January 01, 2003
Meetings & Conventions: Newsline
In Brief
  • EXPEDIA CORPORATE TRAVEL was rolled out last month. Employees and travel managers have online access to published, Web and negotiated fares. Managers can create travel accounts and track expenses and itineraries. A $5 fee is charged for air tickets and $20 for agent-assisted purchases.
  • JACK FERGUSON was named vice president of convention sales and marketing at the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau. He replaces Tim Hermann, who took a post at the Renaissance Hollywood in California.
  • THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION found that 64 million people used the Web to plan trips in 2002, up from 12 million in 1997. Forty-two percent of respondents said they do all or most of their trip planning online, up dramatically from 29 percent in 2001.
  • KERZNER INTERNATIONAL, which runs the Atlantis and Ocean Club on Paradise Island, Bahamas, is launching a new brand. One & Only soon will be the moniker for hotels in the Bahamas, the Maldive Islands, Mauritius and Mexico.

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