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Global Spectrum at the Saint Charles Convention Center successfully hosts third annual “Helping Hands for the Holidays” Event

January 30, 2011

THE CHARITY EVENT DREW IN OVER 1,000 NEEDY INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES SETTING A RECORD ATTENDANCE ST. CHARLES, MO – On Friday, December 17th, Global Spectrum, managers of the Saint Charles Convention Center successfully hosted their third annual charity event, Helping Hands for the Holidays. Attendance at this year’s event was over 1,000, an increase of […]

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Airline “Direct Connects” equal dramatic concerns for Business Travel Buyers

January 30, 2011

NBTA Foundation Survey Finds an Overwhelming Majority of Business Travel Buyers Project a “Direct Connect” Distribution Strategy Will Result in Higher Costs and Negative Impacts on the Industry Alexandria, VA (January 28, 2011) – A new survey of 244 business travel buyers released today by the National Business Travel Association (NBTA) Foundation has revealed that […]

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STR: U.S. Hotel Performance (week of 16-22 January 2011)

January 30, 2011

HENDERSONVILLE, Tennessee — The U.S. hotel industry reported single-digit increases in all three key performance metrics during the week of 16-22 January 2011, according to data from STR. In year-over-year comparisons, occupancy increased 6.5 percent to 49.8 percent, average daily rate was up 2.6 percent to US $96.39, and revenue per available room finished the […]

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The Omni Majestic is Sweetening Your Stay

January 30, 2011

The Omni Majestic Hotel, a 91-room, luxury boutique  property located in the heart of downtown St. Louis has joined forces with Mom’s Originals Inc. in an agreement to offer a localized culinary experience to its guests. In a relentless effort to provide the finest in local flavor, guests of the Omni Majestic will receive the […]

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Changing of the Guard: Christine Duffy to leave Maritz Travel

December 27, 2010

Christine Duffy has accepted a position with Cruise Lines International Association beginning February 1. Duffy served most recently as Maritz Travel President and CEO and will be replaced in the interim by Jane Herod – COO of Maritz Travel. Maritz Travel, one of the largest meeting, event and incentive travel management companies in the world […]

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Need some fresh silent auction ideas? Electronic devices are in fashion.

December 4, 2010

 What’s missing from the silent auction table in this photo? There are no bid sheets. You see three items, and no bid sheets. Your silent auction can now “go digital” through the use of handheld electronic devices. There are a handful of companies offering electronic bidding technology. Each has their own approach. At this […]

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Site visit, FAM & Fun; Corporate Event Trends Uncovered

September 2, 2010

  Greetings! Come and tour the Coronado Ballroom and Meeting Facility and be amazed as Rob Schaefer presents:  ” Corporate Event Trends Uncovered” Join Rob Schaefer as he explores the current world of event trends and shares with you some secrets taken from the region’s most well executed events.  Put the tips you learn from […]

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