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:

-Chicago is opening tourism offices all over the place:

-The former marketing chief for McDonald’s is now in charge of brands for InterContinental:

-The last decade has been unprecedented for airline safety:

-FelCor is selling six of its hotels:

-The Corporate Travel Index says that Atlanta is a bargain right now:

-Forbes says companies are starting to plan luxury corporate retreats again:

-Hospitality CEOs will discuss international travel at a June conference:

-Construction could start this summer on the first full-service casino-hotel in the San Francisco Bay Area:

-Sheraton plans to open 10 Shine Spas in 2012, primarily in hotels overseas:

-Marriott opens its first Courtyard in Mexico City:

-Pinnacle Airlines files for bankruptcy:

-The parent company of Fairmont, Raffles and Swissôtel got a new president and chief operating officer:

-Marriott may sell three of its Edition hotels to expand the brand:

-Visa says travel spending is back to pre-recession levels:

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    Bizzabo, QuickMobile Win Event Tech Awards

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