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.

Home Stay Accommodations & Meetings Impact

Joshua Grimes
December 8, 2014
Home stays such as Airbnb and Couchsurfing are attracting meeting attendees. Planners should consider issues affecting these accommodations before endorsing them for guests.

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.

FAM Trip Abuse: A Legal and Ethical Dilemma

Joshua Grimes
February 13, 2014
FAM trip abuse is a growing problem. Hotels and suppliers need to check out planners before offering free or discounted travel. Groups also need to create rules for their employees accepting trips.

Steps to limiting alcohol-related liability: 4 recommendations

Joan Eisenstodt
May 15, 2013
Meeting planners/professionals and our vendor partners often do not question the service of alcohol. We should. Before there are injuries to people and property or there are deaths. And before we are sued.

Alcohol: Complement to or distraction from learning?

Joan Eisenstodt
January 7, 2012
Do you or your organization equate fun with alcohol? Is it, or when is it, appropriate to serve alcohol during conference hours? What policies need to be in place to ensure meeting sponsors understand the goals and expectations for their events sponsored during a larger meeting?