July 01, 2003
Meetings & Conventions: Newsline

July 2003

Edited by Carla Benini


Breaking News
Hawaii Tourism Authority divides marketing among five companies... Delta and United end frequent-flyer reciprocity... New low-fare carrier to launch out of Dulles... Travelocity releases stats on car rental fees... Two Orlando resorts to expand meeting space... FCC amendment ruffles association industry feathers... and much more

New Visa Rules Deter Foreign Attendees
Convention planners say tighter regulations spell disaster for industry

Promising a Healthier Asia
Can added regulations cure a regionwide image problem?

CVBs Suffer Problem of Perception
With bureaus in Cleveland and elsewhere under fire, insiders say ignorance is to blame

Audits: Far From Standard Practice
In a poll, trade show managers say they don't audit their shows - and don't plan to start doing so

Research: Industry Suppliers Should East Up
Findings show meeting planners prefer brief, pertinent and low-key sales pitches

On Location: On board the five-masted Wind Surf in the Caribbean

City Beat
Camden, N.J.
Aquarium Improvements

Portland, Ore.
Convention Center Expansion


Status reports on hotel developments...The new Seattle Marriott Waterfront offers stunning views and compatible meeting space

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