news + articles

 
Dec192017

Some Things to Look Forward to….

BY rcmaweb|Conferences|RCMA News|LEAVE A COMMENT

Seasons Greetings from everyone here at RCMA!  We have many things to look forward to, but first and foremost is a beautiful holiday season with friends and family. Our sincerest wish is that you are able take some time and enjoy the warmth and love of the season. Right beyond the New Year is Emerge […]

READ THE FULL STORY ▶▶
Dec192017

Hilton Debuts High-Tech Room

BY rcmaweb|Suppliers|LEAVE A COMMENT

Hilton Hotels has revealed its Connected Room, a first-of-its-kind, high-tech guest room that allows guests to personalize and control every aspect of their stay from their mobile device. Currently in beta testing, the Connected Room is live in one hotel, will deploy in coming weeks in several more, and will begin implementations in a variety […]

READ THE FULL STORY ▶▶
Dec192017

A Peek Into the Future

BY rcmaweb|Conferences|Suppliers|Tips for Planners|LEAVE A COMMENT

Recently, CWT Meetings & Events, a division of the global travel management company Carlson Wagonlit Travel, released its 2018 Meetings and Events Future Trends report, which describes regional differences and cost projections as well as industry trends and top destinations you need to plan throughout 2018. Top Trends and Tips for 2018 Focus on the […]

READ THE FULL STORY ▶▶
Dec192017

2018 Emerge Is Just Around the Corner!

BY rcmaweb|Conferences|RCMA News|LEAVE A COMMENT

If you’re heading to Omaha next month, here are a few things you’ll want to know! 1)    Omaha is a great foodie city!  Check out the Old Market, located just six blocks from the convention center. You’ll find more than 60 independent restaurants and dozens of quaint shops. 2)    While you won’t be […]

READ THE FULL STORY ▶▶
Nov202017

Preparing for the Unthinkable

BY rcmaweb|Conferences|Suppliers|Tips for Planners|LEAVE A COMMENT

In light of the recent mass shootings at a Texas church that killed 26 and the Las Vegas concert attack that killed 58, event planners must reconsider their safety plans, and what they’re doing to tighten security amidst such horror. “Event organizers have a responsibility to create safe havens for all of our attendees. In […]

READ THE FULL STORY ▶▶
Nov202017

Visit Buffalo Holds Travel Industry Summit

BY rcmaweb|RCMA News|LEAVE A COMMENT

Tourism and hospitality leaders, including our own Harry Schmidt, from across the United States experienced the rebirth of Buffalo, New York, firsthand at Visit Buffalo Niagara’s Travel Industry Summit on Oct. 18 and 19. The summit, the first of its kind held in the area, gave leading travel experts the chance to tour the region […]

READ THE FULL STORY ▶▶
Nov202017

Fun New Activities Coming to Emerge!

BY rcmaweb|Conferences|RCMA News|LEAVE A COMMENT

Get ready for a bevy of new and fun activities at this year’s Emerge!  As part of our Health and Wellness initiative, we will be doing a Step Challenge, sponsored by Meet Minneapolis, that will incentivize us to stay active. Plus, it comes with the opportunity to win some wonderful prizes! We’re also adding a […]

READ THE FULL STORY ▶▶
Nov202017

¡No Hablo Español!

BY Dean Jones|RCMA News|LEAVE A COMMENT

I just returned from a trip to Cuba. While there, I participated on a construction team as a part of an NGO (non-governmental organization) that helped repair a school located about three hours west of Havana in Pinar del Rio. Our team was tasked with rewiring existing electrical work, pouring concrete floors, building beds, painting […]

READ THE FULL STORY ▶▶
Oct182017

Praying for the California Fire Victims

BY rcmaweb|RCMA News|LEAVE A COMMENT

After a number of hurricanes this month and last, the United States is facing another weather-related tragedy: sweeping fires across the Sonoma and Napa area that continue to move and head for the San Francisco Bay area. The videos and photos are horrific, and the aftermath terrifying. According to local officials, these fires will get […]

READ THE FULL STORY ▶▶
Oct182017

International Tourism Partnership Introduces the Industry-wide Global Commitment to Sustainability

BY rcmaweb|RCMA News|LEAVE A COMMENT

Last month, The International Tourism Partnership, which brings together more than 25,000 of the world’s leading international companies, announced four goals supported by ITP member companies as the major industry reference point to drive progress toward sustainability. The ITP Goals are a carefully constructed and practically achievable response to four of the core sustainability issues […]

READ THE FULL STORY ▶▶