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May 2019

Meetings industry attorney Tyra Hilliard shares legal contract tips for meeting and event planners faced with destination boycotts, such as corporate bans on travel to Alabama, Missouri and Georgia following a surge of strict anti-abortion laws. She also explains what a frustration of purpose clause is and how it can protect your event from liability.

May 2019

Legislation strictly limiting abortion rights in Alabama, Georgia and Missouri has resulted in numerous states and cities forbidding the use of civic funds for employee travel to these destinations. The potential impact on meetings and conventions from destination boycotts is creating fear of an industry-wide calamity.

May 2019

Majestic Las Vegas hotel gets approval from Clark County commissioners. The new, $850 million, 720-room nongaming hotel on the north end of the Las Vegas Strip is being developed by Lorenzo Doumani. The property will feature 10 floors of convention and meeting space, multiple dining outlets and a wellness medical spa.

May 2019

Taco Bell will welcome guests to The Bell: A Taco Bell Hotel and Resort in Palm Springs beginning August 6, 2019, for five days. The hotel will offer a number of Taco Bell brand flourishes, including a Taco Bell gift shop and special menu items available nowhere else.

May 2019

The restoration of Eero Saarinen’s landmark 1962 former Trans World Airlines terminal is complete and the TWA Hotel is now open at JFK Airport. On May 15, thousands of guests watched New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Tyler Morse, CEO and Managing Partner of MCR and MORSE Development, cut the ribbon for the 512-room hotel in the iconic Sunken Lounge.

May 2019

Renaissance Dallas Hotel completed the final phase of its multimillion-dollar renovation. The 30-story landmark hotel features new furnishings and an updated design of all 484 guest rooms and 30 suites.

May 2019

Phillip Jones is stepping down after 15 years as president and CEO of VisitDallas. Jones came under fire January 4, 2019, after a negative audit of the DMO was released by Dallas’ city government.

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