February 01, 2002
Meetings & Conventions: Newsline

February 2002

Edited by Carla Benini


Breaking News
Grenelefe Golf & Tennis Resort closes in Florida... Mandarin Oriental to build hotel in Washington, D.C.... International flight schedules pick up... Union labor scrutinized in Philadelphia... Four Seasons opens a property on mainland China... Phoenix bows out of race to build stadium... Aston Hotels & Resorts to manage two Hawaii properties... and much more

As Hotel Taxes Drop, Cities Hunt for Cash
CVBs, convention center projects affected

Who Is Buying Tech Tools?
Suppliers say meeting planners remain wary

Air Security Fee Is OK
New harge meetings little resistance from travelers

Travel Suppliers Forced to Merge
Consolidation might be key to survival, say analysts

PCMA: New Programs
The association introduces new initiatives

Chart: The Lodging Industry: Then and Now

On Location:Atlantic City

City Beat
Omaha, Neb.
New hotel planned


Arts Center Opens

INTERNATIONAL FOCUS:Caribbean and the Bahamas

Status reports on hotel developments...Flagship W Hotel opens in New York City

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