If meeting industry suppliers want to be competitive during the second half of 2010, they need to pay attention to pricing; deliver value and quality rather than frills and extras; focus on drive-in markets, return on investment (ROI) and corporate social responsibility (CSR); and offer affordable Internet access and hybrid meeting technology. Those were the […]
How to keep staff motivated, tailor your product to the economy and meet event planner expectations were some of the solutions discussed at this event, held on Feb. 24, 2010 in Austin, Texas, which gathered current PYM partners together to discuss current sales and marketing challenges in the meetings industry.
If 2009 was “the perfect storm” that disrupted the meetings industry, then Danielle Babilino insists she was the poster child for everything that could have gone wrong. “I represent the five-diamond, five-star Wynn/Encore in Las Vegas, which opened in December 2008,” explained the senior vice president of hotel sales at the 2010 Meetings Exploration Conference […]
At 2pm CT/3pm ET today, PYM partners are gathering to discuss the State of the Industry. Join them via live webcast from the AT&T Executive Education Conference Center at the University of Texas in Austin by clicking the item below or visiting http://188.8.131.52:8080/attconference. PYM Town Hall Austin: State of the Industry Live webcast of 2010 […]
The PYM Town Hall: State of the Industry was a partner appreciation event hosted by Plan Your Meetings and held at the 755 Club at Turner Field in Atlanta, Ga., on Feb. 5, 2010. The event was designed to be a group “think-tank” session between PYM advertising partners, representing hotels, convention and visitors bureaus, restaurants, […]
Tourism is Mexico’s third-largest source of revenue and foreign exchange. Its recent decline has greatly impacted the four million Mexicans employed by the industry. From the economic downturn to the Influenza A H1N1 outbreak, Mexico is still weathering a financial storm, but wants everyone to know it’s open for business.
As the cost of airfare and gas soars, consumer and business travel continues to decline. After experiencing record occupancy rates, profits and revenues in 2007, the hotel industry is bracing for a tough 2009. By the end of next year, pundits predict hotel profits may be down as much as 20 percent….
More than 40 representatives from hotels, convention and visitors bureaus (CVBs), special facilities and other meetings industry suppliers recently gathered in Atlanta to discuss current economic challenges and potential solutions at the Plan Your Meetings (PYM) Town Hall: State of the Industry luncheon…