Regus, eVenues Ink Deal to List West Coast Meeting Space Online


Office rental company Regus’ meeting and training spaces in California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington can now be booked through the website eVenues. The agreement means that the online marketplace for meeting venues now features detailed listings for Regus locations in the Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and San Diego areas, including rates,…

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Hotel Buyouts

Hotel Buyouts Demystified: Q&A with Rent-A-Resort

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For groups that require privacy, few options offer more appeal to high-profile meetings and events than hotel buyouts. With the entire property as a blank slate, meeting planners are able to push creative limits and implement decor in ways not possible otherwise. Then there’s the exclusivity factor—not having to share hotel spaces with other guests…

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in the event of a crisis

9 Tips In the Event of a Crisis

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When disaster strikes, the stakes are high for the success of your event. Most meeting planners are well-aware of how unpredictable weather, last-minute venue changes and eleventh hour cancellations can wreak havoc if there is no back-up plan in place. The key is to make sure your team is ultra-prepared for the absolute worst. In…

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A Decade of Meetings

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It’s amazing what a decade can do. In the 10 years since Smart Meetings was launched as a lead-generating action kit, a tremendous amount has changed. The magazine’s coverage has expanded from the West to all of North America to across the globe, while the company umbrella has widened to include a website, multiple social…

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Say Hello to the New


Finding the right property for an event can be the most difficult part of a meeting planner’s job. Does it have enough guest rooms for the attendees? Event space for the meeting? Is complimentary Internet access available? All of these questions can be answered, but most importantly: What’s the fastest method to gather this information?…

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Have you noticed something different about Nope—it’s not a new haircut, and we haven’t renewed our gym membership either. It’s actually an entirely new look. But the change isn’t just aesthetic—we have taken everything that you loved about the old us and made it better. We’re faster, more concise and more efficient in serving…

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IMEX America Proves VR is More Than a Trend

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It’s hard to choose one overarching theme at IMEX America 2016. Destination representatives from all over the world are offering games, prizes, demonstrations and food to intrigue the waves of attendees that pass by their booths as they move from one appointment to the next. But there is one common trend that has continued popping…

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Study: How Age Impacts Wellness Travel Preferences

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Part II of Spafinder Wellness 365’s “State of Wellness Travel Report” reveals Millennials & Gen X care even more about wellness offerings at resorts/hotels and spas than Baby Boomers. Spafinder Wellness 365 released Part II of its eighth-annual State of Wellness Travel Report, based on a survey of travel agents in North America and Europe and…

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New Technologies

The Future for New Technologies Is Now


Meetings and tourism industries are proving grounds for new technologies During the 2016 Professional Convention Management Association Convening Leaders conference last month in Vancouver, British Columbia, Tourism Victoria of Canada introduced its newest staff member, a robot. A leader when it comes to embracing new technology, Tourism Victoria created buzz at the key meetings industry…

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Cruise Line Directory

The following is a list of cruise lines. If you’re planning an event at sea, click on any of the links below to see a complete profile of any cruise line with photos, contact information, exhibit space details and meeting room information. Meeting planners and conference planning professionals sign up for a free account, receive…

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