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IBM and Pebble Beach Company Tap Watson to Enhance Traveler Experience at Top U.S. Resort

Pebble Beach Resorts has welcomed IBM to its family of brand partners, as its new Official Cognitive Solutions Provider.

As part of this collaboration, the two companies have launched a new Pebble Beach app, aiming to enhance the way Pebble Beach Resorts guests experience 17-Mile Drive, shopping, dining and more.

PartySlate: A New App that Helps with Brainstorming

When Pinterest became popular a number of years ago, everyone suddenly became quasi event planners with myriad options directly at their fingertips. Now, PartySlate is the professional industry’s answer to the photo-sharing site. With it, real-life professionals post their ideas and plans for all to see, giving clients and colleagues even more creative ideas.

InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile uses the app, saying it’s great for finding ideas you might not even have imagined.

CadmiumCD: A Deeper Dive into the Winter 2017 Infographic

In our Winter 2017 issues, we’re featuring the tech companies that were part of the 2016 ibtm America TechCollective in partnership with DAHLIA+. Because we can only fit so much in print, we decided to post an extended interview with Michael Doane, marketing manager, CadmiumCD.

What are some of CadmiumCD’s outstanding features for meeting/event planners?

Bluesmart Suitcases Make High-Tech, High-End Holiday Gifts

Looking for the perfect holiday gift for a VIP? A Bluesmart carry-on suitcase will surely impress. Created by and for tech-savvy travelers, these “smart bags” do everything but propel themselves down the airport concourse. Download the companion smartphone app to lock or unlock the bag via a remote Bluetooth connection (the lock is TSA approved, and you also get a physical key) and track its whereabouts in more than 100 countries via a GPS application.

Hilton Houston Post Oak Completes Renovations

After undergoing a multi-million dollar transformation, the Hilton Houston Post Oak Hotel guest rooms are completed. The updates include a modernized bathroom, with marble floors and glass showers, new curtains and updated bedding.

“Our enrichments will further set us apart from our competition, solidifying Hilton Houston Post Oak as the premiere hotel choice for guests seeking an exceptional visit to Houston,” says Jay Campbell, general manager. “We are excited to share our new look with our customers as we had their comfort and ease in mind when designing this project.”

Attend Launches the Next Version of its Event Management Platform

Starting from an app focused on checking attendees in, Attend has expanded to help planners encourage engagement and track everything during the planning stages. Users are demanding more connection between the planners and attendees of events, and Attend has just the solution.

Attend is the only app designed to empower internal members of the event team or sales organization at a company to better engage with event attendees,” says Eric Bisceglia, VP of product and engineering.

The Wildwoods Introduced Free Mobile App

The Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority just became even more connected with its visitors.

Early last week, the CVB launched a free mobile app for the area.

The one-touch easy access app provides information on entertainment, places to stay, restaurants, shops and feature an events calendar. Even more fun is the Wildwoods Earth Cam (a 24-hour webcam), a 10-day weather forecast, ocean tides, ocean temperatures, contest information and the destination’s comprehensive vacation planner and guide.

4 New High-Tech Gadgets Give Events Much-Desired Geek Chic

From digitized notebooks to augmented realities, this is the new frontier of innovative technology that can enhance any event large or small. Illinois Meetings + Events takes a look at three of the latest gadgets on the market that have planners geeking out.

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