IMEX America, one of the biggest trade shows in the world, opened in Las Vegas today by announcing a 12 percent increase in exhibitor numbers compared to 2012 (up from 2,413 to 2,694 companies). Hosted-buyer numbers will not be released until Thursday, the final day of the third annual meetings-and-events industry show. Last year 2,400 […]
Hello, government shutdown. Goodbye, conference business. A four-day gathering at the Tampa Convention Center was postponed this week because of the federal government shutdown, reportedly taking with it more than 7,000 hotel-room nights and about $5 million in revenue. The GEOINT 2013 Symposium expected more than 4,000 intelligence, defense and homeland security professionals and 265 […]
Manhattan’s NoMad Hotel is welcoming fall with a new meeting and event venue, the 1,950 square foot Rooftop, which offers indoor and outdoor views of the city’s skyscrapers.
O sole mio! In a sad nod to safety, Venice’s famed gondolas will soon be required to carry GPS. The new rules, which also require license plates and reflective strips, are expected to be in place by November. The safety measures are the result of an August accident in which a German tourist died when […]
Several of Georgia’s top tourism officials were honored this month with awards at the 2013 Georgia Governor’s Tourism Conference. All of the winners were nominated by members of the state’s tourism industry. Paul Broun Award for Marketing Initiatives: The Golden Isles Convention & Visitors Bureau. Larry Allen Tourism Leadership Award: Laurie Rowe, owner of Laurie […]
International Australia Business Events Sydney was accredited by Destination Marketing Association’s International Destination Marketing program. China The 353-room Grand Hyatt Shenyang opened with 36,920 square feet of meeting/event space on two dedicated floors. It has an 11,000-sq. ft. Grand Ballroom,10 multipurpose function rooms and an event space with a living room, kitchen and two coffee […]