MLB All-Star Game Pitches Cincinnati


Image Courtesy of Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau – Groups that meet in Cincinnati can tour Great American Ball Park, host of the 2015 All-Star Game  The 2015 MLB All-Star Game, which was played this week at Great American Ball Park in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio, pitched the host city into the limelight and introduced the riverfront city […]

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7 Hotel Rooftops With More Than a Superb View

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Hotel rooftops can be enjoyed year-round for their often-dazzling views, but those that have pools become even more popular during the summer months as temperatures soar. CNN compiled a list of a few of the most notable hotel rooftops at properties throughout the world. Marina Bay Sands, Singapore: Located on the 57th floor, the rooftop […]

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Think Big Meetings Winners

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  The Winners: Planners   … Powered by Cincopa <a href=’’>Video Hosting for Business</a> solution.<span>Planners</span><span>Breakfast at Arikok National Park</span><span>By Susan Avery of Andromeda Consultants | “The Aruba Convention and Visitors Bureau arranged this with their partners. Fernando with House of Mosaic created the decor. Gladys with Vital Choices was the caterer. This event blew us […]

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New and Renovated: Venues Help Neighborhoods Change

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New and renovated properties invigorate their destinations Marriott Marquis San Francisco There goes the neighborhood. Whenever convention centers and hotels are renovated or new properties emerge, the neighborhoods in which they reside are often injected with a measure of vibrancy and economic prosperity. Whether projects are keeping up with growth in their cities or leading […]

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Hip Hotels: Catering to the Hip Crowd

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New hotel brands provide adventurous experiences for the young at heart For many of us, trying to stay hip—or at least relevant—isn’t easy. (Skinny jeans that now flare at the hem?) Actually, the same goes for our industry, especially hotels that host meetings, feed guests and sometimes provide a yoga mat. We’ve moved beyond the […]

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Hilton S.F. Meeting Space on Display

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Hilton San Francisco Union Square and its incredible meeting space will be on display this weekend when the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) holds its 83rd annual meeting. Among the luminaries who will be speaking during the conference, which runs June 19-22, is President Barack Obama, who is scheduled to speak on the opening afternoon. […]

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4 Ways to Make Air Travel More Comfortable

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As airlines continue to cram more passengers into smaller seats, the thought of a long flight can wear travelers down. However, there are a few things you can do to decompress, make air travel more comfortable and help you stay calm during a long flight. CNN shares valuable tips from travel experts to enjoy your next […]

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Top 10 Culinary Destinations Around the World

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From Asian hawker stalls to seaside Mediterranean locales, traveling foodies have chosen their favorite places for the best eats. Based on an open Facebook poll, CNN recently released the top 10 culinary destinations around the world. Travel with an appetite to these countries, which offer exotic flavors and passion for their food. 1) Taiwan took in […]

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8 Ways to Travel Smart This Summer

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It’s summertime (well, almost), and that means a lot of people are traveling, both for business and pleasure – and sometimes both. Because crowds usually add to the hassle, it’s best to be prepared before you go. Here are 8 ways to travel smart this summer, from CNN and several other sources. 1. Pack as if your luggage may […]

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11 Great Event Venues in Greater Phoenix


With its pleasant climate, first-class convention centers, plethora of hotels and burgeoning food scene, it’s no wonder Greater Phoenix is a darling of meeting planners.  The region boasts a wide variety of great indoor and outdoor venues in which to host events.  Here are 11 unique ideas for planners orchestrating events in the Phoenix/Mesa area: Phoenix Convention […]