Category Archives: Meeting Planning

Your Best Sports Tours Yet

Dedicated sports fans, rejoice: if you’re in New York, there’s a new tour in town. New York Sports Tours is offering a new tour showcasing New York’s history—sports history included.

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Hack Your Event Budget

With costs rising faster than an express elevator to a penthouse welcome reception—particularly in the areas of technology and food and beverage—planners have had to watch every penny. Use these hacks to make sure your budget dollars go the distance.

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The True Value of Incentive Travel

Meeting and incentive professionals will find lots to love in the Events Industry Council’s recently released Economic Significance of Meetings to the US Economy. The industry generates $325 billion for the U.S. economy. That is more than the contribution of the automotive, oil and gas, music and movie industries.

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A Fish Story: A Celebration of Ceviche

June 28 is National Ceviche Day. It might seem odd that a dish barely known in the United States a generation ago is now celebrated and consumed with gusto, in metro areas at least. Ceviche is practically the national dish of Peru, and across Latin America you’ll also see it spelled seviche and cebiche. Escabeche, which is Spanish for “marinade,” may be the origin word. In Peru it is often served with slices of cold sweet potatoes; in Ecuador, with popcorn, nuts or corn nuts; in Mexico, with sliced raw onions, cilantro, avocado and toasted tortillas.

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Drowning in Plastic

Photos of marine life entangled or dead because of plastic trash are easy to find on Google—more than 100 million marine animals die this way each year, according to Sea Turtle Conservancy. But planners can lead the way to healthier oceans through eco-friendly practices.

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