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.
MICE Event, Sheraton Macao Hotel, corporate event planning

Q&A: How Sheraton Macao Hotel Streamlines Event Planning

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.

Q&A with George Neary, Greater Miami & The Beaches

Prevue asked George Neary, Director of Cultural Tourism for Greater Miami & the Beaches, for his thoughts about cultural and creative programs and events. Q:...
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An Alternative View on Marriott’s Cut in Commissions

Kemp Gallineau, CEO of Groups360, weighs in on the Marriott announcement, addressingwhy it’s not necessarily a bad thing.
MGM Grand Hakkasan Main Room Nightclub

MGM Resorts Invests $350 Million in New Las Vegas Meetings Product

In September, MGM rolled out what it’s promoting as the “highest-performing, next generation wireless LAN in the industry.” All of the hotels are now connected to the $14 million, high-density WiFi system, customizable per group.

Q&A: Palace Resorts on Designing Distinctive Experiences

"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."
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:...
Magnus Lindbergh

Luxury Q+A 2011: Magnus Lindbergh, VisitSweden

Dining, dancing, networking under the stars on a private island is very prestigious, with vistas that go beyond the imagination.
The Plaza Sculptural

Culture & Creativity Q+A 2011: Visit Orlando

Prevue asked Tammi Runzler, Visit Orlando's Senior VP of Convention Sales & Services, her thoughts on culture and creativity trends for 2011.  Q: What are...

Culture Q+A with South African Tourism Board

Prevue asked Laura Saeger, Business Tourism Manager, South African Tourism, her thoughts on Culture Trends. Q: How does the destination incorporate its culture into group...
Melissa Van Dyke, president of the Incentive Research Foundation

Incentives Q&A: Melissa Van Dyke

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."
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.

Amway Grand Plaza Renovates for Two Traveler Types

"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."
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."

Q&A: Barrie Perks of CincyUSA Talks Value

Cincinnati is in the midst of an incredible run, with an estimated $2 billion investment flooding into the city's downtown core.
Casimiro Ramirez, sr. director of group sales, Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach Cancun Resort

Fiesta Americana’s Casimiro Ramirez Talks Value

In this InFocus, Prevue had the opportunity to chat with Casimiro Ramirez, sr. director of group sales, Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach Cancun Resort & Spa to learn how planners could add value in conventional and out-of-the-box ways to meetings & incentives.
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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...
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."
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.

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.
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Q&A: Visit South Walton

"Visitors are continually looking for luxury while seeking value. Along with luxury, customers are researching the destinations in which they can maximize their experience, in terms of dining, shopping and cultural activities."

Q & A with Mark Scheller, Casino Del Sol Tucson

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...

Q & A: Ocean Reef Club Jeff Homad Talks Incentive Trends

The concept of the luxury destination is steadily moving toward a quality scope that includes wellness, more attendee control and family incentives.
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...
Reina Herschdorfer

InFocus Q&A: How Caesars Entertainment Feeds the ‘Wow’ Factor

Food and wine are becoming more and more important in creating a memorable group experience, says Caesars Entertainment executive Reina Herschdorfer.

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