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

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

  • 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…

  • Top Webinars of 2016, 21 Dec 2016

    2016 was an interesting year, especially for our monthly webinar program! With an extensive lineup of amazing presenters to the wide array of topics they covered,…

  • Save Money on Your Meetings with Flexible RFPs, 17 Dec 2016

    “These dates are not flexible!” We see that phrase in just about every meeting RFP, but here’s the problem with it: when you acknowledge up front…

  • Supercharge Your RFP by Sharing Your Meeting History, 30 Nov 2016

    As an event professional, you may already know what meeting history is and why it’s important. But if you’re new to this term, here’s a quick…

  • Add Value to Your Event With Hotel Concessions, 28 Oct 2016

    Are you cashing in on these savings opportunities for your event? If you’re booking an event that includes 10 room nights or more, be sure to…

  • How to Successfully Book Space-Only Meetings, 22 Oct 2016

    Have you even been tasked with booking a space-only meeting? If you have, then you understand the struggle. If you haven’t yet, you need to be…

  • Making Hotels’ Space-to-Rooms Ratio Work for Your Events, 15 Sep 2016

    Although doing math brings on anxiety for most, in the world of meetings, some basic math skills can take you far. And when it comes to…

  • Customer Collaboration in the Digital Age, 12 Sep 2016

    How can I gain more than my fair share of today’s growing market? We hear this question a lot from event planners. Our advice: take customer…

  • Geo-Cloning Your Event, 08 Jun 2015

    This post was written by William Thomson, Head Honcho at Gallus Events The decision to take an event from your home market and replicate it in…