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Ask the Expert: "Do I Have to Pay When a Hotel Charges an 'Event Fee'?"
A meeting planner wants to know how to respond to an 8 percent "event fee" on their bill.
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Ask the Expert: "Can You Legally Guarantee a High Level of Service?"
As planners struggle to ensure suppliers deliver quality service, it raises the question: Can service...
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Ask the Expert: "How Do I Get Credit for Rooms Booked Outside Our Block?"
A planner looks for advice getting credit for their attendees' bookings.
Current Challenges for Meeting Planners in Hotel Negotiations
Current Challenges for Meeting Planners in Hotel Negotiations
Both planners and venue representatives are navigating a changed and challenging negotiating...
Event Contract Conundrums
Event Contract Conundrums
The stressful state of hotel agreement negotiations calls for clear contract language that both...
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How Meeting Planners Can Negotiate With Hotels in a Seller's Market
Here is how hotels have tweaked attrition terms to their advantage.
Navigating Today's Event Contracts: Challenges, Changes and Pivots
Navigating Today's Event Contracts: Challenges, Changes and Pivots
Higher hotel rates, tougher terms and evolving contract templates are creating friction between event...
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How to Covid-Proof Your Contracts
Force majeure clauses don't cover pandemics; here’s what to do instead.
How Event Insurance Is Changing in 2021
How Event Insurance Is Changing in 2021
Coverage will cost more this year, but you might receive better support than ever from the companies...
When to Charge Sales Tax for Virtual and Hybrid Events
When to Charge Sales Tax for Virtual and Hybrid Events
How do you calculate sales tax for digital events? The experts break it down.
Event-Contract Advice: Cancellations
Event-Contract Advice: Cancellations
Hospitality attorney Jonathan Howe addresses how meeting planners can get out of hotel contracts as...
Event-Contract Advice: Force Majeure
Event-Contract Advice: Force Majeure
Hospitality attorney Jonathan Howe addresses legal questions from planners as events are rescheduled...