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February 2015

Virgin Hotels Brand Unveils Nashville Plans

February 4th, 2015
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Virgin Hotels Brand Unveils Nashville Plans
Revamped Jekyll Island Resort Returns
Cancun Moves to New Time Zone

MPI Shares Euro Conference Highlights
Vancouver Readies New Conference Venue
Wyndham Obtains Dolce Hotels

Stellar new offerings invigorate Atlanta’s meetings market
Already a haven of cool venues, “Hotlanta” has heated up even more as a meetings hub with the infusion of several new and recent group-friendly lures.

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SPINCon2014 interview with Shawna Suckow
Meetings Focus editor Tyler Davidson interviews Shawna Suckow about SPINCon 2014.

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Caribbean & Islands
There's a lot more on the menu in Puerto Rico these days. Since the opening of the Puerto Rico Convention Center nine years ago, followed by a bustling convention center district growing up around it.

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LogoLive the Live life!
Meetings Focus Live! Florida/Mexico/Caribbean
Where: Cancun, Mexico
When: November 1-4, 2015

Do you book Florida, Mexico and/or the Caribbean? Connect with suppliers you want to meet! Join us at this fully hosted event including Travel, Food & Beverage, Education, Networking and lots of fun!

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Ultimate Meeting Professionals Guide to Connectivity - February 17, 2015
Sponsored by: Santa Cruz County Conference & Visitors Council, Portola Hotel & Spa, Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau, Overland Park Convention & Visitors Bureau, Destination Cleveland, Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa, Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau, Aria Resort & Casino

Better Event Email Invites in 7 Easy Steps - 02/25/15, 1pm EST
Negotiation Part 1: The Art of the Deal – Hotels & Contracts - 03/11/15, 1pm EDT
Negotiation Part 2: Leveraging Meeting Spend - 03/25/15, 1pm EDT

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Diversity marketing broadens its scope
The right rhetoric and people in brochure photos used to suffice for a good diversity marketing effort by destinations and other industry suppliers, but no more. Today, marketing initiatives that define brands as welcoming and equipped to host varied population segments must be not only authentic, but diverse themselves.

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