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Simply Wi-Fi: What to ask, What to Get and What to Pay

Wireless internet access is a must-have at meetings, but do you really know how to get what you need? Let’s begin with a few definitions.

BANDWIDTH: the amount of internet traffic volume a wireless connection handles per second. This is usually measured in megabytes per second (MBs) or gigabytes per second (GBs). The bandwidth is affected by

How to Make a Promotion Work for You

That promotion or new job finally came through and you are about to make a name for yourself. Yahoo! But what do you do now? Here are some points to consider.

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Learn as much as you can about the expectations of the new position and how it will be evaluated. What were some of the pitfalls the previous person experienced (or caused) and what objectives were or were not being met? Your new boss will have all this information, even if they don’t give it to you all at once. Keep digging.

Tequila Vault at Ritz-Carlton, Dallas Draws Group Events

Looking for a fun group event? Set up a tequila tasting at The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas. The hotel’s newly unveiled Tequila Vault features a cache of rare spirits, including a prized Patrón en Lalique valued at more than $8,000. Only 100 bottles of Patrón en Lalique were ever produced.

The Tequila Vault was custom designed and crafted, and showcases agave-based spirits including the Tequila Patrón collection, Fearing’s signature Barrel Select Tequila and a wide array of mezcals, which are derived from agave.

Signature Drink: Origen

In this modern gin and tonic, you’ll find the perfect poolside sipper—one that can be largely assembled in advance. The combination of pretty and complex mezcal from the far reaches of Oaxaca with a lemon grass and exotic spice-infused gin is a fantastic base for the hot summer days. This drink is built in the glass over a prickly pear and cucumber ice cube that is allowed to gently melt and flavor the drink while you kick back, relax and cool off. xochihouston.com

Post Oak to Open in Texas in December

Planned to open in December, the Post Oak will be opened by Texas billionaire Tilman Fertitta. The Post Oak will include a two-story Bentley and Rolls-Royce showroom and a helipad for guests, which is the first hotel in the world to host a showroom and helipad.

The Post Oak will offer 250 guest rooms in its 38 stories. Other amenities include a 16,000 square foot ballroom, the second largest chandelier in the world, a spa and salon, Mastro's Steakhouse (a celebrity and athlete favorite), Willie G's seafood, and luxury retail all on the 10-acre property.

Jessika Alexander Earns CTE Designation

Jessika Alexander of Visit Houston has earned her Certified Tourism Executive designation from the Travel and Tourism College offered by the Texas Travel Industry Association.

"I am grateful to Houston First/Visit Houston for allowing me the opportunity to grow professionally," says Alexander. "The program offered by TTIA was exceptional and with what I have learned, I know I will be better able to market Houston as one of the world’s premier destinations."

Visit Austin President and CEO Nominated to two Board of Director Positions

President and CEO of Visit Austin, Tom Noonan, has been nominated to serve on the Board of Directors for both the American Society of Association Executives and Destinations International. The nominations are in addition to his current service on the U.S. Travel Association Board of Directors. Noonan has also served on the board for the Association Forum.

Sheraton Austin Opens New Restaurant

The newest concept to the Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol, a Sheraton Hotels & Resorts property, backYARD at Waller Creek, soft opened during SXSW 2017 in Austin. backYARD is Austin's newest restaurant, bar, and outdoor venue downtown, offering American cuisines with Texas flavors, a spacious outdoor event space, and house-infused spirits.

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