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7 Smart Moves at Hotel Crescent Court and More

Smart Meetings

He’s based in Thailand and will help planners with site selection and contract negotiation throughout the Asian market. Previously, he worked for American Airlines Arena and Heat Group as senior event manager and event staffing manager. Maytas Jiwalai Jiwalai joined ConferenceDirect as director of global accounts.

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AMEX Study: Increasing Hotel Costs and Lower Commissions Could Cut into Meeting Agendas

Smart Meetings

Rising hotel and airline costs , along with increasing demand for more and longer meetings is pressuring planners to make critical choices to stay in strict budgets, according to a new study by American Express Meetings & Events. Site selection often requires some give and take on both sides of the negotiating table.

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Top Challenges Facing the Meeting Planning Industry Right Now

The Castle Group

While many industries were able to shift to a remote workforce, hotels, restaurants and airlines faced major layoffs and demand fluctuations and are now playing catch up, hiring and training staff in a tight market. From a labor perspective, the hospitality industry was one of the hardest hit by the pandemic.

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TravelMath is Great Tool for #EventProfs

Planner WIre

When you are first starting the site selection process, most planners will meet with event stakeholders and go over a list of objectives, toss out a few potential destinations, and maybe put together a loose budget. It can be measured in Dollars, Euros, or Rupees and in other ways like miles, meals, or meetings.

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Some benefits of selecting second-tier cities

Plan Your Meetings

For example, Blue Grass Airport (LEX) serves 18 non-stop destinations via four airlines—Allegiant, American, Delta and United. A more intimate airport also can work with meeting planners and airlines to ensure your conference travelers are looked after. Ask them to provide complimentary services for meetings and conventions.

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TravelMath is Great Tool for #EventProfs

Planner WIre

When you are first starting the site selection process, most planners will meet with event stakeholders and go over a list of objectives, toss out a few potential destinations, and maybe put together a loose budget. It can be measured in Dollars, Euros, or Rupees and in other ways like miles, meals, or meetings.

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Dear conference attendee…

Plan Your Meetings

I work behind the scenes with airlines, shuttle services and so forth. Hand in hand with the site selection is the big job of number crunching. How many registrants will we need and at what price, to hold the meeting at a particular site? Making the numbers work.