All posts by David Swanson

The numbers don’t lie. With 950 flights arriving daily at McCarran International Airport, and more than 150,000 hotel rooms available — most of them dedicated to the meeting and convention market — it’s not hard to understand the appeal of Las Vegas as one of the world’s top conference and incentive destinations. Research released by […]

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The numbers don’t lie. With 950 flights arriving daily at McCarran International Airport, and more than 150,000 hotel rooms available — most of them dedicated to the meeting and convention market — it’s not hard to understand the appeal of Las Vegas as one of the world’s top conference and incentive destinations. Research released by […]

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Hot ‘new’ destinations for meetings and conventions are few and far between.

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Hot ‘new’ destinations for meetings and conventions are few and far between.

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Five-star service, built-in entertainment, better control of costs and that ever-elusive element of focus that a captive audience provides — these are some of the key reasons meeting planners cite when discussing programs based on cruise ships.

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Five-star service, built-in entertainment, better control of costs and that ever-elusive element of focus that a captive audience provides — these are some of the key reasons meeting planners cite when discussing programs based on cruise ships.

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Vegas? Been there. Florida? Done that.

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Vegas? Been there. Florida? Done that.

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The Right Message Can Get an Event off to a Great Start

Attractive destination? Check. Great venues, a solid lineup of sponsors? Check, and check.

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The Right Message Can Get an Event off to a Great Start

Attractive destination? Check. Great venues, a solid lineup of sponsors? Check, and check.

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Tried-and-true conference destinations such as Las Vegas and Chicago maximize amenities of size, access and service that meeting planners look for in creating a program for high-profile corporate events. What most top meeting destinations don’t offer is a change of pace from the hectic city life that most of us wade through day-in and day-out. […]

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Tried-and-true conference destinations such as Las Vegas and Chicago maximize amenities of size, access and service that meeting planners look for in creating a program for high-profile corporate events. What most top meeting destinations don’t offer is a change of pace from the hectic city life that most of us wade through day-in and day-out. […]

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Five-star service, built-in entertainment, better control of costs and that ever-elusive element of focus that a captive audience provides — these are some of the key reasons meeting planners cite when discussing programs based on cruise ships. In addition to an ever-changing backdrop of sea and sky and a daily roster of new ports upon […]

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Five-star service, built-in entertainment, better control of costs and that ever-elusive element of focus that a captive audience provides — these are some of the key reasons meeting planners cite when discussing programs based on cruise ships. In addition to an ever-changing backdrop of sea and sky and a daily roster of new ports upon […]

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As the warmth of summer settles over most of the U.S., one state is looking forward to the milder months of fall, winter and spring, when its outdoor environments are at their peak: Arizona. An enviable blend of desert and mountain settings, Mexican and Native American cultures, and iconic sights ranging from the Grand Canyon […]

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As the warmth of summer settles over most of the U.S., one state is looking forward to the milder months of fall, winter and spring, when its outdoor environments are at their peak: Arizona. An enviable blend of desert and mountain settings, Mexican and Native American cultures, and iconic sights ranging from the Grand Canyon […]

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The Big Easy Gets a Face-lift

A new $1 billion airport, a face-lift for a long-established convention center, and a fleet of new hotels offering an array of meeting spaces — the coming year promises to be transformative for one of America’s favorite destinations — New Orleans.

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The Big Easy Gets a Face-lift

A new $1 billion airport, a face-lift for a long-established convention center, and a fleet of new hotels offering an array of meeting spaces — the coming year promises to be transformative for one of America’s favorite destinations — New Orleans.

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Proving that overseas meeting and incentive events are no mere exotic sideshow, a new report by Allied Market Research projects that the global Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE) industry is growing at a rate of 7.5 percent annually.

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Proving that overseas meeting and incentive events are no mere exotic sideshow, a new report by Allied Market Research projects that the global Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE) industry is growing at a rate of 7.5 percent annually.

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