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Atlantis Paradise Island: A Different All-Inclusive

Atlantis Paradise Island ups the ante in the Bahamas While the meetings world waits for…

Smart Space: The Great Movie Ride

Photo Courtesy of Disney Make your next meeting in Orlando an Academy Award-winning experience by…

Melia Brand Update: In the Midst of a Digital Revolution

Naos restaurant, Paradisus Palma Real Golf & Spa Resort, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic Melia Hotels…

New Mexico is a Land of Many Tribes

Historic Venues in Chicago

Baha Mar Files for Bankruptcy

More trouble for the mega luxury resort Baha Mar on Nassau in the Bahamas: Yesterday…

Live Updates: Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau

Smart Meetings Content Manager Holly Woolard is exploring Miami this week as part of an international fam trip being hosted by Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau. The trip includes guest accommodations at…

MPI to Honor Meeting Industry Leaders

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) released the names of its annual RISE (Recognizing Industry Success and…

Marin Bright’s New Leadership Column

On a summer-like day in New York City at the Grand Hyatt earlier this week,…

IBTM America Confirms 2016 Event Location

Photo Courtesy of Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center IBTM America confirmed today that its 2016 event will be held at Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville. The annual event had…

Lanyon Influences Meeting Technology

This week during IBTM America at Chicago’s McCormick Place, buyers and exhibitors used the mobile…

Live Updates: #IBTMAmerica in the Windy City

Smart Meetings Senior Content Producer Dan Johnson is attending A FAM trip to Chicago that…

Industry Watch: Get Well Soon

Westin Holistic Approach Expands to Wellness Westin Hotel & Resorts wants guests to leave feeling better than when they arrived. In 2014, it introduced the Westin Well-Being Movement, a variety of wellness initiatives…

Smart Meeting Mountain / Desert

IMEX Frankfurt Reflects Growth of Meetings Industry

When IMEX Frankfurt 2015 opens on…

Smart Style July 2015

Your resource for trendy treasures and gift ideas Treat attendees and VIPs to unique, thoughtful…

Loosening the Financial and Insurance Industry Belt

Financial and insurance industry planners now have more freedom when arranging events Questions abound when…

Choice Options in Nevada

F&B: Cool Cocktails

In warm weather, thoughts turn to refreshing drinks. Mixology has been elevated to an art, as creative bartenders are transforming mundane beverages into eye-popping, thirst-quenching treats. At your events this summer, chill out…

World Cup Showcases BC Events Venue

When the FIFA Women’s World Cup final takes place July 5, Vancouver’s BC Place Stadium…

Same-Sex Marriage Equals Big Boost in Tourism

On the heels of the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriage,…

5 Smart Moves in the Meetings Industry: June 24, 2015

Darren Law Benchmark Hospitality International named Darren Law as general manager of Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort Curacao. He held the same position for The Regent Palms Resort and The Sands Resort…

Nob Hill a New Spot for San Francisco Events

San Francisco’s Nob Hill neighborhood is establishing itself as a meetings- and convention-friendly alternative to…

Ivanka Trump Shares Industry Insights at Cvent Connect

During last week’s Cvent Connect conference held at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las…

Incentive Travel Is a Growing Trend

As any business owner or senior HR executive will attest, finding ways to effectively motivate…

Hilton S.F. Meeting Space on Display

Hilton San Francisco Union Square and its incredible meeting space will be on display this weekend when the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) holds its 83rd annual meeting. Among the luminaries who will…

5 Smart Moves in the Meetings Industry: June 17, 2015

Claudia Eggspuhler Rockbridge and Crescent Hotels & Resorts hired Claudia Eggspuhler as the first female…

Bahamas Wins Caribbean Culinary Competition

Bahamas won top honors in the 2015 Taste of the Caribbean team competition in Miami…

Top 10 Culinary Destinations Around the World

From Asian hawker stalls to seaside Mediterranean locales, traveling foodies have chosen their favorite places…

6 Tips to Select Green Meeting Venues

Meeting planners make countless decisions all day long, from venue and equipment to decorations and team-building activities. Now at the top of their list of considerations is environmental sustainability. To promote green meetings,  Asilomar Conference…

Big News for Abu Dhabi Tourism

The international tourism and meetings campaign being waged by Abu Dhabi has received two major…

5 Smart Moves in the Meetings Industry: June 10, 2015

Ashley Ong Ashley Ong has been hired as group sales manager for The Modern Honolulu.…

Meetings at Disneyland®

Disneyland® Resort in California features over 185,000 sq. ft. of meeting space and access to…

How will your next meeting INSPIRE?

There’s a place where innovation meets inspiration. And business meetings are elevated to unforgettable gatherings. Some of the world’s most influential minds come to live, work and create in Pasadena. Bring your next…

Food, Art, Love: A Restaurant’s Role in Placemaking

Where is the “soul of Phoenix”? For Chef Silvana Salcido Esparza, it’s the neighborhood that…

IPW in Orlando is Huge Success

The 47th annual U.S. Travel Association’s IPW conference held in Orlando May 30-June 3 was…

Riding High on the Uncompahgre Plateau

A horseback ride through the Uncompahgre Plateau sounds like something you might see in a…

Virtual Reality Experiences are Trending

In the past few years, virtual reality (VR) has gone from a niche topic to a staple of mainstream media. Whether businesses are ready or not, virtual reality is set to be one…

Minibars are Going High-Tech

One of the most practical new products on display at HD Expo in Las Vegas…

Disney and Others Say No to Selfie Sticks

The happiest place on earth is not extending its welcome to selfie sticks. The monopod…

Facebook Beacons are Set to Go Nationwide

One of Facebook’s attempts at integrating itself in the physical world is coming to fruition,…

IHG Hotels Testing New Tech for Guests

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) is taking guests deep into the 21st century. The company, which operates InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, Holiday Inn and five other hotel brands, announced that they are testing…

AirHelp Aids Inconvenienced Travelers

Travelers inconvenienced by airline delays, cancellations or overbooked flights can turn to AirHelp for assistance.…

6 Tech Tips for That Long-Haul Flight

With the trend for airlines reducing amenities while charging us more for less, it’s becoming…

5 Gadgets for Event Planners On-the-Go

From meetings with clients to property site inspections, busy event planners are constantly on-the-go, rushing…

Green Meeting Industry Council Gets New App

It’s about to get easier to make your meetings greener. The Green Meeting Industry Council announced today that they are partnering with QuickMobile, the global leader in mobile enterprise meeting and event apps,…

Tips to Maximize Meeting Technology

The rate of change in meeting technology accelerates at an unprecedented pace these days. Thousands…

Lanyon Influences Meeting Technology

This week during IBTM America at Chicago’s McCormick Place, buyers and exhibitors used the mobile…

Wow! 7 Uber Tricks to Get the Most Out of the Service

Use Uber to get to the airport a few times a week? Did you know…

ICCA Identifies Top 10 Tech Trends

Technology and its impact on meetings and events is ever changing, which is why results from a recent survey conducted by the International Association of Conference Centres (ICCA) are so valuable for meeting professionals.  Based on input…

Limefy Introduces LiGo Wearable Technology

What can wearable technology do for your event? So far our notion of wearable event…

Techno Files: Meeting Resources

Technology helps planners run events (and their lives) efficiently Smart Meetings loves technology, especially if…

More Multi-language Event Apps

Event apps keep getting easier, a boon for those who are, to put it delicately,…

6 Advanced Mobile Apps for Work

Say goodbye to cumbersome expense reports and inefficient in-boxes. With these six advanced mobile apps, never waste another minute searching for lost documents or organizing projects. Today’s intuitive technologies will keep you one…

Website Builder Perfect for Meeting Professionals

Designing a website specifically for your next major meeting has never been easier following the…

Cyber Security Critical on Vacation and Trips

With Memorial Day as the unofficial start to summer, we’d like to remind you that…

Target Mobile Apps for Big and Small Events

Although mobile event apps can save planners big money on printing costs, there are drawbacks:…

S.F. Marriott Marquis Well Connected for Meetings

It’s apropos that the newly renovated San Francisco Marriott Marquis is well connected, both technologically and with its meeting-focused South of Market neighbors. Marriott Marquis, located in San Francisco’s ever-growing tech hub, is…

New Robot May Revolutionize Hotels

An R2D2-sized robot named Relay has been riding elevators and scooting down hotel hallways, delivering…

7 Ways Tech will Shape Meeting Rooms of the Future

Despite advances in technology and increasing demands for collaboration in today’s global business environment, typical…

6 Tips to Boost Email Marketing Results

Email marketing can be complicated, but also wildly successful and economical. Cvent.com says one key to…