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First Look: The Design for the LVCVA's New Expansion  
Architects have presented design drawings for the new expansion to the Las Vegas Convention Center. Take a look at what's planned.
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Vegas Events: MGM May Try to Buy Wynn Resorts?  
In what would be big news for the Las Vegas events scene, MGM Resorts may be looking to buy Wynn Resorts, the New York Post is reporting. Here's what that would mean.
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Air Travel: TMCs Sign Deals to Avoid GDS Fees  
Two big corporate travel management companies signed deals to avoid Air France - KLM's new GDS fee this week. Find out what else is new in air travel news affecting the meetings and events industry.
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Supplier News: New in Atlantic City, Los Cabos  
One big opening in Los Cabos and another on the horizon in Atlantic City lead this week's supplier news in the meetings and events industry. Take a look.
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MICE Industry Leader Eduardo Chaillo to Present Insightful Session at LAMITE’s 2018 Event  
Industry veteran Eduardo Chaillo will return for his third year in a row to share trends, statistics and success stories of destinations that have opted for greater development in the meetings and incentives industries. Find out more.
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LACC Debuts Biggest Solar Array on Municipal Convention Center in the U.S.  
The Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC) just made a big update to its solar power generation. Find out more.
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Sustainable Venues: Taj Has Highest Number of EarthCheck Gold Hotels  
Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris reports that 67 of its hotels have been awarded Gold Certification by EarthCheck. Find out more.
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Ocean Resort Casino, Formerly Revel, Joins Hyatt’s Unbound Collection  
The Atlantic City resort is reportedly still on track for an opening this summer. Here’s the latest.
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Le Blanc Spa Resort Los Cabos Opens With 14K Sq Ft of Meeting Space  
Palace Resorts commemorated the grand opening of Le Blanc Spa Resort Los Cabos with a weekend-long celebration. Here's what planners can expect from the new property.
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Sub-Saharan Africa: Pretty, Practical, Provocative Décor  
Décor at events may be laden with meaning or rich with visual appeal, or both. Three experts in the field share their aesthetic with Susan Reynard.
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Portugal: Lisboa Expecting 37% More Foreign Tourists During Eurovision Song Contest  
The Eurovision Song Contest will be held from May 7 to 13. Here's what tourism officials are expecting.
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Australia: AVANI Central Melbourne Residences Set for August Opening  
AVANI Hotels & Resorts will open a second property in Australia with the development of AVANI Central Melbourne Residences. Find out more.
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Americas: Want to Grow Globally? Start With Conferences  
Global growth trends survey finds conferences are second only to membership in how associations are increasing their international reach.
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Americas: 4 Tips for Keeping Remote Employees Connected  
With so many meeting staffers traveling extensively and working remotely, constant communication is key.
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Americas: Build a No-Garbage RFP: Advice From a Meeting Pro  
For too many requests for proposals, it’s a "garbage in, garbage out" situation. Here's how to avoid that.
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