ers in Indonesia are feeling the effects of President Joko Widodo’s banning of government meetings in hotels and a reduction of meetings budgets. The hotel occupancy rate declined to 50.1% in December from 54.5% a month earlier as a result of the ban.
hinese New Year falls on February 19. The holiday in China starts from February 18 to 24, 2015. It is the Year of the Sheep according to Chinese zodiac. It comes on the first day of Chinese lunar calendar and lasts for almost half of a month.
rrent trends of experiential and authentic travel apparently extend to the events and groups segment, as well.
ouldn’t your meeting use some of the same tools that Hollywood employs to create blockbusters? asks Bo Krüger, a Danish actor and meeting designer.
lsh, CMP, vice president of sales for the Newport and Bristol County Convention & Visitors Bureau, and Laurie Stroll, DMCP, CMP, president of Newport Hospitality Inc., a DMC Network company, addressed some common misconceptions about convention and visitors bureaus and destination management companies at a meeting of the Financial & Insurance Conference Planners Northeast Region.
g managers like to hold tight control over everything to do with their events. And they want to shoehorn in every possible speaker, topic, giveaway, and networking opportunity they can think of so every attendee finds something of interest.
rnival is one of the most popular and much awaited festival for the fun loving Goans. This three day event is the place where all the colours of Goa come out in a glorious swagger and sweeps away the local as well foreign folks with its charm and charisma.
n find a lot of articles written on clarifying why a meeting is being held and even more articles on the business value or return on investment of meetings. In my experience, though, most planners are missing another critical element—strategic meeting design.
ist of the 12 Most Interesting Food Trends of 2015 by Greg Morado in the Houston Times is just so, well, interesting.
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