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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
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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