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

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 ?

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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.

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.

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.

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.

‘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.

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.

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.

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.

How Do You Give Back To A Destination?

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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.

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.

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

Houston After Harvey

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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.

2017 Association Trends that Impact Travel, Trade Shows & Hotels

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Here are key takeaways that could impact the travel, trade show and hospitality industries. According to the 2016 Center for Exhibition Industry Research Index Report, trade shows will sustain a yearly 3 percent growth for the next few years.

How Event Planners Can Choose An Innovative Event Venue

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Sustainability is a trend that has already permeated the hospitality industry, and it will soon have an impact on the events industry as well. An event venue can make or break the look and feel of an event. This is something that most event planners already know quite well.

Once Upon a Time in Monterey

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Folktales evolve,” said John Fitzgerald, the winery’s director of hospitality, as he took us through the property’s beautiful 15-acre vineyard. Overlooking a cliff in Point Lobos, California, all we could see were miles of pristine, blue-green water.

16th Annual Meetings Industry Forecast

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Tisch Center for Hospitality and Tourism. Developing and implementing an effective, game-changing data strategy does not seem to be clearly on most boards’ minds, but this will likely be key to generate meaningful, sustainable return on investment from technology investments.

Best Big Cities Also Among Best Meeting Cities

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Here’s an excerpt: When it comes to the hospitality and meetings industries, Chicago isn’t exactly starting from scratch. All this is offered up with the friendly hospitality and big-city amenities only available in a place like Portland.”. Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego, California.

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.

Best in Show 2016

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Amanda Simons , Sustainable Events Program Manager, Greenview. As a unique venue in the hospitality industry, many staff at Kripalu don’t consider themselves leaders in the hospitality space, including Luke.

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PCMA’s 20 in Their Twenties Class of 2017

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I love the aspect of having the opportunity to meet new people every day, and of course, being hospitable and welcoming newcomers into the city I grew up in and love so much! Being that I love hospitality and tourism, I would like to become a thought-provoking leader in the industry.

10 Food Festivals Bringing Flavor to 2017

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Event proceeds benefit Florida International University Chaplain School of Hospitality & Tourism Management. Hosting duties are fulfilled by Boston Fisheries Foundation, a nonprofit devoted to preserving, sustaining and sharing our seafood and maritime heritage.

Live Updates: Endless Reasons to Meet in Maui

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The resort recently underwent a multi-million renovation and was awarded LEED-EBOM Silver certification, positioning it at the forefront of sustainability in Hawaiian hospitality. Hosting a meeting or event in Maui is never a hard sell.

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.

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.

Inside the Bid Process for a Citywide Conference

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We came up with a theme: Honeybees were sustainable agriculture,” she said. “It To assign team members to specific knowledge clusters, Loetscher worked with Geneva Hospital — “a strong university hospital high in research” — to identify areas of specialty and research.

The Community Driven Convention Center

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So coupled with the condos, the apartments, the retail, now you have more hospitality in the convention center.”. Lawrence Convention Center debuted in 2003, it was hailed for its sustainable design.

2017 Smart Stars Award Winners

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Nestled within the desirable West End neighborhood, Nashville’s only Forbes Four Star, AAA Four Diamond property Hutton Hotel remains the city’s standard for true hospitality. Best Airport Hotel. Best Attraction/Theme Park. Best Ballroom Hotel. Best Beach Hotel. Best Boutique/Lifestyle Hotel.

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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.

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.

Best Event Industry Publications To Follow – #EventIcons Episode 43

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I don’t go to many as a publisher because I don’t take hospitality or anything like that from them because I’ve got to work. Ever wonder what the best event industry publications are? Which ones are the “not to miss” shows?

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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.

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.

Inside the Largest Conservation Conference in the World

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As someone who grew up in Hawaii, I know the warmth and hospitality of the Hawaiian people will make a lasting impression on the delegates to the Congress.”. IUCN is aiming to make WCC 2016 its greenest congress yet, with ambitious initiatives for sustainable practices.

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.

Convene Celebrates Our 30th Anniversary

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While nearly 90 percent of the ‘staff’ and ‘manager’ respondents were female, they accounted for only 56 percent of ‘directors.’”. — “Sustained Recovery Necessary to Boost Attendance,” March 1993. Vincent’s Hospital, and one of which set up a first-aid center in the hotel’s ballroom. “As

U.S. Travel Hall of Leaders Adds Caroline Beteta, Christopher J. Nassetta

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Hall of Leaders inductees are honored for “sustained, noteworthy contributions that have positively impacted the travel industry, stimulated greater achievement, and raised industry-wide standards.” The U.S.