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  Visit Orlando, the Official Tourism Association for the most visited destination in the country and Theme Park Capital of the World, announced the appointment of Mario J. Bass to chief operating officer. Bass is an industry veteran with more than 25 years’ experience. A hospitality industry veteran with more than 25 years’ experience, Bass […]

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On the heels of the island’s strong recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic fallout, the forecast for 2023 is that the destination is on track to achieve 11% growth. Gross foreign exchange earnings for the destination for the 2023 calendar year are also forecasted to reach $4,122.4M, an estimated 13.3% increase on the previous year’s earnings. […]

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Seabourn, the leader in ultra-luxury voyages and expedition travel, is making a splash with its second purpose-built expedition vessel Seabourn Pursuit, which will enter service on August 12, 2023 with a series of seven new pre-inaugural sailings to the Mediterranean, Transatlantic and Caribbean. Now on sale, these new voyages will provide guests with the opportunity […]

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VisitPITTSBURGH President & CEO Jerad Bachar was named to the City & State Pennsylvania’s 2023 Pittsburgh Power 100, his second mention in as many years on the list that highlights some of the most influential and notable people across the City of Pittsburgh. “I’m very honored to again earn recognition alongside many of our great city’s […]

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The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, will commemorate its 11-year anniversary with free admission for Nevada residents, as well as buy one, get one admission for non-locals on Tuesday, Feb. 14. A special presentation of historically significant artifacts will also be held. Each year on the Museum’s anniversary it […]

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Las Vegas welcomed 38.8 million visitors in 2022, according to research published today by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA). This represents a 20.5 percent boost from 2021. Conventions also continued to ramp up in 2022, the first full calendar year of tradeshows and meetings since the pandemic, hosting nearly 5 million meeting attendees. That is […]

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Marriott International and Groups360 announced the launch of Instant Booking for Marriott’s portfolio of hotels in the United States and Canada. Marriott International is the first brand to have a direct integration with Groups360 to offer the “Instant Book” functionality for both guest rooms and meeting space at scale on GroupSync Marketplace, providing planners with […]

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  U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy Tori Emerson Barnes issued the following statement ahead of today’s U.S. House of Representatives vote on the NOTAM Improvement Act of 2023 (H.R. 346), which would create a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) task force to improve the Notice to Air Mission system: “After […]

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The Incentive Research Foundation (IRF) is pleased to announce the release of its signature study, The IRF 2023 Trends Report. As we enter 2023, COVID concerns have subsided, while workforce issues take on increased urgency. Given one of the most challenging labor markets in history, incentives are a critical business strategy to help organizations attract, retain, and […]

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The Tampa Airport Marriott, located inside Tampa International Airport (TPA),  allows you to be centrally located both to downtown Tampa and the coastline of St. Petersburg and Clearwater. Let your meeting take flight in their newly renovated event spaces, featuring over 25,000 square feet of indoor & outdoor venues that afford views of Tampa Bay […]

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