Articles tagged “conventions”

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Salt Lake City Mayor Fights Lawmakers in Order to Build Convention Hotel

Associated Press

Local lawmakers are hesitant to provide a tax subsidiary for a downtown hotel that would ultimately pull revenues from existing options; however, the mayor insists the hotel is critical to keeping and attracting large expos and meetings.

6 years ago

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

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

Kristin M. Hall, Associated Press

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.

6 years ago

The General Services Administration seeks ways to cut travel costs

The General Services Administration seeks ways to cut travel costs

The GSA has been forced to make real changes, or at least look like it’s doing so, after making headlines twice this year for spending too much on conferences and its inefficient virtual employee program.

7 years ago

Hong Kong could have a killer conventions business, but hotel costs are just too high

Hong Kong could have a killer conventions business, but hotel costs are just too high

Yimou Lee, Reuters

The cost of attending events is already high enough, and Hong Kong has enough regional rivals that these high costs won't be an issue if bookings if costs subside.

7 years ago