Best Family Friendly Hotel/Resort: The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa

Fresh off of a $30 million complete renovation, The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa leads the renaissance of Hilton Head Island. Situated along 12 miles of pristine Atlantic Ocean beach, this iconic resort offers 416 guest rooms and suites, 37,000 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor event space, and six dining venues. Our Conference…

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Family Friendly Meetings

Back in the 1980s, when two-income families surged onto the economic landscape and became the rule rather than the exception, they were faced with a relatively new struggle: both parents in one household trying to balance work and childrearing. One solution to ease the conflict for parents was to tack family time onto business trips…

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Family Friendly

Starbucks district manager Karen Mahoney brewed up a pretty cool idea when she organized a store managers camping trip with their families at El Capitan Canyon in Santa Barbara, Calif. While some balked at the thought of getting their caramel macchiatos cold, they shared so many laughs that the campout has become an annual tradition….

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8 Low-Cost Tips for Making Conferences More Family-Friendly

Attending one, two or three conferences a year can make a huge difference in an academic career. But while away, working professionals are paying a price—and not just with money. For someone with a family, conferences may mean a week of a spouse taking care of the kids and the dog, or a big expense for a nanny.

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6 PAWsome Pet-Friendly Hotels Your Attendees Will Love

Whether for comfort or company, four-legged friends are a constant companion for many attendees. Here are six pet-friendly properties sure to appeal to those who endeavor to have their dogs by their side whenever possible.

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Keeping the Friendly Skies Friendly

In late November, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) began exploring the idea of allowing airline passengers to use their cellphones during flights. While many initially cheered at the prospect of increased connectivity, they soon realized that being stuck in a confined space for hours listening to strangers’ trivial conversations and annoying ringtones might be a…

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Eco-Friendly Features Are Gaining Ground In Meetings Industry

…and trade-show providers for eco-friendly practices within the meetings and conventions industry. Meeting planners are increasingly going green, and it has nothing to do with St. Patrick’s Day. An increased awareness of the need to protect the earth’s environment has turned into a groundswell of support from planners, hotels, convention centers and trade-show providers for eco-friendly practices within the…

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Are You Vetting Your Speakers for Inappropriate Actions?

One of the oldest tricks in the event professional’s bag is booking a big-name speaker to get people in the seats. A little star power can be a powerful motivator for selling tickets or convincing people to stay until the last day of a conference. But they can bring baggage to the stage as well—in…

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AMResorts Celebrates 15th Anniversary

Sunscape Dominican Beach, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic Expanded portfolio and new features highlight 15th anniversary AMResorts is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year while opening 11 properties and enhancing its focus on the ever-changing needs of groups. The company is continuing the momentum it gained in 2015, when it generated an unprecedented 17 new resort…

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Buzz and Business on the IMEX America Trade Show Floor

Exhibitors get the party started with pizzazz… and an occasional cocktail Even for the most seasoned meeting planners and journalists, the trade show floor at IMEX America is something to behold. Set in the very welcoming Sands Expo Center exhibition hall in Las Vegas, the floor is eye candy for business travelers. From airlines showing…

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