The annual survey of the International Association of Professional Congress Organisers shows that the number of meetings are increasing in various sectors, from slowly to consistently. The survey tracks the activities of IAPCO members, representing more than 120 professional organizers, meeting planners and managers of international and national congresses, conventions and special events from 41 countries. […]
Arne Sorenson, president and chief operating officer of Marriott International, will become chief executive officer when JW Marriott Jr. steps down in March. Robin Graf was appointed vice president of operations for Castle Resorts & Hotels’ 22 properties in Hawaii, Saipan and New Zealand. Carlson Wagonlit Travel named Andrew Waller president of CWT Europe, Middle […]
Unless you work for a small local business, chances are that at some point you will have to plan an event overseas. When you do, there are a few things you should bear in mind. 1. Educate yourself about cultural sensitivities “The best way to prepare yourself for the cultural expectations of a destination is to […]
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.
A round-up of the latest hotel openings, renovations, new airline service and more destination news, both nationally and internationally.
At the Atlanta CVB press conference Feb. 6, MPI Chair-Elect Ann Godi gave her top reasons companies should be holding meetings. You can watch the video here: