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China Fines Several Beijing Ritz-Carlton and Crowne Plaza Hotels Over Rate Hikes

by Cheryl-Anne Sturken | July 29, 2016
The hotels are accused of raising rates following the rollout of a new value-added tax system.

Vista's Cvent Acquisition Could Hit Snag

by Michael J. Shapiro | July 29, 2016

Competition concerns may be a factor in a Department of Justice investigation.

 

Hilton, Marriott and Starwood Release Q2 2016 Results

by Cheryl-Anne Sturken | July 29, 2016
Income held steady, but other metrics were mixed.

AccorHotels Reports a 23 Percent Drop in Profits in First Half of 2016

by Cheryl-Anne Sturken | July 29, 2016

The company blames results on terrorist attacks in France.

Digital Detox

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | July 29, 2016
Block those addictive websites with this useful app.

Suds Server

by Barbara Peterson | July 29, 2016
This double-barreled glass is perfect for beer tastings.

Latest Zika News

July 28, 2016
All the news and resources a planner needs for understanding the risks of meeting in Zika-affected destinations

New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge Unveils $45 Million Refurbishment

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | July 28, 2016
The 667-room property has more than 44,000 square feet of meeting space.

China Sets First-Ever Rules for Ride-Hailing Companies

by Joe McDonald, Associated Press | July 28, 2016
Uber and Didi Chuxing welcome regulations, deemed less restrictive than early drafts.

Four Mysterious Zika Cases in Florida Do Not Appear Travel Related

by Mike Stobbe, Associated Press | July 28, 2016
Health officials fear mosquitos in Florida are now spreading the virus.

Caroline Beteta and Christopher J. Nassetta to Join U.S. Travel Hall of Leaders

by Loren G. Edelstein | July 28, 2016

Both will be officially inducted on Nov. 16 in Washington, D.C.

People

Ralph Scatena workplace organization

by Allen J. Sheinman | July 01, 2016
The newly appointed general manager of the 2,009-room Orlando World Center Marriott tells how he keeps organized.

Research

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

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

Take Our Confidential Salary Survey!

Your (anonymous) input helps us provide a snapshot of meeting planners' responsibilities, compensation and more.

30 Seconds to Smart: Controversial Laws and Meetings Cancellations (Video)

We asked planners about their organizations’ stance on meeting in states with such laws.

30 Seconds to Smart: Will Planners Avoid States With Perceived Anti-LGBT Laws? (Video)

We asked planners if they will avoid meeting in states with laws that some believe are discriminatory.
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China Fines Several Beijing Ritz-Carlton and Crowne Plaza Hotels Over Rate Hikes

The hotels are accused of raising rates following the rollout of a new value-added tax system.

Vista's Cvent Acquisition Could Hit Snag

Competition concerns may be a factor in a Department of Justice investigation.  

Hilton, Marriott and Starwood Release Q2 2016 Results

Income held steady, but other metrics were mixed.

AccorHotels Reports a 23 Percent Drop in Profits in First Half of 2016

The company blames results on terrorist attacks in France.

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