Category Archives: International

9 Destinations on the Rise in 2018

Cities are like people—they have their ups and downs. Many around the world have been struck with crises or have simply become overshadowed by more famous tourist magnets. But these same cities ultimately come bouncing back, offering fresh and enriching experiences and turning into exciting, trending destinations.

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Mexico’s Pacific Coast: Gorgeous and Accessible

Mexico’s Pacific Coast is home to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, outstanding year-round weather and a roster of resorts, restaurants and other group-friendly venues. It’s similar to California in that regard, and is roughly the same flight time from the U.S. East Coast. Even better, the number of flights from major U.S. cities to Mexican coastal destinations such as Puerto Vallarta/Riviera Nayarit, Los Cabos and Mazatlan has steadily increased in recent years. As a result, it’s easier than ever for business groups to experience the culture, cuisine, climate and hospitality in all of these places.

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Smart Meetings Heads Far East

Smart Meetings will be in one of the world’s hottest, most dynamic meetings destinations—South Korea—from June 10 to 15. We’ll be in Seoul, Busan, Gyeongju and Incheon, visiting several of the country’s top hotels, cultural attractions, historical sites and restaurants.

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Immerse Yourself in Eastern Canada

The Eastern Canadian cities of Montreal, Quebec City and Toronto offer planners a cornucopia of outstanding choices when planning group itineraries. Each satisfies even the most discriminating planners’ wish lists—rich history, tantalizing culinary options, fabulous attractions, world-class hotels and other superb meeting spaces. The choices can be narrowed down for groups seeking hyper-local experiences—including themed attractions—that are central to the cities’ identities.

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6 Hotels Below Sea Level

The ocean is a mysterious place. For most, it is a deep, dark wonder, decorated by coral and seaweed and inhabited by animals ranging from shrimp to sharks. But some hotels plumb the mysteries of the deep by placing guest underwater amongst actual sea life.

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8 Unconventional Museums for the Curious Mind

The museum’s remarkable popularity made it clear just how much people enjoy the unexpected in a museum. While classic museums filled with art and historical artifacts are both enticing and informative, it’s refreshing to get up-close to out-of-the-ordinary objects.

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Lights, Camera…Movie Hotels!

What’s your favorite movie genre? Perhaps you enjoy the thrill of horror, or maybe you prefer indulging in a good cry over a tragic romance. Regardless of your preference, one thing’s for certain—films yield power over our emotions.

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