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An ogre is on its way to Opryland
The Tennessean    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A visit to the Opryland Hotel soon could include breakfast with Shrek, pool parties with the penguins of Madagascar and parades featuring other costumed characters from the DreamWorks film studio's animated flicks. That's because Gaylord Entertainment has signed a licensing deal with DreamWorks Animation to infuse its mega-resort hotels with walking and talking cartoon icons. More

Grand Avenue Chauffered Transportation

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Voices Rising to commemorate first anniversary of May 2010 flood
The Nashville City Paper    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In commemoration of the one-year anniversary of the May 2010 flood, residents of Nashville, Tenn., are invited to join Mayor Karl Dean and other community leaders for a ceremony on the Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge at 11 a.m CDT May 2. The event — to be called Voices Rising: Remembering One Year Later — will include performances by musicians with the Nashville Symphony and other well-known local artists soon to be announced. More

Big flood anniversary show at The Opry    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
You can't keep a good show (or city, for that matter,) down. The Grand Ole Opry will mark the first anniversary of the flood that devastated much of Nashville, Tenn. and temporarily displaced the Opry from the Grand Ole Opry House with a star-packed show celebrating Music City's heart and resilience. The show, Play On, Nashville!, is set for May 3 at the Opry House. Among those scheduled to perform are Country Music Awards Entertainer of the Year Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Charlie Daniels Band and more. More

Summer business travel outlook
Fox Business    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
It has been a tough year so far for frequent travelers with record-level weather-related travel disruptions, natural disasters and conflicts in the Middle East driving up fuel prices. What lies ahead for the second half of the year? It looks to be a mixed bag but mostly positive news for those taking to the skies. The following is on the radar for the summer travel season. More

Summer Meeting Specials at
The Hermitage Hotel, Nashville

1) Rates starting at $209 (per night, plus tax)
2) Complimentary Meeting Room Rental
3) Complimentary VIP upgrade to a Junior Suite or higher
4) One complimentary staff room
5) 15% off of Food and Beverage

(Based on availability. Not available to be combined with any other offers or discounts)

Call 615-345-7120 for more details.

Vacation groups often span 3 generations
Sun Sentinel via Providence Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Grandparents are traveling with their families more, and they're attracting cruise lines, hotels and theme parks eager for their growing business. At least 5 million family vacations a year in the United States span three generations, with grandparents often paying the bill. More

Hotels: Have you lost your human connection?
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It's easy to get lost in the groove of the workday. Between meetings, management, last-minute owner requests and endless press calls, the day of a hotelier can quickly turn from ease and engagement to chaos and commotion. So how do you monitor the demands of your guests with the demands of your day? Social media. More

20-year plan to streamline US visa system announced
American Visa Bureau    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
U.S. Bureau of Consular Affairs Assistant Secretary Janice Jacobs has referenced a 20-year plan to improve the U.S. visa system on a recent trip to Australia, addressing concerns that an "inefficient" visa process was limiting tourism to America. Speaking on the need to improve U.S. Visa services for international visitors to America, Jacobs said, "We are trying to be as efficient as we can be." More

Travel group pushes 'trusted traveler' screening program
Los Angeles Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The nation's largest travel trade group launched an ad campaign to pressure the U.S. Congress to adopt an alternative passenger screening program so that business travelers and other frequent fliers can zip through airports faster. The U.S. Travel Association is promoting the idea of letting frequent travelers submit to background checks so they can speed through specially designated airport lines operated by the Transportation Security Administration. That is intended to shorten the lines for everyone else who has to go through the extensive pat-down searches and full-body scans. More

14 ways to improve conferences and meetings    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail
You work hard enough to win your meeting and conference business, so it makes sense to leave a positive lasting impression and an incentive for delegates to return. Normally the first impression is alright. You get a warm welcome and are asked at the outset if everything is OK. But it's what happens after this that invariably lets you down. More
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