Need a fun signature drink for a meeting in the Big Easy? Old New Orleans Rum is locally owned and operated by artist James Michalopoulos. Four varieties are available: Crystal, Amber, Cajun Spice and the oak barrel-aged Ten Year Special Edition.
It’s been more than six months since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill raised questions about whether Gulf of Mexico destinations from Texas to Florida would be able to maintain their blue waters, white-sand beaches and fresh seafood production. But by all accounts, businesses and beaches are open and welcoming all meetings and events. Here are some destination updates …
Winds this week will largely determine what happens along the coasts of Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, as the worst oil spill in U.S. history nears the two-month mark. Forecasters have been most concerned about the Mississippi/Alabama barrier islands and the Florida Panhandle. Thousands of vacationers, meanwhile, are changing plans, either hoping to catch […]
By Jan Tolle MacDonald, CMP, CMM It’s my last day in New Orleans, and I will depart for Minneapolis where the expected temperature is -20 degrees Fahrenheit. Since I work for Travel Alberta, I should say -28 degrees Celsius, even though Canadians are so smart they know both systems. The irony is that Alberta is […]
By Sandy Biback, CMP, CMM Well, it was a whirlwind from the moment I left Toronto, from networking at the airport to meeting the PCMA Canada East Freddie Kippert student winner on the plane. (She was seated right behind me.) The Hilton was buzzing with activity. After snacks with good friends and doing some brainstorming, […]
If you have to make a big impression or arrange a very special small meeting for your top CEO, here’s a coast-to-coast list of 10 of the best new restaurants from one of the country’s top food critics, Frank Bruni of The New York Times. Featured restaurants include O Ya in Boston, Ubuntu in Napa […]