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  • Volunteers Offer Support in Oakland Despite Rainy Weather

    Volunteers Offer Support in Oakland Despite Rainy Weather

    As part of Tourism Cares’ initiative to support Oakland tourism, 175 volunteers offered helping hands on March 23 and 24. Oakland was chosen for the 2017 Tourism Cares for our Cities Series and...

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  • Westin Hotel Breaks Ground in Irving, Texas

    Westin Hotel Breaks Ground in Irving, Texas

    The city of Irving just took a big Texas step toward completion of its modern convention center. The Westin Convention Center Hotel at Las Colinas began construction this week on a 350-room...

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  • Bathroom Ban to Cost North Carolina $3.76 Billion in Lost Business

    Bathroom Ban to Cost North Carolina $3.76 Billion in Lost Business

    In North Carolina, the economic impact of the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act, also known as HB2, continues to mount. A newly released Associated Press analysis estimates that business...

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  • Trump Pushes Ahead with New Hotel Brand

    Trump Pushes Ahead with New Hotel Brand

    Last year, Trump Hotels announced plans to launch a new millennial-focused hotel brand. Dubbed Scion, the chain will be the first of the company’s brands to not bear the Trump name. In January,...

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  • What’s Driving Event Sponsorship Growth?

    What’s Driving Event Sponsorship Growth?

    Is it possible that traditional advertising has passed its prime? These days, ad pervasiveness is commonly paired with users’ newfound skepticism and distrust of advertising. The modern consumer...

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  • Rosewood to Debut Ultra-Luxurious Resort in Vietnam

    Rosewood to Debut Ultra-Luxurious Resort in Vietnam

    Rosewood Hotels & Resorts is undergoing a major global expansion, and it’s showing no signs of slowing down. The hotel group currently has 19 properties in development around the world, with 11...

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  • Go Glamping at Coachella in a Marriott Pop-Up Tent

    Go Glamping at Coachella in a Marriott Pop-Up Tent

    A cushy new corporate perk is coming to the 2017 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. The annual event held in Indio, California, has exploded into a cultural phenomenon since its debut in...

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  • Infographic: Is Your Event ROI Up to Par?

    Infographic: Is Your Event ROI Up to Par?

    Experiences have never been more popular. Millennial travelers crave purposeful experiences. Attendees call for unique adventures they can’t find anywhere else. As this shift changes the landscape...

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  • Say Farewell to Virgin America

    Say Farewell to Virgin America

    The time has come to say goodbye to perhaps the hippest airline on the market. On March 22, Alaska Airlines announced its plan to eliminate the Virgin America brand, with an official termination...

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  • DMAI to Become Destinations International

    DMAI to Become Destinations International

    Palais des Congress de Montreal Following last year’s major reorganization under new President and CEO Don Welsh, Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) is making another...

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  • Marriott Invests in Experiential Travel

    Marriott Invests in Experiential Travel

    PlacePass users can tour Downton Abbey filming locations Meeting planners have a new tool to entice business travelers who attend corporate events, thanks to Marriott International. The world’s...

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  • U.S. Hotels Join Pilot Program to Prevent Food Waste

    U.S. Hotels Join Pilot Program to Prevent Food Waste

    Food production has the largest environmental footprint of any human activity, according to data from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). 40 percent of food is wasted through the supply chain,...

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  • What Planners Need to Know About San Francisco’s Moscone Center Expansion

    What Planners Need to Know About San Francisco’s Moscone Center Expansion

    Rendering courtesy of mosconeexpansion.com Now past the halfway point, the multiyear, $500 million expansion of San Francisco’s Moscone Center is making progress toward a late 2018 completion...

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  • Crowne Plaza Gets Personal with Business Travelers

    Crowne Plaza Gets Personal with Business Travelers

    Smart meetings are all about leveraging business opportunities, but they can be personally rewarding, too. To attract business guests, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts recently launched its biggest...

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  • Raise a Glass to 7 Great Wine Cellar Meeting Spaces

    Raise a Glass to 7 Great Wine Cellar Meeting Spaces

    With more groups heading out of the boardroom and into creative locations, why not schedule an event in a cozy space with great food and a wine tasting guided by a sommelier? These seven wine...

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  • Electronic Devices Prohibited on Some Flights to the United States

    Electronic Devices Prohibited on Some Flights to the United States

    Passengers flying to the United States or United Kingdom from specific countries in the Middle East and North Africa will not be allowed to bring carry-on electronic devices larger than a...

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  • 8 Superb F&B Choices to Cure March Madness

    8 Superb F&B Choices to Cure March Madness

    March Madness is in full swing! For those not familiar with the sporting event, it’s the premier single-elimination tournament for men’s college basketball teams. In its current format, 68...

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  • Take the Quiz: What Type of Meeting Planner Are You?

    Take the Quiz: What Type of Meeting Planner Are You?

    We could all stand to learn a little more about ourselves. Balancing work, a social life, family and hobbies often leaves us with little time for self-evaluation. It’s important to be familiar...

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  • Record-Breaking 145 Million Travelers to Fly This Spring

    Record-Breaking 145 Million Travelers to Fly This Spring

    Apparently, now is the time to fly. Airlines for America has released impressive new predictions for the spring season—and they are breaking records. U.S. airlines expect 145 million passengers to...

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  • 4 Ways to Boost U.S. Tourism Following Proposed Travel Ban

    4 Ways to Boost U.S. Tourism Following Proposed Travel Ban

    It’s a classic case of good news/bad news. The United States ranked as the worldwide leader in the business and leisure travel sector in 2016. But a new report by the World Travel & Tourism...

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