Highlighting top destinations for meeting, event and incentive planners.

Los Angeles Convention Center Earns Leed Gold Recertification Once Again

The Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC), owned by the City of Los Angeles and managed by ASM Global, has announced that the facility has been awarded LEED certification at the Gold level for existing buildings operations and maintenance for the third time. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the most widely used green building rating system in the world and an international symbol of excellence.

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.

Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board Names Adam Burke President and CEO

Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board (Los Angeles Tourism), the official destination marketing organization for the City of Los Angeles, announced that its board of directors has appointed Adam Burke as president and CEO, removing his interim title. Burke will be responsible for ensuring the achievement of the organization’s mission, which is to leverage the economic power of tourism to improve the quality of life for all Angelenos.

New Facilities in the U.S. Earn GBAC STAR Accreditation

Several convention centers and lodging facilities across the United States have recently secured GBAC STAR facility accreditation from the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a division of ISSA. By providing third-party validation, GBAC STAR’s 20-step, performance-based program helps facilities of all sizes establish and maintain an effective system of cleaning, disinfection, and infection prevention.

Recently accredited facilities include:

Amtrak Guest Rewards Introduces First Ever Reward Travel Sale for Members

Amtrak Guest Rewards (AGR) is launching its first-ever "Reward Travel Sale," offering a 25 percent savings on point redemptions. Members can redeem their points between July 14 and 16 to take advantage of the sale and enjoy summer travel for fewer points.

Amtrak Guest Rewards members can also purchase additional points if they don't have enough points for a trip. Sample trips include:

Ontario Convention Center and Toyota Arena To Receive GBAC STAR Accreditation

The Ontario Convention Center and Toyota Arena in Ontario, CA (just outside of Los Angeles) have announced their commitment to becoming safe environments to welcome guests back to the venues. To note, each will receive Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR accreditation on outbreak prevention, response and recovery.