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Despite Some Islands Being Ravaged by Storms, Visits are Trending Upward

Despite a difficult few years for the Caribbean Islands hit by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017, the region still managed to attract almost 30 million visitors in 2018, its second-best year ever, and the Caribbean Tourism Organization is forecasting 6-7 percent growth in tourism arrivals in 2019, as most of the damaged infrastructure in hurricane-impacted destinations returns to normal.

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Despite Some Islands Being Ravaged by Storms, Visits are Trending Upward

Despite a difficult few years for the Caribbean Islands hit by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017, the region still managed to attract almost 30 million visitors in 2018, its second-best year ever, and the Caribbean Tourism Organization is forecasting 6-7 percent growth in tourism arrivals in 2019, as most of the damaged infrastructure in hurricane-impacted destinations returns to normal.

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Business and professional networking is widely recognized as the lifeblood of the meetings industry,” writes Joan Eisenstodt and Mitchell Beer, CMM, from a chapter in Professional Meeting Management (Kendall-Hunt), a textbook from the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) Educational Foundation.

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Business and professional networking is widely recognized as the lifeblood of the meetings industry,” writes Joan Eisenstodt and Mitchell Beer, CMM, from a chapter in Professional Meeting Management (Kendall-Hunt), a textbook from the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) Educational Foundation.

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While keto diets, golden milk lattes and gluten-free may have made inroads in the meetings industry last year, 2019 will see the rise of many additional healthy food and beverage trends that planners can get excited about.

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While keto diets, golden milk lattes and gluten-free may have made inroads in the meetings industry last year, 2019 will see the rise of many additional healthy food and beverage trends that planners can get excited about.

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Winter Meetings Have Reached New Heights

Destinations can be alluring, especially during Midwestern and Northeastern winters.

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Winter Meetings Have Reached New Heights

Destinations can be alluring, especially during Midwestern and Northeastern winters.

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Some New & Improved Places to Host New & Improved Meetings

New or recently renovated convention center hotels have seen an increase in overall group business, a result of favorable macroeconomic trends that are currently boosting budgets for corporate events.

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Some New & Improved Places to Host New & Improved Meetings

New or recently renovated convention center hotels have seen an increase in overall group business, a result of favorable macroeconomic trends that are currently boosting budgets for corporate events.

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Why These Newly Discovered Meetings Cities Deserve a Second Thought

Emerging destinations aren’t necessarily undiscovered places — perhaps a more fitting description would be newly discovered. Sometimes called second-tier cities, there is nothing “second” about them, except that they have less traffic, are less expensive and have less attitude than their more famous big sister cities.

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Why These Newly Discovered Meetings Cities Deserve a Second Thought

Emerging destinations aren’t necessarily undiscovered places — perhaps a more fitting description would be newly discovered. Sometimes called second-tier cities, there is nothing “second” about them, except that they have less traffic, are less expensive and have less attitude than their more famous big sister cities.

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These Premier Theme Parks Check All the Boxes for Meetings and Incentives That Impress and Inspire

Larger theme parks are like small cities, making them the perfect choice for corporate events.

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These Premier Theme Parks Check All the Boxes for Meetings and Incentives That Impress and Inspire

Larger theme parks are like small cities, making them the perfect choice for corporate events.

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Security Experts Address Planners’ Top Concerns for International Meetings

Corporate meeting planners, particularly those who manage large meetings abroad, are concerned about the safety and security of their attendees and staff more than ever.

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Security Experts Address Planners’ Top Concerns for International Meetings

Corporate meeting planners, particularly those who manage large meetings abroad, are concerned about the safety and security of their attendees and staff more than ever.

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Cities Compete for Conferences, Ramping Up Expansions and Renovations

City business and political leaders around the country are figuring out how to best spend their allotted budgets to expand their local convention centers as the business climate improves.

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Cities Compete for Conferences, Ramping Up Expansions and Renovations

City business and political leaders around the country are figuring out how to best spend their allotted budgets to expand their local convention centers as the business climate improves.

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Where Opportunities for Authentic Culinary Experiences Abound

For corporate meeting planners these days, food is not only essential to creating an entertaining and engaging experience for a private dinner for 50 or an incentive party for 500, but often a destination will be chosen because of its reputation as a foodie city.

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Where Opportunities for Authentic Culinary Experiences Abound

For corporate meeting planners these days, food is not only essential to creating an entertaining and engaging experience for a private dinner for 50 or an incentive party for 500, but often a destination will be chosen because of its reputation as a foodie city.

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