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Elise Schoening

Elise Schoening

Associate Editor, Meetings Group

Elise serves as associate editor for Northstar’s Meetings Group publications. She earned her B.A. in journalism and professional writing from The College of New Jersey (with a triple minor in communications, marketing and gender studies). She has written for the Asbury Park Press, NJ.com and Demand Gen Report. When she’s not working, Elise can be found reading a book or planning her next travel destination.

What Elise Covers

In the United States: Florida, Kentucky, Tennessee, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, W. Virginia, D.C., New England (CT, ME, MA, NH and RI)

Internationally: Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Russia, Scandinavia

Industry Segments: Med/Pharma, conference centers, convention centers

The Latest From Elise

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What's Open in Orlando Right Now
Still following Florida's gathering restrictions, many hotels, theme parks and meeting venues are... Read More
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The Latest Updates on International Gathering and Travel Restrictions
This country-by-country roundup features regulations on gathering and other updates as the... Read More
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The Latest on Hotel Reopenings and Closings Due to Covid-19
A look at movement on the hotel front, including job losses, hotel-company trends, bankruptcies and... Read More
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The Latest CDC Guidelines for Events
The recommendations cover key actions to prevent the spread of the virus, as well as considerations... Read More
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Travel Industry Embraces Biden's Proposed $1.9 Trillion 'American Rescue Plan'
The relief package includes stimulus checks, aid for small businesses and funding for a national... Read More
Destinations International Releases Roadmap for Enhancing Diversity in 2021
Destinations International Releases Roadmap for Enhancing Diversity in 2021
New initiatives include a supplier diversity index, an inclusive marketing toolkit, classes on... Read More
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More Convention Centers, Hotels and Airports Earn GBAC Star Cleaning Accreditation
Venues in Texas, Oregon, Idaho, Ohio and New Jersey are among the latest to complete the coronavirus... Read More
State-by-State Status Updates on Gathering Restrictions
State-by-State Status Updates on Gathering Restrictions
When will large events be allowed to take place? Here are the latest updates from each state.... Read More
Travel Industry Responds to Violence at U.S. Capitol
Travel Industry Responds to Violence at U.S. Capitol
Marriott's president and CEO issued a scathing statement of the riots, while Michael Dominguez of ALHI... Read More
Congress Passes $900 Billion Stimulus Deal; CVBs Eligible for PPP
Congress Passes $900 Billion Stimulus Deal; CVBs Eligible for PPP
After initially railing against the stimulus package, President Trump signed the bill into law —... Read More
Airline Safety: Contact Tracing, Covid Testing and Temperature Checks
Airline Safety: Contact Tracing, Covid Testing and Temperature Checks
All airlines have put new health-and-safety regulations in place to protect passengers and crew.... Read More
Where In-Person Meetings Are Happening Now
Where In-Person Meetings Are Happening Now
Updated Dec. 21, 2020. Face-to-face gatherings are taking place around the country — and... Read More
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Meeting Planners Share Success Stories, Top Tips for Hosting Events in 2021
Northstar Meetings Group's Small Meetings & Distinctive Venues digital event brought together 65... Read More
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Hospitality and Leisure Industry Unemployment More Than Double the National Average
Recovery has slowed over the past three months, with the number of new jobs added falling from 413,000... Read More
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Stella Awards Virtual Showcase Celebrates Meeting Industry’s Best Hotels and Destinations
Updated. Dec. 7, 2020. Event professionals from around the world came together online to support... Read More
GBTA Completes Acquisition of ACTE Assets
GBTA Completes Acquisition of ACTE Assets
The Association of Corporate Travel Executives ceased operations and filed for bankruptcy in July.... Read More
Visit North Carolina Uses CARES Act Funds to Bring Back Meetings Safely
Visit North Carolina Uses CARES Act Funds to Bring Back Meetings Safely
Updated Nov. 18, 2020. The next event in the state's three-day digital trade show series, taking place... Read More
Hervé Sedky Named President and CEO of Emerald
Hervé Sedky Named President and CEO of Emerald
The industry veteran was previously president of Reed Exhibitions.... Read More
MPI Wraps Up Its First Hybrid World Education Congress
MPI Wraps Up Its First Hybrid World Education Congress
The association's flagship event brought together more than 600 in-person attendees in Grapevine,... Read More
Digital Event Prepares Planners for Safe In-Person Meetings, Hybrid Success
Digital Event Prepares Planners for Safe In-Person Meetings, Hybrid Success
Speakers at Northstar's Destination Southeast discussed health measures for meeting face-to-face,... Read More