June 01, 2002
Meetings & Conventions: Newsline
In Brief
  • A “TRUSTED TRAVELER” PROGRAM was proposed by the Association of Corporate Travel Executives, whereby frequent fliers can bypass lengthy security lines by carrying an I.D. card verifying they have undergone a federally approved background check.
  • HOLLAND AMERICA line chartered its Nieuw Amsterdam to Louis Cruises, which in turn will charter it to Homson Holidays in the United Kingdom, where the ship will sail as the Thomson Spirit. HAL had sold the vessel to American Classic Voyages, then reacquired it when American Classic folded.
  • IN A SEPARATE DEAL, the Delta Queen, Mississippi Queen and American Queen, formerly run by American Classic Voyages, were bought for $80 million by Delaware North, a Buffalo, N.Y., food service and hospitality management firm.
  • A SURVEY OF FINANCIAL EXECUTIVES by GetThere, ACTE and BusinessWeek found 69 percent plan to maintain or boost travel spending in 2002. To determine travel and meeting budgets, most respondents rely on last year’s numbers; 18 percent consider return-on- investment in budgeting.
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