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Lufthansa Group Launches New “One Click” Group Booking Tool  
The new tool will allow meeting planners to book groups of 10 or more people on Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa and SWISS. Here’s how it works.
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Air Travel: British Airways Outage, Laptop Ban Update  
Also this week in air travel news, Brussels Airlines has announced a big aircraft upgrade plan. Find out more.
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Supplier News: Renaissance Into Atlanta, Hotel EMC2 in Chicago  
Two big new event hotel openings in Chicago and Atlanta lead this week’s supplier news in the meetings and events industry. Take a look.
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Roundup: Fairmont Into Copacabana, Le Grill Reopens in Monte Carlo  
From South America to Europe, here’s a look at the latest luxury news impacting the meetings and events industry.
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Survey: New Zealand’s Event Scene on the Rise  
The latest statistics show the business events industry in New Zealand is helping to boost the tourism economy in off-peak seasons. Here’s an inside look.
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Jamaica Tourist Board Names John Woolcock Manager, Groups and Conventions  
Prior to this appointment, Woolcock held the post of district sales manager (DSM) with responsibility for the west and the southeast United States for over four years. Find out more.
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Autograph Collection’s Hotel EMC2 Brings 2K Meeting Space to Chicago  
The 195-room hotel celebrates art and science in its design. Here’s an inside look.
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Airport Hotel: Renaissance Opens in Atlanta  
Marriott International’s Renaissance Hotels brand has announced the grand opening of the Renaissance Atlanta Airport Gateway Hotel. Here’s what travelers can expect.
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Portugal: Events by tlc Chosen as the Experience Incoming Partner for inVoyage 2017  
The Portuguese DMC Events by tlc was chosen as the Experience Incoming Partner for inVoyage 2017. Here's what to expect.
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Sub-Saharan Africa: Craig Newman Elected as UFI President for 2019  
The Johannesburg Expo Centre (JEC) is proud to announce that Craig Newman, Chief Executive Officer, has been elected as the President of UFI for 2019. Get the details here.
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Australia: New MGallery by Sofitel Set for Sydney  
AccorHotels has announced plans to build a new MGallery by Sofitel hotel in Sydney’s CBD as part of a $380 million mixed-use development. Here’s a quick preview.
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Asia: The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Adds New Outdoor Venue  
Following a recent refurbishment, The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore, has added a new overwater pool cover that brings about more than 1,300m2 of outdoor events space. Here’s a quick look.
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Americas: Did XDP’s Launch Herald a New Model of Meeting?  
It may have taken a village to raise ASAE’s newest event, but its caretakers say it may just be the first true 21st century buyer/seller event (just don’t call it that).
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Americas: Survey Sounds Alarm Over Proposed Laptop Ban  
Almost four out of five travel managers expect to see a decrease in business travel if the ban is implemented.
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Americas: Yes, You Do Need a Cancellation Clause  
It could in fact happen to you—here’s what you need to know about negotiating a cancellation clause that will protect you in the unlikely event of having to turn your meeting into a nonevent.
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• Trump Looks to Reverse Obama’s Policies Toward Cuba  (Source: Travel Agent Central)
• A Recap From ULTRA 2017 (SLIDESHOW)  (Source: Luxury Travel Advisor)

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