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Sarawak Named Inaugural Host of Asia Pacific Regional Hub for ICCA Congress 2020

Sarawak, Malaysia has thrust its status once more as an international business events destination after being selected as the Asia Pacific host of the Regional Hubs ICCA (International Congress and Convention Association) Congress 2020. In total, there are seven Regional Hubs, two of which are virtual, complementing the Global Congress in Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Abu Dhabi Creates "Safe Zone" Framework for Events and Tourists

The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) is celebrating the successful delivery of UFC Fight Island. DCT Abu Dhabi says this establishes the Emirate of Abu Dhabi as an ideal destination for high-profile events as UFC Fight Island featured the creation of a "safe zone" for approximately 2,500 people over five weeks on Yas Island.

GBTA Urges Enhanced Transatlantic Cooperation to Restore Safe Travels

GBTA, the Global Business Travel Association, has released a statement reiterating the importance of cooperation between the E.U., Canada and the U.S. to restore safe travels and reboot the economy. GBTA is urging the European Commission, E.U. governments, Ottawa, and the White House to pursue talks to find a resolution for transatlantic travel, based on reciprocity, proportionality, and the latest scientific advice. 

UKickstart Event 2020 Aims to Unite U.K. Events Sector to Kickstart the Market

In a united effort to kickstart the events market, many U.K. industry associations and prominent leaders in the sector have teamed up to create and support UKickstart Event 2020, taking place on Tuesday, September 8 at 2 p.m. This free-to-attend, nationwide, multi-hub live and virtual event will bring together meeting and event leaders and professionals who want to drive the U.K. to have the confidence to start meeting again.

Altour Debuts Health & Safety Hotline for Corporate Travelers

With business travelers looking for the confidence to get back on the road, Altour has launched its new Health & Safety Hotline to provide its customers with expert health and safety mitigation advice for a nominal fee. Available exclusively to Altour clients and powered by Exlog Global, the Health & Safety Hotline offers round-the-clock worldwide support to business travelers and corporate travel managers who need guidance or action on health and safety issues that occur before or during work travel.

GBTA Calls on Congress to Expand Relief for Distressed Business Travel Industry

As the U.S. Congress negotiates a new coronavirus relief package for individuals and businesses, the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has called on Congressional leadership to enact measures to renew business travelers’ confidence and to curb the devastating effect of the pandemic on this sector of the global economy.

Explore St. Louis Selects VenueOps and Simpleview As Forward-Thinking Partners

EventBooking, a cloud-based venue software company, announced today that Explore St. Louis has selected VenueOps to manage its facilities, and Simpleview, a partner of EventBooking, to help manage client relationships and marketing of the premiere CVB. Explore St.