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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."
Orlando, Florida, Visit Orlando, Orange County Convention Center, expansions

Orlando’s Meeting Growth Just Doesn’t Stop

Orlando's Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) highlights a $605 million campus improvement plan that will bring new meeting and exhibit space.
Biltmore Hotel Miami, Miami, Florida, hotel renovations, team building

5 Group Experiences at the Newly Restored Biltmore Hotel Miami

As the 273-room Biltmore Hotel Miami gears up to debut its $25 million restoration in December, here are five experiences that groups can check out.
Hacienda AltaGracia, Costa Rica, culture

Hacienda AltaGracia Takes Groups to Visit Costa Rican Tribes, Farmers

While Hacienda AltaGracia provides a hacienda experience with plenty of event space to boot, it also offers over-the-top team building experiences.
El San Juan Hotel, Puerto Rico, Hurricane Maria, hotel renovations

Puerto Rico’s El San Juan Hotel Is Back

Puerto Rico has big news for the meetings industry: Its iconic El San Juan Hotel is reopening on Dec. 14.
tourist tax, tourism tax, Croatia, Japan, Barbados, Edinburgh, New Zealand, meeting budgets, Industry News

Popular Meetings Destinations Are Increasing Tourist Taxes

Meeting planners may need to factor tourist taxes into their event travel budget if meeting in any of these five destinations in the coming years.
Hotel Del Coronado, haunted hotels, scary meetings, Halloween, Winchester Mystery House, Stanley Hotel, Sleepy Hollow, The Marshall House

5 Scary-Fun Venues for Groups Seeking Halloween Thrills

Groups looking to get their thrills this Halloween (or any time of year really), should look no further than these five haunted venues.
Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Holidays, Pride Flight, LGBT, diversity

Virgin Atlantic Hits the Sky With First Pride Flight

Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Holidays announced the U.K.’s first Pride Flight between London and New York City.
Meeting Professionals International, MPI, MPICares, #MeToo, #StrongerTogether, sexual harassment

MPICares Makes Sexual Harassment Reporting Easier

Meetings Professional International recently launched MPICares, a reporting tool for confidential harassment complaints and concerns.
Embassy Suites by Hilton Berkeley Heights, boardrooms, boardroom design, New Jersey, New York

5 Boardrooms Designed for Innovative Meetings

Planners can book these five innovative boardrooms from across the country or simply glean inspiration from them for future meeting designs.
food + drinks, food and beverage, F&B, cannabis, CBD, Ace Hotels,

Cannabis Is on the Menu at These 5 Hotel Restaurants

Major hotel chefs across the nation are experimenting with cannabis-infused cuisine and cocktails, even at popular meetings hotels.
AC Hotel Phoenix Biltmore, Phoenix, Arizona, new hotels, AC Hotels by Marriott

AC Hotels Debuts New Lifestyle Hotel in Phoenix’s Biltmore Area

The AC Hotels by Marriott brand brings a taste of Europe to Phoenix’s Biltmore area, with the opening of the 160-room AC Hotel Phoenix Biltmore earlier this month.
America's Center Convention Complex, Explore St. Louis, St. Louis, renovation, convention center, Cervantes Convention Center, Missouri

Explore St. Louis Announces America’s Center Upgrade

Explore St. Louis announced the AC Next Gen Project, which includes plans to update and expand its America’s Center Convention Complex.
Waymo, technology, meetings technology, self-driving cars, autonomous cars, Toyota

Self-Driving Cars May Soon Be An Option for Meetings

The future is inherently now as companies vie to become the first to make self-driving cars mainstream.
#Think Pink, breast cancer, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, CSR, corporate social responsibility, Industry News

Support Breast Cancer Awareness by Booking These Hotels

Meeting planners looking to support the cause can find an ally in these hotels across the globe in an effort to encourage attendees to #ThinkPink.
W Hotels, W Records, W Hollywood, W Seattle, WAKE UP CALL, music, artists, musical artists

W Hotels Enhances Music Offerings With New Record Label

Your group may meet alongside a music video shoot or a live music performance in the lobby now that W Hotels launched its own record label: W Records.
Virgin Atlantic, airlines, jet fuel, biofuel, recycled waste gas

Virgin Atlantic Completes Flight Using Recycled Waste Gas

Virgin Atlantic completed the first commercial flight using recycled waste gas.
Sargassum seaweed, Florida, Caribbean, Mexico, Gulf of Mexico, Industry News, Hot Topics

Sargassum Seaweed Invades Gulf of Mexico

Groups visiting Florida, Mexico and the Caribbean this fall may be in for a new kind of natural disaster: Sargassum seaweed.
Coca-Cola, cannabis, medical meetings, Outside Lands, marijuana, Cannabis Conference, CBD

Cannabis Continues to Become Mainstream, Even for Events

Cannabis could be coming to an event near you sooner than you think.
Melia Punta Cana Beach, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, renovations, Caribbean

Melia Brings More Adults-Only Concepts to the Dominican Republic

Meeting planners looking for more adults-only options in the Dominican Republic will appreciate that the Melia Caribe Tropical is undergoing a transformation that caters to just that.
Marriott, Marriott strike, UNITE HERE, Marriott employees

Marriott Employees Vote to Authorize More Strikes

Recent strike votes show that protests by Marriott employees demanding fair compensation will only continue.

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