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In brief for Dec. 13, 2006

In brief for Dec. 13, 2006

Take a passport With the new requirement--starting Jan. 23--that all travelers carry a passport when returning to the U.S. by air from throughout the Western Hemisphere, the Travel Industry Association and Travel Business Roundtable have created "Get a Passport Now," an easy-to-use Web site with advice on getting a passport and other travel tips. Click here ...

Get your paper MPI has released the latest white paper from its Global Corporate Circle of Excellence team, "Driving Global Corporate Alignment in Complex Organizations." The paper looks at balancing local innovation and needs with global integration within the context of the strategic meetings management process. You can download a copy by clicking here ...

Update on New Orleans In its latest report on the recovery of New Orleans, the city's convention and visitors bureau said yesterday that the convention and meetings business continues to grow, building upon the city-wide meeting of the 17,000 members of the American Library Association in June 2006, the first since Hurricane Katrina. The CVB has retained approximately 40 percent of business for 2006, with approximately 70 percent of convention and meetings business for 2007 and more than 90 percent for 2008. To read the entire report, click here.

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