Tragic boating incidents in which tourists and crew members were killed and injured on Hawaii Island and in Branson Missouri made headlines this week. There are risks involved in every type of transportation and activity, but what do planners need to do to minimize risk and avoid being liable?
In the hospitality industry, members of the glitterati have been plastered as the faces of hotel chains, travel websites, CVBs and airlines. With the introduction and growth of social media, a whole new crop of influential celebrities has emerged, and they are simply known as “influencers.”
Las Vegas is well known for its nightlife, but the showstopper of the day was the groundbreaking of Caesars Forum on the Monday morning. Caesars Entertainment bigwigs got busy digging at the ceremony, including…
Smart Meetings is in Las Vegas for the much-anticipated groundbreaking of Caesars Forum, which will open in 2020. The new $375 million conference center will add 300,000 sq. ft. of meeting space to The Strip, including the two largest pillarless ballrooms of all time. Content editor Paige Feigenbaum is in Sin City for the ceremonial first dig. While there, she’s also experiencing top cuisine from Gordon Ramsay and a magic show by Mat Franco, winner of NBC’s America’s Got Talent.
Event software giant Etouches, which has been utilized by more than 25,000 meeting professionals since its inception 10 years ago, has changed its name to Aventri, the company announced Thursday.
Smart Meetings has an exclusive first look at the meeting space inside the new $960 million MGM Springfield in Massachusetts. Here’s a sneak peek at what can planners expect from the 34,000 sq. ft. of function space that will be available when the property opens on Aug. 24.
The line to board a flight starts at your local Department of Motor Vehicles (or wherever you get a driver’s license in your state). Take a number and bring your patience, because it could take a while. Many Americans are encountering longer-than-ever queues to get a new Real ID driver’s license.
Under the boardwalk, we’ll be having some fun…so goes the 1964 hit by The Drifters. But just in time for last week’s Fourth of July holiday, revelers standing tall not under but on the Atlantic City Boardwalk were having the kind of fun two new hotels can bring.
There is a psychological component to meeting planning. To imprint brand awareness, recognition and memory onto attendees’ minds, planners must tap into their psyches. Here are five techy ways to subliminally stamp your event, company, organization or association’s logo on the brains of guests.