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Revamped Grand Portage casino holds grand opening

Press Release | July 17, 2018

The casino completed Phase 3 of construction which included a revitalization of the restaurant and lounge, and event centre with banquet and meeting rooms. Read more...

Shenanigans entertainment center on French Island succeeds with more for adults to do

Press Release | July 17, 2018

Its adjacent Celebrations on the River event venue and additional efforts to attract more adults have been key to making the Shenanigans family entertainment center on French Island successful, says Adam Etrheim, general manager and part owner of both operations. Read more...

Radisson Owner is Exploring Sale of Hotel Chain, Sources Say

Press Release | July 08, 2018

Chinese conglomerate HNA Group Co. closed the sale for the Minneapolis-based hotel group in late 2016 and is back out looking for an owner, according to Bloomberg. Read more...

Kalahari Resorts and Conventions Breaks Ground on Pocono Mountain Convention Center Expansion

Press Release | July 08, 2018

POCONO MOUNTAINS, Pa.- (BUSINESS WIRE) Jun 26, 2018 - Kalahari Resorts and Conventions owners the Nelson family and company executives gathered with more than 100 attendees to break ground on the expansion of the company’s Pocono Mountains convention center. Read more...

Amazon Launches Echo for Hotels, Marriott Buys In

Press Release | July 08, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) - Alexa has a new job: hotel concierge. Read more...

SPIN Launches Small Business Community

Press Release | June 27, 2018

Offering Tools to Help Members Survive & Thrive Read more...

More and more airports running out of space

Press Release | June 20, 2018

IATA is sounding alarm bells about the growth in the number of airports worldwide that have reached their capacity for arriving and departing flights. Read more...

Marriott unveils rehab for 81-year-old Sheraton brand

Press Release | June 14, 2018

NEW YORK - Marriott International on Monday unveiled the latest rehab of the 81-year-old Sheraton brand, which has struggled for decades to maintain consistency and relevancy around the globe. Read more...

Hotels consider tech giants their biggest threat

Press Release | June 14, 2018

NEW YORK - Forget Airbnb and the sharing economy, the hotel industry's biggest nemesis today is tech giants like Google, Facebook and Amazon. Read more...

Events Industry Council Names 2018 Hall of Leaders Inductees, Pacesetter Award Winners

Press Release | May 22, 2018

This fall, the Events Industry Council (EIC) will induct four new meeting professionals into its prestigious Hall of Leaders, it announced today. Selected from a large group of nominees, the leaders will be officially inducted into the Hall of Leaders - which currently has 114 members - in October 2018 at the 2018 Hall of Leaders and Pacesetter Awards Celebration, held during the IMEX America trade show in Las Vegas. Read more...

IHG Cuts Independent Planner Commissions

Press Release | May 22, 2018

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) joined Marriott International and Hilton Worldwide in cutting third-party planner commissions to 7 percent, from the traditional 10 percent, at properties in the U.S. and Canada. Read more...