Highlighting top destinations for meeting, event and incentive planners.

Five Ways to Aid the Resumption of In-Person Meetings and Events

To showcase the innovative measures being taken to support the safe return of in-person meetings and events, the Meetings Mean Business Coalition (MMBC) is enlisting corporate executives, policymakers and meetings industry leadership to engage in critical conversations in a virtual discussion series.  The conversations—which premiered in July and will continue through the fall—thus far highlighted five key considerations, predictions and actions underway. They are:

Seabourn Creates Web Content for Charters, Incentive, Meeting and Group Travelers

Seabourn, the ultra-luxury cruise line, is making it easier for prospective charter, incentive, meeting and group travel clients to learn more about the why a Seabourn ship may be a good choice for their next gathering. The brand recently added a substantial amount of information to its website dedicated to this niche segment of the travel industry.

Flight Centre Travel Group Announces the Acquisition of WhereTo

Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG) recently announced the acquisition of San Francisco-based WhereTo, an enterprise travel platform and technology company. WhereTo pulls in content from dozens of sources and uses artificial intelligence-based algorithms to quickly guide users to the optimal trip options within policy, factoring in criteria like traffic conditions, travel deals and personal preferences.

ABC Global Services Acquires CCRA

ABC Global Services has announced that it is acquiring the assets of CCRA (The Travel Commerce Network) in an integration of the two largest providers of hotel content and travel agency services. Combined, the two organizations will prove mutually beneficial to their travel management company (TMC) and agency clients by providing travel and hospitality products and personalized service administered by the industry’s best account management team.

GBTA Study: More Than Half of Companies Considering Resuming Travel in Near Future

There continues to be small signs of optimism in the travel sector according to new research by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA). Health and safety measures, while always a cornerstone of travel, are now of significant importance as the industry tries to gain momentum for recovery.

Rome's Bettoja Hotels Collection Refreshes Conference Center

Bettoja Hotels Collection, an Italy-based, family-owned hospitality collection, has completed work on the second phase of a major renovation project at its properties in Rome. The collection's Congress Conference Center has been completely refreshed and is now operational, adding to the total meeting space capacity of the three hotels that are part of the collection. 

The renovations also included 70 new Premium rooms and suites, as well as other enhancements, at the group’s flagship property, the Hotel Mediterraneo