October 01, 2003
Meetings & Conventions: Newsline

October 2003

Edited by Martha Cooke


Breaking News
Adam's Mark Houston to become a Marriott next year... Dallas CVB selects new president and CEO... Hong Kong tourism figures show rebound from SARS... Walt Disney World adds attractions... and much more

Hotels Credit Groups by Rate, Not Rooms
Online discounts push hoteliers to calculate attrition by dollars

Hotels Weather Blackout
Massive power outage tests effectiveness of contingency plans

Conrad Hotels Come to the United States
Hilton president Dieter Huckestein discusses expanding the five-star brand in America

Agency Acquisition Raises Concerns
If the proposed Amex/Rosenbluth deal is approved, will corporate clients suffer?

Latin American Program Thrives
An ambitious program to educate planners and hotel convention services staff is paying off

On Location: Aboard the gleaming new Carnival Glory

City Beat
Ithaca, N.Y.
Downtown Developments

Yakima, Wash.
Convention Center Expands


Status reports on hotel developments...The San Francisco Marriott wraps up a $33 million renovation

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