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Zika Cases Reach 4,866 in U.S. and 35,415 in Territories, Primarily Puerto Rico

by Allen J. Sheinman | January 13, 2017
Per new CDC statistics, 210 locally acquired cases occurred in Florida, six in Texas.

MCI's Black Flower Agency Acquires Experiential Marketing Firm In House Ideas

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | January 13, 2017
The Miami-based In House Ideas specializes in fashion, arts, real estate, publishing, hospitality, and health and fitness brands.

New Coalition Forms to Battle Texas' Proposed Bathroom Bill

by Sarah J.F. Braley | January 12, 2017
PCMA and ASAE are among the organizations speaking out against the legislation.

Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB Issues Statement on Airport Shooting

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | January 11, 2017
The president and CEO emphasizes "Greater Fort Lauderdale's spirit is resilient and strong."

HelmsBriscoe Had Banner Year in 2016

by Allen J. Sheinman | January 10, 2017
Meetings-procurement firm booked a record $1.2 billion in room revenue.

Visit Florida Appoints New CEO

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | January 10, 2017
Announcement follows resignation of former head in the wake of the organization's controversial $1 million marketing contract with rapper Pitbull.

PCMA Convening Leaders Kicks Off in Austin

by Michael J. Shapiro | January 10, 2017
Attendance at the organization's annual meeting is likely to be the highest to date.

DMAI Unveils Business Plan for 2017

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | January 10, 2017
Group also announces summit dates, including the new Convention Services Summit.

New Travel Trends Index: Can a 'Trump Bump' Account for Surging Travel Forecasts?

by Allen J. Sheinman | January 10, 2017
Domestic business travel accelerates post-election, defying expectations.

Controversial Bathroom Bill Introduced in Texas

by Sarah J.F. Braley | January 06, 2017
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced the bill at a press conference Jan. 5.

Carnival CEO Unveils Cruise Firm’s Wearable Device During CES Keynote

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | January 06, 2017
Arnold Donald says Ocean Medallion "potentially redefines travel as we know it."

Nashville's Music City Center to Expand Concourse, Prefunction Space

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | January 05, 2017
The city's Convention Center Authority has approved a $19.9 million budget to add more than 11,000 square feet.

People

Hotels people dining

by Allen J. Sheinman | January 01, 2017
The new restaurant manager of The Carillon at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center in Austin, Texas, describes her most memorable meal.

Research

30 Seconds to Smart: The Importance of Cost-Containment to Planners (Video)

We asked planners how they prioritize cost-cutting when it comes to meeting planning.

30 Seconds to Smart: 2017 vs. 2016 Meeting Budgets (Video)

We asked planners how they expect their overall meeting budgets to change year-over-year.

Will Trump Hinder Meetings?

Many respondents to M&C's latest poll worry that the new administration will deter visitors to the U.S.

30 Seconds to Smart: Planners' Favorite Event Themes (Video)

We asked planners to recount their favorite meeting and event theme ideas.