Category Archives: Travel

Springfield Gets Its App On

With all of the new smart phone apps available, there’s no more excuse for feeling lost in a new city. Many CVBs are developing mobile apps to help visitors find everything from their city’s convention center and airport to their best rated hotels and coffee shops. Within seconds, you can have the city at your…

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Back in Norfolk

My second day in Norfolk was filled with many first-time experiences: my first time trying Virginia wine, boarding a U.S. Battleship, being photographed with a mermaid statue and riding an electric powered golf cart. Early the next morning, we woke up to an invigorating bike tour around the city. It was a great way to…

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New to Norfolk

I was anxious to get to Norfolk, Va., after some travel glitches during my flight from San Francisco. I eagerly looked out of the plane to see a beautiful stretch of water and coastline that makes up the Hampton Roads region. From my window-seat view on the plane flying into Norfolk International Airport, I could…

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Saddle Flying to Save Money?

SkyRider unveiled a new kind of airplane seating earlier this week at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Long Beach, Calif. Designed by the Italian company Aviointeriors, the angled seats look like sloping horse saddles with arm rests. Passengers would rest in a position that’s halfway between sitting and standing. While most U.S. economy seats currently…

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Teresa's First Snow

Hi everyone! My name is Teresa Garcia and I’m excited to be the newest Editorial Intern at Smart Meetings magazine. I’m a Bay Area native and a senior communication and media student at the University of San Francisco. I was lucky enough to spend last year studying literature and theology at Oxford University in England….

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Ready, Set, Teleport

As a kid I always dreamed of teleportation. I yearned for opportunity to just stand over my teleportation portal and be in Jordan visiting my family or hop over to Paris for a piping hot baguette fresh from my favorite boulangerie. Being the enthusiastic and imaginative child that I was, I also thought about the…

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Musical Incentives

For the past few weeks, I have immersed myself in learning more about the incentives industry and emerging trends for my feature article in the October issue. One of the trends that I have seen (spoiler alert) is smaller, more localized incentives throughout the year, depending on the company and industry of course. Which makes…

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More is More in Pasadena

The tagline for the Pasadena CVB is “simply more.” And during a recent FAM trip to the SoCal town, I got more than the standard of everything that makes a destination great: food, service, scenery and attractions. Indeed, on every level, the city surpassed the ordinary.

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