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American Express Global Business Travel Adds Sustainable Travel Feature for Hotels in Neo

American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) has announced the addition of a new green hotel badge to its proprietary travel and expense software, Neo. The new display is the latest in a series of developments to support GBT’s commitment to helping companies attain their carbon ambitions by enabling travelers to choose sustainable transport and hotel options.

The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel Invites Guests To Co[Me] Work in Kingston

The Jamaica Pegasus, a Kingston business hotel, continues to pivot its operations to best meet the needs of today’s increasingly mobile corporate world with the launch of new "Co[ME] Work" packages. The new packages target work-from-home professionals and students who could benefit from a change of scenery to spice up their typical workday. "Co[ME] Work" packages include the private use of guestrooms converted into office suites, with desks and conference tables replacing the hotel’s beds.

Loews Hotels Introduces New Approach to Virtual and Hybrid Meetings

Loews Hotels has announced the launch of “StreamLine by Loews,” a brand-wide approach to virtual gatherings. Whether meetings are virtual, in-person, or a hybrid of both, “StreamLine by Loews” offers innovative solutions for groups to connect. From large-scale conferences to intimate board meetings, “StreamLine by Loews” provides tools for meeting organizers to move events online, while maintaining the quality of service Loews is known for.

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New Orleans' Higgins Hotel & Conference Center Joins Davidson Hotels & Resorts

Hospitality management company Davidson Hotels & Resorts announced the addition of The Higgins Hotel & Conference Center to its growing portfolio. Operated by Davidson's lifestyle and luxury division Pivot Hotels & Resorts, the 230-room, Art Deco-inspired boutique hotel is part of Curio Collection by Hilton.

Travel Coalition, Executives Call on Congress to Pass Relief Legislation

Last week week, a coalition of almost 200 travel, hotel, franchise, and state and local government groups called for Congress to not go on recess without providing relief for sectors devastated by the coronavirus pandemic. In addition, a group of 17 CEOS of the largest U.S. travel companies sent a statement to leaders in Washington, pleading to advance a subsequent round of legislative relief from the economic fallout of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

Mexico's Velas Resorts Debuts Group Takeover Program

Velas Resorts is banking on more companies—those with remote workers and others who have returned to the office—looking to energize staff, boost creativity and productivity to change routines while providing "the ultimate social distancing." To that effect, Velas Resorts has come up with the new "Group Takeover Program," a twist on the "workcation." It guarantees companies exclusive use of the hotel, offering total privacy for meetings, teamwork, teambuilding and more.

InterContinental Hotels Group Enhances "Meet with Confidence" Program

As the world adapts to new expectations and plans for responsible gatherings, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has enhanced its "Meet with Confidence" program to provide appropriate and creative meeting and event solutions, without compromising on the experience or the flexibility that meeting planners require.