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Southwest to add nonstop service to LA, Boston

Southwest will depart Indianapolis International Airport for Los Angeles once daily, and there will be two flights every day to Boston, the airline announced Wednesday.
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Museum of Art admission jumping from free to $18

The Indianapolis Museum of Art, which hasn’t charged an admission fee since 2007, will begin charging adults $18 for entry to the museum and gardens starting in April, the IMA announced Friday.
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State adds torch relay to bicentennial celebration

Indiana will host a torch relay across the state as part of its 200th birthday celebration in 2016.
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Visit Indy negotiating to keep huge auto show until 2021

Three years ago, a long-term deal to keep the PRI Show in Indianapolis would have been almost unimaginable. The event with a $45.6 million annual economic impact now could be a fixture.
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Indy hospitality chief: "We’re at tipping point on taxes."

In September 2013, veteran lobbyist Patrick Tamm became president of the Indiana Restaurant & Lodging Association, replacing longtime industry advocate John Livengood. Tamm’s hire came eight months after IRLA was formed by merging the Indiana Hotel & Lodging Association and the Indiana Restaurant Association, both of which Livengood served as president since 1998.
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New hotels to arrive in downtown Indy just as visitor traffic slows

For the past 15 years, downtown hotel developers have moved masterfully in lock-step with demand. But with Indianapolis’ convention business showing signs of slowing in 2015 and 2016—right about the time three new hotels are scheduled to open—that streak might crash to a halt.
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Indianapolis monument needs more repair work

Scaffolding is going to remain up months longer than first thought to complete repairs to the Soldiers and Sailors Monument in downtown Indianapolis.
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Sports complex developer confirms financing woes

A developer that planned to open a $22 million hotel and indoor sports complex in Greenwood has officially suspended those plans after failing to find funding.
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TripAdvisor is new powerhouse in hospitality industry

The travel website TripAdvisor has seen such an explosion of consumer-generated reviews and page views in the last two years that local hoteliers now monitor it continually.
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Hilton North closure to cost 46 employees their jobs

Community Health Network Foundation is closing the hotel in December to create room for more hospital development.
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