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Paying attention to key details can ensure your meeting (and career) is a success.

Planners wage a never-ending battle against Murphy’s Law, which says that what can go wrong probably will. That’s why it’s rare that events proceed completely flawless from beginning to end. Events typically can survive minor slip-ups, some of which attendees may not even notice. But big blunders can ruin an event or make attendees so […]

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Paying attention to key details can ensure your meeting (and career) is a success.

Planners wage a never-ending battle against Murphy’s Law, which says that what can go wrong probably will. That’s why it’s rare that events proceed completely flawless from beginning to end. Events typically can survive minor slip-ups, some of which attendees may not even notice. But big blunders can ruin an event or make attendees so […]

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Planners Can Feel Lucky About the City’s Renovation, Expansion and New Development

There was once a perception that Atlantic City was in a slump due to closing resorts, fewer meetings and visitors and an over-dependence on gaming. However, these days nothing could be further from the truth.

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Planners Can Feel Lucky About the City’s Renovation, Expansion and New Development

There was once a perception that Atlantic City was in a slump due to closing resorts, fewer meetings and visitors and an over-dependence on gaming. However, these days nothing could be further from the truth.

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Meetings at Gaming Resorts Have Attendees Working (and Playing) Hard

Competition among gaming resorts for meetings is heating up as more venues nationwide expand and open new properties. Las Vegas and Atlantic City remain the top casino resort destinations, however, a variety of smaller destinations also aim to attract more events. Burgeoning competitors range from properties in the Southwest nestled amid stunning scenery to small-town destinations in Pennsylvania.

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Meetings at Gaming Resorts Have Attendees Working (and Playing) Hard

Competition among gaming resorts for meetings is heating up as more venues nationwide expand and open new properties. Las Vegas and Atlantic City remain the top casino resort destinations, however, a variety of smaller destinations also aim to attract more events. Burgeoning competitors range from properties in the Southwest nestled amid stunning scenery to small-town destinations in Pennsylvania.

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How to Leverage the Relationship for Better Meeting Outcomes

Planning a meeting, especially one that is large, complex or takes place in an unfamiliar location, can be a formidable task. Planners overwhelmed with stretching tight budgets and juggling multiple daily tasks may lack the time to handle every meeting detail.

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How to Leverage the Relationship for Better Meeting Outcomes

Planning a meeting, especially one that is large, complex or takes place in an unfamiliar location, can be a formidable task. Planners overwhelmed with stretching tight budgets and juggling multiple daily tasks may lack the time to handle every meeting detail.

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Don’t Let Drive-Time Snafus Kick Your Meeting to the Curb

No one congratulates planners when ground transportation runs smoothly. But suppose a bus on its way to pick up attendees has an accident, gets stuck in heavy traffic, breaks down or becomes lost?

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Don’t Let Drive-Time Snafus Kick Your Meeting to the Curb

No one congratulates planners when ground transportation runs smoothly. But suppose a bus on its way to pick up attendees has an accident, gets stuck in heavy traffic, breaks down or becomes lost?

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Mediating Force Majeure, Cancellation Clauses and Attrition with Authority

Negotiating with hotels isn’t a planner’s favorite activity even during a buyer’s market. However, the task is even tougher in the current seller’s market.

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Mediating Force Majeure, Cancellation Clauses and Attrition with Authority

Negotiating with hotels isn’t a planner’s favorite activity even during a buyer’s market. However, the task is even tougher in the current seller’s market.

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Revolutionizing the Guest Experience

New hotel technologies promise to improve attendee experiences in guest rooms.

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Revolutionizing the Guest Experience

New hotel technologies promise to improve attendee experiences in guest rooms.

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Land Great Deals and Experiences in Select Cities That May Fly Under Your Radar

Destinations of all sizes compete fiercely to offer value by building new venues while renovating and expanding existing ones.

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Land Great Deals and Experiences in Select Cities That May Fly Under Your Radar

Destinations of all sizes compete fiercely to offer value by building new venues while renovating and expanding existing ones.

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Let These Meetings Industry Pros — and Your Conscience — Be Your Guide

Every industry faces ethics challenges, and meeting planning certainly is no exception. Something that looks like an incentive can be intended as a bribe.

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Let These Meetings Industry Pros — and Your Conscience — Be Your Guide

Every industry faces ethics challenges, and meeting planning certainly is no exception. Something that looks like an incentive can be intended as a bribe.

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Florida Meetings Never Fail to Deliver

The Sunshine State’s distinctive city, coastal and resort properties continually upgrade and improve to remain attractive in one of the country’s most highly competitive meetings markets.

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Florida Meetings Never Fail to Deliver

The Sunshine State’s distinctive city, coastal and resort properties continually upgrade and improve to remain attractive in one of the country’s most highly competitive meetings markets.

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