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Multi-City Airline Tickets Increase Dramatically In Price

If you typically book multi-city tickets when traveling on the three major airlines, you may now be paying dramatically more due to a recent change by the big airlines. American, United and Delta airlines have changed the way they price multi-city trips, costing travelers hundreds of dollars more. S ...


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Incentive Travel Rebounds

Budgets for incentive travel spending are climbing toward pre-recession levels, according to a report from the Incentive Research Foundation. With the latest data from the annual incentive travel survey by MeetingsNet and the Incentive Research Foundation, budgets are coming back. “Overall this ye ...


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Marriott/Starwood Merger Moves Forward

Stockholders for both Marriott and Starwood have voted to accept the terms of Marriott’s acquisition of Starwood. The $14.4 billion deal will make it the largest hotel company in the world, with a combined 5,700 hotel properties. Pending final steps in the process, the deal is expected to close wi ...


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Experience Columbus Partners With ASAE

Experience Columbus has signed on as a Strategic Partner in the ASAE Alliance Partnership Program. “We are delighted to have Experience Columbus as a Strategic Partner,” says ASAE President and CEO John H. Graham IV. “This new partnership will provide Experience Columbus with a great opportuni ...


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Kimpton Opens In Cleveland

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants recently opened The Schofield Hotel, following an extensive $50 million renovation of the Victorian-era Schofield Building, located in downtown Cleveland. The property includes 122 guest rooms with six suites and 52 luxury apartments, 3,800 square feet of banquet spac ...


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Experience Columbus Launches New Site

Experience Columbus recently launched a newly designed, mobile-responsive website, experiencecolumbus.com. The Meeting Planner section of the site offers details regarding available convention packages, best practices for promoting meetings and updates on the Greater Columbus Convention Center renov ...


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OTA Launches New Campaign

The Ohio Travel Association recently launched its new marketing campaign with the slogan “Find It Here.” The 2016 integrated media plan includes television, digital, print and paid social media support to build awareness and drive visits to Ohio. With so many visitors originating from Ohio, a ...


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Hotel At Oberlin Set To Open

The Hotel at Oberlin is preparing to open, offering 70 guest rooms and suites, a signature restaurant and bar, and 6,500 square feet of flexible conference and event space making it the largest conference space in Lorain County. Overlooking Tappan Square in Oberlin, the property has a LEED Platinum ...


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GCCC Undergoing Renovations

The Greater Columbus Convention Center (GCCC) is undergoing a massive renovation and expansion project with a planned completion date of July 2017. With 373,000 square feet of contiguous exhibit space upon completion, the GCCC will be the fourth largest contiguous exhibit space in its competitive ...


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Cincinnati CVB Celebrates Tourism

The Cincinnati USA CVB recently held its annual meeting, which highlighted the impact and recent growth of the hospitality industry in Cincinnati, including the CVB’s strong convention sales results. According to CVB Board Chairman Edgar Smith, the average daily hotel room rate for CVB-produced ro ...


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Greater Columbus Convention Center Renovations Underway

Renovations have begun on the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Improvements include: 37,000 square feet of new exhibit space (bringing the total space to 373,000 square feet); 10,000 square feet of two-level meeting space with 10 new rooms (75 total rooms); LEED certification; convention center a ...


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Cincinnati USA CVB Honored

The Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) was recently honored with two MIDDY Awards for its marketing work by the Ohio Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus, as well as a Meetings & Conventions Gold Service Award for excellence in convention services. The MIDDY Awards recognize m ...


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Lauer Joins Destination Cleveland

Emily Lauer has joined Destination Cleveland as senior director of PR/Communications. She has nearly 20 years of experience specializing in marketing communications, media relations, reputation management and spokesperson training. Prior to her arrival she was with marketing and communications agenc ...


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Survey Shows Confidence in Events

A recent Cvent survey of more than 2,200 executives, planners and marketers provides insight into how meeting professionals around the globe budget, target attendees, create content, market events, enhance onsite experience, collect feedback, and measure return on investment (ROI). The st ...


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