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Creative Group foresees a dynamic partnership under new ownership.

Exclusive: Melissa Van Dyke on Creative Group’s New Ownership

Creative Group moves forward under new ownership: an interview with Melissa Van Dyke.
Earth Week

Meetings Industry Celebrates Earth Week

It's Earth Week and there's news worth celebrating from organizations across the meetings industry.
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What Does the New Independent Contractor Rule Mean for You?

What does the Department of Labor’s new final rule on independent contractor criteria mean for independent meeting planners (and companies that hire them)?

Carnival President Christine Duffy Gets CLIA Award

Carnival Cruise Line President Christine Duffy, the cruise line's first female president, has received CLIA's Lifetime Achievement Award for 2024.

Iran, Israel, Gaza Conflicts Prompt New Travel Warnings, Flight Cancellations

The ongoing war in Gaza and Iran’s barrage of missiles and drones into Israel this week have disrupted travel to the Middle East.
The Maritz Insights Registration Report examines cause and effect of last-minute registrations.

Maritz Report Explores Impact of Late Registrations

Attendees are waiting longer to commit to events. A new study from Maritz examines cause and effect of late registration.
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ALTOUR Says YES to its Meetings Businesses

ALTOUR is merging its four meetings, incentive, conference and exhibitions businesses into one global entity called YES (Your Event Solutions).

Visa Requirement to Brazil Delayed Until 2025

On the eve of reinstating the visa requirement, Brazil's government extended it again for another year, to April 10, 2025.
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GMID Exclusive: Tracing the History of the Meetings Industry

Here’s a quick scan of the past and present  generations of meeting and event planning, and the associations they brought to life.

Global Entry Fees Set to Rise on Oct. 1

The Oct. 1 change marks the first rise in fees for the Global Entry and other Trusted Traveler Programs in 15 years.
GMID 2024

What’s on for Global Meetings Industry Day 2024

Meetings industry organizations around the world are celebrating the power of events as part of the Global Meeting Industry Day on April 11. Here are a few of the many activities on the agenda. 
Summit

Highlights from Prevue’s Incentive Evolution Summit

Prevue's Incentive Evolution Summit April 3 to 5 took advantage of all that the new Evermore Resort and the destination of Orlando have to offer
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Prevue Exclusive: Samuel L. Thompson Jumps from Planner to DMO

Prevue speaks with Samuel L. Thompson, who just jumped from owning his own event management agency to a position with Visit Greater Palm Springs. 
The GMID Toolkit helps planners to spread the word that meetings matter.

Global Meetings Industry Day Toolkit: #MeetingsMatter

A hands-on toolkit for Global Meetings Industry Day on April 11 gives planners templates to amplify the message that meetings matter.

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