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Connecting Social Media Tools to Event Goals

It’s overwhelming how much the event industry likes to talk about social media. The breakdown is in the know-how of connecting tools to goals. This takes thought, analysis, testing, and much, much more. Continue reading

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Tax Time for Travelers

Across the country, cities are “being forced” by their own admission to raise taxes to compensate for budget shortfalls. Is your event budget prepared for these higher taxes? Continue reading

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What is the New Normal?

There are encouraging signs the economy is on the rebound. Travel is coming back, especially business travel, and we have seen the luxury hotels filling up even faster than hotels in other segments. As we try to use the past as our guide, I can’t help wondering if this is a different animal. Are we looking at the new normal? Continue reading

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The Importance of the Meetings Industry and “What You Do”

Many of our recent problems in the meetings industry have been caused by a general misunderstanding of what we do and what we actually contribute to business and society. Continue reading

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“Up.” The New Word in Meeting Trends

As we finish the first half of 2010, where many hoteliers and planners are reconciling where they stand after six months of this “new normal,” there are some very encouraging indicators. Continue reading

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