This is an image from the show floor of IBTM World 2023, held November 28-20, 2023 at Fira Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain. Photo courtesy of IBMT World.

IBTM World releases 2024 trends report

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Artificial intelligence, hyper-personalization, geopolitics, and the economic outlook for MICE businesses in 2024 are just a few of the issues addressed in the 2023 edition of IBTM World's annual Trends Report. Released today in a session at IBTM World 2023, the report…
This is an image of the exterior of Dorothea Hotel Budapest, Autograph Collection, which opened in Budapest, Hungary in November 2023. Photo courtesy of Marriott International.

Autograph Collections Hotels debuts in Hungary

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Marriott's Autograph Collection Hotels brand debuted in Hungary last week with the opening of Dorothea Hotel Budapest, Autograph Collection. The 216-key property is named after Archduchess Dorothea, who with her partner Palatine Joseph brought significant cultural and economic development to Budapest in…
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Global Destination Report released today at IBTM World

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The third edition of The Business of Events: Global Destination Report was released today at IBTM World 2023, the international MICE tradeshow being held this week in Barcelona, Spain. Created in partnership with Meet in Ireland, the report was commissioned by brand…
This is an aerial view of Klong Prao Beach at Koh Chang National Park, Thailand. Photo courtesy of IHG Hotels & Resorts.

IHG’s Vignette Collection grows Thailand portfolio

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IHG Hotels & Resorts will open its third Vignette Collection property in Thailand in 2024 with the rebranding of Emerald Resort Koh Chang to Dinso Resort & Villas Koh Chang, Vignette Collection. Closed since February 2023, the beachfront property is undergoing an…
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Hilton’s flagship brand returns to original Boston locale

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Hilton returned to its roots in the city of Boston this fall with the opening of the 1,060-room historic Hilton Boston Park Plaza. The property, which is located in the Back Bay neighborhood, was conceived by hotelier E.M. Statler as a city-within-a-city.…


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IBTM World set to welcome buyers from around the globe

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IBTM World 2023 will welcome more than 4,700 approved buyers from 110 countries when it opens its doors next week at Fira Barcelona, Spain. Organizers of the MICE industry trade show, which runs November 28-30, 2023, have confirmed that 60,000 pre-scheduled appointments…
Copa Airlines increasing service to Panama from Montreal and Toronto. This is an image of the skyline in Panama City with palm trees and a flag blowing in the wind. Photo by helovi | Canva.

Copa Airlines increasing service from Canada

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Copa Airlines is increasing service from the Canadian cities of Toronto and Montreal to Panama City. Starting on May 20th, the carrier will offer daily flights departing from Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) at 8:58 a.m. and arriving in Panama at 1:38…
The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman at sunset. Photo courtesy of The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman.

Marriott Caribbean resorts unveil renos, enhancements

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Several of Marriott International's Caribbean resorts are showcasing new enhancements, renovations and experiences ahead of the 2023/2024 season. Destinations in the spotlight are the Cayman Islands, Puerto Rico, Aruba and the Dominican Republic. CAYMAN ISLANDS Family guestroom with bunk beds. Photo courtesy…
This is an image of a Club Junior Suite, Oceanview King at Wyndham Alltra Vallarta. Photo courtesy of Wyndham Alltra Vallarta by Playa Resorts.

Wyndham Alltra Vallarta wraps up reno

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The extensive renovations at the newly named Wyndham Alltra Vallarta in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico, are now complete, reports Playa Hotels & Resorts, a leading owner and operator of all-inclusive resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean. Drawing inspiration from ancient Huichol culture, the resort…