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Cruel Wildlife Tourist Attractions to Avoid

Most tourist attractions around the world offer an innocuous dose of cultural entertainment and are popular among travel groups. But those involving animals likely pose a threat to visitors and wildlife. A study from…

6 Winter Wonderlands that Keep Hotel Guests Warm

During the winter, warmer climates and tropical locales get all the love from business and…

Philadelphia CVB & MPI Chapter Honor Ferguson

Jack Ferguson may have stepped down as president and CEO of the Philadelphia Convention and…

United Airlines Offers New Service Between San Francisco and Singapore

This summer, United Airlines will debut its first long-haul flight between San Francisco and Singapore,…

Plan Your Miniwide in the High Sierra

Hot Cities for Cool Downtown Meetings

26 slick urban destinations primed for exciting events Petula Clark was right. The lights are…

Ethnic Eats

You don’t have to travel abroad to give attendees a slice of international flavor. Specialty…

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, Feb. 10 in San Francisco, and the Smart Meetings team is onsite to learn about everything new the…

Smart Meetings, Bono…and Free Revo Sunglasses!

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

Lost in Translation? Communications Expert Explains Why

Miscommunication can lead to embarrassing faux pas, and the risk of a conversational misstep is…

Super Bowl 50 Showcases San Francisco

The mega-event that has unfolded on the San Francisco waterfront, called Super Bowl…

Survey Results: Is TSA PreCheck Worth It?

A survey conducted by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) foundation in partnership with American Express asked business travelers with and without TSA PreCheck about their travel experiences to find out if the risk-based…

Event Recap: Everyone Wins at Levi’s® Stadium

Despite the torrential downpours brought about by El Nino this winter, planners and suppliers braved…

Mingling With the Stars at Palm Springs International Film Festival

Smart Meetings’ editors often are invited to visit popular destinations to meet with clients, check…

Why Your Event Marketing Strategy is Dated

Event marketing has been functioning the same way for 850 years. Is 2016 the year…

Fuse 2016 Aims to Reinvent Meetings Business

Convention Industry Council (CIC), Social Tables, and Meetings Mean Business Coalition (MMBC), announced Fuse 2016, a joint educational roadshow that will bring planners and properties together to reinvent the way meetings business is…

David Epstein Shares Smart Tips for Marketing Your Event

On Jan. 19, Bizzabo Content Marketing Manager David Epstein presented a Smart Meetings webinar where he shared…

Study Finds Higher-End Hotel Rooms Contain More Germs

Hotel guests might assume the quality of their accommodations improves as its star rating goes…

Super Bowl 50 Fever Strikes San Francisco

A lot of people who live in the San Francisco Bay Area have vowed to…

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, Feb. 10 in San Francisco, and the Smart Meetings team is onsite to learn about everything new the…

Airbnb Targeting Meeting Groups

After establishing itself as a force to be reckoned with by the hospitality industry in…

Hawaii Island Declares State of Emergency for Dengue Fever Outbreak

Hawaii Island Mayor Billy Kenoi declared a state of emergency this week regarding reports of…

Carpet Canvas: Next Big Thing in Event Marketing?

Every blank space is a branding opportunity. Walk onto any trade show floor and you’ll…

Terrorism a Major Concern for Planners

The meetings industry is experiencing cautious optimism and growth, although terrorism has become a significant concern, according to a new survey. Some 68 percent of planners and other meetings professionals predict favorable business…

Starwood Offers Chance to Bid on Exclusive Culinary Events

Starwood is offering preferred guests enrolled in its loyalty program the ability to bid on…

Top Wine Picks For Your Next Event

Unless you are a sommelier, it can be easy to feel nervous about selecting wines…

Medical Meetings Summit in Philly Next Week

The fourth annual Global Pharmaceutical and Medical Meetings Summit will take place Feb. 10-12 at…

10 Smart Moves in the Meetings Industry: February 2015

Shirley Dunn Hanks Auberge Resorts Collection appointed Shirley Dunn Hanks as director of sales and marketing for new resort Vievage Los Cabos in Los Cabos, Mexico. The beachfront hotel and villa resort is…

Philadelphia CVB & MPI Chapter Honor Ferguson

Jack Ferguson may have stepped down as president and CEO of the Philadelphia Convention and…

Lost in Translation? Communications Expert Explains Why

Miscommunication can lead to embarrassing faux pas, and the risk of a conversational misstep is…

Inside the Millennial Mindset

Generation Y is taking the meetings industry to new heights A new element is taking…

Super Bowl 50 Showcases San Francisco

The mega-event that has unfolded on the San Francisco waterfront, called Super Bowl City, brings the Bay Area's rich history, culture and specialties to the masses as well as letting locals…

Smart Stars 2016

The 2016 Smart Stars Contest has officially begun! Each year, thousands of editors, readers and…

Land of Artistic Enchantment in Albuquerque and Santa Fe

Let the Good Times Roll in Louisiana

Promotion at Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau

Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB), one of the top destination management organizations in the…

Experience of a Lifetime

MPI explores new territory with mega-events series Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is hosting a series…

Hot Cities for Cool Downtown Meetings

26 slick urban destinations primed for exciting events Petula Clark was right. The lights are…

Smart Style: February 2016

Your resource for trendy treasures and gift ideas Treat attendees and VIPs to unique, thoughtful gifts they will definitely want to take home. Smart Meetings has selected an assortment of items that can…

Bottom Line: Join the Club

Lots of ways to use golf for special business events Mark Twain once said, “The…

Ethnic Eats

You don’t have to travel abroad to give attendees a slice of international flavor. Specialty…

Mingling With the Stars at Palm Springs International Film Festival

Smart Meetings’ editors often are invited to visit popular destinations to meet with clients, check…

Inside the Millennial Mindset

Generation Y is taking the meetings industry to new heights A new element is taking hold of the meetings industry. Younger faces are appearing more frequently at conferences and events. Different agendas, program…

Super Bowl 50 Showcases San Francisco

The mega-event that has unfolded on the San Francisco waterfront, called Super Bowl…

14 Hot Hotel Trends for 2016

Event professionals who spend a lot of time in hotels will be happy to learn…

The Future for New Technologies Is Now

Meetings and tourism industries are proving grounds for new technologies During the 2016 Professional Convention…

Why Your Event Marketing Strategy is Dated

Event marketing has been functioning the same way for 850 years. Is 2016 the year it changes course? “The price-per-square-foot model measured by the number of attendees is very fuzzy math, and it’s…

NYC Hotels Go Green

NYC hotels are uniting in a pledge to go green. The New York Times reports…

5 Meeting Solutions from Marriott Convention & Resort Network

Hoping to build on the record numbers posted last year throughout the meetings and events industry,…

In-Flight Wi-Fi Explosion Tops Airline Trends

A massive expansion of in-flight Wi-Fi and strategic use of accent lighting throughout cabins are…

Book Small Meetings in a Snap with Bizly

With the increasing travel and remote work happening in different industries across the U.S., meeting planners need to stay on their toes now more than ever to arrange last-minute travel accommodations and meetings. There’s a…

Robotic Suitcase Will Follow You

Photo Courtesy of NUA Robotics Carole King was probably not thinking about suitcases when she…

$70 Million Ballroom Completes Mandalay Bay Expansion

The Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino Convention Center recently announced the completion of their $70…

Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel Pioneers High-Density Wi-Fi

(Photo courtesy Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel) The Walt Disney World Swan and…

Device or No Device? That Is the Question

Long before actor Jennifer Lawrence scolded a member of the foreign press for using a smartphone during a Golden Globes interview, there was buzz about personal device etiquette. Should meeting attendees feel free to…

DoubleDutch and American Express Partner on Med Meetings App

DoubleDutch and American Express Meetings & Events have partnered to create a new app aimed at…

Marriott, PCMA Unveil 5 Future Meeting Trends

It’s easy to look at attendance numbers and report that the meetings and events industry…

Shanghai Disney to Take Major Tech Leap

It seemed like only yesterday that Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando introduced its electronic…

New Aria Tablets Boost Tailored Guest Experience

Aria Resort & Casino is starting 2016 with a bang, partnering with guests services software company Crave Interactive to roll out tablet computers in all 4,004 guest rooms of their AAA Five Diamond resort…

Pay Phone Booths Reborn as Wi-Fi Kiosks

No one uses pay phones anymore due to the proliferation of cell phones. In an…

More Than Just a T-Shirt

Don’t be alarmed if you see meeting participants scanning each other’s upper torsos these days.…

The Future Is Now

Meetings and tourism industries are proving grounds for new technologies During the 2016 Professional Convention…

Mark Your Territory with MapJam

Meeting professionals who want to give attendees as much insight as possible about the surrounding neighborhoods where they are are gathering should check out MapJam. The Web and mobile map publishing platform enables…

Mobile Apps to Interact, Engage & Measure

Make mobile apps work for your event In recent years, we have seen the role…

18 New Meeting Properties Christened in 2015

There are more options than ever to host meetings and events at trendy, new properties…

15 Top Technology Stories

Technology leapfrogged perhaps every other topic in 2015. From wearables and helpful gadgets to drones…