"Starlab isn’t necessarily changing our meetings business, but it is changing the way we have business meetings."
Pamela Johnson, director of sales for The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel, knows exactly how planners can add value to meetings & events—and we're all ears.
Paul Astleford, president/CEO of Visit Jacksonville tells Prevue how meeting planners are adding value to meetings & incentives.
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.
Prevue asked Ronnie Burt, Vice President Convention Sales and Services, Destination DC, his thoughts on the concept of affordable luxury. Q: What trends are you...
Ahead of our July/August culinary issue, we asked Marc Mulherin, GM for the Branson Convention Center for a few tips on how leverage food and beverage to create powerful attendee experiences.
Food and wine are becoming more and more important in creating a memorable group experience, says Caesars Entertainment executive Reina Herschdorfer.
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.
Jörn “Joey” Kleinhans is a Certified Sommelier who creates sommelier-guided wine tasting events for small to large groups across the country.
In this InFocus, Prevue had the opportunity to chat with Cindy Hoddeson, director of meeting/incentives sales, VisitMonaco to learn how planners could add value in conventional and out-of-the-box ways to meetings & incentives. Customized and personalized possibilities include cooking lessons, wine tastings, tennis, sailing, Formula 3 driving experiences and painting classes.
Prevue asked Karin A. Darrell, Bermuda Department of Tourism's partnership manager, her thoughts on sustainability trends for 2011. Q: What are the latest trends you’re...
"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."
Prevue asked Robin O'Connor, Director of Sales & Services, Oklahoma City CVB, her thoughts on Eco/Adventure Trends. Q: Are there any fun cultural venues that...
“The tornado makes you so busy that you don’t do a couple of things. Number one, you don’t celebrate. There’s a reason why, when the tornado rises, your team does this—or does this. There’s a reason why, and it might be you.”
Prevue asked Joni Peru, Vice President of Sales for Tropicana Las Vegas, for her thoughts on the concept of affordable luxury. Q: How do...
Prevue asked Julie Coker, Sr VP, Convention Division for the Philadelphia CVB, for her thoughts about cultural and creative programs. Q: What are some unique...
Prevue asked Wayne Furbert Minister of Business Development & Tourism for Bermuda, for his thoughts about cultural and creative programs and events. Q: Are there...
"The food industry has a growing segment that is focusing on returning to products being made in-house, as opposed to the more cost effective pre-fabrication products that has dominated the industry over the past 10 years
Prevue sat down with Leslie Menichini, VP of Sales & Marketing for Rosen Hotels & Resorts to talk innovation and what Rosen is doing to stay ahead of the curve in this regard. Here's what she had to say.
"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."
The concept of the luxury destination is steadily moving toward a quality scope that includes wellness, more attendee control and family incentives.
Chris Ingram of Business Events Australia shares how innovation is driving Australia events.
"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."
China has a history of over 5,000 years as one of the world's most ancient civilizations.
Prevue asked David Manzella, VP of Group Sales & Marketing for Fiesta Americana Grand Meetings Mexico, for his thoughts about cultural and creative programs...