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MMBC: 96 Percent of Small Business Owners Say Meetings Pay Off  
The Meetings Mean Business Coalition (MMBC) just released a survey on how small business owners can benefit from in-person meetings and events. Here’s an inside look at the results.
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FRONT PAGE NEWS
Supplier News: What’s Ahead for Marriott’s Luxury Brands  
Marriott lays out a post-Starwood merger roadmap for its luxury brands and more in this week’s meetings industry supplier news.
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U.S. and Mexico: New Venues in Las Vegas, Brooklyn  
This week in the meetings industry in the U.S. and Mexico we have a bevy of new and newly renovated event spaces on the horizon. Take a look.
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Stats and Trends: What’s on Tap for the Meetings Industry in 2017  
This week in meetings industry research Destination Hotels is looking ahead to next year. Find out more.
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Air Travel: New Flights to Beijing, Cuba  
Also leading air travel news this week is a new pre-clearance facility in Punta Cana. Find out more.
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DESTINATION NEWS
London: Design Museum Moves to Kensington  
The museum has three private event spaces available for hire. Find out more.
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Paris: Hotel Splendide Royal by the Roberto Naldi Collection Opens  
Fans of the Hotel Splendide Royal in Lugano and Rome will be pleased to learn that the Roberto Naldi Collection opened a Paris hotel in October. Here's an inside look.
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Portugal: Europarque Congress Centre With New Image  
Europarque - Cultural and Congress Centre presented recently its new image, in another commitment of Santa Maria da Feira City Council. Find out more.
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Sub-Saharan Africa: Insights Into South Africa’s Meetings Industry Revealed at IBTM Conference  
The South Africa National Convention Bureau (SANCB) unveiled the preliminary results of its three-year study into the South African business events industry at IBTM World. Take a look.
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Australia: New Appointments for MEA  
Meetings & Events Australia (MEA) has appointed a new director and board. Find out who.
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Asia: Japan Tour Operator Uses Geisha Arts to Lure More Groups  
The Do Edo programme by Japanese tour company Shin-Nichiya is tapping MICE demand for authentic local experiences. Here’s how.
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Americas: Government Conference Spending Guidelines Just Got a Little Looser  
The Obama Administration has issued a memorandum that loosens the noose around government attendance at conferences. Find out more.
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Americas: The 6 Post-Event Survey Questions That Will Reveal Your Meeting’s Effectiveness  
To determine the right questions to measure meeting effectiveness, we did a deep dive into our meeting survey response databases. Here are the results.
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Americas: What the 2016 Chicago Cubs and Great Meeting Teams Have in Common  
Before the 2016 World Series is a distant memory, here are some top observations about what made the Chicago Cubs so great and how those qualities translate to great meetings and events teams.
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