July 01, 2002
Meetings & Conventions: Newsline

July 2002

Edited by Carla Benini


Breaking News
Hotel strikes loom in Chicago and Honolulu... Car rental company files for bankruptcy... Starwood sells Sardinia properties... Expanded convention center opens in Reno... Sale of Harrison Conference Centers to Aramark completed... and much more

Financing Stalls Headquarters Hotels
Skittish investors keep convention center properties in limbo

Orbitz Faces Legal Probe
Government and travel agencies claim oligarchy

Trade Shows Test Suite Alternative
Show managers look to lure exhibitors back to the convention center

Online Fares Undermine Contracts
Business travelers bypassing designated travel agents

On Location:Melbourne

City Beat
El Paso, Texas
Center reopens

Columbus, Ohio

Debate on new hotel


Status reports on hotel developments...The Peabody Memphis upgrades its eateries

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