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IACC Meeting Room of the Future™ Shows Shift in Meeting Planner Objectives

December 18, 2017

Ground-Breaking Project of BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, and IACC Tracks Trends in Technology, Design, ROI, Impactful Experience The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, December 2017 … Like the quest for the Holy Grail, the search to find the Meeting Room of the Future may never end. The latest report from the ground-breaking IACC Meeting Room of the Future™, shows that yesterday's breakthroughs are today's technology and that meeting planners and conferees now have specific, rapidly evolving goals and great expectations. Technology has greatly expanded and redefined the definition of what a meeting room is and can ...

Meeting Trends for 2018 as Forecasted by Kindred Resorts & Hotels

Kindred Resorts & Hotels | December 5, 2017

Non-traditional Breaks, Retreat-like Meetings and an Uptick in Bookings Expected Next Year RICHMOND — (December 5, 2017) – With a new year on the horizon, Kindred Resorts & Hotels, a collection of independent hotels and resorts uniquely focused on the group and meetings market in North America, is pleased to share their findings for 2018 meetings trends. This data is based on a survey distributed among their 63 properties located throughout the United States in locations ranging from Hawaii to Florida. Next year looks to be a promising one for the meetings industry with an array of interesting trends expected to dominat...

Brilliant Closing Tactics Every Hotel Sales Manager Should Know

Groups360 | November 14, 2017

The most successful hotel sales managers and directors don't wait until the end to make the close. They're working the close from Day One. Modern meeting planners are savvy buyers and aren't easily swayed by standard tactics. So, don't stop viewing the close as a 'make it or break it' moment. Provide value, grounded advice, the right tools and reinforce your hotel's unique assets, amenities and service culture throughout the ENTIRE sales process. We turned to our own team of meeting advisors, who are responsible for hundreds of millions of dollars in group bookings, for their smartest 'closing' tips for hotel sales teams. Showcase What ...

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