Virgin, the company best known for its pop music label, trendy cell phones and affordable airline service, has announced that it will invest $500 billion into an eponymous collection of hotels. Virgin Hotels is expected to launch within 18 months as a four-star establishment, with properties offering 150-400 rooms and customized and efficient amenities that […]
Want to avoid the stress of time-zapping destination research? ZipSetGo.com, an online community-based travel Web site, features one-page destination overviews and detailed travel itineraries tailored specifically to meeting planners. The innovative site offers insider information about popular destinations and utilizes social networking sites such as Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to create a knowledgeable community of […]
The travel industry employs 7.7 million Americans— one out of every eight non-farm jobs in the United States — and that number is likely to rise within the coming months. According to a forecast released by the U.S. Travel Association (USTA), 90,000 new travel industry jobs will become available in 2010. This follows the loss […]
Since Delta Air Lines acquired Northwest Airlines last year, corporate travel buyers have been wondering if Delta would eliminate Northwest’s discounted fares for people flying to meetings and events. After all, when Delta eliminated its Delta Meeting Network in 2005, it inspired many other airlines to do the same. Instead, the Atlanta Business Chronicle reports, […]
If you travel often, consider joining Connect by Hertz, a pay-as-you-go car membership program. With rates as low as $8.50 an hour, you can be off and running in a gas-friendly Mini Cooper, Ford Escape or Toyota Prius. Best of all, gas is included.
By Jan Tolle MacDonald, CMP, CMM There is a downside to blogging at a convention: When do you have time to do it when the schedule is so full? Today at 8:00 a.m., I joined 100 other PCMA’ers who gathered to volunteer at Save Our Cemeteries. Founded in 1974, Save Our Cemeteries Inc. is a […]