November 19, 2018 Kevin Edmunds

Corporate Social Responsibility Activities Bring Big Benefits

With all the interest in corporate social responsibility we have seen among our meeting and incentive clients recently, I wanted to learn a bit more about how CSR activities bring benefits not only to the community where they are performed, but also to the organization whose employees engage in a CSR activity. Fortunately, I did […]

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November 5, 2018 Kevin Edmunds

Largest-Ever Incentive Buyers’ Survey Reveals Trends and Useful Insights

Earlier this year, the three organizations most deeply involved in the incentive-travel industry (SITE Foundation, Incentive Research Foundation, and Financial and Insurance Conference Planners) pooled their resources to have J.D. Power conduct research among 1,000 incentive-travel buyers. The results have just been released, so we now have detailed intelligence about the incentive buyer’s environment as […]

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October 23, 2018 Kevin Edmunds

Attending the IMEX America Show: Exhausting Yet Energizing

Okay, so I’m posting this blog a bit late because last week was a blur. Why? Well, along with more than 13,000 other buyers and suppliers in the meeting, convention and incentive business, I attended the eighth annual IMEX America conference and exhibition in Las Vegas. My show experience consisted of three days of meeting […]

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October 2, 2018 Kevin Edmunds

Peer-to-Peer Conversations at Meetings: Powerful, Inspiring and Productive

While most meetings have an agenda that includes a lot of learning that comes from above–either from management or from outside topic experts–some of the most powerful learning and bonding experiences happen when colleagues are given time to sit among themselves and talk about topics of their own choosing. I recently read an article about […]

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September 18, 2018 Kevin Edmunds

The Wide Window of Opportunity for Tropical Meetings & Incentives

Among those of us here at AIC Hotel Group who work with group clients, we tend to get just a little more excited for the October to April season, because that’s when so many business groups come to our properties in Miami, Dominican Republic, and on the eastern and western coasts of Mexico. But as […]

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September 6, 2018 Kevin Edmunds

Mexico and the Caribbean: Where North and South American Attendees Can Meet Halfway

This week, a new meetings-industry event called IBTM Americas takes place in Mexico City, featuring not only educational sessions for event planners but also exhibits hosted by various destinations that want group business from corporations and associations throughout North and South America. What I love most about an event like this is that it highlights […]

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