London still has a ways to go before its nightlife catches up with other world class destinations.
De Niro's global hotel empire continues to grow.
Expedia is scaling back the design of its new Seattle headquarters but it isn't a contradiction for it to look for new digs in London as the company seeks to jumpstart expansion in Europe. The company is being prudent, not reckless.
Is research the new content marketing for convention bureaus? We hope so because it's a good way for cities to differentiate themselves, and it provides new inspiration for event programming and education.
When convention and visitor bureaus produce extensive research papers and trend reports, they're showing their commitment to embrace Millennial consumers.
We didn't get anywhere with London airport expansion plans under David Cameron or Boris Johnson, but perhaps new leaders in the mayor and prime minister's offices will help change that.
Think of all the tourists who will no longer have to grudgingly take a taxi a midnight because they never expected the Tube not to be running 24 hours.
Even if London City Airport is able to expand, London politicians would do well to take a look at expanding Heathrow to accommodate more international passengers.
The new "Capital of Cutting Edge" report is more of a positioning statement than research paper, describing why more conference planners should judge a city based on its intellectual capital.
London's contact-less payments system is already embraced by many international travelers who want to quickly get where they're going. It doesn't make sense for travelers to buy a card they may only need a few times and tapping credit cards and Apple Pay on card readers solves this problem.