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Everything Planners Need to Know About Jerusalem Today

“I have determined that it is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel,” President Donald Trump said in a statement from the White House Diplomatic Reception room today, Dec. 6. .@POTUS: “It is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.” pic.twitter.com/bTdLD4LpbX — Fox News (@FoxNews) December 6, 2017 With…

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Everything You Wanted to Know about Onsite Registration

Airports. The Post Office. The DMV.  There’s a lot of reasons to hate visiting these places, and long lines might be the worst reason of all. Long lines = stress, and that’s not the first emotion we want our attendees to feel when they arrive at our conferences, meetings and trade shows. As an event…

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What to Ask Your Caterer or Hotel About Sustainable Dining

Sustainable. Farm to table. Local. Buzzwords, or baloney? There’s no doubt groups today increasingly want to know where their food comes from—how it was raised, and where it was raised. And the trend toward fostering wellness as well as productivity in meetings continues. So, experts say it is increasingly incumbent upon planners to parse the…

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What You Need to Know About New Airline Security Measures

All arriving flights into the United States after October 26 could be subject to new security screening measures, according to U.S. Transportation Security Administration officials. This includes American citizens. The new measures are expected to impact 2,100 commercial flights arriving daily in the United States, and inconveniencing more than 300,000 passengers daily who will be…

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In Tucson, It’s About the Power of Connection

You can certainly pick one of the ordinary places to have your meeting. A city we’ve all visited, another overly-familiar hotel; that’s one way to do things. Or you can get off the beaten path and make a choice to get a little out there: Tucson. Tucson has incredible resorts with meeting space galore, but…

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What Google and WWE can Teach Event Planners About Effective CSR

In 2015, Google launched its Building a Better Bay Area campaign by investing more than $5 million into non-profit organizations in the area, with a unique twist. Rather than allocating the money themselves, the company installed large, interactive posters in public places, allowing the general public to decide where to send the money. This allowed people…

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Everything Planners Need to Know About Mental Health Days

Too many people are falling into unhealthy cycles. We wake up, go to work, idly stare at screens and then idly stare at different screens when we get home—all without much thought. In a highly competitive world, too often we’re encouraged to keep our eye on the prize, no matter what. The U.S. Department of…

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What You Should Know About Bengaluru and Chennai

Photo of Bangalore Palace, Bengaluru  Bengaluru Good to Know: Located in southern India, Bengaluru is the capital of Karnataka. Formerly known as Bangalore, it’s called the Garden City because of a relatively temperate climate (generally 59 to 97 degrees) and high altitude (3,000 feet above sea level). Business: The city of more than 8.5 million…

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5 Things You Didn’t Know about Houston

Monument Au Fantome in Discovery Green Amid all the hype about the Super Bowl, you probably heard that Houston has had a makeover. New hotels, renovations and restaurants have transformed this bustling metropolitan city into a must-visit destination. So much has changed in the last few years to transform Houston into a nearly brand new…

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10 Fun Facts About Incentive Travel

The meetings and events industry isn’t all business. Rewards are part of the trade, too. In celebration of Global Meetings Industry Day on April 6, Incentive Research Foundation (IRF) compiled 10 incentive travel facts to help planners orchestrate their next incentive excursion. Considering employees prefer travel and experiences to cash when selecting a large-scale award,…

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