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Miami Green-Lights New Downtown Convention Center, Hotel

by Matt Alderton | October 21, 2014
The Miami City Commission has unanimously approved plans to build a new convention center and hotel in downtown Miami.

Hard Rock Plans Texas Debut

by Matt Alderton | October 20, 2014
Hard Rock International has announced plans to open its first Texas hotel.

Omni Nashville Celebrates First Birthday

by Matt Alderton | October 01, 2014
The Omni Nashville Hotel in downtown Nashville is celebrating its one-year anniversary.

Florida's LaPlaya Resort Completes $1 Million Meeting Space Makeover

by Matt Alderton | September 30, 2014
LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort in Naples, Fla., has completed a $1 million renovation of its meeting and event space.

Biloxi's Margaritaville Casino Files for Bankruptcy, Closes

by Matt Alderton | September 24, 2014
The Biloxi, MS, casino named for Jimmy Buffet has ceased operations and filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

Loews to Build Caribbean-Themed Resort at Universal Orlando

by Matt Alderton | September 10, 2014
Loews Hotels & Resorts has unveiled plans for a new, Caribbean-themed hotel at Universal Orlando Resort.

New Thompson Hotel Coming to Nashville

by Matt Alderton | August 21, 2014
A new Thompson hotel is coming to Nashville's "The Gulch" neighborhood.

Light Rail Connecting Downtown Dallas, DFW Opens

by Matt Alderton | August 18, 2014
A new light rail rapid transit line has begun operating between downtown Dallas and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

Houston Issues RFP for Downtown Hotel

by Matt Alderton | August 15, 2014
Houston First Corp. wants to build a new 400-room hotel near the George R. Brown Convention Center.

New Orleans Omni Enhances Tech Offerings for Meetings

by Matt Alderton | August 11, 2014
New Orleans' Omni Royal Orleans hotel has expanded its tech offerings for meetings.

Four Seasons Makes Disney Debut in Orlando

by Matt Alderton | August 07, 2014
Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort is now open.

Loews Royal Pacific Plans Massive Meeting Space Expansion at Universal Orlando

by Matt Alderton | July 31, 2014
Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando has announced its largest-ever meeting space expansion.

Webcasts

November 2014 Webcast: Executive Engagement Guide

November 6 | 2:00PM EST   Executive gatherings of high-level individuals present an opportunity to do a deeper dive as far as understanding and...

Meeting Strategies

IMEX America Wraps On a High Note

SAP CEO Bill McDermott tells attendees he will champion the meetings and events industry.

Incentive Travel Trends: Growing Budgets Lead to Stricter Focus on ROI

Companies are spending more on their incentive travel plans, but that return to pre-recession budgets is accompanied by a laser-like focus on ROI.

Roger Dow Weighs in on the Past, Present, and Future of Meetings

U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow reflects on the changes he's seen over 25 years in the travel industry, and how they will impact the group...

How to Fend Off Room Poachers

Five tips to prevent room block poachers from defrauding your attendees, including sending cease-and-desist letters and creating password-protected sites.
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