September 2016
issue
Cover Story The Cruise Industry Is Full Steam Ahead With New Offerings for Groups By

From creative shore excursions in a variety of destinations, to expanding onboard entertainment, activities and cuisine, incentive qualifiers discover renewed motivation at sea.

Full Story
Features
Take the High Road to Foster Great Partnerships By

Most planners agree that positive vendor relationships are a key to successful meetings.

Full Story
Onsite Security May Be a Planner's Most Important Challenge By

From a terrorist attack to mass food poisoning to cyber hacking, there’s a seemingly endless range of scenarios planners must prepare for.

Full Story
Destinations

While The Strip is the epicenter of quintessential Las Vegas, the city has moved beyond its famous boulevard.

Full Story
Where Meetings, Events and Incentives Shine All Year Round By

Today’s Sunshine State boasts an impressive variety of backdrops and locations ranging from sleepy to downright buzzy.

Full Story
Perspective

Planners owe a duty of care to attendees to disclose information on risks in traveling to a destination.

Full Story

Meeting planners have multiple Wi-Fi infrastructure options to ensure uninterrupted, long-range coverage accessible to every attendee.

Full Story
September 2016
issue
Cover Story The Cruise Industry Is Full Steam Ahead With New Offerings for Groups By

From creative shore excursions in a variety of destinations, to expanding onboard entertainment, activities and cuisine, incentive qualifiers discover renewed motivation at sea.

Full Story
Features
Take the High Road to Foster Great Partnerships By

Most planners agree that positive vendor relationships are a key to successful meetings.

Full Story
Onsite Security May Be a Planner's Most Important Challenge By

From a terrorist attack to mass food poisoning to cyber hacking, there’s a seemingly endless range of scenarios planners must prepare for.

Full Story
Destinations

While The Strip is the epicenter of quintessential Las Vegas, the city has moved beyond its famous boulevard.

Full Story
Where Meetings, Events and Incentives Shine All Year Round By

Today’s Sunshine State boasts an impressive variety of backdrops and locations ranging from sleepy to downright buzzy.

Full Story
Perspective

Planners owe a duty of care to attendees to disclose information on risks in traveling to a destination.

Full Story

Meeting planners have multiple Wi-Fi infrastructure options to ensure uninterrupted, long-range coverage accessible to every attendee.

Full Story
  • Snapshots
    Educational Seminar for Tourism Organizations The U.S. Travel Association’s Educational Seminar for Tourism Organizations (ESTO), the only national forum where destination marketing professionals get critical tools, tips and information to help them better market and grow their destinations, was held recently in Boca Raton, Florida. (L to r) Will Seccombe, president and CEO of Visit Florida, joins Roger Dow, president and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association and Jorge Pesquera, CEO of Discover The Palm Beaches, at the event.
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    Educational Seminar for Tourism Organizations The U.S. Travel Association’s Educational Seminar for Tourism Organizations (ESTO) was held recently in Boca Raton, Florida.
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    ILEA Live Enthusiastic attendees in Austin, Texas, at the fourth ILEA Live, produced by the International Live Events Association, an international conference that delivers education based on the pillars of Creativity, Collaboration and Innovation.
    Credit: Lisa Hause Photography
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    HSMAI Meet An attendee entering virtual reality at the GES and Events DC booth at HSMAI Meet — held recently in Washington DC.
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    HSMAI Meet The HSMAI Food Bank Showdown activity at HSMAI Meet in Washington, DC, was a successful teambuilding activity and reception with the donated food helping DC Central Kitchen.
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    HSMAI Meet Participants in the HSMAI Food Bank Showdown teambuilding activity and reception donated food to benefit DC Central Kitchen.
  • Snapshots
    Caribbean Meeting & Incentive Travel Exchange Attendees enjoying the 2016 CMITE (Caribbean Meeting & Incentive Travel Exchange) at the Hilton Barbados Resort included (l to r) Garland Preddy, SGMP, and Mark Harvey, Ethos.
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    Caribbean Meeting & Incentive Travel Exchange Attendees enjoying the 2016 CMITE (Caribbean Meeting & Incentive Travel Exchange) at the Hilton Barbados Resort included (l to r) Michael Kohlmaier, Melia Hotels International; Ricardo Bethel, St. Martin Tourism Board; Petra Roach and Neville Boxill, Barbados Tourism Marketing; John McMahon, Questex Travel Group.
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    Caribbean Meeting & Incentive Travel Exchange Attendees enjoying the 2016 CMITE (Caribbean Meeting & Incentive Travel Exchange) at the Hilton Barbados Resort included (l to r) Carmelita Xavier, ACE DMC/Solar Tours St. Lucia; Danielle Bellerose, Conference Direct; and Sepra Harrow, ACE DMC/Solar Tours St. Lucia.
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September 7-8, 2016
ibtm latin america
Centro Banamex
Mexico City, Mexico
www.ibtmlatinamerica.com

September 7-8, 2016
ibtm china
China National Convention Centre
Beijing, China
www.cibtm.com

September 7-8, 2016
HSMAI MEET National
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Washington, DC
914-421-3270
www.MEETConference.com

September 7-9, 2016
Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Travel Mart
Jakarta, Indonesia
www.pata.org

September 15-16, 2016
2016 Sustainable Meetings Conference
The Hilton Baltimore
Baltimore, MD
info@gmicglobal.org
www.gmicglobal.org

September 16-18, 2016
2016 CMP Conclave
Hilton Baltimore
Baltimore, MD
571-527-3116
www.conventionindustry.org

September 22-23, 2016
Business Meetings Travel and Technology Expo
Javits Center
New York, NY
212-956-4720
bmtte.com

September 27-29, 2016
IT&CM Asia and CTW Asia-Pacific
Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld
Bangkok, Thailand
www.itcma.com
www.corporatetravelworld.com

For the full Industry Events Calendar, click here.

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