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Greater Orlando is Central to Success

Pennsylvania – Big Cities, Small Towns, First-Class Resorts

Where Old Greets New in Central Mexico

Smart Talk: Q&A with Gregor Resch

 Gregor Resch is general manager of The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise in Alberta, Canada The Fairmont…

Sun Valley Resort is a Celebrity Magnet

As America’s first destination ski resort, Sun Valley Resort in Idaho has been a hot spot for celebrities, jet-setters and global leaders throughout its nearly 80-year history. Upon completion of a major renovation…

Middle East Conferences Gaining Momentum

A new survey shows that early three out of four North American-based association executives have…

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts to Opt Out of Baha Mar

Baha Mar is again facing setbacks as Rosewood Hotels & Resorts is seeking to drop…

A Cleaner, Greener IMEX America 2015

From waste reduction to educational sessions, a slew of sustainable initiatives are coming to IMEX America 2015. This year’s conference, which takes place October 13-15 in Las Vegas, implements results from the MeetGreen…

The Integrated Resort Experience

Meeting professionals have yet another good reason to head to Las Vegas on business. Global…

Event Recap: Essential Expertise in Tysons Corner

Meeting planners were educated on industry topics and trends at Smart Meetings’ event in July…

ASAE 2015 By the Numbers

Here are the numbers from ASAE 2015, which just wrapped up a highly successful annual…

Live Updates: Smart Meeting Mountain/Desert

Follow all the networking and special moments during our Smart Meeting Mountain/Desert. Our meeting experience includes one-on-one appointments with premier properties and destinations, networking activities, education sessions with expert speakers, a fabulous breakfast…

Live Updates: Memorabilia Expo at Disneyland Resort

This weekend, long lines will not just be for the rides at Disneyland in Anaheim,…

A Live Talk With Atlanta CVB’s Mark Vaughan

Smart Meetings caught up with Mark Vaughan, executive vice president and chief sales officer of…

Detroit On the Rise: A Comeback City

Smart Meetings caught up with Larry Alexander, president and CEO of Detroit Metro Convention &…

Live Updates: ASAE 2015

Smart Meetings Reporting Live From ASAE Detroit is gearing up to welcome thousands of delegates to the Motor City for the American Society of Association Executives’ (ASAE) annual meeting and exposition. The event takes places…

San Francisco Brings Out the Best in MPI

The Meeting Professionals International (MPI) World Education Congress that wrapped up Tuesday night turned out…

Popular Industry Leader Gets Even Hotter

Michael Dominguez, one of the hottest figures in the meetings industry, was sitting on the…

San Francisco and Moscone Center Raise the Green Bar

This week's Meeting Professionals International World Education Congress is a great time to assess what…

A Cleaner, Greener IMEX America 2015

From waste reduction to educational sessions, a slew of sustainable initiatives are coming to IMEX America 2015. This year’s conference, which takes place October 13-15 in Las Vegas, implements results from the MeetGreen…

Smart Talk: Q&A with Gregor Resch

 Gregor Resch is general manager of The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise in Alberta, Canada The Fairmont…

Smart Moves: September 2015

Christie Evans Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach Hotel & Resort in Oxnard, California, promoted Christie Evans…

Bottom Line: Guide to Gratuities

Plan to reward service that goes above and beyond If all the things that planners…

New & Renovated: Location, Location, Location

Renovated hotels thrive amid city hot spots Eldorado Hotel & Spa, Santa Fe, New Mexico -The AAA Four Diamond property completed a multimillion-dollar expansion and renovation in June. Located two blocks from historic…

Smart Style September 2015

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

Health & Wellness: Stress is a Heavy Topic

Strategies to understand the causes and our reactions Stress can contribute to aging, weight gain,…

Wolfgang Puck Catering…Your Event

Photo by Amanda Marsalis Celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck offers catering services in 26 locations, across…

Alexandra Cousteau: Setting Her Own Sail

Alexandra Cousteau builds on her famous family's environmental work in her own unique ways While growing up in France and the United States, Alexandra Cousteau spent a good deal of time with her…

Green Matters

Eco-friendly practices are priorities for many meeting and event venues “It’s not easy being green,”…

10 Qualities of an Epic Speaker

Meeting planners have no doubt heard it time and time again that minimizing risk is a…

Minnesota’s Edman Voted State Tourism Director of the Year

Explore Minnesota Director and CEO John Edman has been named national State Tourism Director of the…

London & Partners’ Events Have Heart

How creative is London & Partners? Consider that the city's promotional company has teamed up with several other groups to create the  London Heart Trail in conjunction with the European Society of  Cardiology’s annual congress…

New Orleans a Decade After Katrina

When Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast a decade ago on Aug. 29, 2005, the result was…

4 Smart Moves in the Meetings Industry: August 21, 2015

Martin Wormull Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach has appointed Martin Wormull as general manager of the…

UberEats Service Expands to San Francisco

Entering the competitive food-delivery market in San Francisco, Uber rolls out its on-demand service that…

Mandalay Bay Christens Expanded Convention Center

Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino is a major player in the Las Vegas meetings scene and is building on that reputation with 350,000 sq. ft. of new convention center space that will debut this week.…

Think Big Meetings Winner Shares Her Secrets

Creativity, pushing the envelope and being plugged in to a client’s tastes. These are among…

CMP Recognizes 30 Influencers for Anniversary

Smart Meetings offers our warmest congratulations to the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) Program, which is…

Washington D.C. & Baltimore Hone in on Meetings

Online Booking Scams on the Rise

You spent hours scouring websites, hunting for the best hotel deal. Although you thought you booked it, the front desk agent says there is no record of your reservation. You’re not even in…

The Integrated Resort Experience

Meeting professionals have yet another good reason to head to Las Vegas on business. Global…

Techno Files: Take Event Management Online

7 ways technology streamlines events for planners and attendees There’s no denying it: Events are…

5 New Meeting Trends to be Aware of

Technology is changing the face of meetings today. Blue Jeans Network, (BJN), a global cloud-based…

Event Apps Zentila and Certain Join Forces

Event planning and management got a shot in the arm yesterday with the announcement of two top tech companies specializing in the meetings and events industry joining forces. Orlando, Florida-based Zentila and San…

UberEats Service Expands to San Francisco

Entering the competitive food-delivery market in San Francisco, Uber rolls out its on-demand service that…

14 Great Low-Cost Tech Tools for Planners

Planners: do you want to know which low-cost tech tool can instantly transform company data…

United Airlines Mobile App Gains Fun Functions

That moment when it’s nearly time to board your airplane and you suddenly have to…

New System is Tracking Wait Times at JFK

A new system is tracking wait times at New York's JFK Airport. As mashable.com reports, the innovative system is tracking travelers as they pass through checkpoints by picking up Wi-Fi and Bluetooth signals emitted from their…

DoubleDutch Announces Record-Breaking Funding

Mobile event technology and event-performance company DoubleDutch just got a big boost in its drive…

InterContinental Hotels Group Ups the Ante

Guest-facing initiatives take a load off planners’ shoulders InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has a grand…

Live Human Holograms Have Arrived

As often happens in the 21st century, a tech company ripped a page from science…

New App Connects Like-Minded Attendees

Ever want to hook up, one-on-one, with like-minded meeting participants so that you can offer or share knowledge? Then Braindater, a new product from E-180, Inc. is for you. The mobile app is similar to…

5 Essential Mobile Apps for Business Travel

It’s no secret that technology—especially apps for our precious mobile devices—have changed the way we…

Mobile Tech Changes the Face of Business Travel

Mobile tech has a profound impact on business travel, according a recent study by the…

Event Apps Made Easy With Guidebook Builder

Don't have enough time, money or technical expertise to build out an app for your upcoming event?…

Top 10 Trends Impacting the Hospitality Industry

The Hotel Show, which stages business to business events for the hospitality industry, has identified what it believes to be the Top 10 trends impacting the hospitality industry in 2015. 1. Catering to…

Boost Your Fourth of July Celebration With These 5 Apps

It’s time again to celebrate the birth of America with barbecues, road trips, and colorful…

Virtual Reality Experiences are Trending

In the past few years, virtual reality (VR) has gone from a niche topic to…

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 positioning devices are prohibited at all four Walt Disney theme parks in Orlando, at Disney water parks and…

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…

AirHelp Aids Inconvenienced Travelers

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