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Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Costa Rica

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UgoVirtual Transforms Onsight Event Into A Completely Digital Experience

UgoVirtual, a travel and hospitality virtual solutions company, is collaborating with Hospitality Technology Next Generation (HTNG) to rework the annual TechOvation competition into an online event through virtual conference and event technology. The TechOvation competition, formerly onsite, is held during HT-NEXT: a hospitality technology industry forum.

Stats: More Than 70 Percent of 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 demographically representative. 

Here are some critical findings (March 27-28): 

Global Meetings Industry Day Postponed: Meetings Mean Business Coalition Calls For Virtual Unity on April 14

Global Meetings Industry Day, a person-to-person event in more than 50 countries, has been postponed. In response, the Meetings Mean Business Coalition is calling for virtual unity on April 14. 

Meetings Mean Business Coalition (MMBC) leaders in the United States, Canada and India have issued the following statement. 

Research: Sustainable Practices in Event Planning Are Crucial

PromoLeaf, using the firm CensusWide, surveyed conference attendees to find out how important sustainable practices were to them. 

More than 1,000 participants were questioned about their conference attendance on matters such as: what items they both preferred and received; whether they preferred sustainable and practical items; and what they would do with items they received but did not want or use. 

Sonesta International Hotels Corporations Introduces Flexible Cancellation Policies

In the wake of COVID-19, Sonesta International Hotels Corporation, a global hospitality brand with more than 80 properties in seven countries, is introducing flexible cancellation policies for group meetings, events and individual reservations. As this unprecedented situation is ever evolving, Sonesta wants to give its guests confidence in making reservations without penalty.