by Cheryl-Anne Sturken | October 01, 2008

The Denver Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau has launched an online carbon calculator tool to assist planners in measuring their carbon footprint. The bureau's website also offers advice on how to make meetings and events greener. More information can be found at visit

Helmsbriscoe, the Scottsdale, Ariz.-based site-selection firm, continued its international expansion by opening its first Japanese office last month, in Tokyo's booming downtown Roppongi district.
The American Express
business travel monitor for the second quarter of 2008 reported that the average one-way domestic airfare was $260, up 10 percent over the same period in 2007; in addition, the average one-way international fare was $1,980, representing an 11 percent increase over the year before.

has launched Appetite for Life, a program showcasing organic and sustainable ingredients found in local and regional foods served at the company's eight luxury properties.