Monthly Archives: September 2021

Choice unveils the new Cambria prototype

Choice Hotels International on Thursday announced a smaller prototype of its upscale Cambria brand, designed to launch the brand in secondary locations, according to the company. The new prototype has less square footage than the 130 US Cambria properties currently open, largely in urban areas, or in the pipeline. The …

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Bigger than ever, Beautiful Land appears in downtown Ames on Sunday

The creations made by students at Ames High School and the lightly worn Halloween costumes sold by the Ark of Friendship are two of the new features in the Beautiful Land Fall Pop-Up Market. The Ames-based event, which showcases handmade and vintage items, will be held from 11 a.m. to …

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29,000 tourism workers in Metro Manila vaxxés

Ghio Ong – The Filipino Star October 1, 2021 | 00h00 MANILA, Philippines – Almost all employees of tourist establishments in Metro Manila have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the Department of Tourism (DOT) reported yesterday. More than 29,000 tourism workers in the metropolis have received two doses of the …

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A grim business travel prediction for hedge funds and tech companies

Skift take A McKinsey partner warned that “digital adopters” might never see the point in returning to business travel as we knew it before. Matthew Parsons Not only are consulting firms, with their greedy fliers, limiting travel, but one is now predicting that hedge funds and tech companies might “never …

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FAQ: Women’s March 2021 | OMCP

The Women’s March returns to the streets of DC on Saturday October 2. Here’s what you need to know. The Women’s March returns to the streets of DC in October. Here’s what you need to know. Q: Who is organizing the march? Although the Women’s March has hundreds of locally …

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Tourism industry asks for more relief | New

BOSTON – The tourism industry is asking lawmakers for more help with hotels, cultural attractions and other hotel businesses that have been hit by the economic fallout from the pandemic. Regional tourism officials told a legislative committee on Tuesday that they needed more marketing funds to attract visitors and boost …

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Business Travel Consulting Launch of Avenue5 Consulting

Former industry executive Mark O’Brien has launched a new consulting firm, dedicated to the business travel, meetings, payments and expenses industry. Avenue5 Consulting will offer its clients strategic and tactical consulting, advisory, category consulting and management services to solve complex and difficult problems. Speaking to LinkedIn to celebrate the news, …

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Fuel crisis exposed PM driving hands on wheel

SIR – Do we really need more trucks on our roads? Wednesday morning I returned home after driving 300 miles on freeways overnight. I didn’t see anything other than heavy trucks, not only on the inside lane, but also on the middle lane – and it was all smoky. Brian …

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Iowa City Pride kicks off Friday, celebrating its 50th anniversary

Downtown Iowa City will be the site of a major celebration Friday and Saturday, which reflects both the city’s history and a space that creates community. It’s Iowa City Pride 2021, back in person after being canceled last year and limited to virtual events due to COVID-19. Iowa City Pride …

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Irish Minister in North America for the Tourism Blitz

Irish Tourism Minister Catherine Martin traveled to Whistling Straits, Wisconsin on Friday to witness the start of the Ryder Cup competition between Europe and the United States, which the Americans won with a record score from 19-9. Ireland will host the Ryder Cup at Adare Manor in County Limerick in …

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