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Sep 21, 2004

Are Houston hotels getting ahead of themselves?

Houston, Texas, has doubled its number of hotel rooms in the past year—to 5,200. And some hoteliers are wondering if the convention business will....More
Sep 21, 2004

Three-year-old boycott losing steam?

Despite a lingering boycott of Cincinnati conventions, started in 2001 following the shooting of a black man and resulting riots, the city says it’s....More
Sep 21, 2004

What they thought PCs would look like in 2004

I love this one--a vision from the past of what PCs would look like in the year 2004. Via Jim Carroll, who always comes up with the most unusual....More
Sep 20, 2004

RevPAR’s rising

According to PricewaterhouseCoopers’ latest forecast, revenue per available room is going to go up 6.3 percent in 2004, the biggest leap in 20 years....More
Sep 20, 2004

Silliness and nerdbashing

Ever have one of those days where the IT guys get all smug about what you did wrong that ended up crashing your system and losing that database of....More
Sep 20, 2004

Good can come from bad...

For your "awww" of the day, check out this article about how the way the Ritz-Carlton Rose Hall, Jamaica, handled itself during hurricane Ivan may....More
Sep 20, 2004

Heading off the snipers

Great advice from the folks at on how to handle that person—and most meetings have one—who just wants to shoot down everyone and everything....More
Sep 17, 2004

Looking for local info?

News from Ask Jeeves is adding CitySearch local and business data to its database, which should make it easier to use the site....More
Sep 17, 2004

Getting creative about flying

Creativity can be used for almost anything. Here are how some are using theirs when it comes to the airlines: The bad--OK, this is scary: a PDF of....More
Sep 17, 2004

Does your cruise ship measure up?

Here’s a handy thing to have: Cruise ship inspection scores. These are score(s) for ships inspected between: 09/01/04 – 07/01/04,compiled from CDC....More
Sep 16, 2004

Your next speaker is…a flower?

Yup, the folks at Music Bird Corp. have invented a gizmo that turns flowers into stereo systems. According to Gizmodo: "the ‘Canon,’ a series of....More
Sep 16, 2004

PDAs still aren’t cutting it as show tools

According to an article on, attendees aren’t, for the most part, flocking to new PDA show applications, as was once thought would have....More
Sep 16, 2004

For something really far out...

Are your attendees a little jaded, you know, the "been-there/done that" types? Or are they just a little spacey? This might be just the thing to jazz....More
Sep 16, 2004

Back-to-back hurricanes may dampen meeting organizer enthusiasm for Florida

Yeah, hotel rates may be cheaper during hurricane season, but you take a risk that you’ll pay the price if the odds are against you and a Charley or....More
Sep 15, 2004

Another industry blog!

I am so excited to be able to announce that Tech3Partners, the new technology consultancy group formed earlier this summer by Jeff Rasco, Corbin Ball....More
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