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Guide to Top 7 Street Art Cities in the U.S.

DestinationsVideos

Only some street art displays are worth making a trip. We included a few guided tours to make planning this outing a little easier.

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Trump Travel Ban Revised…Again

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The Trump travel ban is getting tweaked yet again. Stringent restrictions on travelers from six majority-Muslim nations will be replaced by more targeted limitations. These new rules are based on how well security standards to block terrorists posing as tourists or other legitimate visitors have been set in place by individual governments The change could…

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‘We’re Open for Business!’ Say Destinations in Path of Hurricanes

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It can feel like a double whammy. A destination mobilizes forces after being warned that it might be in the sights of a big storm. Then, on the heels of breathing a sigh of relief when the worst passes by, those in the hospitality sector have the burden of overcoming lingering marketing effects of headlines…

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Q&A with Tania Armenta of Visit Albuquerque

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Tania Armenta, President and CEO, Visit Albuquerque Education: University of Nebraska, Lincoln, with a journalism and mass communications, advertising and public relations degree Career: 19 years with Visit Albuquerque Affiliations: US Travel Association-Destinations Council, New Mexico Hospitality Association, Central Region Tourism Board Advice for Event Professionals: Blending unique cultural and outdoor experiences with meetings and…

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Meetings by Day, Disneyland by Night

Smart Dispatches

Sprinkle a little pixie dust on the meeting experience in Anaheim Thursday, July 13 After collecting my luggage at John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, California, the Disney Meetings team arranged for a chauffeur from Best-VIP to drive me to Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. Upon checking in at the Anaheim hotel, I got…

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In the Wake of Hurricanes, It’s Raining Cats and Dogs

In the Wake of Hurricanes, It’s Raining Cats and Dogs

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As the headlines are awash with the human misery of Harvey, Irma and Maria, our four-legged friends have not been forgotten.

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Letter from the Editor: Resilient Together

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One of the things I love about the meeting community is that we come together in good times and bad. For many of our readers and partners, a series of natural disasters has made this a challenging time—from hurricanes to earthquakes, the infrastructure that hosts our events has been threatened, and the industry has reacted heroically. This…

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4 Eco-Conscious Convention Centers for Your Next Green Meeting

Green Meetings

While it’s now common for convention centers to include sustainability initiatives in their operating policies, not all such programs are created equal. Planners in search of an environmentally responsible venue can book these convention centers with a clear eco-conscience.

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Treat Yo’ Self to a “Party in a Box” for Planners!

Meeting PlanningStyle

Getting a mystery gift at your doorstep each month sounds like a SUPER nice luxury, doesn’t it? Well, that’s precisely why an abundance of subscription boxes have been popping up. And they’re pretty tactful. Avoiding a one-size-fits-all approach, they target an array of niche markets. There’s a box for Korean beauty trends (Memebox), mermaid fanatics…

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Early Reports: Mexico City Will Rebound Quickly

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It’s not nearly business as usual in Mexico City after yesterday’s 7.1-magnitude earthquake, but early indications are that recovery may be much less prolonged than initially feared. Benito Juarez International Airport (MEX) reopened early this morning, though some damage was sustained and several flights diverted yesterday. Leopoldo Farias Barlow, executive director of the Mexico City-based…

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