1. Tourism Bureaus Band Together to Promote the Meetings Industry's Economic Impact - Skift

    Tourism Bureaus Band Together to Promote the Meetings Industry's Economic Impact - Skift

    Meetings Mean Business was forged during the darkest days of the recession in 2009 when companies began cutting back on travel for business events , creating no shortage of fear and panic throughout the hospitality and tourism industry. Today, the MMBC ...

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    1. We look at Global Meetings Industry Day as the culmination of years of effort on behalf of Las Vegas to talk about why meetings and face-to-face gatherings are important.
    2. People really don't understand the impact that the meetings and trade show business has in the United States. It's an integral part of how we do business… and our industry is larger than the auto industry.
    3. The conversation of technology has become key, and we've invested a lot in our company across all of our portfolio of MGM Resorts…. [But] I don't know if we can get ahead of it. It's very, very challenging going forward.
    4. It's hard to figure out what's next, and it's really expensive.
    5. Over the years, the non-gaming revenues have exceeded gaming revenues.
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