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Thinking Outside the Box

September 22, 2016 by COURTNEY STANLEY
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When we meet, we change the world—unless we’re bored, that is. How many times have you sat in a conference session and: Texted every person from your phone in 30 minutes (yes, it is possible)? Fallen asleep (you may or

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Play Time

September 22, 2016 by ROGER HASKETT
Roger Haskett

Ask yourself: “How many times do we expect teams, meetings, conferences to work in an environment that produces dead rats?” Huh? A 2014 study conducted by a group of psychologists and neurologists found that if you take play away from

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Aloft Unveils Voice-Activated Guestrooms

August 31, 2016 by douloff

STAMFORD, CT — Starwood Hotels & Resorts has debuted the voice-activated guestroom, giving guests new ways to interact using “Hey Siri,” it was announced Aug. 25. Each Aloft voice-activated hotel room is equipped with an iPad running a custom Aloft app used

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IMEX America Debuting Latest Tech Innovations

August 29, 2016 by douloff

LAS VEGAS — Meetings industry professionals attending IMEX America this year can preview the latest business innovations, many of which will come from the technology sector, according to nearly 40 per cent of meeting professionals. Imex America will be held

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Ritz-Carlton adding Charging Stations

August 16, 2016 by douloff

CHEVY CHASE, MD — Ritz-Carlton has installed two charging stations at each property, offering guests the ability to charge up for 150 miles in two and a half hours, it was announced Aug. 9. “Commitment to the community and environment

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Top 10 Holiday Luxury Travel Destinations

August 11, 2016 by douloff

NEW YORK — International luxury travel network Virtuoso has revealed the hottest upscale destinations for this year’s holiday season, it was announced Aug. 9. Virtuoso has sourced data from its warehouse of more than $35 billion in transactions to disclose

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MPI Announces IMEX America Education Program

July 20, 2016 by Lori Smith

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) will return to Las Vegas this fall to deliver educational programming during IMEX America. As the strategic partner and premier education provider for the show, MPI will present the daily keynotes as well as power the

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Virtuoso Award Nominees Point to Trends

July 14, 2016 by douloff

NEW YORK — Virtuoso, the international network of luxury travel agencies, has announced the nominees for its prestigious Best of the Best hotel awards, it was announced last month. Celebrating its 10th year, the Best of the Best awards recognize

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SITE Leaders Speak Out on Brexit Outcome

July 8, 2016 by douloff

LONDON — The Brexit referendum outcome has created plenty of uncertainty and the long-term implications on the incentive travel business are unknown. Members of the Society for Incentive Excellence (SITE) from around the globe share their perspectives on how the

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Industry Insider: Disruption or Normalcy?

May 25, 2016 by LES SELBY, CMP, CMM
Les Selby, CMM, CMP

I think one of the most used “buzz words” in the past six months has to be disruption.  Every article seems to be focused on the forces that are disruptive – innovative processes, changed economic realities, different technologies and new

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Caesars Entertainment Expands Responsible Meeting Initiatives

May 25, 2016 by Lori Smith

Caesars Entertainment Corporation’s Responsible Meetings (RM) Group is releasing a new “Meetings for Good” menu of community service opportunities, which will be available at select properties. The Meetings for Good menu promotes stronger community engagement among Caesars-operated resorts, meeting customers

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Feedback: Ageism in the Events Industry!

March 16, 2016 by Lori Smith
Ronnie Caplan, Ronnie Caplan Communications

EDITOR’S NOTE: Ronnie Caplan was inspired to write the following cover letter/article in response to the Critical Path column by Bailey Roth and Carly Silberstein, published in the January.February issue of M+IT.  To Hiring Manager(s), As an Event Designer / Producer,