Category: Business Travel

Tips for Planning an Outstanding Holiday Office Party

Planning a Holiday Office Party

It’s that time of year again—time to plan the company holiday party! If you’ve been tasked with organizing the annual shindig, you might be wondering where to begin. Don’t worry, we have you covered. Here are our top tips for planning an outstanding holiday office party: Pick a date after the New Year To avoid competing with so many other Christmas parties and happenings and to make the event more special, try planning the holiday… Read more »

Four Incentive Travel Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

Incentive Travel

How well do you know incentive travel? We’re willing to bet that you didn’t know these four incentive travel facts: Employees prefer travel to material rewards By now, you’ve probably heard that people become less satisfied with material things over time, whereas remembering positive experiences continues to make them happy. Companies are taking note and offering travel as a reward—incentive travel programs are in place at 38 percent of U.S. companies with over $1 million… Read more »

How to Run an Ideal Meeting

Business Meeting Tips

Are you in the process of planning an important meeting? You should avoid making the meeting too structured or too free-flowing. Most people respond best to meetings that are somewhat structured while also offering up the opportunity to veer off-track when appropriate. They also like meetings that aren’t too long and that provide them with time to take breaks every now and then. Here are a few other tips that will make your meeting ideal:… Read more »

Business Meeting Site Selection 101

Destination Meetings

Choosing the right destination for a business meeting is more challenging than you might think. You might be under the impression that picking a destination is as simple as finding a place that has the conference rooms and space you need to conduct successful meetings. But there are so many other things to consider. It’s why companies turn to organizations like HPM Associates for help when trying to select the right site. They know how… Read more »

All About the Hospitality Industry Legal Tax Cuts

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017

First introduced in early November 2017, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 was signed into law by President Trump in late December 2017. It called for a number of changes to be made to the Internal Revenue Code, including many that have impacted the hospitality industry. It’s important for you to get a better understanding of these changes if your company was affected by it. One of the biggest changes that was made… Read more »

2018 Incentive Travel Trends

Incentive Travel Trends

Travel has always been one of the big incentives that many employers have offered to their employees for doing a great job. But like all things, incentive travel trends have come and gone over the years as employers have found new ways to keep their employees motivated with enhanced travel options. 2018 is no different as there are several incentive travel trends that are big right now. Take a look at a few of them… Read more »

Our Favorite Award Winning Hotels

Finding the right hotel for a corporate business meeting or incentive travel program isn’t just about the location: sure, proximity to the airport is important, but that’s not what makes a great stay. The right hotel needs to have many attributes, including helpful staff, delicious restaurants and bars, comfortable and stylish accommodations, and more. Here at HPM Associates, when we recommend a hotel for your upcoming trip, we only choose award-winning hotels. Hotels that win… Read more »