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Sponsored
Jul06

How will your next meeting INSPIRE?

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There’s a place where innovation meets inspiration. And business meetings are elevated to unforgettable gatherings. Some of the world’s most influential minds come to live, work and create in Pasadena.…

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UNESCO World Heritage SIte
Jul06
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Alamo is UNESCO World Heritage Site

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San Antonio, Texas, got some exciting news on Sunday when the Alamo and four other Spanish Colonial missions were awarded the distinction of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Not only are the missions the only World Heritage Sites in Texas, but the honor marks just the 23rd sites in the United States to receive such notoriety. […]

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same-sex marriage
Jun26
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Same-Sex Marriage Equals Big Boost in Tourism

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On the heels of the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriage, CVBs around the nation are forecasting big implications for the tourism industry. The change in marriage laws is likely to provide an economic boost for domestic and international travel. Reuters reports that in 2014, LGBT tourism topped $200 billion for the […]

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Jun11
0

Big News for Abu Dhabi Tourism

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The international tourism and meetings campaign being waged by Abu Dhabi has received two major shots in the arm this week. The capital of United Arab Emirates got some major love from TripAdvisor, which ranked Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi city as the world’s No. 4 top attraction. Then today in Lorient, France, […]

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IPW Orlando
Jun05
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IPW in Orlando is Huge Success

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The 47th annual U.S. Travel Association’s IPW conference held in Orlando May 30-June 3 was a huge success, drawing 6,500 attendees from 73 countries. The premier international marketplace, which took over the spacious Orange County Convention Center, included nearly 100,000 business appointments that will generate an estimated $4.7 billion in direct bookings to U.S. destinations […]

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New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau
Jun01
0

Best Convention Center: New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau

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What’s New? New Orleans is an authentic destination—a unique blend of Caribbean, French, African and Spanish influences that gave life to its music, food and culture. With world-class meeting facilities and a dedicated community of tourism and meetings professionals, this city is ready to welcome your big business with small town charm and warm hospitality. […]

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diversity
Jun01
0

Diversity: A Work In Progress

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The meetings industry is making efforts to promote diversity, but still faces many challenges. The world’s becoming an increasingly smaller place, with the Internet linking people virtually everywhere and flights connecting not only major cities, but also less populated—and even remote—areas. This has had a major impact on the meetings industry, which now has many […]

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Smart Stars 2015
May21
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Reach for the Stars! The 2015 Smart Star Awards

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We are thrilled to present the winners of this year’s Smart Stars Awards, which celebrate the premier meetings hotels, resorts, cruise lines, event venues, and convention and conference centers in North America. This is the third year of the Smart Stars contest. Nominated and voted on by you—our Smart Meetings readers—the awards have become an […]

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convention center expansion
May21
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San Francisco Convention Center Expansion Underway

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Moscone Center, conveniently located in the heart of downtown San Francisco, is undergoing a $500 million expansion that will create more than 500,000 sq. ft. of contiguous space for exhibitions and meetings. Expected to be complete in 2018, the North and South buildings will combine to offer a new 50,000-square-foot, column-free ballroom, 108,000 sq. ft. […]

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