Category Archives: Trends

trends impacting the hospitality industry

Top 10 Trends Impacting the Hospitality Industry

Editor’s note: We wrote the following story in July 2015 and it has been one of your favorites ever since so we thought we would go back and let you know what has changed. The updates are highlighted below, and a few of the findings ended up surprising even us. The Hotel Show, which stages…

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2018 Travel Trends and Tips Revealed

Event professionals are the elite forces of the road-warrior class. They jet from conference center to resort, executive retreat to office, performing advance reconnaissance, erecting trade-show camps where only concrete lay before, and generally bringing people together to solve problems and do business. As frequent—and valuable—as this travel can be, it comes with challenges. We asked Smart Meetings readers to share their secrets for hitting the ground running.

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Big Influence of Influencers on Meetings Industry

In the hospitality industry, members of the glitterati have been plastered as the faces of hotel chains, travel websites, CVBs and airlines. With the introduction and growth of social media, a whole new crop of influential celebrities has emerged, and they are simply known as “influencers.”

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5 Hot Dog Catering Trends

Filet mignon and a multicourse chef’s table certainly have their allure and glamour, but frankly, for many people attending events, hot dogs can’t be topped. July is National Hot Dog Month and July 18 is National Hot Dog Day, according to National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (NHDSC).

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Women Leading at Big Apple Events

Old Blue Eyes said that if you can make it in New York City, you can make it anywhere. More women than ever seem to be making their way to the top of the hospitality industry in the city known for tall towers and tailored suits at the door.

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Meetings Industry Groups Join to End Sexual Harassment

#MeToo and Time’s Up proved that when Hollywood celebrities took a stand about what would not be tolerated in the workplace, people listened. That inspiration was pivotal in AWE’s announcement on May 21 that the group had gathered a #StrongerTogether coalition to address sexual harassment in the meetings industry.#MeToo and Time’s Up proved that when Hollywood celebrities took a stand about what would not be tolerated in the workplace, people listened. That inspiration was pivotal in AWE’s announcement on May 21 that the group had gathered a #StrongerTogether coalition to address sexual harassment in the meetings industry.

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Fasten Your Seatbelts—Team Bonding is Now Sky High

It’s no secret how important team bonding can be for the bottom line. An effective team works well together, communicates and trusts each other, but there can only be so many egg tosses or trust falls before the exercises turn into chores. Cue the team building flight simulation from Pullman Miami Airport Hotel.

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