Nora Kistler


Evacuation Tips in Case of Fire DisasterHow ToTips & Tools

Fires raging in Southern California have already destroyed 1,000 structures. Tens of thousands of event attendees have been impacted as groups deal with air quality warnings and, in some cases, evacuation orders. We spoke with Julie Mauer, vice president of marketing for Silverado Resort and Spa, which evacuated during the Wine Country fires in October…

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MPI, SDSU to Debut First-ever Master’s Program for Event PlanningNews

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and the San Diego State University (SDSU) L. Robert Payne School of Hospitality and Tourism Management have announced that they will create the first graduate-level meeting and event program in the United States for mid- and senior-level professionals. They also intend to develop a related academic certificate program for nontraditional students….


8 Essential Audiobooks for Your Next TripAppsTechnology

Long journeys are inevitable when you are an event professional. That travel time doesn’t have to go to waste though! Here we unpack the audiobooks you need for your next trip. Whether you want to learn about a new cuisine, escape into a hotel-based novel or gain some business knowledge, these must-listens have you covered….


The World’s 13 Best BeachesHotels & DestinationsInternational

Whether you’re planning your next incentive meeting or just looking for inspiration for your next vacation, we’ve rounded up these can’t-miss beaches, perfect for lounging and learning. Located from Norway to the Bahamas, each of the beaches is unique and stimulating. Read on, imagining yourself with a pina colada in hand and your toes in…

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Check Out this Baker’s Dozen of New #ThePreferredLife OptionsHotels & ResortsNews

Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest independent hotel brand, has announced 13 new properties scheduled to launch in 2018. These properties span the globe, from Houston and Shanghai, to Vienna and Charleston and will join more than 650 properties in 85 countries under the Preferred quality standards and rewards program umbrella. Each location offers…