Category Archives: Technology

finding perfect meeting match

5 Best Apps for Finding Your Perfect Meeting Match

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We all know the importance of location—being in the right place at the right time with the right people. But did you know there are apps that facilitate finding those places and coordinating with those people? Here are five ways to make getting from here to there just a little easier. Meetways This mapping platform…

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Instagram Stories Celebrate One Year

Instagram Stories Celebrate One Year

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Instagram Stories may only be celebrating its first year in existence, but the effect it has on the app—especially for businesses and brands—is significant. Stories is a feature of Instagram that allows users to create a photo, or a series of photos, that only lasts for 24 hours, after which it will be lost to…

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10 Apps to Become More Mindful and Stress-Free

10 Apps to Become More Mindful and Stress-Free

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Forcing yourself to relax in an industry that’s always busy and fast-moving like event and meeting planning? No way—except you absolutely can with five minutes, meditation apps and your smartphone. Some apps even have specialty modes that deal with airports and travel stress that are perfect for business travelers. These meditation apps are like a…

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trends impacting the hospitality industry

Top 10 Trends Impacting the Hospitality Industry

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Editor’s note: We wrote the following story in July 2015 and it has been one of your favorites ever since so we thought we would go back and let you know what has changed. The updates are highlighted below, and a few of the findings ended up surprising even us. The Hotel Show, which stages…

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Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence: From Extant to Events

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How AI came to life at meetings Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the hospitality and meeting realm is very 2017, but the early seeds were planted decades ago. The imparting of human reasoning to inanimate objects can be traced back to Disney’s 1940s classic, Pinocchio, in which a wooden marionette puppet came to life and became…

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Just How Important is In-Flight Wi-Fi?

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“Always on” is no longer a luxury. A new study shows that for most people, being connected is a requirement, even when flying 30,000 feet above the ground. And for parents towing a child, it is a life-saver. Inmarsat’s annual Inflight Connectivity Survey, released July 26, found that 60 percent of global passengers view in-flight…

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popular travel emojis

5 Most Popular Travel Emojis

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Whether hitting the road for meetings or pleasure, many travelers share their adventures and whereabouts on social media and through text messages within 24 hours of arriving. As the saying goes, “A picture is worth a thousand words,” and more and more jet-setters are using emojis to describe their trips. To commemorate World Emoji Day…

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Delta Air Lines Tests Fingerprint Boarding Pass

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Paper boarding passes are practically a thing of the past and soon, smart devices may no longer be necessary—just your fingertip. Delta Air Lines is testing a new technology that allows passengers to board more quickly by using fingerprint identification. The technology was introduced to Delta Sky Club at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)…

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United Innovates a Win-Win for Over-Sold Flights

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Problem: Air traveler anger and airline embarrassment over mishandled bumps on overbooked flights. Solution: Technology that manages buyouts on flights nearing sell-out up to five days in advance. United Airlines, which has taken a public-relations beating this year over several incidents, including overbooking, is testing a Flex Schedule Program invented by Volantio, an Atlanta-based tech…

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Holograms Put Keynote Speakers in Two Places at Once

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Flying cars aren’t on the consumer market just yet, but the futuristic age of The Jetsons has partially arrived. Remember the videophone on the cartoon? New tools can turn this technology, which once seemed out of this world, into reality. Have you ever wished you could clone or duplicate your keynote speaker? Or, would you…

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