December 4th, 2020

California’s status of the Corona Virus – 4th Quarter Report not looking good for Tourism Industry. December 3, 2020 Dear Industry Partners, The late-year surge of coronavirus cases has unfortunately arrived as feared, and California responded today with more restrictions that will further distress the tourism industry across the state, including restaurants and hotels. It is another disappointing turn in a pandemic entering its 10th month. Despite the hard work,…

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November 3rd, 2020

Experts from BCD Meetings & Events provide answers about how to get back to face-to-face. Oct 26, 2020 The logistics of safe face-to-face meetings and conferences requires several new layers of thoughtful planning. As a result, BCD Meetings & Events put together a task force to evaluate the tricky topics faced by on-site meeting managers, from site inspections to health and safety measures to contact tracing. Laura Konwinski, BCD M&E’s senior director of global compliance who…

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May 26th, 2020

4 Essential Coronavirus Contract Tips You Probably Don’t Know There has been a lot of ink spilled over force majeure and cancellation clauses since COVID-19 became a household word. Here are some legal insights that may just save your bacon. What more could there possibly be to say about force majeure and cancellation clauses in relation to the novel coronavirus now known as COVID-19? Actually, Joshua Grimes, an industry attorney with Grimes Law Offices in Philadelphia, has…

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May 20th, 2020

What will hotel visits be like? Here’s your room-by-room look at the future Published Friday, May 15 2020 Monica Buchanan Pitrell Hotels are cautiously reopening for the summer travel season, but it’s anything but business as usual in the hospitality industry. Last week, the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) introduced its Safe Stay guidelines developed under the guidance of an advisory council that includes Accor, InterContinental Hotels Group, Marriot International,…

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March 12th, 2020

Caroline Beteta, President and CEO Visit California March 10, 2020 – AMID a challenging and changing global landscape, nearly 800 travel industry leaders gathered at Outlook Forum 2020 in San Diego to set a vision to ensure California’s travel industry continues to thrive. The sellout crowd celebrated the unprecedented 95% approval of Visit California’s Marketing Renewal, a vote of confidence from Visit California’s 21,000-plus investor businesses. The successful renewal ensures…

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