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Hilton’s ‘Meet With Purpose’ Commits to Sustainable Business Practices for Meetings and Events

The rooftop garden at Hilton Chicago where herbs and produce are grown and  promotes sustainability. Courtesy image

Whether your interest is to travel and attend a meeting or to plan one, sustainability is now an expectation for our travel suppliers -- and they're stepping up to our expectations. Hilton Worldwide just launched “Meet With Purpose,” a new program targeted to meeting professionals that builds on the success of “Travel With Purpose,” its approach … [Read more...]

The International Eventex Awards ReOpened For Entries Until January 30, 2015

Eventex Awards 2014 reopened for entries until January 30, 2015 due to the great interest after the expired deadline. The organizers received a record number of registration requests after the International Event Awards closed for entries which evoked the decision to extend the entry process until the end of January. More than 100 entries from … [Read more...]

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We know you have limited time, so we're now sharing a limited number of news items and our opinions with you in 140 characters or less: Wireless apps may be the way to make international calls. See our review: International Calling Apps Review (January 4, 2015). Contribute to the conversation at twitter.com/businesstravel. … [Read more...]

Iberia Airlines for International Business Class Review

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Iberia Airlines wants to make flying a unique experience, and their new logo is just the start for the Spanish airline. They have also upgraded their long-haul business and economy class seats for the A330 aircraft. This is just the start of what you can expect on Iberia, so I thought this is the perfect time to review what you can expect since I … [Read more...]

MGM Resorts International’s Jenn Michaels Named to PR News’ First-Ever Top Women in PR List

LAS VEGAS, Dec. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PR News has named Jenn Michaels, Senior Vice President of Public Relations for MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM), to its first-ever list of Top Women in PR. The award program recognizes the most influential women in the public relations profession, spanning a wide-range of industries and sectors both … [Read more...]

News Brief: IATA Partners With Travel Agent Coalition to Develop NDC Study

Press Release No.:   Date: 10 December 2014 Geneva - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and a Coalition of National Travel Agent Associations (The Group) are collaborating on a study to look at options that could benefit travel … [Read more...]

MGM Resorts Employees Raise More Than 1.6 Million Pounds of Food for Three Square Food Bank in One of a Largest Food Drives in a United States

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Employees of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) donated more than 1.6 million pounds of food to Three Square Food Bank this holiday season in one of the largest single-city food drives in the nation. Three Square reported that MGM Resorts employees donated 1,610,461 pounds of food during the company's … [Read more...]

MGM Resorts International Completes $1.25 Billion Senior Notes Offering

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) today announced that it has completed its previously announced issuance of $1.15 billion in aggregate principal amount of 6% senior unsecured notes due 2023, which were issued at par, and its issuance of $100 million in aggregate principal amount of additional 6% senior … [Read more...]

Airlines Announce New Customer Protection Agreement: No Passenger Left Behind

Press Release No.: 63 Date: 25 November 2014 Brussels - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced a new arrangement to help passengers impacted by airline bankruptcy. A voluntary agreement on behalf of its members flying to, from … [Read more...]

All set up for the XX MITM AMERICAS & VI CULTOURFAIR, Puebla, Mexico. Dec 3-5, 2014

From left to right: Charo Trabado, General Manager of GSAR Marketing, Roberto Trauwitz Echeguren, Tourism Secretary and Matthijs de Kool, Director of Expo Puebla. Courtesy image

All is set up to hold the twentieth edition of MITM AMERICAS, Meetings & Incentive Travel Market and sixth edition of CULTOURFAIR, International Cultural Travel Fair in Puebla, Mexico, from December 3rd to 5th, 2014. MITM Americas is the oldest international and interactive MICE fair in the whole American continent and Caribbean which, … [Read more...]