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FreemanXP to Launch Second-Screen Technology With Klowd.com

by Michael J. Shapiro | December 19, 2014
FXP | touch will be available to clients in January 2015.

Le Mériden New Orleans Debuts, Following a Renovation and Rebrand

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | December 19, 2014
The former W Hotel received a $29 million upgrade.

Le Méridien Charlotte Debuts in North Carolina

by Sarah J.F. Braley | December 19, 2014
The former Blake Hotel underwent a multimillion-dollar renovation before being reflagged.

Cuba Viewed by Industry as Exciting New Incentive Destination

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | December 18, 2014
The reversal of U.S. travel restrictions is comparable to the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Atlantic City’s Trump Taj Mahal to Remain Open

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | December 18, 2014
The bankrupt casino was scheduled to close this weekend.

Four Seasons Dublin to Become InterContinental Dublin

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | December 18, 2014
Reflagging will take place Jan. 1.

New York State Names Three Upstate Casino Sites

by Sarah J.F. Braley | December 18, 2014
Gaming board decided not to grant a fourth license because of competition in the region.

CLIA’s Christine Duffy to Lead Carnival Cruise Lines

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | December 17, 2014
Cruise association CEO will begin her new post on Feb. 1.

First North American Meetings Industry Day to Take Place in April

by Sarah J.F. Braley | December 17, 2014
The effort is a collaboration between U.S., Canadian and Mexican advocates.

Starwood's SPG Members to Receive Complimentary Internet

by Michael J. Shapiro | December 17, 2014
Those who book via the chain's digital channels after Feb. 2 are eligible.

Orlando Resort to Add Retail Center With Meeting Space

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | December 17, 2014
Westgate Lakes Retail Village at Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa will open in late 2015.

Revel’s Sale to Brookfield Capital Officially Canceled

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | December 17, 2014
Hearing for second buyer set for next month.

People

Quick Chat With Elena Peroulakis

by Allen J. Sheinman | December 01, 2014
The director of sales and marketing at the new Wyndham Grand Jupiter in Florida discusses the challenges of luring planners to a new property.

Research

Finally, Optimism Reigns

M&C's latest exclusive survey finds that planners expect healthier budgets and more attendees next year.

Planners Tell Us About 2015

Verbatim comments from M&C's 2015 outlook survey.

Event Themes: Yay or Nay?

How planners develop event themes and other theme-related findings from our latest poll.

Charting Current Airline Fees

Here's an update on what major carriers are charging for ticket changes and checked baggage.

News Analysis

Major Hotel Chains Expand Mobile Room Key Initiatives

Starwood launches a pilot program at 10 properties as Hilton expands the functionality of its mobile-app keys.

China-U.S. Visa Extension Could Bolster Economy

Travel- and meetings-industry executives are applauding the recent move by the U.S. and China to enable their citizens to obtain visas valid for up to 10 years.

Ebola and the Crucial Need for Preparedness

Education and planning are key to continued travel, say experts.

Los Cabos Properties Set Reopening Dates

Cleanup efforts are progressing quickly at the Mexican vacation destination in the aftermath of Hurricane Odile.

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