami, culture

In Focus Q&A: Cultural Experiences for Groups Meeting in Miami

"Miami offers planners a wide selection of cultural venues to help maximize guest experience."
St-Pauls

Culture & Creativity Q+A 2011: Macau Government Tourist Office

Prevue asked Jaoa H. Rodrigues, Macau Government Tourism Office, Media & Marketing Manager, his thoughts on culture and creativity trends for 2011. Q: What are...
Inn at Palmetto Bluff patio dining

Why Montage Hotels Hooked Up with The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, SC

Montage Hotels & Resorts took over management of the newly named The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, a Montage Resort this month, located 20 minutes from Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport. Work is beginning on 150 new luxury rooms to join the existing 50 cottages and cottage suites, with expected completion in summer of 2016.

Q&A with Steve Genovesi, Austin CVB

Prevue asked Steve Genovesi, Sr VP of Sales for Austin CVB, for his thoughts about cultural and creative programs and events. Q: How does Austin...

Video Interview: Darren Green Talks LA’s Downtown Renaissance

Darren Green, senior VP of sales for the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board, discusses LA's downtown renaissance.
Cheryl Hatcher, director of marketing and events for Visit Florida

Visit Florida’s Cheryl Hatcher Dishes Value in InFocus Q&A

Cheryl Hatcher, director of marketing and events for Visit Florida, knows just how planners are adding value to meetings & incentives.
Sheraton Los Angeles

Q&A: Sheraton’s Brand Revitalization Embraces Groups

"The Link really struck a chord and now more than 50% of guests use the space during their stay—that’s more than eat breakfast, use the gym or visit the bar."

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