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Pete Sears: Destined for GreatnessHotels & ResortsNewsTravel

It started with a fluke, but Pete Sears and Hyatt have been purposeful ever since Hometown: Carmel, Indiana Occupation: Group president of the Americas for Hyatt Hotels Corporation Family: Wife, Leigh; sons Charlie, 8, and Dylan, 6 Education: Bachelor of Science, Purdue University It’s funny how things come to fruition. If a certain hotel employee…

6 Treats to Pamper Attendees and VIPsMeeting PlanningStyle

Your resource for trendy treasures and gift ideas Treat attendees and VIPs to unique, thoughtful gifts they will definitely want to take home. Smart Meetings has selected an assortment of items that can make work and travel more enjoyable, and contribute to good health and well-being. Bonus: Everyone will remember your event! Breaking the Shell…

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EventMobi The third annual Event Technology Awards was held Nov. 9 at pop-up venue Supernova in Embankment Gardens in London. The awards recognized event technology companies pushing the boundaries of innovation around the world, and ran in congruence with partner Event Tech Live, a trade show that brings event professionals from around the world together…

3 Unique Travel Apps Inspired & Designed by CelebsAppsTechnologyTravel

Once you’ve really made it big, you expand your brand, typically by opening a restaurant or launching a clothing line or self-titled fragrance. Add travel apps to that list. It may seem like an odd business to go into, but the trend appears to be picking up steam. G. Spotting Actress Gwyneth Paltrow’s company Goop…

Most Instagrammed Luxury Hotels of 2016Hotels & ResortsNewsSocial Media

Instagram recently shared its list of most Instagrammed luxury hotels with Bloomberg. While there was no criteria for making the list other than the volume of tagged posts, every property on the list holds five-star accreditation. 1. The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas — The old adage “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas” went out…

8 Meeting & Event Trends that Could Explode in 2017Meeting PlanningTrends

These meeting trends have already made an appearance in 2016, but some experts suggest they’ll really blossom in the coming year. Ofer Yatziv from Better Venues, a U.K.-based event venue company, shares his thoughts on the latest trends for those in the meeting and events industry. 1. The 5-minute meeting Are your clients sick of…

Report Shows Convention Centers More Eco-Conscious than EverConvention CentersGreen MeetingsMeeting PlanningVenues

This year, 44 venues from the United States, Canada, Germany, France, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Singapore, Australia, Thailand, China and India participated in the 142-question Green Venue Report survey, providing the most comprehensive collection of results yet on topics ranging from food waste to energy efficiency and sustainability.  All of the participating venues hold a sustainability…