Why Sustainable Conferences Are Important

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Image courtesy of Gary Chan on Unsplash Sustainability is so much more than a huge buzzword at the moment. Here we explain why sustainable conferences are important, and a few things you can implement when planning your conference to play your part in the change. Be more sustainable!

F&B Trends: Staying Sustainable, Seasonal and Stylish

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Today’s latest and greatest F&B trends are simple to remember, just follow the “Three S’s:” sustainability, seasonal and style. Travel & Hospitality featuredAs many planners know, food and beverage can make or break the attendee experience.

ABPCO launches sustainability report and roadmap

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Timed to coincide with the opening of the COP24 climate talks in Katowice, Poland, ABPCO has released a report and Roadmap for the creation of a more sustainable events industry. Using the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, ABPCO identified a desire for the industry to do more in areas of: Responsible production and consumption. Sustainable food procurement. The Sustainability Roadmap and Report are both available via [link].

Pros and Cons of IoT Trends in Hospitality

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More: Could High-Tech Hotels Lead to Increased Hospitality Strikes? Five IoT Trends in the Hospitality Industry. That being said, one incident shouldn’t lead hotels to fear IoT in hospitality or all together.

Event Sustainability: How to Handle Food Waste at Events

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Now more than ever before, event professionals are seeking out ways to make their events more sustainable. There are heroes that extend beyond the event doors who encourage more sustainable practices when it comes to using food in our professional and personal environments.

What to Ask Your Caterer or Hotel About Sustainable Dining

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Sustainable. Is the seafood sustainably caught? This year, James Beard Foundation announced the national launch of Smart Catch , a program created by chefs to increase the sustainability of the seafood supply chain. Farm to table. Local. Buzzwords, or baloney ?

Fighting Climate Change: Industry Investment in Sustainability

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The meetings and hospitality industry is leading the way on efforts to reduce greenhouse gases with measures that help the planet and the bottom line. Sustainability Corporate Meetings & EventsBy Hannah Kinnersley. read more.

Top 10 Trends Impacting the Hospitality Industry

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The Hotel Show, which stages business to business events for the hospitality industry, has identified what it believes to be the Top 10 trends impacting the hospitality industry in 2015. Sustainability rules. Hotel Tech Technology Trends Hotels & Hospitality

Top 5 Emerging Trends Affecting the Hospitality Industry

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Technavio, a global market research company that studies emerging market trends across various industries, has identified five rising trends that are expected to impact the hospitality market for the next several years.

18 Event Trends Poised to Shake Up Hospitality & Group Business in 2018

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The hospitality boom isn’t going anywhere. Not only is it incredibly decadent, it’s not sustainable and leads to potentially dangerous prep and display conditions. The post 18 Event Trends Poised to Shake Up Hospitality & Group Business in 2018 appeared first on.

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Quiz: Are You a Meetings Industry Advocate?

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Quiz advocate bauer beginner beverage carina dominguez economy emergency equality Events expert female food future hospitality Hotels IMEX industry meetings mgm mike MPI networking outlook Planners preparedness professionals resorts score supporter sustainable test Trends trivia webinar womenThe post Quiz: Are You a Meetings Industry Advocate? appeared first on Smart Meetings.

18 Event Trends Poised to Shake Up Hospitality & Group Business in 2018

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The hospitality boom isn’t going anywhere. Not only is it incredibly decadent, it’s not sustainable and leads to potentially dangerous prep and display conditions. The post 18 Event Trends Poised to Shake Up Hospitality & Group Business in 2018 appeared first on.

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What Mobile Apps for Conferences and Events Should I Choose?

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Sustained Engagement Should Be Your Focus. This is why sustained engagement has become the preferred strategy for many top brands. Here’s a guide to help you build your own sustained engagement approach, so you can up your game.

Hotels Responding to Climate Change, Report Says

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Limited-service hotels, the report indicates, are stepping up their green game—” continually improving in the areas of sustainability , going toe to toe with full-service properties and in some cases even beating them,” as the report puts it.

Preparing for a Leaner Commission World

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Freitag, senior vice president of lodging insights at hospitality research company STR, echoed that 2017 was both a sellers’ market and a transient-oriented one. In January, MPI President and CEO Paul Van Deventer issued a statement that said, “As an association, MPI’s focus is on ensuring the long-term and sustainable financial health of the events industry, and raising the professionalism of those who work in it.”.

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Making Your Event Environmentally Friendly By Planning Ahead

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Donate floral arrangements and decorations to group homes, shelters, hospitals and schools after your event. May your next event be your most sustainable yet. Large venues and events tend to generate an unnecessarily large amount of waste in a short period of time.

Preparing for a Leaner Commission World

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Freitag, senior vice president of lodging insights at hospitality research company STR, echoed that 2017 was both a sellers’ market and a transient-oriented one. In January, MPI President and CEO Paul Van Deventer issued a statement that said, “As an association, MPI’s focus is on ensuring the long-term and sustainable financial health of the events industry, and raising the professionalism of those who work in it.”.

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Straws: What Event Planners Need to Know

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So why exactly have plastic straws taken center stage in sustainability and how will this movement affect meetings and events? Travel & Hospitality featured

U.S. Hotels Join Pilot Program to Prevent Food Waste

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It should come as no surprise that limiting hotel food waste is one of the best ways the hospitality industry can help the environment —and even save money while doing it. Food & Beverage Green Meetings Hotels & Resorts Meeting Planning eco-friendly sustainable meetings

Survival Guide for a Productive IMEX Experience

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Some 180 education sessions throughout the week will keep you up to date on 10 hot-topic tracks, including technology, personal development, sustainability, research and trends. Smart Tip: Bring your own thermos and refill at water stations for a sustainable hydration strategy.

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Costa Rica: Naturally Inspiring Meetings

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Inspired by the country’s rich biodiversity, culture, and authenticity, it was designed to generate unique experiences for conference attendees within a sustainable, modern, and versatile space. Destinations Events Hospitality Venue Sourcing

Meeting Trends that Have Shaped the Last Decade

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In addition to more typical mindfulness activities such as yoga or meditation sessions, mindfulness is interwoven through many aspects of a meeting, from healthy and sustainable food options to corporate social responsibility activities.

T-Mobile Arena Cleans Up in Vegas with LEED Gold Status

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T-Mobile Arena on the Las Vegas Strip has gone green in a big way, earning LEED Gold certification for its sustainability practices. It features 50 luxury suites, more than two dozen private loge boxes and other hospitality offerings. Green Meetings News Venues sustainable meetings

Who Leads in Promoting Women in Hotels?

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First, the not-so-sunny news: Women continue to get the short end of the stick in tourism and hospitality. As well as being an acknowledged leader in environmental sustainability , this company truly walks the talk when it comes to merit-based promotions.

4 Reasons to Flee the Country

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Uruguay is getting quite the buzz these days—for sustainability, free university education, LGBTQ rights and more—and now Hampton by Hilton has opened its first property in South America’s smallest country.

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Breaking Brand News from #IMEX18

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From Visit Dubai : An entirely new district focused on mobility, sustainability and opportunity is being developed in advance of World Expo 2020, when 25 million visitors are expected.

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Unique Boutique Hotels in Detroit

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Located in the original 1898 El Moore building, the El Moore Lodge represents the next chapter of Detroit , one that honors its storied past while looking forward to a more sustainable future. Destinations Events Hospitality Hotels Venue Sourcing

The High Camp Experience: Take Your Next Event to New Heights

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High Camp’s chef, Andrew Gregory, and his culinary team collaborate with the Tahoe Food Hub and local farmers to bring fresh and sustainable ingredients to dining on the mountaintop. Destinations Events Hospitality Hotels Venue Sourcing

Ready to Be Surprised? Meet Different in ‘The City Different’

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SHoP, a firm best known for its innovative and sustainable buildings, designed the space, taking into account how SITE’s exhibits might be experienced. Destinations Events Hospitality Hotels Venue Sourcing

Detroit Hotel Guide

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El Moore Lodge : Touted as “urban sustainable lodging,” the lodge is located in a vibrant residential community in the Cass Corridor. Events Hospitality Venue SourcingThere’s too much going on in Detroit to make it a day trip.

Kimpton Keeps Planners in Mind with Alexa-Equipped Guest Rooms

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Certainly, the hospitality industry will need to keep up with this growing demand. In fact, Bloomberg recently reported that Siri and Alexa are caught up in a fierce competition for hospitality industry dominance. Hotel Tech News Technology Brand News Hotels & Hospitality

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‘Best of the Best’ Hotels Named for 2017

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Naming the “best of the best” in the hospitality world is no job for the meek, but international luxury travel network Virtuoso Hotels & Resorts did the deed—again. Sustainable Tourism Leadership: Cavallo Point: The Lodge at the Golden Gate , Sausalito, California.

Communal Rooms Coming to Marriott’s Element Hotels

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Dually focused on satisfying guests and sustainable operating practices, in 2008 Element became the only major hotel brand to pursue universal LEED certification for high-performance buildings. Hotels & Resorts News Hotels Hotels & HospitalityCourtesy of Marriott International.

Cobo Center: Detroit’s Premier Meeting Space

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That’s why it runs a range of programs to help visitors, partners, and employees practice sustainability. Destinations Events Hospitality Venue SourcingLocated downtown, Cobo Center is one of the premier convention venues in Detroit. As the 17th-largest convention center in the U.S.,

The Story Behind the 2018 Smart Women Cover Story

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These visionaries, entrepreneurs, innovators, industry leaders, trailblazers and rising stars praised their fellow hospitality superstars, families and, in one case, cowgirl of yesteryear Dale Evans.

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Unified Tourism Voice: US is Open for Business

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The new group has positioned itself as helping President Donald Trump reach his economic goal of sustained 3 percent GDP growth. Photo credit: U.S. Travel Association . The United States is lagging behind in international visitors, and a new group vows to change that.

Dubai Tourism Gets a Boost From Meetings

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Destinations Meeting Planning News Hotels & Hospitality Tourism IndustryWhile business travel to the United States continues to decline—thanks to President Trump’s travel ban restricting travelers from certain, mostly Muslim countries—tourism to Dubai is picking up.

The Story Behind the 2018 Smart Women Cover Story

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These visionaries, entrepreneurs, innovators, industry leaders, trailblazers and rising stars praised their fellow hospitality superstars, families and, in one case, cowgirl of yesteryear Dale Evans.

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Trade-Show Expert Freeman Raises the Green Bar

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Freeman, the trade-show expert when it comes to integrated digital- and live-brand experiences, has received the prestigious ISO 20121 Event Sustainability Management System certification. “Sustainability is a big tenet of Oracle’s events globally.

Hubilo’s Monthly Event Industry Blog Roundup: November

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On the top of reports and factual information, November was also celebrated as a month of sustainable events and hence, many event planners and event professionals came together to discuss the same. November was a month to celebrate sustainable events. Welcome to the last month of 2018!

Our Picks for Luxury Hotel Dining on the Emerald Isle

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The hotel’s farm-to-table philosophy is reflected in their seasonal, sustainable, ocean friendly menus, featuring Midleton lamb rack and shoulder, with courgette, roasted garlic, goat’s cheese mash and mint gel, and, to follow, Irish berries, with vanilla white chocolate bavarois, pecan soil and lemon sorbet. It will come as news to few that Ireland, the Emerald Isle, is a beautiful place to set foot. It may, however, surprise many to learn that Ireland is also a food lover’s paradise.

New & Renovated: It’s Always Summer Somewhere

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Hyde Hotel & Residences Midtown Miami Inspired by Miami’s pulsating art scene, the latest hotel from lifestyle hospitality company SBE is awash in contemporary artworks. Sustainability drove the redo—there’s now an on-site water desalinization facility, for example.

Hawaii Hotels Aloha Solar Power, Big Time

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The hospitality sector has long been a sustainability leader in Hawaii , and going solar is high on the list for hotel and resort upgrades. Most of Hawaii’s energy comes from expensive, imported fossil fuels, so it’s no surprise solar power is a hot ticket there.