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5 Smart Moves in the Meetings Industry: July 31, 2015

Appointments & Promotions

Rich Cerino Visit Phoenix made Rich Cerino director of convention services. He has more than 30 years of hospitality and corporate travel experience. Cerino served as citywide account director for Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel. He is a member of Professional Conference Management Association (PCMA). Jay Campbell Jay Campbell was named general manager of Hilton Houston […]


Progress Reported in Baha Mar Talks

Hotels & ResortsInternationalNews

Major progress was achieved in resolving a dispute over an unfinished luxury resort in the Bahamas, but no deal was reached among the four parties involved, the Bahamian government reported. The negotiations took place in Beijing involving Baha Mar Resort, a Nassau property that would provide 2,323 rooms divided among four new hotels, 700 refurbished […]

The Broadmoor Hillside

Adventures Await at The Broadmoor


The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs is already a Forbes Five Star, AAA Five Diamond resort that boasts nearly 100 years of exquisite hospitality. Refusing to rest on its laurels, The Broadmoor is diversifying these days, infusing adventure experiences that take full advantage of its glorious mountainous surroundings. The newest project is Soaring Adventure, which is […]

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IBTM America 2016: Excitement for Nashville

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Nashville’s thriving entertainment scene is drawing one of its biggest acts yet. IBTM America 2016 has chosen Music City as host for its next meetings and events exhibition. It will take place from June 15-17 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, which offers some of the largest hotel exhibit space in the U.S., […]

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Healthy Fast Food Drive Thru Opens

Meeting Planning

Amy’s Drive Thru is taking on McDonalds, one veggie burger at a time. The new eatery offers healthy fast food choices such as burgers, fries, pizza, chili and shakes—all organic, with no genetically modified ingredients (GMOs), and plenty of gluten-free and vegan options. With their new venture, Andy and Rachel Berliner, founders of Amy’s Kitchen […]


Customers Score With Courtyard Marriott

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For the fifth consecutive year, Courtyard Marriott will serve as the official hotel of the NFL. Last season they had a full lineup of football-related activities, guest packages and contests that proved to be a win-win for customers and the company alike. Promotions included tailgating parties, appearances by football legends, interactive fan photo experiences and exciting giveaways. […]

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Study Links Chronic Jet Lag to Increased Health Risks


For flight attendants and other frequent flyers that experience jet lag on a regular basis, a recent study has linked chronic jet lag to increased health risks. The research, published in the July 20 issue of the scientific journal Current Biology, was conducted on female mice with a predisposition to breast cancer. The mice were raised […]

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LaGuardia Airport to Get Massive Facelift


Officials at New York’s LaGuardia Airport could have become insulted last year when Vice President Joe Biden said if he blindfolded a man and took him to the outdated airport, he would think he was in a Third World country. Instead, they are rejoicing. The vice president’s unabashed statement has helped push through what might […]


Cary Broussard

“How Compassion, Collaboration and Culture Make A Difference to the Bottom Line.” Zappos, Costco, Patagonia, Trader Joe’s and Southwest Airlines are examples of profitable companies, proving their focus on company culture can be extremely successful. Cary Broussard and her colleagues at Broussard Global build marketing programs to amplify purpose-driven brands to reach decision makers and influencers. Learn how purpose-driven […]

Time Management Mistakes

5 Time Management Mistakes to Avoid

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Although busy event professionals regularly check their email and update their to-do lists, it often feels like the day races by and ends with tasks left undone. has identified what it considers to be the top five time management mistakes. How many of them are you guilty of committing? 1. Failure to prioritize. Creating […]