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Americas: Are There Any Deals Out There? A Look at Group Room Rates by Market  
Group hotel rates in top-tier destinations keep getting more expensive — here’s where to find the best deals.
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FRONT PAGE NEWS
Air Travel: Delta’s Atlanta Revamp  
Delta is refreshing its boarding experience at its Atlanta hub this week in air travel news affecting the meetings and events industry. Details here.
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Supplier News: New Members for ALHI, New Airport Hotel at LaGuardia  
There have been a number of new hotel updates in this week’s meetings industry supplier news. Find out more.
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Convention Space News: Top New Hires at Convention Centers  
There have been a number of new hires and promotions at convention centers this week. Take a look.
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AMITE 2017 Celebrates Many Successful “Firsts” in Bangkok, Thailand  
The fourth annual Asia Meeting & Incentive Travel Exchange (AMITE) hosted 32 hand-picked leading MICE buyers from 16 countries. Here's an inside look at the event.
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DESTINATION NEWS
Omaha Plans First Entertainment District Near Convention Center  
The Capitol District will be anchored by the new Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District. Here’s what to expect.
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Los Angeles Convention Center Posts Record Year  
The Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC), managed by AEG Facilities, has reported the most successful year in its 46-year history for fiscal year 2016 – 2017. Here’s an inside look.
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ALHI Adds Four New Hotels to Convention Collection  
The new hotels are the InterContinental Washington, DC – The Wharf, the Omni Shoreham Hotel, the Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center and the Omni Louisville Hotel. Take a look.
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LaGuardia to Get AccorHotels’ First ibis Styles Hotel in U.S.  
The new ibis Styles New York LaGuardia Airport will serve as the flagship hotel for the brand in the United States. Here’s an inside look.
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Four New Hires, Promotions at Hawaii Convention Center  
AEG Facilities, the management company of the Hawaii Convention Center (HCC), has announced a number of new hires and promotions. Take a look.
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John Washko Named New VP Convention Sales for Mohegan Sun  
Washko will head up the sales and direction for the new Mohegan Sun Expo Center, set to open in summer 2018. Find out more.
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Sub-Saharan Africa: Bigger, Better, Busier  
A snapshot of new and recently refurbished conference and events venues shows a move towards modernization and versatility.
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Australia: Get Global Debuts in Sydney  
The inaugural Get Global outbound MICE industry trade show launched on Friday at the ICC Sydney attracting over 240 event and meeting organizers to connect with 120 suppliers of international product from 20 countries. Find out more.
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Asia: New Bekasi Convention Hall Rises to Meet Demand  
The Harris Convention Hall Summarecon Bekasi has recently opened, adding a new events venue to Bekasi in eastern Jakarta. Here’s an inside look.
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Portugal: Airbnb Aims for Portugese Market  
The website has launched a service dedicated to business tourism and it wants to operate in Portugal. Here's how.
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Americas: Music: The Unsung Hero of an Event  
What you need to consider when planning the soundtrack to your next event.
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Americas: White Paper Offers Insights into Planning for Disruption  
The Incentive Research Foundation suggests vendor partners are more frequently a cause of disruption, rather than a cure. Find out more.
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• New York targets Airbnb with sensational ad  (Source: Hotel Management)

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