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MeetGreen Partners With TerraPass to Help Reduce Carbon Footprint of Meetings

by Sarah J.F. Braley | March 30, 2015
New carbon calculator now available at

Fairmont Hotels to Purchase Grand Del Mar in San Diego

by Michael C. Lowe | March 27, 2015
The 249-room property will be rebranded as Fairmont Grand Del Mar.

Renovations Complete at Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort

by Sarah J.F. Braley | March 27, 2015
All 323 suites were redone in the $17 million project.

Hyatt Convention Alliance Aims for Multiyear Bookings

by Michael J. Shapiro | March 27, 2015
Ten large convention hotels team up to ease sharing of group logistics.

Following Germanwings Crash, Foreign Airlines to Require Two Crew Members in Cockpit

by Michael J. Shapiro | March 26, 2015
At least four airlines have announced new rules.

U.S. Travelers Would Pay More to Improve Air Travel Experience, Survey Finds

by Michael J. Shapiro | March 25, 2015
The U.S. Travel Association advocates an update to the Passenger Facility Charge.

Study: Federal Employee Say Collaboration Is Best Done Face-to-Face

by Sarah J.F. Braley | March 25, 2015
Research from Meetings Mean Business queried 100 government workers.

Bankruptcy Judge Rejects Opposition to $82 Million Deal for Atlantic City's Revel

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | March 25, 2015
The sale could be approved at a hearing set for April 2.

First Casino Resort in Massachusetts, MGM Springfield, Breaks Ground

by Sarah J.F. Braley | March 25, 2015
The $800 million project includes a hotel, spa, bowling alley and movie theater

Marriott Reduces Water Usage in Hotels Worldwide

by Michael J. Shapiro | March 25, 2015
The company's global water intensity is 16.3 percent lower than it was in 2007.

CEIR Releases Studies on Exhibition Organizers' Use of Data

by Michael C. Lowe | March 25, 2015
The two reports are available for download on CEIR's website.

PCMA Names New Chief Financial Officer

by Michael J. Shapiro | March 25, 2015
Arlis Whalum will play a key role in the organization's strategic planning.


Quick Chat With Cate Farmer

by | March 01, 2015
The general manager of the soon-to-open Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale sums up her property's philosophy toward groups.


Planners Hate Paying for Wi-Fi

We offer statistical proof that meeting planners hate paying for Wi-Fi in hotels.

Planners Sound Off on Hotel Wi-Fi

What's wrong with the current state (and cost) of connectivity?

How Helpful Are Online RFPs?

What do planners think about online requests for proposal? Our latest poll reveals all.

What You Hate About eRFPs

Planners sound off on how the process could be improved.

News Analysis

Starwood Shakes Things Up

The hotel chain looks to the future after the resignation of CEO Fritz van Paasschen.

New Deal for Atlantic City's Revel?

Just days after a second agreement to buy the shuttered casino resort was voided, a new deal -- with the same buyer -- was announced.

Best Destinations for Free Hotel Wi-Fi

Here are the top cities in the United States, and around the globe, for complimentary Wi-Fi in hotel rooms.

Bullish on Cuba

The incentive industry finds much to get excited about with a thaw in the U.S.-Cuba relationship.