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Mexico Meetings Take on a Whole New Meaning

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Luxury all-inclusive meetings surrounded by Mexico’s beauty Located in Mexico’s finest beach destinations, Velas Resorts envelop guests in an ambiance of designer luxury and style, elevating meetings and conventions to…

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Anaheim and Vancouver: Cross-Promotional Cheerleaders

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As architects of meetings and conventions designed to foster creative collaboration, planners undoubtedly will appreciate the cross-promotional partnership between Tourism Vancouver and Visit Anaheim. The pairing originated at Destination Marketing Association International’s annual convention, where teams from the two destination-marketing organizations realized that both cities could benefit from a campaign focused on teamwork rather than…

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What Planners Should Know About Trump’s Bathroom Ban

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Not 24 hours after Trump’s “Bathroom Ban”—a rollback of protections for transgender students that allowed them to use the bathroom of their gender identity—the fallout has been swift, especially for those in education and the travel industry. Protesters gathered outside the White House on Wednesday night to rebuke the president’s move, which critics condemn as discriminatory. Many…

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U.S. Travel to Cuba Booms, but for How Long?

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Americans are keen on traveling  to Cuba, despite uncertain U.S.-Cuba relations. That’s according to a new  travel trends survey from Travel Leaders Group that expects Cuban travel to increase in 2017. “The momentum of public opinion among the American traveling public for unfettered access to Cuba continues,” said Ninan Chacko, CEO of Travel Leaders Group,…

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2017 Oscars Guide for Meeting Planners

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La La Land photo by Lionsgate The 89th Academy Awards air this Sunday from Hollywood. Some people care about the music, while others care about the costumes. As meeting planners, we want to know more about the interesting locations we’re seeing. The filming locations of this year’s best picture nominees were certainly notable. We take…

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How Cheap Can Basic Economy Flights Get?

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Just how low will the most basic, and most restrictive, economy flights get? The answer depends on just how much you’re willing to give up to fly on the cheap. Just this week, American Airlines announced plans to offer so-called basic economy fare on select routes from airports in Dallas, Miami, Philadelphia and Charlotte, N.C. United made…

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Augmented Reality Tops Biggest Global Travel Tech Trends

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The most important, emerging destinations for the travel market may not be the far-flung exotic corners of the world. According to Technavio’s global travel technologies market report 2017-2021, the three trends expected to make the biggest impact are:  augmented reality, Internet of Things (IoT), and big data technology and business intelligence solutions. If you’re in the meetings industry…

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Top Meeting Trends and Cities for 2017

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If you’re a meeting planner and you happened to book your next gathering in a small village in France, you’re in sync with the top meeting trends for 2017, according to Pacific World’s 2017 Annual Destination Index. Pacific World, a global destination and event management company, publishes the index annually to provide insight to clients and…

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Disney Expands Coronado Springs Resort in Florida

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Disney World Resort is adding guest rooms, meeting space and eating options to its Coronado Springs Resort in Florida. Construction is underway on a 15-story hotel tower overlooking Lago Dorado, the Orlando resort’s centerpiece lake. The tower will add 500 guest rooms and suites to the property. A rooftop restaurant and lounge will feature panoramic views…

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Meetings Industry Veteran Pens New Book

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Editor’s note: We’re trying something new! We handpicked a few of our stories from the March issue and decided to give you a sneak peek. You can expect the entire issue online on March 1. Enjoy! Even by multihyphenate standards, Michael J. Lyons is an overachiever. As the 40-plus-year meetings industry veteran and Smart Meetings…

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Meetings Mean Business Coalition Crosses Into Canada

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The Meetings Mean Business Coalition (MMB) crossed over into Canadian territory today with a new licensing agreement with Business Events Industry Coalition of Canada (BEICC). MMB’s newly created licensing agreement allows meetings industry organizations in other countries to use the coalition’s branding and messaging as an advocacy tool. BEICC is the coalition’s first international licensing partner and plans to change its name to Meetings Mean…

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