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Jessie Fetterling

Jessie Fetterling
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Jessie Fetterling is a professional writer and editor in the San Francisco Bay Area, covering a wide range of topics from the travel and hospitality industries to sustainable living to family and women's issues. She's particularly interested in writing about travel, food and music. She is also the author of "100 Things to Do in Oakland Before You Die."
Brexit, Britain, European Union, United Kingdom, Ireland,

Uncertainties Escalate for U.K. Meetings as Brexit Nears

The U.K. is getting closer to moving forward with its Brexit plan, but there’s a lot of uncertainties that could make meetings during that time hectic.
hotel strikes, Marriott, Hilton, Los Angeles, Southern California, UNITE HERE

More Hotel Strikes Authorized, This Time in Los Angeles

More hotel strikes representing about 7,500 hotel workers at 24 hotels in the Los Angeles area could ensue if contract negotiations don’t reach an agreement.
Caribe Hilton, Puerto Rico, San Juan, Hurricane Maria

Caribe Hilton Celebrates 70 Years With 2019 Reopening

The Caribe Hilton property was originally scheduled to reopen this month as well, but instead is accepting bookings for spring 2019.
Meeting Planners Unite, independent meeting planners, third-party planners, commission cuts

Q&A: Meeting Planners Unite On Healthcare Coverage, New Partnerships

Not even a year old and Meeting Planners Unite is offering healthcare to its independent meeting planner members.
Koleen Roach, Visionary Planner of the Month, Securian Financial, meeting tips

Meet Our December Planner of the Month!

This month, our Visionary Planner of the Month honors go to Koleen Roach, director, meetings and conference management for Securian Financial Group Inc.
North America, cocktails, holiday events, food and beverage

5 Days of Cocktails for Holiday Events

These holiday-themed cocktails provide a bit of inspiration for meeting planners looking to shake up their events this year.
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Marriott’s Data Breach Ignites Lawsuits, Reimbursements

Marriott’s data breach has undergone a whirlwind of events since being revealed on Nov. 30.
British Virgin Islands, Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Maria, renovations, Caribbean

British Virgin Islands Bounce Back for 2019

The British Virgin Islands are making a comeback after losing more than 90 percent of their accommodations and attractions to Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
Loews Hotels, planner commissions, third-party planners, Loews Hollywood

Good News: Loews Raises Third-Party Planner Commissions

Loews Hotels & Co. will increase third-party planner commissions to 13 percent at select hotels in 2019.
American Express Meetings & Events, medical meetings, health care, health care providers, pharmaceutical

5 Takeaways from M&E’s In-Depth Look at Medical Meetings

America Express Meetings & Events recently released a report that provides insight into what impacts attendance and promotes engagement at medical meetings.
cannabis, cannabis tourism, marijuana, Colorado, California, Oregon, Washington

4 Destinations Where Cannabis Tourism Is a Thing

Here are four destinations where cannabis tourism is real, and only continuing to gain in popularity.
Park MGM, IACC, Las Vegas, Nevada, Ideation Studio

Park MGM Becomes First Member of IACC on the Las Vegas Strip

Park MGM's Ideation Studio and Madison Meeting Center were just named the newest members of IACC, an exclusive group of 300 venues in 26 countries.
holiday events, experiential trends, donuts

5 Experiential Trends That Will Liven Up Your Holiday Event

Here are five experiential trends that meeting planners can still incorporate into this year’s corporate holiday event.
meeting trends, New York, Karen Shackman, Shackman Associates, meeting trends

5 Meeting Trends That Give Attendees More Control in 2019

Karen Shackman, founder of Shackman Associates, shares five meeting trends she’s witnessing that will give attendees more control in the coming year.
Center for Exhibition Industry Research, attendee ROI, Millennials, Gen Xers, Baby Boomers, generational differences, Industry News

New CEIR Report Addresses Generational Differences Among Attendees

The Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) released its fifth report in the “Attendee ROI Playbook” series, discussing generational differences among attendees.
St. Regis Tamuda Bay, St. Regis, Marriott International, Morocco, Africa

St. Regis Announces Latest Digs Planned for Morocco

St. Regis recently announced plans to debut the St. Regis Tamuda Bay in Morocco’s stylish Tamuda Bay.
Motto by Hilton, lifestyle hotels, lifestyle hotel brands, Hilton, microhotels

Introducing Motto by Hilton, the Latest Lifestyle Brand

Lifestyle brands continue to make their mark, with Hilton launching its latest—Motto by Hilton—last month.
Iberostar uniforms, plastic waste, recycled-plastic uniforms, Wave of Change, Iberostar Group, CSR, corporate social responsibility, sustainability

Iberostar Introduces the Latest Green Trend: Recycled-Plastic Uniforms

The Iberostar Group is no stranger to the fight against plastic waste, and now it plans to bring that initiative to its staff (literally) in the form of recycled-plastic uniforms.
food and beverage, F&B trends, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, superfoods, vegetables, sustainability

Kimpton’s Latest F&B Trends List Has Some Surprises

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants’ announces its fifth annual list of food and beverage trend predictions for 2019.
Confidante Miami Beach, Miami, Florida, renovations, hotel renovations, new ballroom

Confidante Miami Beach Debuts Mid-Century Modern Ballroom

The 353-room Confidante Miami Beach is very-much in tune with meetings, with a brand-new ballroom and recently revamped meeting space to boot.

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