Topics this week include your chance to vote for the GOP's 2016 convention city, the city of Austin's review of the costs associated with special events, and the question of whether guests at destination weddings should be expected to give a gift after they have already paid to attend the wedding.
GOP Asks for Vote on 2016 Convention City
Political conventions pack a special event punch, with formal events plus a raft of parties. So where should the GOP hold its 2016 convention—Cleveland, Dallas, Denver or Kansas City? The GOP is opening the question up for a vote on its website:
Your opinion matters as conservatives make history in 2016. Which city do you think should host the next Republican National Convention? Cast your vote to make your voice heard.--www.GOP.com
Should Special Events in Austin Pay Their Own Way?
Everyone loves special events for the revenue they bring to local businesses, but city fathers can be quick to look at the costs events bring along. The city of Austin, Texas, has that issue on the front burner:
In Austin, special events are big business, but the city needs to be sure that the help it lends to special events pays for itself. Last year alone, nearly 2.3 million people participated in the biggest special events staged in Austin, according to the Austin Business Journal. And those events had a direct economic impact of $153 million on Austin’s economy.-- Statesman.com
To Gift or Not to Gift at Destination Weddings?
Destination weddings certainly show the bride and groom who is willing to pony up to attend the far-flung nuptials—but then do guests have to shell out for a gift, too?
The destination wedding of the year is upon us as Hollywood heavyweights descended on Europe this weekend to partake in the nuptials of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. Guests, however, often find themselves spending more than $1,500 per person to make the trip, making the issue of giving gifts a hot topic of debate.—CTV News