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  • 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…

  • 5 Simple Tips to Get Faster Responses to Your RFPs, 23 Dec 2016

    The biggest change that has taken place over the last several years is the adoption of eRFPs, the technology that enables planners to send their meeting…

  • Top Blog Posts of 2016, 19 Dec 2016

    This past year was a successful one for the etouches wethink blog. Not only did we cover a wide range of event industry topics and trends…

  • 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…

  • Turn the Tables on the F&B Minimum, 08 Dec 2016

    One of the main reasons that people love to attend face-to-face events is for the opportunity to network with likeminded professionals. While most meetings have dedicated…

  • The Prenup for Meetings and Events, 03 Dec 2016

    Get the best performance from your “out clause.” It’s in the contract for a reason—to give you an “out” in the event the hotel doesn’t provide…