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IMEX America Promotes Technology Innovation

This year at IMEX America, attendees will have the opportunity to discover the latest trends and innovations that will greatly influence the meeting and events industry.

According to an IMEX Group survey of almost 1,200 respondents, nearly 40 percent of meeting professionals believe these trends and innovations will come from technology.

Local Industry Professional Lands on Top List

Connect Magazine recently published its 40 Under 40 list, and Daniel Gallagher, national sales manager, Meet AC and the Atlantic City Sports Commission, made the list.

Gettysburg Tops Best Historical Spots List

TripAdvisor has placed Gettysburg, Pa., at the top of the website’s list, Historical Family Vacation Spots You can Afford.

The world’s largest travel website, TripAdvisor identified nine of America’s most historically prominent destination spots and pulled their vacation rental review scores. They also calculated average prices and how that compares to hotels.

A Bit of Good News

I attended this week’s NJ Conference on Tourism at the Golden Nugget Casino in Atlantic City. The conference was packed with interesting sessions featuring talks on attracting diverse audiences (from African American and women to the LGBT community) to safety, but the best takeaway from the conference was a burst of good news - the numbers are up! Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno happily reported that tourism accounted for $40.4 billion of the state’s economy last year. That’s up a bit from the previous year - which is especially surprising since it was the first summer after Hurricane Sandy.

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