Despite reassurances that the recession is over, corporate purse strings aren’t getting any looser. And that, coupled with increasing hotel and transportation costs and short booking windows, is leaving meeting and event planners feeling pinched. On the meeting supply side, hotel and convention sales managers are having a hard time connecting with potential clients and […]
If you’re looking to arrange ride-shares from New York City airports, GO Airlink NYC offers 24/7 reservations, transportation and customer service through their call center. Their fleet of 10-seat vans and six-passenger SUVs serve John F. Kennedy International Airport, LaGuardia International Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport. The company also can arrange city tours in […]
I am currently working on a meeting in Las Vegas, Nev. — a destination where nearly all my attendees will be either flying or driving in for the event. Once they land, they will need transportation from the airport (and back again), to an offsite group trip, as well as options for exploring the city […]
Ground transportation is a very tricky part of the event planning industry because if done right no one really thinks to thank you. How hard is it to order a car/bus and driver? Here is the answer: harder than you think. If ground transportation isn’t done correctly — for example, a shuttle bus hits a […]
When the Hyatt Regency San Antonio decided to implement eco-friendly measures, it didn’t stop at installing CFL lightbulbs or recycling. With support from VIA Metropolitan Transit and San Antonio partnership, the hotel distributed 375 bus passes to workers, providing free public transportation to and from work through 2008. Each active bus pass is estimated to […]
What are the top three issues facing the hospitality, travel and tourism industry? That was the main question in a survey sent out this month by the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association Inc. (HSMAI).
Traffic congestion is a problem nearly everywhere you go. As a result, there are more inventive solutions and modes of transport than ever before. Here’s a look at some creative ways to get your attendees to and from the airport:
Now that airlines have implemented new restrictions on carry-on luggage and checked items, some planners are examining ways to minimize the amount of luggage attendees need to bring with them. Here’s a list of tips guaranteed to minimize hassles at the airport.
Airline industry woes have dominated news headlines lately, but planners disagree about how this is changing the way they book group tickets. Raul Santa, who works for the non-profit organization Jobs for Progress National, Inc., based in Irving, Texas, says the organization no longer attempts to handle everyone’s flight arrangements for its annual conference.
Next time you meet in Houston, think about putting a TaxiCard in your delegates’ welcome packages. TaxiCards may be purchased for any dollar amount with a $25 minimum and delegates can add funds and review card balances online. TaxiCard holders simply present the pre-loaded card to the taxi driver at the start of the trip, […]