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Extended-Stay Warrants Another Look

Years ago, a particularly creative ad campaign assured skeptical car buyers, “It’s not your grandfather’s Oldsmobile.” Fast-forward to 2015 and hotel managers are assuring hesitant luxury
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2016 RFPs: Keep Your Eye on Surcharges

Planners deep into hotel RFPs for 2016 are already dealing with the reality that both room rates and state and local so-called “bed taxes” are going
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Packing for a Pleasant Experience

What if I told you travel doesn’t have to seem so hectic? It doesn’t have to feel rushed, and it can be rather enjoyable. Like your
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RFPs in 2016: Consider Consolidating

Had meeting planners been on Marriott International’s earnings call for stock market analysts in late-July, they would have felt a chill when Marriott president & CEO
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Hold Onto Your Hat: What to Expect This RFP Season

With RFP season to determine group hotel rates for 2016 really getting underway in September, this is a good time to “test the waters” to see
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How to find top deals for your next event?

On the SpeedRFP Network, finding event deals is as easy as 1-2-3! If your next event has flexible dates and you are looking for a way
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8 Ways to Unleash Team Creativity at Meetings

  When organizations face challenges, it’s important to tap into the creativity of all team members to generate innovative solutions. When it’s time to stretch your
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15 Light and Easy Touches for Summer Events

During the summer, it’s always best to lighten things up. Fortunately, this can also help guests relax and help trim the budget. Start with a theme
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Miami Modern

While it surely would have earned me a failing grade in architecture class, I’ve informally come to separate Miami architecture into two distinct periods: Art Deco
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Traveling Abroad? Try These 7 Tips to Stretch Your Dollar

One of the great things about a career in event planning is the opportunity to visit foreign countries. The personal growth and insights that come from
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A Q&A With Event Designer Extraordinaire Sasha Souza

Sasha Souza, of Sasha Souza Events, is one of the busiest and most influential event designers in the country. With offices in San Francisco, Napa, Sonoma,
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When It Rains on Paradise

Companies will often choose family-friendly resorts for their annual conferences and incentive programs, encouraging attendees to bring their spouses and children. On the one hand, companies