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.

HBO’s ‘Chernobyl’ Boosts the Rise of Dark Tourism

Dark tourism isn’t about spooky haunted-house tours. It’s the growing movement of travelers seeking out sites of destruction and tragedy. Should destinations leverage this trend?

BY Casey Gale October 30, 2019

Something for Everyone in San Francisco’s Neighborhoods

If you’re planning to attend Convening Leaders 2020, consider coming early or staying later to experience all the fun you can in the City by the Bay.

BY Curt Wagner October 23, 2019

Paris, Costa Rica Are Top Destinations for Meetings, Incentives

San Diego, Nashville, and Singapore are trending for 2020 in Global DMC Partners’ annual Global Destination Index, which presents the most popular meeting and incentive destinations for and identifies up-and-coming markets.

BY Curt Wagner October 21, 2019

Airbnb Is Heading to Antarctica with Sabbatical Program

No one is renting out their home — the company is inviting volunteers to spend some time at the South Pole, as part of its Sabbatical program, aimed at travel to ‘do good.’ The initiative, however, has raised a few eyebrows.

BY David McMillin October 14, 2019

Venture Outside San Francisco for Wine, Relaxation, Outdoor Adventures

Planning your trip to San Francisco for Convening Leaders? Here are three destination ideas if you want to tack on a mini-vacation.

BY Curt Wagner October 7, 2019

Shuttles vs. Uber and Lyft: What’s Better for the Environment?

A new study conducted by a ground transportation company compares the carbon footprint of shuttle buses at events to ride-sharing vehicles.

BY Michelle Russell September 25, 2019

Two New City Partnerships Seek to Improve Tourism and Events

Two recent city partnerships — Ottowa and The Hague, and New York City and Berlin — will create new opportunities for tourism and business events.

BY Jasmine Zhu September 23, 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

‘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

4 Reasons Why Global Tourism is Skyrocketing

“Coping With Success: Managing Overcrowding In Tourism Destinations,” a report published by the World Travel & Tourism Council in December 2017, identified four major drivers of the increase in global tourism.

BY Barbara Palmer September 2, 2019

Climate Debate: Caring for the Planet vs. Flying to Conferences

Climate activists are looking to ground air travel. Here’s why the business events industry should take notice.

BY David McMillin August 27, 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 August 27, 2019