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 •  February 20

Event marketing and incentive travel industry veteran Tina Gaccetta has been appointed head of events for SITE. In the newly created role, she will be responsible for the strategy and execution of all SITE events. Gaccetta most recently was vice president, client services and analytics, at One10, and prior to that, enjoyed stints with Aimia and...

M & C Magazine

 •  February 20

When planning a meeting or incentive, one of the most important things is where it is held. That was the message emphasized at Destination Showcase on Feb. 13. "Your event begins and ends with the destination," said Don Welsh, president and CEO of Destinations International, which organized the event, held in the Grand Ballroom of the Walter E....

M & C Magazine

 •  February 20

Northstar Meetings Group is proud to present the winners of our inaugural Stella Awards, which recognize organizations worldwide that deliver the greatest possible service to meetings and events professionals. The awards celebrate critical aspects of the event experience across 18 different categories among six regions, including food and beverage,...

M & C Magazine

 •  February 20

A Dallas city council member is calling for the National Rifle Association to move its upcoming annual convention out of Dallas. Former mayor and current Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway told reporters that "there will be marches and demonstrations should they come to Dallas." The 147th NRA annual convention, which will include the legal sale of guns,...

M & C Magazine

 •  February 16

This season's flu vaccine is about 36 percent effective overall, according to interim statistics published today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with better results for children. But while it is less effective than in past years, the vaccine is performing better than initially feared. The flu vaccine protects against three...

M & C Magazine

 •  February 16

Stewart International Airport in New York's Hudson Valley will undergo a major expansion, including the addition of a $30 million permanent U.S. Customs inspection area. The measure, which was authorized by the board of commissioners of the New York-New Jersey Port Authority, is in response to the airport's significant rise in the volume of...

M & C Magazine

 •  February 16

With Marriott International's recent decision to slash group-intermediary commission rates still riling much of the third-party community, other hotel companies and properties continue to try to turn the move into a competitive advantage. Marriott announced three weeks ago that as of March 31 of this year, the hospitality giant would begin paying...

M & C Magazine

 •  February 15

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is focused on cutting the company's massive losses and "getting the love back" after a year of damaging revelations about the ride-hailing service's sometimes heartless treatment of its employees, drivers, regulators and rivals. "We strive to be and should be a brand that is as beloved as Amazon and...

M & C Magazine

 •  February 14

Event app provider Guidebook released an open-application programming interface today and announced a number of integrations to popular event-registration, marketing-automation and customer relationship-management platforms. New out-of-the-box integrations include Salesforce and Eventbrite; Cvent, Etouches, MailChimp and Marketo will follow soon....

M & C Magazine

 •  February 14

It's been 80 years since Harrah's founder William F. Harrah opened his first bingo parlor in Reno, NV, in 1937, followed shortly thereafter by his first hotel. Decades later, Harrah's has 16 gaming resorts worldwide -- including Harrah's Las Vegas, which opened in 1992 and has just completed a $140 million renovation. The renovation at Harrah's Las...