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May 24, 2004

The little bird says, "cheap, cheap, cheap"

According to a new report from Yesawich, Pepperdine, Brown....More
May 21, 2004

ACTE takes on global travel issues

At the recent Association of Corporate Travel Executives Global Conference, 1,200 delegates from around the world gathered to identify and resolve....More
May 21, 2004

Need a contract coach?

I just heard about a new company called hotelnegotiating.com, which offers one-on-one contract negotiation coaching to event and meeting planners....More
May 20, 2004

Wyndham’s diversity efforts

According to this article from The Dallas Morning News, Wyndham International, the hotel chain that landed at the bottom of the NAACP’s annual....More
May 20, 2004

Buzzword of the day

Today's Buzzword of the day is priceless: B U Z Z W O R D O F T H E D A Y MEETINGS: Meetings have become so tainted they now go by a number of other....More
May 20, 2004

Some stats that justify "greening" a hotel

From a really interesting article on hotel-online.com: "Westin, Seattle: Changed incandescent bulbs to energy-saving compact fluorescent light bulbs....More
May 20, 2004

More news from AH&LA

According to a panel at the recent American Hotel....More
May 20, 2004

Is that a hotel or a store?

A few years ago, I was looking for small-scale furniture to fit a nook in our house, and found just what I wanted at a conference center....More
May 20, 2004

International travel highlighted at high-level meeting

A recent meeting hosted by the Travel Business Roundtable with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce brought together government folks—including Secretary Of....More
May 20, 2004

Glad I read this after I got off the plane!

Scary article from USA Today on high-tech ID cards designed to "prevent armed terrorists from boarding a plane by posing as airport workers or law....More
May 20, 2004

Congrats to Green and Youngblood

Congratulations to James Youngblood (shown at right in the photo), chief executive officer, Heart Rhythm Society, and Richard B. Green, CASE, vice....More
May 19, 2004

Restaurant recommendation for Toronto

I was just up in Toronto for the past few days at a meeting, and found a hotel restaurant that was no typical hotel restaurant--Toula, on the 38th....More
May 19, 2004

Who's your Oprah?

According to this article from Association Meetings, the American Library Association hooked up with talk TV maven Oprah Winfrey's book club, and....More
May 19, 2004

"You write as if you've seen Edward Tufte lecture"

That was the subject line of an e-mail I got this morning from a reader who said he had just "stumbled across (and was intrigued by) your article My....More
May 19, 2004

Picture yourself in Paris

OK, this one is just kind of fun—a virtual walking tour of France. Just in case you don’t speak French, here’s how it works: Go to this site, click....More
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