Top U.S. Hotels; GBTA Weighs In on Greece

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Top New United States Hotels for Meetings, Incentives and Events  
Here are some hotels for conferences, meetings, receptions and incentive trips from all over the United States...
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GBTA: How the Greece Crisis Will Affect Business Travel  
The Global Business Travel Association is focusing on what impact the Greek crisis will have on the larger European Economy by examining business travel data regarding Greece and the European region. This information closely tracks larger economic activity and can often predict larger economic trends in a given country or region.
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One Tip That Can Set Your Show Apart: Experts Share Their Best Ideas  
Several industry experts shared top tips with the IAEE on how planners could improve their conferences and find new opportunities for sponsors.
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On Location at Asia Meeting and Incentive Travel Exchange 2015  
Thirty-seven global buyers came to Singapore this week to meet with more than 25 suppliers for 1:1 meetings.
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U.S. Justice Department Examines Airline Pricing  
The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating whether or not U.S. airlines are coordinating the supply of seats in order to influence airfares.
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MPI Announces New Global Board of Trustees; Stephen Revetria Named Chairman  
Revetria became a member of the MPI Foundation Global Board of Trustees in July 2007. He serves as senior vice president of Giants Enterprises, where he is responsible for setting the strategy and vision in developing business opportunities beyond the major league franchise.
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European Cities Marketing Embraces National, Regional Organisations  
While keeping its focus on city tourism, European Cities Marketing is opening the door to regional or national tourist offices, convention bureaux and multi-functional urban marketing agencies established by regions or nations in Europe.
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Portugal: Airports Get Free Unlimited Wi-Fi  
The unlimited wi-fi service intends to meet a strong need for passenger connectivity at airports.
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UK: EVCOMference Launches in Liverpool  
Event professionals have been encouraged to “lead the next generation” through effective communication as this year’s EVCOMference got under way in Liverpool.
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South East Europe: The First Certificate in Croatian Bussines Tourism  
Croatia will soon receive the first national certification for professionals in the congress-incentive-event industry called CCMEP (Certified Croatian Meetings and Events Professional) which will be implemented by CMPA (Croatian Meeting Professionals Association).
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Sub-Saharan Africa: Innovation and Creativity in Stand Designs  
Creating an eye-popping, functional and attractive exhibition stand is imperative in helping swing the otherwise determined buyer in your general direction.
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Middle East: Abu Dhabi Sees Double  
The UAE capital’s meeting, incentive, conference and event segment will double in value by 2020 to reach almost US$1.4 billion.
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Australia: Healthy Outlook for Exhibitions  
Exhibitions and events from the health, advanced manufacturing, food and agribusiness sectors are just a part of the line-up in July, according to the Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia.
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Asia: TCEB Reaches Out to the Returning Philippines Market  
Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) is intensifying its promotions in the Philippines, a key source market that is bouncing back after Thailand's year of political instability.
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Americas: Five Essential Event Marketing Questions  
Joe Meehan, director, event technology, Milken Institute, provided an impressive list of event-marketing questions during a breakout session at Cvent Connect, held June 14–18 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
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Americas: 21st Century Cures Act—Good for America, Good for CME  
Something magical is happening in the U.S. House of Representatives: Bipartisanship is breaking out around healthcare bills.
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Americas: Six Signs Your Conference May Be In Jeopardy  
Here are six benchmarks you can use to gauge the health of your events...
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