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November 8, 2017
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Vegas Hosts Finalists for Convention Center District Expansion’s Design  
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) expects to have a design team in place by the end of this year. Here’s the latest on the project.
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Air Travel: Hurricanes Slow Growth; New Flights to Mexico  
The IATA's report on Hurricanes Irma and Maria's impact on air travel, plus a number of new flights, lead this week's air travel news in the meetings and events industry. Take a look.
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Supplier News: Marriott's Sustainability Push, New Venue in Maryland  
Also this week is a big ballroom update in Hawaii in supplier news from the meeting and events industry. Take a look.
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Caribbean Meeting & Incentive Travel Exchange to Hold Ninth Annual Event in Riviera Maya, Mexico  
The event, held in partnership with the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE), will feature private one-to-one appointments, an educational component, and culturally immersive activities and receptions. Find out more.
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The Experience Institute, Associations Team on Events Industry Research  
TEI and PCMA, IAEE, MPI, ASAE, and Destinations International are partnering on the new Maximizing Attendance industry-wide initiative. Here’s how it works.
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Marriott Launches Major Sustainability Initiative  
Serve 360: Doing Good in Every direction includes mandatory training of 100 percent of Marriott associates to recognize the signs of human trafficking. Get the details here.
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Miami Reports Visitor Spending Record Through August  
The destination received a record-breaking $26 billion in expenditures by overnight visitors to the destination September 2016 – August 2017, the period immediately before Hurricane Irma struck Florida in September. Find out more.
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New Special Event Venue in Maryland: Foxfire  
Foxfire is an historic estate set in Maryland's historic Harford County horse country. Here's a look at what planners can expect.
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Aqua Kauai Beach Resort Updates Ballroom  
The Aqua Kauai Beach Resort in Hawaii has rolled out a number of updates to its meeting and event venue, the Jasmin Ballroom. Here’s an inside look.
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Portugal: What’s New In Lisbon?  
The Portuguese capital continues to surprise with new venues, services and activities. Join us and check what's new in town, with these tips from Visit Lisboa.
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Sub-Saharan Africa: Pioneers, Innovators, Stalwarts and SMEs Celebrated at the Fifth Annual Lilizela Tourism Awards  
South African tourism service excellence was the biggest winner on Sunday 29 October 2017, when the fifth annual Lilizela Tourism Awards lit up the Sandton Convention Centre with an unforgettable night of the stars. Take a look.
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Australia: SIBOS to Put Sydney on the World Stage  
The International Convention Centre Sydney is counting down 12 months until it hosts SIBOS, the world’s biggest financial services event. Find out more.
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Americas: What Does It Take for Women to Excel in the Meetings Industry?  
How we can start to close the gap between the number of women in the meetings industry and the number of women in industry leadership positions.
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Americas: How Not to Expand Your Meeting Program Globally  
Lessons learned from an event globalization strategy that didn’t play out quite as planned.
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Americas: Hotel Fees Get You Coming, Going, and Everywhere Between  
As we roll toward the end of 2017, the U.S. hotel market is poised to log another record-breaking year in fees and surcharges. Find out more.
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• Four Seasons to Expand to Bahamas, Manage Ocean Club  (Source: Travel Agent Central)
• Mexico's Newest Luxury Resorts  (Source: Luxury Travel Advisor)
• Resort fees back in the spotlight  (Source: Hotel Management)

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