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Florida Finance Official Warns Visit Florida Cuts Could Harm State's Bond Rating

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | April 26, 2017
In a letter to legislators, J. Ben Watkins says history shows such cuts directly affect state economies.

Qatar Airways Sees 'Manageable' Decline in Flights to U.S.

by Aya Batrawy, Associated Press | April 26, 2017
The carrier’s CEO hopes President Trump will resist pressure to block Gulf-based airline expansion in U.S.

Mexico Hotel Market Strong, Led by Los Cabos and Mexico City

by Michael J. Shapiro | April 26, 2017
Year-over-year performance was up across the country.

Finally, a Cure for Airplane Hair

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | April 26, 2017
Keep this product on hand for post-flight touch-ups.

Prague Congress Centre Finishes Up High-Tech Upgrades

April 25, 2017
Self check-in kiosks, a new content management system, and holograms are among the new technologies available to groups at the Prague Congress Centre.

First Dual-Branded Westin and Element Complex Debuts in Huntsville, Ala.

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | April 25, 2017
The new 150-room Element by Westin Huntsville is on the upper floors of the 210-room Westin Huntsville.

Wallet-Sized Charger

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | April 25, 2017
This diminutive battery can give your device a jolt.

WiFi Upgraded at Charlotte, N.C., Convention Center

by Sarah J.F. Braley | April 24, 2017
The work is part one of a two-part plan to improve interconnectivity at the North Carolina venue.

Hawaii Tourism Authority Reassures Travelers Concerning Rat Lungworm Disease

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | April 24, 2017
CEO George Szigeti emphasizes that the disease "is very rare and easily preventable."

Seattle's Convention Center Gains LEED Silver Designation

by Sarah J.F. Braley | April 24, 2017
The facility will seek further certification for expansion when it opens in 2020.

JW Marriott Camelback Inn Scottsdale to Add Conference Center in 2018

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | April 24, 2017
The 453-room Arizona resort’s new facility will offer a 15,000-square-foot ballroom.

Make a Good Compression

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | April 24, 2017
These compression socks provide leg and foot comfort on long flights.


Site selection Wisconsin Milwaukee CVB DMO

by Allen J. Sheinman | April 01, 2017
The new convention sales manager for Visit Milwaukee says the city's vibrant waterfront is its best-kept secret.


30 Seconds to Smart: Will Planners Book Trump-Branded Properties? (Video)

We asked planners how the current political climate has affected their site-selection decisions.

30 Seconds to Smart: How the Political Climate Is Affecting Site-Selection (Video)

We asked planners if the current political climate will influence their future site-selection decisions.

30 Seconds to Smart: Trump's Travel Ban and Boycotted Conferences (Video)

We asked planners if they are worried about attendees boycotting their meetings.

30 Seconds to Smart: Has Trump's Travel Ban Affected Meetings? (Video)

We asked planners if their organizations have been affected by the president's executive order.