October 23, 2014

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ConventionPlanit.com formed a partnership with International Association of Exhibitions and Events to provide mutual exposure. ConventionPlanit.com will provide IAEE with editorial content in its e-Alert newsletter. IAEE will provide ConventionPlanit.com with editorial in its newsletter and other communication vehicles. ConventionPlanit.com also will have a presence on the IAEE website and exhibit at the Expo! Expo! IAEE’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition, Dec 9-11 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Global Business Travel Association called on the US Transportation Department to move quickly to require all airlines to increase their transparency and disclose all baggage and other ancillary fees. According to comments filed by GTBA as part of the DOT’s Proposed Rulemaking on ancillary fees, travelers must be able to understand the total cost of travel before purchasing an airline ticket. GBTA contends that the consolidation of the airline industry has accelerated the airlines’ practice of unbundling services that were traditionally part of an airline ticket, such as baggage fees.
 

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