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.

2017 CVB Selfie Contest: Selfie Stars

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Meet Minneapolis President and CEO Melvin Tennant took part in the time-honored tradition of taking his selfie at the newly reopened Minneapolis Sculpture Garden after its two-year, $33 million renovation in June 2017. 1 spot to get your photo taken in Minneapolis, City by Nature.

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?

June 26, 2017: Protests and Celebrations Highlight Weekend Pride Events, Local Activists Protest Los Angeles Olympic Bid, How a New Jersey Venue Became a Hub for K-Pop Events

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PROTESTS AND CELEBRATIONS HIGHLIGHT WEEKEND PRIDE EVENTS: This weekend's Pride celebrations in New York, San Francisco, Minneapolis, and other

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.

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.

Delta Air Lines Tests Fingerprint Boarding Pass

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In hopes of speeding up bag drops at Minneapolis-St. Paper boarding passes are practically a thing of the past and soon, smart devices may no longer be necessary—just your fingertip.

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.

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.

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.

How Inclusive Are Your Meetings?

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Blalock recalled a meeting that a friend of hers held in Minneapolis in 2016, soon after Philando Castile, an unarmed black man, was fatally shot by police during a routine traffic stop outside St. Visiting Minneapolis so soon after Castile’s death was jarring for many people of color.

Which Airlines and Airports are Most Punctual?

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Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (MSP) , with an 83.1 Meeting and event planners are well-aware that time is money , and that arriving late can completely throw off an otherwise successful function. Alas, when travel is involved, even more factors are at play.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

4 Smart Moves at The National Conference Center, Palace Hotel and More

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Sanders will be based out of Minneapolis and will report to Ken Greene, president of Americas. Juan J. Garcia The National Conference Center in Leesburg Virginia appointed Juan J. Garcia executive director of sales.

5 Essential Olive Oil Tastings and Tours You Must Visit

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The site, which hosts teambuilding cooking classes highlighting the mixing and matching of olive products, is a favorite on Minneapolis Northwest Tourism Taste of MNW tours. Forget wine; it’s olive oil season. Olive oil tasting is the inclusive way to bring a group together for an unusual and educational culinary adventure. Even those who do not drink alcohol can enjoy learning the subtle differences in types, processes and uses while learning more about each other.

4 Smart Moves at Airlie, Radisson Blu and More

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Dale Krogman Dale Krogman was appointed director of sales and marketing at Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown. Erica Hegarty Pacific World, a global destination and event management company, announces the promotion of Erica Hegarty.

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.

Game Changers: Sporting Incentive Trips

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Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Anyone who has attended a Super Bowl party or a pregame tailgate gathering knows that sporting events have a way of bringing people together.

Apple Maps Adds 8 Airports to iOS 11

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Ars Technica reports that the airports that have been added to Apple Maps are Baltimore-Washington International (BWI), McCarran International (LAS) in Las Vegas, Miami International (MIA), Midway International (MDW) in Chicago, Minneapolis-St.

Try Going Back to School for Your Next Meeting

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Graduate Hotels This Chicago-based company runs nine hotels on college campuses—Ann Arbor, Athens, Berkeley, Charlottesville, Lincoln, Madison, Oxford, Richmond and Tempe—and has plans for three new locations—Iowa City, Minneapolis and Seattle—in the next year.

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.

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.

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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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.

Best of IMEX Day 1

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Plus, JW Marriott Minneapolis , Radisson Blu and Mall of America teamed up to promote holding meetings “under one roof” to save planners time and money. Couldn’t make it to Vegas for the biggest event industry show of the year ?