Gary Diedrichs

Gary Diedrichs is senior content editor at Smart Meetings. He has degrees in history from Princeton and New York University. His journalism career has spanned staff positions in radio, newspapers, magazines and websites. Other writing includes a novel set in Sausalito, California, in the 1950s. In his spare time, he publishes an award-winning website devoted to eco-friendly travel.

Experts: Professionally Planned Meetings Are Safe—and Necessary

Even as companies and organizations continue to debate whether to green light the return to in-person business  travel, growing evidence suggests that professionally planned events “can and are being safely held.” That was the key takeaway from a broad coalition spanning the business and travel community at a virtual media conference broadcast today from the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.


WTTC Aims to Aid Travel Recovery with ‘Inclusive & Accessible Guidelines’


Ravish: Fire Up the Grill!

west coast dmos

West Coast DMOs Rollout Alliance


As Canadian Border Reopens, 80% of International Business Events Hail from U.S.

Destinations International

Destinations International Offers Roadmap for DMOs’ Rebound

Destinations International released its 2021 DestinationNEXT Futures Study to help DMOs rebuild their visitor economies while creating “more sustainable destinations and enriching their communities.”