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1,400 New Hotel Rooms Under Construction in San Francisco

June 26, 2017
San Francisco is in the middle of a building boom after years with little to no new hotel supply.

Trump Travel Ban Partly Reinstated; Court Arguments Set for Fall

by Mark Sherman, Associated Press | June 26, 2017
A 120-day ban on refugees also will take effect on a limited basis.

Women: Do You Have What It Takes to Become a Leader?

by Sarah J.F. Braley | June 26, 2017
On-Site at MPI's Women in Leadership: Executive Leadership Skills Certificate Course

Loews Will Develop, Operate K.C. Convention Center Hotel

by Michael J. Shapiro | June 22, 2017
The property, formerly slated to be a Hyatt, is expected to debut in 2020.

The Stella Awards Open for Voting

June 22, 2017
More than 1,000 votes were cast by business event professionals within the first 36 hours.

Ritz-Carlton Launches Luxury Yacht and Cruise Collection

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | June 22, 2017
The collection will comprise three vessels offering seven- to 10-day cruises; the first will begin sailing in late 2019.

State-Owned Qatar Airways Seeks 10 Percent Stake in American

by Michelle Chapman, Associated Press | June 22, 2017
The bid, the latest in a global buying spree for the Middle East carrier, comes soon after four neighboring nations cut ties.

Shortage of Seasonal-Worker Visas Threatens Resorts

by Michael J. Shapiro | June 21, 2017
Department of Homeland Security, which could ease the problem, has yet to act.

Q&A: Paul Van Deventer of MPI on Handling Challenges on the Fly

by Sarah F.J. Braley | June 21, 2017

The association's president and CEO spoke with M&C at the WEC annual meeting in Las Vegas.

 

After Warmbier's Death, U.S. Weighs Travel Ban on North Korea

by Josh Lederman, Associated Press | June 21, 2017

Secretary of State Tillerson has the authority to cut off travel to the rogue nation.

Uber Rolls Out In-App Tipping, More Amidst Company Upheaval

by MIchael J. Shapiro | June 21, 2017
CEO Kalanick becomes the latest executive to resign.

Orlando's Orange County Convention Center Proposes Major Expansion

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | June 21, 2017

The project would add 800,000 square feet, including a multipurpose venue, meeting space and a grand concourse, to the North-South Building.

 

People

Site selection Wisconsin Milwaukee CVB DMO

by Allen J. Sheinman | April 01, 2017
The new convention sales manager for Visit Milwaukee says the city's vibrant waterfront is its best-kept secret.

Research

Are You a Planner, Strategist or Other?

Respondents to M&C’s latest poll weigh in on their job title and what they would prefer to be called.

Readers Weigh In: Does 'Meeting Planner' Suffice?

This M&C Research Extra pulls some additional findings from our June survey on job titles.

30 Seconds to Smart: Important Criteria for International Site Selection (Video)

We asked planners what's important when selecting an international meeting destination.

30 Seconds to Smart: How CVBs, DMOs Are Serving International Planners (Video)

We asked planners about services national tourist boards provided for their last international meeting.