Meetings industry veterans Tyra Hilliard and Joan Eisenstodt share advice for meeting planners impacted by hurricanes, including legal advice and contract and safety concerns.
The addition of “destination boycott” contract clauses to limit liability for canceling a meeting or convention because of a controversial law may not be a viable legal strategy. Hospitality industry attorney Lisa Sommer Devlin explains why such contract clauses are not an effective shield against damages resulting from canceling a contracted meeting.
Marriott International is taking a $126 million hit to pay for the massive data breach discovered in its Starwood Hotels division in November 2018. The news reinforces the need for meeting planners to protect the data security of their attendees who book or stay at hotels.
Major travel-related industry associations have banded together with ECPAT-USA to launch the 20By20 initiative to train 20,000 business events professionals to fight human trafficking by July 2020. Here's how you can join the fight.
The image of President Donald Trump standing in front of the U.S. presidential seal altered to include the symbol of a Russian double-headed eagle clutching golf clubs at Washington, D.C.’s, Marriott Marquis may be as horrifying to meeting planners as it was intentionally, or unintentionally, funny to the world.
Two earthquakes shook SoCal in July 2019, both with epicenters about 150 miles north of LA. If a Southern California meeting is in your future, use these tips to prepare for a seismic event.
Taking proactive measures to minimize an active shooter incident at a meeting or event has become a paramount concern for planners. These meetings risk management tips and active shooter simulation video could help you protect your attendees' lives and your own.
New Jersey will be the first state in the U.S. to require hotels to provide panic buttons for workers. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill June 11, 2019, that will require hotels with 100 guest rooms or more to equip hotel workers with wearable panic buttons, or employee safety devices (ESD), which can be pressed to get help in an emergency.
Compliance with the American Disabilities Act (ADA) is required by law, but there’s even more you can do to make your meetings and events accessible to everybody. And it doesn’t need to be difficult—with preparation and thoughtful considerations, you can plan a meeting that’s accessible and inclusive.
With measles outbreaks across the U.S., meeting professionals must be prepared to take action for attendees' safety. Find tips from industry experts Brenda Rivers, founder and CEO of Andavo Meetings and meetings industry speaker, attorney and professor Tyra W. Hilliard.