PCMA, MPI, ASAE, ISES … random letters, right? Not if you’re in the events industry. Explore them if you want to get more involved.
No. 1: Learning to work smarter will save your company time and money. Most meeting planners begin their careers with no specific training. But it’s a complex job; one that can involve anything from sending out requests for proposals to setting up registration, securing sponsorships, booking speakers, managing travel, negotiating contracts, planning meal functions and […]
Florida Governor Charlie Crist has given the Florida hotel industry a green incentive. Since Jan. 1, hotels have had to have Florida Green Lodging certification in order to be considered host sites for government-sponsored meetings. Currently, 54 Florida hotels have earned the “Green Lodging” designation from the Department of Environmental Protection; 207 hotels have applied […]
Have you ever seen letters behind hospitality professionals’ names and wondered what that is all about? Education expert and planner Jackie Thornton explains the difference between a CMP and the 17 other certifications available.
The Convention Industry Council (CIC) is now offering the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) application and handbook online, free of charge, at conventionindustry.org.
Marriott International is one of the world’s most popular lodging companies, but many meeting and destination planners are ineligible to earn commissions when they book rooms at one of its 2,800 properties worldwide. In 2007, a new policy went into effect requiring travel agencies and all travel intermediaries gain certification from the Airline Reporting Corporation (ARC) or the International Air Transport Association (IATA/IATAN).