Visit Seattle and Airbnb are partnering to promote and broaden local-led Airbnb Experiences, which provide authentic, unique adventures for visitors.

Airbnb Experiences offer travelers unprecedented access to communities, places and activities they’d never have through traditional tourist travel, such as rowing through Seattle’s urban waterways with a Guinness World Record holder or visiting Ballard’s small neighborhood breweries with the director of a documentary about the local craft beer industry. With experiences and places to stay located throughout Seattle, Airbnb brings the economic benefits of tourism to neighborhoods that haven’t typically benefitted from visitor spending. 

Put yourself in the middle of the action next time you visit British Columbia. All three of the movies in the “Descendants” global franchise were filmed in Vancouver and Vancouver Island. Fans can snap selfies with popular characters, unlock clips from “Descendants 3” played against the back-drop of where they were actually filmed, and complete exciting missions.

 

British Columbia’s JW Marriott Parq Vancouver and the DOUGLAS located in Parq Vancouver are making it easier for event planners to manage their events at the venues with the Marriott Meeting Services App, managed by the JW Event Concierge. The app allows planners to request, respond and connect in real-time with hotel event staff on any web-enabled device.

 

It’s no secret that association membership has been in a steady decline for more than a decade. This is true not only for event professional associations but for associations dedicated to virtually every industry—from agriculture and aerospace to landscaping and legal. While many will claim this decline is due to cost-cutting, a deeper survey will show that it is the perceived lack of value of the association model and its offering.