Some 225 destination management company executives and their clients gathered in Boston July 31–Aug 3 for the 3rd Annual Hosts Global Alliance Forum. The forum presents high-level education, creative networking and activities, and one-on-one appointments, all wrapped up in the “H Factor.” As a guiding principle of the alliance, the H Factor refers of course to “Hosts” but also to heart, happiness, hospitality, being hip, and making clients look like heroes. Hosts Global Alliance is a worldwide consortium of select DMCs that serves more than 190 destinations globally. This year’s host hotel was the Royal Sonesta Boston. Find more about Hosts Global Alliance here and more about the HGA Forum here.