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Johnalee Johnston

Johnalee Johnston
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.
Anaheim Brewery

Faces of Tourism Gives Voice to Frontline Tourism/Hospitality Workers

“Industry veterans can give perspective to visitors by sharing information and tips that newcomers to the tourism industry may not be aware of when talking about our destination.”
Kittitian Hill Belle Mont Farm, St. Kitts

Sustainable Luxury Hotel Soon to Debut Edible Incentives in St. Kitts

“It’s ideal for planners who are looking for a retreat that allows attendees to immerse themselves in local Caribbean culture and heritage, distinct farm-to-table culinary experiences and wellness offerings.”
Frenchmans Reef Infinity Pool

A Room with ‘the’ View at Frenchman’s Reef, St. Thomas

“The site not only allows us to show various water and island views throughout the resort, but also helps us show guests the difference between Morning Star and Frenchman’s Reef.”
St Regis Wine Room

St. Regis Atlanta Forecast: 99% Chance of Wine

The cordials' savory, less sweet desserts combined with craft spirits and wine pairings offer a taste of what's trending in today's culinary world.
Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort

AAA All the Way at the Twin Arrows Navajo Casino & Resort

"Last year, Navajo artists turned a painting that was collaboratively put together by a visiting group into a masterpiece—powerful experience."
MGM Resort the park

First-Ever Park Takes Shape on the Vegas Strip

The Park will beckon attendees outside in a locale that typically wows from behind closed doors.
Dreamtime Australia 2013

The Regent Theatre: Surviving 20 Years of Darkness

It's hard to fathom that the Regent Theatre, one of the last picture palaces in Australia, has survived floods, fire and 20 years of darkness since opening in 1929.
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Dreamtime Unleashed in the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

A full day of business sessions at the iconic Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) began as a rare encounter with the culinary bliss of quinoa and corn hash, Persian fetta and avocado, and perfectly poached 63-degree organic eggs prepared by MCEC’s Tony Panetta and celebrity chef Guy Grossi.
Illuminations Dessert Party, Epcot

Disney Introduces Groups to the Story of Their Meeting

Disney’s innovative form of storytelling adds fresh perspective to meetings and events—and from one of the world’s most recognizable creative content companies, we’d expect nothing less.
Relax. Revive. Refresh - Marco Island

How Marco Island Marriott Makes Meeting Easy

Relax. Revive. Refresh—more than likely, your Marco Island Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa itinerary will revolve around these ideas.
Hogwarts Express travels between London’s King Cross Station and Hogsmeade Station

Weird and Wonderful Diagon Alley and the Ride That Could Not Be Named

Universal Orlando Resort is buzzing with anticipation for the Diagon Alley expansion of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, set to double the size of the area.
lobby, MGM Grand Detroit

MGM Grand Helps Detroit Bounce Back from the Proverbial Brink

"With the increased pressures on meeting planners and event organizers to attract, retain and engage attendees, coupled with the responsibility to “do more with less,” planners are seeking out venues that allow them to provide an impressive presentation and maximize their budget."
Gamification of meetings and incentives is on the rise.

The Gamification of Meetings & Events

It’s the beginning of an “app in everything” era—and in case you’re wondering, it goes way beyond the old automated RFP and WiFi standbys. A third of all meetings & events planners are now integrating some form of gaming techniques and/or virtual elements into their programs.
Optimizing Social Media for Meetings & Events

How to Optimize Social Media for Meetings & Events

With as much as 25 percent of marketing budgets dedicated solely to social media, meetings and events are about to get a lot more interesting.
Lefroy meeting room, the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Exploring the Luxury of Nature at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Alberta

The 550-room Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise hotel immerses groups in the luxury of nature on a daily basis. Luxury is not just about the fixtures of the hotel, it is about the service and comfort that embrace the surrounding landscape.
Sala Pool at Sheraton Macau

New Developments Usher New Meeting Possibilities to Macau’s Cotai Strip

The massive three-tower Sands Cotai Central in Macau has ushered a new era of meeting possibilities to the region’s Cotai Strip. Hosting meetings of any type under one roof is an advantage that the Sheraton Macau has over other MICE hotels in the region.
Limousine service, Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok

Many of Thailand’s ‘Firsts’ Happen at the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok

The Mandarin Oriental Bangkok, Thailand’s first luxury hotel, offers traditional Thai design with a fervent emphasis on superior service and wellness.
The elegant Long Bar offers groups a non-traditional venue.

Handcrafted Luxury at the PuLi Hotel & Spa, Shanghai

The 193-room PuLi Hotel & Spa in Shanghai is giving nod to the spring season with a number of packages that offer groups a taste of handcrafted luxury. “Through the years, we have found that luxury has transformed to become a more personal thought-out experience."
Vue De Monde, Melbourne

Eat Pray Love: In Australia, What’s the Difference?

Food may very well be the religion of Australia. Here are a few reasons why. Australian cuisines are almost cerebral—they infiltrate your mind and pillage your senses.
Federation Square, Melbourne

Back to the Beginning: Walkin’ Birrarung in Melbourne

The Walkin' Birrarung tour in Melbourne breathes life into Dreamtime, an Aboriginal creation story. “What was actually happening as you’re walking through the smoke was a physical merge of the old and the young and the entire community.”
Koala at Taronga Zoo, Sydney

How to Get Your Om Engine Revving in Australia

If you’re into getting your Zen on with nature as I am, Australia's myriad landscapes are just what the doctored ordered. The string of coral reefs is the only biological community on Earth that is visible from space.
graffiti laneway, Melbourne

Melbourne & the Laneway Less Traveled

“Melbournians are fiercely proud of the city and know where to shop, where to eat, where the festivals are—they own the city.”
L’Auberge Casino Resort Lake Charles

Poker Brings Groups Together at the L’Auberge Casino Resort Lake Charles

The 754 newly remodeled guest rooms at L’Auberge Casino Resort Lake Charles exude warmth and southern hospitality—about what you’d expect from a property inspired...
Glamping tents, IMS

Glamping in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Oval

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway opens up 100 tents in the infield for Indy 500 glampers. Over 350,000 fans are expected to grace the speedway's bleachers—more than any other single day sporting event in the world.
Chef Marcelo Pinheiro, InterContinental São Paulo

The InterContinental Hotel Group’s Forward-Thinking Environmental Initiatives

The InterContinental Hotel Group is carrying out forward-thinking environmental initiatives across 2,600 hotels.

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