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Walt Disney World Previews New Tenants for Revamped Downtown Disney

by Matt Alderton | May 21, 2015
Walt Disney World Resorts has announced 13 new tenants coming to Disney Springs, the new version of its Downtown Disney area.

Government Planners to Convene in Norfolk in 2018

by Matt Alderton | May 18, 2015
The Society of Government Meeting Professionals will hold its 2018 National Education Conference & Expo in Norfolk, VA.

Daredevil Nik Wallenda Walks Atop New Orlando Eye

by Andrea Doyle | May 01, 2015
Famed daredevil Nik Wallenda walked along the spinning Orlando Eye, a 400-foot-tall observation wheel.

Atlanta Braves, Omni Building New Ballpark Hotel

by Matt Alderton | April 29, 2015
The Atlanta Braves and Omni Hotels & Resorts are building a new hotel adjacent to the Braves' forthcoming stadium: SunTrust Park.

PCMA Announces 2018 'Convening Leaders' Host City

by Matt Alderton | April 27, 2015
The Professional Convention Management Association will host its 2018 annual meeting in Nashville.

First Tri-Branded Marriott Coming to Nashville

by Matt Alderton | April 27, 2015
A combined AC, Residence Inn, and SpringHill Suites will be Nashville's and the nation's first tri-branded Marriott hotel.

Westin Opens on Georgia's Jekyll Island

by Matt Alderton | April 23, 2015
The new Westin Jekyll Island on Jekyll Island, GA, has 200 guest rooms and over 5,000 square feet of meeting space.

New Georgia Hotel Fee Could Deter Groups

by Matt Alderton | April 22, 2015
A new law that would levy a $5-per-night fee on hotel stays across Georgia threatens conventions in the "Peach State."

Houston CVB Names New President: Marriott's Mike Waterman

by Matt Alderton | April 20, 2015
Marriott sales executive Mike Waterman will take the helm of the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau in May.

Louisiana Considers 'Religious Freedom' Law, NOLA CVB Speaks Out

by Matt Alderton | April 10, 2015
New Orleans CVB President and CEO Stephen Perry opposes a "Religious Freedom" bill currently under consideration in Louisiana.

Orlando First U.S. Destination to Surpass 60 Million Visitors

by Matt Alderton | April 09, 2015
Orlando welcomed 62 million visitors in 2014, making it the first U.S. destination to host more than 60 million annual visitors.

Pelican Grand Adds New Meeting Space

by Leo Jakobson | April 06, 2015
The Pelican Grand Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale is more than doubling its event space.

Webcasts

June 2015 Webcast: How to Add Exclusivity to the All-Inclusive Meeting

June 24, 2015 | 2:00 PM EST   The new breed of all-inclusive resorts have ramped up the luxury and exclusivity factors to the point where they are...

Meeting Strategies

The Conference Room of the Future

Seven ways meeting rooms are changing.

How to Make Your Meeting ROI-Ready

Tracking ROI is easier when you put measurement tools in place during the planning process.

5 Ways to Breathe New Life Into Stale Breakout Sessions

How to turn your speaker into a facilitator.

Foraging for F&B

Groups take a step past farm-to-table by gathering ingredients for meal functions.

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