Star Alliance offers worldwide travel options for meetings industry

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Product booth at IMEX America

Star Alliance, the world’s longest serving airline alliance, will be showcasing its specialized conventions and meetings travel products at booth 2609 during the IMEX America, being held in Las Vegas, USA from October 18th to 20th. In typical Las Vegas style, the Star Alliance booth features a slot machine and all attendees are invited to try their luck. Hit three Star Alliance stars on the winning line and walk away with prizes ranging from small giveaways to airline tickets.

Star Alliance was the first airline alliance to launch a dedicated conventions product – Conventions Plus – some 15 years ago. It offers simplified travel solutions to major event organizers by providing access to the entire Alliance network – 28 member airlines, offering more than 18,500 daily flights to 1,330 airports in 192 countries – through one of its member airlines.

For event planners based in North America we are the ideal choice. We have 22 member airlines offering more than 11,500 weekly international flights to and from the region, which equates to around two million seats. These flights connect to 142 international destinations in 81 countries”, said Olav Glorvigen, Director Sales and Market Development, Star Alliance. “By the same token, delegates who need to travel to events in the other parts of the world from North America will find the top meeting destinations at easy reach using the Star Alliance network”, he continued.

Using Conventions Plus for their travel needs, delegates and one companion are entitled to fare discounts, depending on the type of fare, class of travel and airline used. For further details please see: http://www.staralliance.com/en/corporate-and-conventions.

Star Alliance was also the first alliance to offer an online booking and ticketing service for convention delegates. Complementing traditional fulfilment channels, the online tool allows the convention organizers to direct delegates to a dedicated online booking and ticketing site for all air travel contracted under Star Alliance Conventions Plus. Using this tool, delegates can check real time flight availability, price their required itinerary using the applicable discounted fare, book the corresponding flights and purchase the ticket.

Meetings Plus

In addition to Conventions Plus, Star Alliance offers Meetings Plus as a further global product for the meetings market. Companies and meeting planners needing to organize gatherings with participants from different countries, have access to the entire Star Alliance network and discounted fares, by contracting their travel needs through just one Star Alliance member airline. Meetings Plus can be used for most meetings of 50 people or more, with attendees originating in at least three different countries. For further details or to submit an RFP please see http://www.staralliance.com/en/corporate-and-conventions.

Frankfurt, Germany, October 17, 2016

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