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The Modern Casino Resort: An Event and Meetings Hot-Spot

Lauren Hall | April 29, 2019

By Lauren Hall, Founder & CEO, iVvy Casino resorts have long been known as the ultimate one-stop shop for some of the best accommodations, food, entertainment that a given city has to offer. Bright lights, delicious food, local flair, incredible entertainment, lavish lobbies and luxury accommodations – these are just a few of the trademark elements that have attracted individuals and groups to casino resorts over the years. With this in mind, it's no surprise that modern casino resorts have become something of an event and meetings hot-spot. Recent studies project the casino hotel market will see significant growth by 2025, ye...

Teneo Hospitality Group Polls Leading Meeting Planners On Emerging Trends in 2018

Teneo Hospitality Group | June 26, 2018

Experts Cite Growing Concerns Re. Cost Control, Reliable Technology, Data Security, Costly and Complex Dietary Demands Eden Prairie (Minneapolis), MN, June 2018 … Budgets, greater quality control, cost and reliability of AV and technical services, security of content and the challenges of meeting the increasingly complex dietary demands of a more diverse demographic: these are among the major concerns of the nation's meeting planners. Teneo Hospitality Group, the premier group representation firm, gathered observations from top meeting planners to determine their most pressing issues and concerns. They represent a spectrum of the...

Stand Out When You and Your Comp Set Receive the Same Group RFP

Groups360 | July 11, 2017

Not all hotels are created equal. And, neither are customers. Today, most meeting planners aren't privy to hotel availability and pricing. So, they end up fanning their RFP across the country, hoping to find that perfect venue amongst hundreds (if not thousands) of options. This has been the norm for years. Our team has a collective decades of experience working for the country's largest convention hotels and resorts. And, in our experience, we know that meeting planners tend to send the same RFP to several hotels located in the same region. This means, if you receive an RFP, expect that all of your neighboring comp set has received it ...

The Secrets Behind the Most Successful Group Business Proposals

Groups360 | April 25, 2017

Which group sales proposals usually make it on a meeting planner's short list? A templated proposal that sounds like every other hotel, brimming with business clichés and corporate speak? Or, a proposal that reflects the personality of the hotel sales manager AND offers targeted solutions that address the planner's goals? To hit your sales goals, your proposal better be impressing clients with every word instead of stopping your ambitious sale dead in its tracks. So, ditch the one-size-fits-all template that is shared amongst your sales team. Planners want to work with a person, not a robot. Customize, customize, customize &n...

Strong Economics and Increased Focus on Training Indicate Growth in Meetings Activity for 2016

American Express Meetings and Events | October 14, 2015

NEW YORK--October 14, 2015--According to the American Express Meetings & Events 2016 Global Meetings Forecast ("the Forecast"), positive economic trends combined with the global expansion of companies will drive continued growth for the meetings industry in 2016. Across all regions, the number of training and internal meetings is expected to experience high levels of growth as companies continue to invest in bringing their employees together for face-to-face meetings. Following a year of added capacity, an increased focus on compliance-related concerns and a growing need to manage risk across all meeting types, meeting owners are pr...

Turning Tables: Movement Towards the “Un-conference Meeting Experience” Growing

Willoz Consulting | August 31, 2015

New Orleans, LA -- August 31, 2015 -- Julie Couret Willoz plans a lot of corporate meetings. She's presented at conferences and facilitated presentations that number in the hundreds – most in hotel meeting spaces designed for precisely that purpose. So when her client, New Orleans-based Expotel Hospitality Services, LLC told her of their plans for trying something "new" for their annual summer meeting this year, she was excited. Besides, she knew, who better to test the limits of the industry movement towards out-of-the-box "meeting experiences" than a hotel management company that specializes in the meeting business? The Expotel Hosp...

Cendyn Announces Digital Signature Interface with Sertifi for eProposal

Cendyn | June 25, 2013

eSignatures Drive Faster Definite Conversions for Hotels & Venues Boca Raton, Fla. - June 25, 2013 - Since 1999, Cendyn's eProposal tool has provided hotels and venues worldwide with stunning interactive proposals delivered within minutes of receiving a lead or talking with an event planner. Speed to market and the ability to personalize or scale the proposal to meet the planner's specific needs have been the hallmark of eProposal's award winning web-based application. Over the years, eProposal has embraced innovation by listening to its users and developing functionality that enhances the results Cendyn's customers&...

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