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Travel Oregon Thinks You Might Like It, Too

Just one month into the launch of its newest marketing campaign, Travel Oregon has turned a lot of heads. The state tourism commission’s newest tagline, “We Like It Here. You Might Too,” is…

New Orleans: Let the Good Times Roll

There are many reasons why New Orleans is everyone’s favorite city. Historic, colorful and totally…

Disney Event Highlights New Attractions

Tree of Life Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando is opening a flurry of new attractions—including…

4 Eco-Friendly Resorts and Hotels that Support the Environment

The impact of climate change has made the Earth a very different place. Pollution levels are on the rise, the ozone layer is depleting and tons of plastic and waste are dumped in…

A Taste of Austria in Park City, Utah

Planners looking for a place to stage an unforgettable executive retreat or an immersive incentive…

10 Luxe Hotels Transforming Downtown Los Angeles

Many years ago, Downtown Los Angeles was not the place to be. The area was…

Live Updates: Touring JW Marriott’s Arizona Resorts

Marriott's Convention & Resort Network spans more than 60 world-class convention and resort hotels and offers groups of all sizes vast options for places to meet, eat, network and explore off-property. Join Smart Meetings…

Influx of Meetings in Singapore

Smart Meetings TV combed the floor at IMEX 15 and spoke with Jeannie Lim, executive…

South Carolina’s Southern Charm

Between its reputation of having laid-back Southern charm and the fact that its two largest…

ASAE Announces New Xperience Design Project

During today's opening keynote at Springtime Expo, American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) announced a new event for the association industry called Xperience Design Project (XDP). The new design thinking format will be…

Happy #GMID16 from Las Vegas

There's no better place in the world to celebrate Global Meetings Industry Day than Las…

Case Study: How to Host Hospitality Execs

For Starwood Hotels & Resorts 2016 America’s Leadership Conference in February, the Starwood meetings and event…

Study Identifies Pros and Cons of Destination Management Companies

The Incentive Research Foundation has published an illuminating study on the relationship between destination management companies (DMCs) and meeting planners based in the United States. Researchers examined some of the perceived strengths and…

San Francisco Reports Record Revenue from Super Bowl

San Francisco broke a record for hotel tax collections and revenue as result of the…

Smart Meetings Seattle Underway

The second Smart Meeting event of the year kicks off at Motif Seattle Feb. 23,…

MPI Recap: Engaging Every Type of Meeting Attendee

A podium front and center; row after row of theater-style seating; the welcome page of a PowerPoint presentation projected onto a giant pull-down screen. Sound familiar? A workshop held at the 2016 Meeting…

Live Updates: MPI Northern California’s Annual Conference Kicks Off

The Meeting Professionals International Northern California Chapter is hosting it's annual conference and expo Wednesday,…

Smart Meetings, Bono…and Free Revo Sunglasses!

It seemed inevitable that Smart Meetings and U2 lead singer Bono would hook up at…

The Future of Meeting Venues

Selecting the right venue can determine the difference between an amazing meeting and a disastrous…

Starwood’s Element Brand is Eco-Conscious

Element Hotels, the eco-conscious brand from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., is staged to…

Cancel the Keynote, Toss the Agenda: Rise of the Unconference

Attendees at the 2015 GCUC (Photo courtesy Liz Elam/GCUC) Though the theater-style seating concept will…

Baltimore Making a Name as a Citywide Meetings Destination

Pier Six Concert Pavilion at night during an event Visit Baltimore has high hopes for the summer tourist season, as it prepares for 28 citywides this year, after having broken the record last…

New Orleans: Let the Good Times Roll

There are many reasons why New Orleans is everyone’s favorite city. Historic, colorful and totally…

Walnut Creek: The New Frontier of Bay Area Meetings

Smart Meetings TV caught up with the Regional Director of Sales and Marketing for Walnut…

Boston Convention Center Fights Proposed Uber Ban

New legislation could soon ban ride-hailing vehicles from picking up passengers from the Boston Convention…

4 Eco-Friendly Resorts and Hotels that Support the Environment

The impact of climate change has made the Earth a very different place. Pollution levels are on the rise, the ozone layer is depleting and tons of plastic and waste are dumped in…

A Taste of Austria in Park City, Utah

Planners looking for a place to stage an unforgettable executive retreat or an immersive incentive…

8 Green Meeting Venues that Raise the Bar

Aria Resort & Casino Green meetings are not just good for the Earth. They’re good…

5 Actions to Protect the Planet

Earth Day is a call to action motivating individuals and companies to do what they…

6 Bright Ideas for Greener Meetings

Thanks to amazing new innovations in sustainable technology and processes, it’s now easier than ever to plan green meetings. When it comes to sustainability, a little goes a long way—a few simple changes…

Old Bank Vaults, Spunky Venues and Dazzling Installations in Downtown Los Angeles

Downtown Los Angeles might be one of the most underrated places in America’s second largest…

Cvent to be Acquired by Vista Equity Partners

Cvent Connect 2015 Cvent, Inc., a cloud-based enterprise event management company widely used by planners…

Green Park Comes to Life in Las Vegas

Meet the New and Improved Greater Palm Springs

Smart Meetings TV interviewed Rick Blackburn, vice president of Convention Sales and Destination Services for Greater Palm Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau at 2015’s IMEX America, who explains that if you haven’t visited…

Tweet. Surf. Then go to Work with Meet Hawaii

Vice President of Meet Hawaii, Mary Neister, says, “we’re not selling you Hawaii. We’re inviting…

Meetings at Mohegan Sun: Come for Convenience, Stay for Comfort

The 2016 Event by William Raveis was promoted in the hotel lobby Perhaps the biggest…

6 Fabulous Ideas for Meetings and Events

Illuminated cherry blossoms, a paintbrush bar-back and fiery Twinkies are among the creative features implemented…

Arianna Huffington is Waking Up the Workplace

Media mogul and sleep evangelist Arianna Huffington believes women will lead the revolution to reform business Arianna Huffington decries society’s traditional notion of success, where working to the point of exhaustion is considered…

Special Report: Women Rising Up

Often behind the scenes, predicting issues before they ever see the light of day, meeting…

Q&A with Alice Constandina “Dina” Titus

Congresswoman representing Nevada’s First District; professor emeritus at University of Nevada, Las Vegas How have…

Mastering the Art of Communication

Meetology Lab’s psychological insights boost planners’ social skills Early in their career, planners learn the…

DoubleDutch CEO Lawrence Coburn’s Take on Vista and Cvent

DoubleDutch CEO Lawrence Coburn shares his thoughts about Cvent's acquisition by Vista Equity Partners in a blog post. Vista’s pending acquisition of Cvent is an important milestone in the evolution of event technology,…

Disney Adds Budget-Friendly Meetings Wi-Fi

In a move designed to entice meeting planners, in June all Walt Disney convention resorts…

Supersonic Jet is Making a Comeback

Many bemoaned the demise of the Concorde, which whisked passengers, at twice the speed of…

5 Awesome, Innovative Kickstarter Travel Products

Crowdfunding platform Kickstarter is known for being the birthplace of groundbreaking products. From virtual reality…

Japan Institutes New Fingerprint System for Visitors

Japan has always been at the forefront of new technology. Carrying on in that tradition, visitors to Japan will be able to check into hotels and make tax-free purchases at stores and restaurants…

Cvent to be Acquired by Vista Equity Partners

Cvent Connect 2015 Cvent, Inc., a cloud-based enterprise event management company widely used by planners…

4 Reasons to Use Facebook Live Video Streaming for Events

Live streaming is quickly becoming the next big thing in meetings and events, with planners…

Millennials in Industry Feel Unheard

Only 15 percent of millennials in the hospitality industry feel that their employers welcome their feedback…

Marriott Heads List of Digital-Savvy Brands

Marriott Hotels was ranked as the best digital brand among upper-upscale and luxury global brands, and Starwood had the most brands in the top 12 in a recently released survey by a New…

New iPhone that Wirelessly Recharges May Debut Next Year

Apple is developing an iPhone that can be wirelessly recharged. According to Bloomberg Business, this…

3 Smart Suitcases Revolutionize Travel

From weighing too much to getting lost in transit, standard bulky luggage has plagued travelers…

New Boston Hotel Partners with Mobile Room Key App

The Godfrey Hotel Boston, located in Boston’s Downtown Crossing neighborhood The Godfrey Hotel Boston announced…

Techno Files: Unwrap Results

Digital gift bags are efficient, economical and best of all—measurable If you haven’t received one yet, it’s coming. It’s lightweight, you won’t forget it under your chair after the keynote, you won’t feel…

A/V Cost-Saving Tips

ClickShare CSE-200 by BARCO How to maximize impact and minimize fees Raise your hand if…

Holoportation Takes Virtual Reality Meetings to the Next Level

These days, virtual reality and teleportation are becoming less science fiction and more science fact.…

Survey: How Meeting Planners Use Event Technology

We want to know how today's planners are using event technology, what the drawbacks are,…

7 Must-Have Apps for Meeting Planners

These days, there are plenty of event planning and management apps on the market, with new ones released each day. Many of the apps have similar features, such social media integration and analytics, making…

5 Hospitality Tech Trends Taking 2016 by Storm

Savioke's Relay robot From smartphones to self-driving cars, new technology is improving nearly every aspect…

Tiny Robot Concierge Stands Tall

A concierge at Hilton McLean Tysons Corner in Virginia is attracting plenty of attention for…

Solar Powering the Las Vegas Strip

With dozens of hotels and a lively Strip that has neon signs blinking 24/7, the…

UV Light Blasts Germs in Plane Lavatory of the Future

For frequent fliers, one of the least pleasant aspects of travel is using the airplane lavatory, especially as it grows progressively grimier throughout the course of a long flight. Boeing has developed a…

Uber Simplifies Expenses for Business Travelers

Uber can be a great tool to get planners and business travelers to meetings on…

12 Tech Tools for Virtual Meetings 

While no one denies that face-to-face meetings offer intrinsic benefits, sometimes it is just not…

Tech Center Boosts Hands-On Learning at PMCA Convening Leaders

Over 4,000 meeting professionals flocked to Vancouver Convention Center Jan. 10–13 for PCMA Convening Leaders,…