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California Bans State Travel to Four More States; Texas Responds

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California has just announced an addition to its ban on state-funded and state-sponsored travel to states with LGBTQ discriminating laws. The original state measure, AB 1887, was put into effect as a law this past January. The law originally included Kansas, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee. As of June 22, Alabama, Kentucky, South Dakota and…

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The Ritz-Carlton Announces Trio of Luxurious Yachts

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Anchors away! The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is puttin’ the Ritz on the high seas. The luxury hotel brand announced Thursday that three large yachts are on the docket. The Ritz-Carlton, one of Marriott International’s brands, will be the first in its category to go surf and turf. The itineraries for the seven- to 10-day…

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Association Meetings Up, Attendees Down

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There were more international association meetings than ever last year, but on average the meetings had fewer participants, reports the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA). The ICCA did not speculate on the reasons behind these two opposing trendlines in its annual report on international association meetings. Based on data supplied by ICCA members, the…

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Majority of Americans Think Travel Ban Should Stay Blocked

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Fifty-seven percent of Americans say federal courts were right in blocking President Donald Trump’s travel ban while 39 percent disagree with the judges, according to a new poll. Not surprisingly, the poll, by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, shows opinions are sharply divided along partisan lines: 82 percent of Democrats favor the…

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5 Tips to Manage Travel Anxiety in this Age of Terrorism

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Business travel has always been wearing, and hard on occasion, too. Now, in this time of terrorism, it’s tempting to call it scary. As a meeting professional, travel is in your DNA—but you still might ask yourself from time to time, “Should I really go?” “Should I really ask them to go?” Here’s expert guidance…

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Jailhouses Rock as an Emerging Hotel Trend

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Pack your best orange onesie pajamas and get ready to do the cellblock tango! No, this isn’t a game of Monopoly involving jail and hotels. Former prisons across Europe are now welcoming guests to voluntarily check in. Best of all, you can roam free and get released whenever you want. Travelandleisure.com reports that because the…

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