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.

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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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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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.

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

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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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

‘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.

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

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.

7 Huge Event Planning Trends Spotted at MPI WEC 2018

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A large number of speakers and sessions focused on social causes like diversity, ethics (ex: how to spot signs of human trafficking), sustainability and wellness. One of my favorite examples that supported a social cause and engaged attendees was the Foundation for Hospital Art PaintFest.

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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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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.

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.

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.

41 Best Hotel Amenities for Conference Attendees

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The Spectator Hotel is known to have the best concierge services to meet all of their guests’ needs and the butlers are required to go to school for southern hospitality training. This is just another simple hospitality perk that creates a home away from home feel.

US Hotels See Strongest Demand Since 2015

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industry leader of hospitality and leisure for PwC. The industry needs to keep its eye on the prize and make sure this momentum can be sustained throughout the rest of 2017.”. Sustaining momentum may prove challenging.

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Vancouver Makes Giving Back a Part of the Meeting Experience

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Delegates participating in the Hospitality Helping Hands program had the opportunity to give back to the city by cleaning, painting and decorating playscapes for the Mount Pleasant Childcare and Grandview Terrace Childcare facilities — early-childhood daycare centers serving at-risk communities.

How To Hire Event Staff

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No business owner has been single-handed in building a successful and sustainable business on their own and it takes a great team to thrive. “Hospitality is almost impossible to teach. You’ve operated as a one-woman show as you’ve built your event business.

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Diversity Remains a Challenge for Events

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That creates challenges and opportunities in the meetings and hospitality industries when it comes to diversity and inclusion programs hoping to mirror the workforce. “I But, he adds, work remains as not all of those efforts have not been sustained. According to the U.S. Census, the United States will become a minority majority nation by 2044, based on current population projections.

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Medical Meetings Propel Philadelphia Tourism

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We are home to America’s first hospital and its oldest and largest urban research park. A direct beneficiary of this activity has been the medical meetings industry , helping propel hospitality and tourism to Philadelphia’s third largest industry.

How Do You Give Back To A Destination?

PCMA Convene

Teams were asked to create compelling meeting legacies — and encouraged to think outside the box to pinpoint something sustainable and memorable that would make a lasting difference.

Convening Leaders Preview: Christopher Nassetta

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In 2007, when Christopher Nassetta was tapped as president and CEO of Hilton, the hospitality giant was clearly ripe for a makeover. What are you most concerned about in terms of the business-events and hospitality industries? Christopher Nassetta.

Insta Love! Canadian Caterers You Must Follow Now!

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local #sustainable #spotprawns #yvreats #foodie #vancouver #culinarycapers. by Stacy Wyatt. Our first collection of favourite Instagram catering shots was so popular, we are back again with a fresh new list of mouth watering ideas from the Rocky Mountains to Atlantic Canada.

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Puerto Rico Properties Spared Irma’s Worst; Bahama Properties Prepare for Worst

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While the island suffered power outages, many of the hospitality and essential services have power generators for emergencies.

Houston After Harvey

PCMA Convene

None of the airports sustained any significant damage. What we’re asking most customers to do is keep their meeting here, and more importantly, book more meetings in Houston, so we can make sure our hospitality community is employed. The George R.

Got Large Meetings? Three MGM Resorts Have Grown Their Las Vegas Meeting Space

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This year, MGM Resorts will be able to accommodate even more meetings after several of the hospitality company’s properties undergo massive expansions. MGM Resorts brings every special event over the top.

The 33 skills meeting and event planners need to succeed

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Develop the sustainability plan for meeting or event. If you’re strategic about creating a sustainability plan for your event you can have a powerful positive impact on the environment, your participants and your host communities. Implement a sustainability management plan.

Puerto Rico Properties Spared Irma’s Worst; Bahama Properties Prepare for Worst

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While the island suffered power outages, many of the hospitality and essential services have power generators for emergencies.

MGM Resorts Completes Nation’s Largest Rooftop Solar Panel Array

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Nevada’s hospitality industry continues its green streak with MGM Resorts International ‘s newly expanded rooftop solar array, which is the largest of its kind in the United States.

The World Celebrates Second Annual GMID!

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Lusaka, Zambia: Sustainable meetings and events forum. San Francisco: Networking reception for hospitality associations at AT&T Park. Happy Global Meetings Industry Day ( GMID )! Today, April 6, marks the second annual GMID , led by the advocacy coalition Meetings Mean Business.

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