MPI Turns to Indy for 2018 WEC

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For those already missing the excitement of Meeting Professionals International’s World Education Congress (or those who are kicking themselves because they wish they had been in Las Vegas last week), organizers left you with something to look forward to. Visit Indy will be hosting WEC 2018 June 2 through 5, 2018 at the Indiana Convention…

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10 New and Noteworthy Hotel Openings

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Photo courtesy of The Maven Hotel in Denver A hotel opening is always exciting news. What designs will it showcase? How will it change a destination? This is especially true for meeting planners, who at times can feel like their entire lives are spent in hotel rooms (or on flights). And being one of the…

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Las Vegas Convention Center’s $1.4 Billion Expansion Receives Final Approval

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It’s finally official: the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) Board of Directors has approved the $1.4 billion expansion and renovation of Las Vegas Convention Center. In the works since 2016, the project had previously been approved by other local boards, but had yet to receive final approval from LVCVA. The expansion will add…

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11 Up-and-Coming Meeting Cities that Sizzle and Satisfy


Bird’s-eye view of Columbus, Ohio Emerging destinations for event planners to explore This year’s selection of 11 emerging U.S. cities consists of premium destinations for hosting business meetings, corporate events and association gatherings. From Northern California to the Colorado Rockies, from the Midwest to New England, and from the Southeast to the Lone Star state,…

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Top 10 Most Beautiful Cities to Host a Meeting


Get your passport ready! Conde Nast Traveler has released a list of the 50 Most Beautiful Cities in the World, many of which would make great meeting destinations. The list highlights cities rich in history, architecture and natural beauty. See if your favorites made the cut and discover new cities you’ve never explored before. 1….

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71 Airports May Be Affected by Possible Laptop Ban Expansion


European airports currently under consideration for an expanded ban on bringing laptops onto jetliner cabins can avoid this sanction, says U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly. Kelly told a House of Representatives panel that his deputy will travel to a conference in Malta next week “to present what we think are the minimum increased…

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June 2017

In our June issue, you won’t want to miss our exclusive interview with Four Seasons Founder and Chairman of the Board, Isadore Sharp. The pioneering hotelier shares his inspiring rags to riches story and offers insights into the ultra-luxurious hotel brand’s future. This issue is jam-packed with enlightening features on the latest trends in luxury…

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2017 Smart Stars Award Winners

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Best Airport Hotel Best Attraction/Theme Park Best Ballroom Best Beach Hotel Best Boutique/Lifestyle Hotel Best City Hotel Best Coastal Hotel Best Conference Center Best Convention Center Best Convention Center Hotel Best Cruise Line Best Desert Hotel Best Eco/Green Hotel Best Executive Retreat Best Family-Friendly Hotel/Resort Best Gaming/Casino Hotel Best Golf Resort Best Historic Hotel Best…

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American Fliers More Satisfied With Airport Security in 2017


The wait time to go through airport security is so unpredictable. Sometimes you breeze right through and other times, you’re left huffing and puffing to race to your gate to avoid missing your flight. The good news is, a new survey conducted by Travel Leaders Group in April 2017 shows that 67.7% of Americans are…

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Welcome to Phoenix, Where 1 Million Points is Just the Beginning

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Fast-growing Phoenix has long been a draw for meetings and events. The city offers an award-winning downtown convention center and urban core, easy air access, sun-drenched beauty and unmatched value. Lately an infusion of youthful energy and new investment has propelled downtown Phoenix into the spotlight as a modern urban center. Meeting Facilities The Phoenix…

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