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he 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 pandemic. “We are beyond thrilled to bring GBTA and ACTE together, creating […]

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The city of Las Vegas has illuminated its new 80-foot-tall downtown gateway arches, spanning Las Vegas Boulevard between St. Louis and Bob Stupak avenues at the base of The Stratosphere. Conceived and designed by Selbert Perkins Design, the archway marks the official entry into historic downtown Las Vegas. This extraordinary landmark’s inspiration stems from classic […]

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Socially distanced set ups demonstrated to local and state officials how future meetings and events will operate The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center has been hard at work preparing to reopen for meetings since shutting down in response to the pandemic.  The center demonstrated to local and state officials how well prepared they […]

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Destinations International, the world’s largest resource for official destination organizations, convention and visitors bureaus (CVBs), and tourism boards, has announced that Keith Backsen, CDME, will join the association as the Chief Sales and Services Officer on January 1, 2021. This is a new position at Destinations International that will oversee the membership and partnership departments. […]

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American Airlines is giving customers complete flexibility when they travel on American. “We are committed to making travel easier for our customers who fly on American,” said American’s Chief Revenue Officer Vasu Raja. “By eliminating change fees, we’re giving customers more flexibility no matter when or where they plan to travel.” No more change fees […]

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New guidance tackles CVB and DMO practices for safer meetings and events The Events Industry Council (EIC) has released the Resources for Destinations Accepted Practices Guide for Convention and Visitors Bureaus and Destination Marketing Organizations. It is the newest work by EIC’s APEX COVID-19 Business Recovery Task Force. The new guide: – Maps the event […]

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The 12th edition of Globex – the global exhibition organizing market: assessment and outlook to 2022 – has been released today by AMR International. It details the devastating impact of COVID-19 on 2020 and looks ahead at the likely fallout of the crisis over the coming years. Globex 2020 editor Carole Boletti said, “The global exhibition […]

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Caesars Entertainment, Inc. and VICI Properties Inc. have announced they have completed the previously disclosed transaction to sell Bally’s Atlantic City to Bally’s Corporation, previously known as Twin River Worldwide Holdings Inc., for $25 million.  The proceeds of the transaction were split 75% to VICI and 25% to Caesars, while the annual base rent payments […]

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After achieving the GBAC Star Accreditation and launching a groundbreaking medical concierge program in collaboration with established healthcare system Orlando Health, Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center has already welcomed two in-person events— and both had healthy, successful outings that exceeded attendees’ expectations. Read on to see what meeting professionals and participants had to say about their […]

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For this week’s Collaboratory 2020 webinar series, the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the world’s largest business travel association – welcomed CEO and Founder of Cvent, Reggie Aggarwal, to share his insights on the future of meetings and events and how technology will play an even bigger role moving forward. In the week’s headliner […]

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