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3 Smart Suitcases Revolutionize TravelGadgetsTechnologyTravel

From weighing too much to getting lost in transit, standard bulky luggage has plagued travelers with a seemingly endless set of inconveniences. Fortunately, there is a silver lining. Innovators have come up with lightweight, durable designs equipped with built-in tracking technology and collapsible materials for maximum efficiency. With these three suitcases, you’re guaranteed to have…

6 Ways to Make Disagreements ConstructiveCareerProfessionalTips & Tools

  Disagreements are a natural, healthy part of business life, and can help to forge stronger relationships and solutions. But if not handled correctly, they can be divisive and damaging. HubSpot’s Carly Stec provides the following suggestions to make sure your disagreements are constructive rather than destructive. Be mindful of your tone: Some studies suggest…

A/V Cost-Saving TipsGadgetsTechnology

ClickShare CSE-200 by BARCO How to maximize impact and minimize fees Raise your hand if you have stuffed a small projector into a carry-on bag to avoid the steep audiovisual rental fees for a meeting facility. This might sound like an urban myth, but most planners either know someone who’s done it or have done…

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Paradise Point Honored With Recycling AwardGreen MeetingsHotels & ResortsMeeting PlanningVenues

Paradise Point, A Destination Hotel, on San Diego’s Mission Bay, has once again been honored by the City of San Diego for outstanding efforts in recycling and sustainable practices. Presenting the 2015 Director’s Recycling Award, the City of San Diego has recognized the resort’s innovative and successful practices to recycle, reduce waste and implement new…

6 Smart Moves in the Meetings Industry: June 2015

Career Tips LinkedIn has become an important business networking tool. On themuse.com, Aja Frost offers these etiquette tips for using it: -It’s fine to request a connection right after meeting someone. Personalize the request. If you don’t receive a response, don’t repeatedly resend it. -You can use LinkedIn to arrange an informational interview about a firm…

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Tokyo Takes the Prize for Unusual HotelsDestinationsHotels & Resorts

Japan has no shortage of unusual hotels, especially in Tokyo. Guests at Hotel Gracery, which opened in April in Tokyo’s vibrant Shinjuku Ward above Toho Cinema, wake up to a monster’s giant eyeball peering into their room, while others have a giant claw menacingly lurking above their bed. These are two of the many Godzilla…

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Rest Easy on Sheets Made From Recycled Coke BottlesHotels & Resorts

As their old linens wear out, W Hotels in North America will remake their beds with Ekocycle-branded sheets and pillowcases. The environmentally conscious linens are made in part from recycled materials, including plastic Coke bottles. Reportedly, they are just as comfortable as traditional luxury sheets. Ekocycle is a partnership of The Coca-Cola Company and singer/entrepreneur…