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.

Bon Appétit Picks the 50 Best New U.S. Restaurants

What’s new and noteworthy on the U.S. restaurant scene? From Detroit-style pizza in Atlanta to Somali comfort food in Boston, Bon Appétit’s 50 nominees are all over the map.

Are You Ready to Meet in Space?

The world’s first space hotel is being modeled after high-end hotels in New York and Paris and will be ready for check-in by 2025, its designer, The Gateway Foundation, says. Also planned for the hotel project: bars, restaurants, and a site for hosting educational seminars. Read more at Business Insider.

TSA’s Vegas Experiment

Some travelers going through McCarran International Airport are heading to the basement where TSA’s Advanced Imaging Technology body scanner is being tested. The scanner, which eliminates the need to show your boarding pass or take your laptop out of your bag, could be the future of airport security, USA Today reports.

From Farm to Expo

Dubai’s Expo 2020 will feature a 130,000-square-foot vertical farm, the world’s largest, which will provide produce for some of the 50 million meals to be served at the 173-day-long event. The pesticide-free farm will use 99 percent less water than outdoor farms,. Read more at What’s On.