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Lodging Fees Could Climb by 5 Percent This Year

by Michael J. Shapiro | September 01, 2015
Hotels are forecast to collect a record $2.47 billion.

Daily Rate Growth, Record Occupancy Drive PwC Hotel Outlook

by Michael J. Shapiro | September 01, 2015
Average daily rate is forecast to rise by 5 percent this year.

M&C’s Interact Ends on High Note in New Orleans

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | September 01, 2015
Participants experienced a warm welcome from the Big Easy; education was a highlight

Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta to Unveil Convention Center(1)

by Michael J. Shapiro | September 01, 2015
The 12,900-square-foot venue will be one of the largest in the region.

Airbnb to Collect Tourist Taxes in Paris

by Cheryl-Anne Sturken | September 01, 2015
The online home-rental site announced it will change its policy in October.

The Wanda Realm Fuyang Opens 286-room Hotel in Chinese City of Fuyang

by Cheryl-Anne Sturken | September 01, 2015
The property has a 12,000-square-foot ballroom.

New York Palace in Midtown Manhattan Rebranded as a LOTTE Hotel

by Cheryl-Anne Sturken | September 01, 2015
The property was purchased by the Korean Hotel Chain earlier this year for $805 million.

DMAI Executive Vice President Karen Gonzales Resigns

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | September 01, 2015
The executive vice president of sales and business development had been with the organization since 2007.

Overseas Hotels Show Increases in Major Metrics Over Past Year

by Cheryl-Anne Sturken | August 31, 2015
STR Global report finds boosts in Asia Pacific, Europe and Middle East/Africa

Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort to Add 400 Rooms by 2017

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | August 31, 2015

Two new towers will give the Orlando property a total of 2,200 guest rooms.

Sustained Occupancy, RevPAR Growth Projected Through 2018

by Michael J. Shapiro | August 27, 2015
U.S. hotel occupancy could rise to 73.7 percent in the next three years.

Zentila Venue Search Teams With Certain's Meetings Management System

by Michael J. Shapiro | August 27, 2015
Zentila's sourcing and booking platform now integrates with Certain's platform.

People

DMAI Executive Vice President Karen Gonzales Resigns

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | September 01, 2015
The executive vice president of sales and business development had been with the organization since 2007.

Research

Smaller Cities Edge Up List of Top 50 Meeting Cities

Orlando, Las Vegas and Chicago top the list, but some surprises follow.

How Do You Choose Speakers?

Planners weigh in on how they choose speakers.

What Work/Life Balance?

M&C's latest poll covers the work/life balance (hint: It's out of whack).

Planners Confirm: Downtime Is a Myth

Planners' verbatim answers to M&C's June 2015 Research.

News Analysis

Thailand's Tourism Recovery in Jeopardy

The recent bombing in Bangkok threatens to derail efforts to attract visitors.

MPI Refocuses on Education

The association presents a number of new initiatives aimed at furthering members' careers.

Industry Reacts to Trump's Remarks on Immigrants

Two chefs pull plans for restaurants at D.C. Hotel

San Francisco Tops List of Highest Hotel Rates

Geneva, Switzerland, and Milan, Italy, came in second and third.

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