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Coming to Terms With Airbnb

Alternative lodging sites are a game-changer for meetings -- and planners who face some thorny issues ranging from attrition to liability and more.

M&C presents a portfolio of low- or even no-cost ways to gather attendees in ways that will be kind to the environment.
Here's how various hotel chains and visitor bureaus are catering to the growing number of attendees who are adding vacation time to their meeting or event.
These 24 facilities in 10 major global destinations are especially hospitable to the unique needs of financial/insurance meetings. Here's why.
Short Takes
British Airways drapes passengers in high-tech blanket that can discern their moods.
Travel costs to the region likely will rise considerably in 2015, finds a research study, based on strong demand for select-service hotel brands and other indicators.
Wynn MA LLC is the winner in the competition to bring a casino resort to Eastern Massachusetts, but the selection awaits voter approval.
Recent research finds that sustainability certifications like LEED designations likely will help hotels register stronger revenues than their uncertified peers.
Here's how the eight remaining casino resorts in the fabled gaming mecca compare in guest rooms, meeting space and casino space.
Overlooking the Danube River, the 310-room Aquincum Hotel in this storied Central European capital city offers lots of planner-friendly features.
Attendees rate the appeal of leisure time.
Planners Portfolio
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Destination Guides
The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage, opened in May with 244 guest rooms and 16,000 square feet for meetings.
The 442-room Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay completed $20 million in upgrades this past July.
May saw the debut of the 167-room Hilton Garden Inn Virginia Beach Oceanfront.
A new $1.2 billion stadium will serve as home of the Atlanta Falcons NFL team upon completion in 2017.
Marriott's AC Hotels will open its second U.S. Location in Kansas City in November.
Grand Openings

Allen J. Sheinman New in Midtown.  The 210-room Park Hyatt New York  has opened on West 57th Street in Manhattan, taking over the first 25 floors of the gargantuan new 90-story One57 skyscraper. Steps from Carnegie Hall and Central Park, the hotel features an American grill, the Spa Nalai, a

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