Father’s Day Gift Guide: 10 Gifts for the Traveling Dad

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In what’s become a female-dominant industry, our gift guides are often focused on the traveling women in the meetings industry, but Father’s Day is almost here (June 19), so it’s time to shine a spotlight on dad and all the great travel items he’ll love! Whether he’s traveling for business or pleasure, in the city…

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7 Super Snacks for Your Next Meeting

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Coffee breaks provide an often-needed respite for attendees to absorb and digest presented information. Meeting planners can make coffee break time more fun with these 7 super snack ideas from Carlos Collado, executive director of catering at MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas. 1. Stick it to ‘em. Serve your snacks on a stick. Small…

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Corporate Social Responsibility

Caesars Entertainment Expands Corporate Social Responsibility

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Many meeting professionals agree that it’s easy to plan meetings with the intention of giving back, but it’s often more challenging to implement those corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategies. Caesars Entertainment is making it easier to do so with expanded community service opportunities. This week, the casino-entertainment corporation announced a new “Meetings for Good” menu…

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Marriott Foundation Grant Supports Next Generation of Hospitality Leaders

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A new grant from The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation will be used to provide personalized progressive career preparation and leadership development strategies to students enrolled in the School of Hospitality Leadership at DePaul University. The $1.8 million grant will help establish The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Center for Student Development…

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The Brazilian Court courtyard.

A Hidden Gem Revealed: Meetings in Palm Beach

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The Brazilian Court courtyard “A cloistered world unto itself,” is how The Brazilian Court Hotel describes itself, “with lush gardens and a tropical ambience.” That’s exactly the case for its courtyard, enclosed by a thick wall of vegetation; its pool, hidden away within the hotel’s maze; and its guests, who can relax, indulge and unwind…

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Long Airport Security Lines

5 Ways to Pass the Time During Long Airport Security Lines

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Long airport security lines are making headlines this week, as tired passengers are forced to wait until Congress, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and U.S. airlines can reach an agreement. If you’re one of 231 million travelers expected to pass through a security checkpoint this summer, it might be wise to find your own solution. Discount travel…

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Expedite Airport Security

TSA and Airlines Struggle to Expedite Airport Security

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In other Transportation Security Administration (TSA) news, airports around the country continue to be plagued by endless lines, with beleaguered passengers waiting as long as three hours and sometimes more. A barrage of complaints from airports, airlines and passengers on social media has called on TSA to change its policies and hire more screening agents…

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Salt Lake City Boasts Exciting New Identity


Traditionally regarded as a quiet, conservative destination, Salt Lake City is undergoing an exciting transformation that is broadening its identity and appealing to much greater variety of travelers and potential residents. This phenomenon, which is sparked in part by Visit Salt Lake (the convention and visitors bureau), is reflected in many recent surveys, including two released during…

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Finding Yourself in Maui and Kauai

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There is something special about the Hawaiian Islands. Some call it aloha spirit. Others point to lush natural surroundings. Whatever it is, visitors agree there’s something undoubtedly alluring about experiencing it for yourself. During a week-long, multi-island visit, Smart Meetings encountered beauty and adventure on the islands of Maui and Kauai, two of six main islands that form…

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Kick Off Your Summer with Smart Woman Summit

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Does your work or personal life need a jolt of outside-the-box thinking and decadence? Do you have everything you’ve ever wanted, but find happiness is still fleeting? What does your body language say about your happiness? Maybe you need a vacation or a pep talk or possibly some serious me-time. The first annual Smart Woman…

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