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    July Planner Profile: Sue Walton

    MeCo Co-Founder, Co-Owner of May and Williams, LTD., Independent Meeting Planners, Evanston, Illinois Sue Walton’s experience as a planner began during a 1980’s political event that included a keg of beer. “On the 4th of July, in 1987,” she recently related, “my husband and I were attending a Libertarian Party of Illinois picnic and people… Read more »

    Impressive Increase in Airline Customer Satisfaction

    Despite recent headlines, Facebook posts and YouTube videos about incidents of people being treated badly on some flights, a recent study shows a substantial increase in customer satisfaction with airlines in North America. Conducted by J.D. Power, the 2017 North American Airline Satisfaction Study found that overall satisfaction has increased by 30 points, up to… Read more »

    Five Southern Destinations Among Most Instagrammed Attractions

    A recent study of the most Instagrammed tourist attractions in the United States found that five of the top 15 attractions are in the South. Walt Disney World in Orlando (No. 2) Miami’s South Beach (No. 3) Mardi Gras in Louisiana (No. 6) Myrtle Beach, S.C. (No. 10) Charleston, S.C. (No. 12) The results of… Read more »

Making Headlines

    AC Hotel Atlanta Downtown Debuts

    The 255-room AC Hotel Atlanta Downtown opened in mid-May following a yearlong transformation of the former Holiday Inn Atlanta Downtown Centennial Park. Located within walking distance of Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Phillips Arena, the College Football Hall of Fame and a host of restaurants, the hotel will serve as a new and integral part of the downtown landscape…. Read more »

    Richmond Raceway Enhances Infield With $30 Million Project

    The Richmond Raceway and International Speedway Corporation (ISC) are spending $30 million on an infield redevelopment project that will bring new attractions and amenities for fans, teams, sponsors and others. The upgrades will be revealed at Richmond Raceway’s first NASCAR weekend, Sept. 21-22, 2018.

    First TGR Design Public Access Golf Course In America

    Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris announced a collaborative partnership with 79-time PGA TOUR winner Tiger Woods and the Payne Stewart family to create the first-ever public access golf courses designed by Tiger Woods’ design firm, TGR Design.

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