June 01, 2003
Meetings & Conventions: Newsline
In Brief
  • THE BUSINESS TRAVEL COALITION reported that a majority of U.S. firms, 59 percent, were still banning travel to some Asian countries as of last month. In cases where bans were imposed, the three destinations most likely to be off-limits to travelers were China (96 percent), Hong Kong (93 percent) and Singapore (81 percent). Thirty-three percent were still banning travel to Toronto in early May.
  • AMERICAN EXPRESS signed a second deal to bring an airline’s Web fares to corporate clients, this time with Continental. The carrier’s Web fares will be accessible through a new Amex technology called TravelBahn DS (Distribution System), now in development and expected to be widely available by the end of this year. The first pact brought American Airlines’ Web fares to Amex corporate clients earlier this year.
  • B-THERE.COM’S CEO resigned last month. Christine Berthet was said to have left to “pursue personal interests.” Chairman Marc Butlein will serve as interim CEO of b-there, the Westport, Conn.-based vendor of meetings-management technology.
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