August 2014
issue
Cover Story How Destination Hotels & Resorts Is Trying Harder to Win Meetings Business — Even in a Seller’s Market By

The selection of hotel partners has become a critical element in the meeting planning process.

Full Story
Features
Beyond the Window Dressing By

An artfully conceived theme brings the corporate message to life.

Full Story
Give Attendees a Fresh New Mindset — Without Leaving Their Comfort Zone By

Planners are increasingly going glamping — taking their meetings and incentives to the mountain peaks, lunching around a campfire and teambuilding on the trail.

Full Story
Enlist Destination Pros to Help Design and Deliver Superior Programs By

Working with a DMC is akin to having an army of like-minded event professionals whose only reason for being is to make your program the best ever.

Full Story
Destinations
A Destination Designed for Rewarding Experiences By

Orlando can be a desirable meeting destination from a reward perspective, whether or not the program is an incentive.

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A World of Advantages and Opportunities By

More and more planners are looking far, far east lured by ever strengthening MICE and tourism infrastructure, and an appetite for something new.

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Perspective

“If you would not do it in a face-to-face meeting, then do not even think about doing it during an online video event.”

Full Story

Are you part of the 87 percent of workers who are bored at work?

Full Story
August 2014
issue
Cover Story How Destination Hotels & Resorts Is Trying Harder to Win Meetings Business — Even in a Seller’s Market By

The selection of hotel partners has become a critical element in the meeting planning process.

Full Story
Features
Beyond the Window Dressing By

An artfully conceived theme brings the corporate message to life.

Full Story
Give Attendees a Fresh New Mindset — Without Leaving Their Comfort Zone By

Planners are increasingly going glamping — taking their meetings and incentives to the mountain peaks, lunching around a campfire and teambuilding on the trail.

Full Story
Enlist Destination Pros to Help Design and Deliver Superior Programs By

Working with a DMC is akin to having an army of like-minded event professionals whose only reason for being is to make your program the best ever.

Full Story
Destinations
A Destination Designed for Rewarding Experiences By

Orlando can be a desirable meeting destination from a reward perspective, whether or not the program is an incentive.

Full Story
A World of Advantages and Opportunities By

More and more planners are looking far, far east lured by ever strengthening MICE and tourism infrastructure, and an appetite for something new.

Full Story
Perspective

“If you would not do it in a face-to-face meeting, then do not even think about doing it during an online video event.”

Full Story

Are you part of the 87 percent of workers who are bored at work?

Full Story
  • Snapshots
    Connection Partners Meeting Global DMC Partners recently held its inaugural Connection Partners Meeting in Miami. Arranged by Florida Meeting Services, the program included workshops, seminars, teambuilding programs and more. Attendees included representatives of Global DMC Partners worldwide affiliates, meeting planners and others involved in the meetings industry. (Left to right) Harvey Grotsky, publisher of Corporate & Incentive Travel, visits with Jim Hensley, CEO of Global DMC Partners, and Stuart J. Gardner, president of Florida Meeting Services.
    www.globaldmcpartners.com
    Credit Christies Photographic Studios
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    Connection Partners Meeting Attendees at the Global DMC Partners Connection Partners Meeting enjoy networking in sunny Miami.
    Credit Christies Photographic Studios
  • Snapshots
    Connection Partners Meeting Networking at the Global DMC Partners Connection Partners Meeting in Miami.
    Credit Christies Photographic Studios
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    Connection Partners Meeting Global DMC Partners Connection Partners Meeting attendees engage in a build-a-bear teambuilding event.
    Credit Christies Photographic Studios
  • Snapshots
    Destination Hotels & Resorts Advisory Council The Advisory Council of Destination Hotels & Resorts met this spring at the Royal Palms Resort and Spa in Phoenix, one of the 41 unique resorts of the Destination Hotels & Resorts Brand. Pictured (l to r) at an al fresco reception at the resort are Stacia Gueriguian, CMP, manager of meetings at the Association of American Medical Colleges, Katie Giese and Karen Seabert of Royal Palms, Jackie King of King Management Group Inc. and Mark Lindsey of Royal Palms.
    www.destinationmeetings.com
    Grace Stufkosky
  • Snapshots
    DMAI's 100th Annual Convention Energetic attendees at Destination Marketing Association International’s 100th Annual Convention, which was held July 21–23 at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. More than 1,300 fellow DMO professionals were on hand for the event designed specifically for destination marketing professionals. The 100th convention registered the largest attendance ever, the largest graduating class of CDMEs and the largest group of DMAP certifications in the history of DMAI. DMAI’s 101st Annual Convention is set for July 15–17 in Austin, Texas.
    www.destinationmarketing.org
    Credit: Chuck Fazio
  • Snapshots
    GBTA Convention Enthusiastic attendees arrive at the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Convention 2014, which was held July 26–30 in Los Angeles, California. Attendees numbered a record-breaking 6,679, making this one of the largest GBTA conventions in history and one of the largest gatherings of travel professionals in the world. The GBTA 2015 convention is set for Orlando, Florida, July 25-29.
    www.gbta.org
industry
events

September 3-4, 2014
HSMAI MEET National
Omni Shoreham Hotel
Washington, DC
914-421-3270
www.MEETConference.com

September 6-8, 2014
2014 CMP Conclave
New Orleans, LA
571-527-3116
www.conventionindustry.org

September 7-10, 2014
SITE Classic
Tucson, AZ
312-321-5148
www.siteglobal.com

September 14-17, 2014
Caribbean Meeting & Incentive Travel Exchange in partnership with SITE
The Cove Atlantis
Paradise Island, Bahamas
caribbean.incentivetravelexchange.com

September 17-19, 2014
CIBTM – China Incentive Business Travel & Meetings Exhibition
China National Convention Centre
Beijing, China
www.cibtm.travel

September 17-19, 2014
Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Travel Mart 2014
Diamond Island Convention and Exhibition Centre
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
www.pata.org

October 13, 2014
Site Nite North America
Las Vegas, NV
312-321-5148
www.siteglobal.com

October 14-16, 2014
IMEX America
The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino
Sands Expo & Convention Center
Las Vegas, NV
+44 1273 227311
www.imexamerica.com

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