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Gary Diedrichs

Gary Diedrichs is senior content editor at Smart Meetings. He has degrees in history from Princeton and New York University. His journalism career has spanned staff positions in radio, newspapers, magazines and websites. Other writing includes a novel set in Sausalito, California, in the 1950s. In his spare time, he publishes an award-winning website devoted to eco-friendly travel.

Marriott Admits Info of 5.2 Million Guests May Be at Risk

In the midst of mass layoffs, global shutdowns and executive pay cuts, Marriott International today said personal information of 5.2 million of its customers could have been stolen.

Humanity Rocks: Helping Each Other in the Time of Coronavirus


Hotel F&B: Fungus Among Us

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Cries Mount for Federal Aid to Travel Industry


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How Coronavirus Is Affecting a Meeting Near You

For the meetings industry, the ripple effect of the ongoing health crisis known as COVID-19, or new coronavirus, keeps expanding—and where it stops, nobody knows. Increasingly, experts say it may be a rocky ride for the industry.