Marriott Planner Clash: What's Commission Got to Do With It?

Marriott Planner Clash: What's Commission Got to Do With It?
Joan Eisenstodt
February 2, 2018
Puerto Rico and Houston residents still suffer months after hurricanes devastated their communities. #MeToo hasn't gone away especially for housekeepers and others demanding "panic buttons." The flu is killing people across the US. With all that as a backdrop, let’s examine the extensive industry energy that is focused on Marriott’s reduction of third-party commission. It’s a greater amount of energy than I’ve seen directed toward the other issues.

#MeToo in Meetings and Hospitality: What's Next?

#MeToo in Meetings and Hospitality: What's Next?
Joan Eisenstodt
January 5, 2018
Policies of non-tolerance for bullying and harassment at meetings will do nothing unless they are actionable. Read these stories, the links and the Q&A article, and then tell us, what do you commit to do?

18 Questions to End One Year and Begin a New One

18 Questions to End One Year and Begin a New One
Joan Eisenstodt
December 20, 2017
Usually in December of every year, there are predictions for what's to come. I've attempted that before. This December, I end the year wanting to know more and thus, my 18 questions—which some of you will know has meaning beyond the new year's number.

4 Ways to Strengthen Your Negotiating Skills

4 Ways to Strengthen Your Negotiating Skills
Joan Eisenstodt
December 1, 2017
Now is the time for year-end hotel and other contract negotiations. Here are some ways to strengthen your negotiating skills.

Can Meetings Help Alleviate a Major Healthcare Epidemic?

Can Meetings Help Alleviate a Major Healthcare Epidemic?
Joan Eisenstodt
November 3, 2017
Vivek Murthy, MD, MBA, the 19th Surgeon General of the United States wrote: "There is good reason to be concerned about social connection in our current world. Loneliness is a growing health epidemic." I believe that our industry—meetings and hospitality—can make a difference. Read on.

Planning for Contingencies: Site Selection to Contracting

Planning for Contingencies: Site Selection to Contracting
Joan Eisenstodt
October 6, 2017
Never in my life has writing about contingencies and contracts been so difficult! Read this please. Share it. RIGHT NOW! Just as we always say “it couldn’t happen here," it has—in multiple places in the US, Mexico and nearby islands, some U.S. territories.