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  • Breathing New Life Into Frequently Utilized Event Destinations, 21 Feb 2017

    I am often asked by clients when they should utilize a destination management company (a “DMC”) versus when they should manage things directly. They expect an…

  • Back to Basics: Pre-Event Registration, 08 Feb 2017

    Whether you’re new to event planning or have been in the game for several years, you may be asking yourself from time to time whether or…

  • Tech Tuesday: 2017’s Tech Trend Spotlight, 07 Feb 2017

    As we kick off 2017 with our extensive list of upcoming events to come for the next 360 something days, there is a lot of event…

  • How to Give Your Attendees the “Local” Experience, 23 Jan 2017

    Planning an event that interacts with local culture and opens up a new world for attendees is one of the main difficulties that you might experience…

  • Successful Room Block Management Part 3: Cut-off Dates, 21 Jan 2017

    This is the final installment in our series on room block management, where we’ve pulled back the curtain to reveal how hotels work to manage your…

  • Successful Room Block Management Part 2: Attrition, 14 Jan 2017

    This is the second of three blog posts on managing your room block. Click here to read the first post about how hotels manage your block and the…

  • Utilizing Your Event’s Downtime to Engage Attendees, 12 Jan 2017

    We often think of the event lifecycle in three stages: pre-, during and post-event. But what’s an event planner to do during that long, several month stretch…

  • Successful Room Block Management Part 1: Blind Cuts, 07 Jan 2017

    Successfully managing your event room block requires an understanding of how the hotel forecasts group occupancy.  There are probably more factors that can affect your ability…

  • Less is More, For Your Site Selection Process, 30 Dec 2016

    One of the first steps in the hotel selection process is contacting hotels to get rates and check availability. You compile all of your meeting details…

  • Five New Year’s Resolutions for Meeting Planners, 27 Dec 2016

    Nearing the end of 2016, it is time to reflect on the last 12 months and plan ahead for the new year. What changes would we…