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Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest hotel franchising company with approximately 9,000 hotels across nearly 95 countries, announced the debut of The Meetings Collection, a new element of the brand’s Wyndham Business program. Initially launching with eight hotels and resorts located across the U.S. in highly sought-after meetings destinations and with plans to expand […]

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The Meetings Mean Business Coalition (MMBC) and the U.S. Travel Association have announced the full integration of the coalition under the U.S. Travel umbrella, strengthening MMBC’s critical mission of uniting the meetings industry with one strong and powerful voice. By integrating with U.S. Travel, MMBC will benefit more directly from the association’s robust public affairs […]

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The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort celebrated the grand opening of its newest addition, the Walt Disney World Swan Reserve on Friday, Nov. 12 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, bringing together hotel owners Tishman and MetLife along with executives from Walt Disney World and Marriott International. This new 14-story hotel designed by Gensler is […]

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Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina has completed the first phase of an $88 million renovation, upgrading and refurbishing 97,000 square feet of meeting space – encompassing two main ballrooms, a new outdoor pavilion, a lower level ballroom/foyer and multiple breakout rooms – in the hotel’s Marina Tower. To accommodate the increasing trend towards hybrid […]

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Leading ultra-luxury cruise line Silversea Cruises has taken delivery of new ship Silver Dawn at the Fincantieri shipyard in Ancona, Italy. Executives from Silversea Cruises and Fincantieri attended an intimate delivery ceremony to welcome the 10th ship to the cruise line’s fleet. Following a video screening of the official coin and flag ceremonies, Roberto Martinoli—Silversea’s President and CEO—penned his […]

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Continuing to expand gateways and ease of access to the island for U.S. travelers, Jamaica welcomed new air service from Atlanta’s Hartsfield Jackson International Airport (ATL) and Orlando International Airport (MCO) by its newest airline partner, Frontier Airlines. In keeping with Jamaica’s warm island culture, both inaugural flights were celebrated with traditional festivities upon departure from […]

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The State of Hawaii started welcoming international travelers under the new federal requirements starting on November 8. Depending on vaccination status and U.S. citizenship, travelers must present proof of either vaccination, negative COVID-19 test or both when flying to Hawaii. Details: Direct International Travel to Hawaii Starting November 8: NON-U.S. citizens traveling directly to Hawaii from an […]

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  Music City Center President and Chief Executive Officer Charles Starks has been named Chairman of the Board for the Professional Convention Management Association. With 8,400 professional and student members, as well as 100,000 business stakeholders worldwide, PCMA is the global leader in business events. In 2022, the organization will combine its Board of Directors […]

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The Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau (LRCVB) is pleased to welcome Brian Oaks as its new senior vice president and chief operating officer. Oaks will lead activities and operations for all LRCVB-managed properties including the Statehouse Convention Center, Robinson Center and Performance Hall, River Market facilities, and multiple parking decks and surface lots. Since […]

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  The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) appointed Carol Motley as the next Senior Vice President of Convention Sales & Services. In her new position, Carol will be responsible for driving occupancy and attendance for conventions, trade shows, and meetings in Greater Miami and Miami Beach. She will work with meeting planners and […]

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