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Five technology trends taking center stage in performance venues

Even in an increasingly virtual world, live events are big business, with US concert and event revenues projected at $31 billion for 2018 (not including franchise sporting events or business conferences). Rather than conflicting with each other, the virtual and real worlds are intersecting to enhance events, driven by innovative technology trends that can pay […]

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Is Poor Hygiene the Dirty Little Secret Behind Fan Loss at Stadiums?

The continued decline in attendance at live sporting events is blamed on a variety of causes, from the rise of screen-loving millennials to the even steeper rise in ticket prices. In truth, many factors are driving the decline – but one in particular may be getting dangerously overlooked: good hygiene. Stadium bathrooms are a big […]

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How Your Athletic Facility Can Win Big with Sustainable Cleaning Practices

Health departments are crying foul over some less-than-sanitary conditions prevalent at athletic venues. An ESPN special report found that at 28 percent of all the major league stadiums in North America, foodservice operations had been cited for critical or major health violations. While it’s obviously difficult to ensure complete cleanliness when serving thousands of customers […]

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Three Reasons Hotels and Restaurants Are Buzzing About Bees

You expect to see people in all sorts of fancy suits at high-end hotels and restaurants. But a beekeeper’s suit? Most definitely. If you look past all the Giorgio Armani-clothed patrons checking in at the Fairmont in Georgetown, the New York Hilton, or the Carmel Valley Ranch in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, you may also notice a […]

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Apps to Help Navigate Cruise Lines: Recreation Round-Up

Apps to Help Navigate Cruise Lines. Anyone planning a cruise these days quickly learns that major lines such as Disney, Norwegian and Royal Caribbean have their own smartphone apps to help passengers navigate their floating cities and discover on-board entertainment, spa services and ports of call. And for most travelers, that’s more than enough information. […]

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3 Health and Fitness Trends Shaping Gyms In 2015

New Year’s resolutions are one of the greatest opportunities gyms have to boost their memberships. However, a recent TIME article states that 60 percent of gym memberships actually go unused. To avoid the drop-off in attendance come March, it’s important to stay on top of the latest trends and engage members with a fresh approach. […]

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Mobile Apps Improving Guest Services in the Hospitality Industry

The travel industry has been on the forefront of using mobile technology to enhance the customer experience – impacting how consumers plan and book vacations, track flight itineraries, navigate tourist destinations, and more. In turn, the neighboring hospitality industry is also making changes. Hotels in particular are now offering apps to reach a new level […]

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6 Incredible New Amusement Park Rides for 2015: Recreation Round-Up

6 Incredible New Amusement Park Rides for 2015. Along with April showers, May flowers, and non-bone-chilling temperatures, spring brings exciting new attractions to many amusement parks in the U.S. From a dizzying glow-in-the-dark funhouse roller coaster, to a beyond-vertical Batman, here are six new rides we’re looking forward to in 2015. Read more at […]

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