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August 31, 2016
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TOP STORY
Hyatt Times Square’s New Meetings Terrace, AmEx GBT’s New Acquisition  
From new event venues to the latest corporate travel deals, don’t miss these top three meetings and events industry headlines.
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FRONT PAGE NEWS
Tour the W New York Times Square’s Event Spaces  
Recently InternationalMeetingsReview got a chance to take a firsthand tour of the W New York Times Square’s meeting and event spaces. Here’s an inside look.
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Sightings: Opening Night at Caribbean Meeting & Incentive Travel Exchange  
Questex Travel Group just kicked off the seventh annual Caribbean Meeting and Incentive Travel Exchange (CMITE) at the Hilton Barbados Resort. Here’s an inside look at the opening night of the event.
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MEET National Attendance to Exceed Expectations  
Questex Travel Group, organizers of MEET National, anticipate a strong increase in attendance at this year’s event. Here’s the latest on what’s planned.
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Seventh Annual Caribbean Meeting & Incentive Travel Exchange Opens in Barbados  
Questex Travel Group opened its seventh annual Caribbean Meeting and Incentive Travel Exchange (CMITE) today at the exquisite Hilton Barbados Resort. Here's a quick look at the event.
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G20 to Boost Hangzhou, AIME Celebrates 25 Years  
Four big meetings and events industry headlines from Asia-Pacific have caught our eye to start the week. Here’s what you need to know.
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GBTA: 69 Percent of Travel Programs Don’t Have Mobile Strategy, New Venue in Berlin  
It’s Friday! Close out your week right with this round-up of the biggest meetings and events industry stories from around the world.
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Washington, DC, Sets Visitation Record + Malaysia Airlines Plots “Aviation’s Greatest Turnaround”  
A drop in prices at London hotels and a student leadership program in Leeds are also making headlines in the meetings industry today. Here’s everything you need to know.
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New Startup to Offer Corporate Travel to Mexico  
Corporate Travel Services (CTS) for Playa del Carmen, Mexico, cater to corporate, incentive, group and leisure travel. Find out more.
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DESTINATION NEWS
New Billings, Montana DoubleTree Offers 16,000 Square Feet of Event Space  
The DoubleTree by Hilton Billings is the first hotel for Hilton’s DoubleTree brand in the city, which is the largest in Montana. Here’s what event planners can expect.
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Sub-Saharan Africa: Three Cheers for Tourism  
It’s that time of the year when we celebrate the beauty and diversity our incredible country has to offer. Tourism Month is jam packed with all sorts of festivities and activities to ensure both domestic and international travellers stay captivated.
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Portugal: First APECATE Quality Seal Goes to Equinócio  
The Portuguese Association of Congress, Events, Outdoor Leisure and Cultural Activity Companies recently launched its Quality Seal. Here’s a look at the distinction.
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Australia: Queensland University of Technology Upgrades The Forum and The Cube  
Queensland University of Technology (QUT) has installed three new laser projectors in The Forum and The Cube digital learning space. Find out more.
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Americas: How to Beat 3 of the Gnarliest Room Block Challenges  
From battling housing poachers to dealing with attendees with a DIY streak, here’s what meeting planners need to do.
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Americas: How to Work With Eccentric, Disorganized Creatives  
You’ve probably encountered your fair share of eccentric, opinionated, and disorganized designers — but you need them for a successful event. What to do?
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Americas: A Catering Director’s Advice to Planners  
Diane Tighe, director of catering and conference services at the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club, talks the latest food trends.
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