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Governor Greg Abbott today issued an Executive Order (GA-34) lifting the mask mandate in Texas and increasing capacity of all businesses and facilities in the state to 100 percent. The Governor made the announcement at Montelongo’s Mexican Restaurant in Lubbock in an address to the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce. “With the medical advancements of vaccines […]

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The Palmer Events Center has achieved Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ accreditation, the gold standard for prepared facilities. Under the guidance of GBAC, a Division of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, the Austin Convention Center Department has implemented the most stringent protocols for cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention for the facility. Both […]

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The Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority (CRVA) has announced the implementation of two cleanliness and safety technologies in its venues: needlepoint bipolar ionization (NPBI) and thermal cameras. The CRVA manages the Charlotte Convention Center, the NASCAR Hall of Fame, Bojangles Coliseum and Ovens Auditorium, and provides back of house support to Spectrum Center. The CRVA is among the […]

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Meetings At Tampa BayFebruary 26, 2021

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The American Hotel & Lodging Foundation (AHLA Foundation) has announced a new $5 million, multi-year commitment and action plan to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) in the hotel and lodging industry. The AHLA Foundation’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously at its October meeting to elevate DE&I as a cornerstone platform under the direction of […]

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U.S. weekly hotel occupancy reached its highest level since late October, according to STR‘s latest data through February 20. February 14-20, 2021 (percentage change from comparable week in 2020): Occupancy: 48.1% (-23.8%) Average daily rate (ADR): US$101.57 (-22.1%) Revenue per available room (RevPAR): US$48.82 (-40.6%) Popular leisure markets in Florida, with leftover demand from the […]

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The U.S. Travel Association on Friday announced the election of Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line, as its new national chair. Duffy, who most recently served on the board as first vice chair, will lead an executive committee and board representing a diverse cross-section of travel business sectors. “We’re very pleased to welcome Christine […]

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Nashville has been named a Safe Travels destination by the World Travel & Tourism Council, making it one of only two destinations in the United States to achieve the designation, the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp announced today. Nashville businesses that are members of the NCVC’s Good to Go program will soon be displaying the Safe Travels logo […]

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United Airlines today announced plans to expand its global route network with new, nonstop service between Boston Logan International Airport and London Heathrow. This new service builds upon United’s growing presence in London and provides customers on the East Coast with another convenient option to get to London. United plans to operate its premium Boeing […]

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