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What if you could book not only your next meeting, conference or convention, but a package for your next three, five or even ten events? And what if that package…

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Forbes Travel Guide’s 2017 Star Award Winners: Who’s new?

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  Meadowood Spa reception Courtesy of Meadowood Napa Valley Forbes Travel Guide revealed its 2017 Star Award winners, a selection of the world’s best hotels, restaurants and spas. Who’s new to the list? This year’s additions include 181 hotels, 32 restaurants and 40 spas. Forbes Travel Guide used boots-on-the-ground research and a “proprietary algorithm” to ferret…

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What Planners Should Know About Trump’s Bathroom Ban

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Not 24 hours after Trump’s “Bathroom Ban”—a rollback of protections for transgender students that allowed them to use the bathroom of their gender identity—the fallout has been swift, especially for those in education and the travel industry. Protesters gathered outside the White House on Wednesday night to rebuke the president’s move, which critics condemn as discriminatory. Many…

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Disney Expands Coronado Springs Resort in Florida

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Disney World Resort is adding guest rooms, meeting space and eating options to its Coronado Springs Resort in Florida. Construction is underway on a 15-story hotel tower overlooking Lago Dorado, the Orlando resort’s centerpiece lake. The tower will add 500 guest rooms and suites to the property. A rooftop restaurant and lounge will feature panoramic views…

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Who Works Out in the Hotel Gym, and Who Doesn’t

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Most business travelers think about hitting the hotel gym, but a new American Express-GBTA Business Travel Sentiment report shows which travelers actually do. The winning group? Millennials. Among business travelers who work out regularly at home, millennials were the most committed to maintaining their fitness, according to the survey. Forty-six percent of millennials—representing travelers 18…

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Communal Rooms Coming to Marriott’s Element Hotels

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Courtesy of Marriott International When deciding on group accommodations, which factor wins out—the desire for shared space or the convenience of hotel services and amenities? Last month, at its Innovation Lab in downtown Los Angeles, Marriott International announced a groundbreaking lodging concept that may render the question moot. A pilot program at the company’s eco-conscious,…

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Airbnb Takes $1.9-Billion Bite Out of Hotels: 6 Fast Facts

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Airbnb is taking a bigger bite out of the U.S. hotel business. That’s according to CBRE, which tracks the San Francisco-based home-sharing company and its impact on the hotel industry. In a recent webinar, Jamie Lane, senior economist at CBRE Hotels’ Americas Research, dug into the numbers. Here are six essential takeaways every hotel professional,…

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New Florida Hotel to Feature Culinary Theater

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A culinary theater featuring world-renowned chefs is among the attractions planned at an upcoming 12-story hotel in Fort Myers, Florida. Chefs will teach culinary techniques to guests as well as the general public at the Autograph Collection hotel, which has not been named. Autograph Collection is one of Marriott’s top lifestyle hotel brands. The 225-room property…

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New List Names Top 50 Hotels in the United States

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Four Seasons Resort Hualalai When choosing a hotel, the volume of available properties and online accommodations reviews can make it hard to focus.  Luckily, U.S. News & World Report’s list of 2017 Best Hotels has arrived to make the decision easier—at least for those looking to book the best luxury hotels on the market. The…

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10 All-Inclusive Resorts for Inspiring Incentives

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All-inclusive resorts are the epitome of luxury—relaxation free of constant payment. If you’re looking for unforgettable all-inclusives for your next incentive program, check out our top choices. Some of these resorts are so remarkable that they need to go on everyone’s bucket list. Here are 10 extra special all-inclusive resorts: 1. Nanuku Auberge Resort (Pacific…

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