Iowa Event & Party Planning Tips | Event Trends for 2018

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Denver’s hotel occupancy rate down slightly, trails Loveland as tops in Colorado, report says

Tips and Trends | October 30, 2018

Through September of this year, revenue per available room was $112.12 for Denver Read more...

Top 10 Worries of Meeting Professionals

Tips and Trends | October 30, 2018

Commissions, consolidation, data privacy, diversity, budgets… These were among the hot topics of discussion during the IMEX America trade show this month in Las Vegas. Following are 10 areas of concern that rose to the fore, as discussed with industry experts during the event. Read more...

Travel Destinations Play a Critical Role in Crisis Management and Recovery

Tips and Trends | October 30, 2018

The freedom to travel is one of the most rewarding benefits we enjoy as Americans. But sometimes that freedom is threatened by things far beyond our control: Natural disasters, public-health emergencies, acts of violence, social unrest or tourist accidents are all crises that have the potential to derail travel activity and cause disarray for a destination. Read more...

Hyatt Launches New Planning Tool

Tips and Trends | October 30, 2018

Hyatt Hotels revealed its new Hyatt Planner Portal today, a comprehensive online tool for meeting and event planners. Read more...

AmEx Report Shows Steady Growth in the Meetings Market

Tips and Trends | October 17, 2018

American Express Meetings & Events forecast predicts uptick in meeting spend and attendee numbers Read more...

Delta Joins United, JetBlue in Raising Checked-Bag Fees

Tips and Trends | October 17, 2018

ATLANTA (AP) - Delta Air Lines is joining two rivals in raising fees to check a bag on a flight within the United States. On Wednesday Delta posted new fees of $30 for checking a first bag and $40 for a second bag - increasing the previous fees by $5 each. Read more...

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...