A first-time exhibitor recently arrived on-site at a major meetings industry trade show with company check in hand and instructions from her boss in mind: rent a few furniture items for the booth. No problem, right? Upon speaking with show services providers, the exhibitor was floored to learn that she would have to pay $500+ […]
Have you checked out the bill for the Inauguration festivities? Now, that’s a party. Just to be sworn in costs $1.24 million dollars. Security needs to be high for this historic event, and the costs for police and Port-A-Potty rentals don’t help the budget any. But check out the total cost.
As airfares rise, planners are once again favoring drive-in markets for meetings. But with price of gas at an all-time high, how cost efficient is driving vs. flying? AAA’s Fuel Cost Calculator takes into consideration the make, model and manufacturer of each traveler’s car to determine the cost of one-way and round-trip travel. The Alabama’s […]
The Coaching Center of Austin, Texas, stiffed The Westin Las Vegas $57,000 in food, beverage and other costs it incurred for a dental boot camp in October 2007. Attendees had signed a registration agreement empowering the hotel’s parent company, Columbia Sussex Corp., to recoup the money from third parties. So in March 2008, attendees began to see hundreds of dollars of Westin charges on their credit cards.
Price tags are a top concern for meeting planners, but according to the Knowland Group, only 6 percent of the planners they surveyed list it as their most important criteria for site selection.