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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 17+ 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.

Easing the Pain of Socializing for Introverted Attendees

Psychologists have long identified 16 distinct personality types and those that are not mixing and mingling at your events likely belong to introverts.

South Africa: Sustainability Starts With Participation

In South Africa, the landscape for sustainable meetings spans far and wide.

A Journey of the Senses Awaits in Belgium

Feeling our way through Belgium—Bruges to Brussels—quickly grounded a week-long adventure.

Atlantic City Evolves Beyond Gaming With 6 New Developments

Few places come as close to being an “all-inclusive city” with built-in added value for meetings like this New Jersey city, and a number of new developments toot this horn.

Fort Worth’s Culture Extends Well Beyond Its Cowboy Reputation

“While it’s somewhat of our origin, our roots, the ‘Hee Haw-ish’ perception of Fort Worth is limited."

High Tea to Tai Chi: A Look at San Antonio’s Burgeoning Cultural Scene

A dizzying array of cultural developments has been unfolding in San Antonio.

The Festivalization of Events Sparks Singapore Rebranding

Stirring the imagination through transformational experiences has long been the mainspring of Singapore’s approach to meetings, and a recent rebranding explains why.

100 Years of Women’s Suffrage & Other Rochester Meetings Themes

The 100th anniversary of women's suffrage in New York has given new wind to the legacy of Susan B. Anthony and the only National Historic Landmark Museum bearing the reformer’s name is ready to welcome groups.

The Latest MICE Trend in Canada Brings Innovation Full Circle

“We’re a renaissance 10 years in the making,” quips David Goldstein, president and CEO of Destination Canada, the crown corporation for Business Events Canada. “We’re...

Marriott Eyes Millennials for Meetings Innovation Cues

Marriott eyes millennials for meetings innovation cues as a shift in preferences among this generation changes the scope of meetings and conventions.

Q&A: Tech Fosters Sustainability at Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun

See how planners are utilizing tech in meetings at Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun, and where the crossroads of sustainability and innovation meet.

The Birthplace of the Theory of Evolution Inspires Teams to Evolve, Too

In the Galapagos Islands, the birthplace of the theory of evolution inspires teams to evolve, too.

The Latest Post-Hurricane Updates Coming Out of the U.S. Virgin Islands

The latest post-hurricane updates coming out of the U.S. Virgin Islands attests to the notion that hope is a thing of wings, supplies and WiFi.

See How One DMC in NYC is Riding the Changing Tides of Today’s Meetings...

See how one DMC in NYC is riding the changing tides of today's meetings trends.

Cultural Group Programming Is on the Rise in Macao

Cultural group programming abounds in Macao, the "Las Vegas of the East," which is also home to 20 UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Nose-to-Nose Meetings Surpass ‘Business As Usual’ in New Zealand

This is the norm for New Zealand business events: a sense of place and authenticity that “entices people to do things beyond the conferences they are here for,” explains Tourism New Zealand’s Director of Trade and Major Events, Rene de Monchy.

See How 2 US Cities Are ‘Greening’ Up Meetings & Incentives

If it hasn’t happened already, requests for event sustainability metrics may soon be the norm.

Add “Gust-o” to Your Windy City Meetings With These Ideas

An increase in MICE programs is adding new dimensions to Chicago’s cultural side while also giving a gust of revenue to the Windy City.

Unconventional Event Venues Create Hair-Raising Experiences in Madrid

Events in unsuspected places is trending in Madrid, and the city’s underground network of abandoned tunnels and bunkers deliver.

Oyster Love Blooms Eternal in Panama City, Florida

A point of pride for Florida’s Emerald Coast: the US oyster shucking champion (yes, this is really a thing), Honor Allen, hails from Panama City.

The Force Will Soon Be With California’s MICE Groups

Visual storytelling within a “no walls” mix of high and popular art will characterize the new Lucas Museum of Narrative Art when it opens in L.A.’s Exposition Park in 2021.

Q&A: How Fiesta Americana Is Catering to the Transformational Meetings Trend

Fiesta Americana digs deep to cater to new a new expectation in meetings: transformational group experiences.

Conference Call: Add Value to Your Event With These 3 Sustainability Conferences

If you are looking for new ways to integrate the principles of responsible meetings into your event, these three sustainability conferences could be a good place to start.

A Look at American Express Meetings & Events’ Top 5 Healthcare Congress Trends

Mercurial, highly regulated and compliance-driven, the complexities of healthcare and pharma industries are a pressure cooker for large-scale planning.

Meet the Game Changer for Baltimore-Washington Metro Meetings

Meetings and conventions groups will soon have a new option with the summer opening of The Hotel at the University of Maryland.

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