Top Meeting Destinations in the U.S.

Houston's OKRA Steams into 2nd Year with Help for Local Charities

Leave it to trendsetting Houston to prove in a big way that you can have fun and do good at the same time. The founders of OKRA (Organized Kollaboration on Restaurant Affairs) are still celebrating their first full year as Houston's first not-for-profit bar that donates 100 percent of its profits to...read more

There's an App for That: Los Angeles Times Festival of Books 2014

Remember books? The mammoth Los Angeles Times Festival of Books - the largest of its kind in the U.S. - is making sure nobody ever forgets them. They'll be celebrating all things literary with their 19th annual bookfest blowout this weekend, April 11-13, 2014, on the campus of the University of...read more

There's an App for That: Old Settler's Music Festival 2014 in Austin, Texas

Did you know Oscar winning actor Jeff Bridges (“Crazy Heart”) has a band called the Abiders? Yep, and they'll be headlining a crazy good lineup at the 27th Annual Old Settler's Music Festival in Driftwood, Texas, on April 10-13, 2014. Bridges joins 30 performers scheduled to appear on four stages in...read more

NYC's Totally Chill Attraction: Hilton's Minus5 Ice Bar

Looking to warm up event guests with a super cool attraction? Now that NYC is experiencing regular visits from the infamous "polar vortex," it seems that going indoors, specifically to Minus5 Ice Bar, might be the answer. With a year-round ambient temperature of 23 degrees Fahrenheit (-5 Celsius),...read more

There's an App for That: MegaCon 2014, Orlando, Florida

Nerd alert! A monster-sized comic book, gaming, anime and multimedia convention lands in Orlando this weekend, March 21-23, 2014, at the Orange County Convention Center. MegaCon is the largest convention of its kind in the southeastern United States, expected to welcome upwards of 40,000 attendees...read more

Attractive Attractions: NYC's Stylish Springtime Fashion Exhibits

When it comes to fashion, NYC is the place to see it all 24/7. It's on the streets, rolling on racks down 7th Avenue, it's in the stores and on the backs of millions of our residents. Fashion is also on display in some of our best museums, particularly this spring when visitors will have several...read more

What Lies Beneath: NYC's Secret Underground Emporiums

As you may have heard, NYC is enjoying a bit of a cold snap at the moment, which is, even for the hardiest among us, starting to get on our nerves. And for planners with groups to keep entertained, it can be a challenge finding additional indoor activities at the last minute - and for that you have...read more

Cheerio! British Airways Begins Nonstop Service Between Austin, Texas, and London Heathrow

On March 3 in the Texas capital, amid scones and champagne toasts, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA) welcomed British Airways' Boeing 787 Dreamliner from London Heathrow airport (LHR) on its inaugural flight. The new route is also the first transatlantic nonstop flight service for...read more

NYC Is Still the Hottest Destination for Visitors

As a New Yorker, every year I'm always amazed (and secretly rather proud) when the Mayor's Office releases its annual tourism report for New York City. Fortunately for us, just about every year Mayor Mike was in charge, the numbers grew, and that annual growth is expected to continue on Mayor...read more

Third Annual San Antonio Cocktail Conference 2014 a Smashing Success for a Good Cause

Four days of educational seminars, guided tastings and cocktail parties drew more than 5,800 attendees to the Third Annual San Antonio Cocktail Conference from January 16-19, 2014, where master mixologists mixed it up for children's charities.  “It's growing by leaps and bounds,” said Cathy Siegel,...read more
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