How to Create a Full Frontal Brainstorming Session

In short, creative brainstorming sessions require unabashed full frontal thinking.
travel ban, Global Business Travel Association, business travel professionals, GBTA poll, U.S. tourism, American tourism, Trump administration

GBTA Poll Shows Travel Ban Will Affect U.S. Meetings

Not only do travel professionals see the ban affecting tourism to the U.S., but also having the potential to affect American travelers abroad.

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?
Sharon Fisher, Play with a Purpose, Flip the Script, networking, icebreakers

5 Icebreaker Ideas that Can Actually Work

During breakout sessions, encourage people sitting at tables together to chat rather than text or get on Facebook.

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.
meal caps, meeting

Meal Caps Not Keeping Up With F&B Cost Increases

“You can get a hot breakfast at the Westin in St. Louis for $40 and a similar breakfast at the Westin in Times Square will cost $75.”
Colombia, Latin America, Cartagena, Bogota, Latin American meetings, UNESCO World Heritage Site

5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites that Reflect Colombian Culture

The park’s wild landscape melds well with the unique artistic styles of the sculptures that range from abstract to realist.
Black History Month, Zora Neale Hurston, African American anthropologists, networking, event networking, meeting networking

Approach Networking Like an Anthropologist (and Celebrate Black History Month at the Same Time)

Shyer attendees can apply the 1-2-3 rule by approaching people who are standing by themselves first because they will be the most welcoming.
wellness retreats, healthy lifestyle, healthy meetings, wellness meetings, active meetings, Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino, Il Salviatino, Las Lagunas Boutique Hotel, Barnsley Resort

4 Active Retreats for Wellness-Focused Groups This Spring

Attendees will especially enjoy the spider monkeys climbing around the property.
Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa, Montage Palmetto Bluff, Lake Tahoe, art programs, art team building, interactive art

3 Interactive Art Programs for Groups to Get Creative

Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa is entwined with the circa-1930s Cattle Track Arts Compound, a haven for artists, jewelers, potters, blacksmiths and printers.
Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa, Florida, Bonita Springs, waterpark, renovation, meeting space

Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Freshens Up Indoor, Outdoor Space

“An abundance of flexible outdoor event space sets the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort apart from the competition.”
Hawaii, Oahu, ukulele, festivals, events

Ukuleles & Artwork Attract Attendees to 2017 Oahu Festivals

To delve deeper into the Hawaiian music culture, groups can attend the world’s largest ukulele festival on July 16.
Cuba, Royal Caribbean International, Empress of the Seas, cruises, cruise meetings, Caribbean

Royal Caribbean Sails into Cuba

Step back in time and ride a vintage American classic car to iconic places such as Hotel Nacional.
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Chatbot, robot concierge, technology

Say “Hello” to Rose, The Cosmopolitan’s Chatbot

Meeting planners can now befriend Rose who takes robotic customer service to another level, with sassy commentary and 24/7 accessibility for guests via text message.
The Collector Luxury Inn & Gardens, St. Augustine, Florida, historic meetings, historic hotels, boutique hotels

The Collector to Personalize St. Augustine Hotel Experience

The charming property includes a set of nine buildings that are repurposed from historic homes dating back to 1790.
Condado Plaza Hilton, Puerto Rico, wellness

4 Wellness Packages Offered at Condado Plaza Hilton

Attendees will literally be given garden shears to select and cut leafy greens to put on their plates at lunchtime.
Hard Rock Hotel Papagayo Costa Rica, Hard Rock Hotels, Costa Rica, Papagayo, Central America, hotel openings

Hard Rock Will Roll into Costa Rica Next Year

The Hard Rock brand’s foray into the country will include a 294-room modern retreat on the Papagayo Peninsula.
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Assila Hotel, Rocco Forte Hotels, hotel openings

Rocco Forte Hotels Enters Middle Eastern Market

A nod to the local culture, the property houses 2,000 pieces of artwork created by Saudi artists as well as 860 books that highlight the history of Saudi culture.
Asbury Hotel, Asbury Park, New Jersey, new hotels, communal spaces, trendy hotels

N.J.’s New Asbury Hotel Redefines Communal Spaces

The 4,300-sf Baronet provides group with a rooftop lawn, dotted with beanbags and casual seating.
Camino Real, El Paso, Texas, Hotel Paso del Norte, American Western, Kobi Karp, Meyers Group

Camino Real’s Upscale Western Theme to Transform El Paso

Built in 1912, the hotel’s rooftop once served as the perfect spot to view battles happening during the Mexican Revolution.
Hawaii, incentive travel, incentive programs, zipline, volcano, Kauai, Maui, Big Island

5 Hawaii Activities that Add Aloha Twists to Incentive Programs

Attendees will engage in conservation work on the Big Island by removing invasive plants and replanting native ones in between zip lining on the company’s four lines.
Carrie Fisher, independent meeting planners, marketing, independent event planners, meeting marketing

Carrie Fisher’s One-Liners Translate into Marketing Wisdom for Independent Planners

“Even in space, there’s a double standard.”
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Lawn On D, Boston, Massachusetts, Hynes Convention Center

Giant Jenga, LED Swings Energize Boston Meetings

Attendees can interact with the BCEC's main attraction, Swing Time, a set of swings with solar-powered LED lights that change color when swung at varying speeds and heights.
South Korea, Seoul, winter activities, Korea, Republic of Korea, Korean meetings

5 Unexpected Winter Wonderland Experiences in Korea

Nothing says winter in Korea like the Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival.
The Distillery, London, gin, gin hotel

Cheers, The Distillery Becomes the World’s First Gin Hotel

Perhaps most exciting for groups is The Ginstitute, which offers gin-making experiences to attendees interested in making their own personal blend of gin.

Most Popular

Connect with us:

Prevue Meetings