Americas

Simpleview sales promotion

Kevin Bate (pictured), former senior director of business development, has been promoted to Simpleview’s vice-president of global sales. Simpleview is an Arizona, US-based provider of CRM, CMS, website design, digital marketing, and mobile technologies for destination marketing organisations (DMOs) and employs 350 staff worldwide. During his 15-year tenure at Simpleview, Bate has worked as part of...

Corporate Travel Management goes on the TMC acquisition trail Stateside

Australia’s Corporate Travel Management (CTM) has agreed to acquire Travel and Transport, Inc. (T&T) including its Radius Travel business for AUD$274.51m (US$195.36m). T&T is a US travel management company while Radius Travel is a global network of corporate travel agencies in more than 100 countries, with a hotel programme that offers corporate rates across 44,000 hotels in 160 coun...

Meetings Mean Business Coalition announces new co-chair

The Meetings Mean Business Coalition (MMBC) board of directors has announced the appointment of Michael Massari (pictured), chief sales officer for Caesars Entertainment, as its next co-chair. Established by the US Travel Association in 2009, the MMBC is comprised of organisations across the meetings and travel community who came together during the last economic crisis to “bolster appreciat...

Making a point on wellbeing in M&E

Sarah Mayo, (pictured top) co-founder of newly launched POINT3 Wellbeing (a UK company that supports people and businesses with health and wellbeing programmes) speaks to CMW and sheds some light on health and wellbeing within the international business events sector. Stress management and positive mental health are increasingly on the agenda of companies that recognise the urgent need to combat t...