Team San Jose Reports Record Revenue Growth
Team San Jose achieved $23.8 million in revenue in fiscal year 2012-2013.
Travel Leads U.S. Exports So Far in 2013
After a small decline in September, travel exports rose again in October.
Maritz Launches New Rewards Division Offering Travel Incentives
Maritz Motivation Solutions has launched a new division specializing in reward fulfillment.
Steve Wynn Unveils Floral Sculptures by Event Designer Preston Bailey
A custom-designed hot air balloon and carousel debut at Wynn Las Vegas.
Lexington CVB Changes Name to 'VisitLEX'
The Lexington Convention and Visitors Bureau in Lexington, Ky., has a new name.
TSA Introduces Direct Enrollment for Trusted Traveler Program
The Transportation Security Administration is moving forward with its planned application program for TSA PreCheck.
Advito Forecasts Increased Business Travel Demand, Prices in Emerging Markets
Advito has updated its "2014 Industry Forecast for Business Travel" to reflect increasing business travel demand.
DMC Executive Shoots Hole-in-One, Wins BMW at ALHI Executive Cup
Benchmark Destinations Garry Hallinan wins a new BMW.
Discovering St. Lucia's New Marigot Bay
The former Discovery at Marigot Bay makes its transition into the Capella Marigot Bay.
Thailand Pursues Meetings with New Marketing Strategy
The Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau has announced a new strategic plan designed to increase the country's share of group business.
PCMA to Honor Twenty Young Meeting Professionals
The Professional Convention Management Association has selected the inaugural class for its new "20 in Their Twenties" program.
IACC-Americas Names New Board Members
The Americas chapter of the International Association of Conference Centres has elected six new directors to its board.
Cincinnati Water Resort Becomes Radisson
CoCo Key Water Resort at Crowne Plaza Cincinnati North is now the Radisson Cincinnati North CoCo Key Water Resort.
American, US Airways Merger Expected to Close Dec. 9
American Airlines and US Airways are expected to complete their merger on Dec. 9.
Conference Encourages Meetings Industry Communication, Collaboration
The meetings industry acknowledged the need for joint advocacy during the Joint Meetings Industry Council's recent Conference on Industry Communications.
Planners Struggle with Hybrid Meetings
Problems range from technical difficulties to the loss of vital face-to-face interaction.
Negotiating Across Cultures
How to develop meetings for a multicultural audience.
3 Days in ... Kuala Lumpur
The capital city of Malaysia, often referred to simply as "KL," is a modern melting pot of authentic cultures and contemporary, 21st-century marvels.
Northern Florida Does Groups
From the Panhandle's emerald waters to the capital city of Jacksonville, groups are welcome.
Bermuda Offers Groups 'So Much More'
Major investments and diverse options keep groups coming back for more.
DoubleTree Opens New Beachfront Hotel in Minnesota
A new DoubleTree by Hilton hotel has opened in Bemidji, Minn.
Survey: Booking Hotel Meeting Space Can Take Two or More Hours
Booking hotel meeting space can be time consuming, finds a new survey by Hilton Worldwide.
NiceMeeting Releases New Version of Audience Engagement Platform
NiceMeeting has released version 2.0 of its second-screen-technology platform.
Hotel Association Publishes New Guide to Hotel Gratuities
The American Hotel & Lodging Association has published a new quick-reference guide to hotel gratuities.
Vegas Casino Workers Approve New Contract with MGM Resorts
Union workers in Las Vegas have ratified a new contract with MGM Resorts International.
Las Vegas: 2014 Update
2014 will be a year of transformation on the Strip.
Exhibition Industry Worth Billions to Hong Kong, Study Shows
Trade shows are big business in Hong Kong, according to the results of a new economic impact study.
EIBTM Reports Increased Optimism, Attendance at 2013 Show
Reed Travel Exhibitions has deemed the latest EIBTM trade show a success, which bodes well for the entire meetings industry.
U.S. Travel Association on In-Flight Phone Calls: Proceed with Caution
Allowing in-flight voice calls could compromise passenger safety and comfort, according to critics of a new proposal that would lift the ban on cellphone use aboard airplanes.
Hyatt Place Debuts in Downtown Nashville
A new Hyatt Place hotel has opened in downtown Nashville.
Attendance Trends Hamper Exhibition Industry Growth
Poor attendance hurt exhibition industry growth in the third quarter, according to the Center for Exhibition Industry Research.
Survey Shows Optimism in European Meetings Sector
The European meetings industry is optimistic for the year ahead, finds a new EIBTM study.
Melia Hotels to Open First Upscale All-Inclusive Resort at Nassau's Baha Mar
Meliá Hotels International will operate an all-inclusive resort at Baha Mar, a new resort in Nassau, The Bahamas.
Goldman Sachs to Acquire A/V Firm PSAV
Affiliates of Goldman Sachs have entered into an agreement to acquire event A/V company PSAV.
Freeman Unveils Improved Presentation Management Tool
Freeman has released a new version of its Presentation Management tool.
Long Beach Debuts New State-of-the-Art Venue
A major $7-million has completely transformed the Pacific Ballroom at the Long Beach Arena.
Study Finds Sustainability Revenue-Neutral for Hotels
An analysis of hotels sales and rates has demonstrated a net neutral effect for the hotel industry's efforts to implement sustainability.
Experiential Event Takes Over SF
SugarCRM used guerilla marketing to infiltrate a competitor's trade show. The result: "Escape from Dreamforce."
Convention Center to Install Amsterdam's Largest Solar Roof
The Netherlands' largest solar roof will be installed at Amsterdam's RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre.
Meet Puerto Rico's Milton Segarra Focused on Attracting More Groups
The new president and CEO of Meet Puerto Rico understands the importance of the group market.
IMEX Forecasts 2014 Meeting Trends
The IMEX Group has made its predictions for the top meetings industry trends of 2014.
Study: Airport Rail Connections Worth $300 Million Per Year
Hotels in cities with a direct airport-to-downtown rail connection generate 11 percent more revenue.
Studies: Thanksgiving-Like Airport Congestion Will Be Norm Within Decade
Thanksgiving congestion could be the new normal at U.S. airports, according to two new studies on air travel volume and infrastructure.
Madison's Historic Edgewater Hotel to Reopen in 2014
The historic Edgewater hotel in Madison, Wis., will reopen in August 2014 following a multimillion-dollar renovation and expansion.
New Cvent 'Promotions Hub' Aggregates Hotel Meeting Offers
Meetings technology company Cvent has launched a new "promotions" section on the Cvent Supplier Network.
House Passes Bill Restricting Government Meetings, Travel
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation that would limit government spending on conferences and travel.
Hilton and InterContinental Cater to Meeting Planners With New Packages, Promotions
The two hotel companies now offer flexible meetings packages at their properties worldwide.
Nearly Two-Thirds of Meeting Planners Say Meetings Outside the Office Are More Productive
A new survey from Hilton Worldwide demonstrates the value of small face-to-face, off-site meetings, and the challenges in booking them.
Hyatt Goes All In on All-Inclusive Resorts
Chris Walker, VP of brand experience for Hyatt’s new all-inclusive properties, talks about the company’s evolving strategy and what planners can expect from Hyatt Ziva and Hyatt Zilara.
Organizations Expect More from Speakers, Study Shows
The best speakers do a lot more than speak at meetings, finds a new report from continuing education consultancy Tagoras.
One Million People Become 'Trusted Travelers' Under Global Entry Program
One million people have signed up for U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Global Entry program.
Face-to-Face Connection Enhances Professional Relationships
Online video conferencing service survey reveals the importance of face time communication.
Meetings at airport hotels streamline time and cost.
Hilton Garden Inn Wraps Renovation in New Orleans
The Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans French Quarter/CBD has completed a $3.5 million renovation.
Southwest Airlines Joins TSA PreCheck Program
Southwest Airlines has joined the Transportation Security Administration's express security checkpoint program.
Travel Exports Dipped Slightly in September
U.S. travel exports declined slightly to $14.9 billion in September.
JW Marriott Unveils Renovated Event Space in Denver
The JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek has completed a $1 million renovation of its Fireside Terrace event space.
More Meetings Could Lead to More Revenue, Crowne Plaza Study Finds
Face-to-face meetings generate additional revenue, finds a new study from Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts.
J.D. Power Honors Freeman for Excellent Call Center Customer Service
Freeman has been recognized for superior call center customer service as part of the J.D. Power and Associates Certified Call Center Program.
Adventure Made Easy
Planners are trying to encourage attendees to try new things, but within their comfort zones.
Westin Returns to Singapore
The Westin brand has returned to Singapore with the opening of The Westin Singapore.
American Airlines, US Airways Merger a Go
A settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice greenlights the proposed merger between American Airlines and US Airways.
Destination Hotels & Resorts' Top Meeting Trends of 2014
Destination Hotels & Resorts has released the results of its second annual "State of the Meetings Industry" survey.
Chicago's Amalfi Hotel to Become 'Kinzie Hotel'
Chicago's Amalfi Hotel will become the Kinzie Hotel in February 2014.
Check Your Coat at the Airport
Frankfurt Airport offers winter-coat service.
New Study Launched to Quantify Travel Advertising Marketplace
Destination Marketing Association International and PhoCusWright have launched a new study that will provide sizing and forecasts for U.S. travel advertising spend.
IACC Announces 2014 Goals, Including New Conference Center Certification
In 2014, the International Association of Conference Centres will focus on initiatives that increase its influence and grow its membership.
ICCA Reports Record Attendance at 52nd Annual Meeting
More than 900 people from 60 countries attended the 52nd ICCA Congress in Shanghai, China.
Passenger Rights Group to TSA: End Carry-On Liquids Ban
The Transportation Security Administration should lift its restrictions on carry-on liquids, according to the Association for Airline Passenger Rights.
Travel Industry Adds Jobs in Spite of Government Shutdown
Even with the government shutdown, the travel industry actually added 16,000 jobs in October.
Managing the Digital Dialogue
Social media can be a great communication tool, or a weapon that disrupts a meeting.
Hotel Sorella Country Club Plaza Opens in Kansas City
A new hotel has opened in downtown Kansas City, Mo.
Top Twelve Food and Beverage Trends of 2014
Baum+Whiteman has released its list of the "12 Hottest Food & Beverage Trends for Restaurants and Hotel Dining for 2014."
Bizzabo Launches Web-Based Companion to Mobile Networking App
Bizzabo has launched a new web-based solution geared toward pre- and post-event networking.
Vancouver Announces Largest Convention in City's History
Tourism Vancouver has secured the city's largest-ever convention: the 2025 International Convention of Alcoholics Anonymous.
PCMA Announces 2013 Achievement Award Winners
The Professional Convention Management Association has announced the winners of its 2013 Achievement Awards.
Freeman Releases Improved Venue Scouting Tool
Freeman has released a new, enhanced version of PLANTOUR, its web-based venue planning tool.
Hyatt Debuts First All-Inclusive Properties
The Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos and Hyatt Zilara Cancun will open later this month.
Renderings for New Las Vegas Arena Revealed
MGM Resorts International and sports venue specialist AEG have released details of a planned indoor arena near the Las Vegas Strip.
Bud Light to Transform Brand New Cruise Ship into Bud Light Hotel
During Super Bowl weekend, Bud Light Hotel will expand beyond the ship, taking over the entire Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.
Meeting Professionals Trade Uncertainty for Creativity, MPI Reports
Creativity is replacing uncertainty as a top concern for meeting planners, according to the latest MPI Business Barometer.
Marriott Leads U.S. Hotel Brands in Room Nights, Study Finds
Marriott has the greatest overall share of hotel guest room nights in the United States, according to marketing services firm Phoenix Marketing International.
New Federal Rules Make Travel Easier for People with Disabilities
The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced new rules to ensure equal access to air transportation for all travelers.
Former VISIT DENVER President Roger Smith Dies
Former VISIT DENVER President Roger A. Smith died on Nov. 1 following a 10-year battle with Alzheimer's disease.
Dallas Books Record Number of Citywide Meetings
Dallas booked a record 31 citywide meetings and conventions in its 2012/2013 fiscal year.
Travel Leaders Renew Call for Immigration Reform
The travel industry has issued a renewed call for immediate action on immigration reform.
Site Publishes Risk Management Guide for Incentive Events
The newest whitepaper from the Site International Foundation explores risk management.
Generational Considerations Important When Planning Meetings
Planners must consider those in their twenties to those in their seventies when planning meetings and events.
Hilton Reopens in Downtown Tampa
The former Hyatt Regency Tampa has reopened as the Hilton Tampa Downtown.
Travel Leaders Applaud FAA Electronics Ruling
The travel industry welcomes the Federal Aviation Administration's decision to ease restrictions on the use of phones and tablets during flight.
ON24 Announces Mobile Webcasting as Strategic Priority
ON24 has launched a new strategic initiative focused on mobile-ready webcasting content.
Four Seasons to Open Four New Properties in 2014
From Moscow and Orlando to South Africa and Dubai, here's where the luxury hotel brand is expanding next year.
Baha Mar Coming to The Bahamas
The four-hotel mega-development hopes to become a major incentive and meetings destination.
FAA Ends the Ban on Electronics
Electronics can be kept on gate-to-gate, but still no cell phone service.
Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Unveils New Ballroom
Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa has opened a new meeting space.
Bright Outlook for Group Hotel Sales in 2014
Next year will be a solid year for group travel, predicts hotel consultancy TravelClick.
JW Marriott Adds Two New India Properties
New hotels in Bengaluru and New Delhi expands brand's global portfolio to 62.
Top 10 Wellness Travel Trends for 2014
Wellness Tourism Worldwide has published its list of the "Top 10 Wellness Travel Trends of 2014."
Europe's Leading Airport Hotel
Hilton Frankfurt Airport was recently named a top property in Europe.
Study Documents On-Site Exhibitor Marketing Activities
Trade show exhibitors are marketing their companies both inside and outside their booths, finds new study by the Center for Exhibition Industry Research.