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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.
incentive planners

Maritz Global Events Launches New Resource for Incentive Planners

A new subscription-based online platform provides checklists, peer advice and other resources for planners.

US Government Announces Cuba Travel Ban

The travel industry is scrambling to comply and adjust to the unanticipated new restrictions.  
Bangkok Manifesto, meetings

SITE Releases The Bangkok Manifesto

A crowd-sourced initiative of SITE and non-SITE members, The Bangkok Manifesto is  a roadmap for incentive travel in 2019 and beyond.
global travel

US Travel Growth Is Slowing

The latest numbers measuring the health of global travel to the US are pause for concern.
Encore Boston Harbor Resort

Wynn Opens Encore Boston Harbor Resort As Planned

Wynn Resorts will open the $2.6 billion, five-star Encore Boston Harbor Resort and Casino later this month as planned, despite two last-minute potential derailments.

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