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Another Event Pulls Out of North Carolina Over Anti-LGBT Bill

by Sarah J.F. Braley | April 29, 2016
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation's racial-healing gathering will announce its new destination soon.

NCAA Adopts New Requirement to Prevent Discrimination at NCAA Events

by Cheryl-Anne Sturken | April 29, 2016
Criteria will be added to site-selection process to promote inclusiveness.

Amendment Passes Repealing Per-Diem Rate Cuts for Defense Department Personnel

by Cheryl-Anne Sturken | April 29, 2016
Extensive efforts of the AH&LA were instrumental in overturning the "ill-conceived cuts."

Group-Revenue Pace Up 7 Percent at Marriott for the Rest of 2016

by Michael J. Shapiro | April 28, 2016
The hotel company's Q1 earnings exceded expectations.

ASAE to Launch New Event in 2017, Replacing Springtime Expo

by Sarah J.F. Braley | April 28, 2016
The Xperience Design Project will take place next May.

Carlson Hotels Sold to HNA Tourism Group

by Michael J. Shapiro | April 28, 2016

The Beijing-based company wants to accelerate the growth of Carlson's brands.

JetBlue Boosts Service Between Boston and New York Area

by Sarah J.F. Braley | April 28, 2016
The carrier also is expanding flights from Newark Liberty to top Florida destinations.

Lansdowne Resort and Spa Revamps All 296 Guest Rooms With Wine-Inspired Décor

by Sarah J.F. Braley | April 27, 2016
The Leesburg, Va., property also plans to refresh its dining options.

Kimpton Makes Carolinas Debut in Winston-Salem

April 27, 2016
The 174-room Cardinal Hotel features more than 6,300 square feet of event space.

Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre to Open Phase One in August

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | April 27, 2016
The Middle East nation also has launched its first convention and visitors bureau.

New Kimpton Hotel to Debut in Washington, D.C., Tomorrow

by Sarah J.F. Braley | April 27, 2016
The 178-room Mason & Rook Hotel offers 4,000 square feet of meeting space.

Fairmont to Anchor New Costa Canuva Development in Mexico's Riviera Nayarit

by Michael J. Shapiro | April 27, 2016

The resort community will feature the first Greg Norman/Lorena Ochoa-designed golf course.

People

Interview David Gabi ALHI Associated Luxury Hotels International

by Allen J. Sheinman | May 01, 2016
The CEO of Associated Luxury Hotels International reveals the biggest change he's seen in the industry since ALHI was founded 30 years ago.

Research

How Much Does a Hotel Brand Matter?

A majority of respondents to the latest M&C Research poll say brand affiliation is important when selecting a meeting hotel.

Bedbugs: Still Biting at Hotels

A majority of planners say the pesky insects remain an important concern.

How Planners Battle Bedbugs

Research respondents sound off on how they handle infestations, and what precautions they take in hotels.

30 Seconds to Smart: Have Planner-Supplier Relationships Changed? (Video)

We asked planners about their relationships with suppliers.

News Analysis

Industry Backlash Against Anti-LGBT Laws Continues

The pressure is on in Mississippi and North Carolina as groups cancel events and meetings-industry executives protest what they deem discriminatory legislation.

10 Most Expensive Cities for Business Travel

San Francisco, New York and Boston top the list of costliest metropolitan destinations in the U.S.

Hotels, Airlines and Cruises Make Deals to Enter Cuba

Hospitality and travel companies flock to long-embargoed Caribbean nation.

MPI Plans Innovative Elements for World Education Congress

New general session design and more will be highlights at June 11-14 event in Atlantic City.

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