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.

A Truce in the War Over Armrests

A new FAA-approved design for the middle seat on planes — featuring a staggered layout and truly shareable armrests — could start showing up in economy sections as early as next year. Read more at Fast Company.

Beer With a Side of Six-Pack Rings

Foodtank reports on 16 companies on the cutting edge of sustainable packaging, including a brewery whose six-pack rings are safe for animal consumption.

Airbnb 2.0

In Nashville, new hotels are bucking both the Airbnb trend and the domination of big chains with unique locations (like a repurposed church) and amenities (like all-day snack bars), Fortune reports.

Red, White, or Neutral pH Balance?

More hotels and restaurants are embracing the trend of  water sommeliers. Read more at Yahoo! Lifestyle.