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6 Strategies for Large Event Contract Negotiations

While some event professionals may gleefully embrace the prospect of negotiating contracts for large events, many would rather run for the hills. To make the process less daunting, here are six tactics to strengthen your hand at the bargaining table: 1. Consider multi-year agreements In many instances, event professionals can land sweet deals if they…

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How to Negotiate: Room Blocks

Booking a block at a hotel is one of the biggest expenses on your budget—and one of the most important for your attendees. Here are a few tips on how to make the most of your negotiations. Rule #1: Know what you want then ask for more it It is important to know exactly what…

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5 Big Hotel Concessions that Planners Can Obtain

Faced with the challenges of curbing costs and providing attendees with special experiences, planners often negotiate for complimentary guest rooms, suite upgrades, rebooking options and other concessions while negotiating an RFP. Hotels expect to make a few concessions in RFPs, particularly for groups booking 10 or more room nights, so it’s particularly important for planners…

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Business Travel Flexibility Pays Off in Free Gift Cards

A new start-up by Priceline.com founder Jay Walker will reward employees who are flexible about their business travel. By booking their hotel and flight packages on the soon-to-be-released mobile app Upside, they will save their companies 5-15 percent off travel costs, and personally earn up to $200 in free e-gift cards to popular retailers for…

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Branson, Missouri

Affordable Meetings at Branson, Missouri

Smart Meetings Reporting Live from Branson, Missouri Branson, Missouri, located 40 miles south of Springfield and nestled in the heart of the Ozark Mountains, has been called the live entertainment capital of the world. Presenting dozens of live music, comedy and theatrical shows annually, it is one of the Midwest’s premiere tourist destinations. Surrounded by…

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Hollywood Meetings

Movie Magic: Hollywood’s ‘Lights, Camera, Action!’

Nowhere else in the world are attendees able to experience the thrill of Hollywood moviemaking more than at the celebrated film studios in the area. Paramount, Universal, Warner Bros., 20th-Century Fox and other names conjure up Hollywood’s Golden Age of the 1930s and 1940s, as well as epic and beloved movies and TV shows produced…

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Meet is Style – More Meetings Mean Multiple Rewards

Discover the ultimate Southern California oceanfront retreat, located in Orange County, between Los Angeles and San Diego in the legendary community known as “Surf City, USA.” Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach is easily accessible from three major airports and convenient to all of southern California’s main attractions. Overlooking miles of pristine beaches with spectacular views of…

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Hyatt Regency DFW: Texas-Sized Value

Sponsored by Hyatt Regency DFW Land your next meeting at Hyatt Regency DFW and enjoy Texas meeting options as big as the Texas sky. A central location with a breadth of options for attendees, Dallas/Fort Worth is one of the foremost convention destinations in the world. The DFW area boasts an expansive array of entertainment…

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Meeting Deals of the Day

Outdoor function space at The Commons Hotel, Minneapolis   Minnesota Geek Meet “GIVE US YOUR MEETING AND WE’LL GIVE YOU THE WORLD!” shouts The Commons Hotel, the 304-room Noble House property situated on the University of Minnesota’s campus next to downtown Minneapolis. The stylish hotel has more than 20,000 sq. ft. of meeting space. With a nod to…

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