7 Smart Moves at Hilton Quebec & Velas Resorts

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Peter Ambros Hospitality Management Corporation (HMC) announces the appointment of Ambros as general manager of Four Points by Sheraton in Little Rock, Arkansas. Jean-Francois Lincourt Hilton Quebec appoints Lincourt general manager.

Little Rock, Big Ambition

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Convene participated in a press trip to Little Rock, Arkansas, that began on Nov. Rock Town is another locally sourced success story, using bottles and barrels made in Arkansas, and grains grown there. The newly renovated Robinson Center.

Vista continue to grow international client base

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Leading creative communications consultancy and event specialists, Vista, have delivered Walmart’s International Associates Conference in Arkansas, USA.

4 Misconceptions About Millennials Working in Meetings

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They’re glued to their phones “[Employers] see them on their phone they see them texting that’s what they think about them,” said University of Arkansas hospitality professor Godwin-Charles Ogbeide, Ph.D.

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4 Unexpected Southern Locales Adding Hospitality to Meetings

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Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Fayetteville, Arkansas, both turned heads this year with high rankings on the U.S. Less familiar Southern locales are enjoying a spur of activity as of late, adding to their appeal for meetings and conferences. For example, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, just welcomed a sprawling IBM campus and is undergoing a $1.25 billion renovation of its downtown area, complete with 300 new hotel rooms and a burgeoning food scene.

2017 CVB Selfie Contest: South

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Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau President and CEO Gretchen Hall shows off Arkansas’ premier performing arts facility.

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Make Your Venue a Valentine’s Day Destination

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14 tickets, while Travis Tritt’s 2019 show at the University of Central Arkansas is taking the lead in Conway, AR. Roses and chocolate are everywhere and your patrons are officially on the lookout for Valentine’s Day date ideas.

Your Favorite Meeting Venues in the South

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Hammons Convention Center Northwest Arkansas and the Alpharetta Conference Center, home of Connect Georgia 2018. Your favorite venues in the South represent some of the best facilities in the country. Congratulations to all involved for ensuring the events business continues to grow. Below, see what you and your peers selected as prime locations to do business. Convention Centers. Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans led the way with nominations.

Make Your Venue a Valentine’s Day Destination

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14 tickets, while Travis Tritt’s 2019 show at the University of Central Arkansas is taking the lead in Conway, AR. Roses and chocolate are everywhere and your patrons are officially on the lookout for Valentine’s Day date ideas.

Travel Industry Reacts to President Trump’s Revised Cuba Policy

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Rick Crawford from Arkansas tweeted a GIF on Friday that says, “Over the next four years, reversing Cuba policies would cost the U.S.

Puff, Puff, Plan Your Marijuana Policy for Events

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Arkansas. Call it what you want— weed , grass, dope, bud, Buddha, keef, reefer, pot, ganga, Mary Jane, that sticky icky. Marijuana has been a hot social and political topic for quite some time now. Yet, as a meeting or event planner , it’s not likely in the forefront of your mind.

National Parks: A Natural Choice for Meetings

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Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas, approximately 1 hour from Little Rock, surrounds the town of Hot Springs, which owes its existence to the 19 th -century crowds drawn to the healing waters. A national park adventure doesn’t always require an epic trek.

9 Zany Zipline Tours

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above the Arkansas River. Zip, zip, hooray! Leave your drone at home, and still get a bird’s-eye view of some of the world’s most popular tourist attractions by treating your event attendees to a zip line tour.

Boat Safety Tips in Wake of Disasters

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According to WCVB-TV in Boston, 13 passengers were killed when their boat sank near Hot Springs, Arkansas, in 1999. Tragic boating incidents in which tourists and crew members were killed and injured on Hawaii Island and in Branson, Missouri made headlines this week. On Hawaii Island, a volcano exploded , shooting a fireball flying through the roof a Lava Ocean Tours vessel, injuring 22 passengers on July 16, according to Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources.

Smart Women 2017: Doer

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Job title: President and CEO Company or organization: Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau (LRCVB) in Arkansas. Kimberly Greene. Job title: Lead associate for events and strategic market development. Company or organization: Booz Allen Hamilton in McLean, Virginia.

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What Makes for Good Internships?

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an associate professor of hospitality management at the University of Arkansas, who both advises students on internships and helps meeting-planning organizations design well-rounded programs for them. Do you have your interns printing out name badges and braving the morning coffee run?

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Smart Women 2017 – Doer

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Job title: President and CEO Company or organization: Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau (LRCVB) in Arkansas. Kimberly Greene. Job title: Lead associate for events and strategic market development. Company or organization: Booz Allen Hamilton in McLean, Virginia.

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