Airbnb & Homestays: The Legal Challenges

Airbnb & Homestays: The Legal Challenges
Joshua Grimes
December 16, 2016
Legal issues for meetings and conventions abound when using AirBnb and other homestay accommodations. Here are some steps to prevent liability.

A Proposal is NOT a Contract!

Joan Eisenstodt
May 19, 2015
I've worked at refining RFPs and contracts for more than 40 years and after questioning and teaching and learning, find we continue to do it all the same still. Why is our industry so sloppy?

Room Block Poaching: Turning the Tables on Housing Scammers

Joshua Grimes
May 28, 2014
Poaching of meeting guests by unauthorized housing companies is an emerging problem. Groups should protect their guest attendance lists against disclosure, educate guests about problems from booking with poaching companies, and take steps to stop poaching if it occurs.

Pro-Gun Legislation: Is it 'Open Season' at Meetings & Events?

Joshua Grimes
May 1, 2014
Many states are enacting laws to permit guns and other firearms in public places. Groups wishing to limit or ban guns at their meetings must review these laws and create internal policies for their organizations, and then enforce them.

Preventing Guest Information Theft in Meeting Contracts

Joshua Grimes
March 25, 2014
Guest personal information theft has come to the meeting industry. Meeting sponsors must take steps to restrict use of personal data, and to keep computer protections up-to-date to prevent hacking.

The 3 "Right" Ways to Calculate Attrition

Joshua Grimes
January 31, 2014
Attrition can be calculated three ways, based on lost profits, 100% of room rate or anticipated hotel revenues. Planners and hoteliers must agree on which is best.