0317 cover
On the Cover

Confronting the Rise of Nationalism

In this special report, M&C examines the unique challenges faced by the meetings industry in the wake of the Trump administration’s attempts to ban visitors from some Muslim-majority countries and build a wall on the border with Mexico.

Confronting the Rise of Nationalism »
Our annual survey finds the casino-hotel industry focused on stepping up its offerings with new and newly renovated accommodations, attractions, and meeting and event venues.

Here are some forward-thinking convention facilities that are working to expand and enhance their infrastructure to meet the modern needs of groups and local communities alike.

Planners express travel issues, worry for future meetings in latest M&C poll.
Properties work to make up an estimated 490,000 room nights lost due to partial closing of convention center.
Revenue per available room has increased year-over-year for 83 straight months.
Canadian industry group is the first non-U.S. entity to execute the MMB licensing agreement.
Destination Guides
Across from the Brown Convention Center, the 1,000-room Marriott Marquis Houston has opened with its own 154,000 square feet of meeting space.
The 200-room Residence Inn Maui Wailea debuted last fall with indoor meeting space, complimentary breakfast and free WiFi.
Stay Another Day
This colorful Missouri city offers myriad fun things to see, eat and do.