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7 Millennial Tendencies with Big Marketing ImplicationsBusinessTips & Tools

Millennials, like all other age groups, generally display certain tendencies, but older generations often market to them without taking these tendencies into consideration. Here are seven tendencies with major implications for marketing to millennial travelers, based on a recent Google survey. –Sixty-five percent of millennial travelers initiate interactions with a brand or an organization online. –Forty-one percent say…

New Florida Hotel to Feature Culinary TheaterHotels & ResortsNews

A culinary theater featuring world-renowned chefs is among the attractions planned at an upcoming 12-story hotel in Fort Myers, Florida. Chefs will teach culinary techniques to guests as well as the general public at the Autograph Collection hotel, which has not been named. Autograph Collection is one of Marriott’s top lifestyle hotel brands. The 225-room property…

Tasting the World with Anthony BourdainFood & BeverageNewsTravel

TV host and chef Anthony Bourdain has been virtually everywhere Birthplace: New York City Occupation: TV show host, chef, author, businessman Favorite Restaurant: “A little place in Rome that serves fettuccini and polpette. I wish I was there now.” (He didn’t want to reveal the name.) Favorite Hotels: “Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles is probably…

Teamwork, with a Capital TCase StudyEvents

Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Indio (photo by (c) Goldenvoice) Palm Springs’ collaborative efforts boost events and meetings Each January, a desert city with less than 50,000 residents almost bursts with excitement as some of the hottest and most talented stars in the film industry arrive for a magnificent awards gala. This year, the…

Leading Chefs Gather at Cayman CookoutEventsFood & Beverage

In what has become a top annual Caribbean event, several of the world’s leading chefs gathered in the Cayman Islands this month for the Cayman Cookout. Anthony Bourdain (see cover profile in our February issue), Emeril Legasse, Jose Andres and Christina Tosi and were among the chefs who participated in the event, held Jan. 12–15 at…

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IAEE Delivers Big in AnaheimEventsIndustry Events

Annual Expo! Expo! features rousing keynotes and dynamic trade show Inspiring keynotes, a lively trade show, buoyant entertainment and informative education sessions highlighted the International Association of Exhibitions and Events annual gathering in Anaheim last month. The 2016 IAEE Expo! Expo!, which took place Dec. 6–8 at Anaheim Convention Center (ACC), attracted more than 2,300…

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Is it Helpful to Label Employees?BusinessCareerProfessionalTips & Tools

It can be, but it often causes a host of problems In virtually every workplace, certain traits are used to describe employees: Mary is a hard-worker, Jerry is lethargic, Tom is brilliant and Jen is chatty. Such descriptions often become labels that at best help to generally convey employees’ qualities, but at worst put them…