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Connecting the Dots: International Trade, Geopolitical Upheaval May 17
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Editor’s Note: Connecting the Dots is a series of monthly conversations with Michael Dominguez, President and CEO of Associated Luxury Hotels International. The series examines issues in the global economy in 2024 that will “connect the dots” to be helpful…

ALHI Strategic Advisors’ Roundtable Yields Wealth of Knowledge Apr 12
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Editor’s Note: The Strategic Advisory Group, a division of ALHI, provides customized management and strategic advising to Member hotels, clients and preferred partners. The overall goal is to assist organizations and individual professionals through targeted training…

Connecting the Dots: International Trade, Geopolitical Upheaval Apr 12
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Editor’s Note: Connecting the Dots is a series of monthly conversations with Michael Dominguez, President and CEO of Associated Luxury Hotels International. The series examines issues in the global economy in 2024 that will “connect the dots” to be helpful…

Meetings Matter Apr 05
Industry Updates

Meetings Matter

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As the meeting and event industry gathers April 11 for Global Meetings Industry Day, here’s a look back at meetings that changed the course of history, moments that would not have occurred without a face-to-face meeting. The Magna Carta, 1215 The Maga Carta, also known as…

GMID Unites Meeting Industry for Day of Advocacy Apr 05
Industry Updates

GMID Unites Meeting Industry for Day of Advocacy

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Editor’s Note: This story, originally published in April 2022, has been updated for #GMID2024. When a group of meeting professionals in Edmonton, Canada, came up with the idea to have a day devoted to the profession, little did they know their gathering would be the…

Industry Facts, How to Participate Apr 05
Industry Updates

Industry Facts, How to Participate

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On April 11, the meeting and event industry will unite for Global Meetings Industry Day, an international day of advocacy and education designed to spotlight the importance and economic impact of business meetings, trade shows, incentive travel, exhibitions, conferences and…

#MeetingsMatter: Global Meetings Industry Day 2024 Apr 05
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When we meet, we change the world. A simple phrase that encompasses the power and value of the meeting and event industry. The industry will unite around the world on April 11 for Global Meetings Industry Day, an international day of advocacy and education designed to spotlight…

Connecting the Dots: International Trade, Geopolitical Upheaval Mar 15
  • 5 min read

Editor’s Note: Connecting the Dots is a series of monthly conversations with Michael Dominguez, President and CEO of Associated Luxury Hotels International. The series examines issues in the global economy in 2024 that will “connect the dots” to be helpful…

Connecting the Dots: International Trade, Geopolitical Upheaval Feb 08
  • 6 min read

Editor’s Note: Connecting the Dots is a series of monthly conversations with Michael Dominguez, President and CEO of Associated Luxury Hotels International. The series examines issues in the global economy in 2024 that will “connect the dots” to be helpful…

Connecting the Dots: International Trade, Geopolitical Upheaval Jan 15
Industry Updates

New ALHI Series to Examine Key Global Issues

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Editor’s Note: Welcome to the first installment of Connecting the Dots, a series of monthly conversations with Michael Dominguez, President and CEO of Associated Luxury Hotels International. The series will examine issues in the global economy in 2024 that will…

10 Most Read ALHI Insider Stories in 2023 Dec 11
Industry Updates

10 Most Read ALHI Insider Stories in 2023

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A look back at the 10 most read stories from the ALHI Insider newsletter in 2023. 1. Planners Get Creative in Wake of Price Increases 2. Human Trafficking Survivor Shares Story 3. Pickleball Draws Hotels' Interest 4. GMID Unites Meeting Industry for Day of Advocacy 5…

Leadership: What it Takes and Its Impact Nov 13
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Courageous, self-aware and leading from the heart—these are all attributes held by Maj. Gen. Ondra L. Berry, the Adjutant General for the State of Nevada. Berry’s path to leadership began in the 1990s when he was a police lieutenant just starting out in his career…

The Spirit of Gravitas Oct 17
Leadership

The Spirit of Gravitas

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Editor’s note: This article first published in the Summer 2023 edition of Beyond the Meeting Room, ALHI’s printed magazine, a luxury lifestyle publication focused on sharing compelling, inspirational and educational stories from beyond the four walls of a meeting…

How Associations Advocate for Meetings Industry Aug 28
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Editor’s note: This article first published in the June 2023 State of the Industry Special Edition of Beyond the Meeting Room , ALHI’s printed magazine, a luxury lifestyle publication focused on sharing compelling, inspirational and educational stories from beyond…

How Associations Advocate for Meetings Industry Aug 28
Leadership

Carrying the Torch of Advocacy

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This article first published in the June 2023 State of the Industry Special Edition of Beyond the Meeting Room, ALHI’s printed magazine, a luxury lifestyle publication focused on sharing compelling, inspirational and educational stories from beyond the four walls of a…

Meeting Planners Need Creative Strategies to Protect Clients Aug 02
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Editor’s note: This article first published in the June 2023 Special Edition of Beyond the Meeting Room , ALHI’s printed magazine, a luxury lifestyle publication focused on sharing compelling, inspirational and educational stories from beyond the four walls of a…

Luxury Travel Continues Surge Jun 14
Leadership

Luxury Travel Continues Surge

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Editor’s note: This report accompanies an article, Forecast Sunny for Hotels, first published in the June 2023 Special Edition of Beyond the Meeting Room , ALHI’s printed magazine, a luxury lifestyle publication focused on sharing compelling, inspirational and…

EIC, Oxford Economics Release 2023 Global Business Meetings Report May 22
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The $1.6 trillion global business meeting and event industry recovered at about 80% of pre-COVID pandemic levels in 2022 according to a signature research report released Monday by the Events Industry Council and Oxford Economics. The 2023 Global Economic Significance of Business…

Witness to the Future May 05
Meeting

Witness to the Future

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Editor’s note: This article first published in the Spring 2023 issue of Beyond the Meeting Room , ALHI’s printed magazine, a luxury lifestyle publication focused on sharing compelling…

Lessons Learned on Global Meetings Industry Day 2023 Apr 12
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What we learned on Global Meetings Industry Day 2023. #FaceToFaceMatters Whether the gatherings were big or small—several reported between 150 to 300 attendees—one clear message resonated: it’s all about face-to-face. While more than eight in 10 executives…

Q&A with U.S. Travel Association President, CEO Geoff Freeman Mar 24
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U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Geoff Freeman shared his perspective for meeting planners about Global Meetings Industry Day, March 30, 2023. Why the theme #MeetingsMatter? Simply said, there's power in convening. This year’s theme aims to position the…

GMID Unites Meeting Industry for Day of Advocacy Mar 14
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Editor’s Note: This story, originally published in April 2022, has been updated for #GMID2023. When a group of meeting professionals in Edmonton, Canada, came up with the idea to have a day devoted to the professional, little did they know their gathering would be the…

Failure is Not a Four-Letter Word! Mar 14
Leadership

Failure is Not a Four-Letter Word!

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Editor’s note: This article first published in the Fall 2022 issue of Beyond the Meeting Room , ALHI’s printed magazine, a luxury lifestyle publication focused on sharing compelling, inspirational and educational stories from beyond the four walls of a meeting room…

ALHI, Hosts Global Enter into Strategic Partnership Feb 15
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Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) and Hosts Global, a strategic partner for meeting and event planners worldwide, have entered a strategic partnership designed to bring expanded destination service support to sought-after locations across the globe. The alignment…

Neen James: What Women Want, Mapping a Luxury Mindset Feb 13
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Neen James, an advisor for ALHI’s Strategic Advisory Group, is a partner in the international education company Thought Leaders Global, and a leadership expert who delivers high-energy keynotes that challenge audiences to prioritize focus in their work and lives. She is…

5 Questions for Hotel Industry, Meeting Planners to Ponder Entering 2023 Jan 13
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Jan Freitag is National Director, Hospitality Analytics for the CoStar Group. He oversees a variety of projects, all charged with the accumulation and interpretation of U.S. lodging data. He is a sought-after public speaker and is frequently quoted in trade publications and the…

Five Predictions for Long-Term Investors Jan 12
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Editor’s note: This article first published in the Fall 2022 issue of Beyond the Meeting Room , ALHI’s printed magazine, a luxury lifestyle publication focused on sharing compelling, inspirational and educational stories from beyond the four walls of a meeting room…

Champion for the Culinary Future Jan 12
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Editor’s note: This article first published in the Fall 2022 issue of Beyond the Meeting Room , ALHI’s printed magazine, a luxury lifestyle publication focused on sharing compelling, inspirational and educational stories from beyond the four walls of a meeting room…

Human Trafficking Survivor Shares Her Story Jan 10
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January is National Human Trafficking Prevention Month and National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, observed on Wednesday, Jan. 11, are intended to raise awareness and provide education on the prevention of human trafficking. ALHI is a proud member and endorser of The Tourism…

Top 10: Most Read ALHI Insider Stories in 2022 Dec 06
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Here’s a look back at the 10 most read stories from the ALHI Insider newsletter in 2022. 1. Interview with a Planner: How the Delos Wellness Certificate Can Improve the Meetings Experience 2. Group Incentive Travel is Back in a Big Way 3. Delos Nutrition Expert Offers…

Optimism, Transformation Drive Industry Leader Goals for 2023 Dec 06
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Meeting and event industry leaders share with ALHI Insider their aspirations for 2023. Rob Adams, President & Owner, Bishop-McCann What book would you like to read by the end of 2023? Atomic Habits by James Clear. (The book is a comprehensive, practical guide on how to change…

ALHI Plants More Than 1,000 Trees to Support Healthier Environment Nov 15
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Tree planting programs are part of a larger trend toward “greener” meetings, one so widespread that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency publishes its own “Green Meetings” guide where meeting planners can find tips, tools and resources to make…

Hungry for Success Nov 07
Washington

Hungry for Success

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Editor’s note: This article first published in the Fall 2022 issue of Beyond the Meeting Room, ALHI’s printed magazine, a luxury lifestyle publication focused on sharing compelling, inspirational and educational stories from beyond the four walls of a meeting room…

Group Sales Contracting: Have We Lost Our Minds? Oct 12
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Steve Rudner, Founder and Managing Partner of Rudner Law Offices, represents hotels, resorts and conference centers throughout the world, including some of the world’s largest hotel companies, prestigious independent properties, management companies, luxury collections…

4 Ways to Use Email for Results and Respect Jul 26
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SpeakerSue, also known as Sue Hershkowitz-Coore, focuses on just one thing—helping people get best results—through her passionate, practical and fun approach. The author of two books, “Power Sales Writing” and “How to Say it to Sell It…

ECPAT-USA Honors Leaders in Anti-Trafficking Movement Jul 15
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ECPAT-USA, the leading anti-child trafficking organization seeking to end the commercial sexual exploitation of children in the U.S., will honor four leaders in the anti-trafficking movement at its annual Freedom Awards benefit this September. The recipients of this year’s…

Knowledge Key to Prevention in Fight Against Human Trafficking Jul 15
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Human trafficking is called a modern-day form of slavery, and it is a scourge that knows no boundaries. For all the progress that has been made in raising awareness to the horrors of human trafficking, sadly, the notion persists that human trafficking only happens somewhere else…

Lead by Example: Red Shoes Living with Lonnie Mayne Nov 11
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Stand Out for the Positive in Everything You Do What is Red Shoes Living? Quite frankly, it's leading with your heart. With empathy. Putting the human before the title or the circumstance. "If you could walk in someone else's shoes, would you treat them…

How to Light That Inner Fire Oct 19
Florida

How to Light That Inner Fire

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In challenging times, leaders need to reach employees' inner hopes to push for peak performance During a major labor dispute in 1980, Gary Hernbroth was a young pup at the Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square. One night, he had a mission: dump out the trash. The…

5 Positively Awesome Ways to Stay Upbeat Oct 19
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Seek the power of positivity when trying to cope with today's challenging times. We are living in a time of uncertainty about our health, employment and the economy, and more. As a result, many of us are feeling anxious, helpless and fearful about the future. Consequently…

Four Leadership Lessons to Listen To Oct 06
Las Vegas

Four Leadership Lessons to Listen To

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Two leaders in the hospitality industry discuss what goes into becoming an inspirational executive. When looking to hit the right leadership note, it's worth taking a cue from Billy Joel. Toward the end of his famous, "You're Only Human (Second Wind)," Joel…

How to Adapt In a Changing World Oct 06
Technology

How to Adapt In a Changing World

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Sarah Soliman Daudin discusses how she learned to adapt on the fly, and what other event professionals can learn from her experience. Sarah Soliman Daudin, DES, president and CEO of Soliman Productions, describes herself as small and feisty. As such, she was not going to let a…