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Johnalee Johnston

Johnalee Johnston
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Johnalee Johnston is the executive editor of Prevue where she combines passion for travel, culture and storytelling on a daily basis. With 13+ years of cultural, civic and travel writing under her belt, her sense of curiosity about the world only continues to grow. Johnalee holds a B.S. degree in journalism and a M.A. in international relations.

The “Year of Literary Heroes” is Underway in Britain (and What This Means for...

The “Year of Literary Heroes” is underway in Britain in recognition of the country's most treasured writers.

5 Tips for Meeting Planners By Meeting Planners

Every month, ConventionPlanit.com holds an incentive-driven contest for meeting planners that results in valid tips for other planners.

Spain’s Camino de Santiago Inspires Meaning & Magic Among Groups

The eight main pilgrimage routes of Camino de Santiago cut across the country like arteries, pumping seekers into the UNESCO World Heritage city of Santiago de Compostela and its cathedral where the remains of St. James the apostle are purportedly held.

Q&A: Small- & Large-scale Planning + New Planner Perks at Club Med Resorts

Whether small- or large-scale personalization or new planner perks, Michelle Lardizabal, VP of sales, USA, for Club Med Resorts gave us the scoop.

Meeting Design Tips for Silencing the “Deniers”

Green meetings are on the rise, the verdict is still out on whether they, and other global sustainability initiatives, can help catch the rising tides.

When There’s No Pretending That the Client is Right…or Are They?

There are more than a few holes in the old adage that “the customer is always right.”

One Resort Sets Green Standards Throughout the Dominican Republic

Forty years ago, today’s concept of sustainable development did not yet exist, but this didn’t stop the Puntacana Resort & Club from building a reserve that is considered a model for sustainability by today’s standards.

Tiptoe Through the Orchids & Other Quito To-Dos

Settling into the local life has become a sought-after luxury for attendees, and Norma Bock, meeting industry director for the Quito Tourism Board, says this culturally rich destination in the Andes is happy to deliver.

New Hotel Development & Cultural Experiences for Oahu Meetings

Oahu meetings offer luxury that is as authentic as its natural bounty and aloha spirit.

Q&A: Luxury Redefined by Naples, Marco Island and the Everglades

Luxury has an ever-evolving definition in Naples, Marco Island and the Everglades.

Think You Have the Scoop on Crystal Cruises…Nope, There’s More

Crystal Cruises can't seem to stop itself when it comes to pushing the boundaries on what they can do for groups at sea.

Wanna Rent an Island for Your Event? You Can in Sweden

Sweden’s archipelagos are so diverse and plentiful that you can actually rent an island for your event, and many planners do.

Two New Vancouver Hotels You Should Have on Your Radar

Two new luxury hotels expand the VIP experience for groups visiting Vancouver.

Fort Lauderdale Inches Closer to Becoming the Riviera of America

A luxury vibe is rolling into in Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood, Fla., via a wave of new high-end and hyperlocal restaurants and hotels.

A Green Carpet Rolls Out to Meet Vancouver Attendees

Forget the red carpet. A green carpet rolls out to meet Vancouver attendees.

Record-high Convention Business Gives Vegas a New Reason to Twinkle

The fall of the iconic Riviera Hotel and Casino, the first high-rise and one of the only remaining casinos from the city’s infamous mob days, marks the steady rise of Las Vegas as a formidable meetings destination.

Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo to Political Policy Battles

Tips from Cinderella’s sidekicks for launching a staunch “boo” at ill-fated political banter.

The Bling is Just One Thing in Pure Grenada’s Luxury Experience

As one of the Caribbean’s go-to destinations for yachting and high-end resorts, Pure Grenada offers groups a head-to-toe luxury experience.

Are Hidden Travel Fees Taking a Bite Out of Your Planning Budget?

Hidden travel fees are on the rise from every direction, with recent estimates from IdeaWorks showing a near $68 billion annual profit for global airlines just from ancillary fees.

How to Create a Full Frontal Brainstorming Session

In short, creative brainstorming sessions require unabashed full frontal thinking.

Colorado Wilderness Experience Inspires Tranquility & A Bit of Nostalgia

A private, five-mile stretch of the Tarryall River summons tranquility, clarity and a bit of nostalgia and the groups who embark on this fly-fishing retreat at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs are likely seeking just that.

A Magic Carpet Ride Awaits Celebrity Edge Groups

Celebrity Cruises adds another "notch" to its belt buckle with Celebrity Edge. And with it...a magic carpet ride?

Experience the Shadowy World of Espionage in DC

The history and mystery of the U.S. government is on full display at the International Spy Museum.

Architecting the Corporate Gifts Experience

Bulova works with planners to ascertain the demographics of corporate gifts recipients.

New Developments Amid the Storied Holes of Pebble Beach Resorts

The Monterey Peninsula hints at what golfing groups can expect from Pebble Beach courses: twists, turns and jaw dropping dramatic backdrops.

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