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.

Is the Meetings Industry Corrupt?

Joan Eisenstodt
September 16, 2014
Over many years in this industry, I've seen planners (including CMPs) solicit gifts for booking properties; suppliers who give gifts for a planner's bookings and more for their repeat bookings.

Site Selection: The Questions Continue

Joan Eisenstodt
June 6, 2014
There are so many more considerations when selecting a site that we want to present more to include in your RFP, your questions, and if possible, to see when you conduct a site inspection

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.

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.

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