Active Network last week during its second-quarter earnings call cited Computer
Associates as the first "cross-sold" client of both its attendee
registration technology and its StarCite strategic meetings management tech. But
it also pointed to...
With hotels awash in group
requests for proposals, organizers of smaller events are less likely to garner
a quick response. A new small meetings booking tool called Groupize aims to fill
Meetings technology firm Cvent last month finalized the
first two acquisitions in its 13-year history, and both were of mobile app
developers. Cvent first bought Seed Labs, a developer of apps for music
festivals, sports events and other consumer events,...
About a decade after the
phrase "strategic meetings management" entered the parlance of the
business travel industry, nearly nine of 10 respondents to a recent Business Travel News survey indicated
their companies have policies limiting stakeholder...
technology firm Certain next month will release a new tool that uses data
offered by attendees at the point of registration to generate one-on-one
appointments at events.
Videoconferencing Network, a budding booking portal for public remote
conferencing rooms, recently appointed former Cisco executive Dave Martella to
lead sales expansion in the Americas. At Cisco, Martella led efforts to deploy
International today announced an agreement to purchase from Gaylord
Entertainment Co. for $210 million in cash the Gaylord Hotels name and the
right to manage for 35 years its four large meetings-centric properties. Publicly
Meetings technology firm The Active Network today launched a
suite of mobile solutions for its Business Solutions division, which includes
StarCite, that allows meeting organizers to create event-specific apps and
offers a gamification component and...
The White House Office of
Management and Budget on Friday instructed federal agencies to cut fiscal-year
2013 travel expenses by 30 percent from 2010 levels, 10 percentage-points
deeper than previously ordered cuts.
are the times when hoteliers are frustrated by too much demand, but a tsunami
of electronic meeting requests for proposals, many including dozens of
properties and triggered by the rise of a few third-party RFP applications, has
has voted to cut and freeze travel spending by government agencies for five
years, an apparent response to the scandal over the General Services
Administration's excessive spending on its Western Regions Conference in 2010.
Marriott International boosted its revenue outlook for the
year, based largely on improving corporate transient and group demand that it
projects will continue throughout the year.
Carlson Wagonlit Travel this week unveiled a
meeting cost estimator that uses historical client airfare and hotel booking
data to calculate the cost of a future meeting based on attendees' points of
departure. The travel management company also revealed...
Sabre Travel Network by June expects to launch its new virtual meetings distribution marketplace for corporate travelers and arrangers who use GetThere's newly released home page, 200,000 travel agents using Sabre Red and others via a website.
Calling his company's
acquisition of Experient "a growth initiative, not an efficiency
play," Maritz Travel CEO David Peckinpaugh on Wednesday told BTN that
Maritz would operate Experient as a distinct entity and that there were
"no immediate plans"...