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St. Charles Convention Center Hosts In-Person Reception Event

September 23, 2020

On September 22nd, the St. Charles Convention Center debuted its recently-installed AtmosAir filtration system to convey their commitment to facilitating safe, in-person gatherings.  This light networking reception included a presentation about the benefits of AtmosAir, and attendees were able to view the new HVAC system on the convention center’s rooftop. This two-hour function illustrated that […]

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Saint Louis Science Center’s Annual Golf Tournament is Taking Place This October

September 18, 2020

On October 1st, from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, the Saint Louis Science Center is holding its annual golf tournament at the Norman K. Probstein Golf Course.  Proceeds from this event will benefit this non-profit’s educational programs, exhibits, and interactive experiences that inspire a passion for STEM learning for all ages and backgrounds. Below is […]

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The ILEA St. Louis Chapter is Hosting an In-person Industry Round Table

September 18, 2020

On September 29, the International Live Events Association (ILEA) St. Louis Chapter is bringing the meetings and events industry back together at its upcoming Industry Round Table.  This FREE event will take place in-person at The Dogwood in the Grove from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm. During this two-hour networking reception, attendees will have the […]

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Eldorado Resorts and Caesars Entertainment Complete Merger

September 17, 2020

Caesars Entertainment, Inc. (“Caesars,” “Caesars Entertainment”, or the “Company”, formerly known as Eldorado Resorts, Inc. or “Eldorado”) announced that it completed its acquisition of Caesars Entertainment Corporation (“CEC”). The transaction creates the largest casino and entertainment company in the U.S. The transaction further enhances Caesars’ position as the leading regional and destination gaming operator in […]

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Midas Hospitality to Open St. Louis’ First Element by Westin

September 16, 2020

Leading hotel development, management and investment firm Midas Hospitality is set to open St. Louis’ sole eco-conscious Element by Westin on Oct. 30. Located at 3763 Forest Park Ave., the $40 million Element St. Louis Midtown is a seven-story hotel with 153 extended stay rooms.  The rooftop UPBAR—Midas Hospitality’s first owned and operated bar in […]

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Third GDP Survey Highlights Key Meeting and Event Industry Futures

September 16, 2020

Global DMC Partners (GDP) issued its third survey in a series focused on measuring the dramatic impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic on the meetings and events industry. Calling upon planners and suppliers from around the world, GDP’s goal is to shed light on how the industry has been affected and how it is pivoting. […]

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MEET Magazine Publisher Gives Insights on Book Publishing

September 11, 2020

Joe Clote, Group Publisher of the MEET magazines, Breaking the Code to Healthcare Compliance, and the MPI CMP-HC Training Manual, has partnered with “Business Inside and Out” to provide insight into how companies and individuals can successfully self-publish a book(s). Through this radio show, Clote has outlined the preliminary thought process authors need to consider […]

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Hotel Occupancy Rises to 69.0% During First Week of September

September 11, 2020

Boosted in part by Labor Day weekend, U.S. hotel occupancy increased slightly over the previous week, according to the latest data from STR. 30 August through 5 September 2020 (percentage change from comparable week in 2019): Occupancy: 49.4% (-18.9%) Average daily rate (ADR): US$100.97 (-17.1%) Revenue per available room (RevPAR): US$49.87 (-32.8%) Hotel demand grew to […]

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Study Shows Tourism Ads are Benefiting Local Travel Industry

September 11, 2020

The Missouri Divison of Tourism (MDOT) and SMARInsights recently conducted a TRIPS travel study that illustrates how strategic destination and supplier ad campaign messaging during the COVID-19 pandemic has generated an increase in positive responses, stronger ratings, and has decreased traveling uncertainty for those who are aware of these ad campaigns. Respondent Demographics For this […]

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Cori Day Selected As New Executive Director of Missouri Travel Alliance

September 8, 2020

The Board of Directors of Missouri Travel Alliance has unanimously selected Cori Day as the new Executive Director of Missouri Travel Alliance. Cori will be replacing retiring Executive Director Chuck Martin. Chuck will continue to serve the organization through the end of September, with Cori assuming the organization’s leadership position on October 1st. Cori has […]

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