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Nov 08, 2004

Having a beer blast?

If your attendees like beer, if you have a beer tasting (instead of a wine tasting), or if you just are interested in malted beverages, there's a....More
Nov 08, 2004

Having a sick time in Vegas

According to eTurbo News, the norovirus outbreak at Vegas' Flamingo Hotel is starting to wane, after 325 of the 1,252 reported cases were confirmed....More
Nov 04, 2004

From pocket protectors to pocket projectors

Someday in the not-too-distant future, data projectors will join the overhead in the dust bin as new miniprojectors--some almost credit-card thin--....More
Nov 04, 2004

The best WiFi hotels

According to, the best hotel brands for WiFi are Kimton, Omni, Marriott Residence Inn, Best Western, and Holiday Inn/Holiday Inn....More
Nov 04, 2004

Isn't flying already enough of a gamble?

I guess not, if Ryanair, Europe's biggest low-cost airline, has its way. The airline wants to add video-based gamblingto its repertoire of cash-....More
Nov 03, 2004

Meet on the cheap

Just ran across this link to 30 Tips for Keeping Meeting Expenses to a Minimum in Corbin Ball's TechTalk e-newsletter. For more tips on planning a....More
Nov 03, 2004

Happy days are here again (for hoteliers, that is)

According to USA Today, hoteliers are climbing back into the seller's seat as room rates soar: "Rooms have risen 12% in New York from a year ago to....More
Nov 02, 2004

Lighten up an evening function

Here's an idea for an outdoor poolside reception: battery-operated floating lamps. Well, it's an idea, anyway. To comment on this post, click on "....More
Nov 02, 2004

Will attendees TiVo your next e-meeting?

I just found out about ConferBlog, a new blog by Stephanie Downs of ConferZone, a very cool place for the latest in e-conferencing. And I ran across....More
Nov 02, 2004

The next meeting catchphrases--from kids

Forget "out of the box" and "walk the talk" (please forget them, please!). According to Anil Dash, the new phrases you might hear at meetings are....More
Nov 01, 2004

Hotel branding

Someone on the Experiential Forum listserv posted an interesting take on Westin's branding and selling just about everything in the place. She was....More
Oct 31, 2004

What, no reception desk?

According to an article from HOTEL Asia Pacific, the Le Meridien Cyberport in Hong Kong is doing some interesting things that "would have more....More
Oct 30, 2004

Why not just give it away?

What a novel concept--give away your conference's content on you Web site for free. That's what the Pop! Tech 2004 Conference did recently, and this....More
Oct 29, 2004

The latest political predictor

The Hospitality Research Group of PKF Consulting is getting into the presidential prognosticating game: Hotel occupancy rates, they say, can predict....More
Oct 29, 2004

Italy says Ciao to foreign tour guides

According to eTurbo news, "The European Commission has ordered Italy to allow tour guides from other countries to take groups around monuments and....More
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