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Hot Attractions Dominating Online Search Activity

One World Observatory at the World Trade Center, New York City TripAdvisor’s latest research into online search activity for hot attractions in the United States has revealed two trends that meeting planners should be…

Naples Grande Showcases Best of Florida’s Paradise Coast

The winding, 3,168-foot pathway from Naples Grande Beach Resort to the Gulf of Mexico is…

5 Local Adventures to Engage Groups

Local adventures are in the eyes of the adventurers. To some, a walk through a…

City by Nature: Touring Minneapolis’ Downtown Hotels

Minneapolis has long been coined "City by Nature" although City of Construction may be more fitting as of late. Renovations are happening left and right to rebuild the city into one of the…

JetBlue’s Cuba Flights to Begin This Month

JetBlue is planning to offer regularly scheduled trips to Cuba beginning this month, thereby becoming…

Best Practices for Showcasing Destinations Through Video

Matador CEO Ross Borden moderated a panel of DMOs at the 2016 DMAI conference that…

Brazil Hotel Industry Faces Big Challenges

A plethora of hotels have popped up in Rio de Janeiro for the Summer Olympics, with the expectation that the afterglow would boost occupancy rates in the city and other parts of Brazil.…

Coca-Cola Orlando Eye Debuts on I-Drive 360

I-Drive 360 in Orlando's convention corridor has teamed up with America’s favorite beverage company to…

Texas: One State, Many Personalities

Some years back, an advertising slogan for Texas was “Texas—It’s Like a Whole Other Country.”…

Case Study: How to Plan a Great Conference, from Start to Finish

From April 11 to 15, more than 8,000 professionals and leaders in liquefied natural gas (LNG) met in Perth, Australia, for the 18th International Conference & Exhibition on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG 18).…

Live Updates from ASAE 2016 in Salt Lake City

An estimated 5,500 nonprofit and association professionals are attending the ASAE convention at Salt Palace…

New Report Shines Light on International Meetings Trends

Are trendy, new digital tools or unpredictable economic conditions threatening meetings and events? A recent study conducted…

Caesars Palace Las Vegas Celebrates its 50th Birthday

Bemoaning the lack of first class accommodations when he visited Las Vegas in 1963, Jay Sarno saw an opportunity to build something majestic. On August 5, 1966, the visionary founder unveiled Caesars Palace,…

4 Lessons Event Planners Can Take from 2016 Rio Olympics

The 2016 Summer Olympics, which will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, open on…

Case Study: 2 Winning Social Travel Campaigns

Spokespeople for Tourism Australia, Meet South Africa and Ritz-Carlton spoke to attendees at the DMAI…

Live from DMAI in Minneapolis

The Destination Marketing Association International Annual Convention takes place Aug. 1−3 in Minneapolis. The premier event for destination marketing and management professionals is being held at Minneapolis Convention Center. The opening gala helps…

Women Take the Lead at First-Ever Smart Woman Summit

When you put smart women in a room together, incredible things happen Inspired. That’s how…

WordCamp Behind the Scenes: Event Organizer Turns Speaker

Editor’s Note: Mario Peshev is a WordPress developer and architect at DevriX who has worked…

Planners Confess Their Biggest Mistakes (and Lessons Learned)

Event planners have a wealth of knowledge about their craft—from planning to education to execution and trends. That’s why we developed Planning Points, a video series that asks planners from all over about…

Report Finds Working Americans Using Vacation Days Just to Get Some Sleep

The state of America is drowsy. Nearly half of Americans are using paid time off…

Startup Uses Data to Transform Meetings Management

To boost ROI, corporate meeting planners search for ways to make meetings more engaging, effective,…

Karolyn Kirchgesler on Meetings in San Jose

Karolyn Kirchgesler, CEO of Team San Jose, spoke with Smart Meetings TV at Smart Meeting…

10 Smart Moves in the Meetings Industry: August 16, 2016

Cindy Hart Cindy Hart joined Hotel Boulderado in Boulder, Colorado, as director of sales and marketing. She has been a development leader in the hotel sales industry for more than 20 years, most…

City by Nature: Touring Minneapolis’ Downtown Hotels

Minneapolis has long been coined "City by Nature" although City of Construction may be more…

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport is First in North America to Become Carbon Neutral

Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport has become the first airport in North America to achieve carbon neutral…

Political Conventions Led to $360 Million for Philadelphia and Cleveland

Between accommodations and entertainment, media, staffers and convention-goers contributed an estimated $360 million in direct…

Can DMOs and Airbnb Work Together?

Chip Conley is the head of global hospitality and strategy at Airbnb. At DMAI's 2016 convention, Conley shared his story of going from hotelier (he founded the award-winning, boutique hotel company, Joie de…

Infographic: The Future of Meeting Spaces

Will meetings of the future go “off the grid” or become even more closely linked…

Cheers to Brew Pubs and Their Spaces!

Photo from  Rahr & Sons Brewing Co. Brew pubs are trending and so are the event…

DMAI Announces 2016 Hall of Fame Inductees

Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) will honor four industry leaders on Aug. 2 in Minneapolis during…

Bizarre Bests: Southern California Venues and Attractions that Challenge the Status Quo

Southern California doesn’t pride itself on oddity the way Austin, Texas; Portland, Oregon; or its Northern California neighbors do. But any time you drop 22 million people into eight counties, soak them with…

Fall for Autumn Meetings in Affordable Wisconsin and Minnesota

When it’s fall in Wisconsin and Minnesota, meeting attendees might be distracted by the view…

Sparkling Reviews: Loudoun County Blends Sophistication and Solitude

Long before the Oscars and First Lady Michelle Obama discovered the famous sparkling wines and…

Moonshine Madness: Give Attendees a True Taste of Americana

Moonshine, an American whiskey so named because it was illegally distilled by the light of…

Groups are Digging Extreme Sandbox

Human-sized Jenga and chess games are so yesterday. Extreme Sandbox takes team building to an entirely different level. Introducing participants to heavy construction equipment, including an excavator, bulldozer and wheel loaders, Extreme Sandbox…

Power Players: Rhonda Khabir Lives on the Edge

Rhonda Khabir has snowboarded from Zermatt, Switzerland, to Cervinia, Italy, in just four hours. Soon…

First Responders: Ensuring Medical Meetings are Informative and Compliant

Cleveland Convention Center Medical and pharmaceutical meetings often require a little more TLC than other…

Don’t Put All-Inclusive Properties in a Box

Hard Rock Hotel Cancun, Mexico Understand all sides of the options to create memorable meetings…

3 Questions for 2 Industry Leaders

Bob Lander Destination Marketing Association International Outgoing Chair Former president and CEO of Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau What’s been the biggest change among destination marketing organizations during the past 20 years? What…

Smart Style: 6 Brilliant Gifts for Event Attendees

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

WordCamp Behind the Scenes: Event Organizer Turns Speaker

Editor’s Note: Mario Peshev is a WordPress developer and architect at DevriX who has worked…

Business Travel Flexibility Pays Off in Free Gift Cards

A new start-up by Priceline.com founder Jay Walker will reward employees who are flexible about…

Infographic: Hotel Innovations of the Future

The hospitality industry is constantly talking about future innovation. The next big thing in hotels is always right around the corner. The largest driver of those changes is customer integration; guests want customization…

Startup Uses Data to Transform Meetings Management

To boost ROI, corporate meeting planners search for ways to make meetings more engaging, effective,…

The Disappearing Act: Using Snapchat and Instagram to Promote Events

By now it is obvious that the quickest way to tap into a younger audience…

5 Digital Event Planning Problem Solvers

As meeting planners increasingly rely on technology to coordinate conferences and events, new solutions and…

Google Wants to Bring Drones to Your Next Meeting

Groundbreaking, new technology is constantly making headlines for its game-changing possibilities. With the 2016 Rio Olympics leading the way, virtual reality is transforming the way we experience faraway places and events. Pokemon Go…

2016 Olympics, Up Close and Personal

People watching at home now can feel as if they’re on the track at the…

6 Clever Ways the Travel Industry is Making the Most of Pokemon Go

Poke Stop at Watertown Hotel, Seattle (Photo from MeetMeinSeattle) Less than one month after its…

Best Practices for Showcasing Destinations Through Video

Matador CEO Ross Borden moderated a panel of DMOs at the 2016 DMAI conference that…

Case Study: 2 Winning Social Travel Campaigns

Spokespeople for Tourism Australia, Meet South Africa and Ritz-Carlton spoke to attendees at the DMAI 2016 conference about their advertising strategies and social media campaigns. Following the presentation, a hands-on Innovation Lab was…

WordCamp Behind the Scenes: Event Organizer Turns Speaker

Editor’s Note: Mario Peshev is a WordPress developer and architect at DevriX who has worked…

Business Travel Flexibility Pays Off in Free Gift Cards

A new start-up by Priceline.com founder Jay Walker will reward employees who are flexible about…

7 Smart Suitcases that are Actually Worth Your Money

2. Make space for more: Another option for travelers who need a little more space…

Hotel Room of the Future May Be a Flying Pod

HOK, a global design, architecture and engineering firm, envisions the hotel room of the future as a flying pod powered by drone technology that can disconnect from a stationary hub in order to allow…

What Meeting Groups Can Learn From Pokemon Go

Pokemon have comeback in a major way, calling on players everywhere to catch ‘em all.…

MGM Resorts Completes Nation’s Largest Rooftop Solar Panel Array

Nevada’s hospitality industry continues its green streak with MGM Resorts International's newly expanded rooftop solar…

Infographic: How Top Companies Run Meetings

Looking to change up your meeting protocol? Have a look at what the big tech…

Infographic: A Look Inside Mobile Travel Booking

Hotels.com polled 9,200 people from 31 countries for its annual Mobile Travel Tracker report about specific travel habits, including when, where and how trips are booked. The results reinforced what we already know:…

Deciding on Drones

4 things to consider before booking aerial photographers Drones have revolutionized the way moments can…

3 Easy-to-Use Video Apps That Put Your Attendees in the Spotlight

Today it seems like everyone with a selfie stick enjoys being in the limelight. At…

5 Cool Tech Tools for Event Check-In and Registration

Cvent OnArrival kiosk mode Managing attendee registration and check-in doesn’t have to be stressful and…

Uber Scheduled Rides Feature Debuts in Seattle

Six years ago Uber revolutionized the world of transportation with the introduction of an elegant app that allows the public to instantly hail a ride on demand. The only feature lacking in the…

Google’s Instant Apps is a Game-Changer for Events

Every meeting planner knows that one of the biggest challenges with event apps is getting…

Etouches Acquires Hospitality Booking Company Zentila

Cloud event management software company Etouches announced today their acquisition of enterprise software company Zentila,…

Tis the Season for Meeting Industry Trade Shows

Memorial Weekend is upon us, which means the major meeting industry trade shows are just around the…