Category Archives: Tips & Tools


Eliminate Packing from Travel

In a way, business trips and vacations start the night before you leave home, when you are tasked with the dreaded chore of…dun dun dun…packing. It is the bane of many travelers’ existence. Packing is very time consuming, and can cause some travelers to feel stressed or anxious.

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Fly Like a Boss

Meeting professionals don’t have to break the bank to live the high life, because many programs make it easy for them to travel luxuriously and hassle-free at reasonable prices. These five VIP flight experiences cut the stress out of business travel.

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6 Tips to Get the Most Out of Post-Event Surveys

Participant engagement is a vital part of every meeting and conference, but the focus is too often placed on engagement before and during the meeting, rather than after. A comprehensive approach to post-event engagement can strengthen relationships with participants and improve every aspect of future events.

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Preparing for a Leaner Commission World

The news that Hilton Hotels & Resorts will follow Marriott International in cutting commissions to third-party planners from 10 to 7 percent was met with a combination of groans, sobs and anger. That was followed by announcements from groups offering to help transition to what many are acknowledging is the new reality.

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8 Important Lessons to Take Away from Airline Missteps

MBLM’s recently released Brand Intimacy 2018 Report showed that by almost any measure—price resiliency, loyalty and level of FOMO (fear of missing out)—one industry, travel, is coming in dead last when it comes to connecting with people in a meaningful way. Is it really that surprising?

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Sound Advice for Booking Acts

Event planners are always looking to make a lasting impression. Beyond a great keynote speaker and spirited breakout sessions, the entertainment portion of an event itinerary is a memorable moment waiting to happen—especially when a big-name musical act performs a private show for attendees.

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