Chicago, Orlando Rank as Most Popular Destinations for Planners

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Chicago and Orlando are tied at the top, and Washington, San Diego, and Las Vegas round out the top five

2017 Preview: 10 Most Anticipated Orlando/Central Florida Venues for Meetings and Events

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Las Vegas, Austin and Orlando Earn Top Marks in J.D. Power Destination Study

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South Region: Orlando, Florida, noted for family-oriented theme parks, ranks highest in the region with a score of 815 points, followed by Miami and New Orleans in a tie at 814. Orlando performs particularly well with infrastructure and activities.

Serious About Business Innovation? So Is Orlando.

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Orlando is more than just fun and games. One of Orlando’s simulation-training facilities. Orlando has long been associated with magic, but that’s not the “tomorrowland” quality that has made it a Top 10 “American City of the Future,” ( fDi Magazine ).

10 New Tech-Forward Venues in Orlando/Central Florida

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10 New Venues in Orlando/Central Florida for Summer Entertaining and Events

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Here's a look at new Orlando/Central Florida eateries, drinking spots, hotels, conference areas, private rooms, and other spaces to open

Top 5 Cities on the Vegan Bandwagon

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Orlando. WalletHub found that Orlando has the nation’s highest share of restaurants serving plant-based options—31.14 Surprisingly, Orlando even beat out San Francisco. Destinations accommodate affordable big cities cafe california caterers chef diet F&B Florida la list los angeles new york nyc option oregon orlando portland rank restaurants restrictions San Francisco sf survey Travel vegan vegetables vegetarian

Airport Satisfaction Makes Getting to the Meeting Easier

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The top five mega-airports in North America for 2017 are (ratings are on a scale of 0–1,000): Orlando International Airport (MCO): 778. Event planners know that getting there is half of the challenge, but a new report by J.D.

Visit Orlando App Features Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence

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Destination marketing organization Visit Orlando has partnered with WayBlazer artificial intelligence and IBM Watson technology to create an innovative travel app that boasts tailored itineraries and personalized suggestions for one of the most visited destinations in the United States.

September 11, 2017: Hurricane Irma Shuts Down Disney World, Rafael Nadal Wins U.S. Open, Are Auto Shows Dying?

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HURRICANE IRMA SHUTS DOWN DISNEY WORLD: For only the sixth time in the resort's history, Disney World in Orlando

Best of 2016: 10 Most Notable Orlando/Central Florida Venue Openings of 2016

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10 New Venues in Orlando/Central Florida for Spring Meetings and Events

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Here's a look at new Orlando/Central Florida eateries, drinking spots, hotels, conference areas, private rooms, and other spaces to open

Minions, Meetings, and More at Universal Orlando

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Usually you can accuse a corporate marketing team of overselling things, but when it comes to Universal Orlando Resort’s “meeting enhancements” program, the opposite might be true. The next morning, we spent a few hours at digitalNow, then headed off to truly experience Universal Orlando.

The Secrets Behind Conference Engagement

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The Solution Room—a powerful conference session There’s been a lot of interest in The Solution Room, a session that I co-facilitated last July at Meeting Professionals International World Education Congress in Orlando, Florida. So you’re holding a conference.

The meeting industry’s biggest dirty secret

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The Solution Room—a powerful conference session There’s been a lot of interest in The Solution Room, a session that I co-facilitated last July at Meeting Professionals International World Education Congress in Orlando, Florida.

New Multiday, Multilocation Food Fest Debuts in Orlando

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Survey: Meeting Planners Prioritize Safety, Cleanliness

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More key findings: Chicago, Orlando and Washington, D.C., Meeting Planning chicago destinationMAP meeting locations meeting planner destinations meeting planner preferences meeting sites orlando survey washington dc

10 New Orlando/Central Florida Venues for Summer Entertaining and Events

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Six ways to keep attendees comfortable and improve your event

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A Gem of a Show in Orlando

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Sponsored by the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) and Visit Orlando, the one-day PCMA Roadshow in mid-May in Orlando gave a group of association and corporate event organizers — along with Convene — two back-of-house tours.

Top 5 Event Planners: Orlando

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The post Top 5 Event Planners: Orlando appeared first on The Social Tables Blog. Just Events! Group. This team has been planning and implementing award winning events for over 20 years.

How to inspire transformational learning

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The Solution Room—a powerful conference session There’s been a lot of interest in The Solution Room, a session that I co-facilitated last July at Meeting Professionals International World Education Congress in Orlando, Florida.

Coca-Cola Orlando Eye Debuts on I-Drive 360

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I-Drive 360 in Orlando’s convention corridor has teamed up with America’s favorite beverage company to reveal a newly bedecked observation wheel. Coca-Cola Orlando Eye was christened last week with red and white streamers and bold contemporary look.

Livestreaming Like The Pros

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When a group in the health-care and medical-research industry meeting at the Hilton Orlando needed an in-house broadcast studio, it turned the camera on the property’s Lake Eola room. . Event Design Room Set AV Hilton Orlando Lake Eola room livestreaming Stacie Sargis

10 New Venues in Orlando/Central Florida for Spring Meetings and Events

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2017 Preview: 10 Most Anticipated Orlando/Central Florida Venues for Meetings and Events

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Best of 2016: 10 Most Notable Orlando/Central Florida Venue Openings of 2016

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Cvent’s Top 10 U.S. Meeting Destinations

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1 city, Orlando , continues its reign at the top. Orlando, FL. Not long after announcing its top 100 U.S. meeting hotels , leading event management software provider Cvent has released its annual list of top meeting destinations. To create it, Cvent analyzed 5,000 U.S.

Michelle Moore Experiences Kissimmee for Herself

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But her perspective on the Central Florida destination is completely different after making the short jump from Visit Orlando, where she was previously destination services senior manager. Connect talked with Moore, who’s also worked at The Ritz-Carlton/JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes and Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, about raising awareness about Kissimmee and what markets Orlando’s smaller, more affordable neighbor is targeting.

One ‘Genius’ Registration Solution

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Instead, they had been encouraged to pick up their badges at registration counters strategically placed in the baggage claim areas of Terminals A and B at Orlando International Airport. On site for Day 1 of SAPPHIRE NOW at the Orange County Convention Center.

Participatory voting at events: Part 2—Low-tech versus high-tech solutions

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10 Best U.S. Cities for Business Travel

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Orlando. A meeting in Orlando can combine business and pleasure. The massive amount of meeting space across 150 meetings hotels is a great place for productivity while the many theme parks, such as SeaWorld Orlando and Universal Studios Florida, can provide days of excitement.

The interpersonal dynamics of silent retreats

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The Solution Room—a powerful conference session There’s been a lot of interest in The Solution Room, a session that I co-facilitated last July at Meeting Professionals International World Education Congress in Orlando, Florida.

This Florida City Just Set a Guinness World Record for Gratitude

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Visit Orlando delivered this message in a big way to the record 68 million visitors to the theme park capital of the world by setting a Guinness World Record for number of hand-written thank you cards collected in one day. “Thanks a lot.”

Guaranteeing audience engagement at your events

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The Solution Room—a powerful conference session There’s been a lot of interest in The Solution Room, a session that I co-facilitated last July at Meeting Professionals International World Education Congress in Orlando, Florida. Most people won’t ask questions at meetings.

Save $100 on Adrian Segar’s first 1½ day participation techniques workshop!

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Transform Your Sessions With These Participation Techniques Here’s a short introductory video about my 2½ hour workshop at MPI’s World Education Congress 2011, July 23-26, Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida. I’m excited!

June 13, 2017: Sponsors Drop Public Theater Event Sponsorship Over Trump-Inspired ‘Julius Caesar,’ Ad Agencies Weigh Importance of Cannes, Orlando Remembers Pulse Victims With Day of Memorial Events

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SPONSORS DROP PUBLIC THEATER EVENT SPONSORSHIP OVER TRUMP-INSPIRED 'JULIUS CAESAR': Delta and Bank of America, two major sponsors of

Puerto Rico Properties Spared Irma’s Worst; Bahama Properties Prepare for Worst

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SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment Orlando, Legoland Florida Theme Park and Water Park and Walt Disney World Resort planned to close on Sunday and Monday, although a statement said that Walt Disney World Resort hotels would remain open.

Puerto Rico Properties Spared Irma’s Worst; Bahama Properties Prepare for Worst

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SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment Orlando, Legoland Florida Theme Park and Water Park and Walt Disney World Resort planned to close on Sunday and Monday, although a statement said that Walt Disney World Resort hotels would remain open.

The architecture of assembly

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