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Michelin-starred Dining in…Orlando?

Smart Meetings

The last guide covered 2008-2009. Las Vegas, which strives to go bigger than anywhere else—and is in continual competition with Orlando for meetings and events business—used to have its restaurants rated by Michelin. And with so many celebrity-chef outposts, deservedly so. Yet apparently that guide sold so poorly it was discontinued.

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Get to Know ME with Allison Stewart

Motivation Excellence

I was able to go on a 5-month study abroad program to Newcastle, Australia in 2008. Everyone is willing to help, is supportive and will jump in to assist if you need help or have a question. What’s a specific moment in your history that always stands out as a defining moment? It was one of the best highlights of my life so far.

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ADMEI Welcomes Denise Malo, DMCP, as New Board President

ADMEI

She has been a member of the association since 2007 and attended her first ADMEI annual conference in 2008. While managing an entire team of DMC professionals at BBC Events, she continues to enhance the hospitality industry with team members who strive for excellence and pride in their craft. Denise is also no stranger to ADMEI.

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Smart Moves in Miami Beach, Denver and More

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Defebo joined VSC in 2008 as director of sales and most recently worked as the organization’s director of sales and marketing. Kelly Defebo, CMP Defebo is Visit Sarasota County ’s (VSC) vice president of marketing and communications.

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Following California’s Reopening, Visit Anaheim Confirms 55 Events in 2021

Smart Meetings

Anaheim, USA – July 29, 2008: people visit disneyland and walk over commemorative bricks with names in terracotta in Anaheim, USA. Visit Anaheim will welcome 187,000 attendees and procure more than 95,000 room nights. As the city continues to capture more business, these numbers are only expected to grow.

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Visit Seattle CEO, Tom Norwalk, Retires

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Norwalk joined Visit Seattle as senior vice president of sales and marketing, and was promoted to president and CEO in 2008. Before Visit Seattle, Norwalk held marketing and leading roles with Seattle Hospitality Group, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts and The Golf Club at Newcastle.

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Incentive Travel: Interactive Connection is the Name of the Game

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Andrew Luan started ExperienceFirst Walking Tours in the wake of the 2008 financial crash. Andrew put together a tour for his friend centered around the 2008 crisis. The way to make that connection is through contextual understanding.” At the time, he was working as a trader for Deutsche Bank. I thought this was a travesty,” he says.