More of the Week’s Meetings and Travel News

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

–The Hyatt Regency Louisville in Kentucky completed its $5.8 million renovation: courier-journal.com

–Polly the Parrot was the winner of an online contest to select Frontier Airlines’ newest spokesanimal: airlinenewsresource.com

–The Ameristar chain of casinos inked a deal to let guests use their rewards points at MGM resorts: suntimes.com

­–Delta Air Lines initiated a price hike, but Southwest and others haven’t followed suit: usatoday.com

–Hyatt Place celebrated the opening of a newly built hotel in Riverside, Calif.: pe.com

–Lowes Hotels launched a new website: hotelnewsresource.com

–A TSA blog post revealed that JetBlue is expected to join the PreCheck expedited security screening program: tsa.gov

–A new Residence Inn by Marriott is in the works near the convention center in Raleigh, N.C.: newsobserver.com

–DirectTV is introducing DVR service for hotels: hotelchatter.com

–The TSA is testing machines that automatically check IDs and boarding passes: msnbc.msn.com

–The International Association of Exhibitions and Events released a white paper titled “Wi-Fi and Mobile Challenges in the Exhibitions and Events Industry”: iaee.com

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