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Meliá Eliminating Single-Use Plastics in All Properties

June 13, 2018 by Lori Smith

Gabriel Escarrer, executive vice-president and CEO of Meliá Hotels International, has announced that Meliá Hotels International will eliminate all single-use plastics in all its hotels within the year. The move will see plastic bottles, cups, bags, straws and coasters immediately

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MPI Plans and Partnership to Enhance CMM Program

June 8, 2018 by Lori Smith

One of the biggest pieces of news from the 2018 edition of Meeting Professionals International’s World Education Congress (WEC) is the association’s announcement that it is collaborating with the Indiana University Kelley School of Business, its executive education program, and

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Team-Building & Travel: The Perfect Combination

June 8, 2018 by JONATHAN HILTZ

Today’s business world is vast and diverse, but the one thing all companies have in common is the need to build strong teams of employees. Anyone who has been in the corporate world long enough knows that spending time chatting

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Solid Attendance and Superior Fundraising at WEC18

June 7, 2018 by Lori Smith

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and Visit Indy played host to 2,200 planners and suppliers at this year’s World Education Congress (WEC), MPI’s flagship event. Held June 2-5, 2018 at the Indianapolis Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana,

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Santa Barbara Four Seasons Reopening in June

May 16, 2018 by Lori Smith

Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara will reopen on June 1, 2018, following a nearly five-month closure caused by the California mudslides. The AAA five-diamond resort, which is renowned for its authentic Spanish Colonial design, was restored by a team of

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AccorHotels and Algeciras Agree to Buy Atton Hotels

May 15, 2018 by Lori Smith

AccorHotels and Chilean group Algeciras announce have signed an agreement with the shareholders of Atton Hotels in order to acquire the company. Under the terms of the agreement, AccorHotels will acquire 100 per cent of the management company that operates 11

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Hyatt Centric Brand Opens Second Miami Property

May 11, 2018 by Lori Smith

Hyatt Hotels Corporation has opened a new full-service lifestyle hotel in Miami’s Brickell Financial District. The Hyatt Centric Brickell Miami is situated in the first 19 floors of the new 83-storey Panorama Tower, the tallest building in Miami. Owned by Concord

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MPI Expands CSR Efforts at World Education Congress

May 2, 2018 by Lori Smith

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is expanding its corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts for its World Education Congress (WEC 2018), being held June 2-5, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Thee association’s efforts will support local charities and help create a model and methodology

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AlliedPRA Enters into Strategic Partnership with Latin America DMC

May 2, 2018 by Lori Smith

Event management and solutions firm AlliedPRA, Inc. has entered into a strategic partnership with ESA Latin America, a leading destination management company (DMC) in Latin America. The partnership expands the  global reach of both companies and offers their respective clients more

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Planners Focusing on Meeting Experience, reports MPI

May 2, 2018 by Lori Smith

Business event professionals are enjoying a healthy, stable business landscape and focusing on cultivating the entire meeting experience, according to the 2018 Spring Edition of  Meetings Outlook™. Published by Meeting Professionals International (MPI), Meetings Outlook presents future industry trends and predictions from

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Air Canada Launches Edmonton-San Francisco Service

May 2, 2018 by Lori Smith

Air Canada launched its new daily, non-stop service between Edmonton and San Francisco this week. “The tech, innovation and creative industries, together with legendary tourist and outdoor attractions in both Northern California and Northern Alberta make this a prime destination

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Hello! Destination Expands Operations to Northern California

April 17, 2018 by Lori Smith

Hello! Destination Management, a full-service destination management company (DMC) based in Orlando, Florida, has acquired Mana, Allison & Associates in San Francisco, California. Mana, Allison will continue its operations as “Hello! California,” providing corporate, incentive, and association program services in