Highlighting top destinations for meeting, event and incentive planners.

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."

Marriott International Announces COVID-19 Testing Availability For Groups

As part of ongoing steps to help instill confidence for meeting professionals and attendees, Marriott International will be offering COVID-19 testing, which meeting professionals may select for group meetings at certain Marriott-branded hotels in the United States, beginning in January 2021. The optional health protocols build upon initiatives already in place as part of the recent launch of Connect with Confidence.

The optional health protocols for meeting professionals to consider include:

Visit Florida Opens Registration For Florida Huddle 2021

Visit Florida has opened registration for Florida Huddle, the official travel trade show for the state of Florida, which will take place virtually February 8 – 12, 2021. 

The week-long virtual event will include a mix of virtual networking opportunities, educational sessions and interactive experiences. In addition, one-on-one appointments will be scheduled per market on one day of the event. American buyers will have the opportunity to take up to 14 one-on-one appointments on Thursday, February 11. Qualified buyers can attend for free.

Three U.S. Airports Achieve GBAC STAR Accreditation

Three U.S. airports have received GBAC STAR facility accreditation from The Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a Division of ISSA. They are: Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport (the first airport in the world to earn the accreditation), Palm Beach International Airport in West Palm Beach, FL, and John Glenn Columbus International Airport in Columbus, OH.

Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau Launches Tourism Recovery Campaign

The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) has announced the launch of Miami Shines, a travel and tourism recovery program to promote Greater Miami and the Beaches as a place for vacations and future meetings and conventions business. The program includes a lineup of promotional incentives across restaurants, hotels, museums, spas and attractions.

Walt Disney World Plans Phased Reopening, Beginning July 11

On the heels of the recent reopenings of Shanghai Disney Resort and Disney Springs at Walt Disney World ResortDisney Parks has submitted a proposal to the Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force in Florida describing its approach for a phased reopening of Walt Disney World Resort theme parks, planned to begin on July 11.