Hotel Fees Continue to Astound Planners
Among the assorted new hotel fees, planners report being asked to pay for things that they never would have dreamed of being asked to pay for in the past.
Marriott Makes it Easy to Book Small Meetings
Marriott has launched a simplified way for planners to search, source and book sleeping rooms and meeting space for small groups.
Contract Tips You Need to Follow in 2023
Check out these contract tips for 2023 from Kimberly A. Pendo, a founding member of Chicago Law Partners and recent speaker at FICP's Annual Conference.
Hotel Fees Expected to Rise in 2023
Even as hotel rates are already up more than 18% in 2022 and are predicted to increase another 8% in 2023, hotel fees and surcharges appear to be on the rise as well.
Prevue Advisors Meet at IMEX: Higher Rates, Lower Service Levels
The annual meeting of Prevue Advisors, held Monday at Delano Las Vegas, revealed a past year fraught with frustration but also some solutions for dealing with the new normal.
Fees, Surcharges and Mandatory Gratuities on the Rise?
Planners report that fees, surcharges and mandatory gratuities appear to be making a comeback in 2022.
Meeting Industry Lawyers You Need to Know, Part 2
Here are three meeting industry lawyers event planners can turn to for top-notch legal advice.
5 Meeting Industry Lawyers
Whether it's to review a contract or settle a dispute, these 5 meeting industry lawyers are top picks among meeting planners.
5 Top Tips for Contracts in the COVID-19 Era
Force majeure clauses just got trickier: Attorney Kimberly Pendo provided some contract tips to help meeting planners manage risk in today’s uncertain COVID-19 environment. Contracts, including Force majeure clauses, must be top of mind, even...
COVID-19 and Force Majeure
In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, force majeure has taken on added importance and issues related to the pandemic should be included in your contracts.
Monopolies and Meetings
If Accor and InterContinental Hotels Group do merge as reports predict, will this create one of many monopolies and what will this mean to the industry?
COVID-19 Cancellation Policies
In these times of COVID-19 uncertainty, planners are becoming more reluctant to commit to long-term hotel contracts due to the chance of cancellation.
COVID-19 has resulted in a virtual world where we meet, conduct business, socialize, and undertake contract negotiation online.
Hotel Contracting: 10 Tips
During a recent Prevue webinar and in an accompanying white paper, Katie Muck of Meeting Sites Resource shared hotel contracting tips.