December 01, 2002
Meetings & Conventions: Newsline

December 2002

Edited by Carla Benini


Breaking News
PricewaterhouseCoopers announces 2002 hospitality figures and forecasts... Proposed Fort Worth headquarters hotel runs into opposition... Ritz-Carlton teams with site selection firm Helms Briscoe... New executive director named at NBTA... Report concludes Orbitz is not a monopoly... MPI vice president to head Toronto Tourism... New CVB opens in Portugal... and much more

Earlier Moves to Oust Griffin Revealed
Behind the resignation of MPI's president and CEO

Auditing Co. Calls It Quits
ABC Expomark blames economy for dwindling clientele

CVB Changes Hands
Meet the new boss in New Orleans

DOJ Investigates Suits Against Chain
Did Marriott violate terms of a bias case settlement?

Election Results on Tourism Initiatives
A sampling of decisions from around the country

Battling for Business
Convention centers use pricing, perks to lure planners

On Location:Southampton, N.Y.

City Beat
CVB Unveils Contract

Newark, N.J.

Change of Venues


Status reports on hotel developments...Nashville's Gaylor Opryland Resort and Convention Center's $80 million renovation

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