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Trade Associations are only as good as their value

An interesting read from Paul Harvey on Trade Associations, and how their time may be limited. Trade associations are only as good as the work...

Tourist tax must find the right home

"It's good news that Edinburgh Council has decided to charge a £2 per night 'tourist tax'. It's unlikely to dissuade delegates or visitors from enjoying..."

Partners allowed

"I take exception to #Secreteventprof’s contention that allowing fam guests to bring partners is somehow unprofessional. We often host residential fams on a Sunday and..."

What does the future look like for conferences and events?

"We have seen a lot of change in the industry over 25 years and for a while people believed that the digital age would replace..."

Why hate men?

"Another day, another "wimmin" article. This time it's ‘Female and diverse panels will have an effect on the industry’. On the back of the now..."

Tory conference app error reveals MPs’ personal details…

"Media commentary on the app deficiency places responsibility on the Tory party in general, specifically on Conservative party chair Brandon Lewis and on the third..."

Glh Hotels eliminates plastic straws from all properties…

"If Glh wishes to further demonstrate their commitment to being environmentally conscious, I'd recommend they look at reverse vending. This machine is already tried and..."

It’s not all about social

"It was quite refreshing to read in MIT Sept that seven out of 10 business travellers don't post about their trips on social media. The..."

VAT after Brexit?

"At the risk of causing industry stalwarts to put their head in a bucket and scream loudly I am surprised that no-one is talking about..."

Speak now or be forever bitter…

"Well done to Nick de Bois of the Events Industry Board in encouraging the events sector to speak up about Brexit (MIT July). It's no..."

Brexit increases are inevitable, but does ‘opportunity knock’?

"The increase in staff costs already being experienced by the hospitality industry is, I am afraid an inevitable consequence of Brexit (‘Why Brexit could push..."

In defence of smaller agencies

"I felt compelled to respond to the article "Hero to Zero" in your Supplier Sounds Off section in last month's magazine and I do so..."

‘Same old’ doesn’t win the day.

"I heartily agree with David Taylor (MIT March 2018) that hotels need to improve their game to compete as venues. Many are relying on the..."