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6 Inspirational Quotes to Drive Better Business Results

6 Inspirational Quotes to Drive Better Business Results

There were plenty of memorable sound bites from the PCMA Education Conference. Here are six worth keeping in mind as you design your next event.
Choose Brisbane

Choose Brisbane

Medical conference organizers are increasingly looking to medical hubs of innovation to bring their events. One such place is Brisbane, Australia.
If This TSA Test Works, Air Travel Could Get Easier

If This TSA Test Works, Air Travel Could Get Easier

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is testing a new program for PreCheck travelers in two cities. Learn more about how it can streamline the security process.
People On The Move

People On The Move

Your colleagues are on the move. Find out who is going where.
Myrtle Beach Convention Center: When You Think Out of the Box

Myrtle Beach Convention Center: When You Think Out of the Box

Maybe not, according to a new report from the U.S. Travel Association.
Conferences Work to Reverse New Immigration Policy in Texas

Conferences Work to Reverse New Immigration Policy in Texas

Senate Bill 4 isn’t supposed to go into effect until Sept. 1, but the state’s convention industry is already feeling the repercussions of the controversial legislation.
The Surprising Way That Virtual Reality Can Help Your Career

The Surprising Way That Virtual Reality Can Help Your Career

VR isn’t just for playing games or going on tours of far-away places. The emerging technology can also play a role in enhancing your presentation skills.
Are Travel Bans Really Turning Off Global Travelers and International Attendees?

Are Travel Bans Really Turning Off Global Travelers and International Attendees?

Maybe not, according to a new report from the U.S. Travel Association.
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A Business Conference Where the Management Tips Come From Master P

A Business Conference Where the Management Tips Come From Master P

fortune.com

Essence Festival's new "Path to Power" conference is set to debut this year, offering more than 40 sessions and workshops for attendees on topics surrounding business and entrepreneurship.

'Hyperloop Hotel' Could Be the Future of Luxury Travel

‘Hyperloop Hotel’ Could Be the Future of Luxury Travel

industryleadersmagazine.com

The new concept would allow guests to travel between 13 hotels throughout the U.S. in a matter of hours.

Denver Sets New Tourism Record

Denver Sets New Tourism Record

The Denver Post

Denver welcomed 31.5 million total visitors for the first time, breaking the city's tourism record for an 11th straight year.

KC Downtown Convention Hotel Raises a Different Flag

KC Downtown Convention Hotel Raises a Different Flag

kansascity.com

It turns out Hyatt won't be the operator of Kansas City's planned downtown convention hotel after all.

IHG Announces Plans for New Midscale Brand

IHG Announces Plans for New Midscale Brand

usatoday.com

InterContinental Hotels Group has announced plans to start a new midscale brand that will be less expensive than its Holiday Inn Express chain.

8 Apps That Can Fix All of Your Public Speaking Problems

8 Apps That Can Fix All of Your Public Speaking Problems

Fast Company

From using too many filler words to forgetting what you were going to say, these apps can help make you a better public speaker.

Orange County Convention Center Eyes $500 Million Expansion

Orange County Convention Center Eyes $500 Million Expansion

orlandosentinel.com

Trade show organizers praised the proposed 800,000-sq.-foot expansion of the Orange County Convention Center, but pressed officials to speed up the construction timeline.

Wilshire Grand Week: The 889-Room Hotel Is a Game Changer

Wilshire Grand Week: The 889-Room Hotel Is a Game Changer

Los Angeles Downtown News

The 889-key hotel contains roughly 94,000 sq. feet of event space, including a 20,988-sq.-foot ballroom.

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