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!"
"A name badge with Microsoft on it screams kidnapping in cerrtain parts of the world."
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.
The expansive infinity pool, eight gourmet restaurants, and private cabanas and hammocks dotting the beach added to the property's lavishness.
Nine years in the making, the last phase of the convention center’s $297 million expansion will not only help the city attract larger events but also revitalize its Riverbank precinct.
SITE, which is known for incentive industry education, now has a new offering of 12 online courses.
A series of renovations and new group offerings at the Harrah's and Harveys help pave the way for Lake Tahoe’s South Shore to amp up its meetings game.
“As one of only a few AAA Four-Diamond resorts in Wisconsin, our definition of luxury goes a step beyond offering refined accommodations and numerous experiences to include a welcoming, home-like feel not often found in resorts."
Outdoor “Top-Chef” cooking challenges will be available for groups, with culinary staff members who work on the Golden Globes menu serving as judges.
New restaurant openings and 3,000 new hotel rooms slated to open by 2020. And this is just the tip of the iceberg of Seattle development.
“Tasked with suggesting a rejuvenating break activity during a lengthy conference, our catering manager coordinated a mid-meeting yoga session to bring energy and excitement to event attendees, followed by healthy, locally sourced snacks prior to resuming the conference.”
Predominantly making up the Henry Luce III Center is the first-of-its-kind Joyce B. Cowin Women’s History Gallery that will house rotating exhibits that focus on women’s history in the U.S.
While Quito already attracts international visitors as the first city to be named a World Heritage Cultural Site by UNESCO in 1978, this new convention center will help put Quito more on the meetings map.
Settling into the local life has become a sought-after luxury for attendees, and Norma Bock, meeting industry director for the Quito Tourism Board, says this culturally rich destination in the Andes is happy to deliver.
How exactly does duty of care apply to international travel and meetings?
“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."
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.
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.
Oahu meetings offer luxury that is as authentic as its natural bounty and aloha spirit.
The Connect 2 Meetings promotion gives meeting planners double the rewards points and an up to 5 percent discount on food and beverage.
“Our challenge to get the creative focus and unique innovations that makes Chef Stephan Pyles so acclaimed will be a key priority and focus."
"Our hope is that we can begin next steps and grow this grass roots conversation to create some solid information, training and more."
“As the worldwide exhibition for incentive travel, meetings and events, IMEX in Frankfurt is the perfect place for us to meet thousands of influential event and meetings buyers face-to-face."
Crystal Cruises can't seem to stop itself when it comes to pushing the boundaries on what they can do for groups at sea.
“My concept for Park Hyatt Washington D.C. was to bring together a dynamic and attractive modernism with classic American style.”