Hot Attractions Dominating Online Search Activity


One World Observatory at the World Trade Center, New York City TripAdvisor’s latest research into online search activity for hot attractions in the United States has revealed two trends that meeting planners should be pretty familiar with: 1. New attractions and landmarks that reinvent themselves are always popular with business and leisure travelers. 2. Neighborhoods can make…

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Hard Rock Hotel San Diego Helps Travelers Heal Broken Hearts

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A luxurious getaway to a sunny beach city is one of the best ways to overcome heartache. If you or a friend is nursing wounds from a recent breakup, Hard Rock Hotel San Diego has designed a package specifically for this purpose. The “You Will Survive” package claims to offer everything a heartbroken soul needs…

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Planners Confess Their Biggest Mistakes (and Lessons Learned)

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Event planners have a wealth of knowledge about their craft—from planning to education to execution and trends. That’s why we developed Planning Points, a video series that asks planners from all over about topical issues and trends…

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Using Vacation Days

Report Finds Working Americans Using Vacation Days Just to Get Some Sleep

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The state of America is drowsy. Nearly half of Americans are using paid time off for things unrelated to vacation such as catching up on sleep and running errands, according to a report from global cruise line Princess Cruises. Out of 1,003 adults surveyed last month by Wakefield Research, 72 percent take at least one…

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Infographic: Hotel Innovations of the Future

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The hospitality industry is constantly talking about future innovation. The next big thing in hotels is always right around the corner. The largest driver of those changes is customer integration; guests want customization and the ability to share their experiences. That means successful hotels will be open to customer review, will be social media-savvy, and…

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NBA All-Star 2017 Game

Amid Louisiana Floods, NBA All-Star 2017 Game Moved to New Orleans


New Orleans has been selected to host NBA All-Star 2017, the organization announced today. The 66th NBA All-Star Game will be played on Feb. 19, at Smoothie King Center, home of the NBA New Orleans Pelicans. The game was previously scheduled to be held in Charlotte, North Carolina. It was pulled from the state after…

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Tips to Save Time and Money on Labor Day Travel

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For many Americans, the Labor Day holiday evokes thoughts of barbeque, beaches and the last hurrahs of summer. It’s always one of the busiest holiday travel periods of the year, and this year it may be even more hectic than usual. Thanks to lower fares, Airlines for America expects 15.6 million passengers to travel from…

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Naples Grande Showcases Best of Florida’s Paradise Coast

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The winding, 3,168-foot pathway from Naples Grande Beach Resort to the Gulf of Mexico is an excursion unto itself. One of the top meeting resorts in Florida’s Paradise Coast, Naples Grande sits back a tad from the beachfront, but makes sure its guests have access to the Gulf by offering a shuttle that weaves through…

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Lazy Parents Tops List of Bad Hotel Etiquette

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Inattentive parents, hallway hell-raisers and in-room revelers top the list of hotel etiquette behaviors that irritate hotel guests, according to a recent study. This was among the many findings in the 2016 Expedia Hotel Etiquette study, which is based on a survey of 1,018 Americans who stayed in a hotel at least once in the…

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Startup Uses Data to Transform Meetings Management

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To boost ROI, corporate meeting planners search for ways to make meetings more engaging, effective, concise and relevant. Now, as technology becomes an increasingly important part of the meeting planning process, tools are available that help planners determine the key factors impacting the success and effectiveness of a meeting. EventBoard, a cloud-based software and analytics…

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