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  • How to Leverage Your Meeting Spend to Drive Bigger Savings, 05 Sep 2017

    Imagine you could save your company millions of dollars every year. That’s the savings large companies let fall through the cracks by under-leveraging their total meeting…

  • Gain Control of Small Meeting Spend in 5 Easy Ways, 13 Jul 2017

    Travel and procurement directors now have unprecedented visibility into meeting and event spend. Recent innovations in venue sourcing shine a light on a trove of data…

  • Find the Best City for Your Next Global Meeting, 10 Jul 2017

    Deciding on a city to host a global meeting can be a challenging decision when everyone’s travel preferences differ. From choosing a fine hotel to deciding…

  • 4 KPIs Every Travel Manager Should Track for Meetings & Events, 22 Jun 2017

    We’ve seen increased demand on travel managers in recent years to gain more visibility into meetings and events. It makes sense; meetings, travel and expense management…

  • 4 Hotel Negotiation Tactics Every Event Planner Should Know, 16 Mar 2017

    For many event planners, negotiating with venues is just slightly more enjoyable than a root canal. But to make these events happen – especially in a…

  • 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…

  • 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…