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BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, Presents the “Top Ten Meeting Trends for 2019”

January 29, 2019

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, January 2019 … BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, announces the "Top Meeting Trends for 2019" as observed by its diverse portfolio of properties. Benchmark is the leading U.S.-based global independent hospitality management company, operating 80 award-winning hotels, resorts, and conference centers within its Benchmark Resorts & Hotels,Gemstone Collection and etc.venues brands in locations coast to coast, off shore, and internationally. Benchmark's top meeting trends were announced by Ted Davis, Benchmark's chief sales and marketing officer. "We learn a lot from our guests,...

BENCHMARK®, a Global Hospitality Company, Announces the “Top Ten Meeting Trends for 2018”

January 15, 2018

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, January 2018 … BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, announces the "Top Meeting Trends for 2018" as observed by its properties. Benchmark is a leading U.S.-based global hospitality management company, which operates 70 award-winning hotels, resorts, and conference centers within its Benchmark Resorts & Hotels and Gemstone Collection brands in locations coast to coast, off shore, and internationally. Trend 1 Entering 2018 Cautiously Optimistic. The meetings marketplace is cautious nationwide for 2018, but optimistic in major markets like Boston and Los Angeles where demand is s...

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...

IACC Reveals the Top Meeting Package Trends for 2016

IACC | January 29, 2016

Useful tips for meeting planners and meeting venues contribute towards better meetings and conference experiences Chicago, Illinois, January 2016 … Following research among the 378 members of the International Association of Conference Centres (IACC), the association released its Top Meeting Package Trends for 2016, which are influencing meeting planners and venue operators across the globe. The concept of meeting packaging is one where the required components provided by a venue are included in a per person package. The concept carries different names in different parts of the world (such as Complete Meeting Package, Day Meeting...

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...

IACC Reveals the Top 10 Meeting Tech Trends for 2015

IACC | June 8, 2015

Useful tips for meeting planners contribute towards healthier conferences Chicago, Illinois, June 8, 2015 - Following extensive research among the 355 members of the International Association of Conference Centres, the association released its Top 10 Meeting Tech Trends for 2015, which are influencing meeting planners and venue operators across the globe. Mark Cooper, IACC's CEO, commented, "Meeting Planners are seeing their role influenced more and more by technology, not just for the meeting itself, but in researching and booking venues, how planners interact onsite and how they communicate following the meeting." Cooper continued wi...

Benchmark Hospitality’s Benchmark Resorts & Hotels Reveal The “Top Ten Meeting Trends for 2015”

March 19, 2015

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, March 2015 ... Benchmark Resorts & Hotels, a division of Benchmark Hospitality International, announces the "Top Ten Meeting Trends for 2015" as observed by its properties. Benchmark Hospitality International is a leading U.S.-based hospitality management company, which operates 40 award-winning hotels, resorts, and conference centers coast to coast and off shore. Ted Davis, chief sales & marketing officer for Benchmark Hospitality, made the announcement. "We believe 2015 is shaping up to be a great year for the meetings industry," said Mr. Davis. "We're seeing strong demand growth from most indus...

Benchmark Hospitality International Releases Top Ten Meeting Trends for 2014

February 17, 2014

As Observed by its Properties The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, February 17, 2014 - Benchmark Resorts & Hotels, a division of Benchmark Hospitality International, announces the "Top Ten Meeting Trends for 2014" as observed by its properties. Benchmark Hospitality International is a leading U.S.-based hospitality management company, which operates 40 award-winning hotels, resorts, and conference centers coast to coast and off shore. "With 33 years of history and experience delivering exceptional meetings, we are honored to share our 2014 meeting trend insights with the industry," said Alex Cabañas, president & CEO of Benchmark Hos...

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