Local traditions, folklore and a strong culture of wellness and sustainability offer groups numerous opportunities for an authentic Hawaiian experience at The Westin Maui Resort & Spa. We recently discussed this and more with Mike Masterson, director of sales/marketing, Maui Metro Market, Starwood Hotels & Resorts.
John Iannini of Melia Hotels International talks about how innovations in technology and sustainability are driving meetings and events
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...
Food and wine are becoming more and more important in creating a memorable group experience, says Caesars Entertainment executive Reina Herschdorfer.
"So many people work virtually at different hours, but you can complete [the OMU curriculum] wherever you want."
Prevue asked Mark Scheller, VP of Sales for Casino del Sol, for his thoughts about cultural and creative programs and events. Q: How does Tucson...
"The Spa at the Amway Grand Plaza allows attendees to immerse themselves into the Beer City USA culture with the Brew n' Renew spa program."
Our MICE team ensures that meetings and events go off without a hitch. Everything from meeting logistics to show ticket booking, offsite venue tours and transportation arrangements are handled by this experienced team.
Whether small- or large-scale personalization or new planner perks, Michelle Lardizabal, VP of sales, USA, for Club Med Resorts gave us the scoop.
Prevue asked David Clark, Grand Hotel Marriott’s General Manager, his thoughts on sustainability trends for 2011. Q: What are the latest trends you’re seeing revolving...
Prevue asked Brian Slot, Director of Meeting, Conventions & Incentive Travel, Travel Alberta, for his thoughts on Green Meetings trends. Q: Is there a growing...
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:...
"From the bohemian boutique, Isla Mujeres Palace and ultra-luxurious AAA Diamond Le Blanc Spa Resort to our signature property Moon Palace, the largest in Cancun, there’s truly something for every group—no matter the size or needs."
Prevue asked Allison McNeal, Director of Tourism, Indian River County Chamber of Commerce, her thoughts on Eco/Adventure Trends. Q: How is your destination/venue designed to...
At the new Le Méridien New Orleans guests will discover unique, artistic design elements that highlight the personality of the great city.
"Miami offers planners a wide selection of cultural venues to help maximize guest experience."
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.
Melissa Van Dyke, president of the Incentive Research Foundation, talks about trends in the incentives market. "As incentive travel finds its legs again in the new economy, the IRF is continuing to track a number of trends. Budgets are stabilizing, and in certain sectors, increasing. Gamification of the entire event experience is growing—our studies show a third of planners now integrate some form of gaming and/or virtual elements into their programs."
Paul Astleford, president/CEO of Visit Jacksonville tells Prevue how meeting planners are adding value to meetings & incentives.
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.
“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.”
Excellence, experience and authenticity characterize the luxury experience in the Sunshine State. "Where else can you host a reception beneath a 6.2 million pound moon rocket, or a party at an ice lounge complete with bars, chairs and frosty works of art."
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...
Karina Jajan, director of sales at Fiesta Americana Grand Los Cabos All Inclusive Golf & Spa, about Fiesta Americana's incentive programs.
An interview with Business Events Manager Paul Griffin on how planners are finding value in Australia.