The PYM State of the Industry roundtable was a dinner held in San Francisco, with national and local meeting industry professionals, in October 2012. Click here to download a transcript of the meeting. In attendance: Corporate planner (global business services) Corporate planner (global business services) Corporate planner (technology company) Corporate planner (technology company) Independent/third-party planner (various industries) […]
Nashville-based Gaylord Entertainment has agreed to sell its hotel brand and the rights to manage its four hotels to Marriott for $210 million. It will still own the four hotels but hand over day-to-day operations. Marriott says the deal is part of a plan to expand its group travel and meetings business. The resort and […]
IMEX Frankfurt, the trade show for the worldwide meetings, incentive travel and events industry, closed Thursday with IMEX Group Chairman Ray Bloom announcing a 21 percent increase in individual buyer appointments made with exhibitors during the show. More than 64,000 appointments took place over the three-day trade show, he said, with 40,000 of those made […]
The PYM State of the Industry Roundtable was a dinner held in Austin, Texas, with national and local meeting industry professionals in May 2012. Click here to download a transcript of this session. In attendance: Director of in-market sales for an international hotels and resorts company Program director for a national insurance research agency Senior […]
The American meetings and events industry directly and indirectly supports 6.3 million jobs and generates almost $1 trillion a year in direct, indirect and induced spending. The industry’s direct $106 billion contribution to the U.S. GDP is greater than the amount generated by auto manufacturing ($78 billion), performing arts/spectator sports/museums ($71 billion), and information and data processing services ($76 billion). If indirect and induced spending numbers are included, meeting and event production’s total annual contribution to the GDP is $458 billion.
The PYM State of the Industry Roundtable was a luncheon held in Aspen with local meeting industry professionals in August 2010. In attendance: 1. President/CEO of a local chamber/tourism bureau 2. Director of Sales of a resort hotel with condo and vacation rentals 3. Director of Sales and Marketing for a family owned hotel 4. […]