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Four 2023 Trends From Hilton

Hilton’s shows many parallels between what the general public wants when on the road and what meeting and event attendees seek when they travel to an off-site face-to-face event.

The new 2023 Travel Trends report from Hilton finds that, after a year of just being happy to get out of the house and on the road again, travelers are now starting to look for a deeper, more engaging and wellness-focused experience. Sound familiar? That’s also what many of the recent surveys have found that meeting and event attendees also hope to find, both in their travel experience and in the meeting rooms.

The pandemic reinforced that there is no true replacement for in-person meetings and events, and Hilton’s trends report reiterates that sentiment,” says Gerilyn Horan, Vice President, Group Sales and Strategic Accounts, Hilton. “Meetings and events attendees, today, are seeking opportunities to build and enhance their business relationships and connections, take their wellness routines on the road with them, as well as the ability to maximize travel efficiencies, whether it be through innovative technology or the introduction of sustainability features that will benefit their company’s ESG initiatives.

The Hilton 2023 Travel trends report is based on an evaluation of quantitative and qualitative data research, as well as insights collected by more than 7,000 travelers across the world in a survey commissioned by Hilton and conducted by Material, a global strategy, insights, design, and technology partner. Four trends emerged for travel in 2023.

Deeper, more engaging human experiences and connectionsAs event organizers strive to make educational and networking sessions more engaging while at the event itself, the trend of bringing in the local environment to the meeting room is bang on with Hilton’s general traveler trends as well. Almost half of respondents want to be immersed in local culture and products, and another 40% want personalized access to unique experiences or activities, such as performances, events, spa treatments or classes.

If you haven’t already organized a corporate social responsibility (CSR) event to benefit the local community, showcased local food and beverages on the meeting menu (farm-to-table is still red hot), provided local crafts as welcome gifts, or brought in local talent to entertain, 2023 sounds like the year to start.Wellness on the road.

While there is no doubt will be some attendees who still want to stay up late partying and inhale coffee to make it through the early morning sessions, the general trend is toward keeping healthier habits while away from home, the Hilton survey found. Half of respondents said they seek travel experiences in 2023 that align with their wellness goals and priorities, addressing the mind, body and spirit. Just under half said access to fitness amenities and activities will be important, and more than a third said they would be prioritizing mental and emotional health while on the road.

In addition to scheduling in enough free time for attendees to be able to hit the fitness center without missing any vital pieces of the event program, event planners also may want to consider adding in a fitness challenge, a fun walk/run, morning yoga or other health and wellness activities, as well as providing a “quiet room” that could be used for meditation, prayer or just a little time out from all the meeting hustle and bustle. This also could be a good year to fine-tune your menus to include healthier options that still feel.

indulgent.Personalization and feeling cared for. With 86% saying they want recognition and personalization while traveling in 2023 — and more than half wanting more personalized F&B options and activities — meeting and event planners can expect their attendees will have similar expectations.

That means the need to ask about food allergies and preferences up front, and providing a variety of options from keto to kosher, likely will only accelerate in 2023.Innovations, both technological and human.That drive toward personalization, combined with the travel hassles many encountered in 2022, makes travelers want innovations that will help decrease some friction while making life on the road at least a tad easier.

In addition to the personalized dining recommendations and reservation adjustments travelers enjoyed pre-Covid, they also say they will continue to increase their use of tech innovations such as digital keys that let them go straight to their rooms without having to check in at the front desk.

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Police arrest husband of missing Massachusetts woman

BOSTON (AP) — The husband of a missing Massachusetts woman was arrested Sunday for allegedly misleading investigators, according to the office of Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrissey.

Massachusetts State Police and local police took Brian Walshe, 46, of Cohasset, Massachusetts into custody after concluding they had “probable cause” to believe he had misled investigators into the search for his 39-year-old wife, Ana Walshe. She has been missing since New Year’s Day.

The announcement of Brian Walshe’s arrest came after Massachusetts State Police and local police said in a joint statement that their ground search for Ana Walshe or evidence related to her disappearance concluded Saturday.

A specialized State Police unit trained in search and rescue operations, three K-9 teams and the State Police Air Wing searched wooded areas near Walshe’s home Saturday. State Police divers searched a small stream and a pool but did not find anything, the statement said. The Metropolitan Law Enforcement Council also helped with the search.

Walshe, the mother of three young children, was last seen a week ago in her Cohasset home, police said.

She was reported missing Wednesday by her husband in Cohasset and her employer in Washington, according to The Patriot Ledger. The couple owns a home in Washington and Walshe commutes during the week for work at a real estate company, her friends said.

While police searched for Walshe on Friday, there was a fire at a home in Cohasset she owned until last year. The home was sold in March. State Police and local investigators determined the cause of the fire was accidental. The current occupants escaped safely.

The investigation into Walshe’s disappearance is ongoing. Authorities returned to her home Sunday, while detectives from Cohasset and the State Police were also in Washington investigating, according to The Boston Globe.

Brian Walshe, is awaiting sentencing in a fraud case involving the sale of fake Andy Warhol paintings, according to court records. Cohasset police said Walshe’s disappearance and her husband’s case seem to be two very separate things, The Boston Globe reported.

He is scheduled to be arraigned Monday on the latest charges in Quincy District Court. It was unclear if Brian Walshe has an attorney and a phone number for him could not be found.
Copyright 2023 Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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The top 10 real estate markets seeing the biggest changes. Some

As the U.S. housing market cools down, bidding wars are now a distant memory and many homebuyers and sellers are waiting to see how prices shake out before making a move.

Nationwide, the number of days homes stayed on the market rose by 67% to 35 days in October, up from 21 days last October, showing that higher mortgage rates —which have doubled since last year — have combined with inflation and pessimism about the economy to weigh on the real estate market.

But housing market conditions at the local level varied greatly, according to a report by House Method.

“A lot of the metros where there was a huge decrease in the days on market were a lot of very small, less expensive towns and metros,” says Caroline Jones, who analyzed data for Housing Method. “It shows that many people are not really able to afford a house in the more popular, more expensive metros anymore.”

This list of locations where homes spent fewer days on the market was dominated by Pennsylvania metros, four of which, including Harrisburg and Lancaster, stayed on the market for just over a week on average. The median sale price in that state rose 9.5% from $192,000 in October 2021 to $210,000 in 2022, well below the U.S. median home price of $379,100.

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By contrast, homes in Midwestern markets appear to be selling fast, with Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, and Nebraska among the top 10.

Some of the markets that saw the biggest percentage increase in the amount of time homes took to sell were places that also saw big price increases during the pandemic.

For instance, in North Port, Florida, the number of days homes took to sell rose by 263% this October compared with the same time last year. Just before the pandemic, in February 2020, the median price of a home sold in North Port stood at $230,000. In July 2022, it had shot up to $410,000.

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Top 10 Trusted IT Companies in USA 2023

The companies are shortlisted based on many parameters like client reviews, work experience, development skills, average hourly rate, project size, company strength and many more.

Growth, demand, ROI, and achieving goals are the things that every business desires to achieve quickly. One of the more reliable ways to achieve them is by stepping into the digital world with the help of IT companies. IT companies offer various services and solutions to businesses that can help them to enhance their working ability and services making it accurate to match the international level.

As each stage of the business demands expertise in different technologies, reaching out to top IT companies seems to be the best option to get accurate results. IT companies offer digital solutions that increase sales, define goals, manage stock, enhance skills, and more with minimal effort. They make sure to enhance every stage of business starting from the management to sales to make it more efficient and effortless which saves a lot of time and is valuable for all businesses. 

As there are tons of IT companies available offering top-notch services to the businesses out there, it becomes a task to sort the top IT companies which have the knowledge and experience to handle any situation.

To make your work easy made a list of the top 10 IT companies in USA browsing the companies located in different cities such as Florida, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and more.

The companies are shortlisted based on many parameters like client reviews, work experience, development skills, average hourly rate, project size, company strength and many more.

The List of Top 10 Popular IT Companies in USA 2023

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