In Brief 11-1-2002

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In Brief
  • IDG WORLD EXPO is moving Macworld from New York City to Boston in 2004. In response, Apple said it will pull out and might leave the 2003 event as well.
  • GLOBETROTTERS are optimistic, according to the American Express International Business Traveler Survey: 91 percent of the 1,400 respondents expect to maintain or increase their pace of travel next year. And a strong majority (88 percent) say they feel safe flying.
  • THE CITY OF DALLAS has taken over management of the 19,000-seat Reunion Arena, after the company that operated it terminated its contract 10 months early. While more expensive for the city, the move means Reunion will be integrated into the Dallas Convention Center complex within a year.
  • IAN SCHRAGER HOTELS appointed Francesca Galante to the new position of vice president of European acquisitions and business development. “This is our commitment to aggressive expansion of our business in Europe,” said Schrager in a release. The company has two hotels in London; the other seven are in the United States.
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