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California’s Ban on Travel to States With Anti-LGBT Laws Takes Effect  
The law bans state-funded and state-sponsored travel to North Carolina, Mississippi, Tennessee and Kansas. Here’s an inside look.
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Supplier News: New Event Hotels in North Africa  
Two new event hotels in North Africa from Hilton and Marriott lead this week’s meeting industry supplier news.
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U.S. and Mexico: The Latest From Florida  
From new event hotels to major renovations, Florida leads this week’s U.S. and Mexico news in the meetings and events industry.
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PCMA Convening Leaders Kicks Off  
PCMA has announced its lineup of speakers for the event. Get the details here.
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More Meeting Venues Open in Brooklyn  
A number of new hotels and event venues have opened in Brooklyn. NYC & Company, New York’s destination marketing organization, has compiled a full list.
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London: Four Seasons London at Ten Trinity Square Opens January 26  
One of the year’s top openings will be the Four Seasons London at Ten Trinity Square. Here's a quick preview.
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France: Inside the New Spa Evian Source  
The top new spa in Europe is actually in one of France’s most historic hotels, Hôtel Royal Evian. Here's an inside look.
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Sub-Saharan Africa: Meetings Africa 2017 Defines Business Events and the Achievement of Development Goals  
Business Events has grown in international recognition over the past few decades across Africa and remains one of the driving growth drivers in the sector overall. Here's what's planned for this year.
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Portugal: Europalco Is a Finalist at the InAVation Awards  
The Portuguese company Europalco has been announced as a finalist at the InAVation 2017 awards. Get the details here.
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Australia: Domestic Arrivals Into the Whitsundays Soar  
New figures reveal domestic visitor arrivals to the Whitsundays were up by 25.5 per cent for the year ending September 30, 2016. Here’s a look at the latest stats.
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Asia: New Leadership at SACEOS  
SACEOS has made two executive appointments. Take a look at the new hires.
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Americas: Drones: Moving Into Events at the Speed of Flight  
Drones have come a long way from their early role as solely military tools. Here’s how they’re making their way into the events industry.
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Americas: Hidden Hotel Fees Called Out in Government Report  
Hate resort fees? So does the National Economic Council, which recently published a report looking at how hidden fees charged by seven industries, including hotels and airlines, are unhealthy for the U.S. economy.
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Americas: Managing Your Top 3 Legal Meeting Contract Challenges  
Advice from a legal expert on how to protect your rates, avoid attrition, and manage risk.
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