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In brief for April 26, 2006

San Francisco remembers 1906 quake Mixing solemnity and humor, San Franciscans gathered on Market Street last Tuesday to commemorate the 1906 earthquake and fire, which devastated the city. Many donned period dress to watch a parade, sip cocktails and salute the handful of remaining survivors. Events will continue through the year ...

White House sticks with passport plan Despite the prospect of strained relations with Canada, U.S. administration officials said last week that they still plan to require passports from all foreigners entering the country by the end of 2007 ...

SkyTeam alliance aims to streamline travel planning An alliance of airlines including Air France, Delta, KLM and Northwest announced yesterday that the SkyTeam Global Alliance will offer event planners an easy way to arrange international travel. After registering with SkyTeam, planners can offer better priced fares to attendees, according to a spokesperson ...

CIC adds member The Association of Collegiate Conference and Events Directors-International is the newest member of the Convention Industry Council, the umbrella organization for the meetings, conventions and exhibitions industry.

Photo courtesy San Francisco Convention & Visitors Bureau

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