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.

Here’s Where Business Meetings and Travel Are Being Booked

Denver and Phoenix lead the way in the resurgence of business travel and meetings in the United States, according to predictive data company Adara, which reports that both those Western cities are down only 29 percent for business trips booked in the last two months as compared to same period in 2019.


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Hotels Are Zero-ing Their Game

Matt Maddox, Wynn CEO, to Hand Reins to Craig Billings

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Michelin-starred Dining in…Orlando?

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The New Dietary Restriction

Figuring out how to safely serve F&B in a pandemic world is tricky enough, let alone with all the food restrictions to accommodate allergies and special diets. But guess what? It just got trickier. The latest no-no: Acidifying foods. Their opposite, alkaline foods, are trending. Has anyone asked you yet, “Is it Alkaline Certified?”