Meena Ramakrishnan

Xperience Design Project

ASAE Offers Sneak Peek at Xperience Design ProjectEventsIndustry Events

This month, ASAE hosted a successful pilot for their newest event, Xperience Design Project (XDP) on Dec. 16. The exclusive, one-day sneak peek of XDP was held at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Oxon Hill, Maryland. More than 80 association meeting, marketing, programming, and technology professionals, including industry partners, were brought together to test and…

J.D. Power Destination Experience Satisfaction Study

Las Vegas, Austin and Orlando Earn Top Marks in J.D. Power Destination StudyCVBsDestinations

Tom Noonan, president and CEO of Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau, accepted the J.D. Power and Associates 2016 Destination Experience Satisfaction Award. When visitors enjoy their travel experience in a particular city, they spend considerably more during their stay than the average traveler, according to the J.D. Power 2016 Destination Experience Satisfaction Study released this week….

Banyan Tree and AccorHotels

Banyan Tree and AccorHotels Form Strategic PartnershipHotels & ResortsNews

Banyan Tree Holdings has entered into a heads of agreement with AccorHotels, which will develop and manage 43 Banyan Tree branded resorts and hotels located in 28 countries. Under a long-term partnership, AccorHotels will invest $16.7 million in Banyan Tree, giving it a 5 percent stake in the Singapore-based hotel group, with the option to…


Wyndham Hotel Group Acquires Argentina’s Fen HotelsHotels & ResortsNews

In December, Wyndham Hotel Group announced its acquisition of Fen Hotels, based in Argentina with 22 properties across the Americas, including Argentina, Peru, Costa Rica, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia and the United States. Fen Hotels joins Wyndham’s portfolio of nearly 8,000 hotels across the globe. With the addition of Fen Hotels’ Esplendor Boutique Hotels and Dazzler…

Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority

Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority Honored by World Travel AwardsCVBsDestinationsNews

The Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority (MBVCA) has been named the world’s leading tourist board by the prestigious World Travel Awards. Competing against other top destinations, Miami Beach was chosen by more than 1 million industry voters over Auckland Tourism, Cancun Convention & Visitors Bureau, Cape Town Tourism, Rio Convention & Visitors Bureau, Shanghai Municipal Tourism Administrative Commission…

Home on the Range in Branson, MissouriCVBsDestinations

Getting a sense of Branson, Missouri, requires only three things: a five-string banjo, a bottle of moonshine and an unyielding sense of adventure to explore the great outdoors. At the crossroads of the South and Midwest, Branson sits deep in the Ozark Mountains along the banks of Lake Taneycomo. Locals enjoy a range of outdoor…

’Tis the Season to Be ClinkingFood & BeverageMeeting Planning

The annual holiday gathering is a chance to get to know colleagues better and celebrate the end of a successful year. Instead of serving humdrum wine and beer, ring in the holidays with a festive selection of seasonal cocktails. From gingerbread molasses to creamy eggnog, hotels and restaurants are spreading holiday cheer with a few…