Special Events
In Brief for Sept. 3, 2008

In Brief for Sept. 3, 2008

Have you got class? Special Events is compiling a comprehensive list of two-year, four-year and graduate school programs in special event management. The listing, which is free, will reside on our Web site. For consideration, please send us the name of your school, its city, Web address and programs offered by clicking here ...

Calling big event rental companies! Special Events is wrapping up its annual list of the biggest full-line event rental companies. If you have not yet received a questionnaire from us and would like to be considered, please send an e-mail here. ...

The truly big-ticket event Parisian party planner Rene-Julien Praz is planning the "most expensive, most delicious" charity dinner in history Sept. 17, all to benefit the International Foundation for Research on Alzheimer's Disease. For a mere $34,000 a ticket, guests can dine at Versailles' Grand Trianon on dishes created by top chefs including Charlie Trotter and Jean-Francois Piege ...

Airfares soar in Q2 The second quarter of 2008 marked a seven-year high in the average airfare paid by business travelers, according to American Express Business Travel. Oil prices, capacity constraints and ticketing restrictions drove up North American domestic airfares 10 percent year over year. The average international one-way airfares were up 11 percent in the quarter compared with the year prior, putting them at the highest level since 1999.

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