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The 'Guest 360' Approach

September 26, 2012 by Don Douloff
Jim Ruszala.

Treat incentive participants as guests, to be recognized, motivated and wowed. BY JIM RUSZALA AND JUSTIN AARSVOLD Many times, the use of industry jargon helps meeting planners create categories that simplify and standardize how they view different meeting types and


Euro-Crisis...or Euro-Opportunity?

September 25, 2012 by Don Douloff
Don Douloff

In a year of firsts for M+IT, this issue marks yet another milestone: a cover story based on the news. We’ve rarely travelled down the current-affairs road before. But as part of our mission statement to propel our industry forward,


Rethinking a life resulted in charity:water

September 25, 2012 by Don Douloff

Selflessness changed everything. By Scott Harrison In 2004, I left the streets of New York City for the shores of West Africa. I’d made my living for years in the Big Apple, promoting top nightclubs and fashion events, living selfishly


My Two Cents: Sustain. Ability

July 25, 2012 by Don Douloff
Don Douloff

This issue focuses on corporate social responsibility (CSR), explored in-depth, from a number of angles, in these pages. But why CSR? The immediate benefits of adopting CSR initiatives, be it socially conscious projects or increasing eco-friendly business practices, are obvious:


My Two Cents: Taking Things to the Next Level

February 23, 2012 by Don Douloff

The personal and the professional, the individual and the collective, feed one another, which can’t help but have ramifications (all good) for our industry.


Peabody Orlando Unveils Meeting Incentives for 2012

January 24, 2012 by Don Douloff

The Peabody Orlando has introduced meetings incentives, for 2012, that are available to planners now through March 31, 2012.


Event Planning Made Easier

January 12, 2012 by Don Douloff
Naomi Wagschal.

Naomi Wagschal, CEM, CMP, of the College of Family Physicians of Canada, each year, plans one of the largest medical meetings in the country, and offers her event-planning tips.


Las Vegas Tourism Shows Signs of Steady Recovery

November 23, 2011 by Don Douloff
Guestroom at Wynn Las Vegas.

The Las Vegas tourism industry continues to show signs of a steady recovery, with officials forecasting 39-million visitors to the destination in 2011.


California’s John Wayne Airport Opens New Terminal and Expansion

November 22, 2011 by Don Douloff

John Wayne Airport, in Santa Ana, Calif., has opened the new Terminal C as part of the $543-million Airport Improvement Program.


Submit an L.A. RFP for a Chance to Win $1,000 Amex Gift Card

November 8, 2011 by Don Douloff

Meeting planners who submit an RFP, by Nov. 30, 2011, via LA INC. The Los Angeles Convention and Visitors Bureau, for a meeting or event in Los Angeles, will have a chance to win an American Express gift card.


MGM Grand Launches $160-Million Guestroom Renovation

October 25, 2011 by Don Douloff
Grand king bedroom at the MGM Grand.

The MGM Grand, in Las Vegas, has revealed designs for the $160-million renovation of guestrooms and suites.


Caesars Consolidates All Meetings Business

October 12, 2011 by Christine Otsuka

Caesars Entertainment is consolidating all meeting business into a single department, to simplify the process for meeting planners.