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Love GREAT Britain has announced that its flagship annual MICE event MeetGB, will this year be run as a virtual educatio...
05/29/2020
VisitBritain Launches Virtual Business Events Showcase ‘MeetGB Virtual’ | Meeting Spotlight

Love GREAT Britain has announced that its flagship annual MICE event MeetGB, will this year be run as a virtual educational event due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and will take place on June 17 and 23. Read more: https://bit.ly/3dhgDll

#MICE #events #meetings #travel

VisitBritain has announced that its flagship annual Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE) event MeetGB, will this year be run as a virtual educational event due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, and will take place on June 17 and 23.

Wynn Las Vegas has announced a reopening date of June 4, when it plans to open every amenity and outlet available. Here'...
05/28/2020
Wynn Las Vegas Announces June 4 Reopening Date | Meeting Spotlight

Wynn Las Vegas has announced a reopening date of June 4, when it plans to open every amenity and outlet available. Here's what you need to know: https://bit.ly/2XIb20V

#Wynn #LasVegas #travel

Wynn Las Vegas has announced a reopening date of June 4, under Phase Two of the Nevada United: Roadmap to Recovery plan from Governor Steve Sisolak. Wynn Las Vegas says it plans to open every amenity and outlet available. Both hotel towers and the casino as well as all restaurants will reopen on Jun...

Disney Parks submitted a proposal for a phased reopening of Walt Disney World Resort theme parks, planned to begin on Ju...
05/27/2020
Walt Disney World Plans Phased Reopening, Beginning July 11 | Meeting Spotlight

Disney Parks submitted a proposal for a phased reopening of Walt Disney World Resort theme parks, planned to begin on July 11. Here's what you need to know: https://bit.ly/3daQdl3

#Disney #WaltDisneyWorld #travel

On the heels of the recent reopenings of Shanghai Disney Resort and Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort, Disney Parks has submitted a proposal to the Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force in Florida describing its approach for a phased reopening of Walt Disney World Resort theme parks, p...

More than half (54 percent) of Global Business Travel Association - GBTA member companies are considering resuming all t...
05/22/2020
GBTA Study: More Than Half of Companies Considering Resuming Travel in Near Future | Meeting Spotlight

More than half (54 percent) of Global Business Travel Association - GBTA member companies are considering resuming all travel (regardless of country or region) in the near future, although they do not currently have definitive plans for when it will resume. Read more: https://bit.ly/2ZuyFfB

#travelresearch #traveltrends #travel

There continues to be small signs of optimism in the travel sector according to new research by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA). Health and safety measures, while always a cornerstone of travel, are now of significant importance as the industry tries to gain momentum for recovery.

After reopening on May 7, Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Center in Reykjavik is preparing for a post-COVID-19 world. ...
05/21/2020
Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Center in Reykjavík Has Reopened | Meeting Spotlight

After reopening on May 7, Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Center in Reykjavik is preparing for a post-COVID-19 world. Here's what you need to know: https://bit.ly/2XlQvyH

#Harpa #Iceland #Reykjavik #travel

When social distancing measures were put in place in Iceland on March 16, Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Center in Reykjavík had to close temporarily. Before the outbreak, however, 2020 was on track to be a record year for Harpa in international events.

The London Convention Bureau is launching a new resource for event planners that offers virtual tours of London’s venues...
05/18/2020
London’s Venues Open Their Virtual Doors to Event Planners | Meeting Spotlight

The London Convention Bureau is launching a new resource for event planners that offers virtual tours of London’s venues and hotels, providing access when in-person site visits are not possible. Learn more here: https://bit.ly/2yYgxAd

#London #England #meetings #travel

As countries around the world respond to the coronavirus pandemic, London’s events industry has been adapting their business offering to support the fight against coronavirus. While the government takes small steps towards reopening parts of the U.K. economy and the events industry considers the p...

Sustainable Meet Stockholm, a new collaboration and marketing project, has launched with the goal of putting Stockholm o...
05/15/2020
New Initiative Aims to Position Stockholm as a Sustainable Meeting Destination | Meeting Spotlight

Sustainable Meet Stockholm, a new collaboration and marketing project, has launched with the goal of putting Stockholm on the map as the top destination for sustainable meetings. Learn more here: https://bit.ly/2z0xxpo

#Stockholm #Sweden #sustainable #travel

Stockholm has a good reputation as being a leader at the forefront of environmental and sustainability issues; however, the good work is not always reflected in international rankings. Sustainable Meet Stockholm, a new collaboration and marketing project, wants to change that by putting Stockholm on...

The World Travel & Tourism Council has unveiled a range of new protocols it believes will lead to the restarting of the ...
05/13/2020
WTTC Debuts “Safe Travels” Protocols to Restart Travel And Tourism | Meeting Spotlight

The World Travel & Tourism Council has unveiled a range of new protocols it believes will lead to the restarting of the travel and tourism sector worldwide. The measures are intended to rebuild confidence among consumers, so they can travel safely once the restrictions are lifted. Learn more here: https://bit.ly/2LoRsAV

#WTTC #coronavirus #travel #travelsafety

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has unveiled a range of new protocols it believes will lead to the restarting of the travel and tourism sector worldwide. The measures are intended to rebuild confidence among consumers, so they can travel safely once the restrictions are lifted.

Airlines for America says its members support the TSA in checking the temperature of travelers and customer-facing emplo...
05/11/2020
U.S. Airlines Endorse Temperature Screenings Conducted by TSA | Meeting Spotlight

Airlines for America says its members support the TSA in checking the temperature of travelers and customer-facing employees as long as necessary during the COVID-19 public health crisis. Read more here: https://bit.ly/3fGyeVq

#airtravel #airlineinfo #coronavirus #travel

Airlines for America (A4A) announced over the weekend that its member carriers are supporting the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to begin checking the temperature of the traveling public and customer-facing employees as long as necessary during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) public health....

Valid until January 31, 2021, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group will waive any cancellation fees should government and trave...
05/08/2020
Mandarin Oriental Debuts “Booking with Confidence” Group Meeting Offer | Meeting Spotlight

Valid until January 31, 2021, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group will waive any cancellation fees should government and travel guidelines give rise to event cancellation, provided that advance notice is received at least 30 days ahead of the event. Read more: https://bit.ly/3ciERef

#coronavirus #meetings #events #travel

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has introduced a “Booking with Confidence” group meeting offer. Valid until January 31, 2021, Mandarin Oriental will waive any cancellation fees should government and travel guidelines give rise to event cancellation, provided that advance notice is received at leas...

The Association of Australian Convention Bureaux says its members have strong forward pipelines as they continue to bid ...
05/05/2020
AACB's Forward Calendars Released: Bid pipeline to support economic recovery | Meeting Spotlight

The Association of Australian Convention Bureaux says its members have strong forward pipelines as they continue to bid for business events into the future—good news for the industry in the country. Learn more here: https://bit.ly/2zUxo6T

#AACB #Australia #businesstravel #travel

According to the latest Forward Calendar reports, the Association of Australian Convention Bureaux (AACB) members have strong forward pipelines as they continue to bid for business events into the future.

As the travel and tourism industry faces the reality of the effects of COVID-19, Alliance Connection launched A Connecte...
04/28/2020
Alliance Connection Launches Marketing Insights Blog as a Resource to Navigate the Effects of COVID-19 | Meeting Spotlight

As the travel and tourism industry faces the reality of the effects of COVID-19, Alliance Connection launched A Connected Community marketing insights blog, which aims to be a resource platform focused on sharing knowledge aimed to "Inspire, Educate & Innovate" travel and tourism marketers and thought leaders. Read more: https://bit.ly/3aKJi01

#marketing #events #businesstravel

As the travel and tourism industry faces the reality of the effects of COVID-19 (coronavirus), Alliance Connection launched this week on its website A Connected Community marketing insights blog. The blog aims to be a resource platform focused on sharing knowledge aimed to "Inspire, Educate & Innova...

The Australian economy, which was banking on domestic events to help drive bushfire recovery, is set to lose $35.7 billi...
04/27/2020
Australia's Business Events Sector Decimated by COVID-19 | Meeting Spotlight

The Australian economy, which was banking on domestic events to help drive bushfire recovery, is set to lose $35.7 billion as nearly all business events scheduled for 2020 (96 percent) are cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19. Learn more: https://bit.ly/2KGwfSx

#Australia #coronavirus #businesstravel

The Australian economy is set to lose $35.7 billion in direct expenditure over the next 12 months, as nearly all business events scheduled for 2020 (96 percent) are cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19 (coronavirus), new figures from the Business Events Council of Australia (BECA) show.

Marriott International announced Tuesday that it will be elevating its cleanliness standards and hospitality norms and b...
04/21/2020
Marriott International Updates Cleanliness Standards in Wake of COVID-19 | Meeting Spotlight

Marriott International announced Tuesday that it will be elevating its cleanliness standards and hospitality norms and behaviors to meet the new health and safety challenges presented by the current pandemic environment. Learn more here: https://bit.ly/2wU87IS

#coronavirus #travel

Marriott International announced Tuesday that it will be elevating its cleanliness standards and hospitality norms and behaviors to meet the new health and safety challenges presented by the current pandemic environment.

Given continued consideration of the coronavirus pandemic, most of the hotels and the convention center in Monaco have, ...
04/17/2020
Monaco Hotels and Convention Center Waive Cancellation Fees | Meeting Spotlight

Given continued consideration of the coronavirus pandemic, most of the hotels and the convention center in Monaco have, whenever possible, waived contractual cancellation fees and postponed deposits. Learn more here: https://bit.ly/2ROeR2h

#Monaco #businesstravel

Given continued consideration of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Monaco Government Tourist and Convention Authority and its partners have been mobilized to propose new dates to their clients while guaranteeing the most suitable solutions according to the formats of each event, especially fo...

Events DC, Washington DC's convention and sports authority, announced an $18 million hospitality and tourism relief pack...
04/13/2020
Events DC Announces $18 Million Hospitality And Tourism Relief Package | Meeting Spotlight

Events DC, Washington DC's convention and sports authority, announced an $18 million hospitality and tourism relief package to address the impact of COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Learn more here: https://bit.ly/3b7HCP8

#WashingtonDC #businesstravel #travel

Events DC, Washington DC's convention and sports authority, announced an $18 million hospitality and tourism relief package to address the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. This initiative is designed to provide emergency funding to help DC's local hospitality and tourism industry, which is...

The Global Business Travel Association - GBTA has announced, due to the coronavirus pandemic and various state and local...
04/10/2020
GBTA Postpones Annual Convention to November | Meeting Spotlight

The Global Business Travel Association - GBTA has announced, due to the coronavirus pandemic and various state and local restrictions, it will move the dates of the GBTA Convention 2020 (for the first time) to November 7-11, 2020. Learn more here: https://bit.ly/2JXFKwy

#businesstravel #meetings #travel

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), has announced, due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and various state and local restrictions, it will move the dates of the GBTA Convention 2020 to November 7-11, 2020. The annual convention brings together over 7,000 business travel professionals...

Las Vegas Sands will donate 2 million medical masks and 20,000 protective suits to help healthcare professionals, first ...
04/08/2020

Las Vegas Sands will donate 2 million medical masks and 20,000 protective suits to help healthcare professionals, first responders and nonprofit organizations in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. It's also paying each of its nearly 10,000 Las Vegas team members, along with providing full healthcare benefits, while its properties remain closed. Learn more: https://bit.ly/39VDwZ5

Vail Resorts' CEO, Rob Katz, and his wife, Elana Amsterdam, donated more than $2.5 million to provide immediate support ...
04/07/2020

Vail Resorts' CEO, Rob Katz, and his wife, Elana Amsterdam, donated more than $2.5 million to provide immediate support for both Vail Resorts employees and the mountain towns where the company operates amid the coronavirus pandemic. Read more: https://bit.ly/34gEa24

#ski #skitravel #coronavirus #travel

Travelers who have a United Airlines MileagePlus or Delta SkyMiles account will be happy to hear their status is being e...
04/06/2020

Travelers who have a United Airlines MileagePlus or Delta SkyMiles account will be happy to hear their status is being extended beyond 2020 as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Read more: https://bit.ly/2wfOR8m

According to a recent survey, more than 70 percent of Americans have stopped all business travel. Find out more. https:/...
04/02/2020
Stats: More Than 70 Percent of Americans Have Stopped All Business Travel | Meeting Spotlight

According to a recent survey, more than 70 percent of Americans have stopped all business travel. Find out more. https://meetingspotlight.com/article/stats-more-70-percent-americans-have-stopped-all-business-travel

COVID-19, nearing its peak, has ended most business travel, at least temporarily. To find out what is going on, ENGINE survey 1,000 adults three different times in March; the latest findings were discovered from March 27-28, 2020. Note: The results are also weighted to U.S. Census data to be demogra...

Los Angeles Convention Center, Levy Restaurants & Musically Fed donate 4,000 pounds of food to 1,000 Family Members. Rea...
03/31/2020
Los Angeles Convention Center, Levy Restaurants & Musically Fed Donate 4,000 Pounds of Food to 1,000 Family Members | Meeting Spotlight

Los Angeles Convention Center, Levy Restaurants & Musically Fed donate 4,000 pounds of food to 1,000 Family Members. Read more. https://meetingspotlight.com/article/los-angeles-convention-center-levy-restaurants-musically-fed-donate-4000-pounds-food-1000

The Los Angeles Convention Center & Levy Restaurants collaborated with Musically Fed to donate and distribute 4,000 pounds of food to the

The coronavirus continues to rattle the global business travel industry, according to the latest research conducted by t...
03/27/2020
Coronavirus Rattles Entire Global Travel Industry; Travel Comes To a Halt | Meeting Spotlight

The coronavirus continues to rattle the global business travel industry, according to the latest research conducted by the Global Business Travel Association. Check it out: https://meetingspotlight.com/article/coronavirus-rattles-entire-global-travel-industry-travel-comes-halt

The coronavirus continues to rattle the global business travel industry. That is according to the latest research conducted by the Global Business Travel Association. To understand the effects of coronavirus on business travel, GBTA conducted its fourth lightning poll among membership on March 18-21...

In the wake of COVID-19, Sonesta Hotels Corporation is introducing flexible cancellation policies for group meetings, ev...
03/27/2020

In the wake of COVID-19, Sonesta Hotels Corporation is introducing flexible cancellation policies for group meetings, events and individual reservations. Here's what you need to know: https://bit.ly/2xwxG2U

#coronavirus #travel

ITB Berlin has been cancelled due to the coronavirus - here's the latest: https://bit.ly/39bEErR#itbberlin #coronavirus ...
02/28/2020
ITB Berlin 2020 Canceled Over Coronavirus | Meeting Spotlight

ITB Berlin has been cancelled due to the coronavirus - here's the latest: https://bit.ly/39bEErR

#itbberlin #coronavirus #covid19 #meetingprofs #meetingspotlight

The annual travel industry event, which was expected to draw more than 10,000 exhibitors from over 180 countries this year, was originally scheduled to take place March 4 – 8. Here’s the latest.

The coronavirus is causing outbound U.S. flight bookings to fall in most regions - details here: https://bit.ly/32ESSyX#...
02/28/2020
Coronavirus Hits Outbound U.S. Flight Bookings

The coronavirus is causing outbound U.S. flight bookings to fall in most regions - details here: https://bit.ly/32ESSyX

#coronavirus #covid19 #meetingprofs #eventprofs #meetingspotlight

The coronavirus outbreak has begun to take its toll on outbound flight bookings from the United States, according to a new report by aviation analytics firm ForwardKeys. More here.

Salone di Mobile in Milan and more events in Italy postponed over coronavirus - here's what you need to know: https://bi...
02/26/2020
Coronavirus Cancels More Events in Italy and Beyond | Meeting Spotlight

Salone di Mobile in Milan and more events in Italy postponed over coronavirus - here's what you need to know: https://bit.ly/2vhaWms

#coronavirus #covid19 #salonedimobile #meetingprofs #meetingspotlight

The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) reports that approximately 4.1 percent of its member events in Asia Pacific have been affected by the outbreak. Here’s the latest.

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