New Memphis Convention Center Name Revealed

A $6.8-million, 10-year naming deal with Renasant Bank will add revenues to the convention center, which is in the midst of a $200-million renovation, expected to be mostly complete by late 2020. (WMC 5)

Paris Hoteliers Angered by IOC Sponsorship Deal With Airbnb

The newest Olympic sponsor has sparked the ire of French hoteliers, who have suspended their collaboration with 2024 Paris Games organizers over fears the IOC's agreement with home-sharing company Airbnb will create unfair competition. (ESPN)

What If All That Flying Is Good for the Planet?

 In this opinion piece, a sustainable tourism expert argues that shaming people to stop them from flying could accelerate the extinction of species and loss of wilderness. (The New York Times)

Salesforce Conference Interrupted by Protesters

At Salesforce’s annual software conference yesterday in San Francisco, protesters interrupted the program for the second year in a row over the company’s contract with U.S. Customs and Border Protection. (Business Insider)

Why Women Do or Don’t Attend Conferences

Findings from a recent study are a first step in understanding the experience women have at professional conferences and the impact they have on their lives. (pcma)

IOC and Airbnb Announce Major Global Partnership

Airbnb has joined the ranks of leading sponsors of the Olympic Games with a nine-year deal to help provide accommodation for the world’s biggest sporting event and cut the cost for host cities. (Reuters)