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Convening Leaders' CSR Activity Benefits Sammy's House

January 16, 2017 by Lori Smith

Hospitality Helping Hands, one of two charitable events held during Convening Leaders 2017, raised money for and revitalized Sammy’s House, a not-for-profits agency in Austin that provides services for children who are medically fragile and/or developmentally delayed. The event, which has held

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New Advisory Boards Formed to Guide PCMA Expansion

January 16, 2017 by Lori Smith

The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) has formed two new regional advisory boards for the Europe/Middle East/Africa (EMEA) and Asia-Pacific (APAC) regions to help guide its global expansion. The formation of the boards was announced at Convening Leaders 2017, which was

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Two Canadians Among 37 CMM Recipients

January 13, 2017 by douloff

DALLAS and ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Two Canadians, Chantal Montpetit, CMP, Canadian Construction Association, Ottawa, and Sarah Watson, Canadian Mathematical Society, also from Ottawa, were among the 37 meeting and travel professionals who recently received the distinguished Certificate in Meeting Management (CMM)

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Nashville’s Convention Centre Adding Space

January 11, 2017 by douloff
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A construction project of almost $20 million at The Music City Center will add a food and beverage outlet and expand the exhibit hall and Davidson Ballroom concourse space, it was announced Jan. 5. The expansion will add 5,000

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GBTA Convention 2017 Coming to Boston

January 9, 2017 by douloff

Alexandria, Va. — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) announced last month the launch of registration for GBTA Convention 2017, to be held in Boston July 15-19. GBTA Convention 2017 marks the 49th edition of The Business Travel Event of the

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Update: What’s New in Las Vegas

January 8, 2017 by douloff
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LAS VEGAS — Here’s an update on the latest news of renovated hotels, new restaurants and new attractions in Las Vegas, announced last month. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas introduced the first phase of a $13 million refresh

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Ovation Global Strengthens U.S. MICE Positioning

January 5, 2017 by douloff

GENEVA — Ovation Global DMC, MCI Group’s international destination services provider and incoming event organizer, has formed a partnership with Ken Lyons Communications (KLC), it was announced last month. As of Jan. 1, this collaboration will further strengthen Ovation’s positioning

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Miraval Group to Develop Wellness Resort in Texas

January 4, 2017 by douloff
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NEW YORK — Miraval Group has acquired the 220-acre Travaasa Austin Resort in the Hill Country of Texas, which it will redevelop and expand into a 120-room destination wellness resort, its first in Texas and the South, it was announced

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JW Marriott Opens on Florida’s Marco Island

January 3, 2017 by douloff
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MARCO ISLAND, FLA. — Following a $320 million renovation, the Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort, Golf Club & Spa has converted to a 726-room JW Marriott property, it was announced Dec. 3. “This brand conversion brings to fruition years of

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Dallas CVB Rebrands as VisitDallas

December 30, 2016 by douloff
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DALLAS — The Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau is now VisitDallas, president and CEO Phillip J. Jones announced at the organization’s annual meeting on Dec. 1. “Dallas is catching on, and we must discover the social currency and triggers that

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Hotel Chaco Opening in Albuquerque in April

December 23, 2016 by douloff

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Hotel Chaco, a 118-room boutique luxury hotel inspired by the ancient civilization of Chaco Canyon, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is expected to open in Old Town Albuquerque in April, 2017, it was announced last month. “We’re

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Asian Gaming Hotel/Casino Opens in Vegas

December 22, 2016 by douloff
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LAS VEGAS – Lucky Dragon Hotel & Casino, offering an authentic Asian gaming and dining experience, has opened in Las Vegas, it was announced Dec. 7. Located on the Strip’s northern corridor, Lucky Dragon features multilingual staff, and signage, from