independent properties are in a unique position to capitalize on just what makes them unique. M&C's editor in chief, Loren G. Edelstein, recently met with Mark Sergot, chief sales officer for Associated Luxury Hotels, which owns and operates Associated Luxury Hotels International, to talk about consolidation, commissions, security -- and the unifying power of meetings.We have more than 250 luxury hotels and resorts now in 63 countries.
More than half of meeting professionals had events affected by the triple whammy of hurricanes this summer. Of the 102 polled by M&C, 18 percent always get business-interruption insurance for their major events. Just 7 percent will no longer book in the hurricane belt during storm season. For comments, go to mcmag.com/research. How will this year's hurricane season influence your future site-selection decisions? 7% I will not hold an event in the hurricane belt during hurricane season.
As heightened security measures are poised to take effect for inbound travelers to the U.S., Jonathan Grella, executive vice president of public affairs for the U.S. Travel Association, issued the following statement:"Security adjustments rooted in legitimate concerns are a fact of life for travelers. It's essential that changes be clearly communicated, and also continually reassessed to ensure that they remain relevant -- and that disruption to legitimate travel is kept to a minimum.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".