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  The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) today revealed signs of progress within the tourism sector as the emirate prepares to gradually open up to international travel. Hotel occupancy rates in Abu Dhabi have risen by 3% year-on-year since July 1 and are expected to rise further with the […]

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The Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland, managed by ASM Global on behalf of the Cuyahoga County Convention Facilities Development Corporation (CCCFDC), has announced its commitment to achieve Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ accreditation, the gold standard for prepared facilities. Under the guidance of GBAC, a Division of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, the […]

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For more than 100 years, Hilton hotels around the world have set the stage for the world’s most coveted and important meetings, events and entertainment gatherings – from star-laden award shows and movie sets to energetic political conventions, global conferences and wow-worthy weddings. Today, that tradition continues – even at a safe distance. To address […]

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This Saturday marks another major milestone in our destination’s ongoing recovery, with the reopening of Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom theme parks. When EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios follow suit July 15, all of Orlando’s theme parks will be operational once more — something we haven’t been able to say in four […]

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The Duke Energy Convention Center, in collaboration with Prestige Audio Visual and Creative Services, and our downtown Cincinnati partners are excited to bring you Hybrid Events-Confusing Possibilities Made Simple on July 15th at 2pm EST.  Join us live (or virtually) in Cincinnati, Ohio and bring clarity to how a hybrid event can be a successful solution for your […]

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As Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau (LRCVB) begins to see some events return to the public facilities it manages and operates, health and safety remain top priority as venues have been sanitized and additional protocols have been implemented. Safety has always been a priority for LRCVB as staffers work to protect meeting and convention […]

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Eldorado Resorts, Inc. has announced that at a meeting today, the Company received approval from the Nevada Gaming Control Board and the Nevada Gaming Commission in connection with its pending acquisition of Caesars Entertainment Corporation, subject to customary conditions. Eldorado is a leading casino entertainment company that owns and operates twenty-one properties in eleven states, […]

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The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center has achieved GBAC STAR™ accreditation through the Global BioRisk Advisory Council, a division of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, augmenting the Center’s early initiatives to prepare for new standards driven by the pandemic. The program certifies that the facility is implementing the industry’s highest standards of […]

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    Over the past few months, GBTA staff and leadership have explored every option possible to proceed with the association’s 2020 Convention set for November in Denver, Colorado. That said, with the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to spike globally and the Denver Convention Center dedicated to a temporary medical facility, the convention center cannot be […]

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The COVID-19 pandemic and shutdown – along with the resulting economic fallout – has had a significant impact on associations’ ability to engage and communicate with members, according to the results of Naylor Association Solutions and Association Adviser’s 2020 Association Communications Benchmarking Report. Adapting to remote work at the same time they are forced to […]

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