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PCMA brings you up-to-date meetings & event news, published by our award-winning writers from PCMA Convene Magazine and curated through News Junkie.

Lufthansa Is Creating In-Flight Networking Opportunities for Events
Lufthansa Is Creating In-Flight Networking Opportunities for Events
adweek.com

Could airplanes be the next big opportunity for branded networking events?

Santa Fe Mayor Hopes to Explore Possibility of 100 Percent Clean Energy Future
Santa Fe Mayor Hopes to Explore Possibility of 100 Percent Clean Energy Fut...
Government Technology

Three years ago, the City Council passed a resolution that declared the city's desire to achieve 50 percent renewable energy by 2025. But now the mayor is interested in upping the ante.

22 Show-Stopping Ideas From Summer's Biggest TV Premieres
22 Show-Stopping Ideas From Summer’s Biggest TV Premieres
bizbash.com

Check out some of the season's most memorable reception and party ideas that can make your meetings a hit.

UK Business Travel Is in a Post-Brexit Slump
UK Business Travel Is in a Post-Brexit Slump
skift.com

Even with the drop in value of the pound making it much more attractive to travel to the UK, business travel seems to be suffering.

More Hotels Being Built to Meet Convention Demands
More Hotels Being Built to Meet Convention Demands
wsmv.com

More than 5,000 hotel rooms will open over the next year or so in Nashville, and in 2018, the conventions will nearly triple to fill them.

7 Skills Managers Will Need in 2025
7 Skills Managers Will Need in 2025
Fast Company

As you plan your career's future, these management skills will help you stay ahead of the curve.

Sneak Peek: Philly’s New Aloft Hotel
Sneak Peek: Philly’s New Aloft Hotel
philly.curbed.com

Take a peek inside the 179-room hotel housed next to the Pennsylvania Convention Center in the historic Liberty Title building.

Is Travel Wi-Fi Ever Going to Get Any Better?
Is Travel Wi-Fi Ever Going to Get Any Better?
Los Angeles Times

Can travelers satisfy their need for Wi-Fi speed in the air, at sea or in a hotel? Someday, perhaps.

New Rooftop Garden Will Provide Fresh Food for New Orleans Conventioneers
New Rooftop Garden Will Provide Fresh Food for New Orleans Conventioneers
nola.com

The urban gardening revolution has made its way to the rooftop of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

Bringing "Design Thinking" to Your Events
Bringing “Design Thinking” to Your Events
TSNN

There has been lots of chatter in the world of event planning, associations, marketing and nearly every other industry these days. What's all the buzz about? Design Thinking.

How iOS 11 Will Bring AR Straight to Events
How iOS 11 Will Bring AR Straight to Events
eventmanagerblog.com

Apple iOS 11 is coming this September and augmented reality (AR) will be baked in, making it the iPhone the biggest AR platform in the world. But how will that impact your future events?

The Annoying Habit That's Driving Your Co-Workers Insane (and How to Stop It)
The Annoying Habit That’s Driving Your Co-Workers Insane (and How to ...
inc.com

This is the number one annoying habit in the office -- but thankfully, you can easily prevent it.

Oklahoma City Lands 25,000-Delegate Convention for 2018
Oklahoma City Lands 25,000-Delegate Convention for 2018
NewsOK.com

A last-minute opportunity to land this annual conference in Oklahoma City is set to bring 25,000 delegates and fill up every downtown hotel.

7 Can’t-Miss Trends in the Meetings Industry
7 Can’t-Miss Trends in the Meetings Industry
International Meetings Review

There are more different ways to host a small meeting than ever before, and these are the seven trends to keep an eye on as you plan your meetings.

Virtuoso Names "Best of the Best" Award Winners
Virtuoso Names “Best of the Best” Award Winners
Luxury Travel Advisor

During the Virtuoso Travel Week, the 11th annual “Best of the Best" awards honored the 11 best hotels and hoteliers around the world.

New Downtown Tucson Hotel Nears Completion as Two Other Projects Are on Deck
New Downtown Tucson Hotel Nears Completion as Two Other Projects Are on Dec...
Tucson.com

As the AC Hotel Tucson Downtown gets its final touches, two other hotel projects are on deck for the city's core.

Airline Workers Share Their 22 Best Tips for Making Travel Less Painful
Airline Workers Share Their 22 Best Tips for Making Travel Less Painful
Business Insider

Check out some of the ways you can avoid the headaches and hassles of flying.

This 3-Letter Word Will Fix Even the Most Horrible, Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Meeting
This 3-Letter Word Will Fix Even the Most Horrible, Terrible, No Good, Very...
inc.com

Take your next meeting to a whole new level.

Orlando's Hotel Pipeline Has Over 15,000 Rooms Coming
Orlando’s Hotel Pipeline Has Over 15,000 Rooms Coming
orlandosentinel.com

The Orlando area is among five U.S. cities with more than 15,000 hotel rooms planned, according to industry data tracker STR.

Hotel CEOs Say They're Cautiously Optimistic About Corporate Travel
Hotel CEOs Say They’re Cautiously Optimistic About Corporate Travel
skift.com

Hilton CEO Christopher Nassetta said he hopes there will be more activity to "help change the psychology with our corporate customers" in the near future.

2017 Green Venue Report Highlights the State of Global Convention and Exhibition Sustainability
2017 Green Venue Report Highlights the State of Global Convention and Exhib...
TSNN

The comprehensive report not only evaluates a collective environmental footprint of industry meeting and events, but also highlights best practices and innovative programs at convention venues throughout the globe.

15 Colorful Ideas for a Design-Forward Convention
15 Colorful Ideas for a Design-Forward Convention
bizbash.com

Check out the creative and colorful ways these meeting organizers livened up their annual event.

Airlines Making It Harder to Earn Free Flights for Loyalty
Airlines Making It Harder to Earn Free Flights for Loyalty
usatoday.com

Airline loyalty programs are losing much of their allure even for frequent fliers, and the rules for navigating the system have changed.

Five Times This Extremely Common Word Can Hold You Back at Work
Five Times This Extremely Common Word Can Hold You Back at Work
Fast Company

First-person pronouns are unavoidable, but they can land you in hot water if you don't know how to use them.

Meeting Organizers Are Struggling With the Fast Evolution of Event Technology
Meeting Organizers Are Struggling With the Fast Evolution of Event Technolo...
skift.com

Innovation in event technology today relates as much to how planners use the platforms that already exist, as it does to new advancements in the technology itself.

Top Takeaways: Society of Independent Show Organizers' Leadership Conference
Top Takeaways: Society of Independent Show Organizers’ Leadership Con...
TSNN

From when (or when not) to launch an event to the latest event tech out there, check out the six top takeaways from the SISO Leadership Conference.

Uber Debuts New Uber for Business
Uber Debuts New Uber for Business
TechCrunch

The new Uber for Business provides easy travel policy-rule setting, as well as group-based access levels and custom program creation.

MAGIC Trade Show Draws 85,000 People to Las Vegas
MAGIC Trade Show Draws 85,000 People to Las Vegas
Las Vegas Review

The nearly 85,000 people attending the trade show came at a time when traditional brick-and-mortar department stores are continuing to struggle against the online shopping trend.

Business Tourism Continues to Grow in Quintana Roo
Business Tourism Continues to Grow in Quintana Roo
The Yucatan Times

Last year, almost 46 percent of business tourists to Cancun were from the U.S., occupying the destination's two large convention centers and nearly 24,000 meeting rooms.

Take These 3 Steps as Soon as You Know You’re Going to Miss That Deadline
Take These 3 Steps as Soon as You Know You’re Going to Miss That Deadline
Fast Company

Because sometimes life happens, and you just can't get your work done on time.

The Texas Bathroom Bill Is Dead -- For Now
The Texas Bathroom Bill Is Dead — For Now
dallasnews.com

The so-called "bathroom bill" died a quiet death Tuesday evening, the second time it failed to pass this year.

Florida Sets All-Time Tourism Record in First Half of 2017
Florida Sets All-Time Tourism Record in First Half of 2017
Tampa Bay Times

A record-breaking number of tourists have visited the state so far this year, though the surge comes with a caveat--they're all domestic travelers.

Why We Need More Female and Minority Conference Speakers
Why We Need More Female and Minority Conference Speakers
PCMA Convene

An anti-diversity memo by a former Google employee raises the question: How do we promote diversity in content and speakers in the meetings industry?

Crowd Surf: Snapchat’s New Weapon In Event FOMO
Crowd Surf: Snapchat’s New Weapon In Event FOMO
eventmanagerblog.com

Snapchat's newest feature is a game-changer for your attendees' social media experience at your event.

Hotel Tax Cash Could Be Used to Expand Convention Center
Hotel Tax Cash Could Be Used to Expand Convention Center
Austin Monitor

A task force has recommended that the city use money collected through the hotel occupancy tax to expand the Austin Convention Center.

You Really Need to Stop Putting Smiley Faces in Work Emails
You Really Need to Stop Putting Smiley Faces in Work Emails
time.com

Smiley faces may seem benign, but typing them in work emails may be doing more harm than good.

Airlines for America Projects U.S. Airlines to Carry 16.1 Million Passengers over Labor Day Travel Period
Airlines for America Projects U.S. Airlines to Carry 16.1 Million Passenger...
businesswire.com

WASHINGTON- View the presentation and infographic . Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines , today projected 16.1 million passengers will fly worldwide in scheduled service on U.S. airlines over the Labor Day travel period, up 5 percent (110,000 passengers per day) from the 15.4 million passengers estimated to have flown during this period last year.

2000 Ford Ranger Part 3 | Motor Junkies
2000 Ford Ranger Part 3 | Motor Junkies
Before It's News

(Before It's News) Chris Duke completes the 2000 Ford Ranger project truck, goes for a joyride with Vaughn Gittin Jr. at SEMA, and Alan Taylor goes to the reveal of the Dodge Demon in New York. Episode Mentions Mother’s Polishes Covercraft Carhartt SeatSavers , DashMat , UVS100 WeatherTech Floor Mats HPI Racing Vaughn Gittin Jr. Superwinch 2014 Jeep Wrangler Project Page Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Episode Notes Welcome to the 93rd episode of Motorz!

Meet AURA, the room service robot
Meet AURA, the room service robot
CNN.com

Introducing AURA, the room service robot Francesca Street, CNN • Published 15th August 2017 Facebook Twitter Email (CNN) — What's your favorite hotel perk: Is it the swanky gym, the fluffy pillows, the opulent spa? Or maybe it's the simple but luxurious treat that is room service. After all, once you've ordered an indulgent breakfast in bed, it's hard to go back to making it yourself. One hotel in Singapore is taking room service to a new level thanks to AURA, the room service robot.

5 things to know about Kcon La, the Korean pop culture convention and music festival
5 things to know about Kcon La, the Korean pop culture convention and music...
Home - LA Daily News

5 things to know about KCON LA, the Korean pop culture convention and music festival Astro performs at last year’s KCON L.A. Courtesy of CJ E&M By Sandra Barrera , Los Angeles Daily News Posted: Multi-cultural fans at last year’s KCON L.A. Courtesy of CJ E&M kcon When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today through Sunday, with concerts scheduled to start at 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday Where: Staples Center, 1111 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles and Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles Tickets: $15 and $25 Information ...

Olszewski wins GOP primary for state House seat
Olszewski wins GOP primary for state House seat
orlandosentinel.com

Bobby Olszewski won a narrow victory Tuesday in the Republican primary for state House District 44. Olszewski, a former Winter Garden Commissioner, won 39.8 percent of the vote to defeat John Newstreet, president of the Kissimmee/Osceola Chamber of Commerce, who garnered 38.2 percent. “I am sunburned, I am sweaty, and I am so grateful for all the voters and volunteers who helped me throughout the race,” Olszewski said Tuesday night.

oOh!media Unveils New Content Platform The Upsider
oOh!media Unveils New Content Platform The Upsider
B&T

oOh!media Unveils New Content Platform The Upsider Media Home : Media : oOh!media Unveils New Content Platform The Upsider Business professionals in Australia’s CBDs will be provided with the latest lifestyle news and views when entering their building foyer, catching a lift to their office or taking a break over a coffee, following last night’s launch of oOh!media’s new content platform The Upsider .

Hotels Find Alternatives to Room Service
Hotels Find Alternatives to Room Service
usatoday.com

Traditional room service is becoming a service fewer travelers are demanding -- and hotels are paying attention.

With High Demand for Hotels, Nashville Sees a Dip in Big Conferences
With High Demand for Hotels, Nashville Sees a Dip in Big Conferences
Nashville Public Radio

Nashville hotel prices are high, especially downtown -- but this should change soon, thanks to an influx of supply.

Cracking the Airlines' Dress Code
Cracking the Airlines’ Dress Code
The New York Times

The carriers have a dress code, of sorts. And if you do dress up, will that help your chances of getting an upgrade? Maybe.

Terrorists, Hackers and Scammers: Many Enemies as L.A. Plans Olympics Security
Terrorists, Hackers and Scammers: Many Enemies as L.A. Plans Olympics Secur...
Los Angeles Times

Technology will play a central role in protecting events as law enforcement evolves to keep pace with changing threats.

Global Tourism Is at a Crowded Crossroads
Global Tourism Is at a Crowded Crossroads
travelpulse.com

Destinations are feeling the heat from an influx of summer visitors and the specter of future increases.

4 Ways to Use the Back-to-School Mentality to Boost Your Career
4 Ways to Use the Back-to-School Mentality to Boost Your Career
inc.com

Turns out, this is the perfect time of year to renew your focus, drive, and goals.

Russian Hacking Group Targeting Hotel Guests Through Un-secure Wi-Fi
Russian Hacking Group Targeting Hotel Guests Through Un-secure Wi-Fi
wired.com

The hacking group Fancy Bear, which allegedly breached last year's Democratic National Committee, is now going after hotel Wi-Fi networks.

TripIt Will Now Tell You How Long It Takes to Get to Your Gate
TripIt Will Now Tell You How Long It Takes to Get to Your Gate
Condé Nast Traveler

Not sure how far around the bend Gate 22 is? You no longer need to live in uncertainty.

Amazon in Talks to Offer Event Ticketing in U.S.
Amazon in Talks to Offer Event Ticketing in U.S.
New York Post

Amazon is seeking to partner with U.S. venue owners to sell event tickets, a move that could loosen Ticketmaster's powerful grip on the lucrative ticketing business.

Cosmopolitan Investing More Than $100M in Major Upgrade
Cosmopolitan Investing More Than $100M in Major Upgrade
Las Vegas Review

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is investing more than $100 million to upgrade its rooms, joining a growing list of Strip casinos refreshing properties as tourism flourishes in the city.

Call of Duty Cofounder Is Using VR to Create the Meetings of the Future
Call of Duty Cofounder Is Using VR to Create the Meetings of the Future
forbes.com

After putting out seven Call of Duty titles, this video game animator-turned-tech startup guy cofounded an enterprise VR startup that's recreating the meeting experience.

4 Things You Should Always Do When You Run a Meeting
4 Things You Should Always Do When You Run a Meeting
inc.com

Poorly-run meetings sidetrack everyone's energy and waste valuable worker time, dissipating initiative and lowering productivity -- just ask Elon Musk.

Questions About Delays and Lost Luggage? Text Your Airline
Questions About Delays and Lost Luggage? Text Your Airline
Bloomberg

Some carriers see texting as a key to better customer service. But they're still a little nervous.

This Acquisition Aims to Give DMCs a Bigger Voice in Business Events
This Acquisition Aims to Give DMCs a Bigger Voice in Business Events
PCMA Convene

Global destination management company AlliedPRA was just acquired by a private equity firm. AlliedPRA CEO Tony Lorenz shares what that means for the company -- and the DMC sector overall.

Marriott Seattle Tacoma Breaks Ground
Marriott Seattle Tacoma Breaks Ground
Hotel News Resource

Adjacent to the Greater Tacoma Convention Center, the 22-story building will be a new landmark of luxury as the second tallest building in Tacoma, offering a four-star standard for regional, national and international conventions.

MCI Buys Dallas-Based Wyndham Jade
MCI Buys Dallas-Based Wyndham Jade
TSNN

MCI has acquired the event and travel management company Wyndham Jade, embracing its strategy to be an end-to-end solutions provider.

W Hotels Debuts W Bellevue, the Brand's First New-Build Hotel in North America in Seven Years
W Hotels Debuts W Bellevue, the Brand’s First New-Build Hotel in Nort...
Hospitality Design

The new hotel boasts 220 guest rooms, 25 suites and a 4,400-sq.-foot Great Room, all designed around a theme of "lakeside living."

7 Brain Foods to Order If You're Eating Out for a Work Meeting
7 Brain Foods to Order If You’re Eating Out for a Work Meeting
inc.com

For maximum mental performance, experts say eat these brain-boosting foods.

Meeting Planners Sound Off on Their Biggest Challenges
Meeting Planners Sound Off on Their Biggest Challenges
skift.com

The challenges being faced by meeting organizers are as wildly divergent as the events they plan -- find out what these organizers do to stay informed, nimble, and tough.

5 Outstanding Toronto Food Experiences
5 Outstanding Toronto Food Experiences
PCMA Convene

Just in time for ASAE 2017 on Aug. 12–15, enjoy a delectable culinary preview of host city Toronto -- from dining in the dark to satisfying your sweet tooth.

Puerto Rico Poised to Be the "Most Competitive Destination" in the U.S. With New Mission
Puerto Rico Poised to Be the “Most Competitive Destination” in ...
VIBE

As the Secretary of Economic Development and Commerce Manuel A. Laboy said, "Puerto Rico is open for business."

Marriott Set to Woo Chinese Tourists With Alibaba Deal
Marriott Set to Woo Chinese Tourists With Alibaba Deal
usatoday.com

By partnering with e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding, Marriott hopes to expand its footprint in China and attract a growing group of travelers.

Iberostar Opens Second U.S. Hotel in Miami
Iberostar Opens Second U.S. Hotel in Miami
travelpulse.com

The Spanish hotel brand has opened its second property in the U.S., the 96-key Iberostar Berkeley.

These Five Bad Email Habits Are Why No One Gets Back to You on Time
These Five Bad Email Habits Are Why No One Gets Back to You on Time
Fast Company

Some of the most common email-writing tendencies might be slowing down the responses to your emails.

Ranking: Best 2017-18 Travel Rewards Programs
Ranking: Best 2017-18 Travel Rewards Programs
usnews.com

Unseating Wyndham Rewards, Marriott Rewards took top honors in the 2017 hotel loyalty program in U.S. News & World Report's rankings.

Competition on the Event Innovation Battlefield
Competition on the Event Innovation Battlefield
bizbash.com

Five promising new events-industry products and services took to the Event Innovation Battlefield during the recent SISO Leadership Conference -- find out which was crowned Most Innovative.

Convention Center Sails to Get a Make Over
Convention Center Sails to Get a Make Over
nbcsandiego.com

After nearly three decades of service, the original, iconic sails will be taken down one section at a time.

9 Attendee Badge Styles You Might Not Know About
9 Attendee Badge Styles You Might Not Know About
eventmanagerblog.com

New technology and innovation have launched conference and event attendee badges into the future. Which type is right for your attendees?

InterContinental Hotels Won’t Rush to Follow Rivals Into Alternative Accommodations
InterContinental Hotels Won’t Rush to Follow Rivals Into Alternative Accomm...
skift.com

IHG says it won't be getting involved in the alternative accommodations market any time soon, but instead will continue to focus on expanding its core hotel portfolio.

4 Meeting Mistakes You're Probably Making and How to Fix Them
4 Meeting Mistakes You’re Probably Making and How to Fix Them
entrepreneur.com

Check out these meeting etiquette lessons for everyone from interns to CEOs.

Would You Take a Pilotless Flight?
Would You Take a Pilotless Flight?
travelpulse.com

Technology is advancing but passenger sentiment isn't necessarily keeping up.

Why Wall-to-Table Might Be the Next Big Thing in F&B
Why Wall-to-Table Might Be the Next Big Thing in F&B
PCMA Convene

Vertical farming is a sustainable, delicious way to feed the world -- including conference attendees.

Ibtm events announces merger to create ibtm americas
Ibtm events announces merger to create ibtm americas
Incentive Travel

Ibtm events, part of Reed Travel Exhibitions, is folding its ibtm america show into ibtm latin america to create one show, ibtm americas.

Tropical Storm Caused $450,000 in Damage to Miami Beach Convention Center
Tropical Storm Caused $450,000 in Damage to Miami Beach Convention Center
miaminewtimes.com

The massive rains Tropical Storm Emily dumped on Miami Beach caused an estimated $450,000 in property damage to the convention center.

8 #Hoteltech Trends Disrupting Hospitality and Tourism
8 #Hoteltech Trends Disrupting Hospitality and Tourism
eventmanagerblog.com

Need room service? There's an app for that. Consumer demands are changing and hoteltech is responding -- are you taking advantage of the current hoteltech trends?

How Successful People Make Decisions Differently
How Successful People Make Decisions Differently
Fast Company

Once you realize which decisions are really important, use these four strategies to make sure you get what you want.

America's 10 Best Eco-Friendly Hotels
America’s 10 Best Eco-Friendly Hotels
10best.com

Check out who USA Today's 10Best selected as the best eco-friendly hotels in the country, hotels that go above and beyond to protect this planet we call home.

UBM’s Tim Cobbold Talks 2017 First-Half Earnings Results, Putting ‘Events First’
UBM’s Tim Cobbold Talks 2017 First-Half Earnings Results, Putting ‘Events F...
TSNN

Three years after UBM revealed its 'Events First' strategy, the company now receives 92 percent of its profits come from the events business.

Hyatt Is Investing in the Sharing Economy Again, This Time With Oasis
Hyatt Is Investing in the Sharing Economy Again, This Time With Oasis
skift.com

Paris-based AccorHotels is no longer an investor in the "home meets hotel" platform, also known as Oasis Collections. Instead, Hyatt has stepped up to the plate.

Questions Answered: The Reality of Live Streaming at Events
Questions Answered: The Reality of Live Streaming at Events
etouches

Will Curran, Chief Event Einstein at Endless Entertainment, lays out the realities of live streaming and answers how you can successfully share your event with others through technology.

Hilton Secures Landmark Hotel in New York City
Hilton Secures Landmark Hotel in New York City
Hospitality & Catering News

The ONE UN New York will join the Hilton network as Millennium Hilton New York One UN Plaza on August 30 as Hilton Hotels and Resorts' seventh local property.

This Three-Word Phrase Is Subtly Undermining Your Authority
This Three-Word Phrase Is Subtly Undermining Your Authority
Fast Company

Sounding confident, transparent, and truthful doesn’t require any prefaces.

Tampa, Miami, Orlando Tourism Boards Cut Ties With Visit Florida
Tampa, Miami, Orlando Tourism Boards Cut Ties With Visit Florida
Tampa Bay, Florida news

Florida's tourism marketing program is in disarray weeks after a back-room compromise to salvage tourism money for one more year.

Anaheim Convention Center Expansion Booked and (Almost) Ready to Go
Anaheim Convention Center Expansion Booked and (Almost) Ready to Go
The Orange County Register

Soon, Anaheim Convention Center visitors will be able to watch the nightly Disneyland fireworks from a newly completed 10,000-sq.-foot balcony.

Airport Food Delivery Apps Make It Easier to Buy and Fly
Airport Food Delivery Apps Make It Easier to Buy and Fly
Travel Weekly

Two new apps are bringing airports into the modern world of on-demand delivery service.

Flamingo Completes $6.5 Million Renovation of Meeting Center
Flamingo Completes $6.5 Million Renovation of Meeting Center
Las Vegas Sun News

Caesars Entertainment recently spent $6.5 million renovating 73,000 sq. feet of meeting halls at the Flamingo.

Is This the Future of Airport Security?
Is This the Future of Airport Security?
travelpulse.com

"No boarding pass necessary" is about to become reality.

Set Yourself Up for a Successful Week With This 15-Minute Checklist
Set Yourself Up for a Successful Week With This 15-Minute Checklist
inc.com

A little prep work is all it takes to set yourself up for a week of success.

Get Ready for Convention Center Expansion 2.0
Get Ready for Convention Center Expansion 2.0
Boston Globe

Plans for a greatly expanded Boston Convention and Exhibition Center are moving forward for the first time in more than two years.

Top North American Meeting Planner Locations
Top North American Meeting Planner Locations
Hotel News Resource

Chicago, Orlando and Washington, D.C., are the top North American markets in the meeting planners' consideration set, according to STR‘s 2017 DestinationMAP.

Will This Swanky Glass Hotel Replace the Georgia Dome in 2020?
Will This Swanky Glass Hotel Replace the Georgia Dome in 2020?
whatnowatlanta.com

The Georgia World Congress Center Authority's newly published plan, "Vision 2020," looks to create a total of one million sq. feet of contiguous exhibition space and an 800- to 1,000-room four-star hotel.

Chatbots Are the Future of Meeting and Event Communication and Networking
Chatbots Are the Future of Meeting and Event Communication and Networking
skift.com

The increased acceptance and use of chatbots and AI is changing the way event and meeting professionals connect with attendees and making events more efficient for the planners and the attendees.

Monte Carlo Reboot to Add More Convention Space
Monte Carlo Reboot to Add More Convention Space
Las Vegas Sun News

The $450 million reboot of the Monte Carlo property -- which will add 77,000 sq. feet of meeting space -- will completely change the resort, dividing it into two distinct hotels in one building.

5 Ways to Tell Your Boss No Without Actually Saying No
5 Ways to Tell Your Boss No Without Actually Saying No
Fast Company

Of course you want to look like a team player, but saying "yes" all the time isn't always your best option.

PCMA Convene's 2017 Best in Show
PCMA Convene’s 2017 Best in Show
PCMA Convene

The latest Best in Show honorees go above and beyond to help create great meetings experiences -- and their nominations reinforce that it takes a team to deliver every one of those experiences.

This Super Creepy Amazon Echo Hack Could Spell Trouble for Hotels and Offices
This Super Creepy Amazon Echo Hack Could Spell Trouble for Hotels and Offic...
wired.com

An Echo in every hotel room? Maybe we should think twice about that plan.

When Festivals Fail: What Can Meeting Organizers Learn?
When Festivals Fail: What Can Meeting Organizers Learn?
eventmanagerblog.com

Every now and then, a festival, planned to perfection still manages to fail. What can meeting organizers learn from four recent festivals canceled on the day?

Omaha Plans First Entertainment District Near Convention Center
Omaha Plans First Entertainment District Near Convention Center
International Meetings Review

The city is planning the its first entertainment district, to be anchored by the new Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District.

What Every Brand Needs to Connect Better With Audiences Right Now
What Every Brand Needs to Connect Better With Audiences Right Now
Fast Company

Brand advisor Christina Cubeta breaks down key elements of marketing communication and the brands doing it right.

Bad Meetings Suck, But These 5 Types of Good Meetings Can Save Your Company
Bad Meetings Suck, But These 5 Types of Good Meetings Can Save Your Company
inc.com

Everyone loves to hate meetings, but get these five right and you'll see the power of coming together with purpose.

Wyndham Hotel Group Buys Love Home Swap for $53M
Wyndham Hotel Group Buys Love Home Swap for $53M
TechCrunch

Large hotel chains are feeling the heat from Airbnb and other startups building digital marketplaces for travelers -- and that is leading to a few changes.

Practicing Safe Internet on the Road
Practicing Safe Internet on the Road
usatoday.com

It's open season on business and leisure travel, particularly for those who use open, public wireless networks.

Top 5 Event ROI Metrics You Should Be Measuring in 2017
Top 5 Event ROI Metrics You Should Be Measuring in 2017
etouches

Do you know which metrics you should be measuring--and how--for each of your meetings?

Downtown Los Angeles to Welcome Park Hyatt
Downtown Los Angeles to Welcome Park Hyatt
travelpulse.com

The new property is slated to open in 2019 adjacent to the Staples Center.

Getting the Double Take – 10 Tips for an Exhibit Display That Stands Out
Getting the Double Take – 10 Tips for an Exhibit Display That Stands Out
TSNN

How do you stand out at the conference, trade show or event? Hint: it's all about design.

Four Times You Shouldn’t Apologize (Including When It’s Your Fault)
Four Times You Shouldn’t Apologize (Including When It’s Your Fault)
Fast Company

You can show your emotional intelligence by finding solutions, not another "I'm sorry."

The Acquisition That Will Fuel PCMA's Growth and Elevate Business Events Education
The Acquisition That Will Fuel PCMA’s Growth and Elevate Business Eve...
pcma.org

As part of PCMA's strategic vision and global growth plan, the organization is purchasing a leading name in Asia-Pacific business events.

Meetings Industry Mourns the Passing of a Leader
Meetings Industry Mourns the Passing of a Leader
jamescharlescollins.com

James C. Collins, a long-time Hilton executive and meetings industry pioneer who served on the PCMA Board of Directors and was a CIC Hall of Leaders inductee, passed away in Dallas on July 27.

FAA Must Reconsider Regulating Airline Seat Size
FAA Must Reconsider Regulating Airline Seat Size
The Associated Press

An appeals court panel said Friday that federal officials must rethink their decision not to regulate the size of airline seats as a safety issue — one of the judges called it "the Case of the Incredible Shrinking Airline Seat." 

Mandatory Resort Fees Are on the Rise Again
Mandatory Resort Fees Are on the Rise Again
Chicago Tribune

The average resort fee, which covers everything from "free" Wi-Fi to access to exercise facilities, now stands at almost $21, a jump of 8.7 percent from last December, according to resortfeechecker.com.

Savannah International Trade & Convention Center Gets LEED Gold Certification
Savannah International Trade & Convention Center Gets LEED Gold Certifi...
savannahnow.com

The Savannah International Trade & Convention Center has been awarded LEED Gold certification for Existing Buildings, making it the first convention center in Georgia to obtain gold-level certification.

Why “Inbox Zero” Doesn’t Work for Eventprofs
Why “Inbox Zero” Doesn’t Work for Eventprofs
eventmanagerblog.com

Paying too much attention to your inbox is actually a bad thing for business event organizers — here's how to manage emails more effectively. 

Communal Spaces on the Rise in Hotels
Communal Spaces on the Rise in Hotels
MultiBriefs

Hotel industry executives say that Airbnb has influenced them to compete with "people's living rooms" and replicate that experience to sell their brands.

What You Need to Know Before Returning to Destinations After Disasters
What You Need to Know Before Returning to Destinations After Disasters
Washington Post

See how meeting organizers can help a damaged destination rebuild without exploiting it.

How to Get Airport Lounge Access If You're Flying Economy Class
How to Get Airport Lounge Access If You’re Flying Economy Class
Condé Nast Traveler

Airport lounges aren't just for premium fliers anymore.

Los Angeles Convention Center Just Wrapped Up Its Best Year Ever
Los Angeles Convention Center Just Wrapped Up Its Best Year Ever
Los Angeles Times

As a hub for conventions, Los Angeles has had a big year.

What 6 of the Largest Hotels Worldwide Can Offer Events
What 6 of the Largest Hotels Worldwide Can Offer Events
eventmanagerblog.com

It's time to go big or go home with these domestic and international venues and facilities.

The Key to Writing an Email That Actually Gets Replies
The Key to Writing an Email That Actually Gets Replies
inc.com

Email miscommunication is a common annoyance -- don't let your emails fall victim.

Texas Bathroom Bill – Your Voice Matters
Texas Bathroom Bill – Your Voice Matters
pcma.org

If you believe in inclusiveness and oppose discrimination, we need your collective voice to persuade Gov. Abbot to veto Texas Senate Bill 3.

New TSA Rule for Screening Electronics Will Apply at All U.S. Airports
New TSA Rule for Screening Electronics Will Apply at All U.S. Airports
usatoday.com

The TSA has announced a new, stricter security policy that will scrutinize electronics more closely domestically over the coming weeks and months.

Small Meetings, Big Opportunities
Small Meetings, Big Opportunities
Business Travel News

Check out what two industry pros have to say about managing the always-changing small meetings landscape.

Hilton CEO Talks HNA, Cancellations, OTAs, and Airbnb
Hilton CEO Talks HNA, Cancellations, OTAs, and Airbnb
skift.com

As it adapts to its new asset-light strategy, Hilton is determined to leverage the strength of its ties to HNA, prevent unwanted hotel cancellations, and welcome more competition from an unlikely ally.

Four Tips to Win the Content Game at Events and Conferences
Four Tips to Win the Content Game at Events and Conferences
TSNN

Setting up the right content and communications strategy at your next event is right at your fingertips.

4 Distractions You Must Stop Stressing Over If You Want to Succeed
4 Distractions You Must Stop Stressing Over If You Want to Succeed
entrepreneur.com

You can't change the past but, if you focus on the present, you can change your future.

Hilton Garden Inn Is Upping Its Food-and-Beverage Game With Some Help From Judy Greer
Hilton Garden Inn Is Upping Its Food-and-Beverage Game With Some Help From ...
adweek.com

The Hilton portfolio is debuting the fruits of a 2-year "brand refresh" this week. Why all the fuss now? Changing times, changing tastes and heightened expectations.

How This Conference Created High-Tech and High-Touch Networking Solutions
How This Conference Created High-Tech and High-Touch Networking Solutions
bizbash.com

While the program at this meeting is packed with content, organizers know one-to-one engagement is the main draw for attendees.

16 Inevitable Ways to Make Event Attendees Happy
16 Inevitable Ways to Make Event Attendees Happy
eventmanagerblog.com

Our goal as meeting organizers is to give our attendees a long lasting, positive impression of our event . Here are 16 ways to do just that.

A Peek at the World's Best Airport's Newest Terminal
A Peek at the World’s Best Airport’s Newest Terminal
mashable.com

Because you don't get to be the world's best airport for five years running by resting on your innovation laurels.

5 Habits You Need to Drop to Become a Better Leader
5 Habits You Need to Drop to Become a Better Leader
inc.com

Becoming a better leader starts with looking at what habits you need to cut out of your life.

Top Industry Pros Share Their Tips for Better Events
Top Industry Pros Share Their Tips for Better Events
bizbash.com

Check out these pro tips for creating an emotional connection with attendees, defining an event's purpose, embracing new technology and more

Was a Youth Volleyball Tournament Really Worth $50 Million to Minneapolis?
Was a Youth Volleyball Tournament Really Worth $50 Million to Minneapolis?
MinnPost

A look at the opaque world of convention-bureau math.

InterContinental Hotels Group Institutes a New Cancellation Policy
InterContinental Hotels Group Institutes a New Cancellation Policy
skift.com

IHG is the latest hotel company to announce a major revamp of their cancellation policy.

Last-Minute Tactics to Increase Attendee Numbers
Last-Minute Tactics to Increase Attendee Numbers
eventmanagerblog.com

If it's last minute and you still have seats to sell, here are a few sure-fire ways to get them sold.

Delta Approved for $4 Billion LaGuardia Facility
Delta Approved for $4 Billion LaGuardia Facility
travelpulse.com

The ambitious project will bring the airport's customer experience into the 21st century.

The 1 Bad Conversational Habit That Will Make You Look Really Unprofessional
The 1 Bad Conversational Habit That Will Make You Look Really Unprofessiona...
inc.com

This timeless communication skill may just be your secret weapon to better relationships.

The Airports of the Future Are Here
The Airports of the Future Are Here
Bloomberg

Goodbye parking decks, baggage claim, and queues. Hello retinal scans and indoor rain forests.

Tech Glitches Plague Inaugural Pokemon Go Fest
Tech Glitches Plague Inaugural Pokemon Go Fest
travelpulse.com

In a year that has already seen its share of high-profile festival failures, the Pokemon Go Fest has become the latest event to overpromise and under-deliver.

Conference Advisory Boards: What Should Their Role Be?
Conference Advisory Boards: What Should Their Role Be?
Associations Now

Associations frequently use advisory boards to develop a meeting's curriculum or to help identify industry trends and breaking news. But what other roles can these experts play?

Convention Business Up but Space Limited in South Carolina
Convention Business Up but Space Limited in South Carolina
postandcourier.com

As Charleston considers limits on downtown hotels over concerns about congestion, North Charleston would like to add more near its convention center.

Long Beach Convention Center Unveils Potential of New ‘The Cove’ Event Space
Long Beach Convention Center Unveils Potential of New ‘The Cove’ Event Spac...
Long Beach Post

The Cove was created as part of the convention center's $50 million investment "aimed at creating event spaces that maximize the ability for meeting planners to customize their events."

Six Words and Phrases That Make Everyone Hate Working With You
Six Words and Phrases That Make Everyone Hate Working With You
Fast Company

Some of the most common expressions carry subtle undertones of resentment when you use them around the office.

5 Cool New Tech Tools for Meetings and Events
5 Cool New Tech Tools for Meetings and Events
bizbash.com

Check out some of the latest apps and online services for that can help your meetings thrive.

Hyatt Says KC Convention Hotel Developers Dumped Them After Asking for Financial Help
Hyatt Says KC Convention Hotel Developers Dumped Them After Asking for Fina...
kansascity.com

Earlier this summer, Hyatt was dismissed from a Kansas City convention hotel project -- and the details of what happened are finally coming to light.

East Coast Hyperloop One Step Closer to Reality
East Coast Hyperloop One Step Closer to Reality
travelpulse.com

Elon Musk says the project would take travelers from Washington, DC to New York City in 29 minutes.

Lexington Convention Center Plans Include Changes for Rupp Arena
Lexington Convention Center Plans Include Changes for Rupp Arena
kentucky.com

The newly released design plans call for 100,841 sq. feet of exhibition space, 25,080 sq. feet of ballroom space and 14 meeting rooms.

Event Industry Re-Loaded: 3 Trends That Are Shaping its Future
Event Industry Re-Loaded: 3 Trends That Are Shaping its Future
MCI Live

What does the future hold for meetings and events? These three trends can help us start to figure that out.

These 10 Words From Jeff Bezos Should Be Your New Mantra for a Healthier and More Productive Life
These 10 Words From Jeff Bezos Should Be Your New Mantra for a Healthier an...
inc.com

When you're looking to succeed in life, these 10 words are all you need.

How Does Hotel Guest Satisfaction Rate in 2017?
How Does Hotel Guest Satisfaction Rate in 2017?
travelpulse.com

The results of the JD Power 2017 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index Study are in: Mobile integration is still king.

20 Outstanding Examples of Experiential Marketing
20 Outstanding Examples of Experiential Marketing
Bizzabo

Check out these breathtaking examples of experiential marketing done right -- can you use any of these ideas to make your meeting stand out?

FCC and Venues Collaborate on Wireless Rules
FCC and Venues Collaborate on Wireless Rules
Venues Today

Venue operators teamed up with the FCC to better define best practices of internet rules and regulations in meeting spaces at venues across the nation.

Meetings Mean Business Relaunches 'Worth Meeting About' Campaign
Meetings Mean Business Relaunches ‘Worth Meeting About’ Campaig...
TSNN

Worth Meeting About is an industry campaign designed to showcase the importance of face-to-face meetings for business and society.

What’s Next for Long-Planned Hotel Next to Tacoma Convention Center?
What’s Next for Long-Planned Hotel Next to Tacoma Convention Center?
thenewstribune.com

A four-star hotel that backers hope will attract larger gatherings to the Greater Tacoma Convention Center and help reshape downtown is a step closer to reality.

6 Indispensable Travel Gadgets Designed for People Who Hate Hotel Rooms
6 Indispensable Travel Gadgets Designed for People Who Hate Hotel Rooms
inc.com

You want to get work done in the hotel room. This gear helps you do just that.

PCMA Announces Convening Leaders Host Cities for 2019 and 2020
PCMA Announces Convening Leaders Host Cities for 2019 and 2020
pcma.org

Mark your calendars: Here's where the business-events industry will gather in the two years following Convening Leaders 2018 in Nashville.

Airline and Hotel Costs to Increase Worldwide Next Year, Study Says
Airline and Hotel Costs to Increase Worldwide Next Year, Study Says
Los Angeles Times

The declining airfares over the last two years in the U.S. look like they are about to become a distant memory.

Freeman Expands Into Sports and Entertainment Market With Acquisition of BaAM
Freeman Expands Into Sports and Entertainment Market With Acquisition of Ba...
InPark Magazine

Freeman's newest acquisition, BaAM, is a creative production company focused on the sports, culture, and entertainment markets.

U.S. Laptop Ban Is All but Dead
U.S. Laptop Ban Is All but Dead
Washington Post

Travelers can now bring their gadgets onboard at nine of the 10 affected airlines.

Conventions and Exhibitions: The Launch Pad for New Movies
Conventions and Exhibitions: The Launch Pad for New Movies
eventmanagerblog.com

If Disney's D23 and Comic Con are anything to go by, exhibitions and conventions are becoming the de facto method for marketing and launching movies.

5 Smart Things to Do Within 5 Minutes of Meeting Someone
5 Smart Things to Do Within 5 Minutes of Meeting Someone
Fast Company

Being instantly likable isn't rocket science, but this checklist takes practice to master in the short space of a first impression.

New Hotel Policies Mean a Late Cancellation Will Cost You
New Hotel Policies Mean a Late Cancellation Will Cost You
The New York Times

Marriott imposed a 48-hour cancellation policy for new bookings in June, and Hilton is about to follow suit.

Three Days That Changed Comic Book Convention Security Forever
Three Days That Changed Comic Book Convention Security Forever
Newsarama

Big changes are taking place in the way comic conventions approach security in the wake of two events in May.

DuSable Museum to Create $582K Outdoor Event Space
DuSable Museum to Create $582K Outdoor Event Space
chicago.suntimes.com

Chicago's mayor called the new space at the nation's oldest African-American museum a "unique location to celebrate special events."

Design Survey Crowns This Color As the One Consumers Are Dying to See
Design Survey Crowns This Color As the One Consumers Are Dying to See
inc.com

Know what people like to look at and you're closer to a really popular design for your next meeting.

U.S. Business Travelers More Likely to Drive Than Fly to Meetings
U.S. Business Travelers More Likely to Drive Than Fly to Meetings
skift.com

The state of business travel is strong in the U.S., but road warriors continue to focus on keeping their costs down.

4 Leadership Lessons You Won't Learn in Business School
4 Leadership Lessons You Won’t Learn in Business School
entrepreneur.com

The simple fact is that true leaders are born, not built in a classroom -- and practice makes perfect.

Report: What Planners Want Now in Meeting Rooms
Report: What Planners Want Now in Meeting Rooms
bizbash.com

New research reveals the elements of an event that will be increasingly important in the next few years.

How Will Millennials Change Meetings?
How Will Millennials Change Meetings?
PCMA Convene

Hint: It's all about flexibility.

DHS Appropriations Bill Favors Tourism Industry
DHS Appropriations Bill Favors Tourism Industry
travelpulse.com

A newly released House Appropriations Committee bill both favors Brand USA and rejects a proposed TSA fee increase.

7 Content Marketing Trends Brands Need to Prepare For in 2018
7 Content Marketing Trends Brands Need to Prepare For in 2018
inc.com

Take a look at the seven content marketing trends you should keep in mind as you prepare for your 2018 meetings.

Proposed Hyatt Regency Redevelopment in Downtown Miami Gets Pushed Back
Proposed Hyatt Regency Redevelopment in Downtown Miami Gets Pushed Back
The Real Deal

Officials have withdrawn a proposal that would allow the Hyatt Regency hotel in downtown Miami to be redeveloped and expanded.

How to Write a LinkedIn InMail That Will Actually Get a Response
How to Write a LinkedIn InMail That Will Actually Get a Response
Fast Company

Dropping these words into your note will make it more likely you'll hear back the next time you send an InMail on LinkedIn.

New Study: The Weaponization of Travel
New Study: The Weaponization of Travel
Destinations International Homepage

The study, commissioned by Destinations International and supported by a PCMA Education Foundation grant, explores the effects of travel boycotts and bans on the meetings industry. Read the full report here.

How This Conference Pulled Off Seven Events in Four Days
How This Conference Pulled Off Seven Events in Four Days
bizbash.com

How does one meeting organizer--or in this case, one city--plan seven events for one conference? Like this.

Airbnb Makes a Big Play for Business Travelers
Airbnb Makes a Big Play for Business Travelers
skift.com

Airbnb is expanding its business travel offering with a deep integration into this popular corporate travel management tool.

100 Destinations and Counting: Marriott's CRN Continues to Grow
100 Destinations and Counting: Marriott’s CRN Continues to Grow
smartmeetings.com

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort is just the latest property to join the growing network.

5 Unique Networking Events to Try Out at Your Next Conference
5 Unique Networking Events to Try Out at Your Next Conference
MemberClicks

Check out these unique networking events that will help you get the networking ball rolling at your next conference.

9 Signs Your Workplace Is Emotionally Unintelligent (And What to Do About It)
9 Signs Your Workplace Is Emotionally Unintelligent (And What to Do About I...
inc.com

Are you operating in a low EQ workplace that gives high EQ'ers fits, and the sense that they don't belong?

State of the Industry 2017: Mobile Apps Remain Key
State of the Industry 2017: Mobile Apps Remain Key
citmagazine.com

A new study indicates that event apps are the future of attendee engagement, especially as younger generations begin entering the workforce.

U.S. Mayors Are Backing Innovation Districts to Transform Cities' Brands
U.S. Mayors Are Backing Innovation Districts to Transform Cities’ Bra...
skift.com

The innovation districts help cities build their brands -- and attract meetings in the process. 

What Invitation Clichés Need to Die?
What Invitation Clichés Need to Die?
bizbash.com

Event organizers and invitation vendors weigh in on what tired phrases should be banished, and what to use in their place.

Hackers Steal Credit Card Information From Guests at 14 Trump Hotels
Hackers Steal Credit Card Information From Guests at 14 Trump Hotels
Los Angeles Times

This is the third cybersecurity breach to hit the luxury hotel chain since 2014.

Your Attendees Are Livestreaming – What Are You Doing About It?
Your Attendees Are Livestreaming – What Are You Doing About It?
eventmanagerblog.com

Livestreamed content has entered the mainstream -- are you taking advantage of it at your meetings?

How to Not Waste the Last 10 Minutes of Your Work Day
How to Not Waste the Last 10 Minutes of Your Work Day
entrepreneur.com

Those precious last few minutes of your day can help you tackle tomorrow--if you don't waste them.

The Top 15 City Hotels in the U.S.
The Top 15 City Hotels in the U.S.
travelandleisure.com

Could any of these Travel+Leisure top hotels be the home of your next meeting?

Why Your Conference Should Be Target-Audience Obsessed
Why Your Conference Should Be Target-Audience Obsessed
Velvet Chainsaw

In order to design relevant experiences at your meetings, you need to be laser-focused on your target audience -- but do really you how to identify them?

Cobo Center Lands Auto Show Through 2025
Cobo Center Lands Auto Show Through 2025
Detroit Free Press

The auto show, arguably one of Detroit's most recognized events, will continue to take place at the convention center for at least the next eight years.

The Do's and Don'ts of Virtual Events
The Do’s and Don’ts of Virtual Events
TSNN

Virtual and hybrid events are here to stay -- find out what you need to do to provide your audience with an extraordinary virtual experience.

Oasis Hotels & Resorts Unveils Newly-Enhanced and Expanded Oasis Arena
Oasis Hotels & Resorts Unveils Newly-Enhanced and Expanded Oasis Arena
travelpulse.com

The renovated venue--hosting over 22,000-sq.-feet of event space--brings some of the most advanced technology to meetings and events.

3 Tricks Steve Jobs Used That Will Help You Give Better Presentations
3 Tricks Steve Jobs Used That Will Help You Give Better Presentations
cnbc.com

The secret lies in three key factors: powerful storytelling, an emotional connection and obsessive preparation.

Gate Delivery Could Be Game-Changer for Airports
Gate Delivery Could Be Game-Changer for Airports
usatoday.com

Apps now allow passengers to have food, drinks and products that are for sale anywhere inside the airport delivered to them at the gate.

VisitPittsburgh's 2022 Committee Lets Millennials Manage Strategic Planning
VisitPittsburgh’s 2022 Committee Lets Millennials Manage Strategic Pl...
Pittsburgh Post

VisitPittsburgh is taking an unconventional approach to its strategic planning: they're putting millennials in charge.

Industry Blacklist Emailed to Conference Attendees
Industry Blacklist Emailed to Conference Attendees
Meetpie.com

A list of "scammer" attendees at industry events was sent out to attendees of this meeting as a 'warning' to others.

Four Key Marketing Takeaways From VidCon 2017
Four Key Marketing Takeaways From VidCon 2017
forbes.com

The Gen Z audience flocked to VidCon this year, revealing important insights about appealing to this new generation of consumers.

UNESCO 2017: Which Sites Have Been Added to the World Heritage List?
UNESCO 2017: Which Sites Have Been Added to the World Heritage List?
CNN.com

UNESCO's list of World Heritage properties has grown longer this month, adding 21 new sites to an already impressive list.

What's on Your Not-to-Do List?
What’s on Your Not-to-Do List?
inc.com

Because sometimes eliminating tasks, rather than adding more, will make you more successful.

Could This Be North America’s Most Fun Business Hotel?
Could This Be North America’s Most Fun Business Hotel?
Bloomberg

The $490 million Parq Vancouver project is using its Las Vegas roots to create a non-Vegas experience for business travelers and meeting organizers.

The Getaway: Meet Your Next Travel Agent
The Getaway: Meet Your Next Travel Agent
The New York Times

DIY travel booking gets a helping hand from new services -- some of them based on AI -- that help refine your choice of destinations, hotels and flights.

5 Strategies for Uncovering Event Participant Preferences
5 Strategies for Uncovering Event Participant Preferences
eventmobi.com

Do you know which questions you should be asking to identify the preferences of participants and the target market for your specific events?

Event Industry Game-Changers Inducted Into BizBash's Hall of Fame
Event Industry Game-Changers Inducted Into BizBash’s Hall of Fame
bizbash.com

The honorees include seven Washington-area event industry visionaries and two of the industry's risings stars.

City Identifies Potential Funding to Address Austin's 'Downtown Puzzle'
City Identifies Potential Funding to Address Austin’s ‘Downtown...
communityimpact.com

The city of Austin could finally have a funding solution for the mayor's vision for an improved downtown.

This Public Speaking Habit Is Annoying Your Audience
This Public Speaking Habit Is Annoying Your Audience
Fast Company

What looks cool in a TED Talk video might not actually work so well in person.

Global DMC Partners Releases 2017 Global Destination Index
Global DMC Partners Releases 2017 Global Destination Index
Exhibitor

Did your go-to meeting destination make it onto this year's Global Destination Index?

How Colorado Lured the Biggest Trade Show in the Outdoor Industry
How Colorado Lured the Biggest Trade Show in the Outdoor Industry
Outside Online

The inside story of how the state's outdoor recreation czar landed the massive trade show--and how he plans to save it.

PCMA Funding Research on Future and Impact of Meetings
PCMA Funding Research on Future and Impact of Meetings
Meetings + Incentive Travel

The research will focus on the impact the business events industry has in various sectors and how that impact can be best communicated.

Lyft Rolls Out New Lux Service
Lyft Rolls Out New Lux Service
South Florida Sun Sentinel

The ride-sharing app has introduced two new higher-end services, Lyft Lux and Lyft Lux SUV, in over 20 cities in the United States.

Another Gulf Carrier Has Laptop Ban Lifted for U.S.-Bound Flights
Another Gulf Carrier Has Laptop Ban Lifted for U.S.-Bound Flights
forbes.com

After implementing new security measures, four Middle Eastern airlines have been cleared for large electronics on flights to the U.S.

How to Trick Your Lazy Summer Brain Into Being Productive
How to Trick Your Lazy Summer Brain Into Being Productive
inc.com

Beat procrastination during the summer slump with these tips.

Outdoor Retailer Show to Set Up Shop in Denver
Outdoor Retailer Show to Set Up Shop in Denver
The Denver Post

The five-year deal for the Outdoor Retailer summer and winter trade shows will bring 45,000 attendees to Denver, delivering estimated $45 million economic impact.

'Baseball Theme Park' to Test Readiness of Miami Beach's $615M Convention Center
‘Baseball Theme Park’ to Test Readiness of Miami Beach’s ...
MiamiHerald.com

After 18 months of construction, officials insist the convention center is ready. But this weekend's All-Star Fan-Fest festivities will put that readiness to the test.

Unofficial Overview of CEIR 2017 Attendee Floor Engagement Study
Unofficial Overview of CEIR 2017 Attendee Floor Engagement Study
TSNN

Learn how you can better appeal to your trade show's attendees by reviewing this telling research about the best tactics for show floor engagement.

Design Hotels' First Event for Meeting Planners Was a Lesson in Brand-Building
Design Hotels’ First Event for Meeting Planners Was a Lesson in Brand...
skift.com

If your brand is all about unique experiences, then "show, don't tell" may be your best marketing strategy.

How Will Apple's 3D Face Scanning Change Events?
How Will Apple’s 3D Face Scanning Change Events?
eventmanagerblog.com

Apple is bringing 3D face scanning and dedicated AI processing to the iPhone 8 and its adoption in the events industry won't be far behind -- would you use the new technology in your meetings?

How Emotionally Intelligent People Vacation
How Emotionally Intelligent People Vacation
Fast Company

You'll already be doing some people-watching and self-reflection, so why not make it count?

Comic-Con Has a Home — Through 2021
Comic-Con Has a Home — Through 2021
San Diego Tribune

Despite dashed hopes for an expanded convention center, Comic-Con International has agreed to a new contract that will keep the pop culture gathering in San Diego through 2021.

The Events Industry Council Announces the Latest Class of New CMPs and CMP-HC Designees
The Events Industry Council Announces the Latest Class of New CMPs and CMP-...
Exhibit City News

Congratulations to all of the industry's newest CMP and CMP-HC designees!

Airline Capacity Is Fueling Mexico's Meetings Boom
Airline Capacity Is Fueling Mexico’s Meetings Boom
travelpulse.com

Mexico currently ranks fifth in the Americas in terms of annual events hosted -- and the country's meetings industry isn't slowing down any time soon.

Tourism Bureau Promotes Anaheim With a Virtual Reality Tour
Tourism Bureau Promotes Anaheim With a Virtual Reality Tour
The Orange County Register

The high-tech offering is just the latest thing the tourism bureau is doing to highlight the city for meeting organizers.

See a Workout That Turned Into a Networking Event
See a Workout That Turned Into a Networking Event
bizbash.com

Sources of inspiration for event planners are everywhere--if they know where to look.

9 Unusual Ways to Improve Your Short-Term Memory, Ranked by Weirdness
9 Unusual Ways to Improve Your Short-Term Memory, Ranked by Weirdness
inc.com

Forgetfulness can be frustrating but--good news!--researchers have found some simple (and weird) ways to improve your short-term memory.

California Travel Ban Has Already Cost Louisville $2 Million
California Travel Ban Has Already Cost Louisville $2 Million
kentucky.com

Louisville's mayor says the city has already lost two major conventions because of the newly implemented California travel ban.

Marriott Turns a Trade Show Exhibit Into a Mobile Innovation Lab
Marriott Turns a Trade Show Exhibit Into a Mobile Innovation Lab
Event Marketer

The innovation lab allowed industry professionals to experience the future of the company's innovation incubator brand Aloft, and eco-conscious, extended-stay brand Element.

Conferences: Are They Worth Your Precious Startup Time?
Conferences: Are They Worth Your Precious Startup Time?
entrepreneur.com

Entrepreneurs understand the importance of attending industry events, but are you helping them make the most use of their time while they're there?

Business Travel Startups and Services for Those In-Between Moments
Business Travel Startups and Services for Those In-Between Moments
skift.com

A series of innovators are trying to address the moments between arrival and check-in, work and play, and other found moments.

Six Ways Hotels Are Targeting the Millennial Market (and Benefiting Us All)
Six Ways Hotels Are Targeting the Millennial Market (and Benefiting Us All)
Washington Post

While many hotel industry changes are inspired by research on millennials, they aim to appeal to guests of all ages.

The Real Reason Why Employees Aren't Opening Your Emails
The Real Reason Why Employees Aren’t Opening Your Emails
inc.com

This problem is causing your recipients to hit the delete button.

The State of the Industry: Insights From the Grass Roots Meeting Industry Report
The State of the Industry: Insights From the Grass Roots Meeting Industry R...
citmagazine.com

The report highlights how current cultural and political trends are impacting the meetings industry across both the U.S. and Europe.

Events Industry Joins the Influencer Trend
Events Industry Joins the Influencer Trend
skift.com

While DMOs have long been paying influencers to promote their leisure travel experiences, this is a new strategy for the group business side.

U.S. Unveils Enhanced Airline Security Plan to Avoid Laptop Ban
U.S. Unveils Enhanced Airline Security Plan to Avoid Laptop Ban
reuters.com

The decision not to impose new restrictions on laptops is a boost to meeting organizers, who have worried that an expansion of the ban could significantly deter travel for international attendees.

Utilizing the Power of Storytelling at Your Next Event
Utilizing the Power of Storytelling at Your Next Event
eventmanagerblog.com

Storytelling in events is a tool that is woven throughout your entire meeting -- and creates experiences your attendees are unlikely to forget.

See How YouTube Created Five Distinct Events at One Convention
See How YouTube Created Five Distinct Events at One Convention
bizbash.com

The online-video service dominated the conversation at this year's VidCon, creating five different events and activations inspired by its new original programming.

12 Productivity Tips to Help You Reclaim Hours During the Week
12 Productivity Tips to Help You Reclaim Hours During the Week
success.com

Ever feel like you don't have enough time in the day? Take a stand and reclaim your daylight hours. You won't regret it.

America's Best Cities Revealed
America’s Best Cities Revealed
Resonance

The 2017 America's Best Cities Report has named the 50 best large and small cities in the country -- which one will you choose for your next meeting?

Visit Florida Ponders Reorganization as Vice President Quits
Visit Florida Ponders Reorganization as Vice President Quits
naplesnews.com

One of Visit Florida’s top executives has turned in his resignation letter, leaving another key position vacant as the agency prepares for its future.

Freeman Releases Brand Experience Survey Results
Freeman Releases Brand Experience Survey Results
TSNN

A new study demonstrates that CMOs, brand managers and event planners across the world are putting more emphasis on in-person brand experiences.

What's Your Number-One Rule for Events?
What’s Your Number-One Rule for Events?
bizbash.com

Check out what these innovators say are their biggest tips and tricks for event production, design, catering, and more.

Inside the W Fort Lauderdale's $55 Million Revamp
Inside the W Fort Lauderdale’s $55 Million Revamp
forbes.com

Renovations include a 4,000 sq. foot ballroom--adding to the hotel's existing 40,000 sq. feet of meeting and event space--and a restaurant from a James Beard Award nominee.

7 Things Successful People Never Apologize For at Work
7 Things Successful People Never Apologize For at Work
theladders.com

Confidence is key in the office -- here are things you should never (ever!) apologize for at work.

Supreme Court Finds a Compromise in Reviving Trump's Travel Ban
Supreme Court Finds a Compromise in Reviving Trump’s Travel Ban
Los Angeles Times

The decision will allow much of the ban to take effect, but it also applies significant restrictions that will narrow the order's impact.

Hotels of the Future Are Breaking New Ground
Hotels of the Future Are Breaking New Ground
cnbc.com

New hotels seek to capitalize on that question of what travel looks like in 2017 by nixing the room structure and design we've come to know well.

New Report: Gauging the Success of Your Association's Emails
New Report: Gauging the Success of Your Association’s Emails
MemberClicks

You probably send a lot of emails at your association -- but do you know if those emails are actually effective?

New Report: Gauging the Success of Your Association's Emails
New Report: Gauging the Success of Your Association’s Emails
MemberClicks

You probably send a lot of emails at your association -- but do you know if those emails are actually effective?

New Report: Gauging the Success of Your Association's Emails
New Report: Gauging the Success of Your Association’s Emails
MemberClicks

You probably send a lot of emails at your association -- but do you know if those emails are actually effective?

Technology Is Rapidly Upgrading the Events Industry
Technology Is Rapidly Upgrading the Events Industry
Tech.Co

The number of opportunities to leverage mobile solutions is on the rise, and the busines events industry is poised to take advantage of the trend.

Centerplate Hosts Zero Waste Lunch at WasteExpo
Centerplate Hosts Zero Waste Lunch at WasteExpo
TSNN

In the ever-evolving journey to take the trade show industry in a more sustainable direction, certain stakeholders appear to be getting creative.

5 Canned Email Response Templates That Will Save You All the Time
5 Canned Email Response Templates That Will Save You All the Time
forbes.com

Obsessed with being as productive as humanly possible? Stop sending the same emails over and over again, and start using canned responses.

California Bans Official Travel to Four More States
California Bans Official Travel to Four More States
travelpulse.com

California has banned all state-funded and state-sponsored travel to four more states, citing new laws the Golden State has deemed "discriminatory."

Airbnb Wants to Start Competing With Hotels With a New Premium Service
Airbnb Wants to Start Competing With Hotels With a New Premium Service
Business Insider

Airbnb has always been known as the hotel alternative -- but now, the short-term rental service wants to get into direct competition with the giants of the hospitality industry.

New Data on Millennials Reveals What Draws Them to Events
New Data on Millennials Reveals What Draws Them to Events
Eventbrite

Millennials are attending more events than ever -- and you can capitalize on the trend.

Convention Center Overhaul Nearing Finish Line
Convention Center Overhaul Nearing Finish Line
The Columbus Dispatch

The project has added 67,000 sq. feet of new meeting space, along with 30,000 sq. feet of atrium space to the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

Drone 101: The Dos & Don’ts of Using Drones at Your Event
Drone 101: The Dos & Don’ts of Using Drones at Your Event
etouches

Drones can definitely add a unique element to your meeting -- but keep these "don'ts" in mind before getting your events's drone in the air.

4 Must-Read Books That Will Change Your Life This Year
4 Must-Read Books That Will Change Your Life This Year
inc.com

It's not about reading 1,000 books -- it's about reading the right few.

Events Industry Council Announces 2017 Hall of Leaders Inductees and Pacesetter Award Winners
Events Industry Council Announces 2017 Hall of Leaders Inductees and Pacese...
Exhibitor

The Events Industry Council has announced the recipients of their 2017 Hall of Leaders and Pacesetter awards, which will be presented during IMEX America in October.

The Latest Trend for Big Events: 5k Runs
The Latest Trend for Big Events: 5k Runs
eventmanagerblog.com

You're already planning health-conscious F&B menus -- would you consider combining a 5km run alongside your meeting, too?

This City's $1 Billion Tourism Industry Spawns Hotel Boom
This City’s $1 Billion Tourism Industry Spawns Hotel Boom
Lansing State Journal

Officials say an increase in convention traffic is behind the record 1 million room nights booked last year in Lansing.

Miami Beach May Rebuild Fillmore as Part of New Hotel for Convention Center
Miami Beach May Rebuild Fillmore as Part of New Hotel for Convention Center
MiamiHerald.com

A new hotel proposal suggests a shorter building on a wider footprint that includes the Fillmore, with 800 to 1,000 rooms and a plan to address traffic flow.

Seven Ways to Use Mobile Messaging at Your Event
Seven Ways to Use Mobile Messaging at Your Event
TSNN

Would you consider integrating mobile messaging into your meeting?

How These 5 Highly-Successful People Overcame Their Quarter-Life Crises
How These 5 Highly-Successful People Overcame Their Quarter-Life Crises
cnbc.com

Sometimes it can be helpful to remember that some of the world's most successful people have gone their own quarter- (or mid-) life crises.

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.

Uber Rolls Out Tipping Feature Among Improvements
Uber Rolls Out Tipping Feature Among Improvements
travelpulse.com

The rideshare company has launched the "180 Days of Change" campaign that includes allowing customers to tip their drivers.

And the World's New No.1 Airline for 2017 Is...
And the World’s New No.1 Airline for 2017 Is…
usatoday.com

The World Airline Awards published by Skytrax have named a new airline as the world's best for 2017.

More, But Smaller Meetings; Vienna, Seoul and Barcelona Top the City Charts
More, But Smaller Meetings; Vienna, Seoul and Barcelona Top the City Charts
TravelDailyNews International

The biggest takeaway from the new ICCA rankings? International association meetings are quickly growing in number, but are generally getting smaller.

3 Times You Don't Need to Be "Nice" at Work
3 Times You Don’t Need to Be “Nice” at Work
inc.com

There's a fine, fine line between being accommodating and being a doormat.

Is Chula Vista Finally Getting Its Convention Center?
Is Chula Vista Finally Getting Its Convention Center?
San Diego Tribune

A Gaylord-operated hotel and convention center with a billion dollar price tag could be built by 2022 on the Chula Vista bayfront.

Event Planning 2.0: How Technology Has Changed the Face of Event Organizing
Event Planning 2.0: How Technology Has Changed the Face of Event Organizing
TSNN

Technology has changed the way events are planned, executed and managed -- are you taking advantage of the most recent innovations?

MGM Grand Breaks Ground on Convention Space Addition
MGM Grand Breaks Ground on Convention Space Addition
Las Vegas Sun News

MGM Grand is set to break ground on an expansion to its convention center that will add 250,000 sq. feet, giving it more than 850,000 sq. feet of meeting and convention space.

Facebook Unveils New Tools for Marketers to Create and Test Mobile Ads
Facebook Unveils New Tools for Marketers to Create and Test Mobile Ads
Fast Company

The social network hit Cannes with new features for creative marketers to more easily create and test ads for their brands and events.

Niagara Falls Convention Centre Growing in Popularity
Niagara Falls Convention Centre Growing in Popularity
Niagara Falls Review

With at least 5,000 four-star branded hotel rooms within walking destination of the Scotiabank Convention Centre, Niagara Falls' popularity as a meeting destination continues to grow.

10 Management Lessons They Don't Teach You in Business School
10 Management Lessons They Don’t Teach You in Business School
inc.com

Here's how you can be the manager you always wanted. The best-of-the-best don't always follow conventional wisdom.

Cuba Travel FAQ: What the Policy Changes Really Mean
Cuba Travel FAQ: What the Policy Changes Really Mean
skift.com

Here's the lowdown on what the new U.S. policy toward Cuba means for business and leisure travelers alike.

Choosing the Right Event for Your Brand
Choosing the Right Event for Your Brand
Freeman XP

How do you drive your brand to success at an event? Fuel your event portfolio with high-octane market research.

Marriott Now Requires 48 Hours for Cancellations
Marriott Now Requires 48 Hours for Cancellations
travelpulse.com

Marriott Hotels has rolled out a new, tougher cancellation policy requiring at least two days notice.

Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells With $35 Million Plan to Expand Its Convention Center
Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells With $35 Million Plan to Expand Its Conv...
madison.com

The plan calls for the addition of 130,000 square feet of space that would more than double its convention facilities to 230,000 square feet.

How Marriott Turned a Restaurant Into Three Different Hotels
How Marriott Turned a Restaurant Into Three Different Hotels
bizbash.com

Check out how the recently expanded hotel company created a unique introduction to a trio of its luxury brands.

Dropping This One Word Makes You Better at Persuasion
Dropping This One Word Makes You Better at Persuasion
inc.com

The language you use as a leader can make your break your team -- especially if you use this word in your vocabulary.

Hilton Debuts its Tru Brand in Oklahoma City
Hilton Debuts its Tru Brand in Oklahoma City
hotelandtourismonline.com

The debut of the first Tru by Hilton Oklahoma City Airport hotel marks another milestone -- Hilton's 5,000th hotel.

Say "Hello" to Your Most Valuable Event Attendees
Say “Hello” to Your Most Valuable Event Attendees
Eventbrite

Understand who your most valuable attendees are and you'll unlock tremendous opportunity -- and value -- for your event.

W Hotels Debuts Hotel Industry's First-Ever Video Game
W Hotels Debuts Hotel Industry’s First-Ever Video Game
adweek.com

The Frogger-inspired game, Belle the Bear, was created to celebrate the opening of the W Bellevue hotel Washington State.

E3 2017 Attendance Revealed, Future in L.A. Uncertain
E3 2017 Attendance Revealed, Future in L.A. Uncertain
gamespot.com

The gaming show had record attendance in L.A. this year, but its future in the city could be in jeopardy if the Los Angeles Convention Center doesn't "modernize and upgrade the facility."

Cobo Center Announces Additional $2M Dollar Technology Upgrade
Cobo Center Announces Additional $2M Dollar Technology Upgrade
Exhibitor

The upgrades will help Cobo Center host even the most tech-hungry events that are using the newest technologies like Augmented Reality and VR.

7 Questions Interesting People Always Ask in Conversations
7 Questions Interesting People Always Ask in Conversations
inc.com

The next time you're at a networking event, replace your standard (and boring) questions with these refreshing ones that lead to great conversations.

Why Hotel Giant Marriott Is on an Expansion Binge as It Fends Off Airbnb
Why Hotel Giant Marriott Is on an Expansion Binge as It Fends Off Airbnb
fortune.com

The answer lies in the "new golden age in travel and hospitality."

Is This Disorder Blocking Your Ability to Develop Creative Ideas for Your Event?
Is This Disorder Blocking Your Ability to Develop Creative Ideas for Your E...
pcma.org

At the PCMA Education Conference, many event organizers realized that they're afflicted with a rare condition: brand-detachment disorder.

DMAI Announces 2017 Hall of Fame Award Inductees
DMAI Announces 2017 Hall of Fame Award Inductees
destinationmarketing.org

These 10 travel industry leaders will be inducted into the DMAI Hall of Fame during the group's annual convention in July. Congratulations to the inductees!

Downtown Hotels Undergoing Overhauls Ahead of Convention Center Reopening
Downtown Hotels Undergoing Overhauls Ahead of Convention Center Reopening
The Courier

Louisville's hotel inventory is getting a major facelift in anticipation of the newly expanded and renovated Kentucky International Convention Center's grand re-opening.

Configurable and Personalized Conference Experiences
Configurable and Personalized Conference Experiences
Velvet Chainsaw

The mass-personalization wave that is changing who we are as consumers is moving in the meetings industry -- would you employ this tactic at your next event?

9 Toxic Behaviors That Could Be Holding Your Career Back
9 Toxic Behaviors That Could Be Holding Your Career Back
entrepreneur.com

Anybody can reach for the stars but only the people who stay grounded can really grasp them.

Simpleview and Cvent Simplify Meeting Sales Operations
Simpleview and Cvent Simplify Meeting Sales Operations
eTurboNews

The partnership between the Simpleview platform and the Cvent Hospitality Cloud will streamline the RFP process for DMOs, planners, and suppliers.

An Immersive Field Trip at Education Conference
An Immersive Field Trip at Education Conference
PCMA Convene

PCMA Education Conference attendees stretched their wings -- and their legs -- by participating in off-site experiences designed around a half-dozen topics.

Visit Sacramento Names Veteran Staff Member As CEO
Visit Sacramento Names Veteran Staff Member As CEO
The Sacramento Bee

After a nationwide search for a new chief executive officer, Visit Sacramento decided the best candidate was already on staff.

Las Vegas Approves $1.4B Convention Center Upgrade
Las Vegas Approves $1.4B Convention Center Upgrade
Las Vegas Review

The $1.4 billion Las Vegas Convention Center expansion and renovation project has been approved, ending an odyssey that began more than a decade ago.

Does Your Event Need a Digital Security Chief?
Does Your Event Need a Digital Security Chief?
eventmanagerblog.com

Digital security is an ever growing concern for event professionals -- but what can you do to secure and protect your event's data?

4 Ways to Design Brain-Friendly Meetings
4 Ways to Design Brain-Friendly Meetings
inc.com

One thing to keep in mind? The design of your meeting might be more important than the content you plan to discuss.

Is This Disorder Blocking Your Ability to Develop Creative Ideas for Your Event?
Is This Disorder Blocking Your Ability to Develop Creative Ideas for Your E...
At the PCMA Education Conference, many event organizers realized that they’re afflicted with a rare condition: brand-detachment disorder.
Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop Conference Was as Kooky as You Expected It to Be
Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop Conference Was as Kooky as You Expected It to ...
Fast Company

The conference was at times informational and empowering, at others kooky and downright pseudoscientific -- but above all, it was highly entertaining.

San Diego Council Rejects November Special Election on Convention Center Expansion
San Diego Council Rejects November Special Election on Convention Center Ex...
San Diego Tribune

The special election might be dead, but council members are optimistic that a revisited convention center proposal could be presented to voters in November 2018.

A Look Inside the Largest U.S Travel Conference to Date
A Look Inside the Largest U.S Travel Conference to Date
bizbash.com

The U.S. Travel Association's five-day IPW 2017 in Washington had the largest attendance in the conference's 49-year history.

This Is the Title Meeting Planners Should Add to Their Business Cards
This Is the Title Meeting Planners Should Add to Their Business Cards
pcma.org

If you're involved in bringing attendees together, here's a new term to describe the role you play in your organization.

7 Top Tech Ways to Measure Traffic at Trade Shows
7 Top Tech Ways to Measure Traffic at Trade Shows
eventmanagerblog.com

An accurate trade show traffic count can be the difference between marketing dollars spent with you or at another event -- so make your measurements count.

5 Leadership Mistakes Even the Best Bosses Make
5 Leadership Mistakes Even the Best Bosses Make
inc.com

They may be great and they may be smart, but they're also human -- and humans make mistakes.

This Is the Title Meeting Planners Should Add to Their Business Cards
This Is the Title Meeting Planners Should Add to Their Business Cards
If you’re involved in bringing attendees together, here’s a new term to describe the role you play in your organization.
DMAI Partners With George Washington University to Launch Updated 'Professional in Destination Management' Program
DMAI Partners With George Washington University to Launch Updated ‘Pr...
destinationmarketing.org

The comprehensive educational program includes seven core courses and will debut at DMAI's annual meeting in July.

Visit Florida Receives Full Funding, With Caveats
Visit Florida Receives Full Funding, With Caveats
travelpulse.com

At long last, Florida's tourism industry knows its fate.

The Next Generation of Boutique Hotels
The Next Generation of Boutique Hotels
skift.com

The next generation of boutique hotels, according to Ian Schrager, is about adding technology and business smarts to the tried-and-true formula.

Earn Education Credits at Home Today
Earn Education Credits at Home Today
pcma.org

Looking to gain insights into today's biggest issues and trends? We have you covered.

The Four Reasons Company Loyalty is Your Event's Most Important Metric
The Four Reasons Company Loyalty is Your Event’s Most Important Metri...
TSNN

The main factor? Companies tend to stick around in the industry significantly longer than individual attendees.

Hate Your Boss? It Might All Be Your Fault
Hate Your Boss? It Might All Be Your Fault
Fast Company

But there are things you can do to fix the relationship.

Event Personalization: Creating the Ultimate Event Experience
Event Personalization: Creating the Ultimate Event Experience
eventmobi.com

While customer-centricity is not a new concept in events, attendee personalization is something that is just in its infancy -- but it's proving to be one of the top ways to make events more engaging.

U.S. Might Expand Laptop Ban to 71 Airports: Homeland Security
U.S. Might Expand Laptop Ban to 71 Airports: Homeland Security
cnbc.com

The U.S. might expand the electronics ban to flights originating from dozens of airports in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, unless countries agree to improved security procedures.

Six Months After Opening, MGM Has Boosted Activity at National Harbor
Six Months After Opening, MGM Has Boosted Activity at National Harbor
bisnow.com

The new casino has caused an uptick in activity at the neighboring Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, which has added a shuttle to transport guests for free to the MGM.

Global Exhibitions Day Exceeds Expectations
Global Exhibitions Day Exceeds Expectations
Exhibition World

This year's theme "Think Global, Act Local," helped turn GED 2017 into the biggest day of advocacy for the exhibition industry so far.

$50 Million Flowood Hotel, Conference Center Plans Announced
$50 Million Flowood Hotel, Conference Center Plans Announced
The Clarion

The $50 million project will include a 200-room luxury hotel and a 54,000-square-foot conference center adjacent to The Refuge Golf Course near Jackson, Mississippi.

Your Feedback Emails Sound Too Harsh -- Write This Instead
Your Feedback Emails Sound Too Harsh — Write This Instead
Fast Company

How not to come off sounding mean, line by line.

Which Event Element Are You Spending More on This Year?
Which Event Element Are You Spending More on This Year?
bizbash.com

From transportation to social-media-friendly photo ops, these are the elements planners are investing in this year.

This App Rewards You for Making Cheaper Business Travel Purchases
This App Rewards You for Making Cheaper Business Travel Purchases
Fast Company

Would you stay in a cheaper hotel to get some Airbnb credit? This app is betting business travelers like you will.

Braindates to Meet Like-Minded Conference Attendees Are Becoming a Thing
Braindates to Meet Like-Minded Conference Attendees Are Becoming a Thing
skift.com

The new Group Braindates at C2 Montreal this year were innovative in their ability to connect like-minded people -- is this the future of conference networking?

Late Vote in Carson City Keeps Las Vegas Convention Center Expansion on Track
Late Vote in Carson City Keeps Las Vegas Convention Center Expansion on Tra...
Casino.org

To keep their spot as a top convention destination, Nevada legislators passed a last-minute bill to avoid derailment of the Las Vegas Convention Center expansion project.

Smart City Upgrades Wi-Fi Access at Event Venues
Smart City Upgrades Wi-Fi Access at Event Venues
FierceTelecom

Smart City Networks has upgraded its wireless networking services at 39 convention centers and venues throughout the country.

At a Loss for Words? 10 Ways to Master the Art of Small Talk
At a Loss for Words? 10 Ways to Master the Art of Small Talk
success.com

Good news -- you don't actually have to talk about the weather.

5 Reasons Why You Need Medical Evacuation Coverage
5 Reasons Why You Need Medical Evacuation Coverage
forbes.com

Frequent business travelers, even if they rarely leave the United States, should seriously consider looking into this potentially life-saving coverage.

Boise Is Hosting Its Biggest-Ever Convention This Week -- Are They Ready for the Big Time?
Boise Is Hosting Its Biggest-Ever Convention This Week — Are They Rea...
idahostatesman.com

Over 1,500 epidemiologists are coming to town -- and Boise Centre's supporters hope this could point to a future for bigger conventions for the city.

Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills Opens Its Doors
Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills Opens Its Doors
travelpulse.com

The 170-key, luxury hotel boasts a pair of ballrooms that contribute to 6,300 square feet of meeting space.

How Dubai Became a Global Destination for Trade Shows
How Dubai Became a Global Destination for Trade Shows
AMEInfo

Fifty years ago Dubai was barely on the map -- but today it is one of the most prosperous and popular cities in the world.

Google Shifts From Festival Vibe to Neighborhood Design for I/O 2017
Google Shifts From Festival Vibe to Neighborhood Design for I/O 2017
bizbash.com

A prime example of feedback in action -- attendee responses about wayfinding drove a new layout and look for the developer conference.

Four Productive Things to Do if You Can't Use Devices In-Flight
Four Productive Things to Do if You Can’t Use Devices In-Flight
Fast Company

With a little planning, you can still get some work done -- no laptop required.

Apple is Betting Big on This Hot Tech -- And You Should, Too
Apple is Betting Big on This Hot Tech — And You Should, Too
Freeman

The latest technology to come out of Apple's Wordwide Developer's Conference could it could change the way attendees experience your next event.

City Council Eliminates $5M for Special Election on Convention Center
City Council Eliminates $5M for Special Election on Convention Center
San Diego Tribune

San Diego officials voted to eliminate $5 million in the annual budget for a special election that would effect both the convention center expansion and SoccerCity projects.

The Airport of the Future: A Self-Contained City
The Airport of the Future: A Self-Contained City
Co.Design

Imagine visiting a VR arcade before getting on your flight, or attending a concert or a conference -- it could be possible soon.

For Marriott International, Is the All-Inclusive Segment Calling?
For Marriott International, Is the All-Inclusive Segment Calling?
forbes.com

Marriott's three soft brands are expecting 50 percent growth in the next three years, but is the company read to jump into the all-inclusive segment?

Emotion: The Key to Better Attendee Experience?
Emotion: The Key to Better Attendee Experience?
eventmanagerblog.com

A new patent could allow Facebook to track the emotions of its users and modify message content based on that emotional input -- could this be the future of attendee feedback?

4 Email Habits to Avoid for Improved Productivity at Work
4 Email Habits to Avoid for Improved Productivity at Work
entrepreneur.com

Some 64 seconds, on average, elapse between reading an email and getting back on task. That's a big time suck.

Gov. Scott to Veto Proposed Visit Florida Tourism Funding Cuts
Gov. Scott to Veto Proposed Visit Florida Tourism Funding Cuts
The Florida Times-Union

Gov. Rick Scott is set to veto proposed funding cuts to Visit Florida, demanding state legislators return the budget to $76 million during an upcoming special session.

Wyndham Launches a New Independent Lifestyle Brand: Trademark Hotel Collection
Wyndham Launches a New Independent Lifestyle Brand: Trademark Hotel Collect...
skift.com

The new Trademark Hotel Collection joins the market's other new soft-brand collection, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, in targeting budget-conscious meeting organizers.

New Room Block Management Application Launched
New Room Block Management Application Launched
Meetings + Incentive Travel

Resiada is a new cloud-based application that takes the stress out of managing meeting and events housing room blocks.

JetBlue and Delta Begin Testing Biometrics to Identify Passengers
JetBlue and Delta Begin Testing Biometrics to Identify Passengers
usatoday.com

One day in the near future, your face or your fingers will be all the identification you need to board a plane.

SPG Introduces Mobile Check-In Feature
SPG Introduces Mobile Check-In Feature
travelpulse.com

Starwood Preferred Guest has launched a convenient mobile check-in feature at hotels across the U.S., giving you even more power at your fingertips.

Want to Escape Meeting Hell? Three Rules For Shorter, Better, Higher-Impact Meetings
Want to Escape Meeting Hell? Three Rules For Shorter, Better, Higher-Impact...
inc.com

Meetings can take up a lot of your time -- but optimizing those moments is within your reach.

Convene's Annual Salary Survey Talks Numbers
Convene’s Annual Salary Survey Talks Numbers
PCMA Convene

Most people who responded to the salary survey are happy to be in the meetings profession -- but nearly 40 percent say they are dissatisfied with their salaries.

Price Tag for Denver’s Convention Center Expansion Soars to $233 Million
Price Tag for Denver’s Convention Center Expansion Soars to $233 Million
The Denver Post

Officials say the new estimate, which is more than double the preliminary cost of $104 million, would be partly supplemented by the city's existing convention-related income streams.

Auto Show: Six Lessons on Design, Engagement, Technology and Storytelling
Auto Show: Six Lessons on Design, Engagement, Technology and Storytelling
Event Marketer

Along with some serious eye candy, the New York International Auto Show immersed attendees in the show experience with a smorgasbord of activiations that can inspire your next meeting.

7 Learning Styles to Incorporate at Your Next Conference
7 Learning Styles to Incorporate at Your Next Conference
MemberClicks

What's the trick to maximum attendee engagement? Tailoring your conference so it’s not a "one-size-fits-all" experience.

Does Event Technology Get Too Much Attention?
Does Event Technology Get Too Much Attention?
Associations Now

A new report suggests that face-to-face engagement and personal development are the most important factors for meeting attendees -- and that technology should take a back seat.

5 Credibility-Busting Responses You Need to Stop Using
5 Credibility-Busting Responses You Need to Stop Using
Fast Company

These common responses are actually making people trust you less, not more.

From A.I. to Voice Search -- 2018's Top Travel Trends
From A.I. to Voice Search — 2018’s Top Travel Trends
forbes.com

How will technology and data shape the way we book and organize travel in the future?

Flight Delay? Get Reimbursed With This Clever App
Flight Delay? Get Reimbursed With This Clever App
mashable.com

AirHelp can help you take the power back when your next flight hits a major delay.

As eMerge Americas Evolves, What's in Store for 2017?
As eMerge Americas Evolves, What’s in Store for 2017?
MiamiHerald.com

With a mission of promoting South Florida as a hub of the Americas for technology, eMerge Americas is a snapshot of a startup conference done right.

Hilton Debuts Hotel Room That Doubles As a Private Gym
Hilton Debuts Hotel Room That Doubles As a Private Gym
Washington Post

Road warriors rejoice -- the travel industry is about to make on-the-go fitness a whole lot more accessible.

How a New Marketing and PR Strategy Doubled This Event's Attendance
How a New Marketing and PR Strategy Doubled This Event’s Attendance
bizbash.com

Check out the simple and proactive step Events DC took to double participation and tickets sales for the annual Embassy Chef Challenge.

5 Ways to Kick Your Micromanaging Habit (and Become a Much Better Leader)
5 Ways to Kick Your Micromanaging Habit (and Become a Much Better Leader)
inc.com

Micromanaging is exhausting for both you and your team. Find out how you can redirect your energy -- and become a better manager in the process.

New Study Shows Brands Expect to Invest More in Events
New Study Shows Brands Expect to Invest More in Events
bizbash.com

The research surveyed more than 1,000 marketing professionals across the globe for insights on budget, technology, and more.

DHS: No European Laptop Ban for Now
DHS: No European Laptop Ban for Now
politico.com

Just days after implying an expanded laptop ban was imminent, the U.S. has opted not to ban laptops on flights coming in from Europe, though the option "remains on the table."

With Governor's Signature, Uber and Lyft Return to Austin
With Governor’s Signature, Uber and Lyft Return to Austin
thrillist.com

Thanks to House Bill 100 , which was signed into law this week, both Uber and Lyft have returned to Austin after a year-long shutdown.

9 Ways to Increase Exhibitor ROI Before, During and After the Event
9 Ways to Increase Exhibitor ROI Before, During and After the Event
eventmanagerblog.com

Ensuring your exhibitors have a positive ROI is just as important as attendees having an enjoyable experience -- for both their success and yours.

Autograph Collection's Hotel EMC2 Brings Even More Meeting Space to Chicago
Autograph Collection’s Hotel EMC2 Brings Even More Meeting Space to C...
Travel Weekly

The new Hotel EMC2 has opened in downtown Chicago, bringing with it nearly 2,000 square feet of flexible space for meeting organizers.

Seven CEOs' Secrets For Running More Productive Meetings
Seven CEOs’ Secrets For Running More Productive Meetings
Fast Company

Here's a question -- how often do your meetings end exactly when they need to? Yeah, thought so.

A Wider Laptop Ban and Heightened Airport Security Are on the Way
A Wider Laptop Ban and Heightened Airport Security Are on the Way
forbes.com

Homeland Security continues to look at expanding the laptop ban, possibly to all flights in and out of the U.S.

Texas 'Bathroom Bill' Appears to Be Dead as Legislative Session Comes to a Close
Texas ‘Bathroom Bill’ Appears to Be Dead as Legislative Session...
abc13 News

Texas' legislative session wound down with a "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people all but dead and negotiations to salvage it at a standstill.

How Google Assistant Will Become Your Right Hand Meeting Organizer
How Google Assistant Will Become Your Right Hand Meeting Organizer
etouches

Google Assistant can now be your shadow to getting your event organizing-related tasks done more efficiently.

Sacramento Leaders Ponder $90 Million Convention Center Expansion
Sacramento Leaders Ponder $90 Million Convention Center Expansion
kcra.com

Sacramento city leaders are considering a $90 million expansion of the convention center that would nearly double the size of the main exhibit hall.

This Startup Is Making Industry Conferences a Productive Experience
This Startup Is Making Industry Conferences a Productive Experience
benzinga.com

The app is a matchmaking platform that links meeting attendees together -- a kind of mini-LinkedIn for specific event environments.

Be the Most Persuasive Person in the Room: 9 Things Highly Influential People Always Do
Be the Most Persuasive Person in the Room: 9 Things Highly Influential Peop...
inc.com

Because sometimes facts, logic, and reasoning just aren't enough.

Houston Super Bowl Host Committee Announces Economic Impact of Super Bowl LI
Houston Super Bowl Host Committee Announces Economic Impact of Super Bowl L...
KPRC Houston

The committee revealed study findings and discussed the ongoing effect of the Super Bowl on Houston's convention industry.

Appeals Court Rules Against President Trump’s Revised Travel Ban
Appeals Court Rules Against President Trump’s Revised Travel Ban
usatoday.com

The ruling makes a final Supreme Court showdown more likely.

Six Steal Worthy Ideas From the C2 Montreal Conference
Six Steal Worthy Ideas From the C2 Montreal Conference
Event Marketer

A conference with a tagline of "Goodbye Cynicism, Hello New Ideas" is bound to be inspiring -- and C2 Montreal did not disappoint.

Hilton's Tru Makes Debut
Hilton’s Tru Makes Debut
Travel Weekly

Hilton's new midscale brand, Tru by Hilton, has opened its first hotel, the 86-room Tru by Hilton Oklahoma City Airport.

Panel Endorses $1.4B Las Vegas Convention Center Upgrade
Panel Endorses $1.4B Las Vegas Convention Center Upgrade
Las Vegas Review

The expansion and renovation cleared a significant hurdle with an oversight panel's unanimous endorsement of the project.

7 Things That Make Great Bosses Unforgettable
7 Things That Make Great Bosses Unforgettable
LinkedIn

Do you have what it takes to be a boss people actually want to work for?

Charlotte to Host 2019 NBA All-Star Game
Charlotte to Host 2019 NBA All-Star Game
charlotteobserver.com

With House Bill 2 off the books, events like the NBA All-Star game are making their way back to the state.

Study Envisions Columbus Convention Center 'District,' Hotel Expansions
Study Envisions Columbus Convention Center ‘District,’ Hotel Ex...
The Columbus Dispatch

The goal is to create the 1,000-room convention hotel Columbus needs to attract more large national groups.

Q&A: Inside the Inaugural Google Cloud Next Conference
Q&A: Inside the Inaugural Google Cloud Next Conference
Event Marketer

The inaugural conference aimed to educate 1,500 attendees on the benefits and uses of the Google Cloud Platform -- check out how the meeting played out.

TSA Testing New Screening Procedures, Targeting Electronics and Food
TSA Testing New Screening Procedures, Targeting Electronics and Food
travelpulse.com

You may have to remove that apple from your carry-on bag.

Seven Surprising Hotel Brands, From CuisinArt to Versace
Seven Surprising Hotel Brands, From CuisinArt to Versace
usatoday.com

You have your Marriott Rewards and your Starwood Preferred Guest title, but would you forgo those to visit one of these unexpected hotel brands?

5 Email Templates for Handling the Most Annoying Parts of Your Workday
5 Email Templates for Handling the Most Annoying Parts of Your Workday
Fast Company

Because you shouldn't have to write an original response every time you get the same question.

Brand USA on the Chopping Block
Brand USA on the Chopping Block
Travel Weekly

A new proposed federal budget would eliminate funding for Brand USA, the public-private partnership created in 2010 to promote the U.S. as a tourist destination.

SXSW Is Expanding Into Europe With a Different Name and a New Vibe
SXSW Is Expanding Into Europe With a Different Name and a New Vibe
forbes.com

The spinoff event, entitled the 'me Convention,' "unites the tech, design, and creative industries for international exchange and business."

Why Apple's New Mission for Its Stores Is a Big Deal for the Event Industry
Why Apple’s New Mission for Its Stores Is a Big Deal for the Event In...
bizbash.com

The tech giant announced its vision for its stores to function as "town squares," creating a meaningful moment for the events industry.

Unconventional Inspiration: Beyond Best Practices
Unconventional Inspiration: Beyond Best Practices
TSNN

Best practices exist for a reason -- but that doesn't mean you shouldn't break through them to deliver a memorable experience for your attendees.

The Voice Revolution in Events is Happening Now
The Voice Revolution in Events is Happening Now
eventmanagerblog.com

Voice activated devices and voice control are fast becoming a part of normal daily life -- is the event industry ready for a revolution in voice?

A Great (and Painless) New Way to Prep for Meetings
A Great (and Painless) New Way to Prep for Meetings
inc.com

A savvy new LinkedIn and online calendar integration makes meeting someone "cold" a thing of the past.

San Diego City Council to Discuss Placing Hotel Tax on the Ballot
San Diego City Council to Discuss Placing Hotel Tax on the Ballot
cbs8.com

Voters may have the opportunity to decide on the future of San Diego's hotel tax and potential convention center expansion.

In Remembrance: Jane Schuldt
In Remembrance: Jane Schuldt
eventscouncil.org

Jane Schuldt, longtime PCMA member and founder and principal of Minneapolis-based World Marketing Group, passed away on May 20 after battling pancreatic cancer. Schuldt was inducted in CIC Hall of Leaders in 2015.

15 Ideas to Collect Feedback at Events
15 Ideas to Collect Feedback at Events
eventmanagerblog.com

Getting feedback from attendees can be difficult, but it doesn't have to be impossible.

Experts Weigh in on Best Ways to Reel In High-Value Attendees
Experts Weigh in on Best Ways to Reel In High-Value Attendees
TSNN

Find out what these industry experts say about how to identify, nurture and earn the loyalty of VIP attendees.

'Transformers,' 'My Little Pony' and More to be Showcased at Three-Day Hasbro Convention
‘Transformers,’ ‘My Little Pony’ and More to be Sho...
hollywoodreporter.com

The convention, dubbed HASCON, will bring Hasbro's most iconic brands "to life like never before," with exclusive product reveals and panels.

4 Ways to Have Super Productive Meetings
4 Ways to Have Super Productive Meetings
inc.com

Because keeping your meetings efficient and on-track can be a daunting task.

Trump Travel Policies Carry $1.3B Price Tag for 2017
Trump Travel Policies Carry $1.3B Price Tag for 2017
Business Travel News

The price tag could translate to an even bigger impact if companies shift more meetings away from the U.S. to countries with more favorable travel policies.

3 Ways to Use Your Live-Stream Footage
3 Ways to Use Your Live-Stream Footage
blog.cvent.com

Streaming your events live online is no longer just a trend, but an essential tool for meeting organizers -- don't let your content go to waste after your event.

Visit Florida's Budget Cuts Could Seriously Impact Florida's Robust Meetings Business
Visit Florida’s Budget Cuts Could Seriously Impact Florida’s Ro...
skift.com

How much of an impact the slashed budget will have on the state's meetings and conventions industry is an open question -- the answer depends on whom you ask.

Revive Your Event Attendance and Retention
Revive Your Event Attendance and Retention
MCI Live

Find out what you can do to revive your event and captivate your audience's attention on a recurring basis.

Local Legislators Seek to Save Convention Center
Local Legislators Seek to Save Convention Center
state-journal.com

County officials have drafted a letter seeking a stay on the Frankfort Convention Center's pending demolition so that alternate solutions can be explored.

6 Annoying Email Habits That Ruin Productivity and Destroy Trust
6 Annoying Email Habits That Ruin Productivity and Destroy Trust
inc.com

Some emails are effective. Some are not. Here's how to tell the difference.

JCPenney is Getting Into the Hotel Business
JCPenney is Getting Into the Hotel Business
fortune.com

The struggling department store is taking aim a potential new set of customers: hotels.

Deal Moves Denver Closer to Landing Huge Outdoor Retailer Trade Shows
Deal Moves Denver Closer to Landing Huge Outdoor Retailer Trade Shows
The Denver Post

The $16.7 deal would eliminate the final obstacle to Denver securing Emerald Exposition's lucrative and influential Outdoor Retailer shows.

Event Email Templates and Designs that Convert into Attendees
Event Email Templates and Designs that Convert into Attendees
eventmanagerblog.com

Getting a decent open rate can be troublesome enough -- find out what you need to know to turn your email's recipients into attendees.

You're About to See A Lot More TSA Officers
You’re About to See A Lot More TSA Officers
travelpulse.com

TSA will add 2,000 officers and 50 more canine teams to cope with increased summer traffic.

World's Largest Biotech Convention Returns to San Diego
World’s Largest Biotech Convention Returns to San Diego
San Diego Tribune

For the fourth time, the world's biggest biotech and life science convention is returning to San Diego, bringing a mix of research, politics and patient advocacy.

Five Skills You'll Need to Lead the Company of the Future
Five Skills You’ll Need to Lead the Company of the Future
Fast Company

The biggest takeaway? What worked in the past doesn't work now.

How Smart Event Organizers Are Using Big Data to Create Better Events
How Smart Event Organizers Are Using Big Data to Create Better Events
skift.com

There's a goldmine of data available that can help meeting organizers with the sales, marketing and production aspects of their meetings.

PCMA 2017 Global Meetings Executive of the Year Award Recipient Announced
PCMA 2017 Global Meetings Executive of the Year Award Recipient Announced
pcma.org

Last night, PCMA honored the outstanding Roberta Kravitz as the 2017 Global Meetings Executive of the year -- congratulations, Roberta!

Delta Air Lines Links Its Rewards Program to Lyft
Delta Air Lines Links Its Rewards Program to Lyft
The Verge

Delta has added Lyft to its rewards program so you can accumulate miles from a service you might use more regularly -- at least, more regularly than air travel.

IMEX: Spotlight on Purposeful Meetings in Packed Program of Education in Frankfurt
IMEX: Spotlight on Purposeful Meetings in Packed Program of Education in Fr...
eTurboNews

How do we create experiences that deliver deeper meaning and value for both attendees and ourselves, as planners?

Suburbs Add Hotels as D-FW Cities Battle for Convention Dollars
Suburbs Add Hotels as D-FW Cities Battle for Convention Dollars
dallasnews.com

With 41 major convention hotels already in North Texas, and more on the way, is the field getting too crowded?

Why Your Networking Email Might Not Be Getting the Responses You Want
Why Your Networking Email Might Not Be Getting the Responses You Want
inc.com

Only receiving radio silence in response to your networking emails? You could be making one of these common mistakes.

The Events Industry Council Shares Top 5 Industry Trends
The Events Industry Council Shares Top 5 Industry Trends
c-mw.net

The Events Industry Council has revealed its top five events-industry trends that meeting organizers should watch closely in the year ahead.

San Diego Holds Onto Top 5 Ranking for Conventions
San Diego Holds Onto Top 5 Ranking for Conventions
San Diego Tribune

San Diego continues to ranks among the top five destinations for meetings in the U.S., along with Orlando, Las Vegas, Chicago and Atlanta.

Google's I/O Youth Conference Teaches Tech to Kids in Mountain View
Google’s I/O Youth Conference Teaches Tech to Kids in Mountain View
ABC7 News

I/O Youth is the opening act for the Google I/O Developer Conference, where Google teaches adults how to build things with technology.

12 Ideas to Help Attendees Manage Information Overload at Events
12 Ideas to Help Attendees Manage Information Overload at Events
eventmanagerblog.com

Don't allow too much of a good thing to ruin your event -- check out these ideas to protect your attendees from information overload.

American and European Destination Organizations and CVBs Join Forces
American and European Destination Organizations and CVBs Join Forces
European Cities Marketing

DMAI and European Cities Marketing are partnering to promote and deliver key research and educational resources to respective members.

Four Public Speaking Myths That Keep Ruining Your Presentations
Four Public Speaking Myths That Keep Ruining Your Presentations
Fast Company

Hint: Stop trying so hard to read your audience.

Omni Resort's New $550M Boston Seaport Hotel Will Include Largest Ballroom in Boston
Omni Resort’s New $550M Boston Seaport Hotel Will Include Largest Bal...
masslive.com

The 1,054-room Omni hotel will dedicate 120,000 sq. feet of its total 800,000 sq. feet to hosting events.

Madrid Accepted as the Next Official Partner of BestCities Alliance
Madrid Accepted as the Next Official Partner of BestCities Alliance
c-mw.net

The new destination signing brings a new dynamic to the global marketing group.

75 Ways to Use Event Tech to Save Money
75 Ways to Use Event Tech to Save Money
eventmanagerblog.com

If you're looking for ways to save in every aspect of your event planning, check out this mega list of ways technology can help.

Almost 10,000 New Hotel Rooms Coming to Orlando
Almost 10,000 New Hotel Rooms Coming to Orlando
orlandosentinel.com

There are 9,904 hotel rooms in planning or construction stages in the Metro Orlando area, according to new data released Monday.

Virtual Reality Gets Comfortable in Vancouver Venue
Virtual Reality Gets Comfortable in Vancouver Venue
biv.com

The fast-growing Consumer Virtual Reality conference shows no sign of slowing down.

4 Simple Things Every Team Wants From Their Leader
4 Simple Things Every Team Wants From Their Leader
inc.com

Leadership is simple. Don't over-complicate it.

Google Just Made It Easier to Find Events in Search
Google Just Made It Easier to Find Events in Search
eventmanagerblog.com

Google has announced huge changes to its mobile search results, making it easier for attendees to find your events online.

Washington Convention Center Plans Facade Improvements
Washington Convention Center Plans Facade Improvements
dc.curbed.com

The streetscape plans will transform the facade of the convention center, as well as activate and enrich the areas surrounding the building.

Visit Florida Budget Cut Will Do Harm, Travel Pros Say
Visit Florida Budget Cut Will Do Harm, Travel Pros Say
Travel Weekly

Leaders in the travel industry warn that the massive cuts to the funding will have dire consequences for state leisure and business travel.

AHT Plans $400M Revamp of Nashville Convention Center
AHT Plans $400M Revamp of Nashville Convention Center
cpexecutive.com

New meeting space will be a priority of the redevelopment, upping the total available meeting space to about 75,000 square feet.

Foundation Hotel Offers Taste of Detroit Art, Fashion and History
Foundation Hotel Offers Taste of Detroit Art, Fashion and History
The Detroit News

The refurbished hotel, which is a contrast of "old and new," sits across from the Cobo Center and three blocks from Campus Marius park.

12 Lessons From the 100 Most Creative People of 2017
12 Lessons From the 100 Most Creative People of 2017
Fast Company

See how these innovative leaders are changing the world through their work -- and what you can learn from their accomplishments.

Visit Orlando: New Record of Visitors in 2016
Visit Orlando: New Record of Visitors in 2016
orlandosentinel.com

Visit Orlando said, despite a few setbacks, the region had a record 68 million visitors last year.

Convention Agency Says Big Conventions Will Pump Big Money Into Kansas City
Convention Agency Says Big Conventions Will Pump Big Money Into Kansas City
kansascity.com

Visit KC has a slew of big conventions coming to town, but officials say future bookings depend on the construction of the much-debated convention hotel downtown.

Meetings and Marketing Intersect: 3 Ways Events Are Becoming Central to Marketing Efforts
Meetings and Marketing Intersect: 3 Ways Events Are Becoming Central to Mar...
Association Media and Publishing

Find out how event planners and marketers can work together to improve events and provide a much more detailed profile of attendee interests.

21c Museum Hotels Arrive in Nashville
21c Museum Hotels Arrive in Nashville
Hospitality Design

The 124-room 21c Museum Hotel Nashville hosts 10,500 square feet of contemporary art exhibition space.

Oregon Convention Center Plaza Set for Major Renovation, Updates
Oregon Convention Center Plaza Set for Major Renovation, Updates
Oregon Metro

Plans include repurposing the plaza for programmable use, including activities like concerts, receptions, or other kinds of convention events,

Is This New LinkedIn Feature Super Creative, or Just Plain Creepy?
Is This New LinkedIn Feature Super Creative, or Just Plain Creepy?
inc.com

LinkedIn just released a new feature that could be a "real-life" game-changer for professionals worldwide.

Why Meetings Within Meetings Matter for Large Events
Why Meetings Within Meetings Matter for Large Events
skift.com

The "festivalization" of meetings has created a new business events trend: purposeful sub-group meetings.

Electronics Ban Likely to Include Flights From Europe
Electronics Ban Likely to Include Flights From Europe
The Daily Beast

The newly-imposed--and expanded--electronic device ban will soon include all flights from Europe to the U.S.

Los Angeles Olympic Dreams Might Be Delayed to 2028
Los Angeles Olympic Dreams Might Be Delayed to 2028
Associated Press

LA's bid for the 2024 Olympic Games could end instead with the 2028 Games and the prospect of retooling its multibillion-dollar plans for years into the future.

8 Ways West Elm Hotels Is Revolutionizing the Hotel Industry
8 Ways West Elm Hotels Is Revolutionizing the Hotel Industry
Condé Nast Traveler

The new hotel brand has awesome room service, a killer app, and the sort of hospitality that's hard to find in hotels these days.

Questions Answered: Tips From a TEDx-pert
Questions Answered: Tips From a TEDx-pert
etouches

Check out what TEDxSydney's Head of Curation has to say about how her team goes about planning their wildly popular TEDx content.

The 1-Minute Hack to Network Like a Pro
The 1-Minute Hack to Network Like a Pro
inc.com

What if networking didn't have to feel like such a chore?

Microsoft Brings Developers Home for Build 2017
Microsoft Brings Developers Home for Build 2017
usatoday.com

Microsoft Build 2017 kicks off Wednesday in Seattle, a homecoming for the tech giant after years of holding its annual developers conference in San Francisco.

Building a Tech Hub: Why Conventions Mean More to Las Vegas Than Just Room Nights
Building a Tech Hub: Why Conventions Mean More to Las Vegas Than Just Room ...
Las Vegas Sun News

Las Vegas, one of the world's top convention destinations, is an example of how a city has used those meetings to make itself a technology-innovation hub.

Face Recognition -- The End of Event Feedback Forms?
Face Recognition — The End of Event Feedback Forms?
eventmanagerblog.com

Tracking the emotions of your attendees in real-time could spell the end for those pesky traditional event feedback forms.

Marriott CEO: Technology Is the Biggest Risk in the Starwood Merger
Marriott CEO: Technology Is the Biggest Risk in the Starwood Merger
skift.com

The biggest threat to the success of Marriott's integration of Starwood lives the technology platforms that would link all of its 6,000 hotels worldwide.

HGGC Acquires Event Management Platform etouches
HGGC Acquires Event Management Platform etouches
TSNN

The acquisition will allow the global event management platform to expand its reach in the Event Management Software and venue sourcing markets.

13 Critical Career Lessons Leaders Wished They'd Learned Sooner
13 Critical Career Lessons Leaders Wished They’d Learned Sooner
inc.com

The biggest lesson? Time + distance = perspective.

E3 Coliseum Is ‘Where the Show Needs to Go’
E3 Coliseum Is ‘Where the Show Needs to Go’
Polygon

See what this gaming trade show is doing to bring the attendee experience to the next level.

New ICCA Rankings Released: Paris Knocks Berlin Off No.1 Spot
New ICCA Rankings Released: Paris Knocks Berlin Off No.1 Spot
Conference News

Paris has reclaimed the top spot in the latest International Congress and Convention Association 2016 City Rankings.

IGLTA Buyer Survey Names Top Emerging LGBTQ Destinations
IGLTA Buyer Survey Names Top Emerging LGBTQ Destinations
travelpulse.com

The new survey shows great growth for LGBTQ tourism globally.

Northstar Acquires Portfolio of Hotel Investment Conferences
Northstar Acquires Portfolio of Hotel Investment Conferences
Travel Weekly

Northstar Travel Group has acquired Burba Hotel Network's event portfolio, including the Americas Lodging Investment Summit.

How to Facilitate Onsite Engagement Technology
How to Facilitate Onsite Engagement Technology
etouches

No matter the technology you choose to increase engagement, the general rule is that it should enhance the attendee experience, and not be a distraction.

Six Reasons Why You’re Not Getting What You Want
Six Reasons Why You’re Not Getting What You Want
Fast Company

Most people focus on the wrong things in negotiations. Here's how to get it right.

Hotel Cyber Attacks: How Guests Can Stay Safe
Hotel Cyber Attacks: How Guests Can Stay Safe
travelpulse.com

If you're worried about cyber-security--and you should be--these experts have recommendations on keeping your data safe while you're traveling.

35 Stunning Event Invitation Ideas
35 Stunning Event Invitation Ideas
eventmanagerblog.com

Make your invitations stand out with some of these inspirational designs and ideas to make a good first impression on your attendees.

IHG CEO Richard Solomons to Step Down
IHG CEO Richard Solomons to Step Down
skift.com

Richard Solomons, who will step down on June 30, is credited with expanding InterContinental Hotels Group's global reach and scale.

Charlotte Iconic Hotel to Embark on $26M Remake
Charlotte Iconic Hotel to Embark on $26M Remake
cpexecutive.com

The 374-room Omni Charlotte Hotel will undergo a $26 million revamp that will completely reimagine the building.

Marriott Pioneers the Route to Fast Construction
Marriott Pioneers the Route to Fast Construction
usatoday.com

Marriott International is betting big on modular construction to drive its growth in North America.

5 Phrases Your Boss Is Dying to Hear You Say
5 Phrases Your Boss Is Dying to Hear You Say
The Muse

Do you know which five tiny, career-boosting sentences your boss is secretly dying to hear you say?

How to Win at Trade Shows (Hint: It Involves Social Media)
How to Win at Trade Shows (Hint: It Involves Social Media)
adweek.com

Take a look at what your attendees might be thinking when it comes to attending your meeting or trade show.

Loews Emerges As Winning Bid in Texas Live! Hotel and Convention Center Race
Loews Emerges As Winning Bid in Texas Live! Hotel and Convention Center Rac...
Arlington Voice

Live! by Loews will be a 14-story tall glass tower, featuring 302 luxury guest rooms, 26 suites and a two-story, 35,000-square-foot Grand Event Center.

Don't Call It a Bizcation: The Corporate Travel Buzzwords Everyone Is Sick Of
Don’t Call It a Bizcation: The Corporate Travel Buzzwords Everyone Is...
skift.com

Gamification, big data, bleisure -- check out the buzzwords that are driving the business events industry forward, even if organizers are sick of them.

Austin Tourism Bureau Rebrands With 'Marketing Friendly' Name
Austin Tourism Bureau Rebrands With ‘Marketing Friendly’ Name
Albuquerque Business First

The Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau has a new public-facing name: Visit Austin.

Team Named to Study Convention Center Expansion, Possible New Arena
Team Named to Study Convention Center Expansion, Possible New Arena
The Baltimore Sun

Officials have approved a team to explore expansion of the Baltimore Convention Center as well as construction of a new downtown arena and hotel.

Four Ways to Tell What Your Voice Is Saying About You
Four Ways to Tell What Your Voice Is Saying About You
Fast Company

From stress levels to confidence, our voices communicate as much about us as the words we speak -- find out what yours is saying about you.

The Business Events Industry’s Brightest Honored at PCMA’s Visionary Awards
The Business Events Industry’s Brightest Honored at PCMA’s Visionary Awards
pcma.org

The PCMA Education Foundation honored seven of the business events industry's brightest at the annual Visionary Awards -- congratulations to the winners!

McKinney Green-Lights $100 Million Hotel-Conference Center
McKinney Green-Lights $100 Million Hotel-Conference Center
McKinney Courier-Gazette

The Dallas-area property will feature 285 rooms and suites and 33,000 square feet of flexible, state-of-the-art meeting space.

Multicultural Meetings and Events Will Be Key as Minorities Become the Majority
Multicultural Meetings and Events Will Be Key as Minorities Become the Majo...
skift.com

Bringing more multicultural groups to a destination for meetings and events isn’t just good business -- it's good for local communities and future tourism, too.

American Airlines Is Cutting More Legroom in Economy Class
American Airlines Is Cutting More Legroom in Economy Class
CNNMoney

Just when you thought your legroom in economy class couldn't get tighter.

The Conference "Road-Less-Traveled" Big Ideas That Harvest Success
The Conference “Road-Less-Traveled” Big Ideas That Harvest Succ...
Velvet Chainsaw

A lot of meetings rely on the same experiences year after year, which can get tedious for attendees -- use these big ideas to help your event get out of its design rut.

8 Conversational Habits of Smart Communicators (It's Not What You Think)
8 Conversational Habits of Smart Communicators (It’s Not What You Thi...
inc.com

Studies say we retain only about 25 percent of what we hear -- it's time to change that.

The Push Begins for a New Buffalo Convention Center
The Push Begins for a New Buffalo Convention Center
The Buffalo News

Despite continued efforts to improve exhibit space, the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center is too small and dated for many events -- and officials want to change that.

Dual-Brand Hotels Usher in a New Era as Bigger Properties Go Out of Style
Dual-Brand Hotels Usher in a New Era as Bigger Properties Go Out of Style
forbes.com

While vast singular hotels serve their purpose in the market, dual-brand properties are the future of the industry.

10 Conferences That Excel at Exclusive VIP Experiences
10 Conferences That Excel at Exclusive VIP Experiences
eventmanagerblog.com

If you're planning a conference with big names or deep knowledge, tap that interest for an exclusive experience for your attendees.

Hilton CEO: 'We Feel Pretty Good' But There’s Still Room to Grow
Hilton CEO: ‘We Feel Pretty Good’ But There’s Still Room to Gro...
skift.com

Fresh off of its spinoffs and investment from its new major stakeholder, HNA, Hilton seems poised to take the asset-light hotel management model and run with it.

Airbnb Introduces New Tool for Business Travelers
Airbnb Introduces New Tool for Business Travelers
travelpulse.com

The new feature sifts through listings to highlight the ones that have been deemed Business Travel Ready (BTR).

27 Things Truly Exceptional Bosses Do Every Day
27 Things Truly Exceptional Bosses Do Every Day
inc.com

Think of the best boss you've ever known -- these are 27 things he or she probably never stopped doing.

St. Louis Convention Center Officials Eye $350M Upgrade — Or Risk Closing Dome
St. Louis Convention Center Officials Eye $350M Upgrade — Or Risk Closing D...
St. Louis Public Radio

As St. Louis's elected officials settle into their roles, they must confront a sizable challenge: upgrading the convention center.

Louisville's Whiskey Row on Way to Becoming Bourbon Tourism Mecca
Louisville’s Whiskey Row on Way to Becoming Bourbon Tourism Mecca
The Courier

When fully developed, Whiskey Row will feature a distillery tourist attraction, two upscale hotels and venue space for events and festivals.

Laura Citron to Lead International Promotional Agency London & Partners
Laura Citron to Lead International Promotional Agency London & Partners
City A.M.

Meet Laura Citron, the woman who will be telling London's story to the world as it enters the Brexit era.

Holiday Inn Debuts New Flexible Guestrooms
Holiday Inn Debuts New Flexible Guestrooms
travelpulse.com

Leisure and business travelers will both appreciate the features of the new H4 design concept.

Alexa in Effect at Marketing Nation Summit
Alexa in Effect at Marketing Nation Summit
Freeman XP

See how Marketo partnered with Amazon to bring intelligent voice response to attendees.

7 Ways to Get More Done at Work
7 Ways to Get More Done at Work
forbes.com

If you could get more done during the day--and potentially work less overall--wouldn't you? Here are some strategies that could make that possible.

The 'Luxury' Fyre Festival Turned Into a Total Nightmare
The ‘Luxury’ Fyre Festival Turned Into a Total Nightmare
Condé Nast Traveler

The doomed festival was a stark look at the perils of lackluster event planning.

Eight Ways to Disrupt the Old Conference Model
Eight Ways to Disrupt the Old Conference Model
TSNN

Find out how your meetings can break out of the "keynotes, educational sessions, breakouts, evening networking events, sleep, rinse and repeat" cycle.

20 Infographics That Are Too Real for Eventprofs
20 Infographics That Are Too Real for Eventprofs
eventmanagerblog.com

Check out these essential infographics that every meeting organizer can use to their advantage.

Meetings and Events Are a Big Part of Vegas' Latest Winning Streak
Meetings and Events Are a Big Part of Vegas’ Latest Winning Streak
skift.com

With gambling revenue in steady decline, meetings and events have become extremely important for Las Vegas resorts.

Visit Florida Faces Massive Budget Cut
Visit Florida Faces Massive Budget Cut
travelpulse.com

Florida's legislature will likely set the agency’s funding at $25 million with strict guidelines on how the agency can spend that money.

9 Things That Will Kill Your Career
9 Things That Will Kill Your Career
inc.com

Even good, hard-working people destroy their careers with these innocent mistakes -- make certain it doesn't happen to you.

Wincome Group Moves Forward With Four-Diamond Luxury Hotel in Anaheim
Wincome Group Moves Forward With Four-Diamond Luxury Hotel in Anaheim
The Orange County Register

The new luxury development will join the city's two other AAA four-diamond properties: the Disneyland Hotel and Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa.

10 Applications of Mixed Reality in Events
10 Applications of Mixed Reality in Events
eventmanagerblog.com

Mixed reality may seem like science fiction but it has some interesting applications for the event sphere.

'Keep it Home' Campaign Asks Local Businesses to Hold Events in Wake County
‘Keep it Home’ Campaign Asks Local Businesses to Hold Events in...
newsobserver.com

A new campaign to promote economic development is encouraging local businesses to keep their major events and meetings in Raleigh.

Greater Portland Convention + Visitors Bureau Getting a New Identity
Greater Portland Convention + Visitors Bureau Getting a New Identity
bangordailynews.com

The Greater Portland Convention + Visitors Bureau announced that they are rebranding their identity to "Visit Portland."

Hilton Launches Points Pooling for Its Honors Loyalty Program
Hilton Launches Points Pooling for Its Honors Loyalty Program
skift.com

Hilton's Honors Loyalty program just got bit more powerful with new functionality that allows for pooling of points.

Hitting the Schmooze Button: A Guide to Non-Phony Networking
Hitting the Schmooze Button: A Guide to Non-Phony Networking
Washington Post

Networking is most effective and authentic when you don't need anything -- and when it's a two-way street.

Convention Industry Council Rebrands
Convention Industry Council Rebrands
EIC - Home

The Convention Industry Council and renamed and rebranded itself as the Events Industry Council.

Redo of Miami Beach Convention Center Falls Behind Schedule
Redo of Miami Beach Convention Center Falls Behind Schedule
MiamiHerald.com

The $600M renovation of the Miami Beach Convention Center is 39 days behind schedule, which will affect the first event to be held in the facility this year.

Plans for Dual Hotel in Downtown Louisville Approved by Waterfront Development Corporation Board
Plans for Dual Hotel in Downtown Louisville Approved by Waterfront Developm...
insiderlouisville.com

The hotel project, which mixes the upscale Westin and hip Moxy brands into one building, includes 8,000 square feet of event space.

Travelers: Your Hotel Workout and Fitness Options Just Got Much Better
Travelers: Your Hotel Workout and Fitness Options Just Got Much Better
forbes.com

Westin has added another option to their fitness offerings -- good news for meeting organizers who want to get a workout in on the road.

Report: Meetings Bring More Than Money to Host Cities
Report: Meetings Bring More Than Money to Host Cities
Associations Now

A new report shows meetings bring fresh ideas and inspiration to their host cities, which have long-term impacts on shaping their economies.

These Six Things Are Likely Holding You Back at Work
These Six Things Are Likely Holding You Back at Work
Fast Company

Breaking yourself of these habits and beliefs can help you better set yourself up for success.

US Considers Cabin Laptop Ban on Flights From UK Airports
US Considers Cabin Laptop Ban on Flights From UK Airports
theguardian.com

All travelers from Europe could face ban aimed at thwarting terrorists who want to smuggle explosives in electronic gadgets.

5 TED Videos That Will Help You Organize Better Meetings
5 TED Videos That Will Help You Organize Better Meetings
sli.do

These TED videos will give you the dose of inspiration you need as you start thinking about the design of your next meeting.

New ABQ Conference Goes Beyond a Single Issue to Engage Women
New ABQ Conference Goes Beyond a Single Issue to Engage Women
Albuquerque Business First

The new conference, being called the state's first "large-scale, all-women's event," is a cross between a traditional trade show and a seminar conference.

12 Ways to Add Fun to Serious Events
12 Ways to Add Fun to Serious Events
eventmanagerblog.com

Make your attendees' experience more memorable with these entertaining ways to lighten serious events.

Midtown Athletic Club Chicago Adding Boutique Hotel
Midtown Athletic Club Chicago Adding Boutique Hotel
Club Industry

Take a virtual tour of what The Hotel at Midtown in Chicago will look like when the 575,000-square-foot facility opens in July.

1 Daily Habit That Could Have Disastrous Effects on Your Memory
1 Daily Habit That Could Have Disastrous Effects on Your Memory
inc.com

It could age your brain faster and slow down your memory.

How the Traditionally Apolitical TED Talks Will Navigate the Unavoidable Politics of 2017
How the Traditionally Apolitical TED Talks Will Navigate the Unavoidable Po...
Washington Post

Some 90 speakers and performers will challenge a group of 1,800 attendees on this year's theme: "the future of you."

Uber Conference Highlights Big Bet on 'Flying Cars'
Uber Conference Highlights Big Bet on ‘Flying Cars’
mercurynews.com

On Tuesday, Uber will kick off its very first "Elevate Summit," a three-day conference in Dallas on the future of urban air travel.

You Can Now Rent Hotel Rooms by the Minute
You Can Now Rent Hotel Rooms by the Minute
Bloomberg

Imagine a quiet spot with Wi-Fi to crank out work on a deadline or a place to quickly refresh as you shift from daytime to evening meetings -- it's now reality, thanks to a new app.

JW Marriott Camelback Inn Scottsdale Eyes State-of-the-Art Conference Center Expansion
JW Marriott Camelback Inn Scottsdale Eyes State-of-the-Art Conference Cente...
Paradise Valley Independent

The updated space will include a new 15,000-sq.-ft. ballroom, along with an additional 20,000 square feet of outdoor and pre-function spaces.

April Route Roundup: Where Airlines Are Adding Service
April Route Roundup: Where Airlines Are Adding Service
usatoday.com

There's a shake-up coming to airline routes this spring -- will any of these changes affect your future travel plans?

How Emotionally Intelligent Leaders Build Better Teams
How Emotionally Intelligent Leaders Build Better Teams
inc.com

Because relying exclusively on your emotional intelligence as a leader will only take you so far.

San Diego In Demand for Small Meetings Business
San Diego In Demand for Small Meetings Business
San Diego Tribune

San Diego has long been known as a top destination for conventions, but it turns out it's equally popular for those looking to book a small gathering at a hotel.

Gwyneth Paltrow Is Hosting Goop's First-Ever Summit
Gwyneth Paltrow Is Hosting Goop’s First-Ever Summit
Bloomberg

The event, poised as "one intensive (but fun) day," aims to bring the brand's "most requested and shared wellness content to life."

Hyatt May Rebuild Miami Hotel and Convention Center
Hyatt May Rebuild Miami Hotel and Convention Center
MiamiHerald.com

Hyatt and the city of Miami are contemplating a deal to redevelop the Regency hotel and the 35-year-old James L. Knight Center convention complex.

Global Entry Passengers Swept Up in Trump’s Travel Ban
Global Entry Passengers Swept Up in Trump’s Travel Ban
Bloomberg

U.S. citizen "Trusted Traveler" members had their privileges revoked.

HIMSS Expands Global Educational Offerings, Acquires Health 2.0 Conferences
HIMSS Expands Global Educational Offerings, Acquires Health 2.0 Conferences
TSNN

In an effort to expand its global educational offerings to new and existing audiences, the HIMSS has acquired the Health 2.0 conference division.

4 Things to Focus On After Making a Mistake at Work
4 Things to Focus On After Making a Mistake at Work
fortune.com

Everyone makes mistakes -- the key is understanding exactly what went wrong to ensure it doesn't happen again.

These Are the 22 Best Cities in the World for Tech
These Are the 22 Best Cities in the World for Tech
The World Economic Forum

Savills' Tech Cities 2017 report has ranked 22 cities across the world "at the forefront of the global tech industry."

Which Expedited Security Program Is Right for You?
Which Expedited Security Program Is Right for You?
usatoday.com

The Dept. of Homeland Security has unveiled a new tool to remove some of the guesswork out of picking which expedited security program you should enroll in.

Mohegans Obtain Financing for $80M Convention Center
Mohegans Obtain Financing for $80M Convention Center
HartfordBusiness.com

Adjacent to the Mohegan Sun casino, the total size of the facility -- including the 131,000-sq.-ft. Expo Center -- will be 240,000 gross square feet.

Emirates Slashes Flights To U.S., Citing Trump Administration Travel Restrictions
Emirates Slashes Flights To U.S., Citing Trump Administration Travel Restri...
forbes.com

The loss to the U.S. economy from lost Middle Eastern business could be $1 billion in 2017.

'Luminary Hotel' to Rise Along Fort Myers Riverfront
‘Luminary Hotel’ to Rise Along Fort Myers Riverfront
news-press.com

The riverfront convention hotel, to be built next to Fort Myers' Harborside Event Center, will have 237 guest rooms and 8,000 sq. ft. of function space.

Stop Writing This Useless Phrase in Every Single Email
Stop Writing This Useless Phrase in Every Single Email
inc.com

Remember: every email does not demand an instant reply.

'The Outpost' Is the Outdoor Industry's Anti-Trade Show
‘The Outpost’ Is the Outdoor Industry’s Anti-Trade Show
GearJunkie

Tired of the fluorescent lights and decidedly indoor tone of outdoor-industry trade shows, one organization is doing something different.

Michigan Avenue's Historic Atlantic Bank Building to Re-Open in 2018 as Hotel Julian
Michigan Avenue’s Historic Atlantic Bank Building to Re-Open in 2018 ...
Curbed Chicago

The previously-stalled conversion of Chicago's old Atlantic Bank Building has been in the works since 2012.

Environmental Responsibility for Events: How to Go Paperless
Environmental Responsibility for Events: How to Go Paperless
Eventbrite

With Earth Day just around the corner, consider this: 75% of millennials are willing to pay more for eco-friendly offerings. And your event is no exception.

11 Ways to Provide Your Members with a VIP Conference Experience
11 Ways to Provide Your Members with a VIP Conference Experience
MemberClicks

Events are likely one of your association's biggest revenue drivers -- but are you maximizing the amount of revenue your event could bring in?

South Florida Hotel Industry Shows Sings of Improvement After Period of Decline
South Florida Hotel Industry Shows Sings of Improvement After Period of Dec...
MiamiHerald.com

March signaled the first bright spot for South Florida hotels after months of declines in room nights and overall occupancy.

The Case for Being Grumpy at Work
The Case for Being Grumpy at Work
Quartz

Being grumpy at work might not be as bad for your career as you've been led to believe.

6 U.S. Cities to Watch in 2017
6 U.S. Cities to Watch in 2017
Condé Nast Traveler

When it comes to American cities, the same few tend to dominate the market -- but these six cities deserve a spot in the conversation.

Google Earth Gets Big Upgrade With Guided Tours, 3D Sharing Button
Google Earth Gets Big Upgrade With Guided Tours, 3D Sharing Button
TechCrunch

It's not exactly VR or AR, but this interactive approach could be used as another platform for destinations looking to promote themselves to meeting organizers.

What’s Cool in Cocktails This Spring
What’s Cool in Cocktails This Spring
bizbash.com

As the spring meetings season kicks into high gear, take a look at the latest cocktail (or mocktail) trends that can inspire the menu at your next reception.

4 Reasons to Send More Targeted Event Emails
4 Reasons to Send More Targeted Event Emails
Eventbrite

Find out why you should be sending more targeted emails out for your meetings -- and how they can help you attract more attendees.

Unconventional Inspiration: Breaking Through Beyond Best Practices
Unconventional Inspiration: Breaking Through Beyond Best Practices
Freeman

If you want to catch and retain your audience's attention, try delivering on the unique and the unusual.

6 Ways to Ask for Advice Without the Dreaded 'Can I Pick Your Brain?'
6 Ways to Ask for Advice Without the Dreaded ‘Can I Pick Your Brain?&...
inc.com

How you handle your request makes all the difference.

Intel Says 'Goodbye' to Its Annual IDF Conference
Intel Says ‘Goodbye’ to Its Annual IDF Conference
mercurynews.com

Less than three months after Apple's move out of the Moscone Center, another one of San Francisco's big annual tech conferences is getting the ax.

IHG Reveals Second Credit Card Data Breach Occurred in 2016
IHG Reveals Second Credit Card Data Breach Occurred in 2016
skift.com

This latest news of a breach is yet another reminder about the crucial importance of cyber security.

Terror Threats, Crisis Response and Traveler Safety in Focus at Inaugural Secure Tourism Summit
Terror Threats, Crisis Response and Traveler Safety in Focus at Inaugural S...
Aviation News

The event marks the first time the entire industry has gathered to address security challenges facing stadiums, convention centers, airports, and other venues.

What to Expect at Facebook's 2017 F8 Developer Conference
What to Expect at Facebook’s 2017 F8 Developer Conference
Fast Company

The annual conference will focus on the potential of AR and VR, a more powerful Messenger, and how the platform is tackling fake news and violent videos.

Tech Tuesday: Travel Tools for the Road
Tech Tuesday: Travel Tools for the Road
etouches

Set yourself up for success on the road (and save yourself a few potential headaches) with these tools to use on the go.

4 Ways to Stop Being a People Pleaser
4 Ways to Stop Being a People Pleaser
success.com

Because looking for your sense of self-worth in the approval of others doesn't works.

25 Event Themes That Ooze Style
25 Event Themes That Ooze Style
eventmanagerblog.com

Admire or get inspired by some of these new and classic event themes that have a stylish twist.

Inside the Hotel Industry's Plan to Combat Airbnb
Inside the Hotel Industry’s Plan to Combat Airbnb
The New York Times

In the past, hotel executives played down Airbnb's impact on their industry, but documents reveal a "multipronged, national campaign" to rein it in.

Expanded Mandalay Bay Convention Center Ready to Welcome Even More Crowds
Expanded Mandalay Bay Convention Center Ready to Welcome Even More Crowds
Las Vegas Review

The Mandalay Bay catering division handled four events exceeding 10,000 meeting attendees last year, serving approximately 1.5 million meals.

11 New Green Venues for Meetings and Events
11 New Green Venues for Meetings and Events
bizbash.com

Check out these conference spaces, hotels, eateries, and more for eco-friendly events this season.

New On-Campus Hotel, Convention Center Planned at Texas A&M
New On-Campus Hotel, Convention Center Planned at Texas A&M
theeagle.com

The 250,000 sq. ft. project is planned to include an outdoor event area, a 650-seat ballroom and more than 28,000 sq. ft. of conference and meeting space.

The Seemingly Helpful Communication Habit That's Actually Just Annoying
The Seemingly Helpful Communication Habit That’s Actually Just Annoyi...
inc.com

Are you falling victim to this seemingly beneficial communication faux pas?

The Critical Role of Meeting and Event Planners in the Networked World
The Critical Role of Meeting and Event Planners in the Networked World
bizbash.com

Event and meeting professionals need to understand how people gather, learn, and stay energized to interact and spread ideas.

New Omni Hotel Slated Next to Boston Convention and Exhibition Center
New Omni Hotel Slated Next to Boston Convention and Exhibition Center
The Boston Globe

A massive new hotel complex -- with more than 1,000 rooms and 12,000 sq. ft. of meeting space -- is coming to the center of the South Boston Waterfront.

One Year After Zika, Positive Signs for Puerto Rico’s Meetings Industry
One Year After Zika, Positive Signs for Puerto Rico’s Meetings Industry
International Meetings Review

One year after the heaviest period of the Zika virus, Puerto Rico's meetings scene is showing signs of growth.

LinkedIn's New Instant Conversations Are a Major Messaging Upgrade
LinkedIn’s New Instant Conversations Are a Major Messaging Upgrade
Fast Company

The new feature looks more like Facebook Messenger and is smart enough to figure out who you might want to contact at any given time.

Rochester, Minnesota Convention Center Expansion Open for Business
Rochester, Minnesota Convention Center Expansion Open for Business
Exhibitor

After an $84 million expansion, the Mayo Civic Center now offers more than 200,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting and exhibit space.

This Powerful Meeting Hack Is One of the Best Ways to Inspire Great Teamwork
This Powerful Meeting Hack Is One of the Best Ways to Inspire Great Teamwor...
inc.com

The key is being able to live these principles out daily after you agree to them as a team.

How the Meetings Industry Is Attempting to Redefine Its Value Proposition
How the Meetings Industry Is Attempting to Redefine Its Value Proposition
skift.com

A new project has launched, aimed at showing how meetings and conventions drive long-term strategy and development for stakeholders.

Virtual Reality Will Completely Change Hotel Booking
Virtual Reality Will Completely Change Hotel Booking
travelpulse.com

Booking a room means scouring the Internet for the best prices, looking at images of rooms and (soon) strapping on a virtual reality headset.

New Coalition of Austinites Calls for Expansion of Convention Center
New Coalition of Austinites Calls for Expansion of Convention Center
communityimpact.com

The proposed expansion plan includes 447,000 sq. ft. of exhibition space and more than 200,000 sq. ft. of meeting and ballroom space.

Inside Amazon Web Services' Booming Tech Conference
Inside Amazon Web Services’ Booming Tech Conference
Event Marketer

Check out what went on behind the scenes at Amazon's re:Invent, one of the world's fastest-growing developer conferences.

Riviera Nayarit, Mexico, to Open Two Big New Convention Centers
Riviera Nayarit, Mexico, to Open Two Big New Convention Centers
International Meetings Review

Riviera Nayarit in Mexico is set to open two big new convention centers this year that will aim to grow the destination's meetings and events scene.

Nine Networking Tips for Very Shy People
Nine Networking Tips for Very Shy People
forbes.com

If you’re shy by nature, try getting past your networking demons by considering these nine tips.

Marriott and Wyndham Explain the Key to a Successful App Strategy
Marriott and Wyndham Explain the Key to a Successful App Strategy
Marketing Week

Find out what these hotel giants are doing to personalize their apps' user experience -- can you use this strategy for your meeting's app?

How to Use Retargeting to Grow Your Event Audience
How to Use Retargeting to Grow Your Event Audience
bizbash.com

Find out how promotional information about your event can follow your target audience around the Internet.

Snapchat for Events: Why It's Time for Meeting Organizers to Start Using the Platform
Snapchat for Events: Why It’s Time for Meeting Organizers to Start Us...
Social Tables

Temporary experiences are the meetings industry's trademark -- and there is finally a communications platform as committed to this idea as we are.

Hyatt Launches Personalized In-Room Streaming Experience
Hyatt Launches Personalized In-Room Streaming Experience
travelpulse.com

World of Hyatt members can now stream Netflix and other apps to their in-room TV, thanks to a new collaboration.

Swan and Dolphin Complete Meeting Space Renovation
Swan and Dolphin Complete Meeting Space Renovation
laughingplace.com

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort has completed a $5 million renovation of all 329,000 square feet of its meeting space.

How to Recognize Your Biggest Weaknesses As a Leader (and Why You Should)
How to Recognize Your Biggest Weaknesses As a Leader (and Why You Should)
entrepreneur.com

Work to see your weaknesses as fundamental aspects of your character as a leader, and do what you can to mitigate their effects.

America’s Business Travelers Reveal the Hotel Amenities They Want Most
America’s Business Travelers Reveal the Hotel Amenities They Want Most
TravelersToday.com

Find out the amenities your attendees find most valuable when they travel for your meetings.

The FCC Is Reversing Its Proposal to Allow Cellphone Use on Planes
The FCC Is Reversing Its Proposal to Allow Cellphone Use on Planes
Washington Post

Breathe easy, frequent fliers -- federal regulators are withdrawing a proposal that would have allowed air travelers to use their cellphones at high altitude.

What a Non Professional Event Planner Can Teach Eventprofs
What a Non Professional Event Planner Can Teach Eventprofs
eventmanagerblog.com

Check out seven important things non-professional event planners can teach, or at least remind, event professionals about the craft.

Allen Green Lights $91M Convention Center and Hotel
Allen Green Lights $91M Convention Center and Hotel
dallasnews.com

The project will include a 300-room Marriott Hotel and 90,000 square feet of convention and meeting space.

10 Healthwise Event Menu Choices
10 Healthwise Event Menu Choices
eventmobi.com

With more and more attendees monitoring what they eat, find out how you can give attention to healthy choices when making menu selections.

6 Things Most Young Leaders Fail to Realize Before It's Too Late
6 Things Most Young Leaders Fail to Realize Before It’s Too Late
inc.com

Young leaders have their work cut out for them -- these six recommendations will help them achieve success in business in today's fast-paced world.

Palm Beach County Booked Record Convention Business in March
Palm Beach County Booked Record Convention Business in March
South Florida Sun Sentinel

Palm Beach County's profile as a meetings and convention destination is on the rise.

Global Meetings Industry Day Panel Tackles Controversial Legislation
Global Meetings Industry Day Panel Tackles Controversial Legislation
MeetingsNet

The PCMA- and MPI-sponsored discussion covered the effects that controversial legislation can have for meeting organizers and their attendees.

7 Reasons to Consider Interactive Content in Your Marketing Strategy
7 Reasons to Consider Interactive Content in Your Marketing Strategy
Social Media Today

Find out how interactive content can give your meeting's marketing strategy a competitive advantage.

Tech Upgrades Coming With $1.4B Las Vegas Convention Center Expansion
Tech Upgrades Coming With $1.4B Las Vegas Convention Center Expansion
Las Vegas Review

The expansion will include digital upgrades that will boost the center's stature to the next level, including wayfinding kiosks and smart name badges.

Five Tips for Arranging One-on-One Meetings at Your Next Event
Five Tips for Arranging One-on-One Meetings at Your Next Event
Event Marketer

One-to-one meetings are a powerful tool -- check out these five tips for pre-planning a meaningful, in-depth meeting strategy at your next event.

How to Update Your LinkedIn Profile at Every Stage of Your Career
How to Update Your LinkedIn Profile at Every Stage of Your Career
Fast Company

As your job title changes, so should your approach to using LinkedIn.

20 Tips to Get Attendees to Open your Emails
20 Tips to Get Attendees to Open your Emails
eventmanagerblog.com

Sending powerful emails is one thing, but here are 20 of the top ways to get your audience to actually open and read them.

The 21st Century Meeting Professional: Act Strategically, Think Both Functionally And Strategically
The 21st Century Meeting Professional: Act Strategically, Think Both Functi...
Velvet Chainsaw

Today's meeting organizers are asked to focus on purpose and target audience first and logistics last -- but why the leap to a focus on strategy before details?

Competition Heats Up for Small Meetings Tech
Competition Heats Up for Small Meetings Tech
Business Travel News

Bizly is changing the small-meetings game with their updated platform, streamlining the search and booking process for small meetings organizers.

Hard Rock Unveils Plans for Atlantic City Casino-Hotel
Hard Rock Unveils Plans for Atlantic City Casino-Hotel
travelpulse.com

Located in the former Taj Mahal building, the hotel will offer two arenas featuring a combined 7,000-plus seats for events and conferences.

PCMA Education Foundation Is Surveying Technology Use
PCMA Education Foundation Is Surveying Technology Use
pcma.org

The PCMA Education Foundation is conducting a survey on the use of technology at business events -- and you're invited to participate.

8 Simple Exercises That Will Help You Get Rid of Your Hard Preconceptions
8 Simple Exercises That Will Help You Get Rid of Your Hard Preconceptions
inc.com

To truly come up with a new way of doing things, you need to let go of your belief that there is a right or wrong way of doing something.

Tomorrow, Today: The Future of Brand Experience
Tomorrow, Today: The Future of Brand Experience
Freeman

Learn how the future will affect the brand experience industry, and how those evolutions will impact marketers, exhibitors, and attendees.

How to Make Your Hotel Room Healthier
How to Make Your Hotel Room Healthier
The New York Times

No matter where you hang your hat for the night, it's possible to make your stay healthier--here's how.

Plans Unveiled for Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center & Headquarters Hotel
Plans Unveiled for Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center & Headquar...
Meetings + Incentive Travel

The project will add an additional 400,000+ sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor space split between the convention center and the new 800-room, four-Diamond hotel.

Should You Use Virtual Reality at Your Event?
Should You Use Virtual Reality at Your Event?
TSNN

Virtual reality is a really hot topic right now--do you know the questions you should be asking if you're considering AR and VR for your next meeting?

Kimpton Keeps Planners in Mind With Alexa-Equipped Guest Rooms
Kimpton Keeps Planners in Mind With Alexa-Equipped Guest Rooms
smartmeetings.com

With customizable voice responses, your meeting's details can be circulated throughout hotel rooms, giving attendees the info they need at their command.

How the Most Successful People Start and End Their Workdays
How the Most Successful People Start and End Their Workdays
Fast Company

What you do before and after your workday can have a big impact on how productive you are during the hours in between.

100 Virtually Free Event Planning Ideas
100 Virtually Free Event Planning Ideas
eventmanagerblog.com

We have all worked on events with a great vision but not great budget -- check out 100 ideas to help you create an amazing event with limited funds.

Three Workforce Mega-Trends and What They Mean for the Meetings Industry
Three Workforce Mega-Trends and What They Mean for the Meetings Industry
PCMA Convene

Velvet Chainsaw's Dave Lutz, CMP, on three workplace trends and how he predicts they will affect future conferences.

NCAA Ends Boycott of North Carolina After So-Called Bathroom Bill Is Repealed
NCAA Ends Boycott of North Carolina After So-Called Bathroom Bill Is Repeal...
The New York Times

The college athletics organization said the decision was made "reluctantly."

Which Event Marketing Tools Drive Attendance?
Which Event Marketing Tools Drive Attendance?
bizbash.com

Find out how meeting marketing strategies have evolved since 2013, and which tools are deemed most effective.

Meetings, Conventions Drive Nashville Tourism
Meetings, Conventions Drive Nashville Tourism
The Tennessean

Visitation to Nashville is at an all-time high, and meetings are at the forefront.

3 Embarrassing Networking Mistakes Everyone Makes (And What You Should Do Instead)
3 Embarrassing Networking Mistakes Everyone Makes (And What You Should Do I...
inc.com

Finally, some answers to why you are having such a difficult time growing your network.

Why Do People Attend Meetings?
Why Do People Attend Meetings?
ftnnews.com

New research answers the question every meeting organizer faces: why do people attend meetings?

Experient and The Experience Institute Partner to Provide Attendee Experience Reporting
Experient and The Experience Institute Partner to Provide Attendee Experien...
TravelDailyNews International

A new partnership with The EXPERIENCE Institute will allow Experient to survey meeting attendees to help organizers choose better meeting destinations.

Detroit Named Best US City for Business Travel
Detroit Named Best US City for Business Travel
travelpulse.com

With a bevy of companies and a modern, sophisticated airport, Detroit is the best place in the country to do business, according to a new survey.

San Diego's Mayor Pushes for Hotel Tax to Fund Convention Center Expansion
San Diego’s Mayor Pushes for Hotel Tax to Fund Convention Center Expa...
KPBS San Diego

The mayor's office said the expansion would add 400,000 sq. ft. of convention space, which could attract an additional 50 events to the city each year.

SMM & Venue Security: The Most Important Conversation You're Probably Not Having
SMM & Venue Security: The Most Important Conversation You’re Prob...
Business Travel News

Find out how strategic meetings management efforts can propel better solutions for your meeting's security needs.

Why Your Best Productivity Hacks Still Come Up Short (And What Really Needs to Change)
Why Your Best Productivity Hacks Still Come Up Short (And What Really Needs...
Fast Company

New research on the causes of overwork suggests there's only so much you can do to avoid it--but there are still some things you can do to limit it.

11 Ways to Shake Up Your Meetings and Create Memorable, High-Engagement Events
11 Ways to Shake Up Your Meetings and Create Memorable, High-Engagement Eve...
Meetings & Conventions

If your meetings aren't generating extreme engagement, it might be time to refresh the way you design your events.

5 Destinations Innovating With 360º Video
5 Destinations Innovating With 360º Video
eventmanagerblog.com

Immerse yourself in these five stunning 360 degree video event destination tours that will transform the traditional site visit.

New Meeting Venue Takes Flight Near Dallas Love Field
New Meeting Venue Takes Flight Near Dallas Love Field
smartmeetings.com

Aloft and Element--two Starwood brands--just opened their doors as a combined hotel near Dallas Love Field, a first for both brands.

On the Safe Side: Tips, Trends and Takeaways From the Event Safety Summit
On the Safe Side: Tips, Trends and Takeaways From the Event Safety Summit
Event Marketer

Find out what you need to know about modern event safety to protect your attendees, your staff--and your ROI.

Memphis Leaders Continue Pursuit of New Convention Center Hotel
Memphis Leaders Continue Pursuit of New Convention Center Hotel
Memphis Daily News

The city says they need more downtown hotel rooms--lots of them--preferably under one roof.

6 Ways You're Undermining Your Chances for Success at Work
6 Ways You’re Undermining Your Chances for Success at Work
forbes.com

Find out the actions you should avoid if you want to be your best at work.

From forced labor to child begging, U.S. study reveals new forms of slavery
From forced labor to child begging, U.S. study reveals new forms of slavery
Duluth News Tribune

From forced labor to child begging, U.S. study reveals new forms of slavery By Reuters Media Today at 7:00 a.m. BOGOTA - From the exploitation of workers in carnivals to forcing people into door-to-door sales, more under-reported forms of modern slavery are emerging in the United States which need to be tackled, according to a report.

HB2 Off the Books as North Carolina Governor Signs Compromise Into Law
HB2 Off the Books as North Carolina Governor Signs Compromise Into Law
charlotteobserver.com

The NC General Assembly approved a compromise bill that repeals HB2 but restricts anti-discrimination ordinances in cities and counties.

Special Election Sought to Fund Convention Center Expansion
Special Election Sought to Fund Convention Center Expansion
nbcsandiego.com

Are San Diegans finally ready to hike the city's hotel tax to get a bigger convention center?

As Many as 12,000 New Hotel Rooms in Works for Nashville
As Many as 12,000 New Hotel Rooms in Works for Nashville
wkrn.com

Of the more than 12,000 hotel rooms in the works, nearly 4,000 are in the planning phase and 3,500 are under construction.

IRF Study Reveals Wellness Is Critical Focus of Meetings, Incentives
IRF Study Reveals Wellness Is Critical Focus of Meetings, Incentives
Meetings & Conventions

A new poll finds 90 percent of corporate and incentive house planners are "personally enthusiastic" about wellness.

Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland Debuts Lactation Suites for Nursing Moms
Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland Debuts Lactation Suites for Nursi...
TSNN

Nursing mothers now have a couple of private sanctuaries to retreat to when attending conventions and meetings in Cleveland.

10 Habits of Highly Persistent People
10 Habits of Highly Persistent People
inc.com

What can you do when you're working towards a goal and your motivation fades? These 10 tips on recharging your batteries are a good place to start.

North Carolina Announces Deal to Repeal Transgender Bathroom Bill
North Carolina Announces Deal to Repeal Transgender Bathroom Bill

North Carolina lawmakers and the governor reached an agreement late Wednesday to repeal the state's controversial "bathroom bill," called HB2.

How Business Travelers (Like You) Are Saving More Time at the Airport
How Business Travelers (Like You) Are Saving More Time at the Airport

You want to cut down on wait times on that next business trip? Here's how to do it.

How to Use Content to Retain Attendees and Drive Registrations
How to Use Content to Retain Attendees and Drive Registrations

Check out these six content strategies that can help you retain your attendees and drive new registrations for your next event

Ryanair Brexit Warning -- Bad News for Events in 2019
Ryanair Brexit Warning — Bad News for Events in 2019

The UK airline warns that if flights are not a top priority in Brexit negotiations, the UK could be stranded with no flights to or from Europe.

5 Attention-Grabbing Trade Show Booths
5 Attention-Grabbing Trade Show Booths

Attendees want innovative, eye-popping booths with wow factors they'll talk about long after the show--like these five attention-getters.

Simple Tips for Writing Emails That Get Read
Simple Tips for Writing Emails That Get Read

Pro tip: consider your audience.

10 Reasons Mobile Event Apps Are Becoming Indispensable
10 Reasons Mobile Event Apps Are Becoming Indispensable

Check out the 10 most sought-after features offered by thoughtfully designed mobile event apps, which are becoming essential components of any meeting.

Convention Venues Big and Small Invest in Expansion and Upgrade Projects
Convention Venues Big and Small Invest in Expansion and Upgrade Projects

Increasingly, cities are recognizing the importance of investing in convention center upgrade and expansion projects to compete for your meetings.

JW Marriott Nashville Previews Group Offerings
JW Marriott Nashville Previews Group Offerings

The JW Marriott Nashville will open in 2018 with 50,000 square feet of flexible event space.

Newest International Route Links Two Gems for Travelers, London and New Orleans
Newest International Route Links Two Gems for Travelers, London and New Orl...

The new route represents the first non-stop flight from New Orleans to Europe since 1982.

Your Used Bar of Hotel Soap Has a Surprising Afterlife
Your Used Bar of Hotel Soap Has a Surprising Afterlife

As meeting organizers, we're familiar with a variety hotels across the country -- but do you know what happens to that bar of hotel soap after you checkout?

Brainstorming Doesn't Work--Try These Three Alternatives Instead
Brainstorming Doesn’t Work–Try These Three Alternatives Instead

Our brains' creative flow isn't formatted the way the typical brainstorm is -- but there are a few ways to shake things up.

Cvent Unveils 2017 Lists of Top Meeting Hotels
Cvent Unveils 2017 Lists of Top Meeting Hotels

Cvent has unveiled its annual lists of top meetings hotels, awarding the Gaylord Opryland the top U.S. spot.

Global Meetings Industry Day to Promote Value of Face-to-Face Events
Global Meetings Industry Day to Promote Value of Face-to-Face Events

Now in its second year, Global Meetings Industry Day is spurring meeting organizers to amplify their message about the value of meetings and events.

Meetings Industry is Getting Savvier About Setting Prices
Meetings Industry is Getting Savvier About Setting Prices

Revenue management for meetings is the new 'new thing,' and emerging software is making it easier to forecast demand for function spaces.

Lippman Connects, AMR International Will Launch Event Focused on Data
Lippman Connects, AMR International Will Launch Event Focused on Data

The new conference, called Transform, will tackle the data, analytics and digital strategy revolution of the exhibition industry.

Blackhawk to Sell off Grass Roots Meetings and Events Division
Blackhawk to Sell off Grass Roots Meetings and Events Division

California-based Blackhawk Network intends to sell the Meetings and Events division of Grass Roots, a company it acquired in 2016.

6 Things All Great Industry Leaders Do to Get Noticed
6 Things All Great Industry Leaders Do to Get Noticed

Do you know the secrets to positioning yourself as someone to know, follow and admire?

Dallas Works Toward a 'Smart' Convention Center
Dallas Works Toward a ‘Smart’ Convention Center

The new 'smart' features enhance the attendee experience as the convention center vies for its share of meetings in a crowded marketplace.

10 Incredibly Creative Attendee Badge Ideas
10 Incredibly Creative Attendee Badge Ideas

Looking for ideas to make your event more memorable? Your attendee badges is a good place to start.

Colorado Convention Center's Massive Expansion Hits Budget Shortfall
Colorado Convention Center’s Massive Expansion Hits Budget Shortfall

Denver officials are still setting the project's scope, but several factors raise possibility of much higher cost

Association of Women in Events Unveils Hall of Fame Recognition Program
Association of Women in Events Unveils Hall of Fame Recognition Program

AWE, an organization supporting gender equality and diversity in the event industry, has unveiled its Hall of Fame Recognition Program.

Mohegan's $80M Convention Center Another Challenge for Hartford
Mohegan’s $80M Convention Center Another Challenge for Hartford

The project, when completed in 2018, will make the casino home to the largest meetings and convention spaces between Boston and New York City.

How to Stop Saying Yes When You Really Want to Say No
How to Stop Saying Yes When You Really Want to Say No

Check out these 17 smart ways to say no when you need to.

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