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NBA Decides to Relocate 2017 All-Star Game From Charlotte

by Sarah J.F. Braley | July 21, 2016
The organization cites North Carolina's HB2 law curtailing legal protections for the LGBT community.

All Renovations Complete at the Boston Park Plaza

by Sarah J.F. Braley | July 21, 2016
The work at the 1,054-room hotel cost $100 million.

Lanyon Launches New Features, Salesforce Integration

by Michael J. Shapiro | July 20, 2016
More flexibility and improved integration have been built into the latest update.

RNC and DNC Conventions to Create $360M in Direct Spending for Host Cities

by Loren G. Edelstein | July 20, 2016
U.S. Travel stresses impact of meetings with ad campaign aimed at convention-goers.

$90 Billion Spent Annually on Non-Cash Incentives

July 20, 2016
The figure is up 17 percent from 2013, according to the Incentive Federation.

Hawaii's Pacific Beach Hotel in Waikiki Plans $115 Million Redevelopment

July 20, 2016
Work at the 839-room property will be completed in fall 2017.

Scotland’s First W Hotel to Open in Edinburgh in 2021

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | July 19, 2016
The 214-room property will be part of a 1.7-million-square-foot retail, entertainment and residential development.

FAA Lifts Ban on Air Travel to/From Turkey

by Allen J. Sheinman | July 19, 2016
The U.S. State Department declares "normal flight operations have resumed."

Delta Launches Program to Link Corporate Meetings and Business Travel

by Michael J. Shapiro | July 18, 2016
Delta Edge Meetings gives corporate customers credit for meetings travel.

FAA Prohibits U.S. Carriers From Flying to or From Turkey

by Loren G. Edelstein | July 18, 2016

U.S. Department of State issues travel warning.

GroundLink Launches Near-Demand Service in Five New Destinations

by Loren G. Edelstein | July 18, 2016
The car service is expanding its guarantee of rides in 20 minutes or less.

GBTA's 2017 Global Travel Price Outlook Calls for Flat Pricing, Increased Risks

by Michael J. Shapiro | July 15, 2016
Travel buyers will need to be nimble and flexible next year.

People

Ralph Scatena workplace organization

by Allen J. Sheinman | July 01, 2016
The newly appointed general manager of the 2,009-room Orlando World Center Marriott tells how he keeps organized.

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30 Seconds to Smart: Controversial Laws and Meetings Cancellations (Video)

We asked planners about their organizations’ stance on meeting in states with such laws.

30 Seconds to Smart: Will Planners Avoid States With Perceived Anti-LGBT Laws? (Video)

We asked planners if they will avoid meeting in states with laws that some believe are discriminatory.

30 Seconds to Smart: How Controversial Laws Affect Site Selection (Video)

We asked planners if site selection should be influenced by laws some attendees might consider discriminatory.

News Analysis

When and Where to Find Hotel Deals

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

Election Is Hot Topic at NYU Hospitality Conference

Participants ponder the possibility of a hotelier becoming president.

MPI Unveils New Tiered Membership Structure

Meeting Professionals International has restructured its membership model, offering a new three-tiered program for joining.

AH&LA Takes Aim at Sharing-Economy Lodging

The American Hotel & Lodging Association makes the regulation of lodging platforms such as Airbnb a key point in its 2016 Policy Agenda.
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