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American Airlines' Top Man In The Caribbean To Address State Of The Industry Conference In St. Kitts

AA's VP for the Caribbean, Latin America & Mexico, Art Torno to Tell Stakeholders How the Region Fits in the Airline's Post-Bankruptcy Plans. read more

Omni Hotels & Resorts Receives High Honors In J.D. Power And Associates Study

Omni Hotels & Resorts ranked highest among nine upper-upscale hotel brands, according to J.D. Power and Associates 2012 North American Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index Study released recently. This year's highest ranking marks Omni's fifth time as the leading hotel brand in this study. read more

"California Begins Here" Sets New Tone For Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau's New Brand Identity

The Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau (SCVB) officially introduced its new brand identity, including a logo and tagline "California Begins Here."read more

CTO's Sylma Brown Receives Heritage Award

The Caribbean Tourism Organization's director of Marketing for the Americas, Sylma Brown. was among five "distinguished Caribbean American icons" to be presented with the Caribbean Heritage Night NY Mets Spirit Award. read more

SMG To Manage Navy Pier's Festival Hall

Navy Pier, Inc. (NPI) has selected SMG, the global leader in convention, arena and stadium venue management, to manage Festival Hall, the historic Grand Ballroom and meeting space beginning September 1, 2012.read more

Choice Hotel Expert Urges Industry To Use Social Media Better

One of the leading social media trainers for Choice Hotels International urged hoteliers to set up a social media presence and to keep abreast of the rapidly changing field.
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Puerto Vallarta Continues Security Assessment Of The Destination

Thomas Dale & Associates (TDA), a leading global investigative and security firm that was hired by the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board last year to assess the security status of the city has published a follow up report on the city. read more

WTM 2012 Expands LGBT Offering

World Travel Market (WTM) , the leading global event for the travel industry and Out No w, the leading marketing organization to reach LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) consumers, are expanding their partnership including the unveiling of the world's largest LGBT research program. read more

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