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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
artificial intelligence, technology, tech trends, event tech trends, Silicon Valley, HBO, chatbots

Money-Saving Event Tech Ideas from HBO’s Silicon Valley

With content management systems such as WordPress, planners can save a ton of money creating their own event websites.
Harrah's Lake Tahoe, Harveys Lake Tahoe, Caesars Entertainment, Lake Tahoe, Nevada, California

Harrah’s & Harveys Lake Tahoe Amp Up South Shore’s Meetings Game

A series of renovations and new group offerings at the Harrah's and Harveys help pave the way for Lake Tahoe’s South Shore to amp up its meetings game.
The Beverly Hilton, Wilshire Garden, Los Angeles, Golden Globe Awards, Southern California

Plan a Garden Soiree in The Beverly Hilton’s Latest Digs

Outdoor “Top-Chef” cooking challenges will be available for groups, with culinary staff members who work on the Golden Globes menu serving as judges.

50,000 Rotary International Members Are Immersed in Korean Culture

The Rotary International Convention held last year in Seoul, South Korea, almost broke the record for highest attendance in the group’s 100-year history.

Seattle Surge Caters to All Types of Meetings and Attendees

New restaurant openings and 3,000 new hotel rooms slated to open by 2020. And this is just the tip of the iceberg of Seattle development.
New York Historical Society Museum & Library, historic meetings, New York, history, Henry Luce III Center, Tiffany lamps

Meet Amid History at the New-York Historical Society Museum & Library

Predominantly making up the Henry Luce III Center is the first-of-its-kind Joyce B. Cowin Women’s History Gallery that will house rotating exhibits that focus on women’s history in the U.S.
Metropolitan Convention Center, Quito, Ecuador, Quito Turismo

Metropolitan Convention Center to Put Quito, Ecuador on Meetings Map

While Quito already attracts international visitors as the first city to be named a World Heritage Cultural Site by UNESCO in 1978, this new convention center will help put Quito more on the meetings map.
Secrets Cap Cana Resort & Spa, Dominican Republic, DATE Conference, Dominican Annual Tourism Exchange, Punta Cana, Santo Domingo

4 Developments Shared at Dominican Republic’s 2017 DATE Conference

The Dominican Republic had a record year for tourism in 2016, with occupancy rates up 3 percent from 75 percent in 2015.
El Nido Resorts, CSR, corporate social responsibility, sustainability, Celebrity Cruises, Malala Fund, JetBlue, St. Erwin's Hotel, Omni Hotels & Resorts

5 Travel & Tourism Companies that Are Redefining CSR

St. Ermin’s Hotel in London takes the bee-keeping CSR trend to a whole other level with 350,000 bees making honey on the property’s third floor.
Hyatt Regency New Orleans, Hyatt, Hyatt Convention Alliance, Hyatt Regency Seattle, convention alliances

Hyatt Triples Booked Revenue with Hyatt Convention Alliance

“Due to the collaboration among our hotels in the Hyatt Convention Alliance, we have seen booked revenue nearly triple from multiyear agreements over the last few years."
TV moms, budget tips, meeting budget, meeting budget tips, Modern Family, Claire Dunphy, Lorelai Gilmore, Marie Baron, TV mom advice

Yes, Mother: 3 Meeting Budget Tips from Popular TV Moms

Meeting planners who have a do-it-yourself attitude and get creative by, say, using colorful food displays as centerpieces are invaluable.
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.

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