NDS, meetings

3 Big Data Trends Affecting Meetings

Blockchain, for one, will shorten the "long tail of travel and meeting procurement,’" allowing for faster and possibly less expensive travel and meeting planning.
IMEX, meetings

5 Meetings Industry Events You Should Know About in 2018

Highlights from 5 key meetings industry events in 2018: IMEX America, MPI's WEC, the ASAE Annual Meeting, the WINiT Summit and the Duty of Care Summit.
Prevue, meetings

Introducing Prevue’s 2018 Editorial Advisory Board

Prevue's editors will rely on the 15 members of its 2018 Editorial Advisory Board to advise them as they develop content for the brand's print magazine, web site, webinars, newsletters and Visionary Summit Series.
Wyndham Worldwide, La Quinta Holdings, hotel mergers, hotel acquisitions, hotel industry news

Wyndham Now Owns 9,000 Hotels After La Quinta Acquisition

Wyndham Worldwide recently announced the acquisition of La Quinta Holdings, which will officially take place in the second quarter of 2018.
aviation industry, airlines, CORSIA, carbon emissions, International Civil Aviation Organization, International Air Transport Association

Aviation Industry Urges Carbon-Neutral Growth by 2020

In order to keep airlines sustainable, the International Civil Aviation Organization Assembly adopted the Carbon Offsetting Scheme for International Aviation agreement in 2016.
El San Juan Hotel, Puerto Rico, Hurricane Maria, Aloft San Juan Convention Center, Sheraton Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Preps for New Hotels, Reopenings This Year

Puerto Rico is bouncing back in a big way this year with hotel reopenings, debuts and innovative F&B options.
Marriott International, industry news, Groups360, Kemp Gallineau, commission cuts, intermediaries, third-party planners

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.
Millennial attendees

Here’s How Your Millennial Attendees Like to Travel

58 percent of Millennials post more often on social media when traveling than at home with the goal of sharing their adventures with friends and family.

E-Sports to Atypical Speakers: Experiential Meetings Are on the Rise in Las Vegas

Atypical experiential meetings and events are on the rise in Las Vegas. You'll never believe what's next.

The New Caesars FORUM Proves Yet Again: Caesars Means Business

The two largest pillarless ballrooms in North America will debut in 2020 when Caesars Entertainment’s 550,000-sf Caesars FORUM conference center opens.
meetings, Benchmark

5 Meeting Trends for 2018

From live streaming of sessions to locavore teambuilding, here are 5 meeting trends for 2018 identified by Benchmark's properties.
PCMA, ,Meetings

5 Lessons We Learned From PCMA

PCMA has always been the go-to for leading edge ideas, a melting pot of meeting-related experiments—some that work, some that don't.
amenity experience, meetings

Blue Jean Events Customizes Amenity Experiences

Sophisticated attendees have grown used to the standard corporate amenities, from watches to sunglasses to designer bags. A number of stars are shaking up the standard norm, among them Blue Jean Events.
hotel points, meetings

5 Planners Speak Out On Hotel Points

The goal of hotel points is to reward loyalty, but do they influence decisions—and if companies accept them, how do they put them to use?
Virtuoso, luxury hotels, experiential travel, Andaz Scottsdale, Paws Up, glamping, adventure

4 Luxury Travel Trends from Virtuoso’s “2018 Best of the Best” List

Virtuoso released its “2018 Best of the Best” list of the world’s best hotels and experiences for meeting planners to expect in the new year.

Keep Your Eyes Peeled for These 6 Mexico Meetings Updates

Reimagined global marketing campaigns from the Mexico and Los Cabos Tourism Boards (MTB, LCTB) showcase unique experiences, and a building boom of luxury developments.
Secrets Cap Cana, meeting

AMResorts Pulls Out All the Stops at TIME

At TIME, I witnessed AMResorts' thorough understanding of the meetings and incentives market, artistry around F&B and entertainment; and the successful relationship they have with the dozens of their meeting planner clients—a tribe of sorts.
Frankfurt, meetings

3 Megatrends Affecting Meetings in 2018

Major economic and demographic megatrends will shape the locations for future meetings.
biometric, meeting

IRF Releases First-Ever Biometric Study on Cash vs. Non-cash Rewards

This groundbreaking project was the first of its kind in the field of rewards and recognition to used biometric techniques to measure response to potential incentive rewards.
Carlson Wagonlit Travel, Lyft, partnerships, ridesharing, transportation

Carlson Wagonlit Travel Provides Faster Rides with Lyft Partnership

Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) and rideshare company Lyft joined forces last month to offer on-demand ground transportation to CWT clients.
MeetingPlay, event technology, meeting apps, event apps, virtual reality, chatbot, artificial intelligence

5 Creative Ideas Make MeetingPlay More Planner-Friendly

MeetingPlay will launch the fourth generation of the event app at Marriott’s Corporate Partnership Conference this week in Phoenix.
Wilmington, North Carolina, technology, SkyNav, virtual reality

Wilmington Wants Planners to Explore Its Convention District—Virtually

The Wilmington and Beaches Convention and Visitors Bureau is rolling out a SkyNav Convention District Tour for meeting planners.
Bert Jacobs, meetings

5 Lessons I Learned From FICP

As both a meeting planner and a member of Financial & Insurance Conference Professional's (FICP's) Education Committee, I approached last week's Annual Conference with a discerning eye.
Rymax Marketing Services, Thanksgiving, Cyber Monday, Thanksgiving giveaways, corporate gifts

This Thanksgiving, #GiveThanks with Rymax Marketing

To capitalize on the spirit of gratitude the holiday cultivates, Rymax Marketing Services is launching an innovative campaign with an appropriate name: #GiveThanks.

The Festivalization of Events Sparks Singapore Rebranding

Stirring the imagination through transformational experiences has long been the mainspring of Singapore’s approach to meetings, and a recent rebranding explains why.

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