City by Nature: Touring Minneapolis’ Downtown Hotels

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Minneapolis has long been coined “City by Nature” although City of Construction may be more fitting as of late. Millennium Hotel Minneapolis . The 321-guest room hotel is the closest full-service hotel to the Minneapolis Convention Center, offering more than 20,000 sq.

Live from DMAI in Minneapolis

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1−3 in Minneapolis. The premier event for destination marketing and management professionals is being held at Minneapolis Convention Center. The headquarters hotel is Hyatt Minneapolis, which is located two blocks from the convention center.

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How to save 60 hours planning your conference

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Jasmine Eldeen joined HelmsBriscoe as Director, Global Accounts in 2015, and is based in Minneapolis, MN. Meeting and conference planners spend on average 60 hours per conference sourcing, reviewing, negotiating and finalizing venue contracts.

How to implement hybrid event strategies for your meetings and conferences

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She founded Minneapolis-based Hybrid Events Authority to share her hybrid meeting expertise with organizations and companies that would like to extend their content to audiences beyond the meeting room.

Building Meaningful Connections for Meeting Planners and Suppliers

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Founded in Minneapolis, Minnesota by a small group of event industry professionals, National Events Partnerships -NEP- aims to overcome the frustration felt by meeting planners attending large planner and supplier conferences by offering a more intimate and focused setting.

The 25 Healthiest American Cities to Meet In

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12); and Minneapolis/St. Minneapolis-St. Meeting planners travel to many American cities; some of which are healthier than others. 24/7 Wall St.

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Slight Rise Predicted for Hotel Rates in 2017

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Major cities such as Chicago, San Francisco, Minneapolis, New York City, Philadelphia, Miami and Boston have added a lot of new room capacity over the last two years and it will take time for the market to adjust.”.

20 Best and Worst Airports in America

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Minneapolis-St. JFK International Airport, New York. What airports experience the worst delays and most cancellations? Which have the shortest security lines? Which are the easiest to get to from the city center?

Delta and Lyft Offer Passengers Incentive Points to Ride and Fly

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hubs include San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle , Minneapolis-St. A partnership between Delta Air Lines and rideshare upstart Lyft puts event planners in the drivers’ seat.

Artists of Assembly: 2017 40 Under 40

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Minneapolis. Event professionals are the ultimate puzzle solvers. To most, the idea of putting together a set of dates, a venue, a program, a speaker lineup, an education schedule, food and beverage orders, audiovisual packages, marketing materials and more is overwhelming, to say the least. Then there’s the whole part about actually getting people to attend.

JetBlue’s Cuba Flights to Begin This Month

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The flights would originate in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Chicago, Philadelphia and Minneapolis-St. JetBlue is planning to offer regularly scheduled trips to Cuba beginning this month, thereby becoming the first U.S. airline to do so in more than 50 years.

Las Vegas No. 1 Among Most Fun Cities

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Minneapolis. It’s no surprise that the most fun cities in the United States, according to a new report released by WalletHub, are also key meeting destinations. Las Vegas ranked No. 1 in the poll, which compared the 150 largest U.S.

Delta to Test Self-Service Bag Drop Machines in US

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Paul-Minneapolis International Airport. To save precious time at the airport , you’ve already checked in online or used a speedy check-in kiosk. Then…argh! Time slows to a glacial pace as you stand in that long, snaking line to check your bag.

Can DMOs and Airbnb Work Together?

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“We WANT to pay occupancy taxes; this not a zero sum game,” Airbnb #DMAI16 #Minneapolis pic.twitter.com/MsMILe6gD2. Chip Conley is the Head of Global Hospitality and Strategy at Airbnb.

Bidding Wars

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Our May cover story was all about how Minneapolis and Montreal competed to win the Apimondia citywide meeting. Just how competitive is it for DMOs that are bidding on meetings and conventions in 2016?

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IMEX America Proves VR is More Than a Trend

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in November in Minneapolis. It’s hard to choose one overarching theme at IMEX America 2016.

U.S. Travel Association Says Airlines Should Put Passengers First

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A United boarding agent refused to allow the girls to board a flight from Denver to Minneapolis because both were wearing Spandex leggings. A slew of recent air-travel incidents have created public backlash against several airlines.

Despite Rising Hotel Rates, Business Trip Costs Fall

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Conversely, up north, Minneapolis had the largest decline, with hotel prices down 20 percent over the third quarter of 2016. If you did any business travel during the fourth quarter of 2016, it looks like you got a deal, depending on your destination.

How Cheap Can Basic Economy Flights Get?

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United made a similar move on some of its Minneapolis flights to destinations such as New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. Just how low will the most basic, and most restrictive, economy flights get? The answer depends on just how much you’re willing to give up to fly on the cheap.

Inside the Scientific Innovation at NAME 2016

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7–13, 2016 Hyatt Regency Minneapolis Minneapolis. Event Details. National Association of Medical Examiners 2016 Annual Meeting. Sept. OVERVIEW .

Which Airport Offers the Best Eats?

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Minneapolis Saint Paul International Airport (MSP). Editor’s note: This is a sneak peek from the upcoming May issue. You can expect the entire issue online next month. Regardless of the circumstance, airport dining often isn’t very appealing.

National Association of Medical Examiners 2016 Annual Meeting

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7–13, 2016 Hyatt Regency Minneapolis Minneapolis, Minnesota. National Association of Medical Examiners 2016 Annual Meeting Sept.

Interviews With Planners - Jasmine Eldeen

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Jasmine Eldeen joined HelmsBriscoe as Director, Global Accounts - based in Minneapolis, MN. Experienced hospitality sales and marketing industry expert, Jasmine Eldeen, shares her advice on how Meeting and Conference Planners can overcome the challenges of a seller and supplier market.

Best Podcasts For Event Planners & Meeting Planners – #EventIcons Episode 36

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He was being hired by a production company out of Minneapolis, and basically on one of the events that he first allowed me to go out on my own, I went out for beers with the owners of that production company, and I wound up getting hired by them the next week.

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Midwest Breweries with Meeting Space on Tap

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City: Minneapolis. While Milwaukee gets a lot of the credit when it comes to Midwest breweries, cities in Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska and Ohio shouldn’t be overlooked. Not only are breweries known for their handcrafted suds, many are also hot spots for groups looking for something beyond the hotel boardroom or ballroom. . Surly Brewing Co. Signature beer: Furious. Event spaces: 2,200-sq.-ft. Scheid Hall and a 400-sq.-ft. boardroom.

Unique Travel Apps Inspired and Designed by Celebs

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Members of the chef community who provide feedback range from big names such as Wolfgang Puck to esteemed local chefs from around the United States, including Paul Berglund of Nordic-influenced Minneapolis hot spot The Bachelor Farmer and Texas pitmaster Aaron Franklin of Franklin Barbecue fame.

How To Save Money On Event AV – #EventIcons Episode 44

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Wound up getting hired by a production company here in Minneapolis. How To Save Money On Event AV – This is it! When planning an event, AV is always responsible for a large chunk of the budget. We hear you!

Hotel News You Need: Spring/Summer 2016

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> The 342-room JW Marriott Minneapolis Mall of America added a new level of luxury and nearly 20,000 square feet of meeting space to the Twin Cities area in Minnesota when it opened in late 2015.

Extreme Sandbox: Can You Dig It?

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Only a few minutes outside Minneapolis near Mall of America, Extreme Sandbox is a new 10-acre, life-size playground for adults equipped with real-life construction rigs.

4 Smart Moves at Hyatt, Hotel Ivy and More

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Orlando will lead the operation of the historic downtown hotel located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dana Orlando . Wischermann Partners appointed Dana Orlando as general manager of Hotel Ivy, a Luxury Collection Hotel. Her previous roles include director of sales group and catering at Ritz-Carlton in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and hotel manager at Waldorf Astoria in Park City, Utah.

The Labrador Retriever of Destinations

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Long Beach is a very big cit y — bigger than Cleveland, Minneapolis, and New Orleans. We asked Steve Goodling, president and CEO of the Long Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau , about meeting in Long Beach, the 36th-largest city in the U.S. Kayaking in Alamitos Bay, Long Beach.

4 Cities That Will Change Your Perception of the Midwest

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Louis and Minneapolis are among the region’s most notable tourist destinations, they don’t have a monopoly on Midwest culture, nor are they the only cities capable of hosting large groups. If your mental image of the Midwest is more cornfields and gravel roads than world-class museums and fine dining, it’s time to get to know the region a little better.

Where Human Behavior and Business Intersect

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Applying her social-anthropology background to a career in advertising has helped Abigail Posner develop a unique perspective on human behavior and business — which she’ll share as a Convene -sponsored keynote speaker at DMAI’s Annual Convention next month.

DMAI Looks to the Future

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1–3 in Minneapolis, it was made clear that “It’s a Brand New Day” was no empty-promise slogan. Inspirational meeting themes are commonplace, but they aren’t always on point. At Destination Marketing Association International’s (DMAI) 2016 Annual Convention, held Aug.

Catching Up

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So many of us were in and out of the office in August as we traveled to the many industry events and/or tried to squeeze in a summer vacation. I hope these trips allowed you torecharge your batteries and reconnect with family, friends, and peers.

DMAI Announces 2016 Hall of Fame Inductees

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2 in Minneapolis during its annual convention. Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) will honor four industry leaders on Aug.

Can DMOs and Airbnb Work Together?

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“We WANT to pay occupancy taxes; this not a zero sum game,” Airbnb #DMAI16 #Minneapolis pic.twitter.com/MsMILe6gD2. Chip Conley is the Head of Global Hospitality and Strategy at Airbnb.