Many meeting planners who get laid off decide to go into business for themselves or join third-party planning firms. For them and anyone trying to grow a business during these turbulent times, Dan Adams, author of “New Product Blueprinting: The Handbook for B2B Organic Growth,” has some choice words of advice. “If you’re trying to […]
Have you seen this stupid article? In case you missed it, let me paraphrase it for you: “This just in: We’ve been in a recession since December 2007!”
For months now, hotels and convention and visitors bureaus (CVB) have been scratching their heads over the increase in canceled meeting business and scrambling to find new ways to attract groups. At Florida Encounter, hotel and CVB representatives held a roundtable to discuss what they were doing to maintain or grow business. “Our goal is […]
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By Christine Born When I used the word “recession” in a recent “good news” email about companies that took advantage of difficult times in the past and came out ahead, I got some negative feedback. People don’t like to say the word out loud. Generally, government and financial advisors, news commentators and press reports dance […]
Planners, listen up. Hotels are looking at sluggish growth rates, given diminished demand in a market with increasing supply. But, they won’t be relinquishing the seller’s market mantle or lowering room rates anytime soon.