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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September 26, 2018: Immigrant Rights Activists Protest Saleforce’s Dreamforce Convention, How a Tech Company Plans to Make Concerts More Accessible for Deaf Attendees, Tokyo 2020 Olympics Seeks 80,000 Unpaid Volunteers


IMMIGRANT RIGHTS ACTIVISTS PROTEST SALEFORCE?'S 'S DREAMFORCE CONVENTION: To protest the detention of asylum seekers at the U.S. border, immigrants

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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?

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The 25 Best Venues for Events in Japan for 2019


We’ve covered the top event venues in Tokyo and beyond. Find the best event venues in Japan, including 5 star hotels, traditional event venues, and special event locations. Ancient traditions and modern amenities coexist in this timeless country.

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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.

9 Airports with Super-Fun Ways to Pass the Time

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Destinations International activities airports america asia attractions bar beer brewery countries europe fun germany korea list oxygen San Francisco SFO slide special tokyo tour uniqueWaiting in an airport is almost always a drag. Meeting and event planners know this better than anyone.

EventHub launch the first event tech dedicated to networking in Japan

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an event technology startup based in Tokyo, announced today that it is officially launching its event networking solution “EventHub”. EventHub Co., Ltd., EventHub” is the first event technology solution dedicated to event networking in Japan.

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Reasons to Plan Your Next Meeting in Japan

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A certain level of quality and comfort is expected by the cosmopolitan visitor, but a city like Tokyo will always offer something to delight, surprise and revive the tired guest.

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Event Heroes: How One Tech Company Is Mastering Event Marketing


We did the event as a world tour about six years ago, and we went to London, and Sydney, and Tokyo, and New York. We have a smaller event in Tokyo that also kind of follows the PLAY scene: It's multiple days, it's customers and prospects, and it’s localized content from PLAY Boston.

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Three Destinations Breaking the Mold

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Tokyo joins other global hubs aligning with NYC. Two years later, in November of last year, NYC & Company and Tokyo Metropolitan Government signed a new city-to-city partnership designed to boost tourism between the two destinations. NYC & Company and Tokyo forge an alliance.

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Trend Alert: unique ideas for event marketing and exhibit design


Test out Travelmate’s autonomous robotic suitcase, do math in a Tokyo Forest of Numbers and redecorate your space with a color-changing floral Lake rug. In search of your next big exhibit and event marketing idea? Here it is!

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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.

7 Smart Moves—at Mahekal Beach Resort, Kimpton & More

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Lim will lead the board comprised of members from other CVBs—Berlin, Bogota, Cape Town, Copenhagen, Edinburgh, Dubai, Houston, Madrid, Melbourne, Tokyo and Vancouver. Maria Elena Armenta Mahekal Beach Resort in Playa del Carmen, Mexico has added Armenta as director of sales and marketing.

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

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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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.

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PRESS RELEASE: Boomset Announced as a 2017 BizBash Event Style Award Winner


Submissions flooded in from across North America, as well as India, Belgium, Spain, Mexico, Qatar, Tokyo, and other global destinations. Contact: Boomset, Inc.

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Guest Blog: The mega-event industry’s relationship with its own carbon footprint

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Tokyo 2020 really intends to blaze a trail in how environmentally considerate a mega-event can be. In this regard the planned initiatives of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics are a promising step, but the time has come for more than promise. By Peter Ward, Director at WeTrack. Hello from WeTrack!

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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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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.

Krowdthink awarded best innovation for crowd resilience

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In front of an MEI audience of world cup organisers for Cricket, Rugby League and Netball, plus major International Games including Invictus, Commonwealth (Birmingham), Lima, Paris, Tokyo and Australia Gold Coast, Krowdthink’s Managing Director and co-founder was passed his award relay baton, symbolic of teamwork and trust.

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Event Planner Travel Tips: Use a Destination Management Company, Fight Jet Lag, Travel With Top Airlines

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Qatar also has the best international airport in Hamad, while Athens and Haneda (Tokyo) go second and third. While travel might be exciting, event planners know that it can be tough at times. Thankfully, there are ways to ease the burden of travel.

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.

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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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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Kjell Nordström Wants to Make You Comfortable About the Future

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I was [recently] in Tokyo, and there are now 37.4 Kjell A. Nordström ‘Communication seems to drive communication.’ ’ Most of us have enough trouble keeping up with today’s digital onslaught, yet author and business guru Kjell A. Nordström, Ph.D.,

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.

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.

20 Can't-Miss VR and AR Events in 2018


Location: Tokyo, Japan. Why You Should Attend: Hosted by Waseda University, this symposium is being hosted for the 24th time in Tokyo, Japan. Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) are no longer a figment of our imaginations - they've come to life! We’ve compiled 20 events dedicated to VR and AR to keep you up to date and involved with this innovative and revolutionary technology.

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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.

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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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.

25 Innovative B2B Event Marketing Ideas


In 2017, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) released their all new electric trucks series at the Tokyo Motor Show. Discover how you can take your events strategy to new heights with these 25 innovative B2B event marketing ideas.

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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.

41 Best Hotel Amenities for Conference Attendees

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The Henn na Hotel in Tokyo, Japan has robots that check you in and out. Something often overlooked when booking hotel blocks for conferences are hotel amenities for conference attendees.

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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