Category Archives: Destinations

Maryland: Like a Shiny Penny

Maryland is minty fresh in 2018. One of the original 13 colonies, The Old Line State is not showing its age at all. This year, the hospitality industry welcomed new hotels, renovated existing properties and added exciting new tours to its portfolio of offerings.

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Nevada: Energy Boosters in the Silver State

Nicknamed the Silver State because of the importance of silver to its history and economy, Nevada features a highly diverse landscape that includes arid plains and snowcapped mountains, as reflected by its two major areas, Las Vegas and Reno/ Tahoe, respectively.

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A Growing, Hospitable Giant—Dubai

It models a futuristic utopia. Sleek, avant-garde hotels kiss its sky and exude geometric elegance. Inside them, robot butlers take your luggage and your phone unlocks your hotel room. It’s Dubai—a growing powerhouse in the hospitality industry that generated over $18 trillion in 2017.

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Museum Hopping Through South Carolina

One way to encourage attendees to engage with a host city is to introduce them to the elements of culture that resonate through the region. Museums make perfect partners for planners hoping to give their groups an appreciation for the history, beauty, customs and quirks unique to the destination. Across South Carolina, from Lowcountry to Upcountry, to sandy beaches, captivating museums not only help articulate local narratives, but also offer inspiring venues for events and tours.

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3 New Hangouts on Charleston’s King Street

Each season, a crop of debut restaurants arrives to reinvigorate the Charleston, South Carolina, dining scene. The class of 2018 includes three of-the-moment King Street hangouts where meeting attendees can grab a snack, attend an off-site function or enjoy a futuristic self-serve wine tasting.

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Smart Dispatch: Puerto Rico is Ready for Anything

When Hurricane Maria crashed into Puerto Rico 10 months ago at 175 miles per hour, Ben Tutt was there. As general manager of Condado Vanderbilt Hotel, a luxury resort in San Juan dating to 1919, he and the rest of the hospitality industry supported first responders as they struggled to restore services.

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Gulf Coast Dreamin’ in Florida

When it comes to meetings, the southern half of Florida’s Gulf Coast offers choices galore. Along the scenic coastline, there is great diversity in local flavor—culinary and cultural—attractions and meeting resorts. Its long shadows of history are cast not only by legendary pirates, but also by great inventors.

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