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SMART BUZZ * * *
Hospitality News
TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY
BUTTIGIEG ASKS AIRLINES
FOR HOTELS,
MEAL VOUCHERS
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has
sent a letter to nine major airlines saying
that they should pay for meals and hotels
when travelers face delays or cancellations.
Buttigieg asked for meal vouchers for delays
of at least three hours caused by airlines
themselves. He also asked for hotel lodging
vouchers for passengers stranded overnight.
Buttigieg said in the letter that
air carriers canceled
ORLANDO HEALTH, VISIT
ORLANDO FORM OFFICIAL
WELLNESS PARTNERSHIP
" These aren't
just numbers.
These are missed
birthday parties,
graduations, time
with loved ones
and important
meetings. "
-Pete Buttigieg
3.2 % of domestic flights and delayed 24%
of domestic flights in the first six months of
2022. " These aren't just numbers, "
Buttigieg wrote. " These are missed
birthday parties, graduations,
time with loved ones and
important meetings. "
A new partnership connecting leisure and medical
health experts has taken shape between the Official
Tourism Association for Orlando, Visit Orlando and
Orlando Health, offering health-related benefits to
Orlando's millions of visitors as the country's most
visited destination.
" This new partnership allows us to seamlessly
connect both leisure guests and meetings groups
with Orlando Health's medical experts to make
healthy travel more accessible, " said Casandra Matej,
president and CEO with Visit Orlando. The partnership
provides both tourists and member organizations with
access to a wellness and health resources telephone
concierge service to provide individualized health
resources and visitor-specific wellness tips.
DUBAI MADE HUGE EVENT WINS
IN FIRST HALF OF 2022
DESTINATIONS INTERNATIONAL
UNVEILS NEW EDI TOOL
A tool created to assess Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) was
launched by Destinations International during the association's 2022
Annual Convention in Toronto with the purpose of assisting destination
organizations of all budget sizes and locations to better assess the
implementation of EDI strategies while tracking progress through
data-driven metrics. The new EDI tool will also help to set the standards
for EDI initiatives across the industry, Don
Welsh, president and CEO of Destinations
International said.
The first six months of 2022 were a busy time for Dubai and the United
Arab Emirates. Dubai Business Events procured 99 event bookings over
the coming years.
These events, which include Sun Pharmaceuticals Industries' Annual
Convention and Incentive later this year and IBM Best in Tech in 2023,
are scheduled to bring more than 77,000 delegates and more than
330,000 room nights.
Dubai has been accepting visitors since August 2020, however, travelers
are still required to follow relatively strict protocols, such as presenting a
valid vaccination certificate, including a QR code, with a vaccine approved
by the WHO or the UAE, or providing a negative Covid test by an
approved health service provider within 48 hours from the time the
test was taken. If requested, passengers must undergo a PCR
test on arrival and quarantine until they receive a
negative test result.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Smart Meetings September 2022 Digital Issue

September Cover
Bright Perspective
Smart buzz
Feature: Event Mavericks
Event Recap
Destination: Western Canada
Destination: Tucson
Destination: Nebraska
Destination: Palm Springs
Destination: Wosconsin
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Smart Meetings September 2022 Digital Issue - Feature: Event Mavericks
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Smart Meetings September 2022 Digital Issue - Event Recap
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Smart Meetings September 2022 Digital Issue - Destination: Western Canada
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Smart Meetings September 2022 Digital Issue - Destination: Nebraska
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