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GSA updates its fiscal 2015 per diems

The General Services Administration has adjusted its per-diem rates for fiscal year 2015, keeping the standard continental U.S. rate at $83. Some non-standard rates went up, others down, depending on the city and time of year. Non-standard areas are those regions to which federal employees frequently travel. Added to the list for 2015: Kayenta, Ariz. (Navajo [...] More

ISES names 2014-15 board of governors

The International Special Events Society (ISES) has named its International Board of Governors for fiscal 2014-15. Members come from eight U.S. states, Canada and Australia. Officers President: Kevin White, CSEP, founder/chief strategist, XPL, Brooklyn, N.Y. President-elect: Jodi Collen, CSEP, events & conferences director, Augsburg College, Minneapolis. Treasurer: Judy Brillhart, CSEP, catering director, Sheraton Commander Hotel, Cambridge, Mass. Secretary: Ingrid Nagy, [...] More

Weekly deals and highlights: Aug. 20, 2014

In this issue: @MiamiandBeaches, @SavoyMiami, @TrumpChicago, @Greenville_SC and Peppermill Resorts More

Weekly deals and highlights: Aug. 13, 2014

In this issue: @VisitGlenwood, Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta Midtown, @LaTorretta, @visitplano, SeaWorld, @tepcatering, @Westinstfr, @ZooAtl and Peppermill Resorts More

Convene readers name annual ‘best of’ honorees

The best meeting industry venues, destinations and service providers – according to the magazine’s readers – are out in the August issue of PCMA’s Convene. Readers were asked to nominate their favorite CSR initiatives, technology tools, F&B programs, social-media uses, off-site venues, destination videos, meeting apps, high-tech properties, places for small meetings, and room sets. Convene editors then [...] More

July/August 2014: Meeting industry hires & promotions

Michael A. Crawford became Asia Pacific region president for Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. Accor named Dominique Colliat as executive vice president of its HotelServices division in North America, Central America and the Caribbean. Kumiko Shafer became North America global sales director for Pan Pacific Hotels Group. Jumeirah Group appointed Jihane Mamouri its France and Benelux global sales director. Rupert Simoner became CEO at Vienna International [...] More

July/August 2014: Hotel renovations, expansions, destinations

INTERNATIONAL AUSTRALIA The 80-room Peppers Gallery Hotel opened in Canberra with two boardroom-style rooms for 14 to 36 people. Its Bicicletta Restaurant can accommodate 100 people, and a bar in the outdoor courtyard can hold 50. CANADA A 113-room Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites opened in Calgary, Alberta, with meeting space for up to 160 people, views of [...] More


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