Dear travel manager, have you thought about what the economic outlook for your small or medium-size business will be a year from now? Eighteen months? Well, according to America Airlines’ second annual survey, 71 percent of SMB travel managers project an increase in their companies’ economic outlook by December 2013. And with more money, comes more […]
I write many of these articles due to an experience that I have had with a client. If you follow me at all, you’ll find that I often stress that great planning up front, makes all the difference in the world. Especially, when it comes to mitigating a short fall. Attrition is something better avoided […]
In the face of continued low occupancy and less overall meeting activity, many of the national hotel chains are moving away from the personal relationship-building sales experience upon which their loyal customer base was built. Now, sales teams that may as well be located on what seem to be opposite sides of the country contend for my, and your, hotel business.
In the first six months of 2009, total business travel spending was down by 12.5 percent. That cut in spending may have put those companies at a competitive disadvantage.
MPI President and CEO Bruce MacMillan shares his thoughts on the AIG fallout and how important meetings, events and conferences are to our economic recovery. Dear Editor, I’ve followed with interest the coverage of executive excess at AIG and comments by Attorney General Cuomo that led to the subsequent cancellation of most of AIG’s planned […]
Meeting planning is second only to executive management as a key function of associations, according to the 2005 Association CEO Survey released by the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA).