Why XOXO Is Downsizing Amid a Big Conference Boom

The Portland-based "experimental festival for independent artists who live and work online" is bucking industry trends and working to cut its attendance in half for its next event. (Fast Company)

Focus on Security: Traveling While Female

Though great strides in security have been made in recent years, danger still lurks, demanding greater awareness on the part of both the industry and the traveler. (Travel Weekly)

Hyatt Launches New Lifestyle Brand Division

Hyatt has launched a new lifestyle division, encompassing both its existing Hyatt Centric brand and those formerly of Two Roads Hospitality, which the company acquired in December. (Skift)

Trend That Might Define Drinking at Your Next Event

A growing numbers of consumers are looking to fill their glasses with something other than alcohol — a category being dubbed "sober curious." Are you making sure you can slake their thirst at your own events? (pcma)