The Price of Honesty

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Recently, I went to New Media Expo (#NMX) in Las Vegas. Honesty can be really expensive. At least it seems like it. Because if I were to tell you a list of truths, you might make decisions about me that were not necessarily pleasant. For example: I hate exercise.

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Why Vegas?

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Think Vegas isn’t the right destination for your meeting? Vegas has turned into the best of the best in everything—dining, hotel rooms, shopping, entertainment, meeting space—all at a terrific price,” says Stephanie Glanzer, vice president of sales at Mandalay Bay. “It’s Why not?

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Conference Circuit: Parking Spot

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The 2018 National Parking Association Convention & Expo begins next week in Las Vegas. City: Las Vegas. The meeting includes complimentary tours where attendees will get a chance to see Las Vegas parking facilities in action.

Success Breeds Pressure for Event Planners, Study Finds

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Continuing industry consolidation means fewer options for buyers, and that will push prices up.”. The report ranks Las Vegas the top North American city for events, based on Carlson Wagonlit’s booking data: It jumped from 10th place to first in a single year.

Beware of Commoditizing Customers or Members

Idea Architects

I am serving as emcee/learning weaver for a major convention in Las Vegas this week, a role that gives me the opportunity to engage with each of the general session presenters. In his excellent presentation, Moore also noted that a brand story must be about more than just low prices.

House Report: Poor Leadership Led to VA Conference Spending Spree

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million price tag for the two conferences. The committee’s investigation has revealed that this massive price tag was the direct result of spending mismanagement, unethical behavior by federal employees, and irresponsible leadership,” the report stated.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 7.21.17

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Presenter: Patti Shock, academic consultant, The International School of Hospitality, and professor emeritus, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Your weekly list of free webinars and events for the association community… Yesterday I went on an ebook buying rampage thanks to BookBub.

After Mandated Cuts, Federal Travel Spending Plummets

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62 % The decline in travel spending at the General Services Administration through July in fiscal 2013, the first full fiscal year after the agency faced scandal over a 2010 Las Vegas conference with an $823,000 price tag.

Work or Pleasure? Business Travelers Combine the Two

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There’s a reason why resorts are becoming popular locales for events , and why Orlando and Las Vegas are constantly near the top of the lists of most popular event cities. Though other factors come into play, such as expo space and price, they’re natural vacation spots.

Why Easier Home Sales Mean Increased Mobility

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And with rising home prices in many metropolitan areas, one of the structural issues with convincing people to move—the ability to sell their homes, which can keep them locked down—is starting to fade away.

Federal Reserve Board’s Conference Spending Documentation Under Scrutiny

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A report from E&E Publishing highlights more than $700,000 in outside travel spending for Energy Department employees since April 2011—totaling more than 300 trips, some of them with price tags topping $5,000.

Your Brand is Your Association’s Lifeblood

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Branding expert David Avrin, CSP, discussed why branding is essential in today’s marketplace at the Meeting Professionals International World Education Congress (MPI WEC) last month in Las Vegas. Brittany Thompson, Naylor Association Solutions. Competitors emerge every day.

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Some companies actually pick hotels and flights for you so you can get to your destination with the lowest price. Whenever you book a flight with this site, the results page will show you a wide range of prices next to each airline that you have a preference to.

Mortgage Associations Fight Unusual Plan to Save Homes

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Home prices are on the rise, and headline writers across the country couldn’t be more ecstatic: “Housing Market Heats Up,” “Firing on Most Cylinders,” “Housing Market Roars to Life.”.

Why Easier Home Sales Means Increased Mobility

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And with rising home prices in many metropolitan areas, one of the structural issues with convincing people to move—the ability to sell their homes, which can keep them locked down—is starting to fade away.

Media Relations – The New World According to Brian Solis (from the ASAE Annual Meeting)

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Others (like Wes Trochlil) say it’s the price we pay for playing in social media. And thanks especially to Brian and his co-panelist, Chris Jennwein, of Greenspun Interactive of Las Vegas. Brian Solis, one of the superstars in social media strategy, spoke at the ASAE Annual Meeting in San Diego last week. He talked about how public relations professionals can still influence opinion and behavior even though mainstream media is in its death throes.