post-con meetings
Jul01
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Bottom Line: The All-Important Before and After

Meeting Planning

Tips for effective pre-con and post-con meetings For any offsite conference, there are certain sessions that must be effective to guarantee overall success. But those sessions aren’t necessarily your seminars, panel discussions or even the keynote presentation. Rather, they’re the pre-con and post-con meetings that you conduct with the property’s staff. The pre-con sets the […]

samantha brown
Jul01
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On the Road with Samantha Brown

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Globetrotting Travel Channel host dishes on her favorite destinations. Television personality Samantha Brown racks up some serious frequent flier miles. “I probably have close to a million of them on Delta, and hundreds of thousands of them with United,” she says. It’s part of the benefits of being a host on the Travel Channel network. […]

finance-and-insurance
Jul01
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Loosening the Financial and Insurance Industry Belt

Hotels & ResortsMeeting Planning

Financial and insurance industry planners now have more freedom when arranging events Questions abound when meeting planners in the financial and insurance industries begin choosing where to hold events. Big market or small market? Use an end-to-end management solution or not? Keep it low key or add a touch of extravagance? That last question might […]

new and renovated
Jul01
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New and Renovated: Neighborhood Watch on Convention Centers

Hotels & Resorts

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 […]

Travel Etiquette
Jul01
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Travel Etiquette: Check Your Feet at the Ticket Counter

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If you know me at all, you won’t be surprised to learn that I decided to read an article in the New York Times entitled “Whose Feet Are Those?” Unfortunately, it wasn’t a story about a mysterious rash of stray feet showing up in unexpected locations. Instead, it was about travel etiquette. It even quoted […]

PalmaReal-NaosRestaurant-Paradisus
Jul01
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Melia Brand Update: In the Midst of a Digital Revolution

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Naos restaurant, Paradisus Palma Real Golf & Spa Resort, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic Melia Hotels International (MHI) is in the midst of a “digital revolution” in which everything from internal processes to sales and marketing is being reinvented. “Our ‘Be More Digital’ project is set to revolutionize the company into the future,” says Tony Cortizas, […]

Virtual Reality Experiences
Jul01
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Virtual Reality Experiences are Trending

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In the past few years, virtual reality (VR) has gone from a niche topic to a staple of mainstream media. Whether businesses are ready or not, virtual reality is set to be one of the hottest trends in 2015. Because this technology is so new, there are numerous questions surrounding it—the most pertinent of which […]

Expedite Airport Procedures
Jul01
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6 Tips to Expedite Airport Procedures

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Even the most patient individual can get frustrated at the airport. Here are some tips to expedite airport procedures, including checking in and getting through security: 1. Check in online, up to 24 hours before your flight. Print out your boarding pass or transfer it to your phone, along with screenshots of your complete itinerary and […]

Unusual Guest Complaints
Jul01
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12 Unusual Guest Complaints

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Just about all of us have registered complaints with hotel staff over the years, and we like to think that we’ve been reasonable. Many of us have also overheard other guests voicing some pretty strange grievances. The following are from the – 20 Most Unusual Guest Complaints – made at properties throughout the world, compiled […]

cool cocktail
Jul01
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F&B: Cool Cocktails

Food & BeverageMeeting Planning

In warm weather, thoughts turn to refreshing drinks. Mixology has been elevated to an art, as creative bartenders are transforming mundane beverages into eye-popping, thirst-quenching treats. At your events this summer, chill out with festive cool cocktails that go beyond the basics. Bottoms up! A Meal or a Drink? Checkmate Caesar (pictured) is the most over-the-top […]