Planners Brainstorm 'New Normal' for Gathering at Hotels, Restaurants, Resorts
Planners Brainstorm 'New Normal' for Gathering at Hotels, Restaurants, Resorts

Smart Meetings · 20 May

This week, David Bruce, founder and executive director for Alliance of Independent Meeting Professionals hosted a virtual discussion to figure our wh

Is This the End of F&B as We Know It?
Is This the End of F&B as We Know It?

Smart Meetings · 29 Apr

When we meet again, is your host going to feed you? If so, how? To glean how the F&B world is planning for the resumption of events, we asked the exp

San Francisco of the South' Features Oodles of Unique Meeting Spaces
San Francisco of the South' Features Oodles of Unique Meeting Spaces

Smart Meetings · 9 Apr

Asheville, North Carolina, offers an ideal location for inspired meetings, with breathtaking views, a vibrant downtown, top restaurants and a buoyant

South Florida Restaurants that Buzz
South Florida Restaurants that Buzz

Smart Meetings · 12 Mar

Groups meeting in South Florida almost invariably take some time to step out and enjoy the local scene, which includes outstanding beaches, exciting

What's Cooking at International Culinary Festival in Florida
What's Cooking at International Culinary Festival in Florida

Smart Meetings · 3 Mar

Following the success of last year’s inaugural event, several Michelin-starred chefs will again take center stage at Haute Cuisine Bal Harbour 2020 i

Planners Scramble in Reaction to Coronavirus
Planners Scramble in Reaction to Coronavirus

Smart Meetings · 29 Jan

With the attention of the world riveted on the coronavirus, what has been the impact on group travel, conferences and planners?

What to Look for at the Winter Fancy Food Show in SF
What to Look for at the Winter Fancy Food Show in SF

Smart Meetings · 13 Jan

The Winter Fancy Food Show returns to San Francisco, Jan. 19-2. We asked the experts about trends planners can look forward to seeing in ballrooms in

9 Food Trends That Shaped 2019
9 Food Trends That Shaped 2019

Smart Meetings · 26 Dec

In the realm of F&B, the last year of the second decade of the 21st century was one of innovation and rediscovery of the basics. Overarching was a co

Culinary Forecast: Spicy Drinks, Sustainable Meals, Succulent Ingredients to Trend in 2020
Culinary Forecast: Spicy Drinks, Sustainable Meals, Succulent Ingredients to Trend in 2020

Smart Meetings · 4 Dec

Lights are shining brighter. Colors are popping with vibrancy. As the holiday season falls upon us, the drinks and food start to get a little tastier

New Malaysia Restaurant Features Airplane Food--No Kidding!
New Malaysia Restaurant Features Airplane Food--No Kidding!

Smart Meetings · 4 Dec

Meeting professionals and other travelers can enjoy airplane food—yes, airplane food—without even hopping on a plane, now that a fast-food restaurant

Add Dazzle to Holiday Events with Festive Catering
Add Dazzle to Holiday Events with Festive Catering

Smart Meetings · 13 Nov

You don't have to steam a plum pudding to put the jingle in your holiday event. Here are hotels and restaurants with theme-ready dining this merry se

Best Hotel Bars in the U.S. 2019
Best Hotel Bars in the U.S. 2019

Smart Meetings · 30 Oct

Swizzle and sip in nine titillating hotel bars across the U.S., recently ranked among the top in the world by Forbes magazine.

Portland Ranked No. 1 Foodie City
Portland Ranked No. 1 Foodie City

Smart Meetings · 14 Oct

WalletHub compiles mounds of of data to rank Portland the #1 city for all things foodie. And you thought it was just about the donuts.

DMA West Delivers Awesome Education Sessions, Signature F&B
DMA West Delivers Awesome Education Sessions, Signature F&B

Smart Meetings · 4 Oct

Top speakers, excellent networking opportunities and farm-to-table F&B highlighted DMA West Education Summit & Vendor Showcase in Sacramento this wee

Las Vegas Breaks New Ground for Groups
Las Vegas Breaks New Ground for Groups

Smart Meetings · 3 Oct

Attendees have more choices than ever for spending their most precious resource—their time. They want to know that the return on the experience at a

Get Ahead of 2020's Top Dining Trends
Get Ahead of 2020's Top Dining Trends

Smart Meetings · 17 Sep

Benchmark, a global hospitality company, queried their restaurateurs across 80 luxury properties at home and abroad to compile a list of dining trend

New Food Trends to be Featured at Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo
New Food Trends to be Featured at Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo

Smart Meetings · 20 Aug

Three days of education, culinary demonstrations and special events will cover food trends, and pro-tips on everything from latte art to gluten-free

Keep Meetings Caffeinated: 3 Coffee-Forward Destinations to Wake Up Your Event
Keep Meetings Caffeinated: 3 Coffee-Forward Destinations to Wake Up Your Event

Smart Meetings · 28 Sep

Rise and shine, weekenders! This Saturday, Sept. 29, is International Coffee Day—an unofficial day of worship for many meeting professionals. So, put