Hotel Beat 10-1-2002

Meetings & Conventions: Newsline

October 2002

Edited by Carla Benini


Breaking News
Special Report: Industry-related voting results from around the country... Labor contract will not be renewed at Pennsylvania Convention Center... Denver chooses site for headquarters hotel... SMG to market Hawaii Convention Center... Carnival wins right to merge with Princess... and much more

Airlines' Latest Rule: "Use It or Lose It"
Companies bemoan clampdown on nonrefundable tickets

L.A., Valley to Vote on Split
Will secession be a plus or minus for the hospitality industry?

Insurance Rates Rise
Changes in policies written for MPI members

INS, FBI Pursue Foreign "Attendees"
Entities look to close loopholes that allow foreigners to enter the U.S. too easily

Overseas Chains Court U.S. Groups
European hotel companies vie for new business

Airline Concerns: A Call to Action
Planners react to carriers' financial woes, new fare policies

On Location:Vancouver

City Beat
Monterey, Calif.
New Promotion Efforts

Tacoma, Wash.

Fall Groundbreaking


Status reports on hotel developments...Illinois' Indian Lakes Resort finishes a $20 million renovation.

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