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Interact Southeast, M&C's Newest Hosted-Buyer Event, Debuts

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | April 17, 2015
Featured speakers were generational expert Hannah Ubl and industry attorney Jonathan T. Howe.

IRF Releases Top 7 Incentive Travel Statistics

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | April 17, 2015
Among key facts: 46 percent of U.S. businesses use incentive travel.

IACC Americas Conference Wraps Up in Fort Lauderdale

by Sarah J.F. Braley | April 17, 2015
More than 200 attendees gathered for the conference center event.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Launches 'Tribute Portfolio' of Independent Hotels

by Loren G. Edelstein | April 16, 2015
The chain’s 10th brand will feature unique properties in the upper upscale segment.

CEIR and SISO Release Report on Young Professional Exhibitor Preferences

by Michael C. Lowe | April 15, 2015
Nearly all young exhibitors find value in exhibiting, according to the study.

U.S. Hotel Construction Still Surging

by Michael J. Shapiro | April 15, 2015
Developers increasingly are targeting the Upper Upscale segment.

The Safety Risk of Shrinking Airline Seats Questioned by DOT

by Scott Mayerowitz, Associated Press | April 15, 2015
The shrinking space on airplanes might be dangerous for passengers' health and safety.

Hyatt Regency Tysons Corner Opens in Virginia

by Sarah J.F. Braley | April 15, 2015
The 300-room property offers more than 15,000 square feet of meeting space.

U.S. Business Travel Spend Expected to Rise to $295.7 Billion

by Michael J. Shapiro | April 15, 2015
Group business travel volume should surge over the next two years.

Exhibition Industry Grew by 1.8 Percent in 2014, According to CEIR Report

by Michael C. Lowe | April 15, 2015
Continued growth is expected through 2017.

Mondrian SoHo to Drop Morgans Management, Per Court Ruling

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | April 15, 2015
The property will be renamed the Nomo SoHo under new ownership.

Joie de Vivre to Open The Hall in South Beach This Summer

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | April 15, 2015
The 164-room property will be the brand’s first on the East Coast.

People

Meredith Rollins Named Executive Director of PCMA Education Foundation

by Michael J. Shapiro | April 01, 2015
The former PCMA manager rejoins the organization.

Research

Should Politics Matter?

Should politics matter in site selection? A controversial new law in Arkansas prompts M&C's latest planner poll.

Meeting in a Politically Charged Atmosphere

Readers share comments on destinations that pass laws that some citizens perceive as discriminatory.

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?

News Analysis

Hotel Revenues to Rise

A new report says the U.S. lodging industry will enjoy significant growth in revenue per available room over the next two years.

India 2015 Canceled

Reed Exhibitions, owner of the IBTM portfolio of hosted-buyer meetings and incentive events, has canceled this year's IBTM India to retool the event for 2016.

'Religious Freedom' Law Flap Felt in Meetings Industry

Indiana and Arkansas measures cause organizations to threaten to pull their events.

Best Hotels and Airlines on Social Media

A technology company has compiled rankings for hotels and airlines on how well they provide real-time information over social media sites like Facebook.
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