May 01, 2003
Meetings & Conventions: Newsline

May 2003


Edited by Carla Benini

NEWSLINE

Breaking News
Fort Worth citizens' committee backs new convention hotel... O'Hare expansion approved by Illinois Legislature... Marriott makes a play for bankrupt Aladdin, Las Vegas... New reports predict slow recovery for hospitality industry in 2004... InterContinental Grand Hotel Paris reopens... Walt Disney World raises ticket prices... and much more

SARS Puts Contracts Under a Microscope
Is the fast-spreading illness covered under force majeure?

Insurers Won't Cover War
Terrorism coverage does not apply to Iraqi conflict

AHMA, Reed to Split
Rift leads to competing events

Meeting Rooms Remain Hard-Wired
Chains install Wi-Fi in public areas but bypass meeting space

Planners React Quickly to War
Communication was the key in ensuring meetings continued

Research: Optimism Rules the Day
Most planners are content at work, but pressure is high

On Location:Providence, R.I.

City Beat
Chattanooga
Expansion Rolling Out

Raleigh, N.C.

Money to Spend

INTERNATIONAL FOCUS:Scotland

HOTEL BEAT
Status reports on hotel developments...The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Las Vegas, debuts.

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