Shipping is one of those areas that isn't a problem until the items you shipped don't arrive. Then, the scrambling begins. In this best practices article, I'd like to cover the three areas of shipping, general information, shipping domestically and overseas.
Depending on the type of event you’re planning, the CVB may be all you need to navigate the landscape of your host destination. However, when a more personalized and expert approach is needed, it may be necessary to enlist the help of a destination management company (DMC). According to Michelle Yurcak, a certified destination management [...]
Meetings and event expenditures can represent up to 60 percent of a company’s transient business travel costs and 1.5 percent of its revenues, but many companies don’t have a cohesive meeting and event spending strategy. If they did, they could save an average of 10 to 25 percent of that meetings and event spend annually, [...]
A successful meeting, conference or special event all rely on one major component — registration. That’s because almost every aspect of an event is determined by the number of attendees, including: Hotel guest rooms Food and beverage for all functions and breaks Meeting space for general session, breakouts and other functions Registration hand-out material Printed programs or pre-loaded USB drives [...]
Table of contents for Meeting SustainablyLocal. Seasonal. Organic. How to green your meeting menuGreen transportation tipsI am currently working on a meeting in Las Vegas, Nev. — a destination where nearly all my attendees will be either flying or driving in for the event. Once they land, they will need transportation from the airport (and [...]
Ever hear those stories about families who rent a vacation house together? Rarely does it turn out well, especially the first time. Count on disagreements over children’s bedtimes, room allocations, paying for food and clean-up. Now multiply those decisions by thousands and you have what meeting planners and executives face when they try to co-locate [...]