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With the coronavirus situation evolving rapidly, we urge meeting organizers, participants and vendors to consult the latest travel guidance as they prepare for upcoming conferences, conventions, trade shows and exhibitions.  Please continue reading for industry resources, including talking points and template media materials.

Traveling takes a lot of planning, but it also takes a certain degree of spontaneity. Too much planning, and you’re stripping yourself of the opportunity to stumble upon something great by chance. Too much spontaneity, and you’ll find yourself missing out on interesting adventures that require you to plan ahead. The perfect collection of travel apps will help you balance both.

Airlines in recent years significantly have grown and diversified the share of premium seating capacity in their fleets, in particularly developing of premium economy cabins. In terms of addressing this new availability in travel policies, however, many buyers remain in the early stages.

The over-reliance of a large number of organizations on Travel Risk apps, SOS alert technology and 24/7 Global Security Operation Centers (GSOCs) foster a false sense of security among travelers. Even though they are a crucial part of a comprehensive risk management plan, the vast majority of SOS alert apps, traveler monitoring tools and travel risk management technologies are reactive in nature and therefore, when deployed as standalone solutions, detract from more pro-active means of avoiding dangers and mitigating risk.

For many professionals, commuting for a meeting, attending a conference or to woo potential clients requires frequent traveling. Though many business travelers will tell you being on the road for work is anything but glamorous, it does challenge workers to be street-smart savvy. Regardless of whether your industry takes you to various hubs in the US and Europe or to remote parts of Asia, it’s important to take safety precautions when in a new setting.

While the expansion of air travel has made the world a smaller place, it has also facilitated the spread of disease — as seen with novel coronavirus cases appearing in the US.

 

The situation is complicated by the fact that travelers can show no or few symptoms, board a plane, and be almost anywhere in the world within hours.  All hope isn’t lost for health-conscious travelers, however, as there are ways to ward off unwanted and dangerous germs.

The 2020 edition of the Travvy Awards was a huge success and one of the night’s biggest winners was Enterprise Holdings and its brands.

 

The car rental giant dominated this year’s award ceremony by walking away with four gold statuettes and one silver, once again cementing Enterprise’s place as one of the biggest names in the travel industry.

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Delta announced an ambitious plan on Friday to become the first US airline to go carbon neutral, committing $1bn over the next 10 years to mitigate all emissions from its global business.

Ride-hailing services were the most-expensed business spending category in 2019, according to a new Certify report, the first time since 2015 that meals didn’t top the list. 

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