AEG Names New General Manager for Hawaii Convention Center
AEG Facilities recently named Teri Orton as the new general manager of the Hawaii Convention Center.
Benchmark Hospitality Introduces 'Benchmark Conference Centers'
Benchmark Hospitality International has introduced a new designation to help planners identify meeting properties.
Le Meridien Continues Global Expansion
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide plans to open 11 new Le Méridien hotels within the next 12 months.
Soho House Chicago Plans August Opening
London-based Soho House will open its newest private club and hotel, Soho House Chicago, in August.
Outlook Strong for International Association Meetings, Survey Shows
More than 40 percent of North American association executives report increased budgets and higher attendance at international events, finds a new survey.
Hotels Positioned for 2014 Growth, TravelClick Reports
Hotels are poised for healthy growth in 2014, according to hotel consultancy TravelClick.
Abu Dhabi Hotels Report Increased Business
In January 2014, 276,970 guests checked into Abu Dhabi's 149 hotels and hotel apartments.
SPIN Founder to Launch Network Connecting Meeting Planners, Suppliers
Shawna Suckow has created The Hive Network, a private community for senior-level meeting suppliers.
Study: Severe Weather Costs Economy Millions in Travel Spending
Canceling just one domestic flight for weather-related reasons costs the U.S. economy $31,600, according to a new study.
The World's Most Relaxing Hotel Room?
The Loews Atlanta Hotel has unveiled a new, multi-sensory wellness suite called the Celestial DreamSuite.
MPI Names 2014-2015 International Board of Directors
Meeting Professionals International has selected its 2014-2015 International Board of Directors and Executive Committee.
AlliedPRA Launches New Website, Marketing Campaign
Destination management company AlliedPRA has launched a new corporate website and marketing campaign.
Hotel Supply Expands in Downtown Wilmington, N.C.
Meeting and convention capabilities are growing in downtown Wilmington, N.C.
Benchmark Hospitality Introduces Two New Hotel Brands
Hospitality management company Benchmark Hospitality International has launched two new hotel brands.
Healthcare Convention & Exhibitors Association Appoints New Executive to Lead Growth
The Healthcare Convention & Exhibitors Association has appointed a new executive vice president in charge of strategic growth and change.
Northstar Buys Events China, Travel Weekly Asia, Travel Weekly China
Acquisition expands travel media company's global portfolio of travel brands.
Making Meetings Healthier: A Rx for Attendees
Simple ways to make your meetings healthier, and better, for all involved.
Top 12 Healthy Food-and-Beverage Tips for Meetings and Events
Simple and cost-effective advice for making your meetings and events healthier on a budget
Anaheim, Orange County Report Increased Visitation
Approximately 44.4 million people visited Orange County, Calif., in 2013.
Study: Unused Time Off Hurts U.S. Economy
When Americans don't use all their vacation time, they leave $160 billion in spending and 1.2 million jobs on the table, new research shows.
Weather Delays Are Top Business Travel Headache, Study Shows
A new study by the Global Business Travel Association uncovers common business-travel snafus.
Where To Meet, Stay, and Play in Long Beach, CA
A few suggestions for your next meeting in this coastal SoCal city.
Hilton Bans Shark Fin from Menus in Asia Pacific
Hilton Worldwide will cease serving shark fin at each of its owned and managed properties across Asia Pacific.
Travel Industry to Homeland Security: Fix Customs Delays
Eighty travel industry organizations have sent a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson urging him to improve the U.S. entry process.
CIC Awards First CMPs with Healthcare Subspecialty
The Convention Industry Council has graduated its first class of CMPs who have earned its new Certified Meeting Professional – Healthcare designation.
Minneapolis Hotel Occupancy Reaches Pre-Recession Levels
Annual hotel occupancy in Minneapolis finally reached pre-recession highs in 2013.
Maritz Travel Company Appoints Global Expansion Team
Maritz Travel Company has appointed three executives to help it expand its global reach in key international markets.
PCMA Annual Meeting Achieved Record Hybrid Attendance
Hybrid attendance at its 2014 "Convening Leaders" annual meeting was up 40 percent, according to the Professional Convention Management Association.
Making Music at Meetings With Song Division
This Las Vegas-based company with global roots unites meeting and incentive groups together through song.
Meet Hawaii Hires Veteran Meeting Planner to Lead Ambassador Program
Seventeen-year meetings veteran Debbie Zimmerman will lead the Eleele Business Amabassadors Program.
Virginia's Sheraton Crystal City Closing for Renovations, Rebranding
The Sheraton Crystal City in Arlington, Va., will commence a $16 million, property-wide renovation in April.
Report: Exhibition Industry in the Midst of Major Upswing
The exhibition industry "significantly improved" in the fourth quarter of 2013, according to the latest Center for Exhibition Industry Research report.
Kimpton Hotels Targets Groups with New Sales, Booking Tools
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants has introduced two new tools to assist with group bookings.
The Top 10 Meeting and Event Trends for 2014
ACCESS Destination Services President Jennifer Miller talks about the biggest trends impacting meetings and events in 2014.
'AIBTM Really Stands for Always Innovating Breaking The Mold'
A Q&A with Michael Lyons, exhibition director of AIBTM.
These speakers will boost your attendees' motivation.
Food Movement Meets 'Chopped'
Culinary challenges help corporate groups build better teams.
ASAE Releases App to Help Associations with Advocacy
The American Society of Association Executives has released a new mobile app to assist associations with their advocacy efforts.
The Long Beach Arena is reinvented for the 21st century.
New Software Brings Web Conferencing to Small Businesses
Collaboration software company PGi has released a new version of its popular iMeet application.
Training for the Storm
The effects of global uncertainty create huge challenges for financial and insurance meetings.
Godfrey Hotel Opens in Chicago
Oxford Hotels and Resorts has opened a new independent hotel, The Godfrey Hotel, in downtown Chicago.
ACTIVE Network Business Solutions, Lanyon Announce Merger
ACTIVE Network Business Solutions has completed a merger with Lanyon Inc.
Carlson Rezidor Launches Two New Hotel Brands
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has announced two new global hotel brands: Radisson Red and Quorvus Collection.
Report Asks: How Does Organization Size Influence Attendee Preferences?
The Center for Exhibition Industry Research has published a new report on the impact of organization size on attendee behavior.
QuickMobile Launches 24/7 International Customer Support
Meetings app developer QuickMobile has launched a new global services and support program.
Upgrade Gives Sheraton New Orleans City's Largest Internet Capacity
The Sheraton New Orleans Hotel has invested over $1 million to upgrade its Internet.
AIBTM 2014 Now Accepting Hosted Buyer Applications
AIBTM is now accepting hosted buyer applications for its 2014 show.
Ritz-Carlton Introduces Kosher Catering
Eleven Ritz-Carlton hotels are now offering kosher catering services for groups.
Marriott Guests Can Now Check Out Using Their Smartphone
The new version of the Marriott Mobile app includes mobile checkout.
Freeman Acquires Audio Visual Management Group
Event production company Freeman has acquired the Audio Visual Management Group.
Virgin Atlantic Becomes First Airline to Test Google Glass
Virgin Atlantic is testing Google Glass as a way to give passengers better, more personalized customer service.
ALHI Launches iPad App for Meeting Planners
Associated Luxury Hotels International has launched a new iPad app for meeting professionals.
OTG Named an Innovative Company
One of the major players in North America's airport enhancement movement is one of Fast Company's 50 Innovative Companies.
Westin Buckhead Atlanta Continues Renovation
The Westin Buckhead Atlanta will commence the third and final phase of its hotel-wide renovation project in April.
Airlines Report More Delays, Complaints
U.S. airlines were on time just 68.9 percent of the time in December 2013, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Study: Brand USA's Marketing Efforts Working
A new study by Oxford Economics proves that Brand USA's tourism marketing efforts are paying off.
The Hotel of the Future
Technology is changing the hotel guest experience; here are 20 ways tomorrow's hotel will be different from today's.
Boise Plans Convention Center Expansion
The Greater Boise Auditorium District plans to purchase new meeting space adjacent to the Boise Centre in Boise, Idaho.
MPI Launches New Quarterly Research Report: 'Meetings Outlook'
Meeting Professionals International has retired its "Business Barometer" and replaced it with a new "Meetings Outlook" report.
Antitrust Group Opposes American Airlines, US Airways Merger
The merger between American Airlines and US Airways is "not in the public interest," the American Antitrust Institute argues in a new letter to the Department of Justice.
W Hotels Plans Dutch Debut in Amsterdam
W Hotels and Resorts will open its first hotel in the Netherlands next fall.
Study: Meetings Generated $770 Billion in Economic Impact in 2012
New research shows that the number and economic impact of U.S. meetings increased between 2009 and 2012.
Travel Industry Reaches Pre-Recession Employment Levels
Employment in the U.S. travel industry has returned to pre-Great Recession levels.
Google Does Meetings with New Chromebox
Google has launched a new videoconferencing tool: Chromebox for Meetings.
New White Paper Emphasizes Importance of Networking
The National Conference Center has published a new white paper on the importance of face-to-face networking.
SLS Las Vegas Announces Opening Date
The highly anticipated SLS Las Vegas will open in September.
JW Marriott Opens LEED Gold Hotel in Korea
The newly opened JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul is Seoul's first LEED Gold-certified hotel.
Incentive Travel to Grow 'Significantly' Through 2016, Site Reports
Incentive travel and motivational events are "on the upswing," according to the Site International Foundation.
Travel Exports Achieved Record Levels in 2013
A record number of foreign travelers visited the United States in 2013.
LINQ to the Future
Caesars Entertainment's LINQ brings the action outdoors; the neighboring boutique hotel gets a name.
Detroit Reports Increased Convention Bookings for 2014
Convention bookings and hotel room nights are up for 2014, according to the Detroit Metro Convention Visitors Bureau.
Society of Government Meeting Professionals Plans PR Campaign
The Society of Government Meeting Professionals has announced a plan to promote the value and contributions of government meeting planners.
United Airlines Eliminating Cleveland Hub
United Airlines is downgrading its operations at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.
The Five Rs of an Effective Debrief: Part Three of Three
How to use fighter pilot techniques to put on better meetings.
Strategies for bringing unconference techniques to executive training events.
Portland's Hotel Lucia Completes Guest Room Renovation
Hotel Lucia in Portland, Ore., has completed a $2.3 million renovation of its 127 guest rooms.
Group Segment Has Slow Start in 2014
Hotel consultancy TravelClick says group travel lagged other sectors in January 2014.
QuickMobile Introduces Real-Time Polling, Discussions
QuickMobile has partnered with Lumi Mobile to integrate audience polling and discussion into its MobileEvent mobile app platform.
Kimpton Announces May Opening for Savannah Hotel
Construction on The Brice, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants' newest boutique hotel, is 50 percent complete.
U.S. Travel's IPW Event Delivers Super Bowl-Sized Benefits, Report Shows
The U.S. Travel Association's International Pow Wow event has an economic impact that rivals the Super Bowl, a new analysis shows.
CORT Names Top Event Furnishings Design Trends of 2014
CORT Event Furnishings has published its picks for the top event furnishings design trends of 2014.
A Spotlight on Cusco, Peru
Cecilia Rispa from the JW Marriott Cusco delivers some insight on this emerging meeting and incentive destination.
Aruba's Modern Renaissance
The friendly Caribbean isle is in the middle of a modern renaissance that's posed to welcome more meeting groups than ever before.
Palm Springs, CA: A Desert Oasis, Renewed
A renaissance of reinvestment and redevelopment has transformed this desert oasis.
Maui Meeting Trends
From culturally rich experiences to one-of-a-kind
activities, these are some of the most popular Maui meeting trends this year.
Marriott's Meetings Focus, Up Close
Dave Nostrand, Marriott International's vice president of sales for the Americas, talks about the company's Convention & Resort Network.
Las Vegas Strip's First Standalone Boutique Hotel Plans Spring Opening
The Cromwell will open in spring 2014 with 188 rooms and a restaurant from Food Network star Giada De Laurentiis.
Meetings Reach Five-Year High in Las Vegas
Las Vegas reached a five-year high in meetings and conventions in 2013.
Report Explores How to Attract New Attendees
The Center for Exhibition Industry Research has published a new report about how to attract new attendees to trade shows.
New DoubleTree Debuts in Flagstaff
The Radisson Woodlands Hotel in Flagstaff, Ariz., is now the DoubleTree by Hilton Flagstaff.
AIBTM Expects 'Significant' Growth in Pre-Scheduled Hosted-Buyer Appointments
Reed Travel Exhibitions forecasts a 20 percent increase in pre-scheduled appointments at this year's AIBTM trade show.
IMEX Group Announces New Association Partnerships
The IMEX Group has expanded its association partnerships for 2014.
Corporate Teams Get Tanked
Groups can operate military tanks and crush cars, building team camaraderie in the process.
Dallas Airport Lures Meetings Attendees with New 'Group Zone'
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport has opened a new pre-boarding space catering to meeting and incentive travelers.
Travel Industry Reacts to State of the Union
President Obama's State of the Union address laid out several pro-travel policy goals, including job creation, immigration reform and infrastructure investment.
Four Seasons Planning 60 New Hotels, Resorts
Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts continues to expand its global footprint.
Thompson Hotel Planned for Downtown Playa del Carmen
Thompson Hotels will open a new hotel in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, in 2015.
New App Incentivizes Attendee Engagement
A new mobile app, called livecube, uses gamification to leverage social media in the context of live events.
Cvent Launches New Audience Management Platform for Social Events
Cvent has launched a new Audience Management Platform that integrates ticket sales, social marketing and fan engagement for live social and consumer events.