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Sheraton to Operate Resort in Okinawa, Japan

by Sarah J.F. Braley | December 01, 2015
The rebranding of the 200-room Sunmarina Hotel will take place in 2016.

DoubleDutch Launches Exhibitor Solution, Partners With Freeman

by Michael J. Shapiro | December 01, 2015
A new package offers functionality to help improve exhibitor ROI.

Hilton Confirms Payment Card Security Breach Reported in September

by Michael J. Shapiro | December 01, 2015

The company has taken action to eradicate the malware from its point-of-sale systems.

White House Bolsters Security Measures for Visa Waiver Program

by Loren Edelstein | November 30, 2015
U.S. Travel Association’s Roger Dow issues statement of support.

Amex Global Business Travel Partners with iJET International

by Michael J. Shapiro | November 30, 2015

Customers of Amex Expert Care can use iJET's risk management and response services.

IBTM World Sees Record Number of Appointments

by Michael J. Shapiro | November 25, 2015

The former EIBTM will remain in Barcelona at least through 2020.

Albuquerque CVB Appoints New President/CEO

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | November 24, 2015

Tania Armenta, a 17-year veteran, will take over the post in January.

Amex Forecasts Moderate Supplier Increases in 2016

by Michael J. Shapiro | November 24, 2015
North America is expected to see the largest lodging price hikes.

The 365-Room Steigenberger Opens in Downtown Dubai

by Cheryl-Anne Sturken | November 23, 2015
Property is first from German company Steigenberger Hotel Group.

Swiss International Signs Two-Hotel Deal With Saudi Arabia

by Cheryl-Anne Sturken | November 23, 2015
Both properties set to open in 2016, with more on the way.

Introducing the Northstar Meetings Group Masterclass Series

by Josh Lieberman | November 23, 2015
Meeting planners can earn CMP credit with the new Northstar Meetings Group Masterclass Series.

GBTA Survey: Business Travel to Europe Expected to Remain Largely Unaffected

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | November 23, 2015
More than half of U.S. business-travel buyers polled report no change in their company's travel in the wake of the Paris attacks.


Meetings Industry People

by Allen J. Sheinman | December 01, 2015
The international account manager of the Convention Centre Dublin offers some offbeat tips for visitors to the Irish capital.


MPI Research

Latest findings on planner optimism and trends in live vs. virtual attendance.

Job Satisfaction Is a Mixed Bag

A majority of planners expect to earn more money next year, but others want to change jobs.

Your Job in the New Year

Anticipated changes and wish lists for 2016

30 Seconds to Smart: Do Attendees Care About Green Meetings? (Video)

We asked planners how important on-site conservation efforts are to their meeting attendees.

News Analysis

Planners Most Concerned About Budgets and Workload

A new study of planners with global responsibilities finds budgets and workloads are key concerns.

Development, Occupancy Booming for Airport Hotels

Revenue per available room for the first seven months of the year at airport properties was up by 9.1 percent over the same period in 2014.

DMAI President/CEO Michael Gehrisch Steps Down

He led the destination marketing group for 15 years.

CIC Adds Three Industry Leaders to APEX Committee

Kelly Peacy, Betsy Bondurant and Michael Dominguez will help on trade issues and industry resources.
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