California Junks Resort Fees

Last October, the FTC announced a new proposed rule to prohibit junk fees, which are hidden and bogus fees that can harm consumers and undercut honest businesses. The California legislature jumped on the proposal and passed a bill, The Consumers Legal Remedies Act, that went into effect earlier this month that makes unlawful certain unfair methods of competition and certain unfair or deceptive acts or practices.

Hyatt Expands in the Big Easy

Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced the expansion of Hyatt’s brand presence in New Orleans with Maison Métier (formerly Maison de la Luz) and The Barnett (formerly Ace Hotel New Orleans), which have joined the Hyatt portfolio as affiliated hotels. The hotels are expected to join Hyatt’s Independent Collection of brands and participate in the World of Hyatt loyalty program this year.

Is Your Next Conference Taylor Swift-Proof?

Chances are if your event is taking place in a city that’s on the Eras Tour schedule it’s not With Taylor Swift’s highly anticipated Eras Tour continuing through 2024, cities hosting her concerts have been experiencing a surge in hotel demand and higher prices. According to stats compiled by STR, a hospitality data benchmarking, analytics […]

Paddle Power: Resorts Trade Tennis for Pickleball

Sports facilities and resorts around the country are scrambling to build pickleball courts or convert current tennis or basketball courts to keep up with the demand for the sport.

Convene and City Cruises Set Sail for Strategic Partnership

In a move to elevate the corporate event experience, Convene, a leading provider of premium meeting spaces, and City Cruises, a dining and private event cruise operator, have announced a new cross-referral partnership.

Las Vegas-to-California Bullet Train Breaks Ground

Brightline West officially broke ground on the nation's first true high-speed rail system which will connect Las Vegas to Southern California making it easier for meetings and events groups to travel between the two destinations.

Golden Nugget Enhances Its Shine

Golden Nugget Atlantic City has begun the first phase of a multi-million-dollar hotel and room renovation project. The first phase is slated to be complete by May of this year. Aimed at enhancing the overall guest experience, transformative hotel upgrades will be carried throughout the hotel including rooms and suites.

8 Great Florida Keys Openings & Renovations

The Keys are known as a destination for fishing, boating, snorkeling, and scuba diving. The Keys have many resorts, including high-end hotels, boutique hotels, and all-inclusive resorts. Here are eight properties that are opening or undergoing renovations to make sure the Keys experience stays great.

Hawaii May Impose Green Tax on Visitors

Hawaii's governor, Josh Green, has proposed a $25 climate tax on tourists to protect the state's natural resources from the influx of visitors. The bill, HB206, would be collected when visitors check into a hotel or short-term rental.

Biden Administration Announces Nearly $1 Billion in Grants for Airports

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is awarding $970 million from President Biden’s Bipartisan Investing in America agenda to 114 airports across the country, spanning 44 states and three territories.

Help Attendees Beat the Heat

A blistering heat wave has gripped the Western United States, leaving a trail of suspected heat-related deaths and shattering temperature records. To ensure attendee health and safety during a heat wave at trade shows and conferences, planners should implement the following measures.


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