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.

SFO’s Plastic Water Bottle Ban: A Guide

Next week, San Francisco International Airport will no longer sell water in plastic bottles. The ban, a first in the U.S, does not apply to soft drinks. Here, from Condé Nast Traveler, is what you need to know.

The Opening of the Bell

From room keys designed to look like hot sauce packets to jalapeno popcorn chicken, BuzzFeed provides photographic detail about Palm Springs’ Taco Bell resort — The Bell — which opened as a four-night pop-up.

1,000 Years Spent Waiting at O’Hare

FinanceBuzz analyzes cumulative flight delays and compiles a list of the 25 worst airport offenders. Chicago’s O’Hare — where FinanceBuzz says delayed passengers spent a collective 1,133 years waiting last year — tops the list.

AI in the Kitchen

Forbes reports on how ‘robot tongues’ are measuring taste — and tasting beer — for the F&B industry.