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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
Crowne Plaza HY36 Midtown Manhattan, New York, new hotel, Javits Center, Hudson Yard

Crowne Plaza Reinvents Itself with New Manhattan Property

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) is reinventing the Crowne Plaza brand with the launch of its new flagship property: Crowne Plaza HY36 Midtown Manhattan.
Carlson Wagonlit Travel, Lyft, partnerships, ridesharing, transportation

Carlson Wagonlit Travel Provides Faster Rides with Lyft Partnership

Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) and rideshare company Lyft joined forces last month to offer on-demand ground transportation to CWT clients.
The Watergate Hotel, Washington, Watergate scandal, Richard Nixon, renovation

Watergate Hotel’s Infamous Room 214 Makes Scandalous Splash

The Watergate Hotel already made its “infamous” debut, but now it unveils The Watergate Scandal Room 214—perfect for groups looking for a taste of political history.
MeetingPlay, event technology, meeting apps, event apps, virtual reality, chatbot, artificial intelligence

5 Creative Ideas Make MeetingPlay More Planner-Friendly

MeetingPlay will launch the fourth generation of the event app at Marriott’s Corporate Partnership Conference this week in Phoenix.
NYC & Company, New York, New York City, shopping, holiday shopping, holiday gifts, Refinery Hotel, Macy's, Saks Fifth Avenue

5 Shopping Musts for Groups Exploring NYC This Holiday Season

What better way for groups to experience New York than exploring a combination of the city’s iconic and lesser-known holiday shopping spots?
Wilmington, North Carolina, technology, SkyNav, virtual reality

Wilmington Wants Planners to Explore Its Convention District—Virtually

The Wilmington and Beaches Convention and Visitors Bureau is rolling out a SkyNav Convention District Tour for meeting planners.
The Art of Black Miami, Miami Heritage Month, Art Basel, Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, Miami, Florida,

5 “Art of Black Miami” Events Encourage Diversity During Art Basel

The Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) plans to celebrate Miami Heritage Month in style with The Art of Black Miami campaign.
JW Marriott Nashville, Nashville, Tennessee, hotel opening, Music City Center

JW Marriott Nashville Preps for Music City Debut

Planners looking for new meeting digs in Nashville, Tenn., won't miss the massive 386-feet-tall JW Marriott Nashville that’s reshaping the city’s skyline.
The Heart of India, Madhya Pradesh, The Jungle Book, India

5 “Jungle Book” Experiences in The Heart of India

The Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board highlights five experiences for groups interested in spotting wildlife in The Heart of India.
flash mob, Mystery Tour, team building, roller skating, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York

Flash Mob Team Building & Other Offbeat Group Activities to Try

Imagine how much intrigue a flash mob along the beach or a world-record, roller-skating dance could bring to a meeting.
New York Hilton Midtown, bee program, bees, New York, team building

New York Hilton Midtown’s New Bee Program Is Abuzz

About 450,000 adopted bees have taken up residence on the fifth floor of the 1,929-room New York Hilton Midtown—and groups are starting to reap the bee-nefits.
holiday fiascos, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, Clark Griswold, tech malfunctions, meeting tips, holiday events

What We Can Learn From National Lampoon’s Holiday Fiascos 

Take note from Clark Griswold in “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” on ways to avoid the holiday chaos during these last events of 2017.
Wales, Visit Wales, The Wales Way, United Kingdom

3 Group-Ready Road Trips to Explore in Wales

Wales plans to attract more international groups in the coming years, with new venues opening and curated excursions encouraging groups to explore the country’s history.

Luxury & Culture Spur Meetings Growth in the Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic is in the midst of major growth as new hotels, convention centers and experiences attract US groups.
Puerto Rico, Meet Puerto Rico, Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Maria, bucket list, group experiences, hot deals

Puerto Rico Bounces Back with Bucket-List Experiences

Meet Puerto Rico wants meeting planners to know that the island is still very much open for business after Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria struck earlier this fall.
Rymax Marketing Services, Thanksgiving, Cyber Monday, Thanksgiving giveaways, corporate gifts

This Thanksgiving, #GiveThanks with Rymax Marketing

To capitalize on the spirit of gratitude the holiday cultivates, Rymax Marketing Services is launching an innovative campaign with an appropriate name: #GiveThanks.
meeting tips, money saving, budgeting tips, meeting aps

5 Tips to Save Money with Meeting Apps

For planners, the most appealing perk of tech may be its ability to help save money at meetings and conferences.
Vintage House, Napa, Yountville, California, Wine Country, The Estate of Yountville

5 Wine-o Experiences for Groups Staying at The Estate at Yountville

The Estate at Yountville has long been a Napa Valley, Calif., favorite among planners—and now it’s better than ever, thanks to the October debut of a new venue, The Vineyard and completion of renovations to 11 event spaces.

A Progressive Mindset Anchors Boise Meetings—Who Knew?

When groups visit Boise, Idaho, their typical response is “who knew?”
U.S. Virgin Islands, USVI, Seabourn Odyssey, Royal Caribbean International, cruise meetings, cruises

Cruise Ships Make Triumphant Return to U.S. Virgin Islands

The return of the cruise-ship industry to these shores is a welcome sign for the U.S. Virgin Islands, which are bouncing back thanks to the dogged efforts of locals, relief organizations and the cruise-ship industry itself.

6 Resort Chains Customize the All-Inclusive Experience (slideshow)

All-inclusive properties have officially joined the experiential meetings bandwagon, thanks to increased demand from attendees.
Puntacana Resort & Club, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Caribbean, golf resorts, golf meetings

4 Caribbean Golf Resorts to Keep Your Winter Meeting Green

Get far away from the winter chill at these sunny, Caribbean golf resorts, offering first-rate group facilities and courses good enough for the pros.
Pink Hour, Women in Events, IMEX Frankfurt, IMEX Group, Carina Bauer, The Shakedown

Women Join Forces at IMEX’s Pink Hour

Present at the Pink Hour was IMEX Group CEO Carina Bauer, who gives us the low-down about the event and how women are shaping the industry.
Home Alone, event technology, virtual reality, lead-capture apps, technology, Meetings Mojo

Home Alone-Inspired Tricks for Tech-Impaired Planners

Meeting planners can glean inspiration from Kevin McCallister’s methods by giving into event technology and realizing how helpful it can really be.
Park Hyatt St. Kitts Christophe Harbour, Park Hyatt, St. Kitts, Caribbean, Miraval Life in Balance Spa

New Park Hyatt Provides Wellness Sanctuary in St. Kitts

On Nov. 1, Hyatt opened its first Park Hyatt hotel in the Caribbean: the 126-room Park Hyatt St. Kitts Christophe Harbour.

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