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    Posted by Michael Pinchera at
    05:58PM 05/26/2017
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    Create healthy meetings

    By Michael Pinchera Senior Editor For meeting pros, happy, clear-headed and engaged attendees are an indication of work done well. Dr. Deepak Chopra—who will make an appearance during MPI’s 2017 World Education Congress (WEC), June 19-22 in Las Vegas—may help attendees achieve that goal. Among other achievements, he’s on the advisory board for Delos Living, a company intent on creating healthy indoor environments. Read More


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    Posted by n Deventer at
    05:57PM 05/26/2017
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    Encouraging Young Professionals

    By Paul Van Deventer    My parents were very supportive when I was growing up. They consistently pushed my siblings and I to work hard, learn from our experiences, give our best at school and in our many extracurricular activities and, most importantly, to respect others. When it came to “learning about life” and pursuing our first jobs, I recall my mother telling us, “Everybody should work as a waitperson at least for one summer. Read More


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    Posted by n Deventer at
    06:09PM 05/25/2017
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    Help Protect Brand USA

    By Paul Van Deventer The news about the possible elimination of Brand USA is very concerning. Doing so would certainly have long term negative impacts on travel and tourism, which are key drivers of the U.S. economy representing $865 billion in direct spending; fifteen percent of this figure (about $103 billion) is a result of meetings. Together, we must urge the U.S. Congress to support both the travel and meeting industries by protecting Brand USA. Read More


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    Posted by g at
    01:26PM 05/24/2017
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    Industry reacts to proposed elimination of Brand USA during budget talks

    U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement late Monday on the proposed elimination of the Brand USA tourism marketing agency in President Trump's federal budget document:   "With all that's going on in the world, unilaterally disarming the marketing of the U.S. as a travel destination would be to surrender market share at the worst possible time. Read More


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    Posted by g at
    09:12PM 05/22/2017
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    Vegas means business

    By Maria Lenhart Contributing Writer Along with its evolution from gaming playground to entertainment capital, Las Vegas has also positioned itself as a multi-faceted business destination, geared for mega trade shows, top-level board meetings and everything in between. Read More