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DNC Narrows List of Potential Cities to Host 2016 Convention

by Cheryl-Anne Sturken | November 26, 2014
Front-runners are all on the Eastern side of the country.

October Hotel Occupancy, Rates Up Across Americas

by Michael J. Shapiro | November 26, 2014
San Francisco and Mexico City were the top markets.

Renaissance Dallas Opens LEED-Certified Event Space

by Sarah J.F. Braley | November 26, 2014
A new terrace looks out over the city's skyline.

Thompson Miami Beach Debuts

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | November 26, 2014
The 380-room property has 47,000 square feet of meeting space.

JW Marriott to Open Private Island Resort in Venice

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | November 26, 2014
The 266-room property will be the first brand’s first European resort.

Lodge at Vail Completes Renovations

by Sarah J.F. Braley | November 26, 2014
Work at the 160-room hotel encompassed 56 rooms and the public areas.

New Poken Functionality Uses Beacon and NFC Tech

by Michael J. Shapiro | November 26, 2014
Super and Real-Time Touch Points are used to share information and track attendance.

Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive Park Completes $10 Million Renovation

by Michael C. Lowe | November 26, 2014
The property's 300 guest rooms and 16,000 square feet of function space saw improvements.

Crowne Plaza Medellin to Open in 2018 in Colombia

by Michael J. Shapiro | November 26, 2014
The 199-room hotel will be part of an upscale mixed-use complex.

Buyer Backs Out of Plans to Purchase Atlantic City’s Revel

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | November 20, 2014
Brookfield Asset Management was to pay $110 million for the closed gaming resort.

JW Marriott Debuts in Houston

by Sarah J.F. Braley | November 19, 2014
The 328-room downtown hotel features a new spa concept.

Detroit CVB Looks Toward Future as City Emerges From Bankruptcy

by Michael C. Lowe | November 19, 2014
Work continues on several major meetings-related projects.

People

Quick Chat With Marc Lauer

by Allen J. Sheinman | November 01, 2014
The general manager of the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers talks about how the Windy City has changed over the years.

Research

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.

Planners' Best (and Worst) Theme Party Ideas

Planners lets us in on the good and the bad.  

Leisure Appeal: A Priority

Attendees rate the appeal of leisure time.

News Analysis

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.

The Booming Latin American Travel Market

Travel costs to the region likely will rise considerably in 2015, finds a research study, based on strong demand for select-service hotel brands and other...

Wynn Selected for Casino License in Massachusetts

Wynn MA LLC is the winner in the competition to bring a casino resort to Eastern Massachusetts, but the selection awaits voter approval.
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