Powered by the event innovators at etouches

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Increase Bookings Inside Event Room Blocks, 15 Nov 2016

    The Event Room Demand Study found that, on average, one in three group room reservations in the United States are booked outside of the contracted event…

  • 5 Tips for a Successful First Site Inspection, 11 Nov 2016

    Site inspections are the last check before you make your final decision on a hotel for your meeting, event or conference. This step is important because,…

  • 5 Global Locations Event Profs Should Look Out For, 08 Nov 2016

    Now more than ever, the global event planning industry has spread to other locations around the world. While larger cities such as London or New York…