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How to Make Non-Drinkers Feel Welcome at Your Events

It’s predicted that more of your attendees will want to be served alcohol-free beverages at your networking receptions and meal events. Here’s how to go beyond the standard club soda with a twist to craft a more memorable drink experience.

BY Cristi Kempf Curt Wagner September 10, 2019

What Are the Top F&B Trends for 2020?

The continued popularity of CBD products, plant-based menus, and jackfruit are among the trends noted by Benchmark Global Hospitality’s hotel chefs and culinary experts.

BY Curt Wagner September 9, 2019

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.

BY Curt Wagner September 5, 2019

9 Food Trends of the Future

In advance of the Anuga food fair, which will celebrate its 100th anniversary this October in Cologne, Germany, and bring together more than 7,400 exhibitors, here are nine food trends of the future that will be on full display.

BY Jasmine Zhu September 4, 2019

New York City, London Among Cities Topping Planners’ Lists

New York City moved from second place last year to first in the latest rankings on CWT’s top 10 cities for meetings and events in North America. (Courtesy NYC & Company) New York City is in first position on CWT’s top 10 cities for meetings and events in North America in 2020; London took the
BY Cristi Kempf September 4, 2019

Chef Blends Local Philly Tastes With His French Roots for Groups

Creativity is key for group events, says Maxime Michaud, executive chef at the new Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Center. That means that even the iconic Philly Cheesesteak has been given an upscale twist.

BY Casey Gale September 3, 2019

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.

BY Cristi Kempf September 3, 2019

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 September 3, 2019

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 September 2, 2019

‘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.

BY Barbara Palmer September 2, 2019

Technology’s Role in Overtourism

Some destinations are finding that they can use technology to help lessen the problem of overcrowded sites and neighborhoods by nudging tourists toward less-traveled locales.

BY Jennifer Dienst September 2, 2019