Nevada’s Culinary Celebrations

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For the 23rd year in a row, the oasis in the Nevada desert was named the No. Further Reading: Nevada Meetings: Served on a Silver Platter. The post Nevada’s Culinary Celebrations appeared first on Smart Meetings.

Major Meeting Venues: Nevada

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Further Reading: Nevada Meetings: Served on a Silver Platter. The post Major Meeting Venues: Nevada appeared first on Smart Meetings. Lake Tahoe. Edgewood Tahoe. 154 guest rooms, all with gas fireplaces; two conference rooms totaling 3,200 sq.

Nevada Senate Approves Las Vegas Convention Center Expansion

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The Nevada Senate has approved plans for a renovation and expansion to the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC), home to thousands of business events, including CES®, the world’s largest innovation event, which draws 165,000+ attendees to Las Vegas annually.

Foodie Favorites for Day and Night in Nevada

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Mark Estee’s Chez Louie at Nevada Museum of Art. Further Reading: Nevada Meetings: Served on a Silver Platter. The post Foodie Favorites for Day and Night in Nevada appeared first on Smart Meetings. Lunch.

Where to Host Your Next Conference: 8 Best Locations

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Las Vegas, Nevada. Las Vegas, Nevada. Atlanta, Georgia. Burley, Idaho. One of these things is not like the other. When it comes to planning a conference, location is key. After all, would you rather travel to a thriving city or a small town? Today’s conference attendees expect more.

Marriott Expanding in Las Vegas, Giving Back to Employees

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The property will occupy the unfinished Fontainebleau tower near Circus Circus Las Vegas, a 68-story, blue-glass skyscraper that is the second-highest building in Nevada, after the nearby Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower. Marriott International is the talk again.

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September 5, 2017: Burning Man Attendee Dies After Running Into Fire, Eventbrite Officially Acquires Ticketfly, 18th Charity Drops Event at Mar-a-Lago


BURNING MAN ATTENDEE DIES AFTER RUNNING INTO FIRE: A Burning Man attendee died after running into the Nevada festival's

June 8, 2017: Democratic Senators Want SXSW to Leave Texas Over Anti-Immigrant Law, Comey Testimony a TV Spectacle With Viewing Parties at Bars and Canceled Meetings, Industry Parents Want a More Mom-Friendly Cannes



8 Unconventional Museums for the Curious Mind

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This past December, The San Francisco Museum of Ice Cream sold out through its final days in February. The museum’s remarkable popularity made it clear just how much people enjoy the unexpected in a museum. While classic museums filled with art and historical artifacts are both enticing and informative, it’s refreshing to get up-close to out-of-the-ordinary objects. When booking your next event, why not book near a museum that colors outside the lines?

Major Expansion for Las Vegas Convention Center

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Las Vegas will totally benefit from action taken by the Nevada State legislators last week when a bill was approved for the expansion and renovation of Las Vegas Convention Center and the development of domed football stadium. Tourism is Nevada’s No.

Jack Morton partners with Kodak to showcase regenerated brand at CES 2018

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CES 2018 takes place between 9th-12th January 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kodak this week launches its immersive and interactive brand experience at CES 2018 – the global consumer electronics and consumer technology tradeshow.

Leftovers from MGM Buffets will be Transformed into Ingredients for 800,000 Meals

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17, MGM Resorts announced that the property will be donating surplus hot meals to Three Square, a southern Nevada food bank the hospitality company founded in 2007.

Hospitality Industry Embraces Employees with Intellectual Disabilities

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Shriver and Jim Murren, chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International, “put their heads together… about their desire to really embrace inclusion ,” Dominique Ianni, director of operations for Best Buddies Nevada, told Smart Meetings.

TripAdvisor Ranks Atlantis No. 1 Resort in Reno

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More than 60,000 square feet makes up the casino floor, where guests can play the newest slot machines and table games, oftentimes the first offered in northern Nevada. Nestled at the base of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Reno enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine each year.

Essential conferences for event planners in 2017

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June 12-16, Las Vegas, Nevada. June 19-22, Las Vegas, Nevada. October 8-9, Las Vegas, Nevada. October 10-12, Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Reno’s Foodie Takeover

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s famous Canter’s Deli opened a Nevada outlet in Silver Legacy in May. Further Reading: Nevada Meetings: Served on a Silver Platter. Photo of Shore Room Restaurant at Renaissance Reno Downtown. The foodie takeover is not isolated to Vegas.

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.

Las Vegas Sands Corp. Recognized for Major Strides in Community Outreach

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Through grants totaling $320,000 to local non-profit organizations Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth (NPHY) and HELP of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas Sands Corp. also donated a $150,000 grant for HELP of Southern Nevada, to support the Housing First Harm Reduction Model in Las Vegas.

5 On-Fire Ideas to Borrow From Burning Man

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Every summer, tens of thousands of attendees convene for Burning Man in the Black Rock Desert of northern Nevada to embrace self-expression, view breathtaking art installations, participate in interactive performances and dance to booming electronic music until dawn.

2016 Industry Leaders: Ed Kirby

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He has been at the Henderson, Nevada, Tourism Department for the past 13 years. Ed Kirby. National Sales Executive, Henderson Department of Tourism. Henderson, Nev. Kirby has been in the hospitality industry for more than 20 years. He began in hospitality as a valet parker and bellman.

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Now live: Last Plan Your Meetings magazine of 2016

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Did you know that in Nevada, it’s legal for handgun license holders to drink alcohol while armed (up to a blood alcohol concentration of 0.1—that’s

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Associations Hit It Big at Gaming Properties

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As initiatives like Vegas Means Business keep Fortune 100 companies coming to the Las Vegas Strip, midsize cities like Reno, Nevada , are snagging groups like International Association of Fire Chiefs , which met at Peppermill Reno in March.

4 Smart Moves from Benchmark, Visit Denver and More

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Pargament received a degree in hotel management from University of Nevada Las Vegas. Shouma Moniz Kokua Hospitality appointed Shouma Moniz director of sales and marketing at Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach.

Las Vegas Convention Center’s $1.4 Billion Expansion Receives Final Approval

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Las Vegas has maintained its reputation as a leading destination for business travel because our destination has a long tradition of working together to make great strides that benefit both our visitors and those who call Southern Nevada home,” says Weekly.

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It’s Business Unusual at Renaissance Reno

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This dog-friendly hotel boasts 214 guest rooms including 28 suites with picturesque views of the Truckee River and the Sierra Nevada.

U.S. Travel Gets Political with Ad Campaign

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1 employer in the state of Nevada, and supports one in nine jobs across America—so where better to remind all political players of that than Las Vegas, host of the final presidential debate?”

Sonoma County, After the Fire

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She was working as the director of the Nevada Department of Tourism & Cultural Affairs when she accepted the Sonoma County job on Friday, Sept. Claudia Vecchio. Things have been busy for Sonoma County. From Oct.

AFR Furniture Rental Acquires Kool Party Rentals

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Kool only services Arizona, California and Nevada right now, so our plan is to take the best of what they have and bring it to the rest of the industry,” says Schmitt, noting this includes many illuminated products and decor items. On April 12, AFR Furniture Rental, a national lounge furniture rental company for live events, announced its acquisition of West Coast-based Kool Party Rentals.

Leading Sonoma County Tourism After the Fires

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29, Claudia Vecchio, the director of the Nevada Department of Tourism & Cultural Affairs, accepted an offer to become CEO of the Sonoma County Tourism. On Sept.

20 Best and Worst Airports in America

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Las Vegas McCarran International, Nevada (LAS). 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?

Las Vegas No. 1 Among Most Fun Cities

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Reno, Nevada. 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.

25 Best Attractions to Visit This Spring

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High Roller – Las Vegas, Nevada. Mid-bloom into the season, TripAdvisor has released its Seasonal Attractions Trend Index for spring. Based on year-over-year search activity on TripAdvisor’s website, the list of top 25 U.S.

Aspen Skiing and KSL Capital Acquire Mammoth Resorts

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The area is also considered a prime destination for hikers and mountain-bikers from California, Nevada and Arizona. Image credit: Mammoth Mountain Resorts. A pair of Colorado -based firms are heading West. Aspen Skiing Co.

Lake Tahoe Accommodates Dining Supply and Demand

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Further Reading: Nevada Meetings: Served on a Silver Platter. Photo of Hard Rock Cafe, Lake Tahoe.

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Redefining Meetings & Conventions

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Serenity Spa by Westgate brings the natural atmosphere of the Rocky Mountains to the Nevada desert for the ultimate experience in relaxation and rejuvenation. Meeting Space. Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino ‘s 225,000 sq.

The Top 8 Conferences Event Professionals Have to Attend

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Location: Sands Expo – Las Vegas, Nevada. I just love to travel, even if it’s for events or business trips. Well, there are certain aspects I don’t love — I’m not particularly a fan of flying. It has nothing to do with the flying part, that doesn’t bother me.

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Leveraging Local Relationships to Prepare for a Crisis

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Planning for the worst is crucial to performing at your best during an unexpected, potentially life-threatening incident, whether it’s a natural disaster or an act of terrorism.

Top Medical Conferences in 2019. Is it worth sending people to a healthcare summit?


Where: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Reading Time: 20 minutes The benefits of attending top medical conferences are numerous, from educational values to employer branding.

San Antonio No. 1 Among Best Cities for Conferences

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Reno, Nevada. Cities with the largest convention centers and most hotels aren’t always the best cities for conferences.

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The Dish on 6 Hospitality Trends for 2017

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California, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada join the ranks of Colorado, Oregon, Washington and Alaska in legalizing recreational cannabis. Andrew Freeman is an industry expert who uses his personal insights and vast connections to predict the future in his annual hospitality trends report.