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AnnapolisNOW: There’s an App for That!

During the Annapolis & Anne Arundel County Conference and Visitors Bureau's (AAACCVB) 24th Annual Meeting on September 23, Chief Marketing Officer Frank DiVenti introduced the organization's AnnapolisNOW app, and invited the 105 guests in attendance to download the app to their smartphones on the spot. Designed to help visitors make the most of their time in Annapolis and the Chesapeake Bay, the app provides immediate access to information--from dining and lodging, to shopping and nightlife, to tours, attractions and events.

LGBT Travel: Where are You Going?

Providing clients with a top-notch experience is always priority one. When working with LGBT clients, identifying gay-friendly destinations has always been a major factor. While some cities and regions have long billed themselves as LGBT-friendly, there are many destinations that have more recently decided to market themselves to this demographic. More options are always nice—and from coast to coast, there are more choices than ever for LGBT clients to consider.

5 Tips for Healthy Change in the Workplace

There is one thing in life that is constant: Change. In the workplace, you can be sure that at some point you will experience change and transition. As employees are promoted and new policies are implemented, it's important to have the ability to navigate changes to prevent a decline in morale and lack of productivity.  

New Niche Market? Employees Who Refuse to Take Time Off.

In an effort to force employees to use their vacation time, some employers are resorting to paying for the vacation, in addition to the paid time off.

In a recent study by the U.S. Travel Association, researchers found that more than forty percent of American workers will not use all of their paid time off (PTO) this year. The website Glassdoor reports that about fifteen percent don't use any of their PTO at all.

Know Thyself: Developing Your Inner Leader

One of the most important skills you could develop as a leader is self-awareness—continuously being aware of your thought process and your reactions to those thoughts. It includes understanding and analyzing your strengths and weaknesses. It's difficult work, but when a leader practices self-awareness strategies, it makes a world of difference: Self-aware leaders transform their work cultures and inspire their employees.

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