Meeting Planner

The One Practice That Will Earn a Meeting Planner’s Trust

Even with the best of intentions, some hotel sales managers unwittingly prioritize winning the sale before building trust with the meeting planner. By simply...
Book group business

Five Closing Tactics to Book Group Business

Blazingly successful group sales managers and directors don’t wait to initiate the close. They work the close right from the start. Today’s meeting planners are...
Interconnectivity, meeting planners

Six Concerns That Meeting Planners Have in 2018

Eden Prairie, Minn.—Budgets, security of content, advanced AV and technical services, and the challenges of meeting the increasingly complex dietary demands of a more...
Groups and Meetings

Kalibri Labs Report Reveals Increased Intermediation in the Groups and Meetings Segment

A new Kalibri Labs report reveals increased intermediation in the groups and meetings segment of the hotel industry, the associated costs, and future projections....
meetings

BENCHMARK Reveals Top 10 Meeting Trends for 2018

Houston, Texas—Global hospitality company BENCHMARK has released its "Top Meeting Trends for 2018" as observed by its properties. Benchmark operates 70 hotels, resorts, and...
meetings

Kindred Resorts & Hotels Forecasts Meeting Trends for 2018

Kindred Resorts & Hotels, a collection of independent hotels and resorts focused on the group and meetings market in North America, conducted a survey...
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Four Seasons Hotels and Resort - Fortune Best Companies to Work For

Five Hotel Companies Among Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For

Five hotel companies made the recently released 21st annual Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list, which is based on surveyed employee ratings...
Linens

What Are Your True Variable Costs Per Occupied Room?

Knowing the average, actual costs incurred per occupied guestroom enables a manager to make more prudent pricing and marketing decisions and to monitor expenses....
New York City

Five Markets With the Most Hotel Construction

Analysts at Lodging Econometrics recently reported the top five markets with the largest hotel construction pipelines for the third quarter of 2018. The number...
Hotel security

12 Ways To Increase Hotel Security

Even when hotels have strong security policies and procedures in place, they are still vulnerable to cyber attacks, break-ins, theft, fraud, and other crimes....
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