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Perryman: Whole lotta shakin' goin' on!
Odessa American
The past few days have been difficult for U.S. equity markets and anyone who invests in, works with or watches them. In a matter of minutes one day, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell by 1,000 points (though it recovered somewhat before the close); the average is now thousands of points off of its recent peak earlier this summer.
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Sustained occupancy, RevPAR growth projected through 2018
Meetings & Conventions
U.S. hotel occupancy could reach 73.7 percent between now and 2018, according to online real-estate marketplace, leading to an average revenue per available room increase of 4.7 percent through the end of that year. Rate growth should slow just a bit, but remain in the mid-3 percent range. The projections were published in Auction's "Q2 2015 Hotel Monitor Report."
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Cvent ranks the top 50 meeting destinations in the US
The nation's Capitol may reside in Washington, D.C., but Orlando, Florida, is the capitol of U.S. business travel in 2015. Cvent Inc.'s annual list of the top U.S. meeting destinations ranks the theme park capitol of the world No. 1, revealing 450 meeting hotels, 118,000 sleeping rooms and more than 3,000 committable sleeping rooms.
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TSA PreCheck enrollment tops 1.5 million
The Hill
The Transportation Security Administration said that 1.5 million people have signed up for its PreCheck known-traveler program. The program, which is part of the agency's move to "risk-based" security techniques, allows airline passengers to volunteer information to the agency in exchange for the possibility of receiving expedited screenings.
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  A Summer of Excitement in Odessa!

There's always something fun to do in Odessa and summer is especially exciting. Events like Hot Summer Nights Concerts, Firecracker Fandango and Rock the Desert Christian Music Festival are just a few great reasons to bring the entire family to Odessa. Plus, there's great area sports and recreation, exciting entertainment, delicious dining and outstanding accommodations. You'll find spectacular summer fun in Odessa!

20 charts showing surprising trends in global last-minute travel
People's lives and schedules are often unpredictable, and in many cases, the days of planning travel several months in advance are long gone. Last-minute travel is the only way for some travelers to take a vacation or short getaway, but their searches on booking sites don't always match up with what they actually end up booking in terms of destinations, party sizes and length of trip.
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Marble Falls Market Day, September 19, 2015

Over 100 vendors lining Main Street in charming downtown Marble Falls. Art, craft, food and a variety of other vendors. Fun for the whole family. Open 9am – 4pm. Free admission.

6 secrets about the human brain that will make you a better marketer
Knowing how the human mind processes information and images — and putting that knowledge to use — can help you become a more engaging and effective marketer. Researchers in a new(ish) field of study are trying to figure out how our hardwired preferences affect the decisions we make.
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Why travel needs to embrace cross-device marketing
The way we advertise to and engage with consumers has changed dramatically thanks to the explosion of mobile. Today's travelers use multiple devices to plan their trips, research new destinations, buy travel packages and then stay up-to-date while on-the-go.
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    5 reasons why Chinese outbound tourism will continue to grow even in times of crisis (Forbes)
Apple has major changes in store for the Apple Watch, and they're going to solve its biggest problems (Business Insider)
Boost in Labor Day travel expected to make summer busiest ever for airlines (USA TODAY)
Think with Google debuts a travel dashboard to help US marketers (Tnooz)
Consumer confidence, housing data signal economy's resilience (Reuters)

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