Connect Association’s Most-Read Stories of 2016

By Connect Staff, December 19, 2016

As we reflect back on 2016, we noticed putting together this list of Connect Association’s most-read stories tells us a lot about you, our readers. Take a look at the list below and it’s easy to see that you love reading about people—the experts, mentors, creatives, legends and up-and-comers who make this industry so wonderful. In case you missed any of these stories, bookmark this page to catch up over the holidays. Thank you for your continued support, and we look forward to bringing you much more of what you love about Connect Association in 2017.

1. The Next List: 2016 40 Under 40

2. A Preview of Gaylord Rockies, By the Numbers

3. Career Advice from Caesars Entertainment’s Michael Massari

4. Don Welsh Talks Big Changes at DMAI

5. Suzette Eaddy Reflects on Her Distinguished Career

6. Why Site Visits Don’t Turn Into Sales (and How to Fix It)

7. Longtime Hospitality Star Glenn R. Graham Passes Away

8. Meet Mandy Lauderdale, The Master of Experiential Marketing

9. The Great Creativity Debate: Nathan Schwagler, The Dali Museum

10. Planners Reveal Their Most Surprising Site Visits

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Trade groups across all industries band together to address significant drop in international visitors to the United States since 2015.

James Jessie, senior vice President of convention sales at Travel Portland, discusses the evolution of the Northwest destination.

Visit Tampa Bay takes a grassroots approach to inspiring local teens to engage in hospitality and tourism by sponsoring an all-day youth academy.

A recent report from The Experience Institute confirms that conference attendees are acting more and more like vacationers.

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