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MCI Group wins 2 ICARUS awards for sustainability
MCI Group wins 2 ICARUS awards for sustainability

Project ICARUS recognizes European companies and industry professionals who demonstrate leadership, innovation, creativity and commitment to developing sustainable programs, products or services. More

PCMA names 2016 officers, trustees

Jones The PCMA Education Foundation has elected its 2016 officers and trustees. They’ll take office Jan. 14, immediately following Convening Leaders, the Professional Convention Management Association’s 60th annual meeting, in Vancouver, British Columbia. Convening Leaders runs Jan. 10-13.  Convening Leaders showcases innovations in event technology, meeting design and business event strategy, customarily drawing more than 4,000 attendees. PCMA [...] More

Attendees can hit the heights at Atlanta Westin

Atlanta’s Westin Peachtree Plaza is taking team-building to a new level, one that’s 72 stories and 723 feet high. New this fall at the downtown hotel is a team-building activity for meeting attendees called “Climb the Peach.” Participants can opt to climb via the hotel’s inside stairwell. Their reward, in addition to a fitness boost, is [...] More

Hotels putting muscle behind fitness amenities

A "running concierge, a general manager-run boot camp, "Amazing Race" and "Tour de France" competitions are among the team- and fitness-building programs popping up for groups at hotels. More

Weekly deals and highlights: Nov. 18, 2015

In this issue: @TravelARAMARK, @visitirvingtx, @kingandprince, @united, @Viceroysnowmass and Meet College Park More

Delta Meetings Network could save you time, money

If you’re a planner who travels to meetings and events by air and asks attendees to do the same, Delta Air Lines’ Delta Meetings Network can likely save you time and money. The program’s goal: help you focus on the meeting, not the travel. The Delta Meetings Network was launched in 2009, four years after the [...] More

Meet … and breathe: Hotels bring the outdoors in

Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort uses the rainforest as inspiration for its natural tropical entryway. Some convention hotels are livening up their interior landscapes with native flora to give attendees a nature break and an appreciation for their surroundings, even when they’re in meetings all day. A few examples: COSTA RICA: Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf [...] More

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