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Platinum DMC Announces New Members

November 24, 2016 by douloff

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Platinum DMC Collection has added Swiss Travel, Costa Rica, Mazurkas DMC Poland and Experience Scotland to its portfolio, it was announced last month. Those three new DMCs bring the total number in the portfolio to 30. “We


Vancouver Wins Marketing Awards for PCMA Conference

November 9, 2016 by douloff

VANCOUVER — Vancouver has been recognized for outstanding marketing for a campaign created specially for the Professional Convention Management Association’s 2016 Convening Leaders Conference, held in January at the Vancouver Convention Centre, it was announced Nov. 7. In mid-October, Destination


New M+IT Videos Feature Industry Leaders and Experts

November 3, 2016 by Lori Smith

Meetings + Incentive Travel (M+IT) is launching two new series of exclusive videos on today. The new series are “Best Advice” and “How To.” “Our new Best Advice and How To series of videos were created to inform and inspire.


MPI President to Co-chair Meetings Industry Coalition

October 27, 2016 by douloff

WASHINGTON, DC – The Meetings Mean Business Coalition (MMB), a cross-industry communications and advocacy initiative, has appointed Paul Van Deventer, president and CEO, Meeting Professionals International (MPI), as coalition co-chair, effective January 2017, it was announced Oct. 18 Van Deventer


Scottsdale CVB Renames to Experience Scottsdale

October 23, 2016 by douloff

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — For nearly 30 years, the Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau has marketed Scottsdale to leisure travelers, travel agents and meeting planners from around the globe. But the organization has changed its name to Experience Scottsdale, it was


M+IT EXCLUSIVE! 2016 Meetings Market Report: Sponsorships

October 4, 2016 by Don Douloff

Sponsorships are becoming an increasingly tricky beast. At the very time when associations, for example, are more cash-strapped than ever and more reliant on sponsorships, the very companies they approach, or want to approach, for sponsorships are, in turn, watching


ALHI Giving Away Diamond Necklace at IMEX

September 11, 2016 by douloff
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LAS VEGAS — Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) is giving away a diamond necklace to a planner attending IMEX America, taking place Oct. 18 to 20 in Las Vegas, as a way to spotlight its AAA Four- and Five-Diamond portfolio


Watkins Rates Vancouver Top Convention City

August 6, 2016 by douloff

VANCOUVER — Vancouver was ranked top convention city in Canada and second in North America, according to Watkins Research Group’s biennial Meeting and Convention Planners Survey, it was announced Aug. 4. Watkins’ rankings are based on responses from nearly 900


Industry Insider - Planners: A Tool Marketers Can Utilize to Drive Success

June 27, 2016 by LES SELBY, CMP, CMM
Les Selby

If you enter the phrase “value of meetings” into Google, you will receive approximately 292,000 results.  The articles cover everything from improving the value of time spent in meetings to the fact that attendees often feel their meetings have few


Motivating Millennials

February 17, 2016 by ISSA JOUANEH

With all the buzz about how millennials are changing the workplace and shifting planners’ meeting strategies, it comes as no surprise that this generation—defined globally as individuals born between 1981 and 2000—is perhaps the most influential in incentive travel, today.


Business Matters: Connecting with LinkedIn

October 25, 2015 by Mark Wardell
Mark Wardell

LinkedIn has been around for over a decade, but if you’re still thinking about (and using) LinkedIn as a glorified business card, then you’re missing out on the many other effective ways this social networking tool can be used as


Marketing: Four Simple Tips to Content Curation

October 18, 2015 by Dahlia El Gazzar
Dahlia El Gazzar

The thought of engaging in content marketing can seem like a daunting task, especially when you have multiple social media accounts to manage or multiple events to promote or both! How can you promote your event without becoming spammy? How