Highlighting top destinations for meeting, event and incentive planners.

Marriott International Partners With Providers on New Hybrid Meeting Solutions

For meeting and event professionals who have been looking to plan hybrid virtual/in-person meetings and events, Marriott International is offering new solutions to help "Connect with Confidence" and streamline the current planning process. New resources for hybrid meetings and events, including providers and pricing, will be available next month at Marriott hotels across the United States and Canada, and are slated to be available globally in the near future.

Nashville Earns Global Designation as “Safe Travels” Destination

Nashville has been named a "Safe Travels" destination by the World Travel & Tourism Council, making it one of only two destinations in the United States to achieve the designation, the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp. (NCVC) announced. Nashville businesses that are members of the NCVC’s "Good to Go" program will soon be displaying the "Safe Travels" logo to give added confidence of their health and safety measures to residents and visitors.

San Franciso's Moscone Center Earns GBAC STAR Accreditation

Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA has successfully completed the Global Biorisk Advisory Council’s 20 GBAC STAR program elements, each with its own specific performance and guidance criteria, which has earned it GBAC STAR accreditation. This is an important milestone in the city’s tourism industry’s process of rebuilding the business in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

"Meet In Utah" Program Initiates Recovery of Salt Lake’s Meeting Industry

The meeting industry makes up a substantial amount of Salt Lake City’s visitor economy and has been one of the hardest-hit sectors by COVID-19; however, through the state's “Meet In Utah” program—which offered financial incentives to meetings that contracted events by December 30, 2020, to be held in 2021—

Stats: 6% of GBTA Members Have Resumed Non-Critical Business Travel

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has released the results from its 15th coronavirus-related poll, the first in 2021, to measure the affect on business travel following the onset of the pandemic last year. The latest survey finds that more than half of respondents expect most of their employees will return to the office by Q3, in line with a return to non-essential business travel and a growth in traveler confidence. 

Rosen Hotels & Resorts in Orlando Secures GBAC STAR Accreditation

Rosen Hotels & Resorts in Orlando, FL has announced that it has secured GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation from the Global Biorisk Advisory Council on behalf of its three convention properties as part of its ongoing, heightened focus on associate and guest safety and security, "Rosen’s Total Commitment."