White Papers

NCAA Set to Plan Championships for 2018-2022, Will Shun N.C. if HB2 Isn’t Repealed

by Associated Press | March 24, 2017
The site-selection process begins next week; decisions will be announced on April 18.

Some Will Change Plans in Light of Travel Ban, GroundLink Survey Finds

by Michael J. Shapiro | March 24, 2017
More than half will avoid travel to Middle East; 7 percent will avoid international travel altogether.

Construction Begins on $80 Million Mohegan Sun Expo Center

March 24, 2017
When finished, the casino resort will have more than 275,000 square feet of meeting space.

Nation's Only Airport-to-Ski-Slope Train a Hit This Season

by Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press | March 24, 2017
Amtrak and Winter Park executives are considering expanding the service.

Ground Finally to Be Broken on Westin HQ Hotel in Irving, Texas

by Sarah J.F. Braley | March 24, 2017
Long-awaited 350-room property, opening in late 2018, will have 16,000 square feet of meeting space.

Cute Clutch

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | March 24, 2017
Here's one way to keep small stuff corralled.

Greasing the Wheels

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | March 24, 2017
These resources help you incorporate biking into your next business trip.

Following $1M Renovation, Baltimore’s Pier 5 Hotel Joins Curio Collection by Hilton

by Sarah J.F. Braley | March 23, 2017
The 66-room Inner Harbour hotel offers 7,400 square feet of event space.

Rosewood Hoi An to Debut in Vietnam in 2019

by Michael J. Shapiro | March 23, 2017
The luxury hotel will be part of the beachfront Hoiana resort development.

Brand USA Research Shows Politics' Effect on Inbound International Travel

by Sarah J.F. Braley | March 23, 2017
The number of people who want to visit the U.S. has declined only slightly.

London Mayor Reassures Visitors in Aftermath of Terror Attack

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | March 23, 2017
Following the attack that killed five and wounded more than 40, Sadiq Khan says, "Londoners will never be cowed by terrorism."

People

Site selection Florida Kissimmee CVB DMO

by Allen J. Sheinman | March 01, 2017
The new director of sales for Experience Kissimmee in Florida offers her take on the best way to enjoy this Central Florida city.

Research

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.

Facing Tighter Borders

Planners express travel issues, worry for future meetings in latest M&C poll.