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What’s New in Travel, Food and Beverage

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.

BY Convene Editors May 22, 2019

3 Lessons From the Upcoming Taco Bell Hotel

You may not want to check in to the fast food chain’s new pop-up hotel, but you will want to check out some of the ways the company is bringing the concept to market.

BY David McMillin May 22, 2019

Crunching Numbers: Which Cities Have the Best Food Scene?

Resonance Consultancy mines online data to give National Geographic Traveler’s ’21 Best Food Cities’ index some real bite.

BY Curt Wagner May 21, 2019

Trend That Might Define Drinking at Your Next Event

A growing number of consumers want to fill their glasses with something other than alcohol. That category is attracting enough attention that it’s earned its own name: sober curious. Are you making sure that you can slake their thirst at your own events?

BY David McMillin May 20, 2019

Industry Organizations Jointly Release ‘Weaponization of Travel Toolkit’

The toolkit provides messaging, materials, and alternatives for event organizers who “have been caught in the crosshairs” of travel bans and boycotts.

BY Casey Gale May 20, 2019

Ditch the Buffet for Family-Style Event Meals

New research indicates that sharing plates leads to better negotiations and improved teamwork. Here’s how changing up your meal format could result in better outcomes at workshops and team-building activities.

BY Curt Wagner May 20, 2019

Paris Tops ICCA’s City Rankings for Meeting Destinations

The French capital is once again the world’s No. 1 city for international association meetings, with 2017’s opening of the Paris Convention Centre helping fuel the events surge.

BY Lane Nieset May 20, 2019

What the Stock Market Can Tell You About Your F&B

What will your attendees want to see on the menu soon? Recent Wall Street activity offers a good clue.

BY David McMillin May 15, 2019

Icelandair Connects Passengers to Locals

Icelandair’s Buddy Hotline service connects its passengers with local “experts” (i.e., its employees) who provide inside advice on best spot to take a soak in Iceland’s geothermal waters or tuck in for a great meal in Reykjavik. Could the airline’s buddy model work for events?

BY Curt Wagner May 15, 2019

What China’s Greater Bay Area Means for Meetings

Pacific World Hong Kong’s Dwirt Ang shares his view on how this cluster of cities will create opportunities for multi-destination events.

May 13, 2019

What’s New This Week in Food and Travel

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.

BY Convene Editors May 13, 2019