Corporate Groups Can Say "The Butler Did It"

Think butlers are the domain of the aristocracy or period pieces like Downton Abbey? Think again. Butlers are a surprisingly affordable service enhancement for corporate groups.  Butler service is a great convenience for business travellers who usually find that suits and casual clothing have more

Event Planning Through Thru Summer's 5 Dead Zones

Spring is just around the corner, and that means summer's not far behind. Though it may be a bit early to put away the winter woolens, the time is right to pull out the calendar and review how summer's pace may impact your upcoming meeting schedule. When you next sit down to plan, keep the more

KLM's Meet & Seat: A Brilliant Idea to Improve Event Networking

Kudos to KLM Royal Dutch Airlines for launching a brilliant idea that takes networking to a whole new level. KLM's Meet & Seat program, launched in 2012, leverages the power of social networks (specifically Facebook and LinkedIn) to help passengers find out if others attending the same event will more

Incentive Destinations: Easter Island

As we are just coming out of Easter season, I thought it would be interesting to learn about Easter Island (Isla de Pascua), a perfect choice for corporate groups that have seen it all. Getting to Easter Island is easier now that there are flights from Lima, Peru. (LAN has direct flights to more

Could Possible Twitter Changes Affect Event Planners?

#Nooooooo That’s a hashtag that a lot of Twitter addicts might be using upon the news that Twitter may be reconstructing how @replies and #hashtags function in the future. As reported on, Twitter’s head of news, Vivian Schiller, apparently had made a comment during a speech that more

Puck Tops Dallas with Reunion Tower Dining

Dallas' recently reopened Reunion Tower has not one but two crowning achievements: Wolfgang Puck's casual eatery, the Cloud Nine Cafe and his fine-dining restaurant, Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck. Both restaurants are located above the Tower's all new GeO-Deck and can claim magnificent views thanks more

Promotions Hub: Southward Bound

​Is it any wonder that the southeastern U.S. has some of the most popular meeting destinations in the country? What's not to love about a scenic Gulf Coast setting, a lush urban center of culture, and the Birthplace of the Blues, just to name three. Check out these sensational Southeast deals:* more

To Bundle or Unbundle Managed Travel? Is that the question?

Bundling, unbundling, ancillary this or that, the airlines have been very successful in "unbundling" and I am beginning to see that many travel managers are thinking about doing the same thing with their programs. In years past we relied entirely on the TMC to provide us with a "one stop shop" more

10 Ways to Bring Mother Nature into Any Event

Although snow is still putting in an occasional appearance in Canada and parts of the U.S. and Europe, event calendars are well into spring. Regardless of your budget, adding a touch of nature will freshen up event venues. Here are 10 ways to bring Spring and nature into any event. Select a more

Expect the Unexpected: Five Fun and Unique Meeting Ideas in Northern Michigan

Between gorgeous settings like Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, ABC Good Morning America’s (2011) “Most Beautiful Place in America” and up-and-coming wine regions Old Mission and Leelanau Peninsula, Traverse City provides a setting to make your next meeting stand apart. On top of its more
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