Venue contract wisdom is often woefully insufficient

By Heather Reid A side-by-side examination of 12 signed and negotiated contracts for booking events into unconventional venues unveiled disturbing discrepancies to me. The “unconventional venue” contracts included the following Canadian locations: cultural centre, city-owned sport facility, entertainment complex, music … Continue reading

The high cost of combined contract clauses

An association conference was scheduled for spring 2019 at a Canadian hotel property. The most glaring issue with the association’s venue contract was the fact that it included two clauses related to Food and Beverage (F&B) that, when combined, were … Continue reading

Finding resourceful ways to stretch a small event budget

Working with a frugal budget doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style and class As economies ebb and flow, budgets for events will shrink and grow as a reflection of the times. A small budget should not be the reason … Continue reading

Travel professionals accept direct booking is here to stay, work to gain visibility into cost savings and risk management

By Monica Sanchez, GBTA Foundation A new study from the GBTA Foundation, in partnership with Concur, explores priorities and challenges corporate travel programs face today. As the travel industry evolves in response to mobile technology and employee direct-booking behavior, travel … Continue reading