Strategies for Planning Group Travel and Negotiating with Hotels

Extreme Couponing Group Rates

An oft heard complaint is “hey, the night we arrived I found a last-minute rate $5 lower than our group rate. What’s the problem?” We are extreme couponing our groceries, so why not rooms?

The Matrix of Hotels and Brands

The make up and structure of a hotel brand’s sales force is a major factor in negotiating meeting contracts with hotels. Many meeting planners and travel managers approach hotels on an

Strategic Meetings Management

For companies and organizations that hold many meetings and conferences, strategic meetings management may be useful. SMM is a way for companies to thoughtfully leverage spend across

Planning Travel for Executive Assistants

Modern Executive Assistants (EA’s) are expected to be amazingly talented and productive. The Concierge helps EA’s productively plan the perfect trips for meetings and conferences.

Meetings and Room Block Contract Risks

Everyone likes relaxing trips for business meetings. It looks pretty simple: call a hotel, get a rate, and use a booking code. But hotels remove their product from the market, and they take this seriously.