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February 23, 2016
Pacific World / Access Global Destination Index Report Identifies Texas, Florida, & Las Vegas As Top Destinations For Incentives And Conferences In The USA

Global Destination Index Report also identifies Italy, UAE, France, Thailand, Indonesia, and Singapore as most popular international destinations for meetings, incentives and conferences Results from the Annual Global Destination Index,...
February 22, 2016
Bases Are Loaded In Scottsdale For Spring Training Fans; Grand Slam of Baseball, Packages & Activities Await In Sunny Scottsdale, Arizona

Batter up, baseball fans! The 2016 Cactus League Spring Training season is right around the corner, and Scottsdale is the place you can root for your favorite teams both in and out of the stadium. During the month of March, greater Scottsda...
February 22, 2016
New Orleans Named One of the Best Cities in North America by Travel + Leisure

New Orleans' continues to enthrall visitors and garner accolades, most recently being named the No. 2 city in North America for visitors according to a Travel + Leisure reader's survey. New Orleans ranked second to Charleston but above San ...
February 17, 2016
Bar Harbor, Maine Events For 2016

Bar Harbor, Maine, is often synonymous with fresh lobster, outdoor adventure and breathtaking views... And, there are many reasons for that! Every year, 5,316,000 lobsters are eaten here in Bar Harbor, more than two million recreational vis...
February 17, 2016
MCI Launches MCI USA And Expands Service Portfolio Following Merger With Coulter Companies

The MCI Group, the world's largest international provider of strategic engagement and activation solutions, has announced the official launch of MCI USA. MCI USA was born out of MCI's merger with U.S.-based Coulter Companies, which serve...
February 16, 2016
MCI Leads In Sustainability With Project Icarus Gold Medal Award For Leadership Work

The MCI Group has been awarded with the prestigious 'Project ICARUS Sustainability Gold Medal' by the GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA). MCI received accolade for its commitm...
February 16, 2016
New Orleans Secures Largest Earth and Space Science Meeting For 2017

New Orleans is proud to host the American Geophysical Union's (AGU) Fall Meeting in 2017. Regularly attended by more than 25,000 scientists and other participants, the Fall Meeting is the largest Earth and space science meeting in the world...
February 11, 2016
Events DC Announces Expanded Free Wi-Fi Services At The Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, announced today substantial expanded complimentary Wi-Fi services across the 2.3 million-square-foot Walter E. Washington Convention Center. As a world-c...
February 10, 2016
Atout France Launches The Romance In France Campaign For Valentine's Day

On February 6th, 2016, Atout France, the France tourism development agency, launched Romance in France campaign by distributing roses in Montréal, Toronto and Vancouver This charming offensive, which has for objective to highlight France's ...
February 09, 2016
IACC Meeting Room of The Future - Visionary Global Initiative Will Transform Meetings

A dynamic new initiative from the International Association of Conference Centres (IACC) is set to transform the meeting experience through a global collaboration of leaders in conference room design, audiovisual technology, hospitality, ac...
February 03, 2016
National Aboriginal Tourism Showcase Set For Montreal In April As Part of Rendez Vous Canada (RVC)

Aboriginal Tourism Association of Canada (ATAC) continues to build Aboriginal tourism in Canada. This week ATAC is pleased to announce there will be thirty-one (31) Aboriginal tourism experiences and Aboriginal marketing organizations parti...
February 03, 2016
AlliedPRA Forms Strategic Global Partnership With venuesworld.com

AlliedPRA, Inc., a global leader in the Destination Management Company (DMC) sector, has announced its new strategic global partnership with venuesworld.com, a local venue-finding and Destination Management Services Company in more than 25 ...
January 27, 2016
BestCities Global Alliance Creates Legacy For Success At PCMA Convening Leaders In Vancouver

BestCities Global Alliance kicked off 2016 with a bang alongside its strategic partner - Professional Conference Management Association (PCMA) at signature event Convening Leaders, which also saw BestCities destination Vancouver host the an...
January 21, 2016
The Palais des congrès de Montréal Secures 16 Major Events; To Generate Nearly $53 M In Economic Benefits

For the quarter ending December 31, 2015, the Société du Palais des congrès de Montréal confirmed six international1 conventions, three national2 conventions and several major tradeshows to be held in the future, representing a combined inc...
January 12, 2016
I LOVE NY Museum Promotion

Are you looking for a winter getaway where it's warm, there's lots to see and the price is right? At New York State's fascinating top-tier museums, visitors can get the inside story on everything from aviation to zoology - and there's never...
January 12, 2016
IMEX America/MPI Research: 40% of Meetings Professionals Think Smartphones And Tablets Should Be Banned From Meetings

Few would argue that the powerful urge to view smartphone and tablet content and messages often disrupts people's discussions, attention spans and trains of thought. But to what extent are these devices a negative influence on meetings and ...
January 11, 2016
American Express Meeting & Events Partners With DoubleDutch To Launch Specialized Meetings App For Pharmaceutical Industry

American Express Meetings & Events today announced the launch of a new app, HCP MOBILE CONNECT, designed to assist pharmaceutical companies to be transparent and meet compliance regulations when hosting HealthCare Providers (HCP) at their e...
January 06, 2016
Las Vegas Welcomes Back CES

Las Vegas welcomes back CES 2016, Jan. 6-9. Considered the world's premier annual innovation event featuring the latest in consumer technology, CES has called Las Vegas it's exclusive home since 1978. The event will draw more than 165,000...
January 06, 2016
Meeting And Convention Industry's Leading Event Kicks Off In Vancouver On Sunday

The Vancouver Convention Centre, Tourism Vancouver and the local hospitality community are preparing to welcome close to 4,000 professional meeting planner and supplier members of the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) fo...
January 05, 2016
Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau Welcomes Seatrade Cruise Global, March 2016

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau will roll out the red carpet for Seatrade Cruise Global, welcoming the industry's premier global event to its new host destination for the next three years. Seatrade Cruise Global...
December 29, 2015
Toast The Town With 'Savor Yuma' Arizona; 2016 Culinary Tour Lineup Launches January 5

If your New Year's resolutions include eating more fresh, local fare, you can kickstart that effort with a "Savor Yuma" tour sponsored by Yuma Visitors Bureau. Savor YumaDesigned to showcase Yuma's authentic border fare and "fresh from t...
December 28, 2015
Musical Instrument Museum, Phoenix, AZ To Host Special Exhibition "Stradivarius: Origins and Legacy of the Greatest Violin Maker"

This January the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) in Phoenix celebrates the violin. The internationally beloved instrument will be the star of a new exhibition that showcases 10 exceptional historic and modern examples from the string family...
December 28, 2015
Puerto Vallarta Closes Record Year With 90% Occupancy

The Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board announced that the final month of the year will top a successful 2015 with over 90% occupancy rate. According to Puerto Vallarta's Hotel Association President, Rodolfo Pacheco Hernandez, between the date...
December 21, 2015
Custom, Digitally Printed Carpets: Transform Blank Floor Space Into A Canvas For Powerful Visual Branding, Marketing, and Promotion

Designers, event planners, and marketers looking to visually brand, market or promote a product or organization at trade shows, special events, or building entrances can now transform floor space into their attention-getting canvas with cus...
December 18, 2015
The Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) Global Collection -- Phoenix, Arizona

The Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) is a 200,000-square-foot building with two floors of spacious, light-filled galleries and a collection of more than 15,000 instruments and associated objects. Built at a cost of $250-million, MIM creates ...
December 14, 2015
AIM Group To Merge With The Herlitz Company In U.S.

In order to strengthen its US position, AIM Group International has entered an agreement with The Herlitz Company, Inc. in the United States. AIM Group International's New York office will absorb the current Herlitz portfolio of clients an...
December 08, 2015
Lieutenant Governor Newsom To Keynote First "Stay Green Forum"; Hosted by Hotel Council of San Francisco

California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom is scheduled to keynote the Hotel Council of San Francisco's first "Stay Green Forum" on Feb. 17, 2016 at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square. Sustainability is synonymous with the City of Sa...
December 08, 2015
Whistler Conference Centre and Resort Achieves Impressive Sustainability Certification

Whistler is the first Canadian destination to achieve the prestigious APEX/ASTM sustainability certification, recognized in four areas. This is big news in the meetings world, where meeting planners continue to seek out destinations -- a...
December 07, 2015
International Special Events Society Announces Continuing Partnership With Catersource And Event Solutions Tradeshow

The International Special Events Society (ISES) has today announced its continuing partnership with Catersource and Event Solutions as an official Tradeshow Partner. The partnership, originally announced earlier this year, will see the ...
November 24, 2015
Palais des congrès de Montréal; Montréal InVivo Join Forces To Generate More Economic & Intellectual Benefits For Québec

The Palais des congrès de Montréal and Montréal InVivo have decided to unite their efforts for the purpose of attracting even more health and life science related major international conventions to Montréal and the Palais. This new partners...
November 13, 2015
Save The Date: Dine Out Vancouver Festival 2016 Goes Global

Internationally lauded chefs take over Vancouver kitchens, a winter beer hall dishes up a specially crafted brew, and a brand-new launch event kicks off 17 days of palate-tickling culinary experiences -- this is Dine Out as you've never see...
November 12, 2015
With Less Than 60 Days Until PCMA Convening Leaders, Vancouver Is Polishing The Brass And Fluffing The Sheets

The rainforest in Stanley Park has been watered, the glass towers buffed to a sparkling sheen, and Vancouver's surrounding mountains have a fresh dusting of snow. All this is in preparation for PCMA Convening Leaders -- the influential "...
November 12, 2015
The Palais des congrès and Fonds de recherche du Québec Help Promote Research By Hosting Major Conventions

On November 10, the Palais des congrès de Montréal, the Fonds de recherche du Québec and Chief Scientist Rémi Quirion brought together nearly 50 heads of research centres in Québec for a forum on promoting Québec research. Titled Rayonnemen...
November 05, 2015
Corporate Teams Take Note: Tough Mudder Whistler Expands With New Event Added To Roster In 2016

The Tough Mudder Whistler family is set to expand in 2016 with the addition of a new event. Taking place a week after the annual Tough Mudder event, the Tough Mudder Half is scheduled for June 25, 2016 -- also at Whistler Olympic Park. T...
November 03, 2015
Five Washington Event Industry Icons To Be Inducted Into The First BizBash Hall of Fame in Partnership With Events DC

BizBash, the leading voice of innovative meetings, events, and conferences in North America in collaboration with Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, announced its first class of event profe...
October 27, 2015
Las Vegas Convention Center District Expansion and Renovation Critical To Staying Competitive

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA), along with some of the industry's top trade show organizers met in Las Vegas last week to advocate for the expansion and renovation of the Las Vegas Convention Center District (LVCCD....
October 23, 2015
Greater Miami CVB Announces Record-Breaking Tourism Numbers; Unveils Destination Growth Plans

The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) announced today record-breaking Travel and Tourism numbers with an impressive 5.4% increase in overnight visitors to Miami and the Beaches during the last twelve months (September 2014 ...
October 22, 2015
New Orleans Named One of The Best Big Cities In America By Condé Nast Traveler

New Orleans' acclaim as a domestic destination continues to grow, most recently by being named the No. 5 Big City in the U.S. according to Condé Nast Traveler's Reader's Choice Awards 2015. New Orleans was ranked among other major U.S. hubs...
October 22, 2015
AIG Travel Embraces "Tourism For Tomorrow" With New Sponsorship

AIG Travel will serve as the Official Headline Sponsor of the 2016 World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Tourism for Tomorrow Awards. AIG Travel, provider of Travel Guard travel insurance solutions and global assistance services, will s...
October 22, 2015
Sharp Rise In Major Events Confirmed At Palais Des Congrès De Montréal: $117,000,000 In Economic Benefits

For the quarter ending September 30, 2015, the Société du Palais des congrès de Montréal has confirmed it has secured seven international1 conventions, four national2 conventions and seven major trade shows to be held in the future, represe...
October 20, 2015
Las Vegas Releases "Unconventional" Video Series; Highlights The Variety of Conventions Held In Las Vegas

Las Vegas holds the honor of being the number one tradeshow destination for 21 years running, welcoming more than 5 million delegates and over 22,000 individual meetings and conventions in 2014. In an effort to highlight the variety of even...
October 20, 2015
Plan An Executive Retreat In New York's Scenic Catskill Mountains

Dedicated to supporting artists from around the world with art and music residencies during the summer months, the Catskill Mountain Foundation's meeting spaces and comfortable housing are available for groups of all types during the rest o...
October 19, 2015
CWT Canada Hosts Successful Leisure Travel Conference In Mexico

More than100 people gathered at the Grand Velas Riviera Maya luxury resort, as Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) Canada held its 18th annual leisure travel conference, this year under the theme 'Your Road Map to Success.' With a combination...
October 16, 2015
Successful 2nd Edition of IMEXrun - Motivated By The Next Olympic City -- Rio De Janeiro

Sold out 1 week before, we can say that this 2nd edition of IMEXrun that took place this Wednesday morning 14th October in Las Vegas, was a blast with 500 registrations and 412 participants from all over the world together in one fun run. S...
October 13, 2015
DCI Launches 2nd Edition of Winning Strategies Research; Targeting The Needs of North American Meeting Planners

What does the path to purchase look like for meeting planners looking for their next meeting location? What are the best marketing and sales tactics for destination marketing organizations (DMOs) to engage in to build a favorable image amon...
October 13, 2015
American Express Meetings & Events Forecasts Strong Growth In Meetings Activity Across All Regions In 2016

According to the American Express Meetings & Events 2016 Global Meetings Forecast ("the Forecast"), positive economic trends combined with the global expansion of companies will drive continued growth for the meetings industry in 2016. Acro...
October 13, 2015
World Trade Center Las Vegas Announces Partnership With World Trade Center Seoul

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) and the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) announce a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the World Trade Center Las Vegas and the World Trade Center Seoul that will help en...
October 12, 2015
Three Weeks Left to Experience epicure.sb; Santa Barbara South Coast's Month-long Culinary Celebration

What makes for a perfect pairing? Whether it's chocolate and wine, tamales and tequila, or surf and sand, Santa Barbara has all these and more in store for culinary explorers during epicure.sb, a month-long celebration of the South Coast's ...
October 12, 2015
IACC Releases 2015 Trends in the Conference Center Industry

The International Association of Conference Centres (IACC) has released the 2015 edition of "Trends in the Conference Center Industry." According to IACC CEO Mark Cooper, "For the third year running, this comprehensive trends report, the on...
October 12, 2015
New Business Events Australia Team To Join Forces With Industry At IMEX America

Exciting and unprecedented infrastructure developments in Australia will be showcased at IMEX America by Tourism Australia's new, dedicated business events team for the North America market and an expert team of Australian industry partners...
October 09, 2015
ESPN's Jessica Mendoza To Emcee 2015 SportsTravel Awards / TEAMS Conference & Expo

Olympic Gold Medalist Jessica Mendoza - the first woman to work as an analyst during a Major League Baseball post-season game - will emcee the 2015 SportsTravel Awards ceremony. The winners of the 2015 SportsTravel Awards will be announced ...
October 02, 2015
Fall Convention Calendar Brings Big Business To Las Vegas

Temperatures are dropping, leaves are turning and the convention halls are bustling in Las Vegas this fall. Whether you're interested in the latest-and-greatest models of cars, cribs or candy bars, Las Vegas will play host to conventions an...
September 30, 2015
Riviera Nayarit Hosts The 21st Anniversary International Gourmet Festival, November 16-22, 2015

Celebrating its 21st year, the Festival Gourmet International returns to the gorgeous Pacific coastline of Riviera Nayarit from November 16th through the 22nd. After 21 successful runs, the festival will once again entice and delight the t...
September 28, 2015
NYC & Company Embarks On Largest Ever Pan-European Mice Road Show

NYC & Company, New York City's official marketing, tourism and partnership organisation, today kicks off its largest ever pan-European MICE road show, visiting the leading business cities of Manchester, London, Paris and Brussels. From 28th...
September 24, 2015
Meet Puerto Rico Kicks Off New Fiscal Year With Launch Of Their Two-Year Innovation and Strategic Plan

Meet Puerto Rico, the organization in charge of bringing groups and conventions to the Island, kicked off its Annual Meeting presenting the vision, mission and success indicators of its 2015-2017 Global Innovation & Strategic Plan. In addit...
September 24, 2015
Lace Up Your Shoes! sports by tlc Announces IMEXrun Las Vegas

Inspired by the Olympic city of Rio de Janeiro, sports by tlc an event specialist that focus its activities on sports-related solutions on the Iberian-Peninsula and Latin America, presents the 2nd edition of IMEXrun this time in IMEX Americ...
September 23, 2015
Puerto Vallarta Ready To Host 21st International Gourmet Festival

Puerto Vallarta, México's leading culinary beach destination, is ready to once again host the International Gourmet Festival, now on its 21st edition and taking place from November 16-22. Over 30 world-renown chefs, including Chef Andrea...
September 23, 2015
Las Vegas To Host 2016 Presidential Debate; Candidates To Meet At UNLV For Final Debate

UNLV and Las Vegas will take center stage as one of four host cities for a debate during the 2016 election season. The Commission on Presidential Debates announced that Las Vegas will host the presidential candidates on October 19, 2016. Th...
September 22, 2015
Travel Industry Exchange Event Closes On High Note, Heads To San Diego In 2016

Questex Travel Group today announced that its next Travel Industry Exchange event will be held Dec. 13-15, 2016, at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront in California. The inaugural 2015 event came to a successful close last week in Orlando, Fl...
September 16, 2015
Questex Travel Group's Travel Industry Exchange Event Debuts In Orlando

Questex Travel Group's Travel Industry Exchange event launched this week in Orlando, Florida, underscoring the value to travel professionals of becoming more niche-focused. The innovative event's over 50 sessions focused on revenue-gener...
September 16, 2015
Visit Santa Barbara Presents What's New Fall 2015

Santa Barbara in the fall is all about the harvest - a time to gather with friends and family to celebrate the bounty of the region, from newly released wines to sustainably harvested seafood. It's also the time for epicure.sb, The American...
September 16, 2015
Ojai, California Ushers In Fall With Special Lodging Packages, Art Classes and Festive Events

With a number of special fall lodging packages, memorable art events, festivals for guests of all ages and special holiday shopping promotions, Ojai offers both a relaxing and inspirational escape during this transitional season. The mild c...
September 10, 2015
San Diego Restaurant Week Is Back

For one week only, Sunday, September 20th through Sunday, September 27th, San Diego Restaurant Week invites you to indulge on dishes, compiled of local products and ingredients, at more than 180 participating restaurants. Dinner will be...
September 09, 2015
Portland, Oregon To Host Summit On Travel and Tourism's Collective Impacts

A ground-breaking meeting of industry and sustainability leaders to lay out a collective agenda and methodologies for addressing impacts from travel and tourism will take place in Portland, Oregon September 22-23. The Travel and Tourism ...
September 09, 2015
Las Vegas Announced As 2016 Host City For The CAPA Americas Aviation Summit

Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and McCarran International Airport will host the second annual CAPA Americas Aviation Summit on April 11/12, 2016 at the Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas. The event, which attracts airline and travel ...
August 25, 2015
epicure.sb: Feast On Santa Barbara's Month-Long Culinary Celebration This October

Held from Oct. 1 through Oct. 31, epicure.sb is a delectable month-long celebration of Santa Barbara South Coast's culinary scene. Now in its seventh year, epicure.sb showcases the bounty of Santa Barbara's food, libations and culture throu...
August 25, 2015
New Orleans Announces Convention Industry Panel Discussion During Katrina 10 Commemoration

One decade after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans is a thriving city, considered among the top meeting destinations in the country. To commemorate the 10 year anniversary, the city will host a full week of citywide events, ...
August 25, 2015
Cadence Meetings & Incentives, In Partnership With AV Concepts, Announces Inspiring New Event Venue In San Diego, CA

The award winning event planning division at Cadence joins forces with one of Southern California's most innovative production companies to launch the San Diego Creative Space for corporate meetings and events Don Jones, Executive Vice ...
August 12, 2015
The Business of Bringing Meetings Business To Vancouver; Be A Host Program

Last year, Vancouver's meetings and conventions industry generated over $302 million in economic impact for the city*. Vancouver hosted tradeshows such as the 2014 Travel Expo; corporate meetings like California-based video conferencing com...
August 04, 2015
Society For Worldwide Medical Exchange, With Assistance From ABTS Convention Services, Launches ForuMedico

The Society for Worldwide Medical Exchange (SWME), an international non-profit focused on advancing global health through continuing medical education, with the assistance of ABTS Convention Services (ABTS), a global meetings and convention...
August 03, 2015
IMEX America Survey: Most CEOs Are Likely To Agree That 'Conferences and Meetings Yield Tremendous Value'

Most CEOs and Board Directors are now likely to agree that conferences, seminars and meetings yield tremendous value for companies, according to meetings and conference executives across the globe. That is the striking finding of exclusi...
August 01, 2015
Greater Fort Lauderdale To Host Largest LGBT Business Development Event Attracting Top Corporate America Brands & International Business Leaders

The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce's (NGLCC) International Business & Leadership Conference will take place August 11-14, 2015 in Greater Fort Lauderdale, the Gay Capital of Florida. This will be the first time the annual confer...
July 28, 2015
Meetings In The Middle East: New DCI Study Examines Preferences For North American Business Events

More than seventy percent of North America association executives would consider the Middle East as a prospective conference location, according to a new study released today by Development Counsellors International (DCI). With the regi...
July 27, 2015
Africa Uncovered: American Express Meetings & Events Examines Perceptions of the Region Among Meetings Professionals

American Express Meetings & Events released new research today exploring the factors impacting the selection of Africa as a rising meetings and events destination. The study, titled "Emerging Africa: Exploring Meetings on a Changing Contine...
July 15, 2015
It's Official (Again): Canada Has The World's Best Reputation

Enhanced global standing helps Canada attract travellers and investment from around the world, according to Country RepTrak report. It's time for Canada to bask in the global limelight again. The Reputation Institute's 2015 Country RepT...
July 15, 2015
Centres Explore City Interface In 2015 AIPC Annual Conference

The many aspects of the critical interactions between convention centres and their respective communities was explored in depth and with the benefit of global city expertise at the recent AIPC Annual Conference in Boston USA. The overall co...
July 06, 2015
Governor Cuomo Announces Economic Impact of Tourism Industry Exceeds $100 Billion For The First Time In New York State's History

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced the total economic impact of New York State's tourism industry in 2014 reached an all-time high of $100.1 billion. Historic investments in the tourism industry have generated job growth and an increas...
July 02, 2015
Subaru IRONMAN Canada In Whistler, British Columbia; The Ultimate Racecation Destination

Racecations are changing the landscape of how people choose to travel; taking guests to places they would otherwise never explore. Hitting the pavement at a new locale can be the most gratifying way to prepare for a race, as well as discove...
June 19, 2015
NYC & Company Presents The 'New' New York City To Influential European Audiences

NYC & Company, New York City's official marketing, tourism and partnership organization, today launched a new phase of its global tour, highlighting significant openings and developments in the 'new' New York City to influential travel audi...
June 18, 2015
Montréal Retains Its Position As The Leading Convention City In The Americas

For the fourth straight years, Montréal ranks first in the Americas for international association events, ahead of New York, Washington and Buenos Aires, according to the Union of International Association's (UIA) International Meetings Sta...
June 15, 2015
AIPC Boston Will Focus on Community Interface

The International Association of Convention Centres (AIPC) is holding its signature annual conference event in Boston, USA this July, and the focus will be on the multiple interactions centres have with their respective cities and how these...
June 10, 2015
LGBT CONFEX Signs Event Marketing Partnership With IGLTA

LGBT CONFEX, Latin America's leading LGBT business organization has partnered with the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association as an event marketing partner for 2015. The partnership will promote LGBT CONFEX's International Business ...
June 09, 2015
Atlantic City To Host Meetings Quest In 2017

Meetings Quest, the nation's longest-running series of educational and networking events for association, corporate, government and religious meeting planners, will be held in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in 2017. The announcement was made to...
June 09, 2015
Meet AC Partners With Sportstravel To Host TEAMS '16; A Gathering of Sports-Event Organizers

TEAMS '16, the world's leading conference and expo for the sports-event industry, will be held in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The announcement was made today at Harrah's Atlantic City during a press conference organized by Meet AC, the Atlan...
June 09, 2015
Meredith Hill To Keynote Inaugural Questex Travel Industry Exchange Event

Meredith Hill, travel industry trailblazer and founder and chief executive officer of Global Institute for Travel Entrepreneurs (GIFTE), will keynote Questex Travel Group's Travel Industry Exchange event, which will debut Sept. 15-17 at Dis...
June 08, 2015
IACC Reveals The Top 10 Meeting Tech Trends For 2015

Following extensive research among the 355 members of the International Association of Conference Centres, the association released its Top 10 Meeting Tech Trends for 2015, which are influencing meeting planners and venue operators across t...
June 08, 2015
ibtm america Mobile App Set to Enhance Attendee Experience and Increase Show Engagement

ibtm america has teamed up with technology specialist GenieConnect of Lanyon, leading provider of Mobile Event Applications, for a mobile, multi-event app that will enable buyers and exhibitors to view their appointment diary as well as the...
June 07, 2015
IPW Trade Show Returns To Las Vegas In 2020; USTA Announces Future Host Cities Through 2024

Las Vegas will once again host the largest travel trade show in North America in 2020. IPW is the travel industry's premier international marketplace and the largest generator of travel to the U.S. As host city, Las Vegas will showcase th...
June 05, 2015
IAEE Partners With Meetings Quest For Event In Oakland, California

The International Association of Exhibitions and Events has partnered with the Meetings Quest trade show, which will be held July 22--23 at the Oakland Convention Center in Oakland, California, to provide its professional certification trai...
June 04, 2015
The Sasquatch Zipline Calls Whistler, British Columbia Home; Plus Exciting New Events & Eateries

The Sasquatch lives in Whistler, in the form of an exciting new zipline with Ziptrek Ecotours. Following their recent announcement of the addition of a new zipline -- the longest in Canada and the US -- Ziptrek Ecotours has now revealed ...
June 04, 2015
Summer Season of Events Gets Underway June 26 At Panorama Mountain Resort, British Columbia

Panorama will begin its summer operations on June 26. The mountain resort offers a wide variety of activities suitable for all ages, which fills the aspiration for both adventure seekers and those looking for a relaxing getaway. Panorama...
June 02, 2015
NYC & Company Presents The 'New' New York City During IPW, The Travel Industry's Premier International Marketplace

This week at IPW - the travel industry's premier international marketplace - NYC & Company, the City's marketing and tourism organization, is highlighting the "new" New York City and sharing details of significant new New York City openings...
June 02, 2015
Entertainment and Eats Abound In Vancouver, Canada's Stadium District

Year-round, BC Place Stadium and Rogers Arena -- two of Vancouver's biggest and most impressive event venues -- play host to globally recognized sporting matches, concerts and exhibits (upcoming: FIFA Women's World Cup 2015, Madonna, Taylor...
May 27, 2015
Kintetsu International's Annual Travel Showcase

KIE/Kintetsu International held its 6th annual KIE Travel Showcase, Thursday, May 21st, at the new Marriott Central Park property; the largest hotel in North America. In total, over 50 of KIE's preferred travel partners attended; includi...
May 20, 2015
Palais des Congrès de Montréal Hosts Record Number of Business Tourists

During the course of its 2014-15 financial year, the Palais des congrès de Montréal hosted a total of 347 events, which drew a record-setting 194,000+ business tourists. In total, 837,000 people visited the Palais to attend either a convent...
May 19, 2015
Maritz Travel Company Finalizes Global Meetings Network, Announces Partners

Maritz Travel Company, which consists of Maritz Travel Meetings & Incentives and Experient, has finalized the development of its Maritz Global Meetings Network by welcoming 25 best-in-class global partners to represent nearly 60 key countri...
May 18, 2015
Questex Travel Group's GMITE Events On Track To Break Records

Questex Travel Group's Global Meeting & Incentive Travel Exchanges (GMITE) events are on track to break annual records for participation, reinforcing their position as the leading conferences catering to the meetings, incentives, conference...
May 12, 2015
Puerto Vallarta NATJA Conference Closes With Record Numbers

The Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board closed the Puerto Vallarta edition of the North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) conference & marketplace with 150 members visiting Puerto Vallarta from May 5-9. #NATJAPV15 was the largest co...
May 11, 2015
Vancouver, Canada Ranked Top North American City For International Meetings

Vancouver is North America's top destination for international meetings, according to a report published today by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA). The Amsterdam-based organization releases an annual report r...
May 11, 2015
ICCA 2014 Meetings Statistics Released: Paris Remains Number One City; USA Top Country

ICCA's eagerly awaited annual statistics on the number of rotating international association meetings hosted by countries and cities show few major shocks. Paris retains the top rank, with Vienna swapping places with Madrid and moving u...
May 06, 2015
LEGOLAND California Resort Added To Southern California CityPASS Program

The addition of LEGOLAND California Resort to the Southern California CityPASS admission card, beginning June 3, 2015, will make everything even more awesome when it comes to saving money on entry to the Golden State's most family-friendly ...
May 06, 2015
Upcoming Events In Vancouver, Canada

If you are in Vancouver on business in the next few months -- check out these events... City of Bhangra Festival May 28 to June 6 Celebrate the raucous energy and infectious rhythms of bhangra at the City of Bhangra Festival. Markin...
May 06, 2015
Double Up On Fun In The Sun In Greater Fort Lauderdale With Summer Savings From May To October

Travelers now have twice as many reasons to kick off their summer in Greater Fort Lauderdale with the destination-wide 2-for-1 Summer Savings program. From the Atlantic Ocean to the Everglades, dive into 70 BOGO (buy one, get one) offers re...
May 06, 2015
May Heats Up In Whistler, British Columbia With GO Fest and The Unofficial Start To Summer

May marks the unofficial start to Whistler's summer season and this year it all kicks off with the return of GO Fest, May 15-18. May in Whistler is set to be a blockbuster month, GO Fest is on the calendar, spring skiing has been extende...
May 01, 2015
Las Vegas Celebrates National Travel and Tourism Week

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is joining the resort community to celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week on May 2 -- 10, honoring the driving force behind the Las Vegas economy. The U.S. Travel Association es...
April 28, 2015
PCMA Northern California, Southwest & Pacific Chapters Host LEAP Conference In San Francisco

PCMA, a leading organization for meeting and event professionals, will host the third annual LEAP educational conference on Thursday, May 28, 2015 as part of the association's mission to deliver superior and innovative education, and promot...
April 23, 2015
Broward County Celebrates A Sunny Centennial With Record-Breaking Tourism Success

Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County enjoyed a historic 2014, and the forecast is sunny for its 100th anniversary, as the destination leads the wave in Florida tourism with a record-breaking 14.3 million visitors spending $11.4 billion an...
April 20, 2015
Dallas Joins The CityPASS Family of Destinations

Dallas, Texas, will soon join New York City, San Francisco, Chicago and more than half a dozen other powerhouse tourism destinations as an official CityPASS city. City Pass, the company that packages discounted, prepaid admission to a city ...
April 16, 2015
Las Vegas Rallies In Support of North American Meetings Industry Day

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) joined leaders from across the Las Vegas meeting and convention industry to celebrate the inaugural North American Meetings Industry Day (NAMID) on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at The LINQ...
April 14, 2015
Las Vegas Continues Its Streak As No. 1 Trade Show Destination - 21 Consecutive Years at the Top

Las Vegas comes of age as it is named the No. 1 trade show destination for the 21st consecutive year, according to the Trade Show News Network's (TSNN) "2014 TSNN Top 250 Trade Shows in the United States" list. Las Vegas hosted 60 of the la...
April 09, 2015
Puerto Vallarta Named An HRC's National Travel Partner For 2015

The Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board has partnered with the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), America's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, as the organization's first national travel partner. Durin...
April 08, 2015
The Manhattan Center Recently Welcomed Broadways Miscast 2015 Gala

The Manhattan Center, home to the iconic Hammerstein and Grand Ballrooms, welcomed MCC Theatre's Miscast 2015 Gala on March 30th where this year's honoree Sarah Paulson took center stage in the Hammerstein. The event which honored Emmy ...
April 08, 2015
World Ski and Snowboard Festival Celebrates 20 Years In Whistler, British Columbia

Whistler is revving up for the much anticipated return of the World Ski and Snowboard Festival (10-19 April, 2015). Uniting the worlds of sport, music and art, WSSF brings 10 days of non-stop adrenaline-pumping, jaw-dropping good times that...
April 07, 2015
South African Airways Brings The 2015 Africa Showcase To The U.S. And Canada

South African Airways' (SAA), the national flag carrier of South Africa and Africa's most awarded airline, has announced the tour dates for the Africa Showcase in 2015. From September 29th to October 7th, the annual educational travel trade...
April 07, 2015
One World Observatory Announces Friday, May 29 Opening Date

One World Observatory today announced that its official public opening date will be Friday, May 29, 2015. Tickets will be available for purchase beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, April 8, at 10 a.m. EST at ...
April 02, 2015
"Branson To Branson" Media Event Successful

The City of Branson and Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce/CVB were glad to be part of the #BransontoBranson media event with Richard Branson's team at Virgin Group. The frivolity culminated in a "press release" that went out at midnigh...
April 02, 2015
"The Taste of Bar Harbor" - Experience Bar Harbor's Culinary Traditions

The Taste of Bar Harbor is a local food festival celebrating the traditions and flavors of Ddowneast Maine, featuring local restaurants, cafés, chefs and others who offer distinctive culinary experiences throughout the area. The festival is...
April 02, 2015
San Francisco Travel Reports Record-Breaking Economic Impact In 2014

The San Francisco Travel Association reported that San Francisco welcomed 18.01 million visitors in 2014, an increase of 6.5 per cent from 2013. These visitors spent $10.67 billion in 2014, up 13.7 per cent from the previous year. The data...
April 02, 2015
Vancouver Recognized For Best Quality of Life In North America

No surprise to Vancouverites: once again, the city topped Mercer's Quality of Living Survey, maintaining the title of North America's Most Livable City and fifth most livable in the world. Mercer's annual report compares and ranks more ...
April 01, 2015
Las Vegas Seeks To Host 2016 Presidential Debate

Las Vegas is throwing its hat into the political arena, vying with other cities to be an official host site for one of the presidential debates during the 2016 campaign. "Las Vegas would be a natural choice for a presidential debate give...
April 01, 2015
Take A Bite Out of "Eat! Vancouver" Festival

Vancouver Food + Cooking Festival celebrates its "baker's dozen" anniversary this year, and if you like food you'll want to clear your calendar. Expanded to a week-long feasting frenzy (April 26 to May 3), EAT! dishes up an enticing lineup ...
April 01, 2015
Explore Vancouver, British Columbia's First Nations Heritage

For thousands of years, Vancouver and surrounding regions have been the ancestral home of many First Nations communities -- and their powerful influence remains prolific today. Here are a few ways to explore the city's rich First Nation...
March 31, 2015
Omnia Nightclub, Las Vegas Announced As Venue For SITE Nite North America 2015

Every year, SITE Nite North America brings together more than 1,200 of the travel and hospitality industry's most influential leaders making it the must-attend event to kick-off IMEX North America in Las Vegas. This year's event will take p...
March 21, 2015
AIPC Annual Conference Adds Parallel Financial Management Component

This Year's Theme: Engagement! One of the most important issues in both the convention centre and overall Meetings Industry today is how to build value from hosted events that includes not just revenues but also the benefits associated ...
March 20, 2015
The Palais des congrès de Montréal To Host Smart City MTL Expo

The Palais des congrès de Montréal is ready to host the first ever North American edition of Smart City Expo, from March 25 to 27, 2015. Delegates will discuss the most advanced technology to build the smart cities of tomorrow. "Our teams p...
March 19, 2015
Air Canada Partners With "The Next Billion: Women & The Economy of The Future" Conference

The organizers of "The Next Billion: Women and the Economy of the Future" conference today announced they have partnered with Air Canada to bring senior corporate leaders together to discuss concrete, practical ways in which women -- as con...
March 12, 2015
GO Fest -- Whistler, British Columbia's Great Outdoors Festival Returns

Whistler's Great Outdoors Festival returns for its sophomore year with new levels of competition and another multi-tiered showcase of outdoor recreation in the mountains. Staged for the Victoria Day long weekend, May 15-18, GO Fest merg...
March 03, 2015
Brite Spokes By Kuoni Is Changing The MICE Landscape With Experiential Travel

Kuoni Destination Management (Kuoni DM) is now providing their Meetings, Incentive Groups, Conferences and Events clients with a new and unique incentive travel offering. The U.S. MICE division of the 100+ year-old Swiss giant is inviting t...
March 02, 2015
Livability.com Names The 2015 Top 10 Best Downtowns Across The U.S.

In cities big and small, downtowns across the country continue to gain populations, and more and more people opt to live in these thriving urban playgrounds. Young professionals between the ages of 22 and 34 are especially drawn to downtown...
February 27, 2015
Destination France Roadshow and Press Event Held At Vancouver's Pan Pacific Hotel

Four City Destination France Roadshow Concludes In Vancouver Last night 150 members of the Vancouver travel community and members of the local media were invited by Atout France to enjoy an entertaining evening of news and information ab...
February 27, 2015
Ovation To Attend ITE 2015 In Las Vegas

The 10th edition of Incentive Travel Exchange (ITE) is taking place in the exquisite Delano Hotel, Las Vegas from March 18th to 21st 2015. Connecting high-volume MICE buyers and suppliers, the ITE trade show has developed into a mainstay of...
February 27, 2015
Toptable Group Announces Second Whistler Location

Just over three decades after opening its first restaurant, Toptable Group today announced plans to expand in Whistler with the opening of its second location in the pristine mountain resort, and the sixth property in the hospitality group'...
February 27, 2015
Three Major Conventions Confirmed For Palais des congrès de Montréal

The Palais des congrès de Montréal recently confirmed the city will be hosting three large-scale international events expected to generate over $15 million for the province's economy via the more than 6,500 business tourists they will attra...
February 27, 2015
Vancouver, Canada Ushers In Banner International Convention Year

2015 will be one of Vancouver's strongest years for international conventions, according to the Vancouver Convention Centre and Tourism Vancouver. More than 165,000 out-of-town delegates -- 40,000 from outside North America -- are expec...
February 26, 2015
Taste Washington Expands To Four Days of Tastings, Events and Excursions

Taste Washington, the nation's largest single-region wine and food event, expands to four days, March 26-29, 2015. The festivities kick off with the second annual Red & White Party, March 26 at 7 p.m. at AQUA By El Gaucho. This exclusive ev...
February 26, 2015
Seattle Restaurant Week Deals Start This Spring

As the largest dining promotion in the area, Seattle Restaurant Week is a 10-day dining celebration in Seattle, the Eastside, and throughout King County. Diners can take advantage of three-course dinners for $30 and some three-course lunche...
February 26, 2015
The International Tourism Safety Conference, April 26-29 In Las Vegas

The International Tourism Safety Association, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and the Las Vegas Security Chiefs Association will host the 22nd International Tourism Safety Conference at ...
February 20, 2015
LVCVA Buys Riviera Hotel & Casino, Begins Las Vegas' Next Evolution - Las Vegas Global Business District

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) Board of Directors voted to approve a contract for the purchase of the historic Riviera Hotel & Casino's 26-acre site as the cornerstone for its planned Las Vegas Global Business Distr...
February 04, 2015
Whistler Conference Centre, Whistler, British Columbia Welcomes TEDActive Delegates

The Whistler Conference Centre will be the hub of the TEDActive 2015 conference as it returns to the resort in March, 2015. TEDActive takes place the same week at TED2015, the organization's flagship annual conference held in nearby Vanc...
February 04, 2015
Visit Santa Barbara Presents What's New Spring 2015

Spring is a great time to plan a vacation so why not slip on your flip-flops and head to Santa Barbara! Get ready to dance at the ocean-side concert in celebration of the Santa Barbara Arts and Craft Show 50th anniversary or get inspired an...
February 03, 2015
Las Vegas Hosts International Tourism Safety Conference

The International Tourism Safety Association, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and the Las Vegas Security Chiefs Association will host the 22nd International Tourism Safety Conference at ...
February 01, 2015
Las Vegas Sets Record For Visitation Welcoming More Than 41 Million Visitors In 2014

Las Vegas welcomed a record 41.1 million visitors in 2014, approximately 1.4 million more visitors than the previous high of 39.7 million set in 2012. The 2014 year-end statistics, released today by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors ...
January 28, 2015
Center for Civil and Human Rights; College Football Hall of Fame Added to Atlanta CityPASS

Beginning March 1, the new Center for Civil and Human Rights and the College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience will join the Atlanta CityPASS program. Atlanta CityPASS ticket booklets provide discounted entry to five of A...
January 28, 2015
I Love New York Announces Launch of Mobile App

Empire State Development's Division of Tourism announced the launch of a new, free I LOVE NEW YORK mobile app to promote New York State tourism. Through the app, users and visitors on the go can easily explore the best of travel in the Stat...
January 27, 2015
Sedona Yoga Festival: Conscious Evolution Within A Sacred Space

We've all heard the saying the third time's the charm. And with two immensely successful events now under their belts, the organizers of the Sedona Yoga Festival are more excited than ever to welcome visitors to their third conference---tho...
January 21, 2015
National September 11 Memorial & Museum and Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Added to New York CityPASS Program

Beginning March 1, the National September 11 Memorial & Museum and the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum will join the New York CityPASS program. New York CityPASS ticket booklets provide discounted entry to six of the Big Apple's most iconi...
January 21, 2015
The Travel Industry Executive Women's Network (TIEWN) 2nd Annual Conference

The Travel Industry Executive Women's Network will hold its 2nd annual Global Leadership Forum on January 28, 2015 in Los Angeles. The Network serves to uphold the discussion of women in high-powered roles across the travel & hospitality in...
January 15, 2015
Boyd Group International Aviation Forecast Summit Returning To Las Vegas

Top aviation executives from around the world will return to Las Vegas for the 20thAnnual International Aviation Forecast Summit Aug. 30 - Sept. 1, 2015. Boyd Group International, a leading aviation research, forecast and consulting fi...
January 15, 2015
Tourism Vancouver's 13th Annual "Dine Out Vancouver" Festival January 16 to February 1

Reservations have been made, events booked, and locals and visitors are luxuriating in delectable hotel deals and packages across the city. Yes, it's that time again: Tourism Vancouver's 13th annual Dine Out Vancouver Festival kicks off tom...
January 13, 2015
ICSC's RECon Event Stays In Las Vegas

The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) will continue to call Las Vegas home for its annual trade show RECon for another two years with the option for a three-year extension. "This announcement is further proof that Las Veg...
January 13, 2015
Visit California's 2015 Visitor's Guide Inspires Travellers To Explore The Golden State

Eager to share California's abundance of iconic travel destinations, luxurious retreats and bucket-list getaways, Visit California announces the release of the all-new, 2015 California Official State Visitor's Guide. Featuring inspiring art...
January 13, 2015
NYC & Company 2015 New York City Delegate Discount Pass For Meeting & Convention Attendees

NYC & Company, the City's official marketing, tourism and partnership organization, launched a 2015 New York City Delegate Discount Pass this month, offering exclusive savings throughout the year at more than 70 restaurants, tours, attracti...
January 13, 2015
The NYC 2015 Official Travel Planner Available Now

This comprehensive guide for travel professionals is an indispensable resource for planning New York City trips and itineraries. Find out all that's new in NYC, including tours, cultural attractions, theater, nightlife, shopping and sports;...
January 12, 2015
Brite Spokes By Kuoni Is Changing The MICE Landscape With Experiential Travel

With a new year upon us, Kuoni Destination Management (Kuoni DM) is now providing their Meetings, Incentive Groups, Conferences and Events clients with a new and unique incentive travel offering. The U.S. MICE division of the 100+ year-old ...
January 06, 2015
2015 Dine Out Vancouver Festival - Record-Breaking 277 Restaurants Participating

The 13th annual Dine Out Vancouver Festival is bigger and better than ever with more than 70 food-themed events, 25 hotels offering special room rates and packages, plus a record-setting 277 restaurants dishing up prix fixe menus at $18, $2...
January 05, 2015
Upcoming Vancouver, British Columbia Events

Broadway Across Canada presents Beauty and the Beast February 3 to 8 Just in time for Valentine's Day, Broadway Across Canada's smash hit musical Beauty and the Beast is coming to Vancouver. Taking place at Queen Elizabeth Theatre, th...
January 05, 2015
Plans Unveiled For Three-Part Vancouver Exhibit "The City Before The City"

In January 2015, three landmark First Nations exhibits will open simultaneously across Vancouver. The Musqueam First Nation, in partnership with the Museum of Vancouver and the Museum of Anthropology, have unveiled plans for c̓əsn...
January 01, 2015
Toast The Town With 'Savor Yuma' - 2015's Culinary Tour Lineup Launches January 6

If your New Year's resolutions include eating more fresh, local fare, you can kickstart that effort with a "Savor Yuma" tour sponsored by Yuma Visitors Bureau. Savor Yuma Designed to showcase Yuma's authentic border fare and "fresh fro...
December 18, 2014
Oakland Restaurant Week January 15-25, 2015

Oakland Restaurant Week is back! It may still be a month away but you'll want to start making your reservations at some of Oakland, California's hottest restaurants today. Check out the full list of restaurants and make your reservation...
December 18, 2014
'Top Chef' to headline Yuma, Arizona Lettuce Days - February 28 & March 1

Chef Hosea Rosenberg of Boulder, Colo., will be the headline chef for the next Yuma Lettuce Days, set for Feb. 28 & March 1 (2015) at the University of Arizona's Yuma Agriculture Center, a working research farm just west of historic downtow...
December 17, 2014
Las Vegas Breaks Tourism Record With More Than 40 Million Visitors

Las Vegas reached a historic milestone, exceeding 40 million visitors for the first time. The tourism industry in Southern Nevada continues to expand, achieving ten consecutive months of visitor volume increases, with many of those months ...
December 16, 2014
IMEX Identifies Four Key Trends For 2015

The IMEX Group, organizers of the annual IMEX in Frankfurt and IMEX America trade shows for the global meetings, incentive travel and events industry, presents a round-up of industry predictions for the year ahead. 1. 'Play' Gives New M...
December 10, 2014
Vegas Uncork'd By Bon Appétit Returns To Caesars Palace, Las Vegas - April 23-26, 2015

Taking place earlier than ever before, Vegas Uncork'd by Bon Appétit returns April 23-26 to Caesars Palace. A few of the headliners include chefs Gordon Ramsay, François Payard and Guy Savoy. Presented by returning sponsor Chase Sapphire Pr...
December 10, 2014
Bar Harbor, Maine Events For 2015

Looking for even more reasons to plan a trip to Bar Harbor, Maine, and Acadia National Park? If the spectacular scenery, outdoor adventure and fresh lobster aren't enough for you, we have a year full of special events that you can plan your...
December 09, 2014
Tourism Vancouver Counts Down To Christmas With 12 Essential Vancouver Holiday Experiences

Vancouver Harbour is alight with parading carol ships, the Capilano Suspension Bridge is twinkling with thousands of lights, and Santa has been spotted scuba diving in Stanley Park. Yes, it's a very Vancouver Christmas, and the holiday chee...
December 03, 2014
Dine Out Vancouver Festival's Hotel and Event Tickets On Sale Now

The trees are dressed, light displays are up, and Vancouver chefs and organizers are gearing up for Canada's largest food and drink festival. Presented by Tourism Vancouver, the 13th annual Dine Out Vancouver Festival is a little over a mon...
December 02, 2014
ISES Announces Catersource : Event Solutions As Global Conference & Trade Show Partner

The International Special Events Society (ISES) has today announced Catersource : Event Solutions as its first Trade Show Partner as part of its recently launched Global Partner Program. The partnership will see the two organizations wor...
December 01, 2014
Virtual Edge Institute Annouces 2015 Strategic Partnership With Meetings + Conventions Calgary

2015 is a big year for Meetings + Conventions Calgary as they join forces with the Virtual Edge Institute [VEI] in a multi-pronged strategic partnership. Calgary, well known as a leading hub for innovative technology, will be supporting ...
November 26, 2014
San Francisco Travel Launches "New" www.sanfrancisco.travel Website

The San Francisco Travel Association has re-launched its website, www.sanfrancisco.travel, after a complete redesign that provides a wealth of information and inspiration for visitors, meeting planners, travel professionals, media and San F...
November 24, 2014
Four of Las Vegas' Largest Trade Shows To Return In 2015/2016

Four of Las Vegas' largest trade shows, including No. 1* International CES, No. 2 SEMA Show, No. 8 World of Concrete Exposition, and No. 9 ASD LV, will return to the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC). These four shows together will bring a...
November 24, 2014
World's Transportation Industry To Assemble At The Palais Des Congrès In 2017

The Palais des congrès de Montréal will host two major global transportation industry conventions in 2017: the 62nd UITP World Congress and Mobility & City Transport Exhibition, as well as the World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems...
November 20, 2014
Centium Software, Publishers of EventsAIR, Becomes Technology Partner For IAPCO

IAPCO and Centium Software announced on 19 November that they will be joining forces with IAPCO as their 2015 Technology Partner. According to Trevor Gardiner, CEO of Centium Software, the partnership will focus on education and exposur...
November 12, 2014
20th International Gourmet Festival Starts In Puerto Vallarta

More than 30 world renown Chefs representing National and European restaurants will participate in the 20th edition of Puerto Vallarta's International Gourmet Festival from November 13-24, 2014. The festival has attracted over 350,000 gourm...
November 11, 2014
International Special Events Society (ISES) Launches Global Partner Program

Worldwide Event Association, The International Special Events Society, has today announced the launch of it's first Global Partner Program. The program, developed over the past 12 months, aims to create commercial partnerships with a sel...
November 06, 2014
Cvent Acquires Decision Street To Help Hoteliers Score Leads

Cvent, Inc., a leading cloud-based enterprise event management platform, today announced the acquisition of Decision Street, an Atlanta-based hotel sales-intelligence software company. The purchase bolsters Cvent's initiative to add platfor...
November 04, 2014
Canada Ranked As No. 1 Country To Visit

The international love affair with Canada shows no signs of cooling off. According to a new study from the Reputation Institute, Canada is the top country in the world to visit, live in, study and attend or organize events. A beautiful and ...
November 04, 2014
Destination BC Launches Revitalized Tourism Brand Celebrating Super, Natural British Columbia

Destination BC released its new corporate strategy and tourism marketing plan today, and unveiled key elements of BC's revitalized destination brand that will be used to market British Columbia to prospective visitors from around the world....
November 03, 2014
Costa Mesa Representatives Visit China and UAE To Promote Travel To The SoCal Destination

The Costa Mesa Conference & Visitor Bureau (CMCVB) along with the Orange County Visitors Association (OCVA) embarked on their second international trip of 2014 this October. The tourism organizations traveled to China and the United Arab Em...
November 03, 2014
San Francisco Travel Launches "New" www.sanfrancisco.travel

The San Francisco Travel Association has re-launched their website, , after a complete redesign that provides a wealth of information and inspiration for visit...
October 31, 2014
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Launches "Hungry For Tokyo" Campaign In U.S.

Tokyo's world-class culinary scene coupled with unique, delectable dishes are at the heart of a new tourism campaign that was launched in New York and Los Angeles this week by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG). To show the incredible ...
October 29, 2014
Winston-Salem Offers Meeting Planners An Abundance of Unique & Innovative Event Spaces

Combine Old Salem's rich Moravian history from Eastern Europe with the thriving industrial center of Winston, and you get Winston-Salem -- an area abounding in diverse and vibrant experiences for meetings and corporate events. Beyond its mo...
October 28, 2014
Award Winning Modern American Supper Club Ocean Prime Opens Today In Beverly Hills

Cameron Mitchell Restaurants has announced that its award-winning modern American supper club Ocean Prime has officially opened today in Beverly Hills, Calif. Its first foray into Southern California, Ocean Prime is located at 9595 Wilshire...
October 22, 2014
Hotel Packages Announced For Pacific Science Center's Pompeii Exhibition In Seattle

More than ten Seattle hotels announced packages for the Pacific Science Center's exhibition Pompeii: The Exhibition, running Feb. 7 to May 25, 2015. All hotel packages feature special room rates and VIP tickets for the exhibit. Additionally...
October 22, 2014
Cvent Unveils Its 2014 100 Most Popular Meeting Resorts In North America And The Caribbean

Cvent, Inc., a leading cloud-based enterprise event management platform, today revealed its annual list of the 100 most popular meeting resorts in North America and the Caribbean. Cvent operates one of the world's largest global marketplace...
October 20, 2014
Puerto Vallarta Participated In IMEX America 2014

Puerto Vallarta exhibited at this year's IMEX America with a delegation headed by Miguel Andres Hernandez, Executive Director of the Puerto Vallarta CVB, as well as representatives from Crown Paradise, Hilton Puerto Vallarta Resort, Melia, ...
October 16, 2014
Events DC'S Commitment To The Carnegie Library and Mt. Vernon Square Remains Solid

Events DC has announced its commitment to the Carnegie Library and Mt. Vernon Square after withdrawing its plans for a proposed redevelopment of the historic building. Events DC has invested nearly $2 million in renovations at the Carnegie ...
October 15, 2014
New Industry Partner For IMEX - CIMGlobal

CIMGlobal has announced their new industry partnership with IMEX in Frankfurt and IMEX America. The contribution of CIMGlobal will exist of bringing qualified hosted buyers as well as a close collaboration with the India Association Congres...
October 14, 2014
Australia Brings Largest Contingent To IMEX America 2014

A 25-strong delegation at IMEX America 2014 will showcase the very best Australia has to offer with a remarkable array of outstanding destination choices, incentive program offerings and event spaces. This collective commitment demonstrates...
October 13, 2014
Eventsforce and Zerista Form Strategic Partnership

Eventsforce, a leading technology provider of event management software and Zerista, the event app platform, today announced that they have formed a strategic partnership to bring an integrated and comprehensive event management and mobile ...
October 06, 2014
Fall Events and Holidays In Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Present An Ideal Time To Visit

Visiting a foreign country during a national holiday presents a unique and rewarding opportunity to enjoy the cultural traditions and heritage of its people. Often referred to as Mexico's Festival Capital, Puerto Vallarta celebrates Mexican...
October 02, 2014
NYC & Company Highlights Unique Meetings Experiences Throughout New York City

NYC & Company, New York City's official marketing, tourism and partnership organization, is highlighting unique meetings experiences throughout the five boroughs. From meetings held in exclusive locations to one-of-a-kind interactive group ...
October 02, 2014
Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau Launches 2015 Marketing Plan

Today at the Broward County Convention Center, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau (GFLCVB) unveiled the destination's 2015 Tourism Marketing Plans at an industry luncheon with more than 550 hospitality attendees. T...
October 01, 2014
Sarawak To Conduct The First Ever USA 'Borneo Talk' Program In Los Angeles

The Sarawak Convention Bureau (SCB) team are heading to Los Angeles to conduct the first ever USA 'Borneo Talk' program to reintroduce Sarawak as a Business Events destination and share Sarawak's conservation efforts through the soft launch...
September 30, 2014
Plan A Yuma, Arizona Trip Around An Event

It's that time of year! As the chill creeps in up north, Yumans are enjoying spectacular sunsets and fresh mornings in the world's sunniest destination. So what are you waiting for? Make your travel plans now around one of our favorite a...
September 18, 2014
Whistler, British Columbia Is The Best; SKI Magazine Readers Rank Resort #1 In North America

Whistler resort is on top of the world, with Whistler Blackcomb reclaiming the number one spot in the annual SKI Magazine readers' survey. The annual survey of more than 20,000 magazine readers reviews the top resorts in North America, e...
September 18, 2014
Luxury Travel Exchange To Feature Top Luxury Travel Companies

Questex Hospitality + Travel today previewed some of the world's foremost luxury travel suppliers and sponsors that are scheduled to participate in its 2014 Luxury Travel Exchange International (LTX), to be held Dec. 9-11 at The Palazzo in ...
September 17, 2014
Aviation Industry Heads To Chicago For "World Routes" Commercial Aviation Event

3,000 industry experts representing around 300 airlines, 800 airports and 200 tourism authorities from all corners of the world are expected to head to Chicago for World Routes, the 20th World Route Development Forum, to discuss the future ...
September 16, 2014
MICE Academy Partners With RecertTrack

The MICE Academy which administers the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Programme, has created a partnership with the Associations and Meetings Professionals' Advancement Portal, powered by RecertTrack, that will provide it subscri...
September 15, 2014
Chairman Tom Carper and U.S. Transportation Leaders Confirmed For WTS Policy Symposium

U.S. Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.) and transportation leaders from both the public and private sectors have confirmed their participation in the 2014 WTS Policy Symposium on October 1, 2014. The symposium, taking place at the Hyatt Regency Wa...
September 02, 2014
CWT Meetings & Events Signs Agreement With Cvent

CWT Meetings & Events, the award-winning meetings and events agency, today announced it has strengthened its overall client technology offering by signing an agreement with Cvent, Inc. (CVT) a leading cloud-based enterprise event management...
September 01, 2014
BestCities Charts A Strategic Course For Their Future

Fourteen years of providing the meetings industry with the world's best professional practices and service, BestCities Global Alliance is now looking to a productive future with a review of their current five year strategic plan. In ord...
August 29, 2014
Nominations Open For Ovation's 2014 Huggability Award

Now in its sixth year, Ovation's annual Huggability Award is a fun and informal excuse to nominate someone who deserves congratulations, who makes your day or who is simply a lovable pain in the ass! Nominations are now open to find a worth...
August 13, 2014
The Yellowstone Conference Center at Big Sky Resort Awarded 'Best In The West'

The Yellowstone Conference Center at Big Sky Resort has been awarded one of 50 "Best in the West" meeting properties for the western region to be released in the September issue of Meeting Focus magazine. This marks the 13th year Big Sky Re...
August 12, 2014
Trial By Fire! Chefs Andrew Richardson & Francis Mallmann Host 'Gods Of The Grill' Dinners At CinCin

CinCin Ristorante Executive Chef Andrew Richardson first met Francis Mallmann -- South America's most famous chef -- at the 20th Anniversary Autumn Harvest Dinner at Danny Meyer's Gramercy Tavern. They had an instant, fiery connection and k...
August 12, 2014
Cvent Reveals 2014 List of Top 50 Meeting Destinations In The United States

Cvent, Inc., a leading cloud-based enterprise event management platform, today revealed its third annual list of the top 50 cities for meetings and events in the United States. Chicago claimed first place, climbing from second place last y...
August 07, 2014
Mexican Delegation Participates In MPI's WEC '14

A Mexican delegation comprised of the Mexico Tourism Board, the Mexican Chapter of MPI, Mexico City, the cities of Los Cabos, Monterrey, Puebla, Puerto Vallarta, San Miguel de Allende; hotel groups Grupo Presidente and Velas Resorts as well...
August 05, 2014
The World PCO Alliance Adds New Member: JPdL International In Montreal, Canada

JPdL International is one of the leading Canadian conference and event professionals, in business for over 30 years. JPdL provides strategic planning, cutting-edge logistics and robust event management solutions to create landmark experienc...
August 01, 2014
Vienna Convention Bureau & Barcelona Convention Bureau "Runner-Up Award" At AIBTM

Every year since 2011, the American Incentive Business Travel & Meetings Exhibition (AIBTM) has been bringing national and international exhibitors together with customers, and has become one of the major trade fairs in North America, with ...
July 31, 2014
Whistler Goes High-Tech With GROW Conference August 20-22

From four-season mountain playground to the place where great minds come to connect, innovate and recharge -- Whistler is about to host a high-tech conference that may very well be a building block to becoming the world's most connected des...
July 30, 2014
ICCA Reports Boston & Cambridge Rank #1 In United States For International Meetings

International Meetings to Boston and Cambridge continue to grow. According to the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), in 2013, Boston and Cambridge hosted a record number of 56 international meetings, up from 44 in 201...
July 29, 2014
BCD M&I Acquires Universal Meeting Management

BCD M&I has announced the acquisition of Universal Meeting Management, Inc. (UMM), a leading corporate meeting and event management company with expertise in servicing the health care provider (HCP) sector and a growing customer base in the...
July 17, 2014
Prague Convention Bureau Attended Roadshow In USA

Prague Convention Bureau and CzechTourism concluded their first joint MICE & Leisure Roadshow in Western USA. From July 7 to July 14 they held 4 networking culinary events and workshops for meeting, incentive and event planners, tour operat...
July 15, 2014
Puerto Vallarta Reinforces Commitment To Business Travel With Restructuring of CVB

Puerto Vallarta, one of Mexico's premiere business travel destinations, has restructured its Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) in an effort to increase outreach, assistance and promotion of the destination through meetings, incentive tra...
July 15, 2014
Puerto Vallarta Becomes An MPI Preferred Partner

The Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board has become a "Preferred Partner" of Meeting Professionals International, the premier global association community for meeting and event professionals, as part of its proactive campaign to attract more busi...
July 08, 2014
Discover NewYork.com's Most Popular Tours, Shows, Attractions, Hotels and More

Each year millions of people flock to the spectacular Broadway shows, great restaurants, wide range of hotel accommodations and engaging tours and attractions that New York City offers. NewYork.com has catered to tourists and locals alike, ...
July 08, 2014
Las Vegas Campaigns Aimed at Attracting More Meetings and Corporate Events

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) today unveiled two new advertising campaigns reinforcing why Las Vegas is the world's premier venue for hosting successful, memorable and cost-effective meetings and events. "Las V...
July 01, 2014
Cincinnati USA's Convention Summer Brings High Profile Meetings; Economic Impact To Region

Cincinnati USA's packed 2014 convention calendar will reach a high point this July, as multiple well-known national and regional conventions arrive amid a month of music festivals and events. A few of the conventions to be held in the month...
June 27, 2014
Montréal Outranks All Other Cities In The Americas For International Meetings

A new ranking confirms Montréal's continued domination as an international meeting city in the Americas, for a third straight year. Outperforming New York, Chicago, Rio de Janeiro and other major North and South American cities, Montréal to...
June 27, 2014
New York City MICE Industry Flourishes With New Product

With rising delegate numbers and hotel and venue development continuing at a rapid pace, NYC & Company, New York City's official marketing, tourism and partnership organization, provides an update on New York City news that is relevant to t...
June 26, 2014
Cvent and Marketo Partner To Enable Better Event Marketing

Cvent, provider of a leading cloud-based enterprise event management platform, and Marketo, leading provider of marketing software, today announced that Cvent's event management platform is integrated with the Marketo customer engagement pl...
June 20, 2014
New Blue Release Interface Makes Cvent's Feature-Rich Online Event Management Platform Easier, Faster and More Intuitive To Use

Cvent, Inc., a leading cloud-based enterprise event management platform, today unveiled a completely redesigned user interface - the Blue Release - at its annual Corporate Meetings Summit in Las Vegas. The new interface for Cvent's event ma...
June 18, 2014
Whistler, British Columbia Launches Into Summer; Business Buoyed By Success of Strongest Winter

Whistler, set amidst majestic mountain vistas, lush forested trails and calm waterways, is the place to find yourself this summer. Tourism Whistler has launched its summer marketing campaign with the theme of "lost and found" encouraging gu...
June 17, 2014
Cvent Launches SocialWall To Fuse Live Events and Social Media

Cvent today launched SocialWall, a new, interactive tool designed to help Cvent clients compile and display attendees' social content in real time at any event. With Cvent's SocialWall, event and venue managers can project and share on disp...
June 17, 2014
Pacific World Identifies Top Destinations For Meetings and Events in the World

Pacific World, the integrated global DMC and Event Management organisation, has released its second Destination Index. Thanks to the strategic alliance with North America leader, ACCESS destinations Services, meeting professionals will now ...
June 11, 2014
Costa Mesa Joins Orange County Visitors Association In Expanding Presence South of the Border

The Costa Mesa Conference & Visitor Bureau (CMCVB) along with the Orange County Visitors Association (OCVA) have announced plans to increase their international presence. New tourism sales offices, headed by the OCVA, will open in Mexico Ci...
June 10, 2014
San Francisco Voted #1 Over New York City: America's Coolest Cities

a platform that produces thousands of crowdsourced answers to opinion-based questions, has collected over 16,000 votes on America's Coolest Cities. The US has a lot to offer a ...
June 10, 2014
PCMA Education Conference In Toronto, June 22-25, 2014

The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) will be experimenting with a live case study in content delivery at the PCMA Education Conference in Toronto, June 22-25, 2014. The first day of the conference will follow a more tra...
June 09, 2014
Newyork.com Celebrates One Year Anniversary

From riveting Broadway Shows to engaging tours and attractions, NewYork.com has emerged as a leading online resource for planning and booking a New York City experience. In honor of its one-year anniversary, NewYork.com is giving away thous...
June 05, 2014
Panama Partners With MCIntl To Open North American Marketing & Sales Office For MICE

The Tourism Authority of Panama (ATP) has selected Marketing Challenges Intl. (MCIntl) as the official North American marketing and sales office for the country's growing meetings and conventions business. One of the safest and most modern ...
June 04, 2014
San Miguel De Allende Unveils Contemporary Art Museum Project

San Miguel de Allende has started remodeling on its new Museum of Contemporary Art scheduled to open in the end of 2015. Designed by the award-winning Mexican architect Enrique Norten, the museum will be housed in the center of the city in ...
June 02, 2014
NYC & Company Travels Across Canada On Three-City Sales Mission To Promote New York City

NYC & Company, New York City's marketing, tourism and partnership organization, and 12 of its tourism industry member companies will travel across Canada this week to promote New York City -- America's number one big city tourism destinatio...
May 28, 2014
Puerto Vallarta Becomes A Preferred Partner of MPI

The Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board has signed on to become a "Preferred Partner" of Meeting Professionals International (MPI), the premier global association community for meeting and event professionals, as part of its proactive campaign to...
May 27, 2014
Puerto Vallarta Confirms North American Travel Journalists Association 2015 Conference

The Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board has won the hosting responsibilities of the North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) 2015 Conference & Marketplace to be held in Puerto Vallarta in May 2015. Founded in 1991 by a group of s...
May 22, 2014
Costa Mesa, California Welcomes Largest Chinese MICE Group To Visit U.S.

The Costa Mesa Conference & Visitor Bureau (CMCVB) welcomes 7,000 attendees for the Perfect (China) Corporation Seminar -- an international conference coordinated by CITS International M.I.C.E. Co. Ltd., a major meeting, incentive, conferen...
May 20, 2014
Site and the IMEX Group Joint Study On Purchasing Practices For Motivational Travel Programs

Does prior experience with a supplier influence program decisions? This and related questions were the focus of a seoncd joint research study conducted by the Site International Foundation and IMEX, the worldwide exhibition for incentive tr...
May 19, 2014
Vikings Exhibit Makes First North American Stop At Royal BC Museum In Victoria, British Columbia

On its first North American stop, Vikings: Lives Beyond the Legends came ashore today at the Royal BC Museum. The international exhibition, which runs through to November 11, 2014, is informed by recent discoveries and provides fascinating...
May 19, 2014
ISES Global Business Survey Shows Strong Event Industry Growth

The International Special Events Society (ISES) has today released its Global Business Survey, which reveals strong growth across all sectors of the events industry. The survey, conducted during March 2014 across all 5,500 ISES members i...
May 15, 2014
The Newly Expanded Settlement Building In Vancouver For Events

Deep in historic Railtown, Vancouver Urban Winery is undergoing massive changes -- and the result promises to be one of the city's most in-demand event spaces. The Settlement Building, as the venue housing the winery is aptly called, re...
May 15, 2014
Conference Management For The Online Age: A Case Study

Conference Management, iPhone apps, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook... Social media has achieved full integration in our daily lives and, when used appropriately, is also a valuable tool for networking, marketing and building business. As c...
May 14, 2014
Montréal Takes Top Spot In North America For Hosting International Association Meetings

After finishing first in North America for hosting the most international association meetings in 2012, Montréal once again has claimed top honours. According to the 2013 Country and City rankings from the International Congress and Convent...
May 14, 2014
New York City MICE Update

With rising delegate numbers and hotel and venue development continuing at a rapid pace, the round-up below provides an update on New York City news relevant to the meeting and event industries. New York City Sees Rise In Delegates N...
May 12, 2014
ICCA: International Association Meeting Sector Continues Strong Growth; Paris New Number One City

With the release of the 2013 Top 20 Rankings for countries and cities, ICCA is reporting another year of continued strength in the international association meetings market. 11,685 regularly occurring association events which rotate betw...
May 12, 2014
Tree of Life Canada Tradeshow Benefits Whistler, British Columbia

When the Tree of Life Canada tradeshow wrapped up at the Whistler Conference Centre last week, organizers and vendors left behind a significant donation for the local community. Tree of Life Canada is one of the largest distributors of s...
May 12, 2014
Whistler, British Columbia Summer -- Welcomes Mountain Bike Park, Golf and GO Fest

Whistler gets a head start on summer, with the Canadian holiday of Victoria Day heralding the unofficial start to the summer season, with more sunshine hours in each day welcoming the golf season, the opening of the mountain bike park and t...
May 12, 2014
Quails' Gate Winery Celebrates 25th Anniversary With Concert & Exclusive Wine Release

BC's award-winning Quails' Gate winery will mark its 25th anniversary this year. Over the course of the last quarter century, this Okanagan favorite has produced wines of outstanding quality and become a destination for wine connoisseurs fr...
May 05, 2014
Lanyon Debuts New User Interface In RegOnline For Canada, EMEA, and APAC

Lanyon, a leader in meetings, events, and hospitality technology, today unveiled a new user interface in RegOnline for Canada, EMEA, and APAC. Developed with feedback from event planners of all levels of experience in mind, the completely r...
May 02, 2014
Blue Mountain Vineyard & Cellars, British Columbia Opened For The Season On May 1st 2014

The tasting room at Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars opened for the season on May 1st 2014 and will be open daily from 11:00am to 5:00pm until mid-October. The winery's tasting room has vaulted ceilings and large windows that offer specta...
May 01, 2014
Edible Canada and Vancouver Foodie Tours Partner

Tourists and locavores alike hungry for a truly "Vancouver" experience will directly benefit from the partnership of two titans in the local culinary scene. The Granville Island Market Tour, operated by Vancouver Foodie Tours in partn...
May 01, 2014
Major Outdoor Art Installations Coming To Vancouver, Canada For 2014 - 2016 Biennale

Get your cameras ready: another round of major outdoor art installations is coming to Vancouver. Now underway, the third chapter of the Vancouver Biennale -- Open Borders/Crossroads Vancouver -- promises an unprecedented 18-month public pro...
May 01, 2014
Major Douglas Coupland Visual Arts Exhibit Debuts At The Vancouver Art Gallery

The Vancouver Art Gallery's landmark exhibition Douglas Coupland: everywhere is anywhere is anything is everything presents the first in-depth look at the Vancouver-based artist's stimulating visual art. Taking place May 31 to September 1, ...
May 01, 2014
Vancouver's Bard On The Beach Shakespeare Festival Celebrates 25 Years

It all started back in 1990 with a passionate group of young actors staging an outdoor performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream against a backdrop of ocean, mountains and sky. Today, 25 years later, Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival ha...
April 29, 2014
Lanyon Acquires Passkey, Extending Leadership in Global Meetings, Events & Travel Technology

Lanyon, a leader in meetings, events, and travel technology, today announced it has acquired Passkey, an industry leading group reservation technology provider. With the acquisition, Lanyon now offers a comprehensive suite of cloud-based s...
April 28, 2014
Cornerstone To Host Customer Conference In Indianapolis

Cornerstone is excited to be hosting their customer conference this week in Indianapolis at The Alexander, a Dolce Hotel. With nearly 100 people registered to attend, the conference is sure to spark meaningful discussion, innovative ideas, ...
April 25, 2014
Meetings Quest Relaunch Coincides With U.S. Travel Association's National Travel & Tourism Week

Meetings Quest, the nation's longest-running series of educational and networking events for association and corporate meeting planners, will be relaunched in Mesa, Arizona, May 6--7. Meetings Quest, which is hosted by Visit Mesa, was sched...
April 23, 2014
Tampa Convention Center Launches New App For Meeting Attendees

The Tampa Convention Center, located along the sparkling waters of Tampa Bay's Hillsborough River, recently announced the release of a new mobile app. Ideal for meeting planners, attendees and local residents alike, the official Tampa Conv...
April 22, 2014
AlliedPRA Partners With Pow Wow Smart

Pow Wow Smart announced today that it has formed a strategic partnership with global event leader and destination management company, AlliedPRA. AlliedPRA teams and offices all across North America will utilize Pow Wow Smart's cloud based t...
April 18, 2014
San Francisco Is Never The Same, But It's Always San Francisco

San Francisco is changing and evolving every day, but the reasons that millions of visitors leave their hearts there never change. A look at some of the events and attractions available this spring illustrates the San Francisco Travel Ass...
April 11, 2014
Vancouver Craft Beer Week May 30-June 7; Number Of Vancouver Craft Breweries Doubles

Vancouver is quickly becoming the largest producer of craft beer in Canada. Fourteen new and expanded craft breweries are expected to open by the end of 2014 -- bringing the total number of breweries in Vancouver to 38 -- while last year sa...
April 11, 2014
Tourism Vancouver To Participate At Upcoming MICE Events

Tourism Vancouver regularly participates in industry events across the world. Connect with Tourism Vancouver at the following upcoming events: May 15: ASAE's Springtime Expo in Washington D.C. May 20-22: IMEX Frankfurt June 17-19...
April 11, 2014
Bar Harbor, Maine Announces 4th Annual Taste of Bar Harbor

Most people know about the abundance of beauty and outdoor adventure that Bar Harbor and nearby Acadia National Park offers its visitors. What they may not know is that Bar Harbor also features a bounty of epicurean delights that rival thos...
April 04, 2014
ABTS Convention Services Researches Environmentally Powered Rfid Conference Badges

ABTS Convention Services (ABTS), a global meetings and convention services company, is researching the feasibility of powering RFID conference badges using environmental sources of energy rather than costly, environmentally unfriendly batte...
April 02, 2014
Amazing Sea to Sky Gondola Opens May 16 In Squamish, B.C. - Just 45 Minutes From Vancouver

British Columbia's Newest Tourist Attraction in over 20 years opens for Inaugural Season on May 16th. With soaring peaks, turquoise waters, gleaming glaciers and shrouded in mysterious coastal forests, British Columbia's dramatic Sea to ...
April 02, 2014
South African Tourism Celebrates Freedom & Democracy At 2014 Ubuntu Awards In New York City

South African Tourism, the official tourism board for South Africa, held its 2014 Ubuntu Awards in the heart of New York City at Gotham Hall on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Artists for a New South Africa (ANSA) co-founders and acclaimed actors, ...
March 31, 2014
Las Vegas Celebrates Two Decades As No. 1 Trade Show Destination

Las Vegas has been named the No. 1 trade show destination for the 20th consecutive year, according to the Trade Show News Network's (TSNN) "2013 TSNN Top 250 Trade Shows in the United States" list. Las Vegas hosted 53 of the largest shows....
March 30, 2014
Blue Water Café - Vancouver's Finest

Blue Water Cafe is committed to exclusively sourcing wild, sustainable seafood --- and crafting innovative and memorable West Coast dishes. Our Raw Bar exudes a true Japanese culinary aesthetic, consistently delivering pure, clean flavours ...
March 30, 2014
The Vancouver Aquarium - Expansion and Revitalization

The Vancouver Aquarium is preparing for a significant expansion and revitalization of its facilities including new galleries and exhibits. Along with exciting additions and changes to the Aquarium's facility, the updated revitalization proj...
March 30, 2014
L'Abattoir - French-Inspired West Coast Cuisine In Vancouver

Opened in 2010, L'Abattoir quickly won fans with its French-inspired West coast cuisine. Westender magazine named it Best New Restaurant that year, and it was ranked third on enRoute's national Best New Restaurant listing in 2011. The follo...
March 23, 2014
Janet Echelman Interactive Sculpture Installation At The TED Conference In Vancouver

Studio Echelman installed its largest, most interactive sculpture installation to date at the TED Conference's 30th anniversary, March 2014. The monumental aerial sculpture spanned 745 feet between the 24-story Fairmont Waterfront and the V...
March 23, 2014
FlyOver Canada - A Thrilling Flight Simulation Ride

See Canada like never before at Vancouver's new must-see attraction! At its core, FlyOver Canada is a breathtaking, family-friendly, flight simulation ride like no other! You will take off into a huge dome screen with the latest in projecti...
March 19, 2014
Another Record-Breaking Year For Tourism Vancouver's Dine Out Vancouver Festival

Contributing an estimated $3.9 million to the local economy, the 2014 Dine Out Vancouver Festival continued to show growth and expansion with a record-setting number of participating restaurants, increased bookings and more culinary event a...
March 19, 2014
ACCESS Destination Services and Pacific World Partner To Offer Integrated DMC Services Worldwide

Pacific World and ACCESS Destination Services, two of the most recognised destination management and event production companies in the world, announced today that they have formed a strategic alliance to offer unparalleled access to more th...
March 18, 2014
San Miguel De Allende, Mexico and West Palm Beach, Florida Became Sister Cities

San Miguel de Allende became the Sister City of the Florida's West Palm Beach, Florida when the Mayor of San Miguel de Allende, Mauricio Trejo Pureco, and the Mayor of West Palm Beach, Jeri Muoio, signed a commitment in an official ceremon...
March 14, 2014
Erin Go Bragh! Whistler, British Columbia Goes Green In honour of St. Patrick's Day

Visitors to Whistler can expect to see more than a few felt shamrock hats and varying shades of green garb in the resort this St. Patrick's Day as Tourism Whistler, partnering with the Resort Municipality of Whistler, joins Tourism Ireland'...
March 14, 2014
Seven Iconic Sites in Canada 'Go Green' for Tourism Ireland's Global Greening

Communities across Canada will be glowing forty shades of green this weekend as seven of the country's famous sites and buildings "go green" in celebration of St Patrick's Day and Tourism Ireland's Global Greening. For the first time in...
March 14, 2014
International Associations Give BestCities Top Marks

International associations and meeting planners have given BestCities and their ten partner bureaux some of the highest satisfaction scores on record in the alliance's 2013 annual client survey. 141 clients from the association market se...
March 13, 2014
Visiting Vancouver, Canada? There Are Apps For That!

Getting oriented (fast) to a new city takes top priority for most visiting delegates -- and not just by asking "Which way's the convention centre?" With the wide world of apps uploading an endless stream of location specific data, your ...
March 13, 2014
Vancouver, Canada Ranked Best Place To Live In North America

Pondering where to host your next meeting? Perhaps this will sway you: in Mercer's 2014 Quality of Living Survey, Vancouver was ranked top city in North America and fifth in the world. The global consulting firm's 2014 rankings measured...
March 12, 2014
Las Vegas Hosts 21st International Tourism Safety Conference

The International Tourism Safety Association, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and the Las Vegas Security Chiefs Association will host the 21st International Tourism Safety Conference at ...
March 07, 2014
The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas Opens The Chelsea - Event and Performance Space

The Cosmopolitan has once again transformed the Las Vegas meeting and entertainment industry with the unveiling of The Chelsea, the newest event and performance space to open at the resort. Event planners will find endless possibilities...
March 06, 2014
New Survey of North American Associations Reports A Strong Outlook For Global Meetings & Events

According to a new survey by Marketing Challenges International (MCIntl), 2014 looks to be a positive year for North American associations that host global meetings and events. More than 40 percent of North American association executiv...
March 05, 2014
Puerto Vallarta Hosts MEXorc And The San Diego-Puerto Vallarta Race; Mexico's Fleet Week

Mexican Ocean Racing Circuit, or MEXorc, the international that began in the 60's, will return to Puerto Vallarta on March 23 to 29, 2014 when the participants of the San Diego to Puerto Vallarta Yacht Race come to the shores of the Mexican...
March 03, 2014
Major Sporting Events To Draw Hundreds Of Thousands Of Visitors To Las Vegas

From fast cars and college hoops, to Major League Baseball, Las Vegas is the place to be this month for major sporting events. The destination will host hundreds of thousands of visitors who will experience the annual NASCAR weekend, four...
March 03, 2014
Miami Air International's New Incentive Travel Charter Flight Program: "5-Star Incentive Flights"

Miami Air International has introduced a new Incentive Travel Charter Flight Program called "5-Star Incentive Flights," raising the bar on the value the company provides to Incentive Meeting Planners and the corporations they serve. Model...
March 03, 2014
2014 HSMAI'S MEET National Conference To Be Held In Washington, DC In September

The 25th annual HSMAI's MEET National event, presented by Questex Hospitality + Travel, will be held Sept. 3-4 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington and is expected to attract more than 1,250 attendees. HSMAI's MEET (Meetings, Events,...
February 25, 2014
PCMA Convening Leaders Hybrid Event Sees 40% Attendance Increase

Continuing to dispel the notion that hybrid events cannibalize face- to-face events, PCMA's 2014 Convening Leaders broke attendance records both in-person this January in Boston as well as through its hybrid virtual event. The Profession...
February 24, 2014
Maritz Travel Company Expands Global Capabilities; Adds Three Global General Managers

In today's increasingly global economy, organizations are demanding broader global capabilities with local insights to consistently design and deliver meaningful event experiences regardless of location. In response to this need and continu...
February 20, 2014
ACTIVE Network Business Solutions Group Joins Forces with Lanyon

ACTIVE Network Business Solutions, a leader in event marketing and Strategic Meetings Management technology, and Lanyon, a leader in transient hotel program technology, today announced the completion of a merger. The combined company, which...
February 20, 2014
New, Flexible Event Space At Space Shuttle Atlantis at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

The new $100 million Space Shuttle Atlantis attraction at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex has been thrilling and inspiring guests with its dramatic reveal, up-close views and interactive exhibits. Now meeting planners can share this in...
February 10, 2014
ACTIVE Network Business Solutions Publishes Mobile Playbook

ACTIVE Network Business Solutions, the leader in SMART EVENTS technology, today announced availability of a Mobile Playbook that provides a guide to strategy, tactics and best practices for incorporating mobile apps into Meetings and Events...
February 06, 2014
2014 Brings New Convention Business To Las Vegas

The Las Vegas economy is expected to receive a multi-million dollar boost this year thanks to the addition of new convention business and the return of rotating shows. The American Library Association's annual conference and exhibition, Am...
February 04, 2014
Baltimore Launches First Combination Restaurant Week, Hotel Week & Museum Week Promotion

Baltimore has become one of the first destinations in the U.S. to bring together best of Restaurant Week, Hotel Week and Museum Week in one super-sized promotion with "Absolutely Febulous" launching on Valentine's Day weekend through Presid...
February 03, 2014
Meetings and Convention Industry Reaches Five-Year High In Las Vegas

Las Vegas welcomed nearly 40 million visitors in 2013 and reached a five-year high in two key indicators for the meetings and convention industry. The 2013 year-end statistics, released today by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Auth...
February 03, 2014
NYC & Company Announces 2-For-1 Tickets For Off-Broadway Week Winter 2014

NYC & Company, New York City's official marketing, tourism and partnership organization, announced that two-for-one tickets go on sale today as part of Off-Broadway Week. With the largest number of participating shows to date, theatregoers ...
January 31, 2014
Shepard Exposition Services Acquires Arizona-Based US Expo & Convention Services

Shepard Exposition Services, one of the country's largest trade show general services contractors, has acquired Arizona-based US Expo & Convention Services. Both of US Expo's operations in the Phoenix and Tucson areas will be integrated...
January 29, 2014
ABTS Convention Services Sponsors America Diabetes Association's Tour De Cure Ride In Miami

ABTS Convention Services (ABTS), a global company specializing in supporting and increasing association's international attendees worldwide, teamed up with the American Diabetes Association to support the Tour de Cure signature bicycle ride...
January 28, 2014
Pow Wow Joins Certain's Event Success Hub

Leading group ground transportation software and event management technology company Pow Wow Smart announced that it has partnered with Certain Inc. Certain will make its clients aware of the benefits of Pow Wow Smart via it's Event Succes...
January 28, 2014
New York State Celebrates Major Milestones and Anniversaries

Remember Woodstock? The world-famous music festival which became a symbol for idealism and the musical explosion of the 60's? This year marks the 45th anniversary of that transformational event and Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, set on ...
January 23, 2014
ADME International Enters Strategic Partnership With Pow Wow

The Association of Destination Management Executives International & Pow Wow Smart announced that they have entered into a new Strategic Partnership. Pow Wow Smart is delighted to be partnering with ADMEI, the pre-eminent International org...
January 22, 2014
Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau Debuts The 2014 Visitors Guide

The latest edition of the award-winning Yosemite Sierra Visitors Guide has been released, featuring a cover photographs by noted Yosemite photographer Nancy Robbins. This year the fifty-page booklet celebrates the 150th Anniversary of th...
January 20, 2014
Third Year's The Charm For Dine Out Vancouver Festival's Signature Lunchtime Event

Why eat at one street food cart when you can load up at 15? Starting on Wednesday, Street Food City -- one of Dine Out Vancouver Festival's signature events -- returns for its hat trick year, tempting the masses with a rotating array of nea...
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