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O'Hare regains busiest airport crown
By Matt Falcus
Amid all of the bad headlines surrounding Chicago airports recently following the sabotage and arson attack at the Aurora air traffic control center that crippled the airports in the area, a good news story has emerged for O'Hare, the largest of the city's airports. The crown of "world's busiest airport" is back in Chicago as O'Hare has regained the position — a title it lost in 1997 to Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson Airport and its growing Delta Air Lines hub.
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What hoteliers need to know about online video
Travel Pulse
When planning a trip, travelers want to see what a hotel offers — not just read about it. In a November 2013 study by Google, it was revealed that 51 percent of leisure travelers watch online travel videos. Software Advice recently went a step further, surveying more than 2,300 travelers to see exactly where they prefer to view travel videos online, what they look for in a video and how hotels can capitalize on this information.
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Last chance to register for today's SGMP webinar: 'Twitter 101'
SGMP
"The Basics of Getting Started in Twitter and How it Plays an Imperative Role in Conference Attendee Engagement" is the last installment in our Social Media webinar series with very popular NEC speaker Valarie Sparks. The webinar is at 2 p.m. EST today.
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Technology survey reveals similarities, differences between planners, attendees
Successful Meetings
When it comes to technology, meeting planners and meeting attendees aren't always on the same page, finds a new report published by American Express Meetings & Events. Titled "Great Expectations: The Evolving Landscape of Technology in Meetings," the report is based on a global survey of 336 planners and 161 attendees.
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Why virtual conferences will not replace face-to-face meetings
International Meetings Review
While digitally streaming conferences is a hot trend right now, event industry speaker and consultant Jeffrey Hayzlett believes that no amount of technology will replace face-to-face conferences. We spoke with Hayzlett by phone to get his perspectives on the industry and why virtual conferences will not eclipse in-person communication.
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Meeting specs: Get value from your venue
Associations Now
There's a new trend brewing in convention planning, but it's not a fun, innovative idea that keeps meetings fresh. In fact, it's costing meeting planners a lot of money. Specs and requirements from meeting planners are coming in later, which can create a ripple effect and increase costs. For better budget management, start nailing down space and food needs as early as possible.
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5 ideas to help you adjust your attitude and improve performance
Government Executive
There's a profound difference between showing up and showing up with the right attitude. Our attitude is visible on our faces, discernible in our words and palpable in our body language. If you're having a bad attitude day, month or lifetime, you can be certain that everybody you come in contact with knows it and feels it. When you walk into a room with a lousy attitude, it's like a storm front approaching. Everyone sees it and wonders how bad it's going to get.
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SGMP hosts Hyatt planner education day training event
SGMP
SGMP was excited to have our headquarters training center full of planner members recently for a great day of education, resources and networking. All attendees earned four Contact Hours of education credit. We want to thank our partners at Hyatt for sponsoring the great mix of training sessions and networking opportunities to this sold out audience. SGMP plans to hold similar events in the future in support of our goal to expand the expertise of government meeting professionals.
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The Start Menu is back, Windows users
Associations Now
Last time, Microsoft messed with success and drew a lot of haters. The company learned its lesson. Moving away from the bold touch-focused reboot that came with Windows 8, the latest iteration of the operating system — which is skipping version 9, in case you didn't notice — nonetheless incorporates some of the lessons from the reaction to its predecessor. Short version: The Start Menu, which had been a stalwart of Windows since the mid-1990s, is making a grand reappearance.
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