Star Alliance Updates Conventions Plus Program

Star Alliance has updated its Conventions Plus program for conference attendees and organizers, the airline network announced at IMEX in Frankfurt, Germany. Attendees now have a wider range of fares from which to choose, the online booking tool fee has been eliminated and the contracting scheme has been simplified for meeting organizers. The fare choice now applies to more booking classes, with discounts ranging from 4 to 20 percent — the higher the booking-class fare, the greater the potential discount. For each attendee who books via the program, the meeting organizer accrues credit that can be applied to his or her own travel. A new, simplified RFP process for Convention Plus has been introduced as well.