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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
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.
What I Know, F&B setup, food and beverage, F&B, food

The Best Food & Beverage Setup I Ever Saw…

"The best F&B setups anywhere around the globe have two attributes. They don't require waiters to bring you a meal, and the lines to get food go on both sides of the table.”
Cuba, Royal Caribbean International, Empress of the Seas, cruises, cruise meetings, Caribbean

Royal Caribbean Sails into Cuba

Step back in time and ride a vintage American classic car to iconic places such as Hotel Nacional.
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Chatbot, robot concierge, technology

Say “Hello” to Rose, The Cosmopolitan’s Chatbot

Meeting planners can now befriend Rose who takes robotic customer service to another level, with sassy commentary and 24/7 accessibility for guests via text message.
Lady Gaga, Super Bowl, Super Bowl LI, halftime show, Super Bowl halftime show, user experience, branding

How to Architect the User Experience Lady Gaga Style

You can’t have a Lady Gaga performance without some serious costume changes, and her white, football-themed crop top was definitely unforgettable and well themed.
Bitter End Yacht Club, British Virgin Islands, BVI, island activities, sailing, yoga, stand-up paddleboarding

How the British Virgin Islands Is Keeping Groups on Their Toes

The Bitter End Yacht Club is hosting a five-night retreat that encourages attendees to unplug and focus on two relaxing island workouts: stand-up paddle boarding and yoga.
Hotel Alfonso XIII, RockStar Hotels, luxury hotels, Europe, European hotels

RockStar Hotels Highlights Europe’s Hidden-Gem Hotels

While Armani Hotel Milano is famous in the contemporary fashion world, the collection also features historic properties such as Hotel Alfonso XIII.
The Broadmoor, Associated Luxury Hotels International, Associated Luxury Hotels, luxury hotels

Associated Luxury Hotels International Announces New Parent Company

“This next step in the evolution from ALHI’s 30 years of dedicated group business is in response to the growing competitive needs of our distinguished member hotels and resorts, and persistent inquiries from other luxury-level independent hotels and resorts worldwide.”
The Collector Luxury Inn & Gardens, St. Augustine, Florida, historic meetings, historic hotels, boutique hotels

The Collector to Personalize St. Augustine Hotel Experience

The charming property includes a set of nine buildings that are repurposed from historic homes dating back to 1790.
Montage Palmetto Bluff, South Carolina, Palmetto Bluff, Lowcountry, Southern traditions

Montage Palmetto Bluff Expands Its Southern Charm

A Lowcountry oyster roast or boil can be organized for groups.
Thompson Dallas at The Drever, Thompson Hotels, Houston, San Antonio, Texas, Dallas

Thompson Hotels Breaks into Texas Hotel Market

"We’re excited for Thompson to inject new life into downtown Dallas, San Antonio and Houston."
Chinese New Year, Gung Haggis Fat Choy, China, stress management, stress tips, avoiding stress

Not to Go All Gung Haggis Fat Choy on You, But…

If the Chinese New Year is too much to celebrate, maybe Gung Haggis Fat Choy will be more up your alley.

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