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One of the chief joys when traveling is visiting a world-class, historic city for the first time. That first time you set out to explore a metropolis, is like the morning after a snow fall. The virgin snow stretches out as far as the eye can see, just awaiting your footprints and the mark you will make. That promise of adventure and wonder is one of the best feelings in the world. Of course, the tired satisfaction of coming back...

Post Hurricane María Statement Milton Segarra President & CEO, CDME In our goal to keep you updated on our news and plans, we are pleased to share the week’s positive news for our industry – more cruises have been arriving in our ports; more attractions are opening; more hotels are accepting new reservations; and San Juan was just recognized by Lonely Planet as one of the World's Top 10 Cities for Travel in 2018! A list of attractions including the Bacardi Welcome Center, Plaza...

Quality face to face time to make valuable new contacts, strengthen existing relationships and seal some critical deals.  Every year more than 3,000 suppliers from every sector of the global meetings industry come together in Las Vegas and every year this is the best show I attend every. This is a must-attend show for all US domestic suppliers, global tourist offices and convention bureaus, major hotel companies, conference and exhibition centers, cruise lines, airlines, spa resorts, technology providers, event management specialists...

Given the number of Marriott International hotels and resorts in the Caribbean, we are still monitoring the outcome from Hurricane Irma & Maria paths. While most of our hotels are open, some hotels in the affected areas have sustained damage. Efforts are underway to fully restore operations as soon as possible. We will be updating this list as assessments are completed on each of our hotels. For information regarding hotel reservations, please have customers call Marriott and Ritz-Carlton Rewards hotels at...

Hi all! We are working to compile a list of all damaged/closed properties in areas affected by the hurricanes from our NSOs. Please see below for what we have so far from Hyatt, Mandarin Oriental, Omni, Ritz-Carlton, Sonesta and Trump. We will update you when we have further information. Alyssa De La Fuente Manager, Sourcing Operations Hospitality Performance Network Global 13825 N Northsight Blvd., Suite 201 Scottsdale AZ, 85260 Hotel...

ECONOMIC CONDITIONS CLA-- USE The parties agree that a significant downward turn in the economy after the execution of this contract is a supervening event outside the control of either party and could have a negative impact on the anticipated attendance at the Group’s meeting. Therefore, should a significant downturn in the economy occur, as defined below, the parties agree to adjust the number of guest rooms being held and the amount of catered food and beverage covers and revenue projected...

REBOOK CLA-- USE     In the unlikely event that Group must cancel this event, or incurs any attrition charges, Hotel agrees to allow Group to utilize 100% of any fees paid as a one-time credit towards a future program to be held within 12 months of original meeting dates.  Outside of 12 months, Hotel agrees to allow Group to utilize 50% of any fees paid as a one-time credit.     The Rebook Clause is a clause that 20 years ago was...

PEOPLE BUY FROM PEOPLE THEY LIKE… If you’re nice to people, treat them fairly and show them the value of working with you, they will take care of you. IT’S NOT WHAT YOU KNOW, IT’S WHO YOU KNOW…The relationships that you develop within hotels, with National Sales Managers or with CVB reps are VITAL in our industry. When something goes sideways or you need a favor, it’s nice to know who to call and who will take care of you. IT MAKES NEGOTIATING EASIER…When...

I was fortunate to Co-Host this incredible client reception with my friend Belinda Thompson. It was a great success and will be the first of many. Always remember that #RelationshipsMatter This is the mantra of HPN and the heart of my business. As a seasoned meeting planner, I know how important it is to build and maintain relationships with clients, peers and everyone in between. Belinda Thompson and I are great friends and we are both very relationship based so we realized that...