Bites & Sites

Four Battered Hotel Chains Still Make Fortune’s Best Companies to Work For List

Despite a year like none other for the hospitality industry, Hilton, Marriott, Hyatt, and Kimpton were ranked in the top 17 percent of the annual 100 Best Companies to Work For List.

BY Michelle Russell April 13, 2021

Building a More Diverse Tourism Industry Through Apprenticeships

Tourism Diversity Matters’ apprenticeship program coordinator Deedra Mills-Hall has come full circle, supporting apprenticeships in the industry because of the role that experience played in launching her own career.

BY Jennifer N. Dienst April 11, 2021

Previous Crises Laid the Groundwork for the COVID-19 Response in Puerto Rico

Recent experiences with natural disasters helped Discover Puerto Rico navigate the pandemic, according to panelists at a recent webinar hosted by the DMO.

BY Casey Gale April 7, 2021

Clock is Ticking for Travelers to Obtain REAL IDs

The deadline to get your REAL ID-compliant licenses or other forms of ID, which U.S. travelers must have to fly domestically, is less than six months away — and can be a painstaking process.

BY Curt Wagner April 5, 2021

Virtual ‘Field Trips’ to Bring City to Meetings’ Participants

Two online events are making Richmond, Virginia, central to their education — and diversity and inclusion — programs.

BY Michelle Russell March 30, 2021

Helping Attendees Experience a Destination Digitally

Austin had been a big draw for 2020 American College of Toxicology’s annual meeting registrants. Organizers needed to figure out a way to bring as much of the destination as possible to an entirely online audience.

BY Jennifer N. Dienst March 29, 2021

Walk/Bike/Places Brings Online Attendees ‘Outdoors’

Here’s how an annual conference for placemaking professionals tweaked its mobile workshops to give virtual tours of its host city. 

BY Casey Gale March 29, 2021

A Master Class in Art and Public Safety

Traveling exhibition turns ballroom at America’s Center Convention Complex in St. Louis into a Michelangelo gallery with nearly life-sized recreations of his Sistine Chapel paintings.

BY Barbara Palmer March 29, 2021

Airbn-Be There Through Virtual Travel

With travel still largely on hold, the company’s Online Experiences are giving guests a chance to see, touch, and taste new destinations from home.

BY David McMillin March 15, 2021

Can Venues Have a Say in Event Set Design?

The controversy around how the recent Conservative Political Action Conference stage set bore a resemblance to a Nazi hate symbol raised the question: How much influence can a host venue exert over the staging of an event? We asked an attorney to weigh in.

BY David McMillin March 15, 2021

Booking Meeting Venues Site Unseen

The digital tools that make it possible to conduct all or part of site visits remotely have come to the forefront over the last year, in ways that may change how planners book meetings in the future. Planners and destinations share their strategies.

BY Kate Mulcrone March 10, 2021

What LEGO, Economic Development, and Events Have in Common

Economic Development Winnipeg found a way to use a team member’s pandemic pastime and LEGO sets to help explain in simple terms how tourism and business events are integral to economic development.

BY Curt Wagner February 25, 2021