May/June 2020


3 Esports Stadiums to Consider for High-Tech Meetings and Events Offsites

These state-of-the-art facilities offer high-end audiovisual components and are inherently multifunctional. We break down two major esports arenas in Texas and Las Vegas as well as one opening soon in Philadelphia. Read more.

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Inspiring Stories from the Meetings Industry During the Coronavirus Crisis

How professionals in the meetings and events industry are lifting each other up during the hard times brought on by COVID-19. Read more.

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4 Reasons Groups Consistently Return to Wisconsin Dells

Wisconsin Dells’ huge range of event options and after-hours activities make the city a favorite for return events. Learn why attendees keep coming back.

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Q&A with: Oscar and Carolyn Goodman

Senior Contributor @jeffheilman sat down with Las Vegas’ Oscar and Carolyn Goodman to talk about leadership styles, what they love about Las Vegas meetings and more.

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Las Vegas’ Historic Love Affair with Italian Food is Pure Fun for Groups

These event-ready old school classics, resort ristorantes and world-class pizzerias showcase Las Vegas’ historic love affair with Italian food. Read more.

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Coastal Virginia Offsite Venues That Celebrate the U.S. Military

Coastal Virginia’s Hampton Roads, Newport News and Virginia Beach destinations are steeped in U.S. military history and to this day are home to major armed forces bases. See how your group can utilize its many offsite venues for meetings and events. Read more.

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3 Offsite Venues That Celebrate Biloxi’s Outdoors and Heritage

Casino resorts are sure bets in Biloxi, but for something off the beaten path, consider Biloxi’s incredible museums to host an offsite meeting or event.

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5 Charming Venues for Small Meetings in Council Bluffs and Omaha

The meetings infrastructure in both Omaha and Council Bluffs are built on pillars of accessibility, affordability and Midwestern hospitality. Here are five charming venues for your next small group meeting or event.

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4 Iconic Foods and Drinks of Kansas City and St. Louis

Mouthwatering barbecue and abundant craft brews are some of the must-try food and drink of Missouri’s two largest cities.

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Food Tours, Cooking Classes and More in Palm Beach and Treasure Coast

From food tours to interactive classes, here are some of the best ways groups can take advantage of Palm Beach and Treasure Coast’s diverse cuisine.

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Celebrated Providence, Rhode Island Restaurants for Future Bookings

As Providence weathers the COVID-19 crisis, its celebrated, group-ready restaurants should stay top of meeting planners’ minds for future bookings. Read more.

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More Headlines

Wolfgang Puck Catering Explores the Post-Coronavirus Shutdown Events F&B Experience

What will the meetings and events F&B experience look like after the COVID-19 shutdown ends? Meetings Today’s Tyler Davidson sat down with Mary Cline, regional director, catering sales-East Coast for Wolfgang Puck Catering to get an idea of what the meetings cuisine scene will look like when we all start meeting face-to-face again. 

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Rosen Shingle Creek Chef Relishes Independence and Reveals Post-COVID-19 Thoughts

Rosen Shingle Creek Executive Chef Jorge Oliveira relishes the independence working for Orlando independent hotel icon Harris Rosen affords, and also shares his thoughts on what hotel F&B may be like following the COVID-19 shut down. Read more.

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Coastal Mexico Destinations Set to Reopen; Bridge Gap with Virtual Experiences

While coastal Mexico destinations such as Los Cabos and Cancun are targeting June as a post-coronavirus reopening date, Los Cabos has used the shutdown period to offer signature destination experiences virtually. Read more.

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Back-to-Business Meetings Incentives for Planners

To help ease planners’ concerns and get business back on the books, some hotels and CVBs are offering incentives and concessions, including waiving attrition into 2021.To help ease planners’ concerns and get business back on the books, some hotels and CVBs are offering incentives and concessions, including waiving attrition into 2021.

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Here’s What Hotels and Resorts Are Doing to Enhance Health and Sanitation Standards

We break down what you need to know as hotels release new information on their cleanliness protocols in the wake of COVID-19.

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How Live Event Entertainers Are Going Virtual

Live event entertainment promoter Michael Cerbelli is ramping up his company to operate in today’s virtual world, and The Passing Zone may be just the perfect example of how it’s done. Read more. 

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