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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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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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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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Las Vegas, Los Angeles Break Tourism Records

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Bliss Dance by Barry Toranto, Las Vegas The 2016 numbers are starting to roll in, and it’s is looking like last year was huge for tourism records as evidenced by reports from Las Vegas and Los Angeles this week. Las Vegas set an all-time record in 2016 as it welcomed 42.9 million visitors, which surpassed its 2015 total of 42.3 million. Las Vegas Convention and…

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CVB Marketing Genius Makes Headlines

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Seattle Convention and visitor bureaus throughout the world produce cutting-edge marketing campaigns that are winning awards and making statements. The creative genius behind CVB promotional strategies not only fuel buzz that impact tourism and meetings, but help destinations tell their unique stories. Starting Jan. 9, Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau will launch a new global marketing and advertising campaign that…

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8 Health and Wellness Predictions for 2017

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According to the Global Wellness Summit, human health will be addressed from a more holistic perspective in 2017 and beyond. From the reinvention of the sauna to health and wellness in architecture design, more than 500 wellness experts from 46 countries discussed future trends affecting the $3.7 trillion global wellness economy during the international gathering,…

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Power in Numbers: The Mighty SMERFs

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There are many acronyms in the world of meetings, but SMERF is one you should not forget. SMERF stands for social, military, educational, religious and fraternal groups who, while not snagging quite as much attention as corporate events, provide a necessary market for the industry. While SMERF meetings tend to be smaller in size, the…

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