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American Express Global Business Travel Adds Sustainable Travel Feature for Hotels in Neo

American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) has announced the addition of a new green hotel badge to its proprietary travel and expense software, Neo. The new display is the latest in a series of developments to support GBT’s commitment to helping companies attain their carbon ambitions by enabling travelers to choose sustainable transport and hotel options.

Future Hospitality Summit Unveils Lineup of Special Guest Speakers

Future Hospitality Summit (FHS), the hybrid virtual conference developed to explore big ideas and tackle the challenges facing the hospitality industry, has revealed its lineup of special guest speakers. The event will take place live from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and will be available around the world, on October 26 and 27.

Mexico's Velas Resorts Debuts Group Takeover Program

Velas Resorts is banking on more companies—those with remote workers and others who have returned to the office—looking to energize staff, boost creativity and productivity to change routines while providing "the ultimate social distancing." To that effect, Velas Resorts has come up with the new "Group Takeover Program," a twist on the "workcation." It guarantees companies exclusive use of the hotel, offering total privacy for meetings, teamwork, teambuilding and more.

WTTC Calls for "Air Corridors" Between Key Global Cities to Restore Business Travel

The restoration of "air corridors" between the world’s top financial centers is vital to reviving international business travel and help kickstart the global economic recovery, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). It is crucial that international business travel resumes, following its near collapse due to the coronavirus pandemic, it adds.

Ras Al Khaimah, Northernmost Region in the U.A.E. Is Now Open For U.S. Visitors

The Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) has confirmed that the city has been certified as a safe destination by Bureau Veritas, a global leader in testing, inspection and certification services, as it completes its "Safeguard Assurance" program. It says it is first city in the world to receive both the Bureau Veritas "Safeguard Assurance" label and the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) "Safe Travels" stamp, which recognize the heightened safety standards, training and hygiene proto

WTTC Debuts Safe Travels Protocols for MICE, Aviation, Airports

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has unveiled the second phase of measures to rebuild global consumer confidence to encourage the return of traveling. The latest protocols include convention centers, meetings and events, as well as airports and airlines.

Here are the WTTC’s new protocols regarding safe MICE-sector travel:

WTTC Debuts “Safe Travels” Protocols to Restart Travel And Tourism

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has unveiled a range of new protocols it believes will lead to the restarting of the travel and tourism sector worldwide. The measures are intended to rebuild confidence among consumers, so they can travel safely once the restrictions are lifted.