The Flashpoint (May 28 Edition)

By Rejuvenate Staff, May 28, 2014

Mobile Bay named Al Hutchinson as its new president and CEO. Hutchinson—formerly the vice president of convention sales and services at the Virginia Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau—is coming home of sorts as he’s a graduate of the University of Alabama.

Accor Hotels agreed to buy hotels throughout Europe in a deal worth around $1.23 billion. In an effort to boost its real estate holdings, the company looked to Western Europe, particularly the Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland.

Are AirBnb and Uber bad for the economy? That’s what one writer argues, and he has some points. The lack of regulation and oversight built into the traditional hotel and taxi market makes for cheaper options—sometimes, anyway—but they might not be good for the economy as a whole.

The U.S. hotel industry should enjoy the summer, according to a report by STR. Average daily rates should rise four percent while occupancy should top 71 percent for the summer months.

Barna Group's Bill Denzel explores how the current state of faith in America could affect the faith-based events industry.

Add these four books to your fall reading list. You won't be disappointed with these reads, which will spark new ideas inside and outside of the workplace.

Each day, you make approximately 35,000 decisions. Which ones should be "no," and what's the best way to deliver that message?

Kids across the nation attend VBS each summer, proving its planners are on the right track. Incorporate their best practices into your next event.

The 2017 Culture Shapers are a group of seven young professionals who are making a mark in the faith-based events industry, changing the way we work.

Before Connect Faith happens Oct. 24 - 26 at Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati, familiarize yourself with the city. You're going to love it!

To be a more effective negotiator, meeting planners will learn how hotels evaluate their businesses and manage their inventory of space, rates and dates.