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 planners should make sure that they have all the app equivalents of the programs they use most on their computers.
Green meetings are on the rise, the verdict is still out on whether they, and other global sustainability initiatives, can help catch the rising tides.
There are more than a few holes in the old adage that “the customer is always right.”
How exactly does duty of care apply to international travel and meetings?
Meeting planners who have a do-it-yourself attitude and get creative by, say, using colorful food displays as centerpieces are invaluable.
The Connect 2 Meetings promotion gives meeting planners double the rewards points and an up to 5 percent discount on food and beverage.
But a control freak’s need to de-clutter his or her environment leads to enhanced focus and efficiency.
By being flexible with destinations and dates, planners can offer groups top-notch events at half the price.
Tips from Cinderella’s sidekicks for launching a staunch “boo” at ill-fated political banter.
Planners risk the possibility of feeling a glimpse of that loss of control at events, as robots and drones can be difficult to maneuver.
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Creating T-shirts, posters or wall spaces for attendees to fill-in-the-blanks with their personal opinions is a surefire way to encourage some thought-provoking Instagram posts.
Hidden travel fees are on the rise from every direction, with recent estimates from IdeaWorks showing a near $68 billion annual profit for global airlines just from ancillary fees.
No one ever talks about the best ways to exchange business ideas while simultaneously dipping strawberries into a Wonka-esque chocolate fountain.
Warm bright colors—like the red used by Coca-Cola—are eye-catching and associated with a friendly, energetic nature.
Five of the seven Disney Springs Resort Area Hotels are currently offering deals for meetings looking to explore the new waterfront Disney Springs area.
Virtual events can quickly get boring for attendees, so keep them engaged by using images and video clips or asking questions throughout your presentation.
Now that the shock has worn off, let’s see what we can learn from this mother of all whoops-a-daisy Oscar moments.
Subscribers who receive welcome messages from a brand show 33 percent more long-term engagement with that company.
Work with your event planner to create a focal point for your theme party. Not only can you use it for promotion, but it will help keep the event in the minds of attendees long after it ends.
“In our case, Zika did not fall under force majeure. We ended up staying with our original resort and moving the meeting to September, which is the end of winter there."
Staff can even bring their hobbies to the event program by teaching a pre-event yoga class or encouraging attendees to “paint” event topics that bring relevancy and creativity to the event.
One of the easiest ways to get hacked is by connecting to a hot spot that looks correct—i.e., has the airport or café name in it.
While interacting will help get attention for your personal brand, so will creating communities related to your professional industry.