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GBTA: Nearly Half of Europe Members Say Trump Ban Will Disrupt Travel  
The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has released a new poll on the impact of President Donald Trump’s ban on travel from seven countries as the legal fight over the new policy continues. Here’s the latest.
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FRONT PAGE NEWS
Convention Space News: Javits Expansion Moves Forward, Sustainability in Hawaii  
A big step for the expansion of New York’s Javits Center and new sustainability initiatives at the Hawaii Convention Center lead this week’s convention space news in the meetings industry. Find out more.
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Supplier News: ALHI’s Big Acquisition, Mandarin Oriental Back in Hawaii  
A major acquisition by Associated Luxury Hotels International’s (ALHI) parent company and a new Mandarin Oriental hotel across from the Hawaii Convention Center are this week’s top meetings industry supplier news. Take a look.
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Incentive Travel Exchange Enriches the Total Guest Experience With New Networking Activities  
This year's event will incorporate additional networking opportunities that will give attendees an even better ROI for their participation. Here's a look at what's planned.
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DESTINATION NEWS
Strong Conventions Boost Anaheim Visitation Record  
The California destination just set a visitation record for the fourth year in a row. Find out more.
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Confirmed: Mandarin Oriental to Open Hotel Near Hawaii Convention Center  
The move marks the first Mandarin Oriental hotel in Hawaii since The Kahala Hotel & Resort rebranded as an independent property in 2006. Get the details here.
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Hawaii Convention Center Helps IUCN World Conservation Congress Achieve Sustainability Certification  
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) 2016 World Conservation Congress received the distinguished ISO 20121 certification for sustainability. Here’s a look at what happened.
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Hotel Philips Kansas City Joins Curio, Revamps Meeting Spaces  
The historic Kansas City hotel underwent a $20 million renovation before joining Hilton’s boutique Curio Collection. Here’s what planners can expect.
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New York’s Javits Center Expansion Selects Design-Build Team  
The winning plan will add an on-site truck marshaling facility, an extra 90,000 square feet of permanent exhibit space and more. Take a look.
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Portugal: Turismo de Lisboa Launches Program to Attract and Host Congresses  
The funds to be granted are financed by the Lisbon Tourism Development Fund. Here’s an inside look at the plan.
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Sub-Saharan Africa: A Chat With Shaun Bird  
Sandton Convention Centre appointed a new General Manager late last year. The Event chats with Shaun Bird to find out how he’s been settling in, and what strategic plans he has up his sleeve for the next few months.
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Australia: Brisbane Hosts Top Association Leaders for First Time  
More than 100 top association and not-for-profit leaders have headed to Brisbane for the Associations Forum’s CEO & Chair Symposium. Here’s a look at the event.
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Asia: Cambodia Shores Up Hardware to Attract Meetings, Incentives  
Cambodia has set a 2020 target of 7.5 million arrivals. Here’s what that means for the country’s meetings industry.
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Americas: 6 Great Ways to Make Your Boss Look Good on Stage  
As a meeting planner, you’re often charged with making those who fear public speaking look good. Here are a half a dozen great ways to do just that.
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Americas: Hotel Hackers Lock Out Guests, Demand Ransom  
The Internet of things means that everything is networked, and everything is vulnerable.
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Americas: Planning for Purposeful Meetings  
What are purposeful meetings, and how can we create and deliver more of them?
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