In this week’s Insider Series video, Flashpoint speakers Mari Snyder, Thomas J. Maloney, Meltem Priest and Denise Naguib of Marriott International discuss social and sustainable meetings solutions. Read More

Attention, culture vultures. From Michigan and Montana to Nevada and North Carolina, local businesses and hotel brands are creating new ways to express their states’ authentic appeal. Read More

The new Indiana law allows businesses to deny service to patrons if providing the service would violate their religious beliefs. Critics claim it legalizes discrimination, and the backlash could affect future events coming to the state. Read More

The U.S. Travel Association finds passengers are willing to do their part to fight long lines and other discomforts associated with flying. Read More

As prices at the pump has maintained their low levels for several months, the news may not be all good for the events industry. Read More

Hotel rate piracy can cost planners big money. Here’s what event organizers who bank on hotel room blocks need to know to stop it from happening to them. Read More

Guest contributor Karl Bjelland gives a behind-the-scenes report from Facebook for Business Bootcamp in Dublin. Read More

Matt Swenson reports on his first trip into the TED world, which involved discussions on parenting, career choices, stress relief and community development. Read More

Associations get into the spring of things with a month full of annual meetings. We put 12 conferences head-to-head to see which would come out on top, March Madness style. Read More

Why not turn all your time on the road into an opportunity for edutainment? Whether you’re interested in improving speaking skills or brushing up on site inspection know-how, there’s a podcast for you. Read More

Playing off BuzzFeed’s popular post about Olivia Wilde’s Twitter feed we make the case that Wilde’s tweets actually reveal she should have been a meeting planner instead of an actress.
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The ASAE Great Ideas Conference 2015 in Orlando (March 8-11, 2015) brought about 800 association leaders, planners, consultants and management companies together. Read More

The planner for a division of American Psychological Association talks about juggling two conferences the same week. Read More

Critics say Delta’s new-look SkyMiles program doesn’t offer much incentive to stay loyal to the airline. Read More

The sheikh of chic, designer and fashion icon Valentino Garavani, shares tips in his new coffee table book that translate for meetings and events. Read More

Venues aim to hit the right note with music designed specifically for hotels. Read More

Since Starwood Hotels & Resorts announced CEO Frits van Paasschen stepped down in mid-February, the company has been busy trying to deflect any negative perceptions of the announcement. Read More

Never again will attendees in Baltimore have an excuse to miss out on some of the city’s charms. Read More

Millennials are driving demand for a new generation of hotels that are urban, high-tech and locally focused. Read More

Mother Nature harmonizes with an urban scene at Spokane Convention Center in Washington, fresh off the completion of a huge expansion in February 2015. Read More

Kathleen Matthews, Marriott International’s executive vice president and chief global communications and public affairs officer, is expected to seek for a congressional seat in Maryland. Read More