SXSW

6 Technology Meeting Trends

High-tech companies are typically the early adopters when it comes to meeting tech, from apps to virtual reality. Prevue asked planners about the latest trends they are seeing at technology meetings.
The Bahamas, One&Only Ocean Club, Caribbean, Baha Mar

5 New Happenings in The Islands of The Bahamas

Meeting planners will be happy to know that The Bahamas is still very much open for business, with a slew of new experiences to offer groups in 2018.
The Kimpton Everly, InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown, Marriott Irvine Spectrum, Los Angeles, Southern California

3 Fresh SoCal Hotels to Put on Your Radar

The hotel scene is amping up in Southern California with new hotels coming to downtown Los Angeles and Orange County.
#thinkpink, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay

5 Hotels #ThinkPink This Breast Cancer Awareness Month

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, here are five hotels across the globe that #thinkpink to show their support.
#GreaterTogether, diversity, Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Fort Lauderdale Welcomes Diverse Groups with #GreaterTogether Campaign

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau recently launched its new #GreaterTogether initiative in an effort to welcome international groups.
Live! By Lowes, St. Louis, Ballpark Village, St. Louis Cardinals, Missouri

St. Louis Welcomes Convention Hotel in Phase II of Ballpark Village

St. Louis’ Ballpark Village is about to get much bigger as it gears up for a $260 million second-phase project that includes a convention hotel.
Disney, Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort, resort renovations, hotel renovations, Orlando, Florida

Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort Completes $140 Million Renovation

After three years, Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Fla., officially completed the largest transformation in the resort’s history.
Puerto Rico, meeting

The Latest Hurricane Update From Puerto Rico

Many hotels are housing local and international relief workers, law enforcement and other government officials as well guests, and in some cases providing wi-fi hotspots.
Meetings Market Survey, Colorado Convention Center, meetings research, PCMA, Convene

5 Takeaways from PCMA Convene’s Data from the Last 10 Years

PCMA Convene’s 26th Annual Meetings Market Survey polled about 300 meeting planners and compared their responses to data collected over the last 10 years.
Barcelo

Bespoke is Big Business for Barcelo & Melia

Barcelo Hotel Group and Melia Hotels & Resorts have made significant investments in brand restructures that will deliver even more options to planners.
Westin Nanea Ocean Villas, Hawaii, Maui, Starwood Preferred Guests, Marriott International

SPG Resorts in Hawaii Shows Off Portfolio’s Latest

Members of the Hawaii resort team for the 12 Starwood Preferred Guest Resorts in Hawaii visited San Francisco this week to meet with media.

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.
human trafficking, meetings

New Report: More Hotels Are Prepared to Deal with Human Trafficking

According to ECPAT-USA Executive Director Carol Smolenski, the next initiative from her organization will be to create a training program for people who work in travel management companies.
Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club, Florida, Hurricane Irma, SummerJazz on the Gulf

Naples Beach Hotel Reopens After Hurricane Irma Cleanup

The 319-room Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club in Southwest Florida reopened on Monday after a two-week closure to clean up after Hurricane Irma.
New Orleans

3 Cultural Highlights for Inspiring New Orleans Meetings

The much anticipated NOPSI Hotel has opened in the Central Business District of New Orleans and gives planners a new place to meet and experience the culture of the city.
Royal Caribbean, meetings

3 Ways the Hospitality Industry is Helping Hurricane Maria and Irma Victims

So far, United AIrlines has committed over 7 million bonus miles to customers and matched $300,000 in donations.

In Maui, You’ll Get Innovative Meetings Wrapped In Warm Aloha Spirit

The Incentive Research Foundation's (IRF) latest annual conference wowed over 200 incentive planners with Maui's aloha spirit.

The New Grand Hyatt Baha Mar Offers a New Take on Luxury

Spanning 600 acres in Nassau, The Bahamas, the newly opened Grand Hyatt Baha Mar is already capturing groups with its own brand of luxury.
Boulders Resort & Spa, Arizona, Carefree, Scottsdale, renovations

Boulders Resort & Spa Gets Southwestern Design to Reflect Heritage

The 160-casita Boulders Resort & Spa continues to offer a fresher look for groups after completing a multimillion-dollar renovation.
Hurricane irma, meeting

Caribbean Reels From Hurricane Irma

In the British Virgin Islands, “The destruction caused by Hurricane Irma has been devastating,” reported Sharon Flax-Brutus, director of tourism for the British Virgin Islands. Few resorts report that they’ll be open this fall.
Hurricane Irma, meetings

Florida Recovers From Hurricane Irma

Key West Mayor Craig Cates has targeted the start of Fantasy Fest—a 10-day festival that starts October 20—as the goal to officially reopen to tourists.

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.
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3 Quirky Events Highlight Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina’s New Space

Of course, San Diego is known for hosting Comic-Con International, the annual comic convention that brings about 10,000 attendees to the city each year.

New Name for FICP: Financial & Insurance Conference Professionals

The name change to Financial & Insurance Conference Professionals mirrors a similar name change several years ago by MPI, from Meeting Planners International to Meeting Professionals International.

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