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House Votes to Renew Brand USA

by Sarah J.F. Braley | July 23, 2014
U.S. Travel's signature legislative effort is one step closer to succeeding this year.

Margaritaville Casino in Biloxi to Close in September

by Michael C. Lowe | July 23, 2014
The company cites a dispute with landlords and an inability to secure funding for a hotel.

Tahoe's Horizon Casino Resort to Reopen as Hard Rock

by Michael J. Shapiro | July 23, 2014
The 539-room property should reopen in mid-December.

U.S. Hotels Report Strong RevPAR Growth for June

by Michael J. Shapiro | July 23, 2014
Ten of the top markets enjoyed double-digit increases.

DoubleDutch Adds Live Polling to its Event App

by Michael J. Shapiro | July 23, 2014
Speakers can display real-time results via the app.

Ground Broken on Boise Convention Center Expansion

by Sarah J.F. Braley | July 23, 2014
Construction will add a 15,000-square-foot ballroom and 14,000-square-feet of new meeting space.

Lazy River Opens at The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center

by Sarah J.F. Braley | July 23, 2014
A full renovation and expansion of the property will be finished this fall.

FAA Suspends Flights to Tel Aviv For 24 Hours

by Sarah J.F. Braley | July 22, 2014
A rocket landed within a mile of the airport this morning.

New Westin Coming to The Woodlands Near Houston

by Sarah J.F. Braley | July 18, 2014
The 302-room hotel will have 15,000 square feet of meeting space.

City Council Moves Forward on New Arena for Fort Worth

by Sarah J.F. Braley | July 17, 2014
Recommendations also call for new hotels, including a second headquarters property.

Massachusetts Legislature OKs Funding for BCEC Expansion

by Sarah J.F. Braley | July 17, 2014
The convention center will add another 1.3 million square feet.

Labor Board Rules Against Philly Teamsters, Carpenters

by Michael J. Shapiro | July 16, 2014
The board will not take any action against the Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority.

People

Quick Chat With Helene Lippe, CMP

by Allen J. Sheinman | June 01, 2014
The group services manager for the Hampton (Va.) Convention & Visitor Bureau discusses working with the government market and its tight budget restrictions.

Research

Travel: Love It or Loathe It?

What do planners really think about all the traveling they do? The answers are revealed in the newest poll from M&C Research.

Cities With the Most Expensive Hotel Rooms

The World Hotel Index has released a list of the cities with the most expensive hotels in the world, on average. Geneva, Switzerland, comes in at no. 1 with an...

Planners Elaborate on What They Love, Hate and Miss Most on the Road

Verbatim comments from our July 2014 research survey.

Verdict: We Are Germophobes

Our latest poll makes it official: Meeting planners are, for the most part, germophobes.

News Analysis

Trump Collection to Exceed 30 Hotels by 2020

In an exclusive Q&A, Ivanka Trump talks about the growth of the Trump Collection and her approach to the meetings market.

CEIR Survey Reveals Top Reasons for Attendee Loss

New research from the Center for Exhibition Industry Research finds inconvenient location is the number-one reason for non-attendance at an event.

Pennsylvania Convention Center Moves to Improve Reputation

Four of six labor unions at the facility agree to new work rules and customer rights.

Dorchester Hotels Lose Meetings Over Brunei Laws

Institution of harsh Shari'a laws in the Southeast Asian nation lead to cancelled events at Dorchester Collection hotels, which are owned by the Brunei...

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