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Smart Meetings Wins Big at 2016 Digital Nichee Awards

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We’ve done it again! Coming off of two wins for Best eNewsletter and Best Trade Publication (for our October 2015 issue) at the Western Publishers Association’s 2016 Maggie Awards in June, Smart Meetings has racked up two more trophies at the 2016 Digital Nichee Awards, which were announced during the Niche Digital Conference 2016, held…

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NCAA Pulls 7 Championships from North Carolina Over HB2

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Victory parade for Villanova Wildcats, 2016 NCAA men’s basketball champions For months, North Carolina’s controversial House Bill 2 (HB2) has been widely criticized by major American corporations, U.S. politicians and organizations. The law eliminates anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people and requires that in government buildings, individuals only use restrooms corresponding to the sex on their…

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Ritz-Carlton Kicks Off Meeting of the Senses

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The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun Enliven all the senses during meetings and events held at Ritz-Carlton properties, which launched “A Meeting of the Senses” program in September. The relaxed and refined environments at 60 participating hotels and resorts around the globe are setting the scene for innovative meetings that awaken the mind, stir creativity and intensify focus….

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What Do Business Travelers Really Want?

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In general, frequent business travelers are a content group with 88 percent satisfied with their business travel experiences and 84 percent that want to travel either the same amount or more frequently than they do now. It’s no secret that happy employees tend to be more productive, which could mean a better bottom line for…

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Survey: Millennials First Look to Book with Airbnb

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Older millennials are looking to Airbnb first when seeking trip accommodations, don’t feel connected to any particular hotel brand and join loyalty programs only to ensure that they receive free Wi-Fi, according to a recent survey. The survey was conducted using a small focus group of a dozen millennials, 27 to 33 years old—all with…

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Wag Brigade Makes Travel Less Stressful

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Fear of flying, long security lines and flight delays are a few of the many stressors found at airports. But travelers passing through San Francisco International Airport (SFO) might get a lick from Prancer, a personable Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, or can watch Chedda Cheese, a 4-year-old Fox Red Labrador, perform tricks. What better way…

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Not Your Grandfather’s Scavenger Hunt

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What better way to break the ice than an impromptu dance party? Better yet, how about an activity that keeps participants active and communicating, and provides them with a property tour? SmartHunts has been delivering corporate team-building events since 2010 and has been running the scavenger hunt game even longer. In fact, the company has…

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5 Great Reasons to Use Event Check-In Apps

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Event check-in apps are disrupting the events industry in a great way, and truly transforming the way industry professionals use technology to manage their events from start to finish. According to the Losberger Group, one in four event professionals are using tablets to manage the registration process, while others are still playing catch up. New…

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