Planners wishing to book meetings and events aboard cruise lines now have a new option. Seasite.com is the first Web portal designed solely for the cruise meetings industry, gathering the top cruise lines together into an easy to navigate, searchable database that allows planners to search by various criteria. Each line has a “mini site” […]
Finding a location and vendors is one of the most basic things planners do. But oftentimes, they forget to include essential information on their request for proposals (RFPs). Here’s a handy checklist of things to include along with some tips on making the most of the follow-up. Keep in mind that meeting suppliers will respond more quickly to a RFP if they know that they are only one of a handful being considered.
On Feb. 1, 2008, a free online search engine and RFP delivery service quietly launched on Cvent.com. There were no ad campaigns; no press releases were distributed. Yet within 90 days, the Cvent Supplier Network service had 4,000 registered meeting planners, and had delivered more than 10,000 RFPs. “The biggest thing I tell my peers […]
In the past, RFPs submitted to the Orlando/Orange County CVB were distributed to relevant member organizations, regardless of whether they technically were located within Orlando city limits. After all, Walt Disney World is in Lake Buena Vista, and some Kissimmee convention properties are closer to the theme parks than Orlando properties.
That policy has changed, and properties in Kissimmee (Osceola County) no longer will receive leads from submitted meeting and convention RFPs, even if the hotels are member organizations.