5 Takeaways from Global Business Travel Association Conference

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Each year, thousands of meeting and business travel professionals head to the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) annual conference to unveil new products, participate in education sessions and discuss the industry’s latest trends. This year’s event, which took place July 15–19 at Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, reinforced the value of meetings and events and the…

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Palm Springs’ Modern Resurgence

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Jodi Graham, senior sales manager for Saguaro Palm Springs, spoke with Smart Meetings TV at Smart Meeting Northern California and revealed that Palm Springs is experiencing a great resurgence of modernism that meeting planners will appreciate. Built…

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Major New Developments for Irving, Texas

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Cheryl Hopkins, national sales manager for Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau interviewed with Smart Meetings TV at Smart Meeting Dallas, and revealed exciting new hotels, meeting facilities and attractions that Irving, Texas offers planners. Located in the…

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What Travelers Should Know About Terrorism & Travel Insurance

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There are some conflicting reports about whether international travel is affected by devastating headlines. From terrorist attacks and health scares such as Zika and other threats to personal safety, there is a lot to consider when traveling. Many airlines and host cities of large events continue to report record-breaking travel numbers, indicating that security and…

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Phoenix Convention Center Gets Final Approval for Attendee Safety System

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Smart City Networks has received final approval for a public-safety distributed antenna system (DAS) it installed last year at Phoenix Convention Center. Smart City Networks partnered with system integration firm Connectivity Wireless Solutions (CWS) to design, install, manage and commission the customized, turnkey system that ensures first responders can maintain communication with each other in…

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SkySpire Tower

Iconic SkySpire Tower Coming to Downtown San Diego


Thrills and excitement are on the horizon for San Diego’s skyline. San Diego Port Authority Commission recently approved the addition of a 480-foot-tall observation tower on prime waterfront land in the Port of San Diego. The site near San Diego International Airport (SAN) will be turned into SkySpire Tower, an iconic architectural feature with access…

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7 Smart Suitcases that are Actually Worth Your Money


2. Make space for more: Another option for travelers who need a little more space in their luggage is Briggs & Riley’s line of products with CX™ Expansion technology, which enables suitcases to expand up to 34…

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Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe


With 262 cozy rooms, many of our accommodations offer views of Lake Tahoe or Heavenly Mountain ski resort and all are equipped with private balconies or patios, fire places, and flat-screen televisions. The Beach Retreat & Lodge…

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Collaborating for a Cause: 6 Hotels That Give Back

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Sheraton Kuaui Resort There is a lot of talk about the changing behavior in today’s workforce and how younger generations choose loyalty. Millennial and Gen-Z professionals have claimed they’re more likely to choose a brand for philanthropic reasons than for points systems and memberships. This attitude is perhaps one reason that more groups are looking…

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Spending Habits of Six Types of Business Travelers


Between new expense platforms and mobile technologies, the face of business travel is rapidly changing. Based on recent travel trends, six types of business travelers and their spending habits have been identified in a study released today by Concur, a provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions. With business travel being one of the…

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