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07/06/2014.

MPI Meeting Outlook Spring 2014


MPI Meeting Outlook Spring 2014
The latest research predicts continued growth in virtual and hybrid meetings and slight shifts in budgets while reporting on the overall health of the meeting and event industry.Meeting professionals have ...
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20/05/2014.

Incentives that Deliver the Wow


Incentives that Deliver the Wow
Incentive travel is making a comeback—of sorts. The demand is there but challenges persist.Demand is strong for incentive business these days, with more organizations opting for international destinations and content-rich ...
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01/05/2014.

All in the FAM


All in the FAM
To remain strategic and respect planners’ time, destinations and hotels are planning shorter familiarization trips that often include important extras: educational components, networking sessions or a community service opportunity.For many ...
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13/01/2014.

After the Economic Fall


After the Economic Fall
As Europe emerges from recession, meeting professionals report steady and growing business—and a glass-half-full attitude.The latest reports from Eurostat, the statistical arm of the European Union (EU), would seem to ...
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17/10/2013.

Bucharest to Host MCE Central & Eastern Europe Next February


Bucharest to Host MCE Central & Eastern Europe Next February
The 4th edition of MCE Central & Eastern Europe, the B2B event promoting MICE business in CEE & CIS countries, is scheduled to take place at the Radisson Blu (Bucharest, Romania), from ...
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07/09/2013.

Revenue Growth for Both Business Units of Sixt in First Six Months of 2013


Revenue Growth for Both Business Units of Sixt in First Six Months of 2013
Sixt Group closed out a good first half year 2013 with business performance in line with company expectations. The international mobility service provider’s two business units, Vehicle Rental and Leasing, recorded revenue ...
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22/04/2013.

Do Trade Shows Still Have Value?


Do Trade Shows Still Have Value?
Value is a loaded word.The worth of something is subjective, depending who’s doing the evaluating and how. When it comes to trade shows, does the organizer’s investment determine their value? ...
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12/02/2013.

Ten Predictions for Business Travel, Meetings and Events in 2013


Ten Predictions for Business Travel, Meetings and Events in 2013
It seems that the business travel, meetings and events industry continues to evolve each year, and 2013 will likely reflect some significant shifts that will influence where, when and how we meet ...
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25/10/2012.

Is It Safe to Return to the Water?


Is It Safe to Return to the Water?
How economically challenged european countries can be a boon for U.S. Meetings"Spain’s Credit Crunch," "Greece’s Euro Woes," "Challenges for Europe’s Economic Core." These are just some of the recent news ...
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07/08/2012.

Greening Engagement


Greening Engagement
Sustainability practices bond employees (and attendees) to a company and drive innovation.Ask David Oakey, a carpet designer at Interface Flor, for his inspiration for 2003’s über-popular (and, now, oft knocked ...
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28/05/2012.

Business as Usual as EIBTM Warms Up for 2012 Edition


Business as Usual as EIBTM Warms Up for 2012 Edition
As EIBTM prepares to celebrate its 25th anniversary, Event Planner Spain has spoken to the exhibition’s director Graeme Barnett about the next edition, scheduled to be held from 27-29 November 2012 at ...
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12/02/2012.

Smart Hotelier’s 2012 Top Ten Digital Marketing Resolutions


Smart Hotelier’s 2012 Top Ten Digital Marketing Resolutions
Last year the economy remained in "recovery mode," allowing the industry to focus its efforts more on marketing to the travel consumer and less on scaling back budgets for the first time ...
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21/01/2012.

Seven Event Venue Must-haves for 2012


Seven Event Venue Must-haves for 2012
When Ron Johnson planned a recent conference for the State Bar of California in Hong Kong, the group wanted to minimize its carbon footprint. Responding to this concern, he arranged the entire ...
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01/11/2011.

Incentives 2011


Incentives 2011
Times are tough for the incentives industry. With traces of the recession still lingering, companies have continued to keep their belts tight and their employees close to home. One U.S. company, however, ...
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16/04/2011.

Good News for the Spanish Business Travel Market


Good News for the Spanish Business Travel Market
The increase in air ticket sales for business travel indicates recovery for the sector in 2011, according de GEBTA Spain.After several years of recession, the FQ1 results, presented recently by ...
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12/01/2011.

Welcome Back to the Solutions Economy


Welcome Back to the Solutions Economy
In 2002, advertising was out and marketing solutions were in. You didn’t sell ad space, you sold benefits. Budgets were still tight from the last recession, but there was a sense that ...
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07/01/2011.

The HeBS Perspective: Members-Only, Flash Sales and Group Buying Sites – Are These New Retail Concepts a Good Idea for Hotel Distribution?


The HeBS Perspective: Members-Only, Flash Sales and Group Buying Sites – Are These New Retail Concepts a Good Idea for Hotel Distribution?
Emerging as a result of the recession, members-only, flash sale and group buying sites have gained traction and paramount growth over the past three years. Although originally associated with limited, discounted, higher-end ...
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14/12/2010.

Hotel Revenue Management is Now More Important than Ever


Hotel Revenue Management is Now More Important than Ever
I first introduced "Revenue Management for Dummies" in 2006. My goal was to break down some simple steps to improve hotel profitability by focusing on managing rates and inventory instead of centering ...
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18/11/2010.

"Break-It" Hotel Marketing…A Mental Exercise


"Break-It" Hotel Marketing…A Mental Exercise
More than twenty years ago, I read a book about break-it marketing which, from that point on, influenced the way I view the hotel marketing process. Break-it marketing changes the way we ...
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12/11/2010.

Signs of the Times


Signs of the Times
As the economy ambles its way back—minus the occasional stumble and (god forbid) the dreaded double-dip—some industries have awakened from forced hibernation to take measure of what (if anything) is left. Not ...
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06/11/2010.

Smart Hotelier’s Guide to 2011 Internet Marketing Budget Planning


Smart Hotelier’s Guide to 2011 Internet Marketing Budget Planning
Hoteliers, we are already in that time of year again: marketing budget planning season. In this environment of uncertainty and mixed economic news, many hotel owners and operators are finding themselves in ...
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01/10/2010.

Five Disruptive Forces Will Change the Meeting Industry Forever


Five Disruptive Forces Will Change the Meeting Industry Forever
I wish things would just get back to normal. I’ve heard that plea from many business leaders in the past few months. The recession appears all but over, but the ...
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24/09/2010.

Hotels Are Poised To Reboot & Refresh Their Rate Structures - Getting Back In The Game


Hotels Are Poised To Reboot & Refresh Their Rate Structures - Getting Back In The Game
I’ve read several articles lately which discuss rate building post recession. At least one of those articles provided suggestions which are completely opposite of acceptable revenue management principles. So, before you blindly ...
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12/09/2010.

Déjà Vu: The Billion Dollar “Leakage” Continues to Drain the Hospitality Industry


Déjà Vu: The Billion Dollar “Leakage” Continues to Drain the Hospitality Industry
Back in December 2003, Smith Travel Research published a much discussed article titled, “The Billion Dollar Leak - The Impact of The Merchant Model on US Hotel Profits.” In this article the ...
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12/08/2010.

Three Changes We Will See in Hotel Marketing in 2011


Three Changes We Will See in Hotel Marketing in 2011
In the last two years, the economy has taken a severe toll on our industry and its resources. In the resulting scramble to stay afloat, many hotels turned to every marketing and ...
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06/07/2010.

It’s Time for Hoteliers to Sharpen the Saw - A Common-Sense Approach to Renewal


It’s Time for Hoteliers to Sharpen the Saw - A Common-Sense Approach to Renewal
In 1989, Stephan Covey published a book entitled 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. If you haven’t read this book, I strongly suggest that you do. For me, it has made a ...
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18/06/2010.

Get Excited


Get Excited
U.S. President Barack Obama implemented change as his overall campaign theme, and it has very much become the theme of his administration. Now it seems the word change also applies to what ...
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19/05/2010.

It Takes Attitude, More than an Economic Turnaround, for Hotels to Recover from the Recession


It Takes Attitude, More than an Economic Turnaround, for Hotels to Recover from the Recession
For many hotels, their recession has been over for quite some time now. These hoteliers realized that recovery from a bad economy is a matter of attitude, more than reality, and that ...
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16/03/2010.

Mastering Internet Marketing in 2010: Results of the 4th Benchmark Survey on Hotel Internet Marketing


Mastering Internet Marketing in 2010: Results of the 4th Benchmark Survey on Hotel Internet Marketing
With 2009 over and hoteliers feeling more optimistic, HeBS sees two very different approaches to hotel Internet marketing in 2010: on one side, some hoteliers are still extremely cautious when spending marketing ...
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31/01/2010.

Defying Convention - What recession? Convention centers across the globe aren’t just holding on


Defying Convention - What recession? Convention centers across the globe aren’t just holding on
The recession's got a track record – a fact that convention centers throughout the world just might want to embrace. “This isn’t the first recession we’ve dealt with, [so] we ...
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22/12/2009.

Site Index Report - Annual Analysis and Forecast for the Motivational Events Industry


Site Index Report - Annual Analysis and Forecast for the Motivational Events Industry
This Site Index report addresses the impact of today’s economic climate on the motivational events industry. Specifically, it assesses the thoughts of both buyers and suppliers regarding the immediate impact of the ...
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06/11/2009.

The Prisoner’s Dilemma, the Stockholm Syndrome, or a Case of Both?


The Prisoner’s Dilemma, the Stockholm Syndrome, or a Case of Both?
This Just InI have just heard through the industry grapevine that Expedia has cut off negotiations with Choice Hotels and has removed Choice properties from its sites, which include Expedia.com and ...
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27/08/2009.

Low Five-Star Hotel Occupancy Rate Calls for Drastic Measures


Low Five-Star Hotel Occupancy Rate Calls for Drastic Measures
According to Smith Travel Research, the occupancy rates for luxury hotels worldwide dropped to 57% from January-July 2009, compared with an average occupancy rate of 71% for the same period in 2008, ...
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25/08/2009.

How Highly-Effective Hotel Managers Communicate


How Highly-Effective Hotel Managers Communicate
If someone were to ask me the most important quality of an effective hotel manager, it would be the ability to communicate clearly with hotel staff, superiors, peers, and guests. I believe ...
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18/08/2009.

Grow Your Recovery Strategy – Preparing for the Inevitable Economic Upswing


Grow Your Recovery Strategy – Preparing for the Inevitable Economic Upswing
While many meeting professionals struggle with declining corporate budgets, Tami Forero has been busier than ever. Her company, Forte Events in Colorado Springs, Colo., which specializes in corporate and nonprofit meetings, saw ...
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09/08/2009.

Advertising Will Change Forever


Advertising Will Change Forever
Here’s one of the things we do at Forrester Research: we interview as many marketers as we can about their plans, identify trends and project future likely conditions, and then we put ...
(Views: 8,229) See more
18/07/2009.

Five Creative Steps Hotels Are Taking To Beat the Recession


Five Creative Steps Hotels Are Taking To Beat the Recession
The recession has stimulated many hoteliers to use some creative ways to drive sales. Their focal point is to create ways to capture sales in the most cost-effective means possible, with the ...
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06/07/2009.

Getting Back to the Basics Part II: Case Studies & Best Practices from the "Hotel Internet Marketing Trenches"


Getting Back to the Basics Part II: Case Studies & Best Practices from the "Hotel Internet Marketing Trenches"
In June 2008, HeBS presented an article titled Getting Back to the Basics: The Hotelier’s Internet Marketing Action Plan for a Difficult Economy. A year later, we would like ...
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24/06/2009.

Let’s Be Honest, Does Your Hotel’s Website Suck? – How and Why People Choose Hotels Online


Let’s Be Honest, Does Your Hotel’s Website Suck? – How and Why People Choose Hotels Online
There’s only one way to know whether or not your website is doing its job and that is to check the number of reservations it’s generating. If you have an independent hotel, ...
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26/05/2009.

Travel is Changing …What Will Hotels Do to Keep-Up?


Travel is Changing …What Will Hotels Do to Keep-Up?
The bursting of the economic bubble altered why and when people travel and has intensified the way they choose where to stay. But, fortunately, a few things haven't changed. Travel has slowed, ...
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21/05/2009.

Mastering Internet Marketing in 2009: Results of the 3rd Benchmark Survey on Hotel Internet Marketing


Mastering Internet Marketing in 2009: Results of the 3rd Benchmark Survey on Hotel Internet Marketing
In the tough year that 2009 is turning out to be for hoteliers, it is crucial to know where every marketing dollar is being spent. When reevaluating marketing plans – as most ...
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25/03/2009.

The Hotel Challenge to Manage Marketing Expenses – What to Cut; What to Keep


The Hotel Challenge to Manage Marketing Expenses – What to Cut; What to Keep
This year, there are few things that are certain, but one thing is for sure; the travel business pie is shrinking. To compound the problem, so many people, in the business and ...
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22/03/2009.

Malaga Tradeshow and Congress Centre Generates EUR 119 Million for Local Economy


Malaga Tradeshow and Congress Centre Generates EUR 119 Million for Local Economy
In 2008, Malaga's Tradeshow and Congress Centre registered a turnover of 6.83 million euros, with an incremental sales volume of 35.44 million euros since opening. Likewise, the centre's direct running costs were ...
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17/03/2009.

Mexico City's World Trade Centre to Host Latin American Summit for Tourist Services


Mexico City's World Trade Centre to Host Latin American Summit for Tourist Services
Promoted by EyeforTravel Latin America, the Travel Trade Forum's Latin American Summit for Tourist Services, which is due to be held from 21-22 April 2009, will address a number of crucial matters, ...
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15/03/2009.

Russian Feeder Market’s Potential for Spanish Tourist Industry


Russian Feeder Market’s Potential for Spanish Tourist Industry
Coinciding with Medvedev’s recent official visit to Spain, a collaboration agreement in the field of tourism was signed with the aim of developing the economic and tourism potential of both countries. However, ...
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11/03/2009.

Ultramar Event Management Organizes Biggest Chinese Executive Trip to Date in Barcelona


Ultramar Event Management Organizes Biggest Chinese Executive Trip to Date in Barcelona
Through the Chinese travel agency CYTS MICE, Michelin China chose the Catalonian company Ultramar to organize an incentive trip for over 500 of the company's executives, which took place in Barcelona from ...
(Views: 7,398) See more
06/03/2009.

In a Recession…Hotel Sales Basics Still Work


In a Recession…Hotel Sales Basics Still Work
We live in a highly technical world; the Internet, blogs, webinars, PDAs ,and email; holy smokes, we sure are getting sophisticated. But, in the process, are we leaving the tried and true ...
(Views: 9,339) See more
30/01/2009.

Planner vs. Recession – boost sales, cut costs and turn the recession into a unique opportunity for professional growth


Planner vs. Recession – boost sales, cut costs and turn the recession into a unique opportunity for professional growth
As stock markets crash, corporate profits plunge and meeting professionals worldwide brace for painful budget cuts, one planner is fighting back with a blog.Once a month, Alison Ray, CMP, founder ...
(Views: 8,609) See more
24/01/2009.

MeetDifferent in the New Economy


MeetDifferent in the New Economy
It’s not pretty out there. As the economy grinds to a crawl and companies slash more meetings, planners are fighting aggressively for every shred of business. Yet, David DuBois, CMP, CAE, is ...
(Views: 8,143) See more
18/01/2009.

Hotel Revenue Management Meets the Recession… Are You Prepared to Fight for Business in ’09?


Hotel Revenue Management Meets the Recession… Are You Prepared to Fight for Business in ’09?
Well, it’s déjà vu all over again, the hotel industry is facing severe business challenges; how we react to those challenges will determine how quickly we can return to some semblance of ...
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