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LVCVA Grants Final Approval for Convention Center Expansion  
With the guaranteed maximum price approved, the construction on the Las Vegas Convention Center District’s Phase Two expansion can now officially begin. Here’s the latest.
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FRONT PAGE NEWS
Air Travel: Product Updates From American Airlines, KLM  
A number of onboard product updates lead this week's air travel news affecting the meetings and events industry. Take a look.
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Supplier News: New From Four Seasons, SLS  
Two big hotel updates in Brazil and Las Vegas lead this week's supplier news in the meetings and events industry. Find out more.
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Events Industry Sexual Harassment Task Force to Host First Webinar  
Titled Understanding and Eliminating Workplace Harassment, Martin C. Lowery of OpusVertex International, LLC will host. More here.
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Palm Springs CVB Names New Sales Manager  
The Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) has announced the appointment of Barbara Quigley as the new National Sales Manager, in the greater Chicago area and Illinois for Convention Sales. More here.
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DESTINATION NEWS
New Four Seasons Hotel in Sao Paulo Sets Opening Date  
The first Four Seasons property in Brazil will open October 15 with over 15,000 square feet of meeting and event space. Here’s a quick preview.
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SLS Las Vegas Reintegrates the W Hotel  
SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino has announced that the W Hotel at SLS Las Vegas was integrated into the full resort operation and renamed The Grand Tower. Get the details here.
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Sub-Saharan Africa: 2024 International Astronomical Union Conference to Boost Cape’s Economy by R192 Million  
The Cape Town and the Western Cape Convention Bureau, a division at Wesgro, has announced that Cape Town has been selected to host the 2024 International Astronomical Union General Assembly. Get the details here.
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Portugal: Healing Summit Heads to the Algarve in 2019  
The event will be held in Portugal for the first time on May 6 and 7. Here's what to expect.
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Australia: Scarcity Sees Sydney Luxury Hotel Room Values Soar  
Strong investor demand combined with a lack of stock, very limited supply growth and sustained outperformance have created a perfect storm for Sydney’s five-star hotel market, according to Savills Hotels. More here.
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Americas: Jacksonville Victims File Event Security Negligence Lawsuit  
Event security is making national headlines again after a mass shooting at an esports contest. More here.
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Americas: Is This the Future of the Airport Shuttle?  
One hotel is saving money by dropping shuttle service in favor of free Uber rides. Event attendees stand to gain from it too.
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Americas: 7 Strategies to Stoke Early Registrations  
The ASAE has caused a stir with a "pay what you wish" early registration scheme. Here are some other strategies to check out.
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