More of the Week’s Meetings and Travel NewsTrends

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: washingtonpost.com

–Sonestra taking over Crowne Plaza Philadelphia Downtown: travelweekly.com

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

–Puppy on the runway!: msnbc.msn.com

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

–Hotel hiring is outpacing the rest of the economy: businessweek.com

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

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

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

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

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

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