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: