Omni Dallas Offers Meeting Planners Bright Branding Opportunities

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Omni Dallas Hotel announced May 4 that it will be featuring the names of companies visiting the hotel on its signature outdoor skin as part of its “Book a Meeting, Brand the Dallas Skyline” promotion.

10 New Dallas/Fort Worth Venues for Spring Meetings and Events

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Highbrow Art, Presidential History and Cowboy Hats in Dallas & Fort Worth

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The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is an intersection of cosmopolitan sophistication and bonafide cowboy culture best experienced in these two metropolitan cities. These days, Dallas and Fort Worth are honoring their roots while embracing the new, and meeting groups can come along for the ride.

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Dallas Fort Worth International Airport is First in North America to Become Carbon Neutral

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Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport has become the first airport in North America to achieve carbon neutral status, one of only 23 airports in the world to achieve the distinction.

10 New Dallas/Fort Worth Venues for Fall Meetings and Events

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10 New Venues in Dallas/Fort Worth for Summer Entertaining and Events

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Here's a look at new Dallas/Fort Worth eateries, drinking spots, hotels, conference areas, private rooms, and other spaces to open

3 New Ideas for Entertaining in Dallas

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Top 5 Event Planners: Dallas

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The post Top 5 Event Planners: Dallas appeared first on The Social Tables Blog. Todd Events. Todd plans his events with “left brained execution” and “right brained creativity.”

10 New Venues in Dallas/Fort Worth for Spring Meetings and Events

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10 New Dallas/Fort Worth Venues for Fall Meetings and Events

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10 Best U.S. Cities for Business Travel

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Dallas. A work hard, play hard motto fits well in Dallas with more than 12,000 dining options, 200 golf courses and 20 entertainment districts. Dallas rated well in low traffic congestion and offers great 4G LTE coverage. George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, Texas.

Tips to Save Time and Money on Labor Day Travel

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Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Dallas. For many Americans, the Labor Day holiday evokes thoughts of barbeque, beaches and the last hurrahs of summer. It’s always one of the busiest holiday travel periods of the year, and this year it may be even more hectic than usual.

5 Best Airport Hotels in North America

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This 298-guest room property is located inside Terminal D of Dallas-Fort Worth Airport. It is just minutes from Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas , which offer seemingly endless entertainment, shopping and dining options.

Texas CVBs Battle Proposed Bathroom Law SB 6

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Visit Dallas President and CEO Phillip Jones lets the numbers do the talking when campaigning against Senate Bill 6 (SB 6), a proposed bathroom law in Texas. While Austin is “the second-best city in Texas,” jokes Jones, he is eager to return home to Dallas, hoping to have defeated what he describes as a “very, very, very bad bill.”

100 Destinations and Counting: Marriott’s CRN Continues to Grow

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The network also has presence in near Kansas City Crown Plaza, Houston Galleria, Denver Convention Center, downtown Dallas and the Boston waterfront and convention center. Cresent Terrace photo from Marriott’s press release.

Renee McKenney on Visitor Experience

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HelmsBriscoe, 13 years; Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau as director of industry relations and vice president of strategic alliances, five years; national sales for Disney Destinations, three years. Dallas is my hometown, and I work with a passionate team, led by Phillip Jones.

New Hotel and Convention Center in Texas to Target Meetings

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Benchmark, a global hospitality company, announced it will operate the new Delta by Marriott Hotel and Watters Creek Convention Center north of Dallas. A new upscale hotel is being built in Allen, Texas, to accommodate meetings and events.

Cvent’s Top 10 U.S. Meeting Destinations

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Dallas, TX. Not long after announcing its top 100 U.S. meeting hotels , leading event management software provider Cvent has released its annual list of top meeting destinations. To create it, Cvent analyzed 5,000 U.S. cities from the Cvent Supplier Network. The rankings, which include 50 U.S.

2016 in Review: Recapping the Year at Gather

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NYC , Chicago, Phoenix , Tampa, San Francisco, Los Angeles , Dallas and more, throwing events and getting in some quality face-to-face time with both clients and prospects. This past year was a big one for the Gather team.

Cvent and Lanyon Merger Announced

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However, the company will continue to maintain a significant presence in Dallas, Texas, where Lanyon was previously headquartered. Cvent Founder and CEO Reggie Aggarwal at Cvent Connect 2016. Today, two leaders in event technology have become one.

Slight Rise Predicted for Hotel Rates in 2017

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Hotel rates will slightly rise in 2017 in Orlando, Seattle, Dallas, Atlanta and Denver, but potentially fall in Los Angeles, Houston, Washington, DC, and Charlotte, North Carolina, according to a recently released report.

Ways to engage association members at the chapter level

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The rules of association engagement are changing. If you want your local chapter to thrive, think about decentralizing control.

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5 New Hotel Amenities on the Rise

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Look better: The Hotel Crescent Court in Uptown Dallas launched a “Dressing-Room to Guest-Room” in partnership with its luxury retailer, Stanley Korshak. Forget the mini bar.

Four Lessons from MPI’s World Education Congress

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The Northern California Chapter was recognized for Marketplace Excellence and Educational Programming (also given to the Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter).

2017 Smart Stars Award Winners

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Exhale deeply upon entering this oasis of sophisticated luxury from the hustle bustle of Dallas Fort Worth Airport’s Terminal D. Fairmont Dallas. fairmont.com/dallas. Omni Dallas Hotel. omnihotels.com/hotels/dallas. Best Airport Hotel. Best Attraction/Theme Park.

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Delta and Lyft Offer Passengers Incentive Points to Ride and Fly

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Paul, Dallas, New York City and Orlando, Florida. A partnership between Delta Air Lines and rideshare upstart Lyft puts event planners in the drivers’ seat.

Trump Pushes Ahead with New Hotel Brand

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In February, Dallas News reported that a Dallas development company was in negotiations with Trump Hotels to build a $50 million Scion property in downtown Dallas. “It’s Last year, Trump Hotels announced plans to launch a new millennial-focused hotel brand.

Top News for Conference and Meeting Planners

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David Dodwell, Chairman of the Bermuda Tourism Authority (BTA), confirmed the appointment of Bermudian, Kevin Dallas to the post of Chief Executive Officer for the Bermuda Tourism Authority. IMEX 2016 breaks attendee records, Event Pro Update launches and Bermudian returns to lead BTA in 2016.

Las Vegas, Austin and Orlando Earn Top Marks in J.D. Power Destination Study

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Southwest Region: Austin, the Texas capital and home to University of Texas and a myriad of music venues, ranks highest with a score of 818, followed by Dallas with 811 and San Antonio, Texas , with 807.

3 Award-Winning Event Managers Share Their Secrets of Success

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‘The relationship between planner and event service manager has grown’ Anthony Lombardi, director of sales and marketing, Sheraton Dallas. “We Meeting planners often possess a superhuman command of details. Even so, they rely on others.

Best in Show 2016

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Brittany Haas, Event Billing Analyst, Hyatt Hotels Corporation; formerly Event Planning Manager, Hyatt Regency Dallas. Jennifer Watson, CTA , Director of Special Events and Industry Relations, Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau.

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10 Step Event Planning Business Plan

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Chastity from Dallas, hey Chastity, thanks for being here. Chastity from Dallas, thanks so much guys. Business advice and creating an event planning business plan can be booooring, and IMO you want to create a business so you’re having fun.

Ritz-Carlton Kicks Off Meeting of the Senses

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The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas. The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun. Enliven all the senses during meetings and events held at Ritz-Carlton properties , which launched “A Meeting of the Senses” program in September.

16th Annual Meetings Industry Forecast

PCMA Convene

Dallas and, particularly, Nashville seem unstoppable. What’s in store next year? Hotel prices will increase by 4 percent in North America and decrease by 0.6 percent in Asia-Pacific. The United States will continue to outperform the global exhibitions market. Airfares will be up 2.5

The Biggest-Hearted Little City—Arlington, Texas

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Sandwiched between Dallas and Fort Worth , Arlington offers many big-city amenities with small town attention to detail and genuine care for clients and guests, says Jon Hixon, vice president of sales and services for Arlington Convention & Visitor’s Bureau.

Meeting Professionals International Announces 2017 Boards

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Ken Sanders, president, Freeman Audio Visual Solutions, Dallas, TX. Chair: Jim Russell, executive vice president, Sales, Freeman, Dallas, TX. Bradley Kent, chief sales and services officer, Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau, Dallas, TX.

Top 10 Thanksgiving Event Trends

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Brittany serves on the Event Committee for the Dallas Autumn Ball and the Membership Committee for the Dallas chapter of the International Special Events Society (ILEA). It’s that time of year again!

TSA Confiscates Record Number of Firearms

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Following closely in second place is Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, with 192 firearms discovered. Dallas/Fort Worth International (DFW): 192.

Why Your Meeting Needs Warm Cookies

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Tiff’s Treats , with locations in the Atlanta, Austin, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio areas, delivers warm cookies to offices and conference centers. One trend that will never go out of style is attendees devouring warm cookies until they turn blue in the face (like a certain “Sesame Street” character).

Got Class? Group Learning Through Team Building

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Nutrition: Guests who step into the BodPod at Well & Being at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess and >Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas will receive the world’s most advanced body composition assessment, measuring percentage of total weight that is fat compared to lean muscle.