great wall of china
Jul02
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The Great Wall of China is Disappearing

DestinationsTravel

The Great Wall of China, perhaps the country’s most iconic attraction, is gradually disappearing due to a variety of factors. It is estimated that one-third of the wall, which has been named a UNESCO World Heritage site, has been destroyed. Whole sections have large, gaping holes, while other sections have crumbled apart. “The destruction of […]

trends impacting the hospitality industry
Jul02
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Top 10 Trends Impacting the Hospitality Industry

Hotel TechTrends

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 millennials Millennials (those ages 18-34) are expected to represent 50% of all travelers to the USA by 2025, according to the Cornell […]

anniversary of Airplane
Jul02
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The Anniversary of Airplane

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Hard to believe, but 35 years ago today “Airplane!” premiered in movie theaters across the country. The plot concerned the inane flight crew and a motley group of passengers; the movie made air travel and human condition raucously funny – and not the grueling, uncomfortable process it is today. The anniversary of Airplane, as CNN notes, brings […]

MPI Leaders
Jul02
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New MPI Meeting Leaders Include Revetria

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Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has announced its 2015-16 board of trustees who will serve from July 1, 2015, to Dec. 31, 2016. The MPI meeting leaders include Stephen Revetria (pictured), who assumes the role of MPI Foundation Global Board of Trustees chairman. Revetria became a member of the MPI board in 2007. He serves as senior vice president […]

diplomatic ties with cuba
Jul02
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Obama Renews Diplomatic Ties with Cuba

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On July 1, the White House announced a series of landmark steps it is taking to renew diplomatic ties with Cuba. After more than 50 years of severed relations, President Barack Obama stated that embassies will re-open this month. During a press conference, he called on Congress to lift the embargo between the two nations. […]

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Jul01
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S.F. Hotels Partnership Benefits Meeting Planners

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Two of San Francisco’s largest and most historic hotels are teaming up to create a program for conventions that will provide meeting planners with more flexibility by spreading meeting space and guest rooms across the properties. Grand Hyatt San Francisco and The Westin St. Francis announced the partnership, Union Square Alliance, to satisfy the growing […]

Jul01

Boost Your Fourth of July Celebration With These 5 Apps

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It’s time again to celebrate the birth of America with barbecues, road trips, and colorful explosions in the sky (and maybe an adult beverage or two). According to AAA, 41.9 million Americans will be making a trip of some kind for the holiday weekend, and the U.S. Travel Association says they’ll spend a combined $15.8 […]

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Jul01
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The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch

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post-con meetings
Jul01
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Bottom Line: The All-Important Before and After

Meeting Planning

Tips for effective pre-con and post-con meetings For any offsite conference, there are certain sessions that must be effective to guarantee overall success. But those sessions aren’t necessarily your seminars, panel discussions or even the keynote presentation. Rather, they’re the pre-con and post-con meetings that you conduct with the property’s staff. The pre-con sets the […]