Itinerary

There’s the meeting, and then there’s getting yourself and your attendees to the site visits and meeting destinations. A look at everything travel-related in the meetings industry.

From Market to Table — Every Step of the Way

During a Hamburg fam trip, Convene’s David McMillin and event professionals, guided by a chef, shopped for and prepared a meal. Here’s what he learned about chanterelles, plums, and team-building in the process.

BY David McMillin August 17, 2019

2 Remedies for Flight Connection Anxiety

Travelers might have an easier time making flight connections — or being compensated when they don’t — thanks to United Airlines’ expanded ConnectionSaver tool and, separately, a ruling by the European Court of Justice.

BY Curt Wagner July 24, 2019

Are You Cleared for Takeoff? Not If Your License Isn’t a REAL ID

Beginning Oct. 1, 2020, if your state-issued identification isn’t REAL ID compliant, you will not be allowed to use it as identification to fly — even on a domestic flight. Here’s what you need to know.

BY Convene Editors July 17, 2019

Graduate Hotels’ All-You-Can-Stay Summer Hotel Buffet

The boutique hotel chain took a novel approach to attracting summer guests with its innovative Hall Pass program: a $400 price tag for up to 30 stays.

BY David McMillin June 24, 2019

Study Finds Business Travel Boosts Your Creative Brainpower

The results of a new survey reveal that traveling for work paves the way to more than a new destination — it can lead to enhanced creativity and productivity.

BY David McMillin June 18, 2019

Is Attribute-Based Booking the Future of Room Blocks?

A new report from Amadeus and InterContinental Hotels Group suggests that traditional and generic definitions of room types are on their way out. How should event organizers adjust to meet tomorrow’s expectations about accommodations?

BY David McMillin June 13, 2019

Do Event Planners Saunter or Sprint to the Airport Gate?

Results of PCMA Convene’s recent Twitter poll on how much time event planners allow to make their flights shouldn’t come as a big surprise.

BY Curt Wagner June 12, 2019

What’s New in Travel, Food and Beverage

What food trends and stories should event planners have on their radar? Convene provides a weekly roundup of what’s making news in the F&B and business travel worlds.

BY Convene Editors June 10, 2019

What’s New in Travel, Food and Beverage

What food trends and stories should event planners have on their radar? Convene provides a weekly roundup of what’s making news in the F&B and business travel worlds.

BY Convene Editors June 7, 2019

Industry Organizations Jointly Release ‘Weaponization of Travel Toolkit’

The toolkit provides messaging, materials, and alternatives for event organizers who “have been caught in the crosshairs” of travel bans and boycotts.

BY Casey Gale May 20, 2019

Hospitality Trends? ‘Hold on to Your Seats,’ Says Expert

Some global destinations — including the U.S. — have ‘massive’ amounts of hotel rooms in the pipeline. What does that mean for planners?

BY Barbara Palmer May 6, 2019

Airline Advice: 5 Tips for When a Carrier Cancels Your Flight

National Geographic offers potential options for when you are left stranded without a flight because the airline went out of business, the weather, or some other unforeseen issue.

BY Curt Wagner May 5, 2019