Meetings & Conventions: Newsline
In BriefEXPEDIA 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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