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How to compare all of your proposals side by side:

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Did you know, you are able to compare all of your proposals side by side? Once you receive at least 2 proposals, you will see the Compare Proposal link under the name of your event. The excel spreadsheet lists all of the properties your RFP was  sent to with the information they included in their proposals.   

by Martha Brooks on June 25, 2014

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Elite Meetings International Announces AttendeeHub

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Elite Meetings International Announces AttendeeHub™ Purpose-Built Event Scheduler Offers Customizable, Mobile-Friendly Solution for Meeting and Event Managers with Programs of 10 to 10,000+ Participants. Santa Barbara, CA – June 3, 2014 – Elite Meetings International (EMI), the leading provider of group business technology solutions, announced the launch of AttendeeHub, an online and mobile-friendly platform for scheduling appointments, managing agendas, and promoting engagement at meetings, events, and conferences of nearly every size. […]

by Martha Brooks on May 30, 2014

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How to send your RFP to additional hotels without re-creating the RFP

Did you know you can send your RFP to additional hotels without re-creating the RFP? It’s easy, just go to your SpeedRFP dashboard on SpeedRFP.com. Click on My RFP’s and you will see your RFP and to the right a blue button that says Send to More Hotels. Click on the button and you will be taken to the search field, input the destination or hotel and then click Request […]

by Deanna Graves on May 15, 2014

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For Top Luxury Hotels and Meeting Planners, Availability is Tight, Demand is Up – and Creative, Disruptive Technology is the Key to Planning Successful Meetings in 2014 and Beyond

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Elite Meetings International’s April 2014 Elite Meetings Alliance at the Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach Cancun Resort & Spa Drives Deals, Anticipates Trends  Santa Barbara, CA – May 7 2014 New technology and conducting business profitably and efficiently in an environment of high demand and tight budgets were hot topics at the April 2014 Elite Meetings Alliance (EMA). Elite Meetings International’s (EMI’s) three-day event, held at the Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach […]

by Martha Brooks on May 7, 2014

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Intern Insights 6: April 2014 EMA

Over already?! I can’t believe how fast this event has flown by. I am so grateful to have been a part of this one-of-a-kind Elite Meetings Alliance event. You all have taught me so much in such a short time. I know I wasn’t the only one who learned something; between the Educational Sessions and One-on-Ones, everyone is coming away from this event with something valuable. A huge thanks goes […]

by Elite Meetings Intern on April 29, 2014

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Intern Insight 5: April 2014 EMA

  Monday mornings are always tough for everyone. I keep my balcony windows open so that the light from the sunrise creeps in, and this made it easier to wake up each morning. As I look out my window everyday, I am so mesmerized by the beautiful ocean of Cancun. I was awake at 6:10 AM and I was ready to get business done. At the EMA, Monday’s are always […]

by Elite Meetings Intern on April 28, 2014

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Intern Insights 4: April 2014 EMA

WOW! Where do I start? I’m currently lounging on my balcony, overlooking the Sunset Terrace, and watching the exceptional JSAV Team and Fiesta Americana staff members pack up this dinner party. They deserve a huge shout out for the amazing service they have been providing to us. This morning I enjoyed a delicious Mexican breakfast at the Isla Contoy along side some of the early-bird planners. After my meal, I […]

by Elite Meetings Intern on April 27, 2014

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Intern Insights 3: April 2014 EMA

It is finally the weekend, and I had a fantastic beginning of the April 2014 EMA! Wow, what a day! Today I realized how exciting it is to be in the hospitality industry. So far, I have been learning a lot from the EMA team and also from you, the planners and hoteliers! It is interesting how I can learn so much more beyond the window-less walls of the lecture hall. While […]

by Elite Meetings Intern on April 27, 2014

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Intern Insights 2: April 2014 EMA

  Hello everyone! This is Tori and Betsy, coming to you live from the Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach Cancun Resort & Spa! Yesterday we left Santa Barbara at 2 AM wearing our warm sweatshirts, forgetting how hot and perfect the weather would be like in Cancun. Thanks to AeroMexico, traveling was a breeze and, before we knew it, we were in Mexico! My, oh my, are you guys in for […]

by Elite Meetings Intern on April 26, 2014

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Intern Insights 1: April 2014 EMA

  ¡Hola and welcome to the April Elite Meetings Alliance hosted at the sprawling beachside Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach Cancun Resort & Spa! My name is Ross Monnich, Elite meetings Intern and face behind Intern Insights, the daily EMA event blog. When Margaret peeked her head around the corner of my cubicle in March 2013 and asked if I would be interested in writing the event blog for my […]

by Ross Monnich on April 23, 2014

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2014 Digital Magazine Versions are Available Now!

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  The 2014 Elite Meetings magazine platinum edition  is available now on Hudson newsstands in major airports throughout the United States. But what if you can’t get to a terminal? Have no fear, dear meeting planning guru. Ready to access Elite Meetings magazine? View the digital version of Platinum here, and Gold here. Happy reading!

by Martha Brooks on March 26, 2014

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You Asked, We Listened!

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You know that feeling of anticipation you get before opening a long-awaited gift from a friend? Well, that’s how I am feeling now. The excitement is overwhelming! I’ve been working with the FaceTime Appointment Scheduler for the last 4 years. In this time, I have watched it grow from a fledgling software system into a robust and comprehensive event appointment scheduler for the masses. Along the way, I’ve had the […]

by Janelle Caballero on February 25, 2014

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The Sonesta Collection Adopts SpeedRFP to Power the eRFP Process for 51 of its Domestic, International, and Extended Stay Hotels

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Santa Barbara, Calif.: February 20, 2014—Elite Meetings International (EMI) announced today that its cloud-based, request-for-proposal (RFP) system, SpeedRFP, has been selected by the Sonesta Collection to power the electronic RFP process for its brand and for 51 of its top properties for groups. The Sonesta Collection joins some of the world’s most recognized brands and independent hotels currently utilizing SpeedRFP technology to power their websites’ electronic RFP processes for meetings, […]

by Martha Brooks on February 20, 2014

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Meeting Planners and Suppliers Bat 1000 at Bacara Resort & Spa for the January 2014 Elite Meetings Alliance

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Santa Barbara, Calif.: February 6, 2014—Elite Meetings International (EMI) wrapped up its January 2014 Elite Meetings Alliance (EMA) with high scores, high praise, and equally high expectations for resulting business between the meeting planners and suppliers in attendance. The event, held January 26–28, 2014, at Santa Barbara’s Bacara Resort & Spa, combined a full slate of well-received education, two days of one-on-one appointments, and numerous opportunities for networking. Exit surveys […]

by Martha Brooks on February 6, 2014

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The Magic of Mexico: Puerto Vallarta & Riviera Nayarit

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico’s second most visited tourist destination—together with the Riviera Nayarit, a recently designated tourist destination just north of town—nestles in a narrow corridor between the emerald peaks of the Sierra Madre and the azure waters of the Pacific. In addition to state-of-the-art conference facilities, the city offers a host of meetings experts, DMCs, highly trained and motivated support staff, some 21,000 hotel rooms (more than half rated four star […]

by Annette Burden on February 5, 2014

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Intern Insights 6: January EMA

By: Ross Monnich It is interesting to reminisce on my very first EMA in San Diego and how much I have changed since that experience.The closest I’d come to business trips back then was the occasional “managers treat” run to the local Chinese joint in Stockton to buy lunch for my fellow lifeguards.  I didn’t have a business suit when the first edition of ‘Intern Insights’ was published and I […]

by Ross Monnich on January 29, 2014

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Intern Insights 5: January EMA

By: Ross Monnich It was an early one this morning. Our call time was at 6AM and I vaguely recall prepping the One-on-One room before devouring a massive breakfast and manning the Hospitality Desk until noon. Monday has typically been the fastest and most intense day of the EMA program but I felt at ease this go-around, comfortable in my obligations. However smoothly these things may run during the event, […]

by Ross Monnich on January 28, 2014

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Intern Insights 4: January EMA

By: Ross Monnich   I had wild ambitions for my Sunday morning. When I was informed that my allotted Sunday call-time would be 11:30, my mind instantly kicked into plan-making mode. I was going to wake up at 6am and plow through a few chapters of my book, knock out some ab exercises, run down the beach to surf, and then sprint back up in time for an early breakfast. […]

by Ross Monnich on January 27, 2014

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Intern Insights 3: January EMA

By: Ross Monnich   Saturday at the Bacara Resort & Spa was a frenzy of excitement, education, and arrivals and ended with one of the classiest affairs to bless these Californian bluffs. I don’t know if it’s because I have worked four of these events before or if the local comfort is keeping the pressure off, but this event got off the ground smoothly and relatively stress-free. On the down low, […]

by Ross Monnich on January 26, 2014

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Intern Insights 2: January EMA

By: Ross Monnich   I can just barely make out the red Spanish tile roofs of the Bacara villas from Sands, the crowded workhorse surf break in Isla Vista. I have often sat in the water staring North up the beach, wanting to make the push and explore new places in my own backyard but always finding a lame excuse that prevents me from actually pulling the trigger.  So to […]

by Ross Monnich on January 25, 2014

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