With Earth Day behind us, there is a strong buzz of new sustainability practices. It’s trendy, hip and important to be green—and surveys show attendees and guests give weight to hotels and event properties doing their part to protect resources. The same goes for meetings. Give your attendees a reason to brag about your eco-friendly event (without breaking the bank) by adding a little something extra to your food and beverage menu—alternative straws.
Research shows that women are often very good at negotiating on behalf of others, but are not as successful when negotiating for themselves. You can change that by preparing yourself to negotiate. Here are five simple steps that can empower you as a negotiator and increase your chances of getting what you deserve.
Whether it’s during a meeting of five co-workers or a packed auditorium, getting your audience to pay attention to your speech can be extremely difficult. How do you keep your audience engaged? These five flawless tricks can help you understand, speak to and captivate your audience.
The most common symptoms of jet lag include fatigue, confusion and lack of awareness.That is not good news for those who have to be at their peak to handle all the moving parts at a conference. That is why the following four strategies are must-haves for the global meeting professional toolbox.
Seventy-seven countries from throughout the world, with the support of 41 associations, will celebrate the third annual Global Exhibitions Day (GED) on June 6. Rallies and events will be organized across the world. A list of celebrations can be found here and supporters can use the hashtag #GED18.
The Northwest has a rich Native American culture, and groups can experience it in many ways. Every summer, the Coeur d’Alene Tribe and Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort in Idaho host this colorful, three-day pow wow, which draws 10,000 people per day, while Hibulb Cultural Center exhibits the culture of the Northwest tribes.
Several small, independent hotel companies have raised commission rates to third-party planners, just as some large companies have lowered or are considering lowering the rates. Wigan is now offering 10 percent on rooms and 5 percent on food and beverage.
Dream Hotel Group, which owns Dream Hotels, Time Hotels and Unscripted Hotels, is offering planners 12 percent commission for meetings and groups that are booked and confirmed throughout 2018.
Hotels are beginning to carry their weight in water conservation efforts. InterContinental San Francisco saves 2 million gallons of water each year by utilizing low-flow faucets and toilets, while MGM Grand Las Vegas has converted its natural grass surfaces to water-efficient desert landscaping and artificial turf…
If you want to venture beyond your hotel to a rooftop bar/restaurant, consider these five popular spots in San Francisco that earn raves from residents. All have private event opportunities that still capture the local vibe.