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Meetings and Events Industry News

News, interviews, and coverage of the meetings and events industry, from in-person events to hybrid events to online events.

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Meetings

The top innovators shaping the future of the events industry in U.S.

A great annual list from BizBash which honors the not-so-usual suspects in an industry that drives a huge amount of revenues directly into the hospitality and travel sector.

Airlines

SkyTeam targets meetings planners with flight booking tool

This is an interesting idea from SkyTeam, but it's doubtful this would be the first option that meeting planners would turn to.

Business Travel

U.S. meetings and convention cities: Who gets bragging rights?

It's fierce competition for the lucrative convention market, and Las Vegas had better be on top of its game because business travelers sometimes long for something different as opposed to repeat visits to Vegas.

U.S. meetings and convention cities: Who gets bragging rights?

Business Travel

Nashville pushes convention travel with new $623 million Music City Center

Nashville is looking to diversify its tourism market with its newfound popularity thanks to TV show Nashville, but controversial building costs were a gamble as business travel is just starting to rebound.

Nashville pushes convention travel with new $623 million Music City Center

Hotels

Abu Dhabi launches bureau dedicated to attracting lucrative conventions

Convention attendees spend more than domestic business travelers and foreign leisure tourists, making them and the expensive meetings they attend Abu Dhabi’s best bet for increasing tourism GDP.