Category Archives: Technology


NYC Hotels Go Green

NYC hotels are uniting in a pledge to go green. The New York Times reports that 17 properties, representing a combined total of more than 11,000 guest rooms, have joined the NYC Carbon Challenge, a program launched in 2007 by former Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Participants include high profile properties such…

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Marriott Convention & Resort Network

5 Meeting Solutions from Marriott Convention & Resort Network

Hoping to build on the record numbers posted last year throughout the meetings and events industry, hotels, resorts and convention centers are striving to set themselves apart to make planners’ jobs easier and offer attendees unforgettable experiences. Marriott Convention & Resort Network, which features more than 60 properties across five brands, has come up with five meeting solutions…

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In-Flight Wi-Fi

In-Flight Wi-Fi Explosion Tops Airline Trends

A massive expansion of in-flight Wi-Fi and strategic use of accent lighting throughout cabins are among the top airline trends, suggests a short list of submissions for the 2016 Crystal Cabin Awards. The awards, which have been given out annually since 2007, are the only international prizes for excellence in aircraft interior innovation, and are…

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Book Small Meetings in a Snap with Bizly

With the increasing travel and remote work happening in different industries across the U.S., meeting planners need to stay on their toes now more than ever to arrange last-minute travel accommodations and meetings. There’s a new mobile app that’s here to help.  Bizly, a mobile app for iOS devices, just launched in New York and provides planners…

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Robotic Suitcase Will Follow You

Photo Courtesy of NUA Robotics Carole King was probably not thinking about suitcases when she wrote the song, “Where You Lead, I Will Follow.” Yet a new robotic suitcase currently in development fulfills her lyrics… it will obediently follow you through a busy airport or subway terminal, leaving your hands free to hold a cup…

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$70 Million Ballroom Completes Mandalay Bay Expansion

The Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino Convention Center recently announced the completion of their $70 million expansion, marked by the official opening of the 70,000-square-foot Oceanside Ballroom. The expansion includes 350,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space, a 20,000-square-foot foyer, and underground parking. The convention center now spans more than 2 million square feet and over…

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The convention space at Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel

Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel Pioneers High-Density Wi-Fi

(Photo courtesy Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel) The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel is one of the first convention hotels in the country to introduce high-density Wi-Fi technology in its convention space, which is capable of providing more than 15,000 users with fast and reliable internet service. Event internet service provider…

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Device or No Device? That Is the Question

Long before actor Jennifer Lawrence scolded a member of the foreign press for using a smartphone during a Golden Globes interview, there was buzz about personal device etiquette. Should meeting attendees feel free to use their personal digital devices during meetings or is it just plain rude? Device or no device? According to a survey conducted by…

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DoubleDutch and American Express Partner on Med Meetings App

DoubleDutch and American Express Meetings & Events have partnered to create a new app aimed at medical and pharmaceutical meetings. HCP Mobile Connect was designed to be a key tool in assisting pharmaceutical companies meet complex compliance regulations when hosting health care providers (HCP) at events. The app is powered by DoubleDutch technology. It will allow those…

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Marriott, PCMA Unveil 5 Future Meeting Trends

It’s easy to look at attendance numbers and report that the meetings and events industry is and has been growing—but why is it growing? And how do we help keep that upward trajectory going? Hospitality giant Marriott International has announced a partnership with meeting leaders Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) to answer that question. They…

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