AC&F Industry News

The International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) announced today that Expo! Expo! IAEE’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition 2023 has been recognized by the Events Industry Council for achieving the Silver Level Certification in its Sustainable Event Standards. Expo! Expo! previously achieved Bronze Level Certification in 2022. “We are proud to receive the prestigious Silver […]

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The Georgia State Financing and Investment Commission (GSFIC) announced that the planned 361,000 sf expansion of the Savannah Convention Center will be significantly delayed beyond the projected opening date of May 2024. The expansion project, funded by the state of Georgia, overseen by GSFIC and managed and led by general contractor Clark Construction, will help […]

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Becky Bixby, interim general manager for Huntington Place/ASM Global, is pleased to announce that Huntington Place is currently meeting several 2024 operational goals and objectives that will propel the venue’s sustainability offering further in line with the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals for this year. Among the new developments, Huntington Place’s very own Al Vasquez, engineering […]

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On Thursday, February 15th, Mayor Regina Romero, Fletcher McCusker, and other city dignitaries will gather in the heart of the city to honor our past and glimpse the vision of what is yet to come at the Tucson Convention Center (TCC). A ribbon cutting ceremony will unveil the latest improvements made by the extensive $100 million dollar renovation overseen […]

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Destination Colorado Meetings, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing essential resources and fostering connections within Colorado’s vibrant meetings and events industry, proudly announces the recipients of its Peak Performer Awards for 2023. Celebrating outstanding contributions to the organization and the broader community, the awards recognize both organizational and individual excellence. Peak Performer – Company of […]

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Airports Council International (ACI) World has published its first bi-annual air travel demand update of 2024, pulling data from over 2,600 airports across more than 180 countries and territories globally. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, global passenger volume was estimated to reach 10.5 billion passengers in 2023, or 119% of the 2019 level. The current projection […]

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American Express opened a new Centurion Lounge at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), the busiest airport in the world. At nearly 26,000 square feet, it is the largest lounge in the Centurion Lounge network. It features a locally-inspired menu from Atlanta-based Chef Deborah VanTrece, numerous seating options for guests to relax or work before their […]

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The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) honored travel marketing excellence at the Adrian Awards Celebration on Tuesday, February 13, at the New York Marriott Marquis in New York, NY with more than 500 industry and agency executives in attendance. This year, the 67th annual competition focused on WanderLOVE, highlighting the most creative and […]

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Airlines Reporting Corp. (ARC) released data showing January air ticket sales totaled $8.9 billion for U.S. travel agencies. This was a 7% increase from January 2023 and the highest January total recorded by ARC. Results for January 2024 showed: Total Sales: $8.9 billion , +55% Month Over Month Variance, +7% Year Over Year Variance Total Passenger Trips: 25.6 million , […]

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This summer, ASAE (American Society of Association Executives) will launch the Association Governance Institute (AGI), a new initiative dedicated to promoting excellence in governance practices for associations. Through education, research and collaboration, AGI is designed to empower board members, CEOs and their staff to navigate the complexities of governance effectively. ASAE is launching AGI with […]

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