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Baltimore Bustling With Redevelopment, Luring Business TravelersCVBsDestinations

Baltimore has reinvented itself several times over the past few decades. Each time, it has gained attention as an important destination for business travelers. “Baltimore’s skyline is currently dotted by construction cranes that are assembling new developments to completely transform its horizon,” says Julia Watkins, public relations manager for Visit Baltimore, the city’s CVB. One…

Airline Amenities

5 Reasons Flying Could Be Fun AgainNewsTravel

It’s been an unsettling year, to say the least, for air travelers. In March, U.S. Homeland Security banned laptops in passenger cabins on flights originating from eight countries. As of this week, six of these had stepped up security measures and had their ban lifted. In April, security guards dragged a hapless Kentucky doctor off…

Show Off Your City in the 2017 CVB Selfie ContestCVBsDestinations

We want you out of the office and celebrating your city—for our fourth annual selfie contest, which is officially underway! This year, we want you to show us a hidden gem in your city—something that will surprise tourists and even some of your fellow residents. It could be an activity nobody would expect people to…

Everything Planners Need to Know About Mental Health DaysTips & ToolsWellness

Too many people are falling into unhealthy cycles. We wake up, go to work, idly stare at screens and then idly stare at different screens when we get home—all without much thought. In a highly competitive world, too often we’re encouraged to keep our eye on the prize, no matter what. The U.S. Department of…

The Empire Hotel

Birmingham and Mobile Meeting VenuesDestinationsVenues

Birmingham Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex First-class facility; 220,000-square-foot exhibition hall, 100,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, including two ballrooms, arena, concert hall, theater and Medical Forum conference building; in Uptown Entertainment District, adjacent to Sheraton Birmingham Hotel and The Westin Birmingham. Grand Bohemian Hotel Mountain Brook Opened October 2015; adjacent to Birmingham Botanical Gardens; 100 guest…

Mobile Botanical Gardens

Mobile’s Scenery Offers Options for Event DesignDestinations

Mobile Botanical Gardens In Mobile, Alabama, Bellingrath Gardens and Home, which celebrated its 85th anniversary in April, is a 65-acre estate garden in Theodore that provides stunning, colorful floral blooms that attendees can visit every day of the year except Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. Just as the camellias complete their cycle of blooms,…

Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Enjoy Birmingham’s Green Meeting SpacesConvention CentersDestinationsGreen Meetings

Arch at Birmingham Botanical Gardens Home to the Gardens of Collections, Gardens of Nature and Gardens of Culture, Birmingham Botanical Gardens is Alabama’s largest organic museum, with miles of tranquil paths and more than 30 creative outdoor sculptures. The gardens were voted the third-best free attraction in America by USA Today in 2016. Birmingham Botanical…

Harrah’s in Atlantic City Completes Over $30 Million in UpgradesHotels & ResortsNews

Milkshakes from A.C. Burger Co. During the last three years, Caesars Entertainment Corporation has gone all in, with $200 million in renovations at Caesars, Bally’s and Harrah’s in Atlantic City in multiple phases. The latest upgrades to be completed at Harrah’s cost more than $30 million, the brand announced on July 7. The real jackpot…

Top 15 Hotel Brands Win Popular VoteHotels & ResortsNewsTravel

Auberge du Soleil, Napa Valley, California The people have spoken. The results of Travel & Leisure’s annual World’s Best Awards survey were released on July 11. The publication asked readers to vote on travel experiences in a wide range of categories, including brands, cities, cruises and airlines. Several of the top 15 hotel brands also…