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Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Hosted Record Number of Visitors Last Year

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | April 23, 2015
The region welcomed 14.3 million visitors who spent $11.4 billion.

Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board Reverses Decision, Will Hold Hearings for Locked-Out Unions

by Michael J. Shapiro | April 22, 2015
Two unions at the convention center have demanded an investigation into that reversal.

Group Travel Reservations For Next Four Quarters Is Up 13 Percent, Says TravelClick

by Michael J. Shapiro | April 22, 2015
For the second quarter, group ADR is 4 percent higher than Q2 last year.

Georgia to Add $5 Nightly Hotel Fee as of July 1

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | April 22, 2015
The funds would be used to improve the state’s transportation network.

Anaheim Convention Center Breaks Ground on Expansion

by Michael C. Lowe | April 22, 2015
The $180 million project will add 200,000 square feet of function space.

'My Compliance Wizard' Will Be Resource for Health Care, Pharma Regs

by Michael J. Shapiro | April 22, 2015
The collaboration between BusyEvent Mobile and Pat Schaumann will go live in May.

PGA National Resort Achieves Green Certification

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | April 22, 2015
Property is cited in the venues and accommodations categories.

The JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar Debuts With 585 Guest Rooms

by Michael C. Lowe | April 22, 2015
The luxury property includes a 10,000-square-foot pillarless ballroom.

Ireland’s Ashford Castle Reopens Following $75 Million Revamp

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | April 22, 2015
Historic property adds a 32-seat theater and Wi-Fi; spa to debut this summer.

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.

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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