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Fire spreads across California.

Fire Rages Across California

California is in a state of emergency as declared by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Sunday as the Kincade fire continues spreading across Sonoma County, and numerous other fires have flared up.
Milwaukee

Woman Takes the Helm of VISIT Milwaukee

There is a new woman in charge at VISIT Milwaukee, Peggy Williams-Smith.
IRF

Stephanie Harris New President of IRF

Stephanie Harris has been appointed the new president of the IRF.
2020 Looking Good.

2020 Looking Good for Meeting Planners and Attendees

Next year will bring good news, according to the 2020 Global Meetings and Events Forecast, which stems from a survey of 550 industry professionals.
IMEX America

IMEX America 2019 Sets New Record

IMEX America reports that an estimated 14,000 attendees participated in this year’s event generating an overall economic impact of more than $20 million.
human trafficking, meetings

New Ways for Meeting Planners to Help Combat Human Trafficking

With multimillionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein making headlines for accused sex trafficking and July 30 designated as World Day against Trafficking in Persons, human trafficking is in the spotlight.
Michael Dominguez, meetings

A Chat with Mike Dominguez

Upon learning that Mike Dominguez is leaving his role at MGM to take the helm as CEO and president of Associated Luxury Hotels International—just the fourth CEO in ALHI's 33-year legacy—my first impression was probably a lot like that of many others: Will he still be involved in the meetings industry? Will we see Mike any more?
IHG and Sands

IHG & Sands China Announce Macao Partnership

The Venetian Macao and The Parisian Macao are now InterContinental Alliance Resorts, offering new possibilities and perks for MICE events.
Eldorado Resorts and Caesars Entertainment

Eldorado Resorts to Acquire Caesars Entertainment

The merge agreement is worth a total $17.3 billion, $7.2 billion in cash.
CSR event

Norwegian Donates New Billion-Dollar Ship

Looking for a corporate social responsibility opportunity? Join Norwegian Cruise Line in Miami this fall for an overnight event dubbed “the hottest ticket in town.”
Buy the Sea, meetings

Buy the Sea Honored by the Direct Selling Association

Buy the Sea became the first-ever travel company to win the Partnership Award from the Direct Selling Association for its exceptional performance in incentive travel sourcing and operations.
Marriott mastermind

An Inside Look at Marriott’s Mastermind

A new pilot program turns planners into masterminds.

Airline Strike Imminent for Catering Workers

Catering workers represented by UNITE HERE have authorized an airline strike in major airline hubs across the country.

There’s Now a Toolkit for Mitigating Travel Bans

Destinations International offers meeting planners and destination organizers toolkits to help mitigate travel bans and boycotts.

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