Travel

When you’re traveling for business, a conference or meetings, it’s important to find time away to relax. Here are some suggestions for entertainment, dining, drinking, socializing — just having a good time.

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

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

Around the World (of Calgary) in 3 Hours

They say no visit to Calgary is complete without a taste of Alberta beef. But if you are attending the 2019 World Angel Investment Summit at Calgary’s TELUS Convention Centre in June, you may want to try other culinary treasures by taking a local food tour.

BY Cristi Kempf May 4, 2019

What to Eat, See, Drink, and Do in Los Angeles

Headed to PCMA’s Education Conference? You’ll want to squeeze in some time to visit these spots in La La Land.

BY David McMillin May 1, 2019

Why the Nightlife Is the Good Life in World’s Best Cities

Recent research indicates that night-time industries are key to a city’s appeal among visitors — and to its prosperity.

BY Barbara Palmer April 22, 2019

‘Games of Thrones’ Studio Tour Opening in 2020

The first of several legacy experiences is now official: HBO plans to turn Northern Ireland into a ‘Game of Thrones’ theme park.

BY Curt Wagner April 8, 2019

‘Wine Down’ in Shipping Container Hotels at Australian Vineyards

Visit Victoria offers unique, luxurious retreats for travelers in Victoria wine country near Melbourne.

BY Curt Wagner April 3, 2019