Category Archives: News

Big Influence of Influencers on Meetings Industry

In the hospitality industry, members of the glitterati have been plastered as the faces of hotel chains, travel websites, CVBs and airlines. With the introduction and growth of social media, a whole new crop of influential celebrities has emerged, and they are simply known as “influencers.”

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5 AWE-some Women Elected to Hall of Fame

The five award winners were selected from more than 140 nominations from around the globe, with entries open to both women and men, members and nonmembers. AWE board members and event industry veterans selected the 2018 inductees, who will receive lifetime membership to AWE.

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Report: Business Travelers Could Soon Outnumber Tourists

A new report shows that for the first time this year, domestic business travel expansion is projected to outpace tourist activity. The U.S. Travel Association’s Travel Trends Index predicts a 2.5 percent increase in overall domestic travel over the next six months, with rooms booked for business meetings outpacing leisure travelers.

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MGM Clarifies Legal Action Regarding Shooting Victims

MGM Resorts International has emphasized that its recent legal action regarding the Oct. 1 mass shootings in Las Vegas is not seeking money or other compensation from victims, but instead is merely an effort to determine whether or not a federal law prohibits the victims’ lawsuits against the company.

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Vote Now for the 2018 Platinum Choice Awards

Start voting for the 15th annual Platinum Choice Awards at Smart Meetings and choose which hotels and CVBs stand out from the rest. Consider details including guest services, amenities, food and beverage options and technology, then nominate your favorites that offer the perfect event planner experience.

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