• ISES Announced 2014 Espirit Awards Nominees

     
    POSTED July 21, 2014
     

The International Special Events Society (ISES) announced the nominees for the 2014 ISES Espirit Awards, which honors prestigious competitors in the special events industry. Awards are designated throughout industry categories. A full list of nominees can be found here.

The ISES Espirit Awards celebrate ISES member achievements and create an opportunity to raise industry awareness. Furthermore, showcasing these best practices encourages companies to continue working hard and thinking creatively. ISES strives to improve industry standards and enforce professionalism.

Open to any ISES member in good standing, this year’s awards were for events that took place between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013. The 2014 ISES Esprit Award winners will be announced and recognized by their peers at the annual ISES Esprit Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, August 20 at The Westin Hotel, Seattle, Washington, USA.

According to a survey commissioned by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), frequent travelers feel safer when hotels adhere to AHLA's Stay Safe guidelines, which detail cleaning protocols for hotels during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

 

Through responses to bi-weekly surveys, Global Business Travel Association members have indicated that domestic busines travel is ramping up after months of struggle.  

 

Remote working has become mainstream with the continued presence of COVID-19. While many people have welcomed the new normal of working from home, others miss the separation of spaces, as many corporate offices have remained closed since March. Without the daily obligation to go into the office, professionals have the ability to travel more freely. Hotels across the country are creating “work from hotel” deals–a play on “work from home”–so people can explore new places while still fitting in their 9 to 5.