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Destination DC Announces Record 2015 Visitation

by Sarah JF Braley | August 26, 2016
The capital city’s tourism statistics and future convention lineup revealed at Annual Marketing Outlook Meeting.

W Seattle Hotel Completes Propertywide Revitalization

by Sarah JF Braley | August 25, 2016
All 425 rooms and meeting spaces were redone.

New Case of Zika Through a Local Mosquito in Florida County

by Associated Press | August 25, 2016
A second person in Palm Beach County has contracted  Zika through a local mosquito.

Hotel Pulitzer in Amsterdam Reopens on the Canal After Renovations

by Sarah J.F. Braley | August 24, 2016
The 225-room property is carved out of 25 connected canal houses.

W Punta de Mita Debuts in Mexico's Riviera Nayarit

August 24, 2016

The property offers stylish, laid-back luxury in a new Punta de Mita development.

St. Regis Resort Coming to Bermuda in 2019

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | August 24, 2016
The 122-room property in St. George’s district will have a casino, meeting space, a spa and a golf course.

CDC Issues Zika-Related Travel Notice for the Bahamas

by Loren G. Edelstein | August 24, 2016
Women who are pregnant are advised to avoid travel to the islands.

Grand Cayman to Host Destination Caribbean 2017

August 24, 2016
The announcement kicked off a packed day of meetings and outings at Destination Caribbean 2016 in Aruba.

Latest Zika News

August 23, 2016
All the news and resources a planner needs for understanding the risks of meeting in Zika-affected destinations

Locally Transmitted Zika Case Confirmed on Florida's West Coast

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | August 23, 2016
Officials do not believe mosquitos are actively spreading the virus in Pinellas County.

Some Destinations Are Benefitting as Travelers and Groups Avoid Zika

by Scott Mayerowitz, Associated Press | August 23, 2016
Bermuda, Las Vegas and others are welcoming diverted business.

Destination Caribbean 2016 Kicks Off in Style

August 23, 2016
Meeting planners, incentive planners, and suppliers gathered in Aruba for the annual event.


global events planning international meetings

by Allen J. Sheinman | August 01, 2016
The founder/CEO of JML Worldwide offers tips for planning overseas events.


Stepping Up Event Security

Planners admit new worries due to recent terror events.

Planners Sound Off on Security at Events

Verbatim responses to our August research topic on event security. 

30 Seconds to Smart: Planners Talk LGBT Rights, Site Selection (Video)

We asked planners about legislation recently passed in North Carolina and Mississippi.

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Your (anonymous) input helps us provide a snapshot of meeting planners' responsibilities, compensation and more.

News Analysis

NBA Relocates 2017 All-Star Game From Charlotte NC

The sports organization makes its move to protest North Carolina's passage of anti-LGBT law.

RNC and DNC Generated $360 Million for Host Cities

Projections by U.S. Travel show Cleveland and Philadelphia each took in $180 million in spend for hosting the presidential conventions.

Getting Online at the Airport

Which major airports offer free WiFi? This chart tells you.

When and Where to Find Hotel Deals

This chart shows the most budget-friendly times to visit top domestic and international cities.
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