Archive for the ‘Trends’ Category
April 13, 2015
I must admit that I felt a little trepidation when my editor chose me to represent our magazine at the Westin’s inaugural Wellness Escape event in San Diego. Although I hike regularly and consider myself moderately fit, I began to worry when I discovered that the all-women retreat would be led by fitness guru Holly Perkins. Perkins, who has trained many A-list celebrities and has an abs as flat as an ironing board, would be shepherding us through grueling boot camp sessions designed to build muscle and burn fat. Although the thought of having a stomach like hers was enticing, it was also intimidating. The fact that she was insisting that we all pack a bikini made me start to sweat.
April 07, 2015
There’s nothing like dry, recycled air and cramped, close quarters to feel tired and grubby after a long flight. It has become the norm for airlines to shortchange passengers on snacks and space, but that shouldn’t stop you from bringing a few amenities of your own on board.
March 23, 2015
Benchmark Resorts & Hotels, a division of hospitality management company Benchmark Hospitality International, has released its list of the Top Ten Meeting Trends for 2015.
January 30, 2015
CareerCast.com has compiled a list of what it believes are the 10 most (and least) stressful jobs. They came up with their rankings after examining 11 different job demands, including travel, deadlines, working in the public eye, physical demands and hazards, among other factors.
January 20, 2015
The Airbus A300-600ST, also known as Beluga, is due for modifications that will give the aircraft extra space for transporting cargo. Resembling the white Artic whale, the jet has been in service since 1994 and currently has five planes that make more than 60 flights each week.
January 15, 2015
Getting digital feedback from event attendees provides a great way to evaluate success by seeing what people are sharing and talking about online. There are plenty of digital media services that let attendees share photos and important notes from an event. These 6 digital tools will keep attendees engaged even after events have concluded.
January 14, 2015
Huffington Post and Yelp teamed up to bring an extensive list of the most common cuisines in each state. Using information from public records and data from restaurant listings, Yelp “calculated the percentage of total restaurants each cuisine represented in a given state.” Although you might think American staples such as hot dogs and hamburgers make the top of the list, you are in for surprise because each state has its own sense of flavor. View the report and see what’s popular in your region.
January 14, 2015
After a big year for the Denver hotel scene, with the openings of the Renaissance Downtown Denver and the Crawford Hotel, The Ritz-Carlton Denver announced that it would update its 202-room property. The hotel plans to remain open during the soft renovation; updates include a fresh color palette, new corridors and tech-savvy innovations for business travelers.
January 14, 2015
If you are an event manager planning a hybrid event, there’s dual responsibility to your in-person and virtual online audiences that must be met with proper execution and planning. The way you communicate with both audiences must be seamless and carefully thought out in order to effectively engage your attendees. From rehearsals to social media engagement, these tips and practices can help you prepare for a successful event.
January 09, 2015
Millions of people around the world will be tuning in to the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night to enjoy the glitz and glam of the film industry, but people who actually attend the event at The Beverly Hilton receive an added bonus—superb F&B.