by Cheryl-Anne Sturken | September 01, 2007

Continuing Medical Education registered $2.3 billion in revenues in 2006, an increase of 6 percent over 2005, according to the annual report of the Chicago-based Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.

The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority began considering plans to enlarge the 3-year-old Boston Convention & Exhibition Center this month. The plan calls for developing 22 vacant acres on the BCEC’s 62-acre site.

United Airlines will begin offering lie-flat seats in its international business-class cabins this fall. The carrier estimates it will take up to two and a half years to outfit its entire fleet. The new seating will result in fewer seats, 21 fewer on 747s, which will make snagging an upgrade even more difficult.

Royal Caribbean will implement a new nonsmoking policy effective Jan. 1, 2008. The cruise line will increase its smoke-free areas by designating all staterooms and one lounge on each of its 21 ships as off-limits to smokers.