100 Destinations and Counting: Marriott’s CRN Continues to Grow

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Cresent Terrace photo from Marriott’s press release Marriott International Convention & Resort Network (CRN) recently reached a milestone of 100 properties in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, was the latest property to come on board, the brand announced this week….

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5 Hotel Brands with Big News

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Who: Melia Hotels International What: After the Cuban government called for building more than 100,000 new accommodations in next 13 years, Melia Hotels International announced that it would be adding eight hotels in partnership with Cuban hotel groups for a combined total of almost 1,000 new rooms in three cities. Much of the attention will…

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Ohio is the New Comeback Destination

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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland Ohio is making a comeback as a meetings and tourism destination. Columbus is the state capitol. Cincinnati is famous for its big river, baseball and beer. Cleveland has the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Akron, where Goodyear is headquartered, is known as the city of inventions. All…

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Cvent’s Top 10 U.S. Meeting Destinations


Not long after announcing its top 100 U.S. meeting hotels, leading event management software provider Cvent has released its annual list of top meeting destinations. To create it, Cvent analyzed 5,000 U.S. cities from the Cvent Supplier Network. The rankings, which include 50 U.S. cities and 50 cities from around the world, are determined by…

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9 Most Zen U.S. Destinations


Everyone could use a little more Zen. The demanding modern workplace frequently imposes a hefty dose of stress. Rather than focusing on life’s strains, plan a meeting or event where free time provides an opportunity to recharge, relax and decompress. From serene lakes to charming towns full of friendly locals, there are many places offering…

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First Person with Elliott Ferguson of Destination DC

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Elliott Ferguson, president and CEO of Destination DC What key features does the city offer to meeting planners and attendees? Today’s meeting planners are looking for a value-added approach to the cities they choose, and D.C. is a place where sectors can thrive, including medical, bio/pharmaceutical, education and technology. D.C. is now considered a hub…

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DMAI to Become Destinations International


Palais des Congress de Montreal Following last year’s major reorganization under new President and CEO Don Welsh, Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) is making another significant overhaul. Welsh and DMAI Chairman Gary C. Sherwin, CDME, have announced that the leading association for destination marketers will soon go by another name. This July, DMAI will debut…

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8 March Madness-Inspired Meeting Destinations


NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament first-round play tips off Thursday, March 16. For many, the tournament’s opening day marks an unofficial hard-court holiday. But multitasking is still possible. As you take in all the action, consider the eight first- and second-round host cities as potential destinations for your next meeting. If they can lodge, feed and…

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4 Grammy Nominee-Inspired Destinations


At the 59th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, superstars including Adele, Beyonce, Justin Bieber and Drake compete for Album of the Year honors. Headliners aren’t the only musicians vying for Grammy glory across 83 categories. A deep dive into the 2017 nominations reveals numerous talented performers and professionals, and offers up some…

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10 Most Popular Destinations in the United States


Travel search engine KAYAK calculated its 10 most-searched destinations based on more than 1 billion user searches. Although all 10 are located within U.S. borders, results run the gamut from desert to tropics, Midwest to Northeast, and the nation’s capital to theme park headquarters. These cities are not only popular travel destinations, but also ideal…

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