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Jessie Fetterling

Jessie Fetterling
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Jessie Fetterling is a writer and editor in the San Francisco Bay Area, with past experiences at four different media companies covering a wide range of topics from the travel and hospitality industries to sustainable living. Special areas of interest include writing about travel, food and music. Favorite Destination: Cinque Terre, Italy Bucket List: Brazil, Thailand and the Czech Republic
1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, boutique hotels, boutique meetings, New York,

5 Boutique Hotels to Have on Your Radar This Year

The 159-room Hotel VIA—in true tech-town style—will be designed with all the latest technologies.
Silver Cloud, Silversea Cruises, arctic cruises, experiential cruises, cruises, cruising, cruise renovations

Silversea Cruises to Transform Its Signature Silver Cloud Ship

“Corporations are always seeking new and innovative ways to inspire their top performers and distributors."
Willy Wonka, F&B, food and beverage, networking, networking how-tos

Willy Wonka-isms for the Eating-Networking Meetings Matrix

No one ever talks about the best ways to exchange business ideas while simultaneously dipping strawberries into a Wonka-esque chocolate fountain.
travel ban, Global Business Travel Association, business travel professionals, GBTA poll, U.S. tourism, American tourism, Trump administration

GBTA Poll Shows Travel Ban Will Affect U.S. Meetings

Not only do travel professionals see the ban affecting tourism to the U.S., but also having the potential to affect American travelers abroad.
Joshua Tree National Park, national parks, National Park Service, Trump administration, hiring freeze, Independence National Historical Park, Badlands National Park, Twitter

Visit These National Parks While the Gettin’s Good

Because of severe staffing shortages, seven historic sites in Philadelphia’s Independence National Historic Park will shutdown in the coming months.
neuromarketing, advertising tactics, marketing, meeting marketing, meeting tips

How to Use Neuromarketing Pre- and Post-Event

Warm bright colors—like the red used by Coca-Cola—are eye-catching and associated with a friendly, energetic nature.
Wyndham Lake Buena Vista, hot deals, Orlando, Florida, Disney Springs, Walt Disney World Resort

5 Disney Springs Hotels Attract Groups with 2017 Meeting Packages

Five of the seven Disney Springs Resort Area Hotels are currently offering deals for meetings looking to explore the new waterfront Disney Springs area.
virtual events, meetings technology, technology, video conferencing, virtual meetings

6 Things to Do Before Launching Virtual Events

Virtual events can quickly get boring for attendees, so keep them engaged by using images and video clips or asking questions throughout your presentation.
PortMiami, Royal Caribbean, Royal Caribbean International, cruise terminal, Miami, Florida, cruises

New PortMiami Terminal to Host Royal Caribbean’s Largest Ships

The angular glass facility will feature floor-to-ceiling windows, bringing a welcoming, lively atmosphere to the port.
GIF, GIFs, meeting GIFs, meeting snafus, meeting problems, meeting challenges

5 GIFs That Every Meeting & Incentive Planner Can Relate To

The night before a major meeting or event is almost always likely to come with it’s own set of snafus.
virtual reality, brand marketing, big brands, sensory marketing, pre-arrival experiences, meeting marketing, Meetings Mojo

Big Brands Bring It When It Comes to Pre-Arrival Experiences (and So Can You)

Subscribers who receive welcome messages from a brand show 33 percent more long-term engagement with that company.
Intrapreneurship, intrapreneur, entrapreneur, creativity, innovation, thought leadership

Meet the Person Who Is Undoubtedly Missing from Your Conference 

Staff can even bring their hobbies to the event program by teaching a pre-event yoga class or encouraging attendees to “paint” event topics that bring relevancy and creativity to the event.
artificial intelligence, AI, technology, meeting technology, robot concierge, meeting scheduler apps,

Will AI Soon Be Your Planning Sidekick?

Companies are putting a much greater emphasis on finding employees who fit their company’s culture instead of necessarily hiring the most qualified person for the job.
Colombia, Latin America, Cartagena, Bogota, Latin American meetings, UNESCO World Heritage Site

5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites that Reflect Colombian Culture

The park’s wild landscape melds well with the unique artistic styles of the sculptures that range from abstract to realist.
Public Wi-Fi, technology, technology abroad, Wi-Fi, cybersecurity, cyber threats

How to Protect Yourself from Public Wi-Fi Threats Abroad

One of the easiest ways to get hacked is by connecting to a hot spot that looks correct—i.e., has the airport or café name in it.

Incentive Travel Groups Visit the Hobbits’ Homeland

Wine tasting on Waiheke Island matched by a visit to the popular Hobbiton village movie set impressed 28 incentive travel experts during a three-day meeting this past January.
personal branding, meeting tips, branding, brand marketing, social media

5 Tips to Find Personal Branding Success

While interacting will help get attention for your personal brand, so will creating communities related to your professional industry.
Songbirds Guitar Museum, Chattanooga, Tennessee, The Read House, The Edwin Hotel, Westin Chattanooga Hotel

New Hotels Put Chattanooga on the Meetings Map

Much quirkier, the hotel’s new owners plan to restore the hotel’s haunted room 311 to what it would have looked like in 1926.
Black History Month, Zora Neale Hurston, African American anthropologists, networking, event networking, meeting networking

Approach Networking Like an Anthropologist (and Celebrate Black History Month at the Same Time)

Shyer attendees can apply the 1-2-3 rule by approaching people who are standing by themselves first because they will be the most welcoming.
wellness retreats, healthy lifestyle, healthy meetings, wellness meetings, active meetings, Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino, Il Salviatino, Las Lagunas Boutique Hotel, Barnsley Resort

4 Active Retreats for Wellness-Focused Groups This Spring

Attendees will especially enjoy the spider monkeys climbing around the property.
Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa, Montage Palmetto Bluff, Lake Tahoe, art programs, art team building, interactive art

3 Interactive Art Programs for Groups to Get Creative

Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa is entwined with the circa-1930s Cattle Track Arts Compound, a haven for artists, jewelers, potters, blacksmiths and printers.
Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa, Florida, Bonita Springs, waterpark, renovation, meeting space

Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Freshens Up Indoor, Outdoor Space

“An abundance of flexible outdoor event space sets the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort apart from the competition.”
culinary experiences, San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino, Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino, Sandpearl Resort, Aruba, Puerto Rico, Florida

3 Culinary Experiences that Enhance Beach Destinations

Route 184, aka “Pork Highway,” is lined with various pork eateries for visitor and locals alike to experience the country’s famous whole roasted pig.
Hawaii, Oahu, ukulele, festivals, events

Ukuleles & Artwork Attract Attendees to 2017 Oahu Festivals

To delve deeper into the Hawaiian music culture, groups can attend the world’s largest ukulele festival on July 16.
Hood River, Oregon, team building, wine tours, river rafting,

Hood River: Oregon’s Best-Kept Secret for Team Building

Waterfalls, river rapids and snow excursions make Hood River ideal for year-round corporate team building.

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