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On the heels of Hong Kong topping the charts in The Economist’s ‘Global Normalcy Index’, the vibrancy in the city’s exhibition scene is demonstrating how Hong Kong continues cultivating business under the new normal — the Hong Kong Book Fair, the city’s largest annual fair, returned with fanfare this July with more than 830,000 visits […]

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The Incentive Research Foundation hosted nearly 500 attendees at one of the industry’s first large-scale in-person events of 2021 on June 2-5 at the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort. Throughout the entire planning process, health & safety protocols were a driving factor in every decision. The IRF details this planning process in the new case study Health & […]

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The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), The American Hotel & Lodging Foundation, and The BHN Group announced a new award to recognize and honor the transformational leadership of industry icon, Arne Sorenson, former president & CEO of Marriott International who died earlier this year.The Arne Sorenson Social Impact Leadership Award will be awarded in memory […]

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Signia by Hilton Atlanta has hired Kyle Stevens as their director of sales and marketing. The 975-room property, which broke ground in May, is slated to open in late 2023. Prior to this appointment, Stevens was the director of sales and marketing for Hyatt Regency Atlanta. He also worked with Grand Hyatt San Antonio and Hyatt […]

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U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the CDC’s updated guidance: “As noted by President Biden, the updated guidance from the CDC marks another phase for America in navigating the pandemic. “From the onset, we have said our industry will follow the guidance of public health authorities. The last […]

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Meeting venues and hotels across Florida’s Paradise Coast welcome corporate travelers back as pent-up demand for in-person meetings steadily grows, and the desire for personal travel exceeds all expectations. As a result, corporate travelers are combining the best of both worlds by booking pre-and post-meeting vacation time. The trend, defined as “bleisure” travel, allows meeting attendees to […]

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Travel to the U.S. will continue to be restricted from Europe and other countries, according to White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki, who cited the Delta variant spread as the cause in a recent press briefing. She said, “Given where we are today … with the Delta variant, we will maintain existing travel restrictions at this […]

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  The International Live Events Association (ILEA) has announced its 2021-2022 slate of volunteer leaders, including officers and directors of the ILEA International Board of Governors as well as the organization’s Regional Vice Presidents. Leaders were sworn in during the ILEA 2021 Annual General Meeting on July 28. “ILEA represents the global live events industry, […]

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PCMA President and CEO Sherrif Karamat, CAE today announced a new and expanded leadership structure that reflects the association’s continued transformation toward the global leader in the business events industry, and supports the business events communities throughout the APAC, EMEA and LATAM regions. “There has never been a greater need for people and communities everywhere […]

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As the meetings industry begins to recover, Discover Puerto Rico has new MICE initiatives to help meeting planners market their events in Puerto Rico. They have unveiled a toolkit with customizable templates, social media posts, e-blasts, postcards, “how to’s,” welcome videos and more. Welcome Video Themes: 1. Convention Center District Meeting 2. Resort Meeting 3. Traditional […]

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