Places & Spaces

Nothing can color a meeting more than your choice of destination and venue. A global look at destinations, venues, and their relationships with meetings and events.

How Destination Cleveland Engages the Whole Community During Conventions

The city’s volunteer program offers extra support for meeting planners.

September 11, 2017

International Travel to the U.S. Was Down in July. Will the Trend Continue?

The U.S. Travel Association’s David Huether on decreasing travel to the United States — and what the hurricanes could mean for travel in the Southeast and everywhere else.

BY Christopher Durso September 8, 2017

6 Fun Airport Amenities With a Sense of Place

Beer gardens, yoga, fire pits, and live music — these true-to-their-destinations airport amenities can take the sting out of a layover.

BY Barbara Palmer September 6, 2017

Goodbye, DMAI. Hello, Destinations International.

In July, Destination Marketing Association International officially became Destinations International. But there’s a lot more to talk about than a simple name change.

BY Jennifer N. Dienst September 1, 2017

DMAI’s Rebrand: Q&A with President and CEO Don Welsh

DMAI is no longer. In Montreal at the association’s 2017 Annual Convention in July, its new name — Destinations International — was unveiled along with a fresh look and new logo.

BY Michelle Russell September 1, 2017

The Internet Society Celebrates 25 Years With a Global Hybrid Event This Week

InterCommunity 2017 will bring people from around the world together in an event that combines online and face-to-face participants.

BY Jasmine Zhu September 1, 2017

How a Buddhist Nun is Helping the World Get Ready for the Winter Olympics

Along with sports, Korean food and culture takes center stage next February at the Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang in February 2018.

BY Barbara Palmer August 24, 2017

Exploring the New Convention District in the Heart of Houston

Find out why people refer to Houston as the “culinary and cultural capital of the South.”

BY Sarah Beauchamp July 3, 2017

Minions, Meetings, and More at Universal Orlando Resorts

Two theme parks (Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure) + a brand-new water park (Volcano Bay) + a dining and entertainment complex (Universal CityWalk Orlando) + five hotels = magic.

BY Christopher Durso July 3, 2017