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San Antonio Convention Center Expansion Ahead of Schedule

by Matt Alderton | December 10, 2014
The $325 million expansion of San Antonio's Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center is three months ahead of schedule.

Thompson Opens Miami Beach Hotel

by Matt Alderton | December 02, 2014
Thompson Miami Beach has opened on Collins Avenue in Miami Beach.

Southern Florida: New Hotels Keep Coming

by Leo Jakobson | December 01, 2014
Southern Florida is poised to upgrade its convention infrastructure in 2015 with renovations in the works for its convention centers and long awaited headquarters hotels in the offing.

Mississippi Gulf Coast: A Hidden Gem with Plenty for Groups

by Andrea Doyle | December 01, 2014
With 62 miles of beach, an array of watersports, championship golf courses, and a 400,000-square-foot convention center, the Mississippi Gulf Coast boasts all of the amenities of a major city at a fraction of the cost.

3 Days in…Atlanta: Georgia's Capital Offers Much More Than Meeting Space

by Andrea Doyle | December 01, 2014
Groups will find the fourth-largest U.S. convention center in Atlanta, proving that the signature city of the south is a premier meeting and convention destination.

Palm Beach County Offering $1 Million in Incentives for Meeting Planners

by Matt Alderton | November 26, 2014
Discover The Palm Beaches is offering $1 million in incentives for meeting planners.

JW Marriott Opens Second Houston Hotel

by Matt Alderton | November 20, 2014
Houston's second JW Marriott hotel has opened downtown.

WrestleMania Generates Record Return for New Orleans

by Matt Alderton | November 14, 2014
WWE's WrestleMania generated more than $100 million in economic impact for this year's host city: New Orleans.

JW Marriott Slated for Downtown Nashville

by Matt Alderton | November 13, 2014
Real estate developer Turnberry Associates plans to open a new JW Marriott hotel in Nashville.

Omni to Manage Renovated Riverfront Hotel in New Orleans

by Matt Alderton | November 11, 2014
Omni Hotels & Resorts has been contracted to manage the former Wyndham Riverfront New Orleans hotel.

B Hotels Expands Beyond Florida

by Matt Alderton | November 05, 2014
South Florida-based B Hotels & Resorts has expanded outside the Sunshine State with the B Historic Savannah hotel in Savannah, GA.

Orlando's Culinary Cred Grows with Giant Meeting Hotels

by Leo Jakobson | November 03, 2014
The Orlando World Center Marriott may be the largest Marriott property in the world, but despite having more than 2,000 rooms and 450,000 square feet of meeting space, the AAA four-diamond property nonetheless manages to keep guests from feeling lost in a giant convention hotel.

Meeting Strategies

Tourism Boards and CVBs Offer Incentives to Attract Groups

A growing number of tourism boards and convention and visitors bureaus are offering both cash and non-cash incentives to attract meeting groups to their...

How to Identify and Overcome the '7 Meeting Sins'

Even the best managers may find themselves in the midst of a bad meeting. Here are seven meeting sins to look out for, such as lacking a clear purpose, starting...

Making the Case for International Meetings

Tasked with cutting costs and demonstrating the value of every element, planners must now more than ever outline the advantages of going abroad for meetings --...

How to Drive ROI for Event Exhibitors and Sponsors

The key to driving up interest in your event from sponsors and exhibitors is to show them what return they will get on their investment. Here is a four-step...

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