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U.S. hotel occupancy decreased slightly from the previous week, according to the latest data from STR. September 6-12th, 2020 (percentage change from comparable week in 2019): • Occupancy: 48.5% (-30.2%) • Average daily rate (ADR): US$98.99 (-25.5%) • Revenue per available room (RevPAR): US$47.96 (-48.1%) Occupancy for the week prior was above 49.0%, lifted by […]

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This week, the Indianapolis City-County Council unanimously voted to approve a $155 million expansion of the Indiana Convention Center, adding 143,500 square feet in total, anchored by a 50,000 square foot ballroom, the largest in the state of Indiana, and 93,500 square feet of additional meeting/pre-function space. Construction is slated to begin in 2022 and […]

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What Happens if I Travel to Hawaii Now? The online Safe Travels Program is mandatory for all travelers. The mandatory 14-day quarantine is required for all passengers (visitors and returning residents) arriving into the state of Hawaii on or before October 14. Additionally, operations, including peer-to-peer platforms or sharing services, may not rent vehicles to any person who is […]

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With businesses slowly opening back up to socially-distanced groups, many professionals are also taking a much-needed Zoom break and opting for small group gatherings and in-person meetings to reconnect and plan in person. Lake Geneva’s Grand Geneva Resort & Spa is observing this trend first hand with the rise of the in-person, socially-distanced micro-meeting of […]

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MGM Resorts International is one of the Top 50 Best Companies for Latinas to Work for in the U.S. by LATINA Style, Inc. The full list of selected companies will be published in the upcoming issue of LATINA Style Magazine. Since 1998, the LATINA Style 50 survey and report has been the standard corporate America […]

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Today, Senator Rick Scott and Senator Marco Rubio introduced the Set Sail Safely Act, which will establish a Maritime Task Force, in coordination with a Private Sector Advisory Committee, to address the health, safety, security, and logistical changes needed to allow for cruise lines and ports to resume operations. Currently, cruise lines are under a No […]

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MMGY Global has announced the latest findings from MMGY Travel Intelligence’s Travel Intentions Pulse Survey Wave VIII (TIPS) and MMGY Global’s Travel Safety Barometer, which are designed to track how COVID-19 is impacting travelers’ attitudes, perceptions and behaviors. As we near the end of a summer where domestic road trips were the preferred way to vacation, despite COVID hot […]

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The Incentive Travel Council (ITC), a Strategic Industry Group within the Incentive Marketing Association (IMA), has elected new officers for 2020-2021. Nancy Alderman, CPIM, associate director, TSYS Loyalty & Prepaid, will continue to serve as the president of the ITC Board for a second year. Alderman has been involved in the travel industry for over 30 […]

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With 22 miles of pristine Atlantic coastline, year-round temperate weather, competitive rates and some of the most unique meeting spaces in Florida, Jacksonville is ideally suited to host drive-to meetings and smaller regional gatherings. The coastal city also offers visitors the opportunity to discover new budget-friendly passions that go beyond the meeting room. NEW JAX […]

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  Global DMC Partners (GDP), the leading global network of independently owned destination management companies (DMCs) and creative event experts, today issued its third survey in a series focused on measuring the dramatic impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic on the meetings and events industry. Calling upon planners and suppliers from around the world, GDP’s […]

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