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Destination Review – Dublin, Ireland
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Destination Review – Dublin, Ireland

Posted November 8th, 2017 by in Blog

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…

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Post Hurricane María – Puerto Rico
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Post Hurricane María – Puerto Rico

Posted November 2nd, 2017 by in Blog

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…

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IMEX America 2017 Recap
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IMEX America 2017 Recap

Posted October 16th, 2017 by in Blog

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…

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Hurricane Irma & Maria
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Hurricane Irma & Maria

Posted October 3rd, 2017 by in Blog

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…

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Hotels Impacted by Hurricane Irma
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Hotels Impacted by Hurricane Irma

Posted September 14th, 2017 by in Uncategorized

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…

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Economic Conditions Clause
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Economic Conditions Clause

Posted September 14th, 2017 by in Blog

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…

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Rebook Clause and Why It’s Important
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Rebook Clause and Why It’s Important

Posted July 10th, 2017 by in Blog

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…

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7 Tips on How to Avoid or Reduce Your Hotel Attrition Liability
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7 Tips on How to Avoid or Reduce Your Hotel Attrition Liability

Posted June 13th, 2017 by in Blog

DON’T GUESS… Your contracted room block for your group should not be an educated guess. Use your historical numbers and your pre and post days are vital to keep your liability to a minimum. If it is a first time meeting, be cautious with your room block until you have better history. DON’T WAIT… Don’t let time work…

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Why Relationships Matter for Meeting Planners
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Why Relationships Matter for Meeting Planners

Posted May 22nd, 2017 by in Blog

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.…

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Relationships Matter: Dirty Little Secret DC
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Relationships Matter: Dirty Little Secret DC

Posted May 5th, 2017 by in Blog

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…

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