Rooms to Let
The sharing economy has come to the lodging industry, as
white-hot startup Airbnb aims to become the world’s largest
hospitality brand. Along the way, the $10-billion short-term-rental company is raising questions and challenges for
meeting planners and travel managers.
Block & Tackle
Technology, the changing economy, and growing trends —
such as the sharing economy — keep chipping away at the
room block, a convention and conference staple. Our latest
Convene epanel surveys planners about how they’re adjusting
their strategies in response.
The Smartest Island in the World
For one week every summer, an island in southern Germany
can lay claim to the title of the brainiest spot on Earth —
thanks to an annual gathering of Nobel laureates. Convene
was there for this year’s meeting.
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COVER S TORY
All You Have to
Do Is Ask
Warren Berger, author of A More Beautiful Question:
The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas,
on how asking the right questions helps us to think
deeper, act faster, and create better.
September 2014 Volume 28, Issue 9