Laguardia airport gets facelift
Jul28
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LaGuardia Airport to Get Massive Facelift

Travel

Officials at New York’s LaGuardia Airport could have become insulted last year when Vice President Joe Biden said if he blindfolded a man and took him to the outdated airport, he would think he was in a Third World country. Instead, they are rejoicing. The vice president’s unabashed statement has helped push through what might […]

Time Management Mistakes
Jul27
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5 Time Management Mistakes to Avoid

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Although busy event professionals regularly check their email and update their to-do lists, it often feels like the day races by and ends with tasks left undone. Fastcompany.com has identified what it considers to be the top five time management mistakes. How many of them are you guilty of committing? 1. Failure to prioritize. Creating […]

Airline Suites
Jul27
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7 Top Airline Suites for Luxurious Travel

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While many airline passengers face the struggle of getting comfortable in constantly shrinking seat space, wealthy travelers sometimes opt for the suites provided by some airlines on long-distance trips. Skift selected seven of the top airline suites that are available on airlines throughout the world. Japan Airlines’ 777 Sky Suite: They offer custom, double-sided bedding, […]

downtown-detroit-is-booming
Jul22
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Downtown Detroit is Booming

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Event planners who are attending the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) annual meeting in Detroit Aug. 8-11 have hopefully secured guest room reservations. Downtown Detroit is facing a hotel room shortage that becomes especially evident when big conventions convene in the Motor City. More than 5,000 delegates are expected to gather for ASAE event, and the ASAE […]

philadelphia hotel market
Jul21
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Philadelphia Hotel Market is Red Hot

CVBsMeeting Planning

The Philadelphia hotel market is red hot, thanks in part to its booming convention business. Three major conventions in June elevated Philadelphia Center City hotel occupancy rates to a 22-year high for the month, according to PHLCVB, Philadelphia’s Convention and Visitors Bureau. As reported on philly.com, occupancy reached 89.4 percent in June, the highest June […]

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Jul17
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Uber and Lyft Pickups Coming Soon to LAX

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Despite recent setbacks in California, Uber and Lyft got a potential boost in the state yesterday. Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) took the first step in allowing the ride-sharing companies to legally pick up passengers flying into the third-busiest airport in the country. The Los Angeles Airport Commission unanimously approved a plan that would lift […]

9 Success Mantras for Event Planners
Jul17
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9 Success Mantras for Event Planners

CareerTips & Tools

In an article posted on themuse.com, Jeff Haden writes that the most successful people have certain mantras in their lexicons that they consistently repeat and strive to live by. Here is his take on 9 success mantras he believes everyone, including meeting planners, should adopt. 1. “No one else is willing to do that…so that’s what I will […]

Destination Marketing Organizations Spur Hotel Bookings
Jul17
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DMOs Spur Record for Hotel Bookings

CVBsMeeting Planning

As executives from convention and visitor bureaus gathered this week in Austin, Texas, for the annual Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) conference, there’s solid evidence that DMOs are impacting hotel bookings at a record pace. In 2014, DMOs in the United States collectively influenced a record of 41.5 million room nights booked for future years, […]

Cuba Impacts Caribbean Tourism
Jul17
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Travel to Cuba Impacts Caribbean Tourism

DestinationsInternationalTravel

Not everyone is toasting the news that Cuba may soon be opening its doors to unrestricted travel. Caribbean tourism officials are concerned that the recent shift in U.S. government policy may result in a loss of visitors to other Caribbean islands, and they are stressing the importance of working together to promote regional tourism. The […]

Eco-Friendly Meetings
Jul16
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Eco-Friendly Meetings: 6 Tips to Green-Up Events

Green MeetingsHow ToMeeting PlanningPlanner

With the ever-increasing demand to go green in every thinkable manner (really, a 1-square meter portable house?), the meetings and events industry is coming under more and more scrutiny for having a heavy carbon footprint. In a recent Smart Meetings webinar co-hosted by Paul Salinger, VP of marketing for Oracle, and Shawna McKinley, directors of […]