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Latest Zika News

August 23, 2016
All the news and resources a planner needs for understanding the risks of meeting in Zika-affected destinations

Locally Transmitted Zika Case Confirmed on Florida's West Coast

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | August 23, 2016
Officials do not believe mosquitos are actively spreading the virus in Pinellas County.

Some Destinations Are Benefitting as Travelers and Groups Avoid Zika

by Scott Mayerowitz, Associated Press | August 23, 2016
Bermuda, Las Vegas and others are welcoming diverted business.

Destination Caribbean 2016 Kicks Off in Style

August 23, 2016
Meeting planners, incentive planners, and suppliers gathered in Aruba for the annual event.

IBTM World to Again Offer Educational Sessions on Show Floor

by Michael J. Shapiro | August 23, 2016

The ACS Knowledge Village will offer back-to-back sessions for the duration of the exhibition.

ILEA Announces 2016 Esprit Award Winners

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | August 23, 2016
The events organization celebrated recipients at its annual meeting, held in Austin last week.

Baton Rouge Convention Center, Hotels Spared From Floods

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | August 23, 2016

The River Center is serving as a shelter, while most hotel rooms are occupied by flood victims and government and rescue workers.

 

Creature Feature

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | August 23, 2016
This accessory makes luggage easy to spot.

New Association for LGBT Meeting Planners Announced

by Sarah J.F. Braley | August 22, 2016
An inaugural mid-Atlantic conference is being planned for fall 2017 in Atlantic City.

July Sees Biggest Hotel Rate Increase, Steepest Occupancy Drop This Year

by Michael J. Shapiro | August 22, 2016
Average daily rate was up by 3.6 percent, despite a 1 percent drop in occupancy.

Event Leadership Institute Survey Reveals How Much Independent Planners Charge

August 22, 2016
Approximately half of planners charge a flat fee, and most make $5,000 or less per event.

Officials: Zika Won't Hurt South Florida Tourism in Long Run

by Jennifer Kay, Associated Press | August 22, 2016
A convention coming in September is adding repellant to goody bags.

People

global events planning international meetings

by Allen J. Sheinman | August 01, 2016
The founder/CEO of JML Worldwide offers tips for planning overseas events.

Research

Stepping Up Event Security

Planners admit new worries due to recent terror events.

Planners Sound Off on Security at Events

Verbatim responses to our August research topic on event security. 

30 Seconds to Smart: Planners Talk LGBT Rights, Site Selection (Video)

We asked planners about legislation recently passed in North Carolina and Mississippi.

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Latest Zika News

All the news and resources a planner needs for understanding the risks of meeting in Zika-affected destinations

Locally Transmitted Zika Case Confirmed on Florida's West Coast

Officials do not believe mosquitos are actively spreading the virus in Pinellas County.

Some Destinations Are Benefitting as Travelers and Groups Avoid Zika

Bermuda, Las Vegas and others are welcoming diverted business.

Destination Caribbean 2016 Kicks Off in Style

Meeting planners, incentive planners, and suppliers gathered in Aruba for the annual event.

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