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What Planners Should Know About Trump’s Bathroom Ban

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Not 24 hours after Trump’s “Bathroom Ban”—a rollback of protections for transgender students that allowed them to use the bathroom of their gender identity—the fallout has been swift, especially for those in education and the travel industry. Protesters gathered outside the White House on Wednesday night to rebuke the president’s move, which critics condemn as discriminatory. Many…

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8 Lessons 2016 Taught Us About Meeting Planning

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1. Brexit Will Not Stop Innovative Meetings in London Brexit will, eventually, have a substantial impact on European travel, but that’s not to say it will halt meetings there. In fact, London is more equipped than ever to handle high-tech meetings, marketing itself as the Silicon Valley of Europe. Forty percent of the world’s top…

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Visit Scotland Excited About Aberdeen Projects

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AECC rendering Imagine meeting in a brand-new convention center in a destination no one in your group has ever been to or even thought about visiting. Your offsite reception takes place in a castle where whiskey tasting is one of several activities that reflects the culture of the destination. The keynote speaker hails from one of the oldest universities in…

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Infographic: Latest Trends and Surprising Facts About Travel

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Many people go on vacation to decompress, de-stress and take a mental break from the rigors of work. According to international respondents of the Global Travel Tracker from Marriott Rewards, while a vast majority of people choose a nap over getting the heartrate pumping with a long run (67 percent vs. 33 percent), it’s not…

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Nothing Ordinary About This San Antonio Resort

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Most companies expect innovative thinking from the people in their organization. And if you are looking for equally innovative ideas for planning your next meeting or retreat, the last thing you need is a venue that’s same old, same old.  At Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa, there’s no chance of that. The reason:…

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What Travelers Should Know About Terrorism & Travel Insurance

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There are some conflicting reports about whether international travel is affected by devastating headlines. From terrorist attacks and health scares such as Zika and other threats to personal safety, there is a lot to consider when traveling. Many airlines and host cities of large events continue to report record-breaking travel numbers, indicating that security and…

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5 Things to Know about 10 Emerging Meeting Cities

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Oakland, California They are the types of cities everyone is talking and writing about. San Francisco Business Times called Oakland, California, “the development story of the year” months before the Golden State Warriors reached the NBA playoff finals for the second-straight year and continued to galvanize the Bay Area’s third largest city. Travel + Leisure…

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Nothing Ordinary About This San Antonio Resort

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Most companies expect innovative thinking from the people in their organization. And if you are looking for equally innovative ideas for planning your next meeting or retreat, the last thing you need is a venue that’s same old, same old. At Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa, there’s no chance of that. The reason:…

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Myths About Airline Food

Five Myths About Airline Food

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Airline food doesn’t get a lot of love when the subject of haute cuisine arises, however it may not be as bad as its reputation.  USA Today dispels five common myths about airline food: 1. All airplane food is frozen and reheated. While some meals are indeed frozen and then reheated, today fresh salads and…

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4 Loyalty Programs You Should Know About

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Budgets are tight, even during this period of robust growth in the meetings industry, and some under-the-radar loyalty programs can help to make a big difference. USA Today identified several loyalty programs that offer airline miles, points and more, including these four that are particularly relevant to meeting planners and their groups. 1. Thanks Again: This…

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