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Two One-of-a-Kind Meeting Experiences in Las Vegas

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Las Vegas offers meeting planners something more than a fabulous city. These days, the Las Vegas meeting experience also comes in the interactive, awe-inspiring variety. We’re going to share two…

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Best Loyalty Programs for the Business Traveler

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If you travel often then enrolling in reward programs is definitely a good idea. Here are the best programs for business travelers. Make sure you’re getting the most bank for your buck, not to mention awesome reward benefits, with the following programs. We’ve highlighted features of the top programs. Hotel: Marriott Rewards Member Rewards points…

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5 Things Planners Can Learn from the Presidential Inauguration

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What could be one of the most controversial presidential inaugurations in U.S history is happening in just a few days. On Jan. 20, president-elect Donald Trump will be sworn into office, and nearly one million Americans are expected to travel to Washington, DC, to either attend the inauguration or protest it. People will be buzzing…

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San Francisco Sets 2016 Tourism Records

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Moscone Center No doubt bolstered by the Super Bowl, which took place in the Bay Area last February, San Francisco achieved 2016 tourism records for the seventh consecutive year, according to San Francisco Travel. San Francisco drew a total of 25.1 million visitors in 2016 for an increase of 2.3 percent over 2015. Visitors to San Francisco city and county accounted for $9.69 billion…

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TSA Confiscates Record Number of Firearms

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2016 was a tumultuous year that included sky-high political tensions, significant racial discord and prominent terrorist attacks around the world. Naturally, many Americans are feeling uncertainty and apprehension about traveling. Some may even feel the need to carry a weapon when they fly. According to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), which operates security checkpoints at…

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Pros and Cons of Virtual Annual Investor Meetings

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Why you should—and shouldn’t—host a virtual investors meeting Last month, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) made a move that could forever change the face of annual investor meetings: it gave the green light to virtual stakeholder meetings. As reported by the Wall Street Journal, Hewlett-Packard (HP) received an investor proposal which called for a…

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Real ID Act to Bring Changes to TSA Checkpoints

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Soon, the routine act of presenting a boarding pass and driver’s license at a TSA checkpoint will not be so straightforward, due to impending deadlines associated with the Real ID Act. The act, passed by Congress in 2005, established minimum security standards for state-issued driver’s licenses and identification cards. Effective Jan. 22, 2018, TSA will…

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Delta Adds 7 Destinations to Seattle Hub

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Pike Place Market in Seattle For the fifth consecutive year, Delta Air Lines is expanding flights from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac) to seven new destinations. Since 2012, Delta has more than tripled flights and destinations at its Seattle hub. Mike Medeiros, Delta’s vice president – Seattle, stated, “As we prepare for another year of significant…

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5 Trends that Could Drive Successful Events in 2017

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A new year brings a fresh start and much to look forward to, an outlook that extends to the meetings and events industry. Here’s what we think will be trending in 2017: Event Intelligence Mobile event apps will take another leap beyond simply allowing groups to go paperless, take surveys and poll attendees. Added functionality…

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5 Major Trends for Luxury Travel in 2017

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Luxury travel network Virtuoso has released its 2017 Best of the Best directory. The elite portfolio is published annually and features the most exclusive hotels and unique travel experiences around the world—amounting to more than 1,150 hotels in 100 countries. This year’s edition is a record-breaking 656 pages long and introduces 75 new properties. The extensive…

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4 Glamorous Hotels in La La Land

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La La Land photo by Dale Robinette Los Angeles’ exceptional cityscape seems to have it all: rich art and culture, Hollywood stars, grand hotels, the magic of Disneyland and a lively night life. La La Land took the Golden Globes by storm on Sunday, winning all 7 of its nominations, including Best Motion Picture (Musical…

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