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Effective December 24, 2020, international tourists, residents and travelers from selected destinations, flying with Eti...
12/23/2020
Abu Dhabi Reopening to Travelers From December 24 | Meeting Spotlight

Effective December 24, 2020, international tourists, residents and travelers from selected destinations, flying with Etihad Airways, will be allowed to enter Abu Dhabi without the need to self-isolate for 14 days. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2Jf8ELI

Abu Dhabi Airport Department of Culture and Tourism #UAE #AbuDhabi #travel

Following an announcement by the Abu Dhabi Emergency Crisis and Disasters Committee, effective December 24, 2020, entry restrictions into Abu Dhabi will be relaxed. International tourists, residents and travelers from selected destinations, flying with Etihad Airways, will be allowed to enter the em...

Montgomery, Alabama—known as the birthplace of the civil rights movement—has announced its new developments for 2021, in...
12/22/2020
Montgomery Announces New Developments for 2021 | Meeting Spotlight

Montgomery, Alabama—known as the birthplace of the civil rights movement—has announced its new developments for 2021, including the destination’s first luxury boutique hotel, as well a diversity, equity and inclusion training experience for groups. Learn more: http://bit.ly/34DdjP8

Montgomery Capital Cool #Montgomery #Alabama #hotel #meetings #travel

Montgomery, Alabama—known as the birthplace of the civil rights movement—has announced its new developments for 2021, including the destination’s first luxury hotel, an Autograph Collection property, as well a diversity, equity and inclusion training experience for groups.

Marriott International will be offering COVID-19 testing, which meeting professionals may select for group meetings at c...
12/21/2020
Marriott International Announces COVID-19 Testing Availability For Groups | Meeting Spotlight

Marriott International will be offering COVID-19 testing, which meeting professionals may select for group meetings at certain Marriott-branded hotels in the U.S., beginning in January 2021. Read more here: http://bit.ly/37Gkzf7

#meetings #events #COVIDtesting #travel

As part of ongoing steps to help instill confidence for meeting professionals and attendees, Marriott International will be offering COVID-19 testing, which meeting professionals may select for group meetings at certain Marriott-branded hotels in the United States, beginning in January 2021. The opt...

The Fort Worth Convention Center and the Will Rogers Memorial Center & Facilities have received the STAR Facility accred...
12/18/2020
Fort Worth Convention Center, Will Rogers Memorial Center Receive GBAC Star Facility Accreditation | Meeting Spotlight

The Fort Worth Convention Center and the Will Rogers Memorial Center & Facilities have received the STAR Facility accreditation status from the Global Biorisk Advisory Council. Read more: http://bit.ly/3mFIK1z

#conventioncenter #GBAC #events #travelsafety #travel

The Fort Worth Convention Center (FWCC) and the Will Rogers Memorial Center (WRMC) have received the STAR Facility accreditation status from the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), an outbreak prevention, response and recovery accreditation for facilities.

The U.S. Travel Association has announced that it will coordinate with the trade show company Connect Travel to co-locat...
12/16/2020
U.S. Travel Announces Cooperation With Connect Travel for IPW 2021 | Meeting Spotlight

The U.S. Travel Association has announced that it will coordinate with the trade show company Connect Travel to co-locate several events around IPW 2021 (September 18-22 in Las Vegas) in order to maximize value to attendees. Read more here: http://bit.ly/3nsTIbA

#IPW #events #tradeshow #travelindustry #travel

The U.S. Travel Association has announced that it will coordinate with the trade show company Connect Travel to co-locate several events around IPW 2021 (September 18-22 in Las Vegas) in order to maximize value to attendees and provide travel marketers with cutting-edge tools and intelligence to pro...

Meeting Spotlight spoke with Kari Lynn Larsen, president and CEO of Dragonfly Meeting Solutions Inc., a full-service con...
12/15/2020
Project Management Agency CEO: Virtual Events Are Here to Stay | Meeting Spotlight

Meeting Spotlight spoke with Kari Lynn Larsen, president and CEO of Dragonfly Meeting Solutions Inc., a full-service conference and meeting and event management agency. She says "the shift to virtual is no longer a shift or trend; it is here and here to stay." Read more here: http://bit.ly/2IWdQEe

#conference #meetings #events #virtualevents #incentives

Meeting Spotlight spoke with Kari Lynn Larsen, president and CEO of Dragonfly Meetings, a full-service conference and meeting and event management agency. We covered how COVID-19 has affected the industry, how the company has pivoted and what to expect going forward. How has your segment of the indu...

VISIT FLORIDA has opened registration for Florida Huddle, the official travel trade show for the state of Florida, which...
12/14/2020
Visit Florida Opens Registration For Florida Huddle 2021 | Meeting Spotlight

VISIT FLORIDA has opened registration for Florida Huddle, the official travel trade show for the state of Florida, which will take place virtually February 8 – 12, 2021. Read more: https://bit.ly/3nlmBGH

#Florida #tradeshow #events #travel

Visit Florida has opened registration for Florida Huddle, the official travel trade show for the state of Florida, which will take place virtually February 8 – 12, 2021. The week-long virtual event will include a mix of virtual networking opportunities, educational sessions and interactive experie...

Ambassadors of the Meetings Mean Business Coalition have issued a statement on the state of the meetings and events indu...
12/11/2020
Meetings Mean Business Provides Update on Global Meetings Industry Day 2021 | Meeting Spotlight

Ambassadors of the Meetings Mean Business Coalition have issued a statement on the state of the meetings and events industry, as well as the Global Meetings Industry Day, which is still set to take place next on April 8, 2021. Read more: https://bit.ly/377mUPR

#MMBC #meetings #events #travel

Ambassadors of the Meetings Mean Business Coalition (MMBC) have issued a statement on the state of the meetings and events industry, as well as the Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID), which is still set to take place next on April 8, 2021. Overall, MMBC says that the industry rose to the occasion ....

The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) has announced a new initiative, "SingapoReimagine," to reintroduce travel to Singapore...
12/10/2020
Singapore Launches "SingapoReimagine" as It Looks Ahead to the Future of Travel | Meeting Spotlight

The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) has announced a new initiative, "SingapoReimagine," to reintroduce travel to Singapore and around the world. Here's what's in the works: https://bit.ly/2KhciVm

VisitSingapore #Singapore #Asia #travel #BTMICE

The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) has announced a new initiative, "SingapoReimagine," to reintroduce travel to Singapore and around the world. The "SingapoReimagine" platform will kick off with “Reimagine Travel –Global Conversations,” a series of forums around the world to catalyze discussion...

Delta Air Lines has permanently eliminated change fees for international travel originating from North America. This inc...
12/09/2020
Delta Eliminates International Change Fees for Flights From North America | Meeting Spotlight

Delta Air Lines has permanently eliminated change fees for international travel originating from North America. This includes flights operated by joint venture and codeshare partners; however, Basic Economy fares are excluded. Read more: https://bit.ly/37QGb7m

#Delta #changefees #airline #airtravel #travel

Delta is waiving change fees for all U.S. domestic and international tickets purchased through March 30, 2021. ​In addition, going beyond the waiver extension, the airline is permanently eliminating change fees for international travel originating from North America, effective immediately. The eli...

Caesars Entertainment Inc, parent company of Harrah's New Orleans, has shared plans to transform the property into Caesa...
12/08/2020
Harrah's New Orleans Undergoes $325 Million to Transformation Into Caesars New Orleans | Meeting Spotlight

Caesars Entertainment Inc, parent company of Harrah's New Orleans, has shared plans to transform the property into Caesars New Orleans as part of a $325 million renovation and construction project. Learn more here: https://bit.ly/3qDvCwU

#NewOrleans #Caesars #casino #hotel #travel

Caesars Entertainment, Inc., parent company of Harrah's New Orleans, has shared plans to transform the property into Caesars New Orleans as part of a $325 million renovation and construction project that will significantly enhance the property, set to be completed by 2024. The plans, presented befor...

Cvent and BWH Hotel Group have  announced a 10-year agreement for Cvent Transient solutions. Under the agreement, BWH wi...
12/07/2020
Cvent, BWH Hotel Group Sign 10-Year Tech Agreement to Drive Business Transient Growth | Meeting Spotlight

Cvent and BWH Hotel Group have announced a 10-year agreement for Cvent Transient solutions. Under the agreement, BWH will use Cvent’s transient sourcing platform to set and promote corporate hotel rates and manage RFPs for more than 4,700 properties worldwide. Read more: https://bit.ly/2K2XGJ7

#Transient #businesstravel #travel

Cvent, a meetings, events and hospitality technology provider, and BWH Hotel Group have announced a 10-year agreement for Cvent Transient solutions. Under the agreement, BWH Hotel Group will use Cvent’s transient sourcing platform to set and promote corporate hotel rates and manage RFPs from the w...

With the recent success of its latest Limitless Digital Conference, Travel Edge says it continues its ambition of "reima...
12/04/2020
Limitless By Travel Edge "Reimagines" Virtual Travel Conferences | Meeting Spotlight

With the recent success of its latest Limitless Digital Conference, Travel Edge says it continues its ambition of "reimagining" the travel conference in a way that highlights the advisor experience and product relevance. Read more: https://bit.ly/39KyDWe

#virtualevent #travelagency #travelindustry #travel

With the recent success of its latest Limitless Digital Conference, Travel Edge says it continues its ambition of "reimagining" the travel conference in a way that highlights the advisor experience and product relevance.

VisitBritain has announced that its flagship annual travel trade event ExploreGB will run as a virtual event in 2021, ta...
12/03/2020
VisitBritain: International Flagship Trade Event 
ExploreGB Will Go Virtual in 2021 | Meeting Spotlight

VisitBritain has announced that its flagship annual travel trade event ExploreGB will run as a virtual event in 2021, taking place March 1-5. Learn more here: https://bit.ly/37zApqA

Love GREAT Britain #ExploreGB #virtualevents #travel

VisitBritain has announced that its flagship annual travel trade event ExploreGB will run as a virtual event in 2021. ExploreGB Virtual, taking place from March 1-5, 2021, will invite international buyers to connect online with travel trade suppliers from across the UK to do business and boost booki...

Global DMC Partners has concluded its seventh annual—and first virtual—Connection event. Topics included current issues ...
12/01/2020
Global DMC Partners' Connection Conference Virtually Addresses Industry Challenges and Opportunities | Meeting Spotlight

Global DMC Partners has concluded its seventh annual—and first virtual—Connection event. Topics included current issues pertaining to the pandemic, identifying ways for the industry to overcome challenges together as it rebounds, and experiencing unique virtual activities organized by GDP DMCs. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3ob8804

#DMC #virtualevents #meetings #eventplanner #travel

Global DMC Partners, a network of independently owned destin

Centrepiece at Melbourne Park, located in the heart of Melbourne city and the surrounding premier events precinct, has a...
11/30/2020
New Melbourne Events Center to Be Showcased at Upcoming Virtual and Hybrid Events | Meeting Spotlight

Centrepiece at Melbourne Park, located in the heart of Melbourne city and the surrounding premier events precinct, has announced the new venue will be showcased in a series of upcoming virtual and hybrid events. Learn more here: https://bit.ly/3obW2UA

#Melbourne #Australia #virtualevents #hybridevents #travel

Centrepiece at Melbourne Park, located in the heart of Melbourne city and the surrounding premier events precinct, has announced the new venue will be showcased in a series of upcoming virtual and hybrid events, including the PCOA 2020 Annual Conference (December 7), Associations Forum National Conf...

The Global Business Travel Association - GBTA, the world’s largest business travel association, has completed its acquis...
11/24/2020
GBTA Completes Acquisition of ACTE | Meeting Spotlight

The Global Business Travel Association - GBTA, the world’s largest business travel association, has completed its acquisition of key assets of the Association of Corporate Travel Executives. Read more: https://bit.ly/399hZ2h

#GBTA #ACTE #businesstravel #corporatetravel

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the world’s largest business travel association, has completed its acquisition of key assets of the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE), continuing its pledge to unify the industry and help lead business travel out of the COVID-19 pandem...

Virginia Beach has a variety of venues for hosting meetings, conventions, exhibitions and special events in a safe and s...
11/23/2020
Virginia Beach Highlights Convention Space With Customizable Group Packages | Meeting Spotlight

Virginia Beach has a variety of venues for hosting meetings, conventions, exhibitions and special events in a safe and socially distant way, including the LEED Gold-certified convention center and a new sports complex. See more here: https://bit.ly/3nOKB4N

Visit Virginia Beach #Virginia #VirginiaBeach #Meetings #convention #travel

Virginia Beach’s coastal environment has a variety of venues for hosting meetings, conventions, exhibitions and special events in a safe and socially distant way, including the destination’s LEED Gold-certified convention center and a new, state-of-the-art Sports Center for visitors looking to h...

The International WELL Building Institute - IWBI and the Global Biorisk Advisory Council launched a joint strategic init...
11/20/2020
International WELL Building Institute, GBAC Partner for Safety Compliance | Meeting Spotlight

The International WELL Building Institute - IWBI and the Global Biorisk Advisory Council launched a joint strategic initiative to accelerate the uptake of best practices that strengthen the role of buildings in the fight against COVID-19 and other infections. Read more: https://bit.ly/3kNzMxZ

#coronavirus #events #meetings #travel

The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) and the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a division of ISSA, have announced a joint strategic initiative to accelerate the uptake of best practices that strengthen the role of buildings in the fight against COVID-19 and other infections.

As part of its Collaboratory 2020 webinar series, the Global Business Travel Association - GBTA spoke with United to dis...
11/18/2020
GBTA: How the Airline Industry Can Tackle Climate Change and Drive Sustainability | Meeting Spotlight

As part of its Collaboratory 2020 webinar series, the Global Business Travel Association - GBTA spoke with United to discuss implementing strategies and practices that produce tangible sustainability results, and why the pandemic provides an opportunity for this work. Read more here: https://bit.ly/2INCnex

#ecofriendly #sustainability #sustainabletravel #businesstravel #travel

As part of its Collaboratory 2020 webinar series, the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) welcomed Lauren Riley, managing director of global environmental affairs and sustainability for United Airlines, to discuss implementing strategies and practices that produce tangible sustainability resul...

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center, primarily a convention hotel,  has announced the completion of a $12 million renovatio...
11/17/2020
Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center Announces Completion of Four New Culinary Destinations and Remodeled Lobby | Meeting Spotlight

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center, primarily a convention hotel, has announced the completion of a $12 million renovation to the hotel’s public spaces and dining outlets. Read more: https://bit.ly/3kG7oy3

#Atlanta #meetings #convention #hotel #travel

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center has announced the completion of a $12 million renovation to the hotel’s public spaces and dining outlets, which includes the addition of four new food and beverage concepts: Top Draft, Centennial Grounds, New South Kitchen and Vues Lobby Bar.

Despite a steep learning curve, American Express Global Business Travel says meeting planners have learned to implement ...
11/16/2020
American Express: Hybrid Gatherings Pave the Return to In-Person Meetings & Events | Meeting Spotlight

Despite a steep learning curve, American Express Global Business Travel says meeting planners have learned to implement new safety and security protocols and accelerated the use of existing technologies across virtual, hybrid and in-person formats. Read more: https://bit.ly/3f8ZiNg

#events #hybridevents #meetings #meetingplanner #travel

Following a year of uncertainty, the "2021 Global Meetings and Events Forecast" from American Express Meetings & Events, a division of American Express Global Business Travel (GBT), found that businesses have quickly adapted meetings and events programs to keep customers, prospects and employees eng...

On November 9, Marriott International hosted a hybrid virtual and in-person event, “Connect with Confidence,” as the fir...
11/13/2020
Marriott Hosts First-Ever Hybrid Meetings Event: Connect With Confidence | Meeting Spotlight

On November 9, Marriott International hosted a hybrid virtual and in-person event, “Connect with Confidence,” as the first part of a global series. Here's what you need to know: https://bit.ly/3kwvScG

#hybridevents #events #meetings #travel

On November 9, Marriott International hosted a hybrid virtual and in-person event, “Connect with Confidence,” as the first part of a global series. The event was attended by 30 in-person customers and 238 virtual attendees, and took place at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner in Virginia. It showca...

Mexico’s minister of tourism and the governor of Yucatán have decided to schedule Tianguis Turístico México, which will ...
11/10/2020
Tianguis Turístico México to Take Place in Mérida in September 2021 | Meeting Spotlight

Mexico’s minister of tourism and the governor of Yucatán have decided to schedule Tianguis Turístico México, which will take place in Merida as an onsite event, from September 26 to 29, 2021. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3kkbjAn

#Mexico #Merida #events #travel

Mexico’s minister of tourism, Miguel Torruco Marqués, and the governor of the state of Yucatán, Mauricio Vila Dosal, after analyzing the development of the current situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and attending to the responsibility of governments to ensure the health of all those invol...

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