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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
Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino, Marriott International, Starwood, Marriott Rewards, Starwood Preferred Guest, hot deals, meeting deals

Marriott Launches Meeting Deal for Both Starwood & Marriott Rewards Members

The Connect 2 Meetings promotion gives meeting planners double the rewards points and an up to 5 percent discount on food and beverage.
Hotel Contessa, Benchmark Hotels, Benchmark Hospitality, food trends, food and beverage, Chef Stephan Pyles, Stephan Pyles

Benchmark to Reimagine F&B with Chef Stephan Pyles Partnership

“Our challenge to get the creative focus and unique innovations that makes Chef Stephan Pyles so acclaimed will be a key priority and focus."
Saudi Arabia, IMEX, IMEX in Frankfurt, Saudi Exhibition and Convention Bureau, Middle East

Saudi Arabia to Launch International Meetings Campaign at IMEX in Frankfurt

“As the worldwide exhibition for incentive travel, meetings and events, IMEX in Frankfurt is the perfect place for us to meet thousands of influential event and meetings buyers face-to-face."
Destination Hotels, Earth Day, team building, think green, Stowe Mountain Lodge, Suncadia, Wild Dunes Resort, Manor Vail Lodge, Hotel De Anza, La Cantera Resort & Spa

6 Destination Hotels Think Green in Time for Earth Day

Groups will be led by experienced naturalists from local Sunrise Mountain Guides to construct bat houses and learn how they impact the survival rate of the area’s bats.
Amtrak, trains, transportation, federal spending, Trump administration, Trump, Trump budget

Planners May Have to Say Goodbye to Long-distance Train Routes

Currently, 23 states (and more than 500 communities) are only served with long-distance trains and would therefore have no passenger rail under the new administration’s proposal.
bee breaks, sustainability, green trends, JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, Phoenix, Arizona, wellness, chef's garden

Bee Breaks: The Latest Green Trend at JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge

Staff members at the resort love the three queen bees onsite so much that they’ve incorporated them into Bee Breaks for small, executive VIP groups.
control freak, television characters, control freak stigma, Monica Geller, Leslie Knope, Dr. Sheldon Cooper

3 Television Characters for Embracing the Control Freak in You

But a control freak’s need to de-clutter his or her environment leads to enhanced focus and efficiency.
Meetings Mojo, human evolution, meetings survival, meeting evolution, evolving meetings, human survival, human traits

Meeting Business Survival in 5 Human Evolution Milestones

By being flexible with destinations and dates, planners can offer groups top-notch events at half the price.
Planet Hollywood at Disney Springs, Planet Hollywood, Disney Springs, Orlando, Florida

Planet Hollywood at Disney Springs Redefines Themed Dining

“We wanted Planet Hollywood at Disney Springs to reinvent what is expected from themed dining.”
ticketing platforms, ticketing, ticketing wristbands, event ticketing, meeting ticketing, WordPress, PurplePass, Eventzilla

3 Ticketing Platforms to Get Event Planners Started

WordPress has made it easy for event planners who already have a WordPress site to add an Events Manager plugin that offers ticketing.
Hyatt, Hyatt Centric, Hyatt Centric Times Square New York, millennials, lifestyle hotels

Hyatt Plans to Double Hyatt Centric Brand by 2019

"Since its launch in 2015, the Hyatt Centric brand has proven to be one of our fastest-growing lifestyle brands.”
Unico Hotel Riviera Maya, Research and Markets, luxury hotels, luxury hotel market, luxury hotel report, luxury

Luxury Hotel Market to Reach $20 Billion by 2022

The rise in number of business travelers and change in customer lifestyles have really fueled the demand for luxury stays.
Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay, Nobu Hospitality, Nobu Hotels, Nobu Restaurant, Nobu Hotel Eden Roc, Nobu Ryokan Malibu

3 Nobu Hotels Add to the Brand’s Rise in the Luxury Hotel Market

In addition to opening its first European hotel (Nobu Hotel Shoreditch) in London this June, Nobu plans to open another European property in Ibiza, Spain on June 30.
The Terminator, artificial intelligence, robots at events, robots, telepresence robots, drones

Why Using Robots at Events Can Be a Bad, Bad Thing

Planners risk the possibility of feeling a glimpse of that loss of control at events, as robots and drones can be difficult to maneuver.
Marina Bay Sands Singapore, Singapore, Cvent, Cvent Supplier Network, top meeting hotels, Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona, Sydney

Cvent Reveals 2017 Lists of Top Meeting Hotels

With the new APAC list, seven out of the top 10 meeting hotels from the region are from Singapore, while the other three are located in Sydney.
Osceola Conference Center, Orlando, Florida, resort renovation, hotel renovation, Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate

Omni Orlando to Make Waves with $40 Million Expansion

Adding to the resort’s already 15-acre recreational area, the 23,000 sf of additional pool deck and recreational space will include 16 new pool-side cabanas.
Emirates, Africa, Middle East, TSA, Transportation Security Administration, electronics ban, travel ban

One Airline Finds Work-around to TSA’s 9-Airline Electronics Ban

The reason behind the restriction is that terrorists could smuggle explosive devices in the consumer items, although officials wouldn’t disclose why it was safer to have electronics in cargo instead of in the cabin.
airport amenities, therapy animals, therapy pig, San Francisco, Nashville, San Francisco International Airport, travel stress, airports

Pigs, Aquariums & Airport Amenities Ease Travel Stress

The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) welcomed LiLou, the first known airport therapy pig in the U.S.
Instagram, Snapchat, Instagram-worthy events, social media, photo sharing

How to Create an Instagram-worthy Event

Creating T-shirts, posters or wall spaces for attendees to fill-in-the-blanks with their personal opinions is a surefire way to encourage some thought-provoking Instagram posts.
Meaningful Meetings, 1 Hotels, 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, 1 Hotel Central Park, 1 Hotel South Beach, mindful meetings, team building

Zen & Creativity Are Unleashed With 1 Hotels’ Meaningful Meetings

Breaks every 30 minutes, intention and gratitude exercises, and video-led meditations by guru Biet Simkin are just the beginning of some of the program’s noteworthy distinctions.
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.

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