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What’s Up @ Web Top 5: September 14-20, 2008 #2 Kylie Minogue to Receive $4.4M for Private Performance at Dubai Atlantis Pop superstar Kylie Minogue will collect a whopping $4.4 million for a 60-minute performance at the private grand-opening bash for Atlantis the Palm Jumeirah in Dubai. (Sept. 15, 2008) Hot Deals * MEETING PACKAGE: Chicago’s Avenue Hotel Launches Package for the Gadget Freaks The Avenue Hotel’s “Techno Geek Package” for business travelers includes accommodations and amenities for gadget-loving frequent-fliers. * MEETING PACKAGE: Virginia’s Wintergreen Resort Announces Group Promotion Wintergreen Resort, in the Blue Ridge Mountains, has a promotion for corporate meetings that lets planners choose various upgrades and amenities. * MEETING PACKAGE: Vail Plaza Offers Planners Sharp Pencils and Deep Discounts The Vail Plaza Hotel and Club in Vail, CO, has the “Sharp Pencil Package,”which includes a package of pencils, a special room rate, and several amenities to help meeting planners work with small budgets in today’s economic climate. *Please call to confirm all prices and terms. #1DISNEYLAND LAUNCHES WEB RESOURCES FOR PLANNERS AND ATTENDEES Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, CA, has introduced a suite of Web-based tools for meeting planners and attendees that the company said will ease group travel booking and managing. (Sept. 9, 2008) The Web Top 5 and other breaking stories, feature articles, and blogs are available 24/7 at That Bring Gold #3 Where All directorGlitters MayConvention Center, Roger Krupa, of the Raleigh which debuts this month, talks about its features: 150,000 sf of exhibit space, plus 16 meeting rooms and a grand ballroom that seats 2,400. (Sept. 8, 2008) & #4 Taxes Rise on Hotels, Cars, U.S.Meals Travel taxes are growing in the top 50 travel destinations, according to a study by the National Business Travel Association (NBTA). The result, it suggested: Meetings decision-makers are scaling back. (Aug. 6, 2008) Mtgs. #5 NBTA Plans Strategicindustry’sCertification The NBTA is developing the first certification in strategic meetings management programs. Standards are being developed under a task force of thought leaders within the SMMP field. (Sept. 10, 2008) Save the Date: October 22nd Educational Sessions Throughout the Day Join over 5,000 colleagues who are already members! Don’t miss out on the industry’s only virtual trade show! The Meeting Professional’s New World Order Survival Guide: Proving Your Merit When Times Are Tough 12:00pm est Prove Your Worth and Become Indispensable 2:00pm est Differentiate Yourself: Resume and Business Proposal Tips 4:00pm est The ROI Balance: Keep Value Up and Costs Down Register and Attend the Live Day on October 22nd for a chance to win! 4 lucky winners and their guests will stay at the allinclusive Cancun Palace. *Airfare not included. Register today @ 2 MeetingNews October 6, 2008

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