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TOP STORY
Top News From MPI’s 2018 World Education Conference  
Meeting Professionals International (MPI) wrapped its 2018 World Education Conference June 5 in Indianapolis. Here’s a look at the key announcements made during the event.
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Caesars, MGM Reach Deal in Vegas Strike  
Roughly 15 Las Vegas properties, however, remain in the midst of negotiations. Here's the latest.
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FRONT PAGE NEWS
Convention Space News: New in New Zealand, Jamaica  
Two big updates this week in convention space news. Here's what you need to know.
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Air Travel: Oneworld's Latest Expansion + World's Longest Flight  
A new program by airline alliance onworld and the newest holder of the "world's longest flight" title lead this week's air travel news affecting the meetings and events industry. Find out more.
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Supplier News: Big Updates From Sheraton, Mövenpick  
From Marriott's big plans for a Sheraton re-do to Mövenpick's latest hotel, here's the biggest supplier news this week in the meetings and events industry.
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DESTINATION NEWS
Marriott to Revamp Sheraton Brand  
Marriott announced a new "vision" for its Sheraton brand at the NYU Conference. Here's a look at what's in store.
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Mövenpick to Open Hotel Near Sfax, Tunisia, Convention Center  
When the hotel launches as Mövenpick Hotel Sfax later this year, it will mark the Swiss hospitality firm’s fourth property in Tunisia. Here's what meeting planners can expect.
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Benchmark Invests in Day Event Venue Company  
Etc.venues has 15 properties in London, Birmingham and Manchester, but it is looking to expand to the United States and Europe. Here’s what meeting planners can expect.
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New Zealand Announces Name of Christchurch Convention Centre  
The new event venue is set to open in 2020. Here’s the latest on the project.
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John Lynch Named Chairman of the Montego Bay Convention Centre  
The appointment is the first in a series of planned moves to promote the Caribbean event venue, officials report. Find out more.
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Sub-Saharan Africa: Wesgro to Boost Trade Between the Cape and the Netherlands  
Kicking off today in Amsterdam, Wesgro together with five Western Cape based companies will participate in the Private Label Manufacturers Association (PLMA) Trade Show to showcase agri-processed products. Here's what's planned.
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Portugal: APAVT Congress Is Heading to Ponta Delgada  
The Portuguese Association of Travel and Tourism Agencies meeting will run from November 21 to 25. Here's what's in store.
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Australia: Melbourne Airfares on the Rise  
Airfares on key domestic and international business routes from Melbourne have been rising sharply. Get the details here.
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Americas: Congratulations on That 7 Percent Raise  
A new salary survey finds that meeting professionals averaged more than twice the raise last year than workers in other North American industries.
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Americas: Q1 Expo Numbers: Time for a Happy Dance?  
The CEIR Total Index finds a small-but-encouraging 1.8 percent growth so far this year. Experts predict expansion to come.
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Americas: 15-Room Retreat Villa Opens in Orlando  
While Orlando’s hotels don’t miss a trick, a new option for small meetings and retreats has opened that can do one thing the big resorts can’t: keep everyone in one place. Here’s an inside look.
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