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US travel industry releases plan to generate 1.3 million American jobs
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The U.S. Travel Association unveiled a new plan to create 1.3 million U.S. jobs and add $859 billion to the U.S. economy by 2020 by reforming an antiquated visa process that often drives international travelers to other countries. The heart of U.S. Travel's plan is to increase staffing, reduce visa interview wait times and expand the Visa Waiver Program. More

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Musicians Hall and Municipal Auditorium — now that's sweet harmony
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The Rolling Stones rocked it — twice. Nashville has renovated it at least three times. Now, the vintage neon-lit Municipal Auditorium may be the new home to the Musicians Hall of Fame. Nothing could be more perfect for this once-grand round mass of concrete, planned in the 1950s and opened with a $5 million price tag in 1962 with a Church of Christ revival meeting as its first event. More

Americans ready for vacation, despite high gas prices
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Many Americans, fed up with being pent up, appear determined to go on vacation this summer — even though they know it's going to cost them more than in recent years. More than 6 of 10 Americans say it's important they get away from home this year, a recent USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds. And many say they're finding ways around high gasoline prices, airfares and hotel rooms to do it. More

National Hockey League commissioner hints at all-star game for Nashville
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One hundred fifteen local and regional business and community leaders visited Toronto as part of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Study Mission. This year's trip marked the 20th of these ventures and focused on positioning Nashville as a global city. More

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2 women behind new brewery in Nashville
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Two women are taking the local craft brewery scene by storm. Jackalope on 8th Ave. South is set to open any time. The pair said it's pretty unusual for women to become brewers, and while they're not directly targeting females, they hope they can convince more women that beer can be good. More

Hotel profits grew nearly 10 percent in 2010
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The average U.S. hotel saw profits grow by 9.8 percent in 2010, according to a report released by PKF Hospitality Research. While the bottom-line increase doesn't make up for the cumulative 37.9 percent loss U.S. properties suffered in 2008 and 2009, it is a sign the industry is bouncing back. More

Summer travel
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TripAdvisor announced recently that a higher number of survey respondents say they are planning summer trips than did so in the 2010 survey. However, fewer are expected to travel by car, and those who do are planning shorter trips. More

Survey: Companies prepared to spend more on business travel
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Companies are prepared to spend more to send people on the road for business, newly released survey findings indicate. The GetThere survey of corporate travel managers at top businesses and organizations around the globe finds that 61 percent of those who responded expect their travel spending to grow from 1 percent to 10 percent this year over last. That's a big bump compared with 2010, when roughly a third of managers reported only a slight increase in their travel budgets over 2009. More

Marketers must adapt their email designs to mobile and Facebook messages
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The first of its kind, the Responsys 2011 Email Design & Coding Recommendations offers marketers valuable design recommendations for HTML, mobile and text emails, including specific best practice coding guidelines, to ensure marketers' emails meet the needs of consumers, perform well on mobile devices, achieve higher inbox deliverability rates and optimize the user experience via email, mobile and social channels. More

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