This Just Happened: April 17-21

By Connect Staff, April 21, 2017

While we were all busy drinking the new Unicorn Frappuccino at Starbucks, Florida Gov. Rick Scott gave Visit Florida a major shot in the arm (and wallet). Meanwhile, Albany Capital Center is already a big success, Detroit’s Cobo Center earned a green thumbs up and Mercedes-Benz Stadium hit a minor speed bump (what else would you expect in Atlanta?)

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Trade groups across all industries band together to address significant drop in international visitors to the United States since 2015.

James Jessie, senior vice President of convention sales at Travel Portland, discusses the evolution of the Northwest destination.

Visit Tampa Bay takes a grassroots approach to inspiring local teens to engage in hospitality and tourism by sponsoring an all-day youth academy.

A recent report from The Experience Institute confirms that conference attendees are acting more and more like vacationers.

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