Relationships are a fundamental component to client retention. Destination professionals offer tips on building the kind of rapport that keeps meeting planners coming back. “I believe learning as much as you can about an organization is critical. Meeting professionals and organizations appreciate us doing our research. Building rapport is not an overnight process but finding… Read more »
Exploring the grounds of the 3,000-acre Barnsley Resort in Adairsville, Ga. has been one of the highlights of 2018! I came for the Grand Reveal event yesterday showcasing the brand new, breathtaking Inn at Barnsley Resort and Georgian Hall, but I stayed to experience many of the awe-inspiring amenities that the resort has to offer…. Read more »
Today, March 8, is International Women’s Day, an annual celebration of women’s achievements throughout history and across nations. (It is also known as the United Nations (UN) Day for Women’s Rights and International Peace.) As part of this celebration, the team at ConventionSouth Media Group wishes to honor all women in the meetings and events profession. Thank you all for… Read more »
In December, the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) announced that Deborah Sexton, who has been the organization’s president and CEO for more than 12 years, would be stepping down after the Convening Leaders event in Nashville in January. PCMA’s Chief Operating Officer Sherrif Karamat was selected as the new president and CEO.
MeetingPlay recently announced the launch of the next generation of its mobile app and event engagement platform. MeetingPlay’s new Gen 4 elements include: Augmented Reality (AR): MeetingPlay combined AR with gamification at Marriott’s CPC to educate attendees about Marriott’s 30 brands and create brand ambassadors following the Marriott / Starwood merger. MeetingPlay created designated AR tokens spread throughout the… Read more »
In early 2018, Hilton Hotel properties in Memphis and Dallas will be the first to test Hilton Worldwide’s new Connected Room, unveiled in December 2017 as “a first-of-its-kind, high-tech guest room.”
According to Christopher J. Nassetta, Hilton’s president and CEO, guests who stay at Connected Room-enabled properties will soon be able to use the Hilton Honors app to manage most things they would traditionally do manually in a room, from controlling the temperature and lighting to the TV and window coverings.
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