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Mar172017
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Experient and SMG Renew Partnership

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Experient, A Maritz Global Events Company, and SMG, the biggest convention center management firm across the globe, recently confirmed a preferred partner agreement that maintains a strong relationship between the two companies that first launched in 2005. The agreement will allow both companies to grow upon their business opportunities through a focus on each company’s […]

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Jan72017
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Meet Willie Clay!

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Willie Clay, senior sales executive, Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile and RCMA member, just celebrated his 30th year with the Marriott brand—a true accomplishment. We caught up with him to chat about his current role, past experiences and relationship with RCMA.   1. Can you tell me a little bit about yourself? I’m the son […]

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Dec142016
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Dallas CVB Rings in New Year with New Name

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At the Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Annual Meeting, Phillip J. Jones, president and CEO, announced that the CVB has officially taken on a new name—VisitDallas. During the announcement, he discussed the changes the tourism industry is undergoing and how Dallas factors into that. “Dallas is catching on, and we must discover the social currency […]

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Nov32016
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Congrats to Al Hutchinson!

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Al Hutchinson, president and CEO of Visit Mobile in Alabama and RCMA member, was just hired as the president and CEO of Visit Baltimore. He will start his new position on Nov. 14. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and your career trajectory? I’ve spent 24 years in the travel and tourism […]

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Nov32016
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Marriott Simplifies Wi-Fi Purchasing

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Recently, Marriott International launched a program that was created to ease the process of purchasing Internet service for meetings and conventions; the process is more efficient and less complicated and has the ultimate goal of saving meeting professionals time, money and stress. Through the program, named Wi-Fi Simplified, meetings professionals can expect an easy-to-understand pricing […]

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Nov32016
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Discover Los Angeles Launches Innovative Virtual Reality Platform

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During this year’s IMEX America in Las Vegas Oct. 18–20, the  Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board launched Virtual Discovery L.A., a virtual reality travel platform that gives meeting professionals an immersive 360-degree viewing experience of 50-plus  venues and locations across Los Angeles—the most comprehensive virtual tour of any place on the planet. In partnership with XplorIt—a […]

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Oct102016
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Mindful Meetings

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In today’s technologically advanced world, we’re more connected than ever before—and more connected to our smartphones, tablets and computers. While this connectivity is great for personal and professional reasons, it also has its negative sides—we’re always working and not in the present. When attendees head into a meeting or event, they inevitably leave their work […]

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Oct102016
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Marriott International Finalizes Starwood Acquisition

BY Mark Novelli|Suppliers|LEAVE A COMMENT

Late last month, Marriott International officially acquired Starwood Hotels & Resorts, making it the world’s largest hotel company. “Throughout our nearly 90-year history, we have never stopped searching for innovative ways to serve our guests,” says J.W. Marriott Jr., executive chairman and chairman of the Board of Marriott International. “With the addition of Starwood’s strong […]

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Oct102016
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2016 D6 Conference a Hit With Attendees

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On Sept. 21–23, 1,500 people convened at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville, Ky., for the D6 Conference hosted by the D6 Family. The organization’s mission is to encourage families, homes, marriages, leaders and churches to demonstrate Deuteronomy 6 in their lives—a passage in the Bible that speaks to the important role families have in […]

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Sep92016
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Global DMC Partners Hones in on Standardization

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At their annual peer exchange, the destination management company network, collaborated on crisis planning, contracts and proposals.  Global DMC Partners—a network of independent destination management companies and sales advisors—hosted their annual Peer Exchange in Dallas last month, where they worked to finalize a standardized Global DMC Partners Crisis Management Template, GDP Contract and GDP Proposal […]

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