Meeting Planners Unite, an association of independent meeting planners that was formed in the wake of the Marriott International commission cuts in early 2018, announced it is offering a healthcare plan for members.
Loews Hotels is increasing its third-party meeting planner commissions to 13 percent at select hotels in 2019. The luxury hotel company is maintaining its current 10 percent commission structure at its other properties.
Westgate Resorts is boosting third-party commission rates to 12 percent, based on location and times of meetings.
Hilton has joined Marriott in cutting independent meeting planner commissions to 7 percent.
Hilton may follow Marriott in cutting independent planner commissions from 10% to 7% on October 1, 2018.
Forty-four-year meetings and hospitality industry veteran David Bruce, managing partner of the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas-area meeting planning and association management company CMP Meeting Services, knows and cares enough about his profession that he realizes it’s time for a big change.
Marriott's move to cut independent planner commissions to 7 percent led planner concerns at MPINCC's ACE conference.
Meeting Planners Unite, a third-party organization formed on LinkedIn to combat Marriott's commission cuts, is forming a trade association.
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