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The Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp Adds Jennifer Sullivan to Sales Team

The Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp (CVC) announces the addition of Jennifer Sullivan to the sales team as director, mid-Atlantic regional office. She is based in the mid-Atlantic region and will serve as an in-market rep for Washington, D.C.-based clients interested in booking Nashville as a convention destination. She will connect with both new and repeat clients.

The First Signs of Optimism Emerge In Latest GBTA Study

Over the past several months, the world watched the global business travel industry come to a halt—but according to new research by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), there are signs of optimism and recovery on the horizon. The study found that most companies are planning a recovery for 2020 with one in three planning for a recovery in three months or less. 

Among the poll’s key findings are:

Australia's Business Events Sector Decimated by COVID-19

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.

Monaco Hotels and Convention Center Waive Cancellation Fees

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 for those which have been organized in Monaco for several years.

Amtrak, MTA, NJ Transit & Port Authority Start #SoundTheHorn Campaign to Honor Essential Workers

Amtrak, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), NJ Transit, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and other regional bus and ferry operators, launched #SoundTheHorn, a coordinated effort to simultaneously sound their vehicle horns at 3 p.m. ET on Thursday, April 16 to honor heroic essential workers across the country.

Events DC Announces $18 Million Hospitality And Tourism Relief Package

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 in need of immediate support. The relief package, approved by Events DC's board of directors, will provide support to restaurants, hotels and undocumented workers in Washington, DC. 

The full relief package includes:

Air Passenger Traffic In Mexico, U.S. And Colombia Down 35.8%

Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste (ASUR), a leading international airport group with operations in Mexico, the U.S. and Colombia, today announced that total passenger traffic for March 2020 decreased 35.9 percent when compared to March 2019. Passenger traffic decreased 35.8 percent in Mexico, 35.9 percent in Puerto Rico and 36.2 percent in Colombia, reflecting the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic.