Hospitality on Horizon: Europe

Luxury hotels opening in Europe in 2015 exemplify exactly what today’s top-tier meeting attendees expect—and then some. Here's a

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Hospitality on Horizon: Asia

Luxury hotels opening in Asia in 2015 exemplify exactly what today’s top-tier meeting attendees expect—and then some. Here's a

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7 Tips for Planning Events in Asia

Asia is the world’s largest, most populous, up-and-coming continent. With some 51 countries—whose MICE industry maturity levels vary greatly—it can be misleading to use a broad brush when characterizing various geographies. While there can be

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Peer Genius: Advice for New Meeting Planners

“Build solid relationships with your partners. As planners, we dream up how everything will look, sound, and taste, and then work with our partners to create that reality. Inevitably, something will happen to challenge that vision—a thunderstorm will

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First Class Finds: Cheers!

Need a gift that will get conference goers excited about that upcoming event in Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, or other major U.S. city? Boston-based theUncommonGreen etches street maps of select neighborhoods from Portland to Manhattan

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Travel Hub: Layover Lures

Frequent flyers linger longer in airports these days, whether due to security, scheduling, or the overall quickening of our daily lives. While some airports seem resigned to remain merely sleepless purgatories between point A and point B, others

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A Top 10 List for Better Hotel Contracts

Has this ever happened to you? Your client’s event is cancelled by the supplier just a few months before the event. Suddenly they (and you, as the planner) must scramble to find a new venue. If that original contract had not had some built-in

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The Week in Reviews

See what fellow meeting planners said about their experiences at the Diplomat Resort & Spa Hollywood, EPIC - Miami a Kimpton Hotel, and Rancho Valencia. We’re highlighting three here, but you'll find many more on EliteMeetings.com.

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Apps Every Planner Will Love

I recently started with a new company, and as excited as I am to be at a new place, I am even more excited to learn cool new things. Of course it’s great to learn shortcuts and better planning practices, but here’s what really excites me: apps that

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First Class Finds: Seas the Day

From gifts that leave a lasting impression to activities that make real connections, these premium picks promise a strategic advantage for meeting professionals. Seas the Day Today’s attendees want authentic cultural experiences;

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Peer Genius: Advice for New Planners

“Concentrate on the basics and work backward from there.  If your budget is limited, try to guide your “powers that be” to devote more of it to food and beverage and quality production equipment.  It is not nearly as important to have an amazing

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8 Ways to Refresh Your Annual Conference

An annual conference provides the unique opportunity to bond relationships between peers, clients, investors, vendors, and prospective business partners. It creates a stage where people can come together and reflect on exceptional accomplishments as

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Picture Perfect – Tips on Working with an Event Photographer

An investment in great photos just keeps on giving. Photography that successfully tells the story—and captures the emotions of an event—pays dividends for years on end, in everything from printed collateral to social media to future promotions and

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What’s New in the Bahamas? 3 Reasons to Plan a Trip Right Now

About 3,200 sun-kissed islands and cays scatter over 500 miles of Atlantic Ocean in the Bahamas, where tourism, the nation's No. 1 industry, centers mostly on the islands of New Providence, Paradise, and Grand Bahama. Meeting planners drawn to

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The Week in Reviews

See what fellow meeting planners said about their experiences at the Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall, The Broadmoor,  and ARIA Resort and Casino. We’re highlighting three here, but you'll find many more on EliteMeetings.com. Enjoy! ARIA Resort

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EMA Insights & Takeaways 5: January 2015 EMA

  We started out the day with an early breakfast from 7:30 am to 9:00 am and headed into the morning Education Session: Health is Haute in Meetings lead by speaker Tracy Latkovic. Her topic combines her two great passions: Health and

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EMA Insights & Takeaways 4: January 2015 EMA

Attendees launch into the Sunday activities with fresh faces and a well deserved good night's sleep! We gathered for breakfast at 8:00 am and headed into today's Education Sessions. The Education Sessions began with speaker Debra Zabloudil's

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EMA Insights & Takeaways 3: January 2015 EMA

  And we’re off... like a bobsled on ice! We’ve spent the day checking in the guests and discussing the exciting activities to come. With Zen Spa to our left and Island Routes to our right, the hospitality desk crew bear witness to

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EMA Insights & Takeaways 2: January 2015 EMA

  There’s no better way to start the day here at the Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall than to sit down at the water’s edge with a hot cup of coffee from GrindZ – Hyatt Ziva’s coffeehouse featuring Jamaica brews and delicious pastries. With the sound

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EMA Insights & Takeaways 1: January 2015 EMA

Welcome Home. Big wide smiles, calm relaxed eyes and a whole-hearted love for life is what you can expect to behold here at this year’s January Elite Meetings Alliance in Montego Bay, Jamaica.  From the second I stepped foot onto Jamaican land, I’ve

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