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Hotels try to pull in travelers with larger loyalty programs

Bigger usually means better, especially when it comes to hotel loyalty programs. Marriott acquired the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Group in 1995 and then Starwood Hotels and Resorts in 2016, but it was not until this April that the company announced its plan to combine the three...

source: By Linchi Kwok
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The Certified Government Meeting Professional designation ("CGMP") is designed for planners and suppliers whose work is governed by the rules and regulations of the federal government. Individuals who have earned their CGMP have obtained the highest designation available...

source: SGMP

Although they plan meetings, "meeting planners" aren't always meeting planners. Often, they're something else entirely, according to Northstar Meetings Group contributor Agatha Bordonaro. So-called "part-time meeting planners" often are at a disadvantage in the marketplace....

source: Successful Meetings

Planners are figuring out ways to lessen the impact of commission cuts, while many hoteliers in competitive markets have explored other ways to incentivize planners to book at their property. Creativity is necessary for planners to avoid a major financial hit with the industry...

source: Skift

Last week, the Transportation Security Administration began testing a new computed tomography checkpoint scanner at Washington Dulles International Airport, the technology that could reduce the time it takes travelers to snake through airport security lines by allowing laptops...

source: Meetings Net

Business travelers have become an increasingly important part of Airbnb’s business, according to a new blog post. The company says that Airbnb for Work, which launched in 2014, has seen bookings triple from 2015 to 2016, and triple again from 2016 to 2017. In fact,...

source: Tech Crunch

When we hear "No, we can't do that. It's not possible. It's not an option," it makes us cringe, doesn't it? In our business, we often ask for things that can't happen, but I believe there are always options and alternatives, rather than just saying “No!” For...

source: Meetings Net


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