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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 up. Add to
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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 to pull everything
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Ease on Down the Road: A Q&A With Well-Traveled Medical Writer, Sandra Paton

Most meeting planners acquire a deep appreciation for the ancient saying, “Travel is travail.” Long lines, cramped quarters, unforeseen delays, and endless logistics to juggle along the way can
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Travel Hub: Layover Lures

Frequent flyers linger longer in airports these days, whether due to security, scheduling, or the overall quickening of our daily lives. While some airports seem resigned to remain merely
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Cvent Acquires Elite Meetings International to Expand Reach of Group-Business Sourcing Network

Cvent Acquires Elite Meetings International to Expand Reach of Group-Business Sourcing Network Tysons Corner, Va. – Jan. 7, 2015 – Cvent, Inc. (NYSE: CVT), a leading cloud-based enterprise event
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Happy Birthday to SpeedRFP

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Elite Meetings International Launches Robust Reporting Dashboard for Hoteliers Using the SpeedRFP System

New Display Gives Hoteliers Crucial Insights on RFP Statuses, Marketing Reach and More Santa Barbara, CA – September 23, 2014 – Elite Meetings International (EMI), the leading provider of group
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Elite Meetings International Launches New State-of-the-Art eRFP Manager for Planners Using SpeedRFP Technology

New Features Give the 115,000+ Buyer Members Real-Time Status, Recommendations, and At-a-Glance Comparisons on a Single Dashboard Santa Barbara, CA – August 7, 2014 – Elite Meetings International (EMI), the
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The Sonesta Collection Adopts SpeedRFP to Power the eRFP Process for 51 of its Domestic, International, and Extended Stay Hotels

Santa Barbara, Calif.: February 20, 2014—Elite Meetings International (EMI) announced today that its cloud-based, request-for-proposal (RFP) system, SpeedRFP, has been selected by the Sonesta Collection to power the electronic
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SpeedRFP Use Grows 70 Percent in 2013, With Nearly 50,000 Unique Event RFPs Submitted During the Year

SpeedRFP’s Event Growth Has Increased by More Than 350 Percent Since 2011. The Cloud-Based eRFP System Established a Solid Industry Standard as Buyer Membership Approaches the 100,000 Mark. Santa Barbara,
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The SpeedRFP Network Launches at IMEX America 2013

SpeedRFP’s 72,000 Buyer Members Can Now Access Over 10,000 Hotels that Focus on Group Business – Directly, Easily and in One Place Santa Barbara, CA, October 14, 2013—SpeedRFP, the
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SpeedRFP™ and Cloud-Based eRFPs – From Present to Future

by Kelly Foy, CEO, Elite Meetings International Santa Barbara, CA – October 2013 / Hospitality 1ST We’ve all heard a lot about “the cloud.” Companies on Wall Street are