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June 15, 2016
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Millennial Meetings: New U.S. Boutique Hotels  
Looking to book an event that appeals to younger clients? We’ve rounded up the coolest new boutique hotels that are sure to please.
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MPI Launches New Membership Model, Education Offerings  
Meeting Professionals International (MPI) just rolled out some major updates to its programs. Find out what’s new.
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Sandals to Add New Events Space to Sandals Barbados  
Dubbed “Phase II,” a new expansion project will add 222 rooms and suites to the property. Here’s the latest on what’s planned.
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Protea to Open First Hotel in Botswana  
Botswana marks the ninth country in Africa in which the brand will have a presence. Here’s a look at what’s planned.
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Lufthansa: Surcharge Does Not Violate Antitrust Laws  
Lufthansa has released a statement arguing that comments made at an IATA conference do not represent collusion that would put the airline i violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act. Here’s the latest.
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U.S. House Takes Action on TSA Wait Times  
In the latest move to address long wait times at airport security, the U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill aimed at improving efficiency. Here’s what’s planned.
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GBTA Forecasts Western Europe Business Travel to Grow for Next 2 Years  
The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has released its GBTA BTI Outlook – Western Europe report. Here’s a look at the latest stats.
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China Hosts Meeting Professional FAM Trip  
The “Discovery Tour of Beijing and Shanghai, China,” was sponsored by Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI), Kempinski Hotels, and Delta Air Lines. Here’s a look at the event.
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Nexion Hosts Corporate Travel Events  
The host agency recently held a business travel fam trip in London, England, and its second year of Corporate CoNexion events. Here’s a quick look.
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FRONT PAGE NEWS
Sub-Saharan Africa: 10 Minutes With…Craig Newman  
We talk mentors, succeeding in business and more with Craig Newman, CEO of the Johannesburg Expo Centre and UFI Board Member.
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Portugal: Portugal Climbs Up the ICCA Ranking  
The country has climbed three positions and now occupies the 12th position. Find out more.
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Middle East: Jannah Leads the Way With Digital Check-in  
The UAE-based hotel developer and operator says it will “break new ground” with its Karim check-in service. Here’s how it works.
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Australia: New Era for Sheraton Noosa  
AccorHotels has recently signed a management agreement with owners of Noosa Pacific Hotel, to take over operations of the Sheraton Noosa Resort & Spa. Find out what’s next for the property.
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Asia: Aurance Group Puts Its Faith in Incheon for the Next Two Years  
The Incheon Tourism Organization and Chinese cosmetics company Aurance Group have inked an agreement which commits the latter to hosting incentive meetings in the South Korean city until 2018. Find out more.
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UK: UK Loses Business Events Worth Up To £800m “Because of EU Vote”  
Major textile expo ITMA is among the cancellations, but some destination management companies are attacking “scaremongering.” Here’s the latest.
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Americas: Four Fantastically Creative (and Budget Friendly!) Ways to Elevate Your Collateral  
How can meeting planners create the kind of top-notch collateral that attendees have grown accustomed to while keeping a lid on ever-tighter budgets? Get some expert tips.
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Americas: What’s a Planner to Do When No One’s Building Ballrooms?  
With fewer new meeting hotels on the horizon, here’s how a meeting planner can stay on top.
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Americas: What’s a CMP Worth? About $8,500  
Results from the Professional Convention Management Association’s 2016 annual salary survey have new insights into the worth of a certification. Here’s the latest.
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• Capella Shanghai to Open in 2017  (Source: Luxury Travel Advisor)

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