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4 Must-See TED Talks for Planners

You might have missed this year's TED conference at the Vancouver Convention Centre—more than 90 speakers over five days ending March 20. That's where some of the world's most engaged and engaging minds meet to present their thoughts on how to make

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Hotels in the Catbird Seat, Fresh New Spaces, & Shorter Showers in the Pipeline

News You Can Use for Meetings & Events... Hotels Gain the Upper Hand With few new-built lodgings under development, experts think rising demand will boost domestic hotel occupancy rates to 30-year highs by 2016, according to REIT Magazine.

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Hospitality on Horizon: Europe

Luxury hotels opening in Europe in 2015 exemplify exactly what today’s top-tier meeting attendees expect—and then some. Here's a

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Hospitality on Horizon: North America

Luxury hotels opening in North America this year exemplify exactly what today’s top-tier meeting attendees expect—and then

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Hospitality on Horizon: Asia

Luxury hotels opening in Asia in 2015 exemplify exactly what today’s top-tier meeting attendees expect—and then some. Here's a

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What’s New in the Bahamas? 3 Reasons to Plan a Trip Right Now

About 3,200 sun-kissed islands and cays scatter over 500 miles of Atlantic Ocean in the Bahamas, where tourism, the nation's No. 1 industry, centers mostly on the islands of New Providence, Paradise, and Grand Bahama. Meeting planners drawn to

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CEO Update: The Latest on our Acquisition by Cvent

Our recent acquisition by Cvent represents a very exciting time for Elite Meetings International (EMI). While we’ve created a strong brand with great products, we have only scratched the surface of all that is possible. At EMI, we have grand

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Spotlight on Aruba: 3 Reasons to Plan a Trip Right Now

Known for its friendly people, divi divi trees, and warm, dry climate outside the hurricane belt, Aruba measures just 6 miles across and less than 20 miles long. Small, but a mighty force in Caribbean tourism, the tiny former Dutch colony welcomes

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Filling Stations

Last month I wrote about perfect summer meeting activities (Sizzling Summer Summits). In it, I gave food station ideas to go along with suggested activities. I received several emails asking me about other creative food station ideas, so I thought it

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Social Media—It’s All the Buzz!

I am always excited when I hear that someone has chosen meeting planning as their career path. I give lectures to a college hospitality program from time-to-time and keep in touch with some of the students. One student is in her first year—of her

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