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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.
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.
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.
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.
The Mandarin Oriental Bangkok, Thailand’s first luxury hotel, offers traditional Thai design with a fervent emphasis on superior service and wellness.
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."
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.
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.”
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.
“Melbournians are fiercely proud of the city and know where to shop, where to eat, where the festivals are—they own the city.”
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...
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.
The InterContinental Hotel Group is carrying out forward-thinking environmental initiatives across 2,600 hotels.
The 221-room Renaissance Denver Downtown City Center is set to open this May in the old Colorado National Bank. The 33-inch thick steel doors of the original bank vaults welcome groups to a place where they can mingle and dine like thieves.
Radisson Red, a contemporary, purpose-driven hotel brand geared toward Millennials is set debut in the spring of 2015. "Millennials crave meaningful exchanges. We're handing over check-in, food and drink purchases and other areas where human interactions tend to be procedural to technology."
We first visited El Arco (The Arch), Cabo San Lucas’ iconic rock formation at the tip of the Baja Peninsula, where the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez collide.
Draped over 340 acres along the Caribbean Sea, The Buccaneer hotel looks like a pretty pink fortress as our group inches closer to the main house for the first time.
With over 300 grassroots initiatives ripe for the picking, there’s always room for a dash of CSR in Caribbean meetings & incentives
"Joya Spa is the only spa in the area infusing signature products with flower & gem essences—beyond organic to state-of-mind level."
Planners will find over 8,500 sf of contemporary and tech-driven meeting space
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 is adding over 1,800 rooms to its Caribbean portfolio over the next year.
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.
"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."
"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."