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:

-Chicago is opening tourism offices all over the place: huffingtonpost.com

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

-The last decade has been unprecedented for airline safety: cnn.com

-FelCor is selling six of its hotels: citybizlist.com

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

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

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

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

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

-Marriott opens its first Courtyard in Mexico City: marriott.com

-Pinnacle Airlines files for bankruptcy: nytimes.com

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

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

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

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