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PCMA Launches New Crisis Communications Guide

July 12, 2018 by Lori Smith

PCMA has launched a new guide for business event strategists on how to confidently handle communications around a crisis situation. Today’s 24-hour news cycle means that opportunities for the wrong messages to leak out are ever-present, making communications planning an


MPI Publishing Meeting Planning Safety and Security Guide

June 13, 2018 by Lori Smith

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) will publish “The Essential Guide to Safety and Security: Best Practices for Meeting and Event Planning 2018” by the end of June 2018. The guide is free for MPI members and $49 USD for non-members. The association


Meliá Eliminating Single-Use Plastics in All Properties

June 13, 2018 by Lori Smith

Gabriel Escarrer, executive vice-president and CEO of Meliá Hotels International, has announced that Meliá Hotels International will eliminate all single-use plastics in all its hotels within the year. The move will see plastic bottles, cups, bags, straws and coasters immediately


MGM Resorts Partners with Three Square Food Bank to Fight Hunger

January 18, 2018 by Lori Smith

MGM Resorts International, in partnership with Three Square Food Bank, has announced a new standardized program for safe collection, preservation and service of surplus banquet food that will help reduce hunger in Southern Nevada. This new program, in which MGM


CanSPEP Announces Conference Locations

July 5, 2017 by Lori Smith

Sudbury, Ontario and St. John’s, Newfoundland have been named the host destinations for the Canadian Society of Professional Event Planners (CanSPEP) 2018 and 2019 conferences. The 2018 edition will run Thursday, July 26 to Saturday, July 28, 2018 at the


MPI Adding New Advanced-Level Educational Offerings

June 20, 2017 by Lori Smith

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has introduced several new education offerings from the MPI Academy as part of its new Executive Education Series, including the Women in Leadership Program and a designation program for the highly-regarded MPI Experiential Event Series. In


Events Industry Council Shares Five Trends Shaping the Events Industry

May 17, 2017 by Lori Smith

Security concerns, workforce issues and the impact of U.S. politics are among the trends shaping the events industry today, says the Events Industry Council. The Council is comprised of CEOs from more than 30 leading industry associations. Collectively, they represent more than 103,500 individuals


Industry Insider: Why does it take a PR disaster to focus on the client

April 21, 2017 by LES SELBY, CMP CMM
Les Selby, CMP, CMM

Everyone in our industry has heard the expression “duty of care.” Wikipedia defines a duty of care as “a legal obligation which is imposed on an individual requiring adherence to a standard of reasonable care while performing any acts that could


Marriott Doubles Luxury Footprint Across 8 Brands

December 18, 2016 by douloff

CANNES, FRANCE — Marriott International, Inc. announced on Dec. 5 that it has doubled its portfolio of luxury hotels through its recent merger with Starwood Hotels & Resorts. Post-merger, Marriott’s luxury brands group now includes the St. Regis, The Luxury


Chelsea Hotel, Toronto Wins Accessibility Award

December 15, 2016 by douloff

TORONTO – The Chelsea Hotel, Toronto has been awarded the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario’s Accessible Tourism Award, it was announced last month. Adopted by The Chelsea, the Closing the GAP (Guest Accessibility Package) program provides guests with amenities and


Miami CVB Pledges to Fight Mosquito Borne Diseases

November 29, 2016 by douloff

MIAMI — The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) in partnership with Visit Florida, the Greater Miami and The Beaches Hotel Association (GMBHA), and Florida Lodging and Restaurant Association hosted a travel and tourism industry forum to intensify ongoing


Hilton Expands Soap Recycling Program

November 21, 2016 by douloff

MCLEAN, Va. — Hilton announced last month that all 750 properties across its all suites brands will recycle discarded soap and amenity bottles and donate them to reduce hygiene-related illnesses for communities in need. This expands Hilton’s soap recycling program