Contracts & Negotiating

Contracts & Negotiating

When Working With Suppliers, I Wish…

Meeting planners share their wishes for working with suppliers.
negotiatiion, meetings

5 Out-of-the-Box Ideas for Negotiating Your Next Hotel Contract

Sharing your budget out of the gate may enable a venue to help you get more for your money.
RFPs, meeting tips, suppliers, request for proposals

5 Things Too Often Excluded from RFPs

If your meeting has any kind of flexibility in dates, it’s essential to include a list of dates in order of preference in your RFP.

Are Hidden Travel Fees Taking a Bite Out of Your Planning Budget?

Hidden travel fees are on the rise from every direction, with recent estimates from IdeaWorks showing a near $68 billion annual profit for global airlines just from ancillary fees.
Zika, meetingss

Thoughtful Contracts Can Protect Against Zika Damages

“In our case, Zika did not fall under force majeure. We ended up staying with our original resort and moving the meeting to September, which is the end of winter there."

Does Your RFP Process Set You Up for Success?

There are many short cuts, templates and technology platforms in market today, but unfortunately, most do not have the flexibility to communicate a unique business case.
Meeting budget, meeting savings, cost savings, event savings

How to Trim Your Meeting Budget

By keeping branding generic—no specific date, venue or hash tag, for instance—that means that banners, staff uniforms and other signage can be used year after year without having to be replaced.
Shangri-La Hotel Paris, Paris, hotel-room costs, meetings budget

5 Ways to Cut Hotel Room Costs

Hotel brands such as Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts offer loyalty programs for meeting planners to be able to earn and redeem points for groups, meetings conferences and events.
F&B, meetings

10 Unconventional Ways to Cut F&B Costs

When booking F&B for a group's afternoon break, be sure to ask for "pop on consumption"—you only want to be charged for what is consumed.
F&B, meetings

5 Tips for Cost-Saving Success With Suppliers

CWT's 2016 Meetings & Events Forecast
contracts, negotiating

5 Tips for Negotiating with Hotels

There is nothing better than having a Plan B when negotiating with the hotel that you prefer.

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