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Sponsored
Jul23

How will your next meeting INSPIRE?

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There’s a place where innovation meets inspiration. And business meetings are elevated to unforgettable gatherings. Some of the world’s most influential minds come to live, work and create in Pasadena.…

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Middle Eastern Tourists
Jul23
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Orange County Welcomes Middle Eastern Tourists for Eid al-Fitr

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Orange County Visitors Association (OCVA) is going the extra mile for Middle Eastern tourists looking to travel during the end of the Ramadan holiday. This month, the tourism association released a free online training video that encourages its 700 members to be more culturally aware and sensitive to Middle Eastern customs. The video coincides with […]

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philadelphia hotel market
Jul21
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Philadelphia Hotel Market is Red Hot

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The Philadelphia hotel market is red hot, thanks in part to its booming convention business. Three major conventions in June elevated Philadelphia Center City hotel occupancy rates to a 22-year high for the month, according to PHLCVB, Philadelphia’s Convention and Visitors Bureau. As reported on philly.com, occupancy reached 89.4 percent in June, the highest June […]

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Destination Marketing Organizations Spur Hotel Bookings
Jul17
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DMOs Spur Record for Hotel Bookings

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As executives from convention and visitor bureaus gathered this week in Austin, Texas, for the annual Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) conference, there’s solid evidence that DMOs are impacting hotel bookings at a record pace. In 2014, DMOs in the United States collectively influenced a record of 41.5 million room nights booked for future years, […]

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Jul14
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MLB All-Star Game Pitches Cincinnati

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Image Courtesy of Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau – Groups that meet in Cincinnati can tour Great American Ball Park, host of the 2015 All-Star Game  The 2015 MLB All-Star Game, which was played this week at Great American Ball Park in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio, pitched the host city into the limelight and introduced the riverfront city […]

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think big meetings contest
Jul10
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Hotels and Properties Win Big in Think Big Meetings Contest

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If we think about memorable meetings as works of art where planners are the painters, then suppliers could be considered the canvases on which these wonderful events take form.  As part of our Think Big Meetings contest, we asked suppliers to tell us about their best events and what helped make them unique—including images of […]

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Jul09
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Meetings Industry Takes Aim at FAA

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Just as the meetings industry organized to emphasize the importance of face-to-face meetings following bad publicity amid the Great Recession, travel-related companies and organizations are now urging Capitol Hill to include tax cuts on air travel and immediately improve infrastructure during the Federal Aviation Administration’s upcoming reauthorization. U.S. Travel Association announced this week that 117 […]

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same-sex marriage
Jun26
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Same-Sex Marriage Equals Big Boost in Tourism

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On the heels of the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriage, CVBs around the nation are forecasting big implications for the tourism industry. The change in marriage laws is likely to provide an economic boost for domestic and international travel. Reuters reports that in 2014, LGBT tourism topped $200 billion for the […]

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Jun11
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Big News for Abu Dhabi Tourism

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The international tourism and meetings campaign being waged by Abu Dhabi has received two major shots in the arm this week. The capital of United Arab Emirates got some major love from TripAdvisor, which ranked Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi city as the world’s No. 4 top attraction. Then today in Lorient, France, […]

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