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April 8, 2016
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The Biggest MICE Industry Stories of the Week




Business travel was top of mind this week, as were the latest trends in the "knowledge economy" from this year's Convene. Here's our roundup of the most-read MICE industry headlines of the week. 

infographicUSTA: U.S. Business Travel Declines Amid Market Volatility

U.S. business travel declined amid volatility in the international markets in February, according to new research released this week by the U.S. Travel Association. 

The Travel Trends Index (TTI), as well as the Current Travel Index (CTI) spotlight the latest trends in business travel in the United States, and forecast some tough times ahead for business travel. 

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Convene 2016 Breaks Records as Convention Centre Set to Break Ground

Also this week we released a chat with top officials from Convene at this year's event. 

We spoke on how the Vilnius Convention Bureau is driving growth in the local knowledge economy through business events, along with support from Invest Lithuania, city universities, the hotel association, and more. 

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New Homewood Suites Hotel for Cabo San Lucas

In hotel news, this week Homewood Suites by Hilton announced a deal to open the new Homewood Suites by Hilton Cabo San Lucas in Mexico in the fourth quarter of 2016. 

The 75-suite property will be the brand's third for the region and its second in Mexico. 

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Posted by Brussels Airport (BRU) on Sunday, April 3, 2016

Brussels Airport Resumes Flights

In air travel news, Monday saw the limited resumption of flights from Brussels Airport following the March 22 terrorist attacks. 

The airport said it plans to increase the maximum capacity of the temporary structures in place to 800 passengers per hour, which a previous analysis had suggested is about 20 percent of the airport's total capacity.

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The Latest New and Newly Renovated New York City Event Spaces

Finally, New York City was in the spotlight this week with a big roundup from destination marketing organization NYC & Company on the latest new and newly renovated event spaces in the city. 

On offer are new and updated hotels, an historic theater, and other offbeat venues. 

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