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U.S. Hotel Fees and Surcharges to Hit Another Record High in 2016

by Michael J. Shapiro | August 31, 2016
Hotels will collect $2.55 billion this year, says forecast.

Amex GBT Acquires Travel Tech Provider KDS

by Michael J. Shapiro | August 30, 2016
The travel-management company is beefing up its technology suite for clients.

AC Hotel Guadalajara Marks the Brand's Latin America Debut

by Michael J. Shapiro | August 29, 2016
The 188-room property offers three meeting rooms and the poolside Sky Deck.

CEIR Releases Trade Show Economic Impact Calculator

by Michael J. Shapiro | August 29, 2016
The free resource helps establish consistent exhibition-value assessments.

Zika Virus Infects 41 in Singapore

by Annabelle Liang, Associated Press | August 29, 2016

Officials say several people have recovered, but the virus was transmitted locally.

Destination DC Announces Record 2015 Visitation

by Sarah JF Braley | August 26, 2016
The capital city’s tourism statistics and future convention lineup revealed at Annual Marketing Outlook Meeting.

W Seattle Hotel Completes Propertywide Revitalization

by Sarah JF Braley | August 25, 2016
All 425 rooms and meeting spaces were redone.

New Case of Zika Through a Local Mosquito in Florida County

by Associated Press | August 25, 2016
A second person in Palm Beach County has contracted  Zika through a local mosquito.

Hotel Pulitzer in Amsterdam Reopens on the Canal After Renovations

by Sarah J.F. Braley | August 24, 2016
The 225-room property is carved out of 25 connected canal houses.

W Punta de Mita Debuts in Mexico's Riviera Nayarit

August 24, 2016

The property offers stylish, laid-back luxury in a new Punta de Mita development.

St. Regis Resort Coming to Bermuda in 2019

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | August 24, 2016
The 122-room property in St. George’s district will have a casino, meeting space, a spa and a golf course.

CDC Issues Zika-Related Travel Notice for the Bahamas

by Loren G. Edelstein | August 24, 2016
Women who are pregnant are advised to avoid travel to the islands.


global events planning international meetings

by Allen J. Sheinman | August 01, 2016
The founder/CEO of JML Worldwide offers tips for planning overseas events.


Stepping Up Event Security

Planners admit new worries due to recent terror events.

Planners Sound Off on Security at Events

Verbatim responses to our August research topic on event security. 

30 Seconds to Smart: Planners Talk LGBT Rights, Site Selection (Video)

We asked planners about legislation recently passed in North Carolina and Mississippi.

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Your (anonymous) input helps us provide a snapshot of meeting planners' responsibilities, compensation and more.

News Analysis

NBA Relocates 2017 All-Star Game From Charlotte NC

The sports organization makes its move to protest North Carolina's passage of anti-LGBT law.

RNC and DNC Generated $360 Million for Host Cities

Projections by U.S. Travel show Cleveland and Philadelphia each took in $180 million in spend for hosting the presidential conventions.

Getting Online at the Airport

Which major airports offer free WiFi? This chart tells you.

When and Where to Find Hotel Deals

This chart shows the most budget-friendly times to visit top domestic and international cities.
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