WORLD – Sheraton Hotels and Resorts Worldwide announced plans for aggressive international expansion, including the opening of 50 new hotels and 20,000 new rooms.
IRELAND – Organiser of the 7th biennial conference of Fertility 2011, Profile Productions, says Dublinâ€™s attractiveness as a destination was the highest factor considered when choosing the city for the first event outside of the UK.
EUROPE – Dolce Hotels and Resorts has promoted Philippe Attia to senior vice-president for development, Europe.
GREECE – Events and training specialist Spy Games has launched a new base of operations in Greece.
SOUTH AFRICA â€“ Cape Town Tourism (CTT) has created a Code of Responsible Pricing for the city, designed to combat negative international perceptions of South Africa as â€œoverpricedâ€ ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
USA â€“ The trade show industry is getting back to business on the East Coast this week after heavy snow blasted the region from New York to Washington DC.
CANADA – The operator of the South Okanagan Events Centre and the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre in British Columbia, Canada, is having to defend itself against council attacks on its funding.
SAUDI ARABIA – The worldâ€™s largest publicly-owned conference organiser, Informa Group, has set up Informa Saudi Arabia, an event partnership with the Kingdomâ€™s National Exhibition Company.
USA – Demand in the eternal events city could be on the wane, seeing that Marriot International will close its Ritz-Carlton Lake Las Vegas property this May.