The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation (BMOTA) continues to track the progress of the slow-moving Hurricane Dorian.
A new type of resort is coming to Las Vegas that meeting and incentive groups may find particularly appealing. The Majestic Las Vegas has received unanimous approval by the Clark County Commissioners, with construction scheduled to commence in May of 2020 with an early 2023 opening date.
All eyes are on Hurricane Dorian, which is expected to be a Category 4 hurricane with catastrophic winds of 130 mph when it makes landfall on late Monday or early Tuesday morning.
The 13th annual Global Wellness Summit, which brings together leaders of the $4.2 trillion global wellness economy, was slated to be held at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong this coming Oct. 15-17. Though the civil unrest in Hong Kong has mostly been peaceful, the organizers recently decided it would be in the best interest of the delegates planning to attend to move locations. The GWS will now be held at the Grand Hyatt Singapore those same dates.
The sale of water in plastic bottles is now prohibited in San Francisco International Airport, the first major airport to do this.
Cvent's recently released fifth annual 2019 Cvent Planner Sourcing Report (Global Edition) surveyed more than 2,650 meeting and event planners throughout North America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and South Africa. The report's broad-brush conclusions? That planners are managing more events and working with bigger budgets.
New York, Chicago, and Las Vegas are the top North American markets that meeting planners intend to use in the next two years, according to STR‘s 2019 DestinationMAP, a comprehensive study of meeting planners and the meetings market in North America.