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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 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.
Montego Bay Boys and Girls Club

The Sandals Foundation Adds CSR to Caribbean Meetings and Events

With over 300 grassroots initiatives ripe for the picking, there’s always room for a dash of CSR in Caribbean meetings & incentives
Spa Villas, Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa Montelucia

Joya Spa Brings Authentic Hammam Bathing Ritual to Scottsdale

"Joya Spa is the only spa in the area infusing signature products with flower & gem essences—beyond organic to state-of-mind level."
Waldorf Astoria Beijing

Hilton Places Another Waldorf Astoria in China

Planners will find over 8,500 sf of contemporary and tech-driven meeting space

Delta’s New Mile High Club Opens Door for In-Air Meetings

Delta's Innovation Classes are transforming a typical flight into a mentoring program, giving business, art and technology experts and up and coming innovators a chance to share ideas 35,000 ft in the air.

AMResorts Expands Portfolio Throughout Caribbean

AMResorts is adding over 1,800 rooms to its Caribbean portfolio over the next year.
Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival 2014

Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival (VAMFF) 2014

VAMFF’s core program of runway, beauty and business events takes place in Melbourne March 17 to 23 with plenty of talks, workshops and cultural programs scattered throughout the month.
River Cruising on River Royal

CLIA Reveals Smoother Sailing for Millennials, Group & River Cruising

"There’s positive news that Millennials are continuing to make up a big part of first-time cruisers, and we see the reinforcement of trends in multigenerational travel."

Griffintown to Become Montréal’s Next Meeting Hot Spot

"We really like adding a touch of whimsy to each of our hotels. The suspended Solo Cello chairs in our lobby were custom-designed in Montréal for the hotel."
Royal Palaces Hampton Court

Georgian Joy in London’s Royal Palaces

Beginning on April 17, three Glorious Georges exhibitions themed to the Georgian era will unfold throughout the beloved palaces to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the Georgian dynasty.
Conrad Hotels Pune India

Hilton’s Conrad Pune Slated for India in 2015

For its first branded hotel in India, Conrad Hotels & Resorts has chosen a rising star in the tech universe: the city of Pune (pooh-nuh).
Saman Terrace, Renaissance St. Croix Carambola

Reconnecting at the Renaissance St. Croix Carambola Beach Resort & Spa

Every view from my second-floor guest room at The Renaissance St. Croix Carambola Beach Resort & Spa grants the sensation of being tucked away in a treehouse.
Estate Whim Museum, St. Croix

Groups Explore St. Croix’s Heritage at Estate Whim Museum

The Estate Whim Museum tells the tales of St. Croix’s past through rare artifacts, maps and photographs.
Synesthesia-infused art by British painter, David Hockney

App Helps Meeting Planners Prioritize by Mimicking Creator’s Synesthesia

Jonathan Jackson's synesthesia has been transformed into an algorithm that meeting planners can't afford to miss.
BioDistrict, New Orleans

The “New” New Orleans

Biomedical and research entrepreneurs are setting up camp in New Orleans' BioDistrict and creating a wave of meetings & incentives in the process
The San Diego Convention Center at dusk

San Diego Convention Center Goes Big, Then Bigger

San Diego's 2.6 million-sf mothership of a convention center will soon possess the largest single contiguous exhibit hall on the West Coast. Sky Park will open up a whole new opportunity for meetings and events on that part of the bay, while giving visitors and locals a more tangible experience of the city.
Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller at Caribbean Travel Marketplace 2014

Jamaican PM Portia Simpson-Miller: “Let’s Get Together and Feel Alright”

"Let’s get together” was the driving message of the Caribbean Travel Marketplace 2014, which hosted delegates from 20 countries.
Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia

Omni Hits Scottsdale

The Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa has 29,000 sf of indoor meeting space, Camelback Mountain views and tons of Spanish charm.
Downtown New Orleans

Prevue Talks W Conversion with Le Méridien’s Brian Povinelli

At the new Le Méridien New Orleans guests will discover unique, artistic design elements that highlight the personality of the great city.
meeting and incentive travel Cindy Hoddeson

Prevue Talks Value in Q&A with VisitMonaco’s Cindy Hoddeson

In this InFocus, Prevue had the opportunity to chat with Cindy Hoddeson, director of meeting/incentives sales, VisitMonaco to learn how planners could add value in conventional and out-of-the-box ways to meetings & incentives. Customized and personalized possibilities include cooking lessons, wine tastings, tennis, sailing, Formula 3 driving experiences and painting classes.
Lobby, Grimaldi Forum Monaco

Grimaldi Forum Monaco Hits Last Renovation Phase

Grimaldi Forum Monaco is set for a year-long makeover beginning in 2014 that will reimagine many of its public areas. But not to worry, the venue’s quintessential industrial chic vibe isn’t going anywhere.
Exhibition Centre, Liverpool

Liverpool Lures Meeting Planners with All That Glitters on the Waterfront

Liverpool's new 89,100-sf Exhibition Centre, scheduled to open its doors in the spring of 2015, will be the only venue in Europe with an interconnected arena, convention center and exhibition center. Liverpool is a UNESCO World Heritage City with the Arena and Convention Centre (ACC) Liverpool and upcoming Exhibition Centre planted smack in the middle of all that glitters along the Mersey waterfront.
Harpa Interior

Selling the Silence in Reykjavik Iceland

Vast and diverse explorable landscapes make digital detox the old standby in Iceland.

Atlantic City Boardwalk: Post-Hurricane Sandy

Just one year after Hurricane Sandy renovated much of New Jersey’s iconic Atlantic City, a distinctly new rumble can be heard on the promenade.
Palacio del Inka

Palacio del Inka in Cusco Peru: Renovations Then & Now

“Once reserved for backpackers, Cusco has become a ‘must’ for a new generation of luxury travelers, and we are thrilled to unlock the destination for our global guests, as only The Luxury Collection can.”

Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs Heats Up the Music Scene, Cools Down the Desert

“Our guests will get to see items from the biggest legends in musical history, as well as memorabilia from contemporary superstars like Maroon 5, Gwen Stefani, Rihanna and so many other incredible performers.”

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