Colorado Event & Party Planning Tips | Event Trends for 2018

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Social Media Meeting Trends for 2018

Tips and Trends | September 20, 2018

Recently, Successful Meetings sent a survey out to our readership asking them to tell us about their usage of social media at events. Of the respondents, 38 percent were corporate planners, 37 percent were association planners and 25 percent were third party or independent planners. Of that pool, 72 percent said they use event apps for some or all of their events. Here's what else they had to say. Read more...

Top Food Trends for 2019: Alternative Meats, Bugs, Bacteria and Other Tasty Surprises

Tips and Trends | September 20, 2018

Benchmark, a global hospitality company, today released its Top 10 Dining Trends for 2019. Read more...

As Carolinas Brace for Hurricane Florence, Focus Renewed On Insurance Requirements for Major Events

Tips and Trends | September 18, 2018

To file a claim, insurance must be bound prior to naming of hurricane or storm, for example Read more...

Domestic leisure and business travel are streaking

Tips and Trends | August 20, 2018

Domestic leisure and business travel both remain strong this year, but international travel to the U.S. is not keeping pace with the boom in global long-haul travel, according to the U.S. Travel Association. Read more...

#MeetingsToo: A 10-Step Action Plan to Fight and Address Harassment

Tips and Trends | August 20, 2018

By Lori Tenny, Sarah Soliman Daudin, president and CEO of Soliman Productions, and Courtney Stanley, speaker, writer and business consultant at CS Consulting. Read more...

US Hotel Room Revenue Climbs for 100th Straight Month: Data

Tips and Trends | August 07, 2018

The U.S. hotel industry continued 100 straight months of growth in room revenue due to macroeconomic conditions and the warm weather, according to a second-quarter report from STR. Read more...

Duck Boat Tragedy: How to Protect Your Attendees

Tips and Trends | August 07, 2018

It is difficult not to focus on the 17 people who died —including nine from the same Indianapolis family that included three small children — in the July 19, 2018, duck boat tragedy near Branson, Missouri, that was the result of a storm swamping and capsizing the commercial recreational vessel. Read more...

Hotel and Air Prices to Rise Sharply in 2019, Per GBTA/CWT Research

Tips and Trends | August 07, 2018

Travelers can expect steep increases in prices in 2019, with hotel room rates rising by 3.7 percent and the cost of air tickets climbing by 2.6 percent, according to the fifth annual Global Travel Forecast, published today by the Global Business Travel Association and Carlson Wagonlit Travel with the support of the Carlson Family Foundation. Read more...

Planning Safety and Security Guide This Month, Previews Best Practice Examples

Tips and Trends | June 14, 2018

DALLAS, June 5, 2018 PRNewswire -USNewswire/ - Meeting Professionals International (MPI) announced today during its 2018 World Education Congress (WEC18) it will publish "The Essential Guide to Safety and Security: Best Practices for Meeting and Event Planning 2018" by the end of June 2018. In addition, the association will develop education, research reports and case studies based on the guide's recommended practices, with launch plans slated for later this year and in 2019. Read more...

Get Ready for the Most Expensive Driving Season in Years

Tips and Trends | May 22, 2018

Get ready for a little bit more pain at the pump this summer. Read more...

Strong Group Travel Drives Spring Hotel Performance, TravelClick Reports

Tips and Trends | May 22, 2018

Hotels in North America are poised for a promising spring, according to hotel consultancy TravelClick, which this week published the results of its April 2018 North American Hospitality Review (NAHR). Read more...

7 Essential Meetings Negotiation Considerations

Tips and Trends | April 27, 2018

Getting the best value for your dollar is job No. 1 for most meeting and event planners, and arming yourself with some basic knowledge about hotel and facility profit centers is key to striking a favorable deal for your organization or client. Read more...