What’s New This Week in Food and Travel

Author: Convene Editors       

What food trends and stories should event planners have on their radar? Convene provides a weekly roundup of what’s making news in the F&B and business travel worlds.

Event Space — and Seafood — By the Seaport

In New York City’s new Seaport District, Pier 17 continues to evolve, Grub Street reports, adding event space and a concert venue plus a “Pier Village” of restaurants including famed chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s the Fulton, which just opened. Read more at Grub Street.

A Qantas Flight Produces Zero Landfill Waste

Last week Qantas operated the first-ever commercial flight service that produced zero landfill waste, Food & Wine says, with all items on flight QF739 from Sydney to Adelaide composted, reused, or recycled. Read more at Food & Wine.

With Wheelchair, She’ll See the World

Alysia Kezerian, founder of Wheelies Around the World, learned after a hiking accident that she doesn’t need to be on her feet to go places, CNN reports. The lessons she shares with other wheelchair users as they travel the globe could help you look at your event accessibility with fresh eyes. Read more at CNN.

At J.F.K., Your Hotel is Now Boarding

As the TWA Hotel in New York opens this week, airports are betting they can capture fliers at design-focused on-site lodgings, according to The New York Times. And with its event space, will groups follow? Read the full Times story.