Federal Transportation Mask Mandate Extended Into 2022

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The TSA and CDC today confirmed that the federal mask mandate on all public forms of transportation has been extended amid a Delta variant-fueled surge in COVID-19 infection.

Tips for Planning Corporate Event Transportation


Transportation, whether air or ground, is a fundamental aspect of any meeting or event that should be a pillar of pre-planning and not an afterthought. The thing about transportation is that it is the very first and last impression for attendees. Below are four tips to successfully plan a transportation movement for your attendees. We can help negotiate with our transportation partners so we set the expectation from the beginning that reductions may occur.

Everything You Need to Know About Event Transportation – #EventIcons Episode 132

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Event Transportation is the key to the success of your event. Event transportation often is overlooked, strategy and logistics go on behind the scenes but is a must to execute well when planning. There is so much to consider when planning event transportation from how many people you will have, where they are coming from, the venue you are going to, the city. To make transportation a success you need to be proactive in the planning.

Bologna at the center of the air transport sector recovery prospects with Aviation-Event 2021 BLQ

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Bologna becomes for one day the European capital of the aviation industry and hosts Aviation-Event 2021 BLQ, the international conference that since 2008 brings influential representatives of the world of aviation, tourism and industry companies together

ICAO Africa and Middle East Air Transport Symposium renews key multilateral commitments on path to recovery

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Focused around the theme of Promoting and harnessing the benefits of liberalization, the virtual event brought together high-level policy makers, air transport regulators, industry representatives, aviation professionals, and other stakeholders to drive important progress on regional air transport coordination and recovery.

Third Person Sues Government Over Transportation Mask Mandate

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This time, rideshare driver says his rights are being violated. Impacting Travel

Transportation of the Future: What You Need to Know about Hyperloop

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It could be possible with hyperloop technology, and recent headlines have caused us to wonder if it really will be the high-speed, eco-friendly transportation answer for the future. When Musk released his first hyperloop designs to the academic and business community, he requested an open-source process, asking for feedback and collaboration on what he saw as a new, fifth mode of transportation—beyond rail, road, water and air. louis technology transportation virgin hyperloop one

Flying Taxis and Self-directed Luggage: Predicting the Future of Events

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We’ll focus on the first here: transport. Cars, trains, planes; these are well-known modes of transport,” Ludwig said. He meant a concept called second-level public transport. “If The transport disrupter says this concept is set to begin construction in 2028. “We

New Portal Provides Partnerships for Event Transportation, Staffing


Uber for Business vouchers are now available on Aventri’s web-based tool so that attendees can arrange transportation at their convenience instead of depending on planners or group transportation. Aventri is working with pre-screened partners to provide additional tools for meeting planners. Aventri, formerly eTouches, has announced a new partnership that can help meeting planners take one critical thing off their to-do lists.

13 Ideas for Better Attendee Transportation


How to get attendees to register their travel information, keep them happy during long transfers, and more. read more. Financial/Insurance Meetings Event Planning

See How This Whiskey Brand Transported Consumers to Scotland—Without a Passport


Scottish spirits brand the Macallan is no stranger to launching tech-focused marketing strategies to connect with consumers. Last year, the

How To Be in 10 Places at Once and Manage My Conference Effectively

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Consider all the ‘moving parts’ that must be managed, like banquet orders, audio/visual set up and rehearsals, event staffing, vendor load in/strike, transportation, etc. Transportation. One of our favorite expressions is “Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should”.

Were Thousands of Vegas Memorial Weekend Visitors a Dry Run for Conventions?

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Las Vegas felt almost pre-Covid over the long holiday weekend as pandemic restrictions eased in Nevada and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated guidance on domestic travel to low risk for the fully vaccinated.

How to Win at Negotiating AV Prices for Events

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Keeping transportation costs in mind. In a way, looking at the transportation component of your AV quotes is much like the labor component. Transportation costs depend on circumstances and the market. Your AV vendor should be able to clearly explain the reasons for transportations costs within the quote. They have probably been pulled from the warehouse and transported to site, maybe even rented for the occasion. Have AV quotes bamboozled you before?

Top 3 Things You Should Be Working On Now For Your 2022 Incentive

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Flights & transportation. Transportation – Is this destination drivable for your guests? Incentive Trips Meeting Planning Attrition Food and Beverage Hotel Sourcing Local and Exclusive Experiences Registration Site Selection and Negotiation Transportation

TSA Announces Plan to Improve Cybersecurity for Rail, Airline Industries

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Recent attacks have left officials concerned about key transportation companies. Impacting Travel

Success Story: An Incentive-style Executive Retreat, Sonoma Valley, California

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Designed two separate and unique dining experiences at offsite wineries ( Gloria Ferrer and Benziger Family Winery ) including transportation, elegant plated menus, entertainment, etc.

DOT Proposes Rules to Refund Fees for Delayed Bags

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The Department of Transportation has proposed new rules that would require airlines to refund baggage fees when checked bags are ‘significantly’ delayed. Travel News Travel Trends Department of Transportation

2021: Moving Forward and Meeting Safely

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Always bring mask and sanitizers with you while traveling and wear your mask while on all public transportation and in public places. Event Planning Meeting Planning Audio Visual - Live Virtual or Hybrid Hotel Sourcing Registration Site Selection and Negotiation Transportation

The Future of 5G at Events – Event Tech Podcast

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Impacts on Transportation. Brandt Krueger believes it could impact event transportation “some of the things that are being bandied around about what this 10 fold jump in speed is going to do for us is things like car to car communication. ” And then the things that are gonna more directly impact- So that could potentially impact the transportation side of things.” . 5G is the next mobile leap in technology.

Inside the Incentive. A Focus on Scottsdale, Arizona

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Incentive Trips Meeting Planning Attrition Entertainment Hotel Sourcing Local and Exclusive Experiences Registration Site Selection and Negotiation TransportationScottsdale is one of our favorite locations for group incentives and meetings.

Inside the Incentive. A Focus on Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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Incentive Trips Meeting Planning Attrition Hotel Sourcing Local and Exclusive Experiences Site Selection and Negotiation Transportation

Top Nine Places for Incentive Trips in 2022

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If private ground transportation is not part of an incentive package, it is best for guests to request airport transfers directly from their hotel or resort. Are you ready to start planning for 2022? Let’s leave 2020 behind and start researching what is possible.

7 Ways to Make Your Next Event More Eco-Friendly

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Transportation. Tips & Tools attend attendee destination eco environment Events food friendly Green meetings paperless planning policies public recycle shuttle sustain sustainable transit transportationWhen it comes to environmental impact, there is no getting around the rather large footprint the meetings industry has left behind in the past.

G7 Members Commit to 7 Principles for Restoring International Travel

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Global leaders at the G7 transport and health meeting agreed upon a set of key principles to fix current issues with international travel and future-proof the industry.

Report from IAEE: The Future of NOLA’s Meeting Scene

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The park is slated to be fully open by 2020 and will feature a transportation center (scheduled to open in 2019) connected to the convention center via a covered walkway as well as outdoor entertainment spaces, seating areas, water features and public art. Participants in IAEE Expo! 2018 in New Orleans were granted a behind-the-scenes look at activities—including a peek at kitchen preparations and backstage waiting rooms—at Ernest N.

Insider Tips for Planners Bringing a Meeting to St. Louis

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Pre-travel training Pre-travel staff screening Daily wellness check Daily hygiene/laundry Additional staffing added as needed Masks and supplies provisioned Daily monitoring of hotel and transportation partner protocols.

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Improve Virtual Events, Event Planning Certification and More

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Take note not just of how the local tourist spots can be highlighted, but also how things like transportation can be best arranged. Not all events need to done in person. Whether it’s a purely online event like a webinar or a hybrid event where online participants can be part of a real life event, virtual events can be a welcome addition for your audiences. Gain the trust of your audience by learning the ropes and getting an event planning certification.

AMEX M&E Meetings Marketplace Expands

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And, coming soon, according to McNairy, are ground-transportation management solutions. News american amex app attendify breaking cvent doubledutch easy event Events eventsmobileapp example express facial facial recognition goengage How To industry lanyon me meeting meetings meetings express mobile new Planners planning professionals recognition registration seamless software solutions splash Tech technology transportation

Hot Trends in the Land of the Rising Sun

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Electric Scooters Gain Traction

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Around the World in Half the Time!


The return of supersonic transport? Electric flying taxis? In this decade? It’s more likely than you think. future American Airlines meetings EV air taxi investments supersonic flight

Initial Indications of an Overall Optimistic 2017 Holiday Fulfillment Period


Consumer Goods Focused Supply Chain Online Customer Fulfillment Retail Supply Chain Sales and Operations Planning Transportation and Logistics 2017 holiday fulfillment period trends Supply chain Matters blogInitial indications point to the 2017 holiday fulfillment period looking to be a rather good year for the retail industry and its supplier and services stakeholders.

TSA Doubles Fines for Mask Violations

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The Transportation Security Administration has doubled the penalties which it can levy on travelers who violate the federal government’s face masks mandate on public transportation governed by TSA regulations.

What is a DMC and when should you partner with one?

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A Destination Management Company, or DMC, is a professional services company with extensive knowledge, expertise, and resources, specializing in design and implementation of events, activities, day trips, transportation, and program logistics. Destination Management Company.

TSA Extends Mask Mandates into 2022

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The Transportation Security Administration has announced an extension of the current mask mandates on airplanes, trains and buses and at airports and train stations through Jan. The current transportation mask requirement was set to run out Sept.

Evolution of the DMC: Renewing Business Relationships with Deeper Trust, Transparency and Understanding


Today, a Destination Management Company is officially defined as a professional services company, possessing extensive local knowledge, expertise, and resources, specializing in the design and implementation of events, activities, tours, transportation, and program logistics.

3 New Ideas for Entertaining in Dallas/Fort Worth


Get inspired with the latest ideas in transportation, food trucks, and more in and around Dallas and Fort Worth

Nine Ideas for Your Virtual Event Swag Store


In fact, some conferences are known to be so swag-heavy that savvy conference participants bring a larger suitcase than they technically need just to transport home all the goodies they pick up over the course of the conference. Who doesn’t love swag?

Tips for Traveling Amid the Delta Variant Restrictions


public transportation hubs and modes of traveling into, within, and out of our country mandate mask-wearing. Though travel has been rebounding from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Delta variant threatens to rewind some of that progress.

Meetings Are a Breeze at the Ocean Center Daytona Beach

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Not only is the Ocean Center convenient to major hotels and popular restaurants, it’s just 10 minutes from Daytona Beach International Airport—recently named the state’s top commercial service airport by the Florida Department of Transportation.

Cross Border Xpress Expands Meeting Demand in San Diego

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In 2018 the Air Transport World Airline Industry Achievement Awards, an annual prize to recognize excellence in the air transportation industry, honored the facility with the Passenger Experience Achievement. Courtesy: sandiego.org. A 390-foot pedestrian bridge originating south of the U.S. border in Tijuana has increased international attendance at San Diego meetings substantially, despite President Donald Trump’s declaration of a National Emergency, local experts report.