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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.

Payment Data Compromised at Some Starwood Hotels

by Michael J. Shapiro | November 20, 2015
Malware infected payment systems at some 50 North American properties.

Starwood's Tribute Portfolio Debuts the Kiroro, Hokkaido

by Sarah J.F. Braley | November 19, 2015
The 282-room property is at the base of the Japan's Kiroro Resort.

Two New Ritz-Carltons Planned for Asia Pacific Region

by Sarah J.F. Braley | November 19, 2015
The hotels will be in Thailand and Japan.

New Design Proposed for MGM Springfield, Mass., Casino Resort

by Sarah J.F. Braley | November 19, 2015
The $950 million plan will be presented to the state's gaming board in December.

New Marriott Marquis Houston on Track for October 2016 Debut

by Sarah J.F. Braley | November 19, 2015
The 1,000-room property by the convention center will have 100,000 square feet of meeting space.


Quick Chat With Jay Marsella

by Allen J. Sheinman | November 01, 2015
The director of sales for the new Marriott Marquis Houston says his home city is surprisingly musical.


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.

30 Seconds to Smart: The Top Green Procedures at Hotels (Video)

We asked planners what green procedures they prefer to have at hotels and more.

Green Meetings: Low Priority?

Planners are divided on the importance of green meetings.

Green Meetings: Not a High Priority

Most planners ask attendees to recycle badges.

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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