cleveland-hotbed-of-hotel-development
Sep04
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Cleveland: Hotbed of Hotel Development

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With 25 different projects currently in the pipeline, downtown and suburban Cleveland is a hotbed of hotel development. Eight properties are under construction, 12 will begin construction within the coming year and five more are in early planning stages, according to Lodging Econometrics. If they all come to fruition, by 2017 the Greater Cleveland market […]

Visit Santa Barbara
Sep04
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Portraits, Food Porn and Pinot with Visit Santa Barbara

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The Santa Barbara experience was brought together under one roof at a pop-up event yesterday at Naked Kitchen SF. Visit Santa Barbara invited Bay Area planners to sample artful dishes and partake in creative activities perfect for groups. The pop-up restaurant, inside of a purple converted Queen Victorian built in 1870, was an intimate setting […]

Apps to Ease Air Travel
Sep04
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13 Apps to Ease Air Travel

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Despite the growing number of airplane delays and hiked passenger fees, today’s travelers are able fly with a sense of convenience and ease. Without mobile apps to ease air travel, flying could be a serious headache. Now you can book your flight with a few taps, discover nearby lounges and dining areas, find out how […]

Sep04

Platinum Choice Awards -Voting is Now Open

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Your vote enters you for a chance to win a $250 gift card! Choose your favorite hotels, resorts and CVBs by September 30 and reward those who helped make your events a success. Our Platinum Choice Award winners are chosen based on the highest industry standards for: ambience, amenities, guest services, meeting space, restaurant and […]

hilton partners with uber
Sep03
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Hilton Partners With Uber

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Thanks to a new partnership with Uber, Hilton has made it easier for guests that have downloaded the hotel chain’s HHonors app to catch a ride. As techcrunch.com reports, hotel guests can bypass the Uber app entirely and book their transportation directly through the HHonors app. Additionally, the hotel app will automatically encourage users to […]

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Sep03
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Mexico is Emerging Market for Business Travel

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Make room for Mexico on your list of meeting destinations to consider. According to the Global Business Travel Association Foundation’s annual report released earlier this summer, Mexico is among the emerging markets along with Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Poland and Turkey. The GBTA data reveals that the aforementioned countries accounted for $62 billion total market […]

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Sep03
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It’s no Myth. Atlantis Paradise Island, Bahamas is Great for Events

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Many groups are drawn to the Bahamas because of the warm sun, sandy beaches and crystal-clear water. But the islands also boast unique meeting and event venues at outstanding resorts and hotels, including Atlantis Paradise Island, Bahamas. “Redefining meetings, entertainment and luxury in the Bahamas, Atlantis helps groups create once-in-a-lifetime memories for attendees by providing […]

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Sep03
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Cubans Head to Resorts Before U.S. Influx

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The streets of Varadero, Cuba’s leading beach resort, have been a longtime favorite of foreigners, but now they’re filled mainly with Cubans. Varadero is one of several Cuban vacation areas to see this change, which is instigated by Cubans wanting to enjoy them before an even greater influx of U.S. visitors. Some 1.2 million Cuban […]

Sep03

Rock Star Treatment at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego

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Hate to brag, but I’m feeling like a rock star. I just got back from a weekend fam trip in San Diego where I stayed at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego and boy do I feel spoiled. For starters, Hard Rock Hotel has a prime location at the entryway to the historic Gaslamp Quarter. It’s […]

smart moves
Sep03
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5 Smart Moves in the Meetings Industry: August 4, 2015

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Melora Hathaway Melora Hathaway joined Tempe Tourism Office as group sales manager. In her new role, Hathaway focuses on the central region for the group sales team. Most recently, she worked for the Desert Belle Tour Boat and Experient, a Maritz Travel Company. Hathaway has 10 years of experience working in hospitality and tourism. She […]