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American Express Global Business Travel Debuts Carbon Emissions Filter for Air, Rail Bookings

American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) has launched a new sustainability feature in its corporate travel and expense software, Neo. Now, the travel management platform has a carbon emissions filter to help travelers make better-informed booking decisions; this is available for both air and rail tickets.

Melbourne Convention Bureau Creates New Delegate Destination Site

The Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) has launched a new digital marketing site, designed to help planners and professional conference organizers promote Melbourne and Victoria to delegates attending future meetings.

The delegate destination site provides event organizers with relevant destination content and resources to help optimize their business event and boost delegate engagement with the event’s host destination.

Business Events Council of Australia and Conventions & Incentives New Zealand Partner

Business Events Council of Australia (BECA) and Conventions & Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) have announced a joint agreement that will see both organizations collaborate on issues that mutually affect their markets.

PCMA Retains Karen Bolinger as Managing Director, Asia Pacific

Building on the anticipated recovery of the business events industry in the Asia Pacific region, Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) president and CEO Sherrif Karamat announced that PCMA has retained global business events industry leader Karen Bolinger as managing director, Asia Pacific.

Australia's Business Events Sector Decimated by COVID-19

The Australian economy is set to lose $35.7 billion in direct expenditure over the next 12 months, as nearly all business events scheduled for 2020 (96 percent) are cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19 (coronavirus), new figures from the Business Events Council of Australia (BECA) show.