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The legislation would create an Assistant Secretary of Commerce of Travel and Tourism position to coordinate tourism str...
12/21/2022
Government Spending Bill Includes Travel Industry Provisions

The legislation would create an Assistant Secretary of Commerce of Travel and Tourism position to coordinate tourism strategy across the federal government.

This week, the U.S. | Included with the 2023 Omnibus Appropriations bill is the Omnibus Travel and Tourism Act, which was endorsed by many trade organizations.

Paradisus Palma Real Golf & Spa Resort has reopened following a $40 million property-wide renovation. Here's what you ca...
12/20/2022
Paradisus Palma Real Golf & Spa Resort Unveils Total Refresh

Paradisus Palma Real Golf & Spa Resort has reopened following a $40 million property-wide renovation. Here's what you can expect.

Paradisus Palma Real Golf & Spa Resort has reopened following a $40 million property-wide renovation. | As part of a $40 million renovation, the resort also revamped its 42,000-square-foot convention center, housing 12 meeting rooms. Read more here.

Three major stakeholders from the Greek MICE industry have joined forces to promote the destination for conferences and ...
12/15/2022
Greek Meetings Industry Forms Alliance

Three major stakeholders from the Greek MICE industry have joined forces to promote the destination for conferences and events. Learn more here.

Three major stakeholders from the Greek MICE industry have joined forces to promote the destination for conferences and events. | Three major stakeholders from the Greek MICE industry have joined forces to promote the destination for conferences and events. Here's what's planned.

Building on a previous theme that ran for over two years due to the pandemic—Nature—IMEX has announced that "Human Natur...
12/14/2022
"Human Nature:" IMEX Introduces Talking Point for 2023

Building on a previous theme that ran for over two years due to the pandemic—Nature—IMEX has announced that "Human Nature" will be its Talking Point for 2023.

At the end of each year, the IMEX Group traditionally announces a "Talking Point" for the year ahead. Building on a previous theme that ran for over two years due to the | Building on a previous theme that ran for over two years due to the pandemic—Nature—IMEX has announced that "Human Nature" w...

Le Méridien and Element Hotels will open a dual-branded property in Downtown Salt Lake City, set to debut in mid-January...
12/13/2022
Dual-Branded Le Meridien and Element Hotels to Open in Salt Lake City

Le Méridien and Element Hotels will open a dual-branded property in Downtown Salt Lake City, set to debut in mid-January 2023. Here's what's planned.

The Ritchie Group, a Salt Lake City-based development group, has announced that Le Méridien Salt Lake City Downtown and Element Salt Lake | Slated to open in mid-January 2023, the first dual-pad property in Salt Lake City will also be the first Le Méridien in the state of Utah.

With planners seeking meetings and events spaces in warm weather destinations, here’s a roundup of the top destinations ...
12/12/2022
Warm Winter Destinations to Kick Off 2023 Meetings

With planners seeking meetings and events spaces in warm weather destinations, here’s a roundup of the top destinations for meetings, corporate retreats and incentive trips for winter 2022/23.

With planners seeking meetings and events spaces in warm weather destinations, here’s a roundup of the top destinations for meetings, corporate retreats and incentive trips for winter 2022/23. | These accommodations offer a range of event venues and offer new packages and programming for groups. S...

Just off the heels of a $12 million property-wide renovation, Hotel Ändra Seattle - MGallery is located in the city’s Ce...
12/09/2022
Accor Adds Hotel Ändra Seattle to the MGallery Hotel Collection

Just off the heels of a $12 million property-wide renovation, Hotel Ändra Seattle - MGallery is located in the city’s Central Business District, the 10-story hotel offers 123 guestrooms and suites.

Accor has announced that Hotel Ändra Seattle will join the group’s portfolio as the newest addition to the MGallery Hotel Collection. | The Nordic-designed hotel marks MGallery’s continued growth across North and Central America. More details here.

The partnership between Meeting Professionals International - MPI andQuestex, LLC will allow the organizations to work t...
12/08/2022
MPI Announces Strategic Alliance With Questex Travel Group

The partnership between Meeting Professionals International - MPI andQuestex, LLC will allow the organizations to work together to share knowledge, deliver market insights through year-round engagement and help members of the meeting community build their businesses.

Meeting Professionals International (MPI), the world’s largest meetings and events industry association, announced a strategic partnership with Questex Travel Group

Benchmark Resorts & Hotels has tapped the thought leaders of its more than 60 properties to gauge outlooks for meetings ...
12/06/2022
From Healthy Cuisine to Team Bonding, Benchmark Shares Top Meeting Trends

Benchmark Resorts & Hotels has tapped the thought leaders of its more than 60 properties to gauge outlooks for meetings in 2023 and dig into the trends driving group plans.

Benchmark Resorts & Hotels, the independent division of hotel management company Pyramid Global Hospitality, has tapped the thought leaders of its more than 60 | There has been a huge surge in group demand for short-term, last-minute bookings this year, while pace for 2023 strong. Read more here.

Wyndham continues its growth trajectory across Europe, Middle East, Eurasia and Africa, reaching over 550 hotels across ...
12/05/2022
Wyndham Continues Expansion Across EMEA

Wyndham continues its growth trajectory across Europe, Middle East, Eurasia and Africa, reaching over 550 hotels across the region through a number of openings in the year.

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts continues its growth trajectory across Europe, Middle East, Eurasia and Africa (EME | The hotel franchising company continues its growth momentum with new openings and brand entries across the region. Learn more here.

With tourism returning to pre-pandemic levels, Visit Oceanside has added Tyler Garcia as vice president of business and ...
12/01/2022
Visit Oceanside Welcomes New Team Members

With tourism returning to pre-pandemic levels, Visit Oceanside has added Tyler Garcia as vice president of business and brand development and Shae Geary as director of communications.

With tourism in Oceanside swiftly returning to pre-pandemic levels, Visit Oceanside has announced additions to its team. | Tyler Garcia joins as vice president of business and brand development, and Shae Geary as director of communications. Read more here.

UNIGLOBE Travel International, a travel management network for the global SME market, has announced a reseller partnersh...
11/29/2022
Uniglobe Travel Partners With Deem to Simplify SME Travel

UNIGLOBE Travel International, a travel management network for the global SME market, has announced a reseller partnership with Deem to meet the online booking needs of its customer base.

Uniglobe Travel International, a travel management network for the global SME market, has announced a reseller partnership with Deem to meet the online booking nee | Both companies are focusing on making travel easier for small and medium enterprises. More details here.

ヒルトン東京 Hilton Tokyo has teamed up with technology consultant and solutions provider Vega Global to offer new tech facili...
11/22/2022
Hilton Tokyo Debuts New Tech for Business Events

ヒルトン東京 Hilton Tokyo has teamed up with technology consultant and solutions provider Vega Global to offer new tech facilities designed to support in-person, hybrid and online business event.

Hilton Tokyo has teamed up with technology consultant and solutions provider Vega Global to offer new tech facilities designed to support in-person, hybrid and onl | New tech facilities designed to support in-person, hybrid and online business events include a virtual studio and a large, curved LED....

Leonardo Hotels UK & Ireland (formerly Jurys Inn) has launched a new online booking service for meeting rooms with Meeti...
11/21/2022
Leonardo Hotels Launches New Online Booking Service for Meetings & Events with MeetingPackage

Leonardo Hotels UK & Ireland (formerly Jurys Inn) has launched a new online booking service for meeting rooms with MeetingPackage.

Leonardo Hotels UK & Ireland (formerly Jurys Inn) has launched a new online booking service for meeting rooms with MeetingPackage, a meet | Leonardo Hotels has launched a service with MeetingPackage to provide customers the ability to book meetings and events services from the hotel website.

Jamaica has welcomed Frontier Airlines’ new air service from Atlanta’s Hartsfield Jackson International Airport to Norma...
11/18/2022
Jamaica Welcomes New Frontier Flight from Atlanta to Kingston

Jamaica has welcomed Frontier Airlines’ new air service from Atlanta’s Hartsfield Jackson International Airport to Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston.

Jamaica welcomed Frontier Airlines’ new air service from Atlanta’s Hartsfield Jackson International Airport (ATL) to Norm | The launch of the new non-stop service from a key Southeastern U.S. gateway supports the rebound of Jamaica’s tourism sector. Read more here.

Citing the continued value and importance of digital events within the global meetings and expositions industry, the Int...
11/17/2022
IAEE Announces Support of Digital Events Data Standards Group VSef/RSDE

Citing the continued value and importance of digital events within the global meetings and expositions industry, the International Association of Exhibitions & Events - IAEE announced its full support of VSef (Virtual Standard Export Format).

Citing the continued value and importance of digital events within the global meetings and expositions industry, the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) anno | VSef was launched in early 2021 as a response to the rising uptake of digital event platforms and the increase in vir...

The Net Zero Carbon Events initiative launched its Roadmap at the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP27, in Sh...
11/16/2022
Net Zero Carbon Events Roadmap Launched at COP27

The Net Zero Carbon Events initiative launched its Roadmap at the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP27, in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.

The Net Zero Carbon Events initiative launched its Roadmap at the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP27, in Sha | Collaboration, commitment and consistency emerge as key themes at the event held in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. Learn more here.

Glisser will utilize the global resources of the American Express GBT—which provides software and support services to ma...
11/15/2022
Glisser Enters Into Strategic Partnership With Amex GBT

Glisser will utilize the global resources of the American Express GBT—which provides software and support services to manage travel, expenses, and meetings and events—to service the needs of its global client base.

Glisser, the enterprise-focused technology platform for meetings and events, has signed a strategic partnership agreement with American Express Global Business Travel

Amadeus predicts that remote work will continue to thrive, while "bonding business breaks" will become a new category of...
11/11/2022
Amadeus Names Its Top Travel Trends for 2023 and Beyond

Amadeus predicts that remote work will continue to thrive, while "bonding business breaks" will become a new category of business travel.

Talk of the tech revolution in travel is no longer hypothetical, says Amadeus. | Travel technology company Amadeus expects travel to see significant changes in 2023, with a FinTech revolution and luggage-lite trips set to top the agenda.

Tailwind Air has launched nonstop seaplane service flight between Washington's Dulles International Airport and Manhatta...
11/10/2022
Tailwind Air Launches Manhattan-Washington D.C. Seaplane Service

Tailwind Air has launched nonstop seaplane service flight between Washington's Dulles International Airport and Manhattan.

Tailwind Air has officially launched in Washington D.C. | Flights to/from Manhattan are approximately 75-85 minutes and scheduled service began October 14, 2022. Learn more.

M-Plus Global Events, one of North America’s largest full-service travel and event management companies,  has announced ...
11/09/2022
M-Plus Global Events Acquires NJ-Based IME Connect

M-Plus Global Events, one of North America’s largest full-service travel and event management companies, has announced the acquisition of meeting and incentive management company IME Connect.

M-Plus Global Events, one of North America’s largest full-service travel and event management companies, and parent company of Utah-based | The acquisition follows the merger of A-Plus Meetings & Events and Columbus Travel into M-Plus Global Events earlier in 2022. Read more here.

Corporate Travel Management US’s (CTM) global agency network, Radius Travel , has announced an expansion of its ongoing ...
11/08/2022
CTM’s Radius Travel Expands Partnership With ITL World

Corporate Travel Management US’s (CTM) global agency network, Radius Travel , has announced an expansion of its ongoing relationship with ITL World - Travel Management Company across the Gulf Cooperation Council region, significantly extending its customer servicing capabilities in the Middle East.

Corporate Travel Management’s (CTM) global agency network, Radius Travel, has announced an expansion of its ongoing relationship with ITL World ac | ITL World is a travel management company with a presence in Saudi Arabia, U.A.E., Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait and Qatar markets. Learn more here.

The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa has announced the appointment of Natasha Anna Pereira as director ...
11/07/2022
The Westin Grand Cayman Appoints Director of Event Management

The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa has announced the appointment of Natasha Anna Pereira as director of event management.

The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa has announced the appointment of Natasha Anna Pereira as director of event management. | Located on Seven Mile Beach, the resort has welcomed Natasha Anna Pereira, who will ensure seamless ex*****on of all event programming.

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Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens has launched a new winter meeting package, including special package ,dining and ...
10/27/2022
Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens Launches New Meeting Package

Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens has launched a new winter meeting package, including special package ,dining and room rates. Learn more here.

Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens has launched a new winter meeting package. | Corporate events taking place at the Athens Riviera retreat from November 15, 2022 to February 28, 2023, will benefit from new package rates.

SITE - Society for Incentive Travel Excellence has appointed Annette Gregg—who most recently served as chief revenue off...
10/26/2022
SITE Appoints Former MPI Exec Annette Gregg as New CEO

SITE - Society for Incentive Travel Excellence has appointed Annette Gregg—who most recently served as chief revenue officer with Meeting Professionals International—as its new CEO, serving both SITE and the SITE Foundation.

Following an extensive global executive search, the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) has appointed Annette Gregg, CMM, MBA, as its new CEO, serving b | Gregg takes over from Interim Executive Director Rebecca Wright, and joins SITE following her role as chief revenue officer with MPI.....

JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes' new amenities and offerings include an expansive waterpark, an original culinary venu...
10/25/2022
JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes Unveils Multimillion-Dollar Reno

JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes' new amenities and offerings include an expansive waterpark, an original culinary venue, refreshed guestrooms and suites, and upgraded lobby lounge.

JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes has revealed its multimillion-dollar renovations. | The luxury resort has a new waterpark, celebrated poolside restaurant, refreshed accommodations and an enhanced lobby bar. Read more here.

Special promotions and discounts are available at participating hotels in The Meetings Collections, including multi-meet...
10/24/2022
Wyndham’s Meetings Collection Grows to Over 160 Hotels and Resorts

Special promotions and discounts are available at participating hotels in The Meetings Collections, including multi-meeting discounts, enhanced flexibility, streamlined contracting processes and exclusive destination experiences.

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts has announced the global expansion of The Meetings Collection, which now includes over 160 hotels and resorts across the

American companies are paring back pandemic-era restrictions on business travel amid high inflation and a looming recess...
10/17/2022
Business Travel to Face Headwinds: U.S. Travel Association

American companies are paring back pandemic-era restrictions on business travel amid high inflation and a looming recession—pointing to the need for immediate government intervention to sustain a positive rate of growth.

The latest Business Travel Tracker has found that American companies are increasingly paring back pandemic-era restrictions on business travel amid developing storm | The Q3 Business Travel Tracker finds companies rolling back pandemic travel restrictions as economy navigates recession fears. Read m...

The Florida Keys & Key West tourism office is promoting the destination as an ideal "wellness meetings" option. Here's w...
10/13/2022
Florida Keys & Key West Promotes Itself as Option for Wellness Meetings

The Florida Keys & Key West tourism office is promoting the destination as an ideal "wellness meetings" option. Here's what they have to say about the tropical locale...

The Florida Keys and Key West tourism office is promoting the destination as an ideal "wellness meetings" option. Here's what they have to say about the tropical locale: | The island chain is easily accessible with nonstop flights for meetings that typically include 15 to 100 attendees. Learn more h...

According to American Express GBT's "2023 Meetings and Events Forecast," presented at IMEX America, it’s very clear ther...
10/12/2022
On-Site at IMEX: Amex GBT’s 2023 Meeting and Events Forecast

According to American Express GBT's "2023 Meetings and Events Forecast," presented at IMEX America, it’s very clear there is optimism around the industry.

At IMEX America, taking place at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, October 11-13, American Express Global Business Travel < | Among the highlights: In-person meetings are back; organizations are serious about sustainability; and meeting spend (and cost) is rising.

The increase in global tourism activity has put the industry on the road to recovery and opened a scenario of positive e...
10/06/2022
Great Expectations and Optimism Ahead of FITUR 2023

The increase in global tourism activity has put the industry on the road to recovery and opened a scenario of positive expectations, according to FITUR.

With the 43rd edition of FITUR, the international tourism trade fair, set to take place at IFEMA Madrid from January 18 to 22, 2023, the organizers | The 43rd edition of the International Tourism Trade Fair is set to take place at IFEMA Madrid from January 18 to 22, 2023.

Group and business travel segments, according to Amadeus, are showing steady recovery in Q4, with 4.3 million group room...
09/28/2022
Global Hotel Occupancy Tops Pre-COVID Levels This Summer: Amadeus

Group and business travel segments, according to Amadeus, are showing steady recovery in Q4, with 4.3 million group room nights already booked for H1 2023.

Global hotel occupancy in July and August 2022 hit 67 percent—which is an increase of 3 percent over the same period 2019, according to the latest data by travel technology company Amadeus< | Group and business travel segments are showing steady recovery in Q4, with 4.3 million group room nights a...

Based on the confirmed attendees for IMEX Americas in Vegas, the numbers suggest a confidence-boosting rebound for the g...
09/27/2022
IMEX America Numbers Suggest Strong Rebound for the Industry

Based on the confirmed attendees for IMEX Americas in Vegas, the numbers suggest a confidence-boosting rebound for the global meetings, incentive travel and business events industry.

With over 3,000 global buyers and 3,000-plus exhibiting companies already confirmed, IMEX America 2022 is set to be one of its largest editions since its launch in 2011. | Thousands of event professionals will gather October 10-13 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas for the 2022 edition of the show. Read m...

The project includes the complete overhaul of the property’s 388 suites, lobby, public spaces and 12,000-square-foot mee...
09/26/2022
Hilton Hotel in Washington D.C. to Unveil $30M Reno in October

The project includes the complete overhaul of the property’s 388 suites, lobby, public spaces and 12,000-square-foot meeting and event space, plus the addition of an on-site restaurant.

Embassy Suites by Hilton Washington D.C. Convention Center is in the final stages of completing its full-property $30 million renovation. | The property-wide renovation at Embassy Suites by Hilton Washington D.C. Convention Center includes revamped suites, public spaces and a new restaurant.

According to the research by Global Business Travel Association - GBTA and HRS, 54 percent say business travel has rebou...
09/22/2022
GBTA Reveals Survey Results of Travel & Hybrid Work Realities

According to the research by Global Business Travel Association - GBTA and HRS, 54 percent say business travel has rebounded faster than expected, while 77 percent report they are spending more time troubleshooting traveler issues.

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and HRS, the corporate travel and payment technology platform, have announced the results of a comprehensive survey o | Research from GBTA and HRS focuses on business travel’s recovery, the need for traveler service expertise, and challenges of sourcin...

Recently opened, The Londoner Hotel is set to offer a new stage for business and leisure events and a milestone concept ...
09/12/2022
The Londoner Sets a New Stage for Weddings, Meetings and Events

Recently opened, The Londoner Hotel is set to offer a new stage for business and leisure events and a milestone concept for the MICE industry.

The Londoner, set on the south west corner of Leicester Square, is where the U.K. capital comes alive. | The "super boutique" hotel is aiming to be the leading events venue in London due to its size, flexibility, capabilities and location.

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts has acquired the Vienna House brand from Berlin-based HR Group for roughly $44 million. The acq...
09/09/2022
Wyndham Acquires European Hotel Brand Vienna House

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts has acquired the Vienna House brand from Berlin-based HR Group for roughly $44 million. The acquisition adds 28 hotels in Germany, further cementing Wyndham’s foothold in one of its largest European markets.

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts has announced the acquisition of the Vienna House brand from Berlin-based HR Group for&nbs | The tuck-in acquisition becomes Wyndham's 23rd brand, bolstering the company’s upscale and midscale presence with 40 hotels in Europe. Read more here.

The Events Industry Council has announced the recipients of its 2022 Global Awards, and Butch Spyridon, CEO of Visit Mus...
09/08/2022
Events Industry Council Names Recipients of Its 2022 Global Awards

The Events Industry Council has announced the recipients of its 2022 Global Awards, and Butch Spyridon, CEO of Visit Music City, has been named a "Hall of Leaders" inductee.

The Events Industry Council (EIC) has announced the recipients of its 2022 Global Awards, and Butch Spyridon, CEO of the Nashvil | Along with the 2022 Global Award winners, Butch Spyridon, CEO of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp., has been named a Hall of Leaders inductee.

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