Here’s the BIG Picture

The first quarter is over and businesses, organizations and associations are well into 2017, realizing this is the year of big changes. All research indicates that the meeting, event...


3 Ways to Make Your Meetings More Relaxed

With the wellness trend showing no sign of slowing, does going “meeting casual” enhance the attendee experience by allowing one to be more present and engaged? Visit Santa Cruz County thinks so. Meetings are about connecting, sharing ideas, solving problems, and being inspired. In a casual setting where wellness is a focus, individuals will feel


Meet in the Heart of Iconic Cities

When planning a spectacular meeting or event, Trump Hotels™ can offer you the highest level of luxury in dramatic settings that provide unrivaled views and a sense of immersion into the local culture.  Weather you stay in Vancouver, Chicago, Washington, D.C., or SoHo in New York, we ensure that your experience at each iconic destination


Pushing the Experiential Envelope with Smaller Meetings

Meeting planners know this. Smaller meetings are not always the easiest to plan and their attendees sometimes don’t get to see much except for the walls of their meeting and hotel rooms. With budget cuts becoming the norm in today’s operating environment, the experiential part of the program usually gets the boot. RFPs aside, it’s


Hong Kong Revolutionizes Its MICE Rewards Programme with Three Star Offers

Meetings and Exhibitions Hong Kong (MEHK) has announced a revolutionary upgrade of its MICE hospitality programme ‘Hong Kong Rewards!’ in its efforts to continue to lure high quality MICE business to the city in 2017. The new 2017/18 Hong Kong Rewards! programme will take effect on April 1, 2017. This year the programme will have


Leveraging Your DMO, Entirely

Time, the non-renewable workplace resource.  Streamlining tasks has become a top priority for organizations no matter their business focus.  In the meetings industry, it has become critical to use time effectively; to be a savvy industry professional.  Over the year’s professionals that have been marketing destinations in Canada, your DMO (Destination Marketing Organization) has bared



Mohonk Mountain House Unveils Its First New Accommodations In More Than 100 Years

In September 2016, Mohonk Mountain House opened Grove Lodge, the legendary resort’s first new accommodations in more than 100 years. Nestled next to a tranquil fern grove on the northeast side of the 1,200-acre property, Grove Lodge features six well-appointed rooms and a sprawling great room, all with custom designed furniture from local craftsmen, making


How Will Your Next Meeting INSPIRE?

There’s a reason Pasadena is the perfect choice for meetings. The weather is idyllic. Mountain views and blue skies abound. And today, this fabled city offers the same intimate neighborhood allure, yet now infused with a new modern energy and metropolitan offerings that make it a destination in itself. Just ten miles from downtown Los