More of the Week’s Meetings and Travel News


Here is a roundup of some more of the week’s news from the world of meetings, conventions, hospitality and travel:

–The TSA’s PreCheck program came to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport:

–Sonestra taking over Crowne Plaza Philadelphia Downtown:

–Eleven firms show interest in building a hotel at the Houston convention center:

–Puppy on the runway!:

–U.S. hotel occupancy is up 3.8% for the first quarter of 2012:

–Hotel hiring is outpacing the rest of the economy:

–Starwood Hotels & Resorts will open another hotel in its Element brand near Newark Liberty International Airport:

–Hilton agrees to manage two hotels in Mexican state of Queretaro:

–New hotel tower at Hard Rock casino in Tulsa will be ready to open in August:

–Airports work to develop better plans for when planes are delayed or diverted:

–Marriott will soon complete the 500th renovation of a Courtyard hotel as part of a five-year drive:

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    Bizzabo, QuickMobile Win Event Tech Awards

    Bizzabo reinforced its reputation as a leader in the meetings and event industry by claiming two honors during the Event Tech Awards, which was part of the Event Tech Live conference last week in London. The all-in-one event success platform…