Category Archives: News

SITE

Unlocking Incentive Expert Status

You are the expert in the office on designing an incentive program that morphs into a motivational game-changer for the company. You are strategic, creative and experienced. But how do you prove it? SITE, the incentive travel professional association, has just the thing.

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Union Strike

Las Vegas Casino Workers Vote to Strike Starting June 1

On May 22, an overwhelming majority of members of the Culinary Union in Las Vegas voted to go on strike when their current contract ends on May 31. The decision impacts 50,000 servers, bartenders, guest room attendants and cooks, and includes properties operated by MGM Resorts International and Caesars Entertainment.

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Bitcoin Goes F2F

Bitcoin Goes F2F

This week, in New York Hilton Midtown, thousands of the bitcoin savvy and curious filled a ballroom for Consensus 2018, a conference “where people pitched ideas, mingled and reveled in the possibility of disrupting health care or real estate or how government works,” reported The New York Times.

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AWE

Meetings Industry Groups Join to End Sexual Harassment

#MeToo and Time’s Up proved that when Hollywood celebrities took a stand about what would not be tolerated in the workplace, people listened. That inspiration was pivotal in AWE’s announcement on May 21 that the group had gathered a #StrongerTogether coalition to address sexual harassment in the meetings industry.#MeToo and Time’s Up proved that when Hollywood celebrities took a stand about what would not be tolerated in the workplace, people listened. That inspiration was pivotal in AWE’s announcement on May 21 that the group had gathered a #StrongerTogether coalition to address sexual harassment in the meetings industry.

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HD Expo

Design Inspo Brings Record Attendance to HD Expo 18

At HD Expo 2018, more than 875 exhibitors and 12,500 attendees marked the hospitality design trade show’s largest turn out yet. From May 2–4, interior designers, architects, owners, suppliers and hoteliers tromped the 275,000 sq. ft. of show floor space at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.

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american airlines

American Airlines Says No to Live Chickens and Goats

Sorry, no chickens, spiders or sugar gliders on this American Airlines flight. Miniature horses might still be OK, though. American Airlines has joined United, Delta and Alaska Airlines in tightening rules for emotional support animals on its flights. It has also formally banned a long list of critters.

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IHG Joins Shift to Cut Third-Party Planner Commissions

On May 8, Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) became the third major hotel brand to cut independent planner commissions from 10 percent to 7 percent. The announcement follows the lead of Marriott International, which made the announcement in January to go into effect in April.

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