5 Smart Moves at Hilton Mandalay Beach Resort, The Peninsula Tokyo and More

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Otake Otake has been appointed as the director of marketing at The Peninsula Hotel in Tokyo. The Peninsula Hotel in Tokyo Stephanie Bauer Westdrift Manhattan Beach, which is slated to open in California in January 2018, appointed Stephanie Bauer general manager.

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Sony Launches New TV With Interactive Art Installation


To celebrate the launch of Sony Electronics' A1E Bravia OLED TV, the company recently partnered with Tokyo-based artist Kaz Shirane

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Top 5 Friendliest Cities in the World

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Tokyo. If you’re the adventurous type, Tokyo is for you. There is a never-ending list of exciting spots, such as Tokyo Disney Resort, Tokyo Skytree and Tokyo Tower. A post shared by Tokyo – 東京 (@tokyo) on Apr 6, 2017 at 11:52am PDT. Destinations International auckland cities dublin eco-friendly friendly ireland krakow list major new zealand nice poland poll social south carolina spots survey tokyo Tourism TravelPolls don’t lie, right?

Lights, Camera…Movie Hotels!

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Drama: Park Hyatt Tokyo. A post shared by Park Hyatt Tokyo / ??? ??????? The five-star hotel is located in central Tokyo. There’s one special place, in particular, that visitors can explore—New York Bar on the 52nd floor of Park Hyatt Tokyo. What’s your favorite movie genre? Perhaps you enjoy the thrill of horror, or maybe you prefer indulging in a good cry over a tragic romance.

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Put A Cherry (Blossom) On Top This Spring

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to Las Vegas to San Francisco and around the globe to Tokyo, cherry blossom festivals delight tourists and locals annually. The Peninsula Tokyo fully embraces cherry blossoms, or sakura , as the Japanese call them.

Interviews with Planners - Chivonne Hyppolite


The most unique location I ever planned an event at was a dinner boat cruise in Tokyo, Japan. Looking to create your ideal event planner? Put on your lab coat and step into the Abstract Elements laboratory. In your beaker, combine the elements: creativity, passion, experience and negotiation.

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Prototype for Branson’s Supersonic Jet Unveiled

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A flight from San Francisco to Tokyo would take 5 1/2 hours (instead of 11 hours currently) and cost $3,250 and a Los Angeles to Sydney flight would take 6 hours, 45 minutes (rather than 15 hours) and cost $3,500.

The robots are coming

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Pepper the robot at the 28th Tokyo International Film Festival opening ceremony. (CC) It may sound laughable now, but one day soon you may be sitting next to Pepper the robot during a customer service workshop.

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Infographic: Latest Trends and Surprising Facts About Travel

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More than 6,600 travelers in 14 international cities including Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Washington, DC, Toronto, London, Mexico City, Mumbai, Paris, Dubai, Tokyo, Shanghai and Munich participated in the online survey that show trends in traveler’s habits on the road. “It’s

Top 10 High Tech Hotels Around the World

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The Peninsula Hotel Tokyo. Tokyo, Japan. At The Peninsula Hotel of Tokyo, guests indulge in tech perks such as unlimited internet radio with over 3,000 stations, mood lighting pads, nail polish dryers and Skype-compatible wireless phones.

2016 Olympics, Up Close and Personal

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The Olympics have showcased other new technologies: The 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles introduced email to a wider audience and Seiko debuted its Quartz timing system at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

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This App Will Help You Never Be Late Again

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Baltimore, Philadelphia, Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Seattle — and 30 international cities, including Paris, Sydney, Tokyo, Berlin, Madrid, Copenhagen, and Barcelona. Barbara Palmer, Senior Editor and Director of Digital Content, Convene.

Best. Holiday. Party. Ever.

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Whether you want to play a life-size game of Connect Four , drift your ride along the streets of Downtown Tokyo, hunt the dinosaurs of Jurassic Park, or battle Imperial Tie-Fighters, you’ll have no problem finding the perfect collection of arcade games.

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Out of the Shadows

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Night Mayor Summit April 22–23, 2016 De Marktkantine nightclub Amsterdam. As Amsterdam’s Night Mayor, Mirik Milan doesn’t wield official power. He was elected by an internet vote and a panel of Amsterdam business and bar owners to the job, which is funded jointly by the city and business owners.

The World Celebrates Second Annual GMID!

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Tokyo, Japan: Professionals celebrated GMID for the first time in Japan. Happy Global Meetings Industry Day ( GMID )! Today, April 6, marks the second annual GMID , led by the advocacy coalition Meetings Mean Business.

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How to run a top-notch business event without breaking the bank

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At Little Tokyo Two, our favorite options for free event management software are EventLeaf , RSVPify and Odoo. At Little Tokyo Two, we have event spaces in each of our locations, with the perfect space suited to your needs, body count and the environment you’d like.

Talk Show

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It was held in Tokyo last year, and will move to Thessaloniki, Greece, in 2017. The International Public Television Screening Conference May 8–12, 2016 Calgary TELUS Convention Centre Calgary, Alberta.

5 Major Trends for Luxury Travel in 2017

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Nighttime safaris in Laos and sushi-making sessions with top chefs in Tokyo are some culturally important experiences that are becoming readily available. Luxury travel network Virtuoso has released its 2017 Best of the Best directory.

Top 15 Hotel Brands Win Popular Vote

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The Peninsula Hotels can hold meetings at its properties in Chicago, New York City, Paris, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Tokyo, Bangkok, Manila and Beverly Hills, California. Auberge du Soleil, Napa Valley, California. The people have spoken.

The Best New Hotels of 2017

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Hoshinoya Tokyo. Four Seasons Maldives Private Island at Voavah. From a long list of 675 properties spanning more than 50 countries, Condé Nast Traveler has selected its best hotel openings from the past year.

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The World’s Most Instagrammed Places in 2017

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Tokyo Disney Resort (Tokyo). The latest survey by photo-sharing app Instagram revealed that New York City has been the most-posted city in the world in 2017, followed by Moscow, London, Sao Paulo and Paris. Jakarta, the Indonesia capital, was in eighth place and the only Asian city to make the top 10, while St. Petersburg was the second Russian inclusion, coming in as the seventh-most Instagrammed city.

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Happy 75th Birthday U.S. Travel Association

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2000: Association opens offices in London, Tokyo and Sao Paulo and launches SeeAmerica brand and SeeAmerica campaign as elements of a strategic plan to promote increased travel to U.S. Mayflower Hotel, Washington, DC. Back on Oct.