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Groupize Integrates With Concur for End-to-End Meetings Management

by Michael J. Shapiro | February 23, 2017
The Groupize Meetings app is now available in the Concur App Center.

IRF Study Reveals Moderate Optimism for Economy's Effect on Industry, Increased Budgets for Incentives

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | February 23, 2017
The 2017 Outlook Study marks the debut of the IRF's new research metric, the "net optimism score."

Zika? It Hasn't Gone Away, But Some Travelers Are Shrugging

by Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press | February 23, 2017
The mosquito-borne virus has faded from the headlines as new cases fade in the cooler months.

United, American Begin Selling Cheaper Economy-Class Fare

by David Koenig, Associated Press | February 22, 2017
The legacy carriers are battling the discount airlines for budget-conscious travelers.

San Francisco Hotels Look Elsewhere for Business as Moscone Expansion Causes Cancellations

by Cheryl-Anne Sturken | February 22, 2017
Properties work to make up an estimated 490,000 room nights lost due to partial closing of convention center.

U.S. Hotels Report Rising RevPAR, Record Occupancy for January

by Michael J. Shapiro | February 21, 2017
Revenue per available room has increased year-over-year for 83 straight months.

Florida House Proposes 67 Percent Cut to Visit Florida Budget

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | February 21, 2017
Latest proposal calls for the DMO to become part of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, and to have more government oversight.

MGM Resorts Lands Mega-Sized Microsoft Meeting

February 17, 2017
The meeting, which will have up to 30,000 participants, is the largest single-corporation meeting ever hosted by MGM Resorts.

France Tourism Officials: Bookings Up in Q1 2017; Eiffel Tower Glass Wall Necessary

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | February 17, 2017
More U.S. travelers are headed to France in 2017 than were at this time last year.

Walt Disney World Bolsters WiFi, Launches Major Expansion at Coronado Springs Resort

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | February 17, 2017
Also in the works: a 28,000-square-foot convention center expansion at Disney's Yacht Club and Beach Resort.

Delta Reintroduces Free Meals in Coach in 12 Markets

by Loren G. Edelstein | February 17, 2017
The move is part an effort to enhance the customer experience in the main cabin.

Texas Supports Reinstatement of Trump Administration's Travel Ban

by Sarah J.F. Braley | February 16, 2017
The Lone Star State's attorney general filed an amicus brief Wednesday with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

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

M&C Research Extra: Young Planners Share Ambitions; Others Note Pros/Cons of Working With Newbies

Millennials value work/life balance and professional advancement.

What Do Millennials Bring to the Meetings Industry?

This M&C poll looks at multigenerational job plans and priorities.

30 Seconds to Smart: Planners' Favorite Cost-Cutting Tips (Video)

We asked planners how they save money on meetings and events.

30 Seconds to Smart: Planners' Professional Creativity, Negotiating Skills (Video)

We asked planners how they rate their own creativity and negotiating skills.