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Most Expensive Cities for Business Travel

World’s Most Expensive Cities for Business Travel

Business travel is getting costly Down Under. Australian cities account for four of the Top 10 most expensive cities in the world for business travelers, according to a new study by expense-management firm Concur, with Brisbane surpassing Tokyo as one of the world’s most expensive cities for business travel. The third annual report analyzed more…

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New Zealand Taps Casino Operator to Construct New Convention Center

The operator of the SkyCity casino and entertainment complex in Auckland, New Zealand, has agreed to build and operate a $402 million convention center as part of a deal reached this month with the country’s government. In return, the government agreed to extend SkyCity’s casino license and allow it to add additional slot machines and…

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Meetings Industry is U.K.’s 16th Largest Employer, New Study Says

A study commissioned by the Meeting Professionals International Foundation and carried out by researchers at Leeds Metropolitan University found that the meetings industry is responsible for nearly 3 percent of the United Kingdom’s gross domestic product (GDP)—three times more than agriculture. Unveiled last week at The Meetings Show U.K. in London, The UK Economic Impact…

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King Edward Hotel in Toronto to Become Omni Property

The rooftop Crystal Ballroom on the 17th floor of Toronto’s landmark King Edward Hotel has been abandoned since the 1950s, but it will be restored and reopened as part of a deal to hand operations over to Omni Hotels & Resorts. The 110-year-old, AAA Four Diamond hotel will become an Omni property on Aug. 1….

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