Hotels & Resorts

Mountain Meetings Offer So Much More Than Beautiful Views By Patrick Simms

What better place to recognize an insurance or financial firm’s “peak performers,” the sales agents and other employees who have reached new heights in their roles?

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Planners Appreciate Continuous Outstanding Service By Patrick Simms

There are many instances of short-term partnerships with suppliers that qualify as a success. A firm running an incentive trip, for example, may partner with a DMC at the destination, receive great service and never work with that supplier again — only because the firm never happened to repeat that destination. But the most salient examples of successful relationships with suppliers are those where the client receives great service over many meetings, i.e., the long-term partnership.

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Spectacular Beach Resorts — Awash With Rewarding Experiences By Cynthia Dial

What can be said about a meeting planner’s selection of a waterfront location, lengthy stretch of beach, over-the-sea sunsets and teambuilding activities?

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Hospitality UpdateJanuary 1, 2016
A sampling of the most highly anticipated hotels and resorts for 2016. By Ron Bernthal

Insurance and financial corporate planners will have many deluxe new and recently renovated hotels & resorts to consider in the year ahead.

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Prepare a Strategy That Yields a High Response Rate By Derek Reveron

Experts advise planners to send detailed electronic RFPs to a targeted list of properties for greater success.

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Renovation ROIJanuary 1, 2015
New & Renovated Hotels Can Offer More for Less, Even in a Seller's Market By Patrick Simms

Booking new builds and re-builds can offset rising rates, but it’s important to hammer out the pros and cons first.

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Above All, an Experience That Makes Them Feel Special By Patrick Simms

But incentive travelers aren’t just looking for a pleasant, convenient lodging experience. They want a hotel or resort that is part of the reward for making their sales quota over a long, challenging qualifying period.

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Hotel BuyoutsMay 1, 2013
The Benefits of Buyouts and How to Negotiate the Best Deal By Karen Brost

When the situation involves a meeting that requires a high degree of privacy or exclusivity — a hotel or resort buyout just might fit the bill.

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Hotels and resorts nationwide are taking advantage of the resilient economy to spruce up properties in order to keep pace with competitors and attract budget-conscious planners seeking value.

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