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.

‘Best of the Best’ Hotels Named for 2017

Naming the “best of the best” in the hospitality world is no job for the meek, but international luxury travel network Virtuoso Hotels & Resorts did the deed—again. Palazzo Seneca in Norcia, Italy, was named Hotel of the Year, and 10 other hotels and hoteliers from around the globe were also honored as 2017 Best […]

Dine and Sip on Hawaii Island

Be Awed and Hold On in Maui

Soar and Float in Kauai

Heavenly Hawaii Forever

American Group Travel Awards: We’re Nominated!

Smart Meetings is nominated as Best Travel Media Outlet in the 2017 American Group Travel Awards (AGTA), which recognizes suppliers delivering outstanding services and group travel experiences in North America. Nominations in 22 categories also include hotels, airlines, cruise lines, ground transportation, rental car companies, convention centers, CVBs and more. Categories and nominees were chosen […]