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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:

ASTA’s Global Convention Goes Virtual, Renamed ASTA Global Live

The American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) announced that its annual Global Convention, originally set to take place in Washington, D.C. on August 25–28, 2020, is being transitioned into an online experience. The dates will remain the same, although it has been renamed ASTA Global Live (AGL). 

The Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp Adds Jennifer Sullivan to Sales Team

The Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp (CVC) announces the addition of Jennifer Sullivan to the sales team as director, mid-Atlantic regional office. She is based in the mid-Atlantic region and will serve as an in-market rep for Washington, D.C.-based clients interested in booking Nashville as a convention destination. She will connect with both new and repeat clients.

Events DC Announces $18 Million Hospitality And Tourism Relief Package

Events DC, Washington DC's convention and sports authority, announced an $18 million hospitality and tourism relief package to address the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. This initiative is designed to provide emergency funding to help DC's local hospitality and tourism industry, which is in need of immediate support. The relief package, approved by Events DC's board of directors, will provide support to restaurants, hotels and undocumented workers in Washington, DC. 

The full relief package includes: