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New Hyatt Regency, Convention Center Expansion to Boost Seattle’s MICE Scene  
Some big new hotel developments and a convention to the Washington State Convention Center are set to add a bevy of new meeting space to the area. Find out more.
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FRONT PAGE NEWS
Association News: PCMA Launches New Digital Experience Institute  
PCMA (Professional Convention Management Association) has unveiled its new Digital Experience Institute (DEI), formerly known as the Virtual Edge Institute. Here's an inside look.
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Supplier News: A Big New Luxury Venue in China  
From the new Sanya Edition in China to venue updates and packages around the world, here’s the latest meetings industry supplier news to keep on your radar.
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U.S. and Mexico: New Promos, Meeting Hotels From Courtyard, Grand Hyatt and More  
From the latest meeting packages to new and newly renovated event venues, here are the latest meetings industry updates from the U.S. and Mexico.
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Stats and Trends: Business Trip Costs Fall in Q3  
A new study on business travel from Travel Leaders Group leads this week’s stats and trends in the meetings industry.
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DESTINATION NEWS
Sub-Saharan Africa: Buckle Up for the Adventure of a Lifetime  
Adventure tourism is becoming an integral part of the incentive travel package as more and more people search for memorable experiences in the leisure sector. Kim Crowie chats with the experts to find out what’s new, what’s trending and what’s not to be missed.
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Australia: National Convention Centre Canberra Scores in Tourism Awards  
The National Convention Centre Canberra (NCCC) has won the top award for best business event venue at the Canberra Regional Tourism Awards 2016. Find out more.
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Portugal: Delta Air Lines Connects Lisbon to New York  
Delta will launch flights between Humberto Delgado Airport in Lisbon and JFK International Airport in New York. Get the details here.
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Asia: New MICE Portal to Help Sell Thailand to International Buyers  
According to Grenville Fordham, Image Asia Event's founder and managing director, the meetinthailand.com portal will debut first with Phuket. Here’s what’s next.
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Americas: 3 Strategies to Emotionally Connect Attendees to Your Event  
IMEX Group CEO Carina Bauer says the key to meeting success is being able to personalize the experience on a grand scale. Find out more.
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Americas: Wi-Fi Is Great—Until You’re Hacked  
Planners are scrambling to make sure their Wi-Fi keeps up with their event. But how to keep that network secure?
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Americas: What the Heck Is a Microcredential?  
Today’s professional needs just-in-time, on-the-go, targeted learning. That’s where microcredentials come in.
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