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MGM Resorts International is the world’s leading hospitality and entertainment company. Within our deep and diverse portfolio of resort destinations, we create experiences that simply do not exist anywhere else.…

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Rosewood to Debut Ultra-Luxurious Resort in Vietnam

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Rosewood Hotels & Resorts is undergoing a major global expansion, and it’s showing no signs of slowing down. The hotel group currently has 19 properties in development around the world, with 11 planned for Asia. The most recent addition is Rosewood Hoi An, which is scheduled to join the collection in 2019. Rosewood Hoi An…

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Go Glamping at Coachella in a Marriott Pop-Up Tent

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A cushy new corporate perk is coming to the 2017 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. The annual event held in Indio, California, has exploded into a cultural phenomenon since its debut in 1999. Last year, nearly 200,000 revelers attended the festival, which spans two consecutive three-day weekends in April. This year’s headliners include Lady…

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Infographic: Is Your Event ROI Up to Par?

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Experiences have never been more popular. Millennial travelers crave purposeful experiences. Attendees call for unique adventures they can’t find anywhere else. As this shift changes the landscape of events, the way we measure event ROI must change along with it. So what can planners do to ensure solid event ROI? AgencyEA, an agency that specializes…

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Say Farewell to Virgin America

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The time has come to say goodbye to perhaps the hippest airline on the market. On March 22, Alaska Airlines announced its plan to eliminate the Virgin America brand, with an official termination to occur in 2019. Last year Alaska purchased Virgin for $2.6 billion. Sangita Woerner, Alaska Airlines vice president of marketing, remarks, “We…

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DMAI to Become Destinations International

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Palais des Congress de Montreal Following last year’s major reorganization under new President and CEO Don Welsh, Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) is making another significant overhaul. Welsh and DMAI Chairman Gary C. Sherwin, CDME, have announced that the leading association for destination marketers will soon go by another name. This July, DMAI will debut…

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Marriott Invests in Experiential Travel

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PlacePass users can tour Downtown Abbey filming locations Meeting planners have a new tool to entice business travelers who attend corporate events, thanks to Marriott International. The world’s largest hotel company announced this week it has invested in PlacePass, a Cambridge, Massachusetts, travel-tech company. PlacePass has developed a web-based meta-search platform to assist travelers in…

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U.S. Hotels Join Pilot Program to Prevent Food Waste

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Food production has the largest environmental footprint of any human activity, according to data from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). 40 percent of food is wasted through the supply chain, including the hotel industry. It should come as no surprise that limiting hotel food waste is one of the best ways the hospitality industry can…

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Crowne Plaza Gets Personal with Business Travelers

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Smart meetings are all about leveraging business opportunities, but they can be personally rewarding, too. To attract business guests, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts recently launched its biggest consumer media campaign for the Americas in the past 10 years. “We’re All Business, Mostly” is part of the larger Crowne Plaza Accelerate campaign. With $200 million…

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Electronic Devices Prohibited on Some Flights to the United States

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Passengers flying to the United States or United Kingdom from specific countries in the Middle East and North Africa will not be allowed to bring carry-on electronic devices larger than a standard-size smartphone, representatives from both countries announced this week. Citing “evaluated intelligence,” the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) stated in a press release…

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Record-Breaking 145 Million Travelers to Fly This Spring

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Apparently, now is the time to fly. Airlines for America has released impressive new predictions for the spring season—and they are breaking records. U.S. airlines expect 145 million passengers to fly around the world during the months of March and April. That number represents an increase of 4 percent from last year, which saw 140…

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