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.

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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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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‘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.

After Marriott Commission Cut, Event Tech Exec Urges Planners to Make Lemonade Out of Lemons

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The hospitality giant will reduce commissions from 10 to 7 percent for U.S. And while some brands tried to gain market share by actually raising commissions in the wake of the announcement, he doesn’t see that as sustainable.

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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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Smaller Planners May Bear Brunt of Marriott Decision to Cut Commissions

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One hospitality brand, Preferred Hotels & Resorts, reacted by increasing commissions during a special promotion. Hurt, anger and dire predictions.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

Houston After Harvey

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Mike Waterman 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.

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.

And Then There Were 20

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Every new hotel, new city, and new meeting I have planned has connected me with even more talented hoteliers, excellent hospitality professionals, and intelligent, driven, and passionate members across all industries. “Kids today” have always gotten a bad rap, whenever “today” happens to be.

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.

We’re the Helpers

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It’s how you bring your much-needed events to recovering destinations, so hospitality, transportation, and catering professionals can get back to work. And it’s also our industry’s physical infrastructure — convention centers and hotels — that shelter and sustain evacuees and first responders. As I came into town on the Sunday evening before IMEX America got underway, I noticed that the Las Vegas Strip didn’t seem nearly as bright as I remembered it.

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.

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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