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Successful Channel Incentives

"Designing an effective channel incentive strategy needs to reinforce the sales processes, highlight product information and reinforce the sponsoring company’s value proposition. It’s about helping channel partners and their salespeople sell effectively, while answering, 'What's in it for me?'"
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Financial & Insurance Conference Planners Delivers Industry-Focused Education

Financial & Insurance Conference Planners has five live events a year focused on industry-specific education.
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Laptop Ban: Your Questions Answered

Make sure attendees traveling from the affected airports are aware of the new regulations so that they arrive at the airport with electronic equipment appropriately stored in hold luggage.
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Continuing Hotel Seller’s Market Affecting Meeting Planners

Meeting planners report getting turn-downs or pressure from hotels to commit and limited hold times.
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5 Key Strategies for Channel Incentives

If incentive travel in general or a certain destination in particular did not have appeal, the channel incentive program is less likely to succeed.
meeting planner, meeting

Wanted: New Job Titles for Meeting Planners

Some meeting planners, mostly the CMPs in the group, spoke up for the professionalism of the role. Said one: "How about everyone just know you are a Meeting Professional? Why? Because you deserve that respect!"
Chase Park Plaza, Royal Sonesta, Sonesta International Hotels Corporation, St. Louis, Missouri

Chase Park Plaza Embraces Luxury in Sonesta Transition

When the 338-room hotel transitions to the Royal Sonesta brand, it will provide the same luxury accommodations that once hosted the likes of Frank Sinatra and Jimmy Carter back in its hey day.
Society for Incentive Travel Excellence, meetings

The Society for Incentive Travel Excellence Expands Online Education

SITE, which is known for incentive industry education, now has a new offering of 12 online courses.
duty of care, meetings

Understanding Duty of Care

How exactly does duty of care apply to international travel and meetings?
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Hyatt Triples Booked Revenue with Hyatt Convention Alliance

“Due to the collaboration among our hotels in the Hyatt Convention Alliance, we have seen booked revenue nearly triple from multiyear agreements over the last few years."
HMCC, meetings

What is an HMCC Certificate?

The HMCC program is worth 4 clock hours and after completing a 4-hour training course, participants receive a certificate of achievement and hold the designation for two years.
CMM, meetings

Does a CMM Earn More?

According to a recent member survey from MPI, the average salary of a meeting professional with a CMM is $107,877 for planners and $114,868 for suppliers.
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Marriott Launches Meeting Deal for Both Starwood & Marriott Rewards Members

The Connect 2 Meetings promotion gives meeting planners double the rewards points and an up to 5 percent discount on food and beverage.
Hotel Contessa, Benchmark Hotels, Benchmark Hospitality, food trends, food and beverage, Chef Stephan Pyles, Stephan Pyles

Benchmark to Reimagine F&B with Chef Stephan Pyles Partnership

“Our challenge to get the creative focus and unique innovations that makes Chef Stephan Pyles so acclaimed will be a key priority and focus."
human trafficking, meetings

Human Trafficking & Meetings: One Planner’s Efforts

"Our hope is that we can begin next steps and grow this grass roots conversation to create some solid information, training and more."
automotive incentives, meetings

4 Trends in Automotive Incentives

With ample budgets and worldly travelers, and free from the regulatory restrictions faced by pharma and financial, this sector can be more...creative.
Amtrak, trains, transportation, federal spending, Trump administration, Trump, Trump budget

Planners May Have to Say Goodbye to Long-distance Train Routes

Currently, 23 states (and more than 500 communities) are only served with long-distance trains and would therefore have no passenger rail under the new administration’s proposal.
Hyatt, Hyatt Centric, Hyatt Centric Times Square New York, millennials, lifestyle hotels

Hyatt Plans to Double Hyatt Centric Brand by 2019

"Since its launch in 2015, the Hyatt Centric brand has proven to be one of our fastest-growing lifestyle brands.”
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Luxury Hotel Market to Reach $20 Billion by 2022

The rise in number of business travelers and change in customer lifestyles have really fueled the demand for luxury stays.
CMP, meetings

Does a CMP Help Get You Hired?

How important is having a CMP when planners go through the hiring process? We asked 5 members of our editorial advisory board their opinions.
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Cvent Reveals 2017 Lists of Top Meeting Hotels

With the new APAC list, seven out of the top 10 meeting hotels from the region are from Singapore, while the other three are located in Sydney.
IMEX, meetings

5 Meetings Industry Events You Shouldn’t Miss This Year

The meetings industry's major convention, IMEX 2016 attracted 3,250 exhibiting companies and 3,216 hosted buyers from 60 countries.
Emirates, Africa, Middle East, TSA, Transportation Security Administration, electronics ban, travel ban

One Airline Finds Work-around to TSA’s 9-Airline Electronics Ban

The reason behind the restriction is that terrorists could smuggle explosive devices in the consumer items, although officials wouldn’t disclose why it was safer to have electronics in cargo instead of in the cabin.
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Pigs, Aquariums & Airport Amenities Ease Travel Stress

The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) welcomed LiLou, the first known airport therapy pig in the U.S.
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Silversea Cruises to Transform Its Signature Silver Cloud Ship

“Corporations are always seeking new and innovative ways to inspire their top performers and distributors."

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