March 2019
issue

Labels can sometimes be misleading in the lodging industry: While a property with a significant amount of well-appointed meeting space relative to its guest room total may be labeled a “meeting hotel,” the same property with a casino added may become known as a “gaming resort.”

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Features

The word unique may mean different things when it comes to venues in which to set an event. A venue might be unique because of its intriguing architecture, design or singular space.

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Everyone involved in planning and attending a meeting benefits from memorable service that wows attendees.

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Planners incorporate the game’s popularity, and destination amenities, with meeting agendas By

Putting together an incentive program rewarding top producers for their over-the-top results is a challenge.

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Like everything in the meeting and events arena, incentive travel has transformed to meet the changing demands of the market.

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Destinations
Native American, Mexican and Western Cultures By

Nestled between four mountain ranges, Tucson is the second-largest city in Arizona. Its temperate climate, stunning vistas, and year-round outdoor lifestyle make it an ideal meeting and event destination.

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From the mountains to the prairies, and from tiny ski resorts to laid-back dude ranches, when it comes to hosting meetings against a variety of memorable backdrops, Colorado just about has it all.

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Perspective
Customer Service By

I have been talking and writing about customer service longer than anyone else in the world, letting both large and small companies know that it’s fiercely competitive out there and the only way to compete and win is with superior customer service. I, for one, am relentless in this

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Corporate professionals who are frequent travelers must be well acquainted with free public Wi-Fi at airports and elsewhere, but many might not be aware of the cybersecurity risks of free Wi-Fi on both the individual and the company’s confidential communication.

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March 2019
issue

Labels can sometimes be misleading in the lodging industry: While a property with a significant amount of well-appointed meeting space relative to its guest room total may be labeled a “meeting hotel,” the same property with a casino added may become known as a “gaming resort.”

Full Story
Features

The word unique may mean different things when it comes to venues in which to set an event. A venue might be unique because of its intriguing architecture, design or singular space.

Full Story

Everyone involved in planning and attending a meeting benefits from memorable service that wows attendees.

Full Story
Planners incorporate the game’s popularity, and destination amenities, with meeting agendas By

Putting together an incentive program rewarding top producers for their over-the-top results is a challenge.

Full Story

Like everything in the meeting and events arena, incentive travel has transformed to meet the changing demands of the market.

Full Story
Destinations
Native American, Mexican and Western Cultures By

Nestled between four mountain ranges, Tucson is the second-largest city in Arizona. Its temperate climate, stunning vistas, and year-round outdoor lifestyle make it an ideal meeting and event destination.

Full Story

From the mountains to the prairies, and from tiny ski resorts to laid-back dude ranches, when it comes to hosting meetings against a variety of memorable backdrops, Colorado just about has it all.

Full Story
Perspective
Customer Service By

I have been talking and writing about customer service longer than anyone else in the world, letting both large and small companies know that it’s fiercely competitive out there and the only way to compete and win is with superior customer service. I, for one, am relentless in this

Full Story

Corporate professionals who are frequent travelers must be well acquainted with free public Wi-Fi at airports and elsewhere, but many might not be aware of the cybersecurity risks of free Wi-Fi on both the individual and the company’s confidential communication.

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  • Snapshots
    Cynthia Kunz, global sales director, meetings & incentives, Velas Resorts and Corporate & Incentive Travel Publisher/Editor Harvey Grotsky.
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    Distinguished guests gathered for the ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open Hotel Bennett in Charleston, South Carolina, February 1. Credit: Virgil Bunao
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    Left to right: Caesars Entertainment CMO Chris Holdren, Raiders owner Mark Davis, Caesars Entertainment President and CEO Mark Frissora and Raiders President Marc Badain celebrated an historic partnership between Caesars Entertainment Corporation and the Las Vegas Raiders January 28. Credit: Patrick Gray/Kabik Photo Group
  • Snapshots
    Attending GBTA’s 16th annual Leadership Summit in Nashville January 28-29 were (top, left to right): David Richardson, Cathy Stroud, Sherrill McLean, Stacey Day, Michael Henthorn, Rob Fugett and (bottom, left to right): Gloria Gonzalez, Cindy Lewis, Evie Hodges, Kelley Clark. Credit: GBTA
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    SITE Crystal Awards were handed out during the SITE Global Conference 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand, January 12. Honorees included PRA (left to right): SITE President Philip Eidsvold, CIS, CITP; Sarah Reichert, business development manager, One10; Madelyn Marusa, PRA’s vice president, industry relations; SITE Foundation President-Elect Carina Bauer. Credit: Kramer Photography
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    SITE Crystal Awards were handed out during the SITE Global Conference 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand, January 12. Honorees included Eco Destination Management Services (left to right): SITE President Philip Eidsvold, CIS, CITP; ECO DMS Managing Director and COO Maoreen Every, CIS, CITP, DMCP; ECO DMS President and CEO Wichita Villacres, CIS; SITE Foundation President-Elect Carina Bauer. Credit: Kramer Photography
industry
events

February 3-6, 2019
Independent Planner Education Conference (IPEC)
Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa
San Antonio, TX
www.ipec.northstarmeetingsgroup.com

 

 

February 4-6, 2019
Global Pharmaceutical and Medical Meetings Summit
Doubletree by Hilton Philadelphia Center City
Philadelphia, PA
www.worldcongress.com/

February 6-8, 2019
AMC Institute Annual Meeting
JW Marriott
Austin, TX
www.amcinstitute.org

February 7-9, 2019 
ADMEI Annual Conference
Four Seasons Houston
Houston, TX
www.admeinternational.org

February 7-9, 2019
Health & Wellness Forum

The Hotel at Midtown Athletic Club
Chicago, IL
www.meetinghealthy.com

February 9-12, 2019
Meeting Professionals International (MPI) European Meetings and Events Conference (EMEC)

World Forum The Hague
The Hague, The Netherlands
www.mpiweb.org

February 12, 2019
CSPI Annual Conference
Marriott Marquis
Washington, DC
www.cspionline.org/annual-conference

February 13, 2019
Destination International Destination Showcase

Washington, DC
www.destinationsinternational.org/showcase

February 13–14, 2019
North American Journey’s (NAJ) RTO Summit West
The Ritz-Carlton
Marina del Rey, CA
www.rtosummit.com

February 13-14, 2019
Convene
Lithuanian Exhibition and Congress Centre
LITEXPO
Vilius, Lithuania
www.convene.lt

February 13-15, 2019
PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart
Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India
www.pata.org

February 15-17, 2019
National Speakers Association (NSA) Winter Conference
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld
Orlando, FL
www.nsaspeaker.org

February 18-20, 2019
Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME)
Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre
Melbourne, Australia
www.aime.com.au

February 24-27, 2019
Annual Travel South USA Showcase
Myrtle Beach Convention Center
Myrtle Beach, SC
www.industry.travelsouthusa.com

February 25-27, 2019
Meetings Africa
Sandton Convention Centre
Johannesburg, South Africa
www.meetingsafrica.co.za

February 26-27, 2019
International Confex
Olympia London
Kensington, London, UK
www.international-confex.com

For the full Industry Events Calendar, click here.

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