Building on the anticipated recovery of the business events industry in the Asia Pacific region, Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) president and CEO Sherrif Karamat announced that PCMA has retained global business events industry leader Karen Bolinger as managing director, Asia Pacific.
The coronavirus continues to rattle the global business travel industry. That is according to the latest research conducted by the Global Business Travel Association. To understand the effects of coronavirus on business travel, GBTA conducted its fourth lightning poll among membership on March 18-21, 2020. It received responses from more than 1,155 member companies throughout the world. View the entire poll results here.
Ponant will tread down to Costa Rica and Panama next January via a new 10-night/11-day cruise. A part of its new Quintessential Collection, An Exploration in Nature in Costa Rica & The Panama Canal will visit three national parks and feature a guest speaker with firsthand experience at nature reserves around Central America.
St. Regis Bal Harbour, Florida // Photo by Marriott
By Adam Leposa
In a major hotel update, at this year’s International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) Cannes, Marriott International laid out a roadmap regarding what’s next for the company’s luxury brands following its merger with Starwood Hotels & Resorts.