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  • In three years time the Olympics will be up and running in London. I know this because at least three different news anchors were doing live feeds yes...
  • Every cloud, they say, etc. Take GSK, for example – while the rest of us are wearing face masks and living in fear, the drug company is rubbing its ha...
  • Amusing news that Britons are eschewing the use of both a knife and a fork, with forks outselling knives two to one as the one-handed ‘eating a takeaw...
  • From drunken ‘tweeting’ at weddings to holiday snaps on Facebook, it is easy to fall foul of the immediacy of the electronic age. And with employers r...
  • The assault by Regus on the corporate meetings market took another turn last week with the announcement of the results of a survey carried out by BDRC...
  • Is the commission model a dinosaur? The news Logical Venue Solutions is taking Britannia Hotel Wigan to court for an alleged unpaid commission invoic...
  • Since yesterday's posting there's been murmurs that the blog focused purely on the negative and M&IT has dug itself a hole with this take on the b...
  • Brighton rocks. I know; I used to live there. It’s a diverse city bubbling over with funky restaurants, shops, bars, hotels and cultural offerings. So...
  • The news that leading performance improvement agency Maritz in the USA has narrowly escaped being owed more than US$25m by bankrupt General Motors wil...
  • As the president of China cuts short his attendance at the G8 summit in Italy to attend to the crisis at home, the streets of Urumqi, the capital of t...
  • At the last SITE international conference I incurred the wrath of several heads of events industry associations by accusing them of being “lousy at PR...
  • In the last few months we’ve written countless stories about the rise and rise of virtual conferencing, and how all event organisers/meetings venues/i...
  • The news that meetings industry association Eventia is ready to allow the fatted calves to the slaughter – ahem, I mean, er, allow buyers to join thei...
  • Usually on a fam trip in another country, you are there to get a view of the venues and attractions on offer – you are not one of the attractions. Thi...
  • A quick glance at Eventia’s latest set of accounts tells its own story. By any standards the association had a good year in 2008 and by its own standa...
  • I’m not about to pretend the credit crunch is a good thing – in general it’s downright depressing – but some good things have come from it. People red...
  • These are tough days for hotel venues – our news section abounds with items that would fall into the ‘T’ category of a SWAT analysis, but precious few...
  • There are a few things I need in a hotel room when I am on business: A bed (goes without saying) with good pillows A shower (ditto) Towels, numberi...
  • The trouble with a self-congratulatory slogan such as The World’s Favourite Airline is that it will inevitably come back and bite you on the tail fin....
  • So summer is finally here (allegedly) and with it comes the lovely flurry of invitations to the season’s annual sporting and social events: Ascot, Hen...

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