In Brief 5-1-2002

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In Brief
  • THE ADAM’S MARK HOTEL in Denver has filed suit against the American Association of Colleges for Teachers Education, which canceled a 2001 event when the U.S. Justice Department sued the chain for discrimination. The hotel is seeking damages of $168,234, as per the cancellation clause.
  • THE GAP WIDENS between business and leisure fares, says the American Express Business Travel Monitor. During fourth-quarter 2001, the average fare paid by Amex clients for 329 North American routes was $251, which was 45 percent below the typical business fare of $420. During the same period in 2000, average fares were 40 percent below typical business fares.
  • HILTON HOTELS CORP. president and chief executive Stephen Bollenbach agreed to have his pay cut by 29 percent to $2.1 million after the chain failed to meet profit goals.
  • A NATIONAL BUSINESS TRAVEL ASSOCIATION survey found 65 percent of travel managers have seen requests for travel rise by at least 10 percent since January; 35 percent said they expect volume will not approach 2000 levels until at least a year from now.
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