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Barbara Scofidio

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Barbara Scofidio is Editor of Prevue and heads up the Visionary Summits, our exclusive conference series targeting senior-level meeting and incentive planners. In her 30 years in the industry, she has become known for her passion around greening meetings, growing awareness of human trafficking and promoting CSR activities as part of business events. She is currently a member of SITE's Women IN Leadership committee and the media liaison for FICP's Education Committee. She was the first member of the media ever to be invited to sit on a committee by GBTA, where she spent three years on the Groups and Meetings Committee. She has also been an active member of SITE for 30 years, chairing its Crystal Awards committee and acting as a judge. Before joining Prevue in 2014, she served as Editor of Corporate Meetings & Incentives (MeetingsNet) for more than 20 years. She has a BA in Literature/Rhetoric from Binghamton University. Barbara is based outside Boston, in Groton, Mass.

Do Meeting Planners Need to Worry About Monkeypox?

Now that the Biden administration has declared monkeypox a public health emergency, do meeting planners need to worry?
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5 Amenity Experience Ideas from Prevue

One goal of Prevue's Visionary Summits is to showcase the many amenity experiences available to meeting planners. Here are a few.
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Take the Healthy Meetings Pledge—We Are!

Attendees at Prevue's upcoming Meet Well Summit, August 17-19 at Lake Nona Wave Hotel in Orlando, will be taking the Healthy Meetings Pledge and we are designing the meeting around NANA's Healthy Meetings Toolkit.

5 Bucket List Canadian Incentive Experiences

At the recent Incentive Canada, attendees had a chance to learn about—and experience–once-in-a-lifetime activities for high-end groups.
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New Private Industry Group, ELX

July 12th marked the official kickoff of ELX, the Event Leaders Exchange. ELX is a members-only community for, and led by, global heads of meetings and events for some of the largest organizations in the world.
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The Latest on Independent Contractors

AB5, enacted in 2019, has put pressure on gig-economy companies like Uber, Lyft and DoorDash who are incorrectly classifying independent contractors, and has implications for a broad range of industries, including the meeting industry.

Cruise Lines Shift Safety Policies As CDC Stops Reporting Cases

After two years of tracking COVID cases on cruise lines, the CDC has ended its cruise line-specific reporting program—and in response, many lines have immediately started loosening COVID protocols.

Is It Time to Mask Up Again?

Once again, meeting organizers are considering—and sometimes reinstating—mask requirements to combat the highly contagious BA.5 variant.

Canada Shows Off Its Many Charms at Incentive Canada

Destination Canada's Jennifer Attersall interviews SITE's Padraic Gilligan about what he calls "transformational incentive travel."
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Travel Tips for Road Warrior Planners

Prevue turned to the best source for travel tips on everything from packing to eating healthy—meeting planners.
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Be a Part of Kind July

Kind July is the legacy of brothers Thomas and Stuart Kelly, who both unnecessarily lost their lives. Thomas Kelly was killed in a violent bullying attack, and his younger brother Stuart took his life four years later—both on July 4 when they were 18 years old.
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Many Firsts at the New Sandals Royal Curacao

Prevue was on site for the grand opening celebration of the new Sandals Royal Curaçao, which showcased many new firsts for this all-inclusive brand.
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Check Out These 10 Free In-Depth Reports From Prevue

Did you know that Prevue has dozens of white papers, in-depth reports and research, all available to download for free?
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U.S. Drops Testing Mandate for Inbound Travelers

The meetings industry is celebrating as the U.S. does away with the testing mandate for inbound travelers.

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