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FOOD & BEVERAGE

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plant based food

Making Plant-Based Event F&B Possible

Sure, Virginia produces some fine hams. But at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, it’s not all about the meat. Here’s how one center is responding to a growing demand for plant-based meals — with grilled vegetable stacks, truffle strudel, zoodles, and more.
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Bon Appétit Unveils the Year’s 10 ‘Best’ New Restaurants

Bon Appétit Unveils the Year’s 10 ‘Best’ New Restaurants

L.A.’s Konbi, with Japanese and French influences, is in the top spot and a noodle shop in Dallas — this year’s ‘Restaurant City’ — ranks second. Here’s how the list shines a spotlight on food trends that event organizers should keep their eye on.

PLACES & SPACES

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Puerto Rico

The FIAE Believes in Puerto Rico

In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico showed the Food Industry Association Executives that the island was still a convention destination worth booking.
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art team-building

Hotels Find Artful Ways to Help Groups Build Teams

As groups are seeking more ways to solidify their teams during meetings and events, hotels are partnering with local artists to create activities for them.

TRAVEL

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Are You Staying Healthy on the Road?

Are You Staying Healthy on the Road?

A new survey finds that most business travelers keep up with their health and wellness routines during work trips — but travelers from one region are more likely to stick with them.
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‘A Watershed Moment for the Travel Industry’

‘A Watershed Moment for the Travel Industry’

“There is indisputable evidence of travelers’ preferences for destinations and travel companies that are committed to sustainability," said Laura Mandala, CEO of Mandala Research, and a former member of the U.S. Department of Commerce Travel and Tourism Advisory Board.

ITINERARY

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Isemarkt

From Market to Table — Every Step of the Way

During a Hamburg fam trip, Convene’s David McMillin and event professionals, guided by a chef, shopped for and prepared a meal. Here’s what he learned about chanterelles, plums, and team-building in the process.
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Flight connections

2 Remedies for Flight Connection Anxiety

Travelers might have an easier time making flight connections — or being compensated when they don’t — thanks to United Airlines' expanded ConnectionSaver tool and, separately, a ruling by the European Court of Justice.

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