September 01, 2002
Meetings & Conventions: Newsline
In Brief
  • BRIAN JONES has been named vice president of sales and marketing, the Americas, for Le Méridien Hotels and Resorts. Before joining Le Méridien, Jones was vice president of national sales offices for Loews Hotels. He is based in New York City.
  • THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES passed a bill in late July that would end the Treasury Department’s nearly 40-year ban on Americans traveling to Cuba. A similar bill, introduced last year, died during Senate negotiations. President Bush is opposed to ending the restrictions.
  • ORBITZ was found not to be in violation of anti-competition guidelines, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. The DOT began monitoring the airline-owned Web site after receiving complaints that it competed unfairly by carrying exclusive offers.
  • KEY3MEDIA, which produces Comdex and other major tech shows, was delisted by the NASDAQ after its stock dropped to $0.05 in late July. In addition, Penton Media, producer of Internet World, announced a revenue drop of 38.2 percent for the second quarter.
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