Houston has been deemed a “must-visit global destination” for 2015 by three travel publications, accolades that come as the city grows its food, retail and arts scenes. More than $1.5 billion is being invested around the 1.2 million-sq. ft. George R. Brown Convention Center, including a new Marriott Marquis Hotel, the 70,000-sq. ft. Nau Center for Cultural Heritage and […]
Ten Southern destinations have been named 2015 rising destinations for meetings by the editors of ConventionSouth magazine. The selections follow research on hundreds of destinations in 16 states in the South and the Caribbean seas region. They were based on each destination’s increased and enhanced offerings as a location for groups, meetings and events. The 10, in […]
For the second consecutive year, Portola Hotel & Spa in Monterey, Calif., the city’s first and only Silver LEED-certified hotel, has been named Best of the West 2014 by readers of Meeting Focus Magazine.
The U.S. Justice Department has agreed to allow American Airlines and US Airways to merge and become the world’s largest air carrier, but said they must scale back service in several big cities. The combined company will offer flights to 336 destinations in 56 countries, which it believes will make it more attractive to corporate […]
Hotels that contribute the most soap to Clean the World‘s global hygiene campaign usually are located in bigger cities — New York, Chicago, Las Vegas and Orlando, among them. Usually. But not always. In Missouri, Harrah’s North Kansas City has collected more than 10,000 pounds of soap and 4,000 pounds of bottled amenities since signing […]
The General Services Administration has removed a yearlong freeze on its federal per diem rates on hotels. Beginning this month, rates for federal employees increased from $77 per night to $83 per night. The news is mixed, however. Federal employees no longer will be permitted to spend more attending a conference than they do on […]