Uber, meetings

Life Without Uber and Lyft: One City’s Story

Last year, the City of Austin started requiring ride-hailing companies, both ride-share companies and taxis, to fingerprint its drivers, and both Uber and Lyft pulled out in protest.
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GBTA Poll Shows Travel Ban Will Affect U.S. Meetings

Not only do travel professionals see the ban affecting tourism to the U.S., but also having the potential to affect American travelers abroad.
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Visit These National Parks While the Gettin’s Good

Because of severe staffing shortages, seven historic sites in Philadelphia’s Independence National Historic Park will shutdown in the coming months.

Experience the Shadowy World of Espionage in DC

The history and mystery of the U.S. government is on full display at the International Spy Museum.
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Meal Caps Not Keeping Up With F&B Cost Increases

“You can get a hot breakfast at the Westin in St. Louis for $40 and a similar breakfast at the Westin in Times Square will cost $75.”

New Developments Amid the Storied Holes of Pebble Beach Resorts

The Monterey Peninsula hints at what golfing groups can expect from Pebble Beach courses: twists, turns and jaw dropping dramatic backdrops.
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New PortMiami Terminal to Host Royal Caribbean’s Largest Ships

The angular glass facility will feature floor-to-ceiling windows, bringing a welcoming, lively atmosphere to the port.

Air India Circles the Globe With First All-Female Crew

What better way to kick off International Women’s Day: Two New Delhi to San Francisco flights manned by an all-female crew.

GMIC’s Latest Research on Sustainability Reveals a Long Road Ahead

Sustainability is a narrative of many languages, according to “Sustainable Meeting and Event Practices: The State of the Industry,” a new study commissioned by the Green Meeting Industry Council (GMIC).

AMResorts’ New Trade Show Sparks Matchmaking Magic for Meeting Planners

More than 50 properties strutted their stuff recently at AMResorts' first trade show.

St. Lucia Kicks Off the Caribbean’s Year of Adventure with a Bang

The year of adventure is in full swing throughout the Caribbean, bringing with it an array of experiences and new hotels that aim to please.
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Compliance Challenges Pharma Planners’ Hotel Picks

Red flags for compliance departments include five-star ratings, resort or gaming destinations, such as Phoenix or Las Vegas; and on-site facilities, such as golf, a nightclub or a spa.
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New Hotels Put Chattanooga on the Meetings Map

Much quirkier, the hotel’s new owners plan to restore the hotel’s haunted room 311 to what it would have looked like in 1926.
Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa, Florida, Bonita Springs, waterpark, renovation, meeting space

Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Freshens Up Indoor, Outdoor Space

“An abundance of flexible outdoor event space sets the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort apart from the competition.”
Montage Palmetto Bluff, South Carolina, Palmetto Bluff, Lowcountry, Southern traditions

Montage Palmetto Bluff Expands Its Southern Charm

A Lowcountry oyster roast or boil can be organized for groups.
Thompson Dallas at The Drever, Thompson Hotels, Houston, San Antonio, Texas, Dallas

Thompson Hotels Breaks into Texas Hotel Market

"We’re excited for Thompson to inject new life into downtown Dallas, San Antonio and Houston."
Hard Rock Hotel Papagayo Costa Rica, Hard Rock Hotels, Costa Rica, Papagayo, Central America, hotel openings

Hard Rock Will Roll into Costa Rica Next Year

The Hard Rock brand’s foray into the country will include a 294-room modern retreat on the Papagayo Peninsula.

New Developments in Huntington Beach Prove No Waves, No Glory

Huntington Beach's surf culture used to define the destination at just about every turn.

Estrel Berlin Expansion Makes More Room for Good Business

Estrel Berlin, Europe's largest hotel, convention and entertainment centre, is also one of the most sustainable gigs in town.
PCMA, meeting

Giving Good at PCMA

"Imagine being able to take this information right into the Mayor's office and say, 'Here's what trade shows bring us in addition to tax dollars."

Q&A: Barrie Perks of CincyUSA Talks Value

Cincinnati is in the midst of an incredible run, with an estimated $2 billion investment flooding into the city's downtown core.
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Camino Real’s Upscale Western Theme to Transform El Paso

Built in 1912, the hotel’s rooftop once served as the perfect spot to view battles happening during the Mexican Revolution.

Purpose Meets Profit at Sustainable Brands ’16 Copenhagen

Since launching over a decade ago, Sustainable Brands’ value-based approach to commerce has been embraced by over a million business leaders worldwide.

A Look Inside the Greater Columbus Convention Center Expansion

The $125 million renovation and expansion of the Greater Columbus Convention Center (GCCC) is soon to round completion.
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The Venetian Encourages Collaboration in New Pop-Up Workspace

“Our coworking pop-up taps into a growing trend of creating collaborative workspaces that can be used on a temporary basis in addition to traditional offices."

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