Toe Pick! 12 Top Hotel Ice Rink Picks

Glide into winter on a glistening sheet of ice. Hotels around the world have constructed rinks for the holiday season and private events.

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13 Great Spots to Watch Christmas Trees Light Up

These tree lightings have already been scheduled, so planners have a rare chance to sit back and enjoy the Christmas magic.

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2018 Industry Forecast: Strategies & Tips for the Year Ahead

af&co. (formerly Andrew Freeman & Co.), one of the country’s leading boutique restaurant and hospitality consulting firms, is thrilled to debut this year’s trends report. Change is the New Black: Responding to Perpetual Change with Creativity, Optimism and Innovation is a preview of the hottest trends and predictions that will shape the hospitality industry in 2018. This comprehensive annual…

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Monaco: 2018 Is ‘Year of Monte Carlo’

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10 Top Places to Host Your Next Event

Lonely Planet’s Top 10 Must-See Cities for 2018 helps to pinpoint great places  for your next event.

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Smart Meetings Announces 2017 American Global Travel Award Nomination

Sausalito, Calif., Nov. 02, 2017 – Smart Meetings, the leading media company and most trusted resource for meeting professionals, is proud to announce that it has been nominated for a 2017 American Group Travel Award (AGTA) in the category of Best Travel Media Outlet. Each year, HotelPlanner.com, the leading provider of online group hotel bookings…

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2017 Supplier of the Year

Magnificent events require a coordinated effort by all players and these hospitality stars delivered Events are a contact sport and sometimes the key players are the people you don’t see on the conference floor—the visionaries, the leaders, the doers and the rising stars. In some instances, they created the infrastructure that supports our meetings. Some…

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November 2017

In Smart Meetings’ November issue, don’t miss our exciting collection of winners for Supplier of the Year—thanks to your nominations, these suppliers are celebrated. This issue also explores the beautiful Western Canada and Central Mexico regions, Napa Valley after the wildfires, learning the magic of “yes,” Memphis and Nashville making a musical splash, and more….

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8 Top Travel Predictions for 2018

Travelers in 2018 will rely more on artificial intelligence and digital technology before booking a trip, and will increasingly emphasize health and wellness during their stay, according to a study by Booking.com. The study, which was based on customer insights from more than 1 million guest reviews as well as research from some 19,000 travelers…

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2017 Supplier of the Year: Doers

Back to the 2017 Supplier of the Year Awards

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