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.

Does Location Impact Virtual Taste Buds?

At the Institute of Food Technologists’ annual conference, researchers used VR goggles to test how event attendees’ perception of taste preference changes depending on where in the world they think they are. Read more at Food Dive.

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An Ultra-Sleek Vision for Air Taxis

Uber unveils a concept cabin interior for its planned electric air taxi fleet that skips the cupholders, charge points, and seat-back pouches. Read more at Forbes.

A New Day for Europe’s Night Trains

Once threatened, sleeper train service is making a comeback in part because of worries about the environmental impact of flying. Read more at The New York Times.

Is Room Service on Life Support?

Forget the cheeseburger and limp fries. In-room diners want more options, they want them now, and Grubhub and other apps are delivering. Read more at Condé Nast Traveler.