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Tougher Penalties for Airlines ExpectedAirlinesHow ToNews

On Tuesday, May 27, the U.S. Department of Transportation stated that it will increase penalties for airlines that mishandle passengers’ baggage and overbook flights. Tim Devaney of The Hill reports that airlines that lose or damage baggage could owe the passenger up to $3,500. The new fine, scheduled to take effect in 90 days, is…

Technology and Venues

5 Technology-Savvy VenuesConvention CentersTechnologyVenues

These days, the stakes are higher for venues that embrace innovation, technology and sustainability. New generations want power sockets, fast Internet and much more. The Event Manager Blog has identified technology-savvy venues that offer more than standard chairs and mediocre Wi-Fi. These five spaces embrace cutting-edge technology and go above and beyond. –The hallmark of…

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6 Advanced Mobile Apps for WorkAppsTechnology

Say goodbye to cumbersome expense reports and inefficient in-boxes. With these six advanced mobile apps, never waste another minute searching for lost documents or organizing projects. Today’s intuitive technologies will keep you one step ahead of the crowd and closer to the future of work. 1. Trello is a simple, yet powerful tool to virtually…

Account-Based Marketing for Events

Account-Based Marketing for Event SuccessMeeting PlanningPlanner

As marketing and sales strategies merge within event planning, it’s no surprise planners are finding success with account-based marketing. Michelle Schofield, director of marketing and partner alliances for Certain, Inc., reveals her approach toward a more targeted method of communication. She says more marketers are moving away from blasting emails to batches of accounts and looking…

How to Get Premium Perks from Luxury HotelsHotels & ResortsNews

From fancy chocolates to designer handbags, upscale hotels offer premium perks for a select number of guests. According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, there are a number of ways to increase your chances of receiving a personalized treat at luxury hotels. The most likely approach is to make frequent stays and spend…

Top Hotels Reduce Water ConsumptionHotels & ResortsNews

  In recent months, the California drought has become the most pressing statewide issue. However, water scarcity has long been a global crisis. Now, thanks to the International Tourism Partnership, hotels are stepping up to reduce water consumption across the hospitality industry. The Hotel Water Measurement Initiative is standardizing the way the hotel industry measures…

Six Ways to Stay Calm During Public SpeakingHow ToTips & Tools

Whether you’re an old pro or new to the stage, public speaking is no easy feat. Keynote speakers must regularly deliver cutting-edge content while entertaining the masses. But without preparation, even the best presenters can falter. In advance of your next speaking engagement, Linda Marshall, author of Smart Talk: The Public Speaker’s Guide to Success…

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LAX Airport Unveils Swanky LoungesAirlinesNews

International airlines are investing some of their record profits into posh, new lounges at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The Los Angeles Times reports that the lounge upgrades are part of more than $2 billion in renovations underway since 2012 at LAX Airport. The improved facilities are almost exclusively reserved for elite passengers who buy…