A major Chicago-based medical association is moving its $40 million convention out of San Francisco due to safety concerns for attendees. The city’s—and in particular the Moscone Convention Center’s SoMa neighborhood’s—open drug use and homelessness issues are being blamed for the decision.
Now more than ever, people want to be immersed in destinations and have a sense of well-being when they visit. When it comes to incentives at resorts, the same holds true. Authentic experiences, locally inspired food and design, and plenty of wellness options are high in demand, according to five industry experts we contacted to get their take on 2018 market trends.
Thanks to Kimberly-Clark I think I may have set a record in sanitizing my hands at the 2018 BOMA International conference. As I walked around the BOMA tradeshow floor in San Antonio to check out some of the latest trends, tools and amenities in the building industry—I was on assignment for Buildings, a sister publication of Meetings Today—I was, not surprisingly, shaking a lot of hands.
Founded in 2008, One Gun Ranch is a biodynamic farm cradled in the Santa Monica Mountains with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and awe-inspiring rock formations. A magical place for healing mind, body and spirit, the ranch is a sanctuary of serenity that inspires a healthy lifestyle.
For years my Instagram feed was filled with vertigo-inducing posts from my friend Tara Hyer-Tira taking flight off the precipice of a staggeringly towering cliff during a high-dive competition. Fast forward to the present, and my former co-worker (yoga teachers, not divers—I’m terrified of heights!) now posts photos of herself in full makeup and regalia for the Cirque du Soleil show O, the water-themed Vegas extravaganza, also popular with groups.
In today’s busy world, meeting planners have a unique opportunity to develop programs and experiences that will not only encourage connections and growth, but also provide attendees with some well-deserved rest and relaxation.
Gather a room full of planners and a great many will single out the recent commission cuts by Marriott, Hilton and IHG as the issue that keeps them up at night, as was showcased in our interviews at Meetings Today LIVE! MidAmerica in St. Louis.
Meetings Today's Christoph Trappe was speaking at Social Media Camp in Victoria, B.C., and had a couple hours to spare, so what better way to take in the phenomenal British Columbia scenery than to actually enter it in flight?
Meetings Today's Christoph Trappe relays his takeaways from former PCMA CEO Deborah Sexton's fam trip presentation in Puerto Rico.
Meetings Today's Christoph Trappe deliberates why there isn't more free time built into meeting agendas.