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Travel Community to Congress: Roll Out the Welcome Mat

by Loren G. Edelstein | March 29, 2017
More than 325 industry leaders visited lawmakers, urging them to welcome travelers from abroad.

Etihad, Emirates, Turkish Airlines Offer Solutions for Electronics-Deprived Passengers

by Michael J. Shapiro | March 29, 2017
IATA chief slams in-cabin device bans as unacceptable and damaging to global aviation industry.

Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki and Golf Club Debuts New Look and Name

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | March 29, 2017

The 563-room Prince Waikiki offers upgraded guest rooms, public areas and meeting spaces.


Florida Senate Subcommittee Proposes $76 Million Budget for Visit Florida

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | March 29, 2017
The proposal goes up against a competing House budget bid of just $25 million.

ALHI Opens First European Global Sales Office

by Cheryl-Anne Sturken | March 29, 2017
Hospitality veteran Peter Groom to head the office as executive director of global accounts.

Hilton Now Offers Digital Room Keys at 1,000 Properties

March 28, 2017
Guests can now unlock their rooms using their smartphones at 1,000 Hilton hotels around the world.

London, Paris to Launch Joint Tourism Promotion and Business Initiatives

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | March 28, 2017

Announcement comes the day before the U.K. begins the formal process of withdrawing from the European Union.

American Airlines to Pay $200 Million for Stake in China Southern Airlines

by Joe McDonald, Associated Press | March 28, 2017
The move comes as China is poised to overtake North America as world's biggest air travel market.

13 States Urge Appeals Court to OK Trump Travel Ban

by Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press | March 28, 2017
Petitioners claim it's not a "Muslim ban" and the block on it is "overbroad."

Cvent Goes Global with Top Meetings Hotels Lists

by Michael J. Shapiro | March 28, 2017
Gaylord Opryland takes top honors in the United States.

New Menlo Park Property, Hotel Nia, to Open in 2018

by Michael J. Shapiro | March 27, 2017
The Autograph Collection hotel will offer 20,000 square feet of meeting space in Silicon Valley.

Experience Kissimmee Named Winner of U.S. Travel's Grassroots Travel Champion Award

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | March 27, 2017

D.T. Minich, CEO of Florida's Experience Kissimmee, is cited for his advocacy of travel during the 2016 elections and more.



Site selection Florida Kissimmee CVB DMO

by Allen J. Sheinman | March 01, 2017
The new director of sales for Experience Kissimmee in Florida offers her take on the best way to enjoy this Central Florida city.


30 Seconds to Smart: Will Planners Book Trump-Branded Properties? (Video)

We asked planners how the current political climate has affected their site-selection decisions.

30 Seconds to Smart: How the Political Climate Is Affecting Site-Selection (Video)

We asked planners if the current political climate will influence their future site-selection decisions.

30 Seconds to Smart: Trump's Travel Ban and Boycotted Conferences (Video)

We asked planners if they are worried about attendees boycotting their meetings.

30 Seconds to Smart: Has Trump's Travel Ban Affected Meetings? (Video)

We asked planners if their organizations have been affected by the president's executive order.