What’s New in Travel, Food and Beverage

Author: Convene Editors       

What food trends and stories should event planners have on their radar? Convene provides a weekly roundup of what’s making news in the F&B and business travel worlds.

Travel Rewards 2.0

Younger generations have changed what we eat, how we meet, and the way we work. Now they are making an impact on the travel rewards industry, wooing new companies into the sector and pushing change within traditional loyalty programs. Read more at The New York Times.

‘The Best Dinner Is Early Dinner’

Dinner — or supper — at 5 may seem like late lunch for some. But writer Lauren Collins says eating an early dinner is an underrated pleasure. Read more at The New Yorker.

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Five Stratospheric First-Class Suites

While an increasing number of airlines have bagged first class, those that haven’t are taking opulence — a $500-million wine cellar? — to new heights. Read more at Condé Nast Traveler.

Don’t Forget to Pack Your Toothbrush

Starting in July, a new government mandate in Shanghai requires hotels to stop providing guests with certain disposable toiletries. Read more at Business Traveller.