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Jessie Fetterling

Jessie Fetterling
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Jessie Fetterling is a writer and editor in the San Francisco Bay Area, with past experiences at four different media companies covering a wide range of topics from the travel and hospitality industries to sustainable living. Special areas of interest include writing about travel, food and music. Favorite Destination: Cinque Terre, Italy Bucket List: Brazil, Thailand and the Czech Republic
plastic straws, plastic straw ban, #LastStraw, Hilton, Marriott, Royal Caribbean, AccorHotels, Four Seasons

5 Companies Joining the #LastStraw Campaign

The hospitality industry is making an effort to cut back on waste by joining in on the #LastStraw campaign.

Planner’s Pick: On the Waterfront in Wilmington

Wilmington, North Carolina's evolving River District encourages repeat business for at least one local association.
Kentucky International Convention Center, Kentucky, Louisville, Omni Louisville Hotel, HOK

Kentucky International Convention Center Preps for Big Debut

After undergoing $207 million in renovations and expansions, the Kentucky International Convention Center (KICC) in Louisville is gearing up for its big debut on Aug. 6.
data privacy, technology, GDPR, California Vermont, data, data security

Data Privacy Laws Rev Up in California & Vermont

There seems to be no end to the buzzing data privacy conversation—and now it’s revving up again in the states of Vermont and California.
Radisson Blu Hotel, Bruges, Belgium, Europe

Radisson Blu Hotel, Bruges Combines History & Business

Belgium’s commercial trade hub of Bruges will welcome the new Radisson Blu Hotel, Bruges next month.
gin, cocktails, mocktails, non-alcoholic, alcohol free, spirits, food and beverage, F+B, Brunswick Aces, Seedlip

The New Gin Craze Is Alcohol-Free

A burgeoning gin craze will give meeting planners even more reason to craft mocktails for those attendees who want the flavor of gin, minus the booze.
robot, Pechanga, Hilton, technology, robot concierge, airport

3 Ways Robots Are Redefining Hospitality

Here are at least three ways that robots are redefining hospitality as we know it.  
magic, witches, Harry Potter, magic school, teambuilding

3 Magic Schools Inspire Attendees to Say “Abracadabra”

Meeting planners can choose from a wide variety of schools across the globe where attendees can learn lessons in sorcery and tricks.
The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort, Hawaii, Big Island, hotel renovations

Biophilic Design Influences Hawaii’s New Westin Hapuna Beach Resort

The June 25 debut of The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort on Hawaii’s Big Island introduced a completely re-imagined property that underwent a $46 million renovation.
Teneo Hospitality Group, audiovisual, Wi-Fi, meeting concerns, planner concerns,

New Poll Highlights Planners’ Biggest Concerns

Teneo Hospitality Group released information last week from a poll of meeting planners who shared their biggest concerns.
Angsana Zhuhai Phoenix Bay, Banyan Tree, China, Malaysia, new hotels, new resorts

Banyan Tree Expands in China & Malaysia

Banyan Tree is rapidly expanding its portfolio of about 40 resorts and hotels this year, with eight properties scheduled to debut under the Banyan Tree name in this second half of 2018.
HyCube, faux meat, food innovations, food and beverage, F&B, Orlando World Center Marriott, hydroponic vegetable production

3 Innovations Shaping Food & Beverage for Tomorrow’s Meetings

Growing food in labs and robots flipping burgers are just the beginning innovations that will shape the food and beverage available at future meetings.
Marriott International, Marriott headquarters, Marriott, Bethesda, Maryland, ground breaking, new hotel

Marriott Breaks Ground on New Bethesda Headquarters & Hotel

Marriott International broke ground on a new Marriott International headquarters and Marriott Hotel in downtown Bethesda, Md.
in-flight sexual assault, sexual harassment, human trafficking, meeting tips, airlines,

The Checklist Planners Dread to Send: How to Protect Against In-Flight Sexual Assault

Airlines and the employees who run them are speaking out on sexual harassment, especially with reported cases of in-flight sexual assault on the rise.
Iberostar, Iberostar Herceg Novi, Montenegro, Balkin region, Europe

Iberostar Spotlights Montenegro with 2 New Hotel Openings

Iberostar Hotels & Resorts is investing in Montenegro n the form of two fully renovated hotels that recently opened under the Iberostar name.
food and beverage, F&B, food trends, street food, condiments, imperfect produce, carbs, food fads, food crazes

5 All-the-Rage Food Trends Taking Off This Summer

Now halfway into 2018, it’s easier to see what food trends are really taking shape this summer and making an impact on the F&B industry.
technology, drone, lifeguard drone, drones at events, aerial photography

3 Ways Hotels Are Creatively Using Drones

Here are three ways hotels are creatively using drones in today’s meetings world.
Oklahoma City Convention Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, city development

New $288 Million Convention Center Will Reshape Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau (OKC CVB) announced the ground breaking of the Oklahoma City Convention Center—just one part of a major revamp for the city.
Brooklyn, New York, The William Vale, Westlight, outdoor event spaces, outdoor events, outside

It’s Hot! Get Your Group Outside at These 5 Daytime Event Spaces

Earlier this year, we highlighted five outdoor venues for evening soirees, but what about daytime event spaces that get your group outside?
The Grand Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real, Paradisus Palma Real, Melia Hotels International, Dominican Republic, Punta Cana, new hotels, new resorts

Melia’s Grand Reserve Brings Exclusivity to the Dominican Republic

The new Grand Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real will bring exclusivity to the Dominican Republic’s Punta Cana when it officially debuts in December.
Omaha, Nebraska, riverfront, convention district, city developments, Midwest

Omaha Reveals $290 Million Riverfront Convention District Plan

Visit Omaha unveiled the $290 million plan for a completely new development that will connect the convention district, riverfront and downtown Omaha.
voco, IHG, upscale brand, InterContinental Hotels Group

IHG Launches New Upscale Hotel Brand: voco

IHG announced its latest hotel brand, voco, which will bring more upscale offerings to meeting planners.
Caribbean, Latin America, Central America, all-inclusives

4 Properties Reinventing the All-Inclusive Concept

While traditional all-inclusive properties offer groups easy access to dining, activity and meeting options, they can sometimes fall short on the luxury feel that top execs expect.
World Oceans Day, Iberostar Group, Spain, ocean, plastics, single-use plastic, corporate social responsibility, CSR

Iberostar Group Commits to Eliminating Single-Use Plastics

To commemorate World Oceans Day on Friday, the Iberostar Group announced its commitment to eliminating plastic waste through its Wave of Change program
Montage Los Cabos, Mexico, new hotel, hotel opening, Cabo San Lucas, Cabo, beach

Montage Los Cabos Makes Waves in Mexico

With a tucked-away location situated on 39 acres of beachfront property along Santa Maria Bay near Mexico’s Cabo San Lucas, the 122-room Montage Los Cabos recently opened for groups looking to relax, escape—and swim.

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