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turism&travel : Green Globe Certification announces innovative online tools

Tuesday 30 August 2011

LOS ANGELES, California - Green Globe Certification today announced new innovative tools to be launched at the inaugural IMEX America.
The Green Globe App and Green Globe Solution Center will be showcased at IMEX, the new signature event for the incentive travel, meetings, and events industry being held for the first time in the USA.

The Green Globe App for Apple devices allows meeting planners to quickly locate and book meeting venues that are certified as sustainable businesses. The App contains meeting venues from destinations across the globe that have rigorously proven their sustainability credentials and have been independently reviewed with on-site audits.

The Green Globe Solution Center takes sustainability certification to a new level, for the first time providing a community of experts contributing advice, practical examples, and other solutions that assist meeting planners and venues to ensure the sustainability credentials of their events.

Green Globe Certification CEO Guido Bauer said, "Green Globe Certification has been a regular attendee at IMEX Frankfurt and expects a huge response to its new tools at this new signature event in the USA."

Green Globe is dedicated to the incentive travel, meetings, and events industry, with global partners including the German Convention Bureau (GCB), German Event Organizers Association (VDVO), and the European Association of Event Centers (EVVC).

"In destinations around the world, Green Globe has certified hundreds of hotels and convention & congress centers. These excellent venues will be available directly via the Green Globe App. In addition, the invaluable knowledge that comes from certifying these members will be available via the Green Globe Solution Center," added Mr. Bauer.

The Green Globe Standard for Events has been adopted by the European Association of Event Centers (EVVC) as the meeting industry standard for sustainability. Meet representatives from Green Globe Certification at IMEX America and discover the variety of incentive, conference, and meeting options available from Green Globe's worldwide database of sustainable hotels and convention centers in 88 countries.

About IMEX America

IMEX America is America's new worldwide exhibition for incentive travel, meetings, and events, backed by the experience and resources of the IMEX Group of exhibitions, which also delivers the award-winning IMEX exhibition in Frankfurt, a show which has grown every year since launch. The show will run the largest hosted buyer program ever held in North America with over 2,000 qualified buyers expected – the guarantee to exhibitors of genuine global buying power on the trade show floor the moment doors open.

IMEX America will demonstrate the IMEX Group's commitment to providing outstanding business opportunities for exhibitors and buyers alike, with the hosted buyer program at the core of the show. The comprehensive free education program and New Vision initiatives will set the news agenda – first with new thinking, new intelligence, and new solutions.

IMEX America benefits from a Strategic Partnership with MPI, Meeting Professionals International, as well as a broad coalition of industry support. The show will welcome exhibitors from across the world including convention and visitor bureaus, national and regional tourist offices, major hotel groups, airlines, destination management companies, service providers, trade associations, and more. Plus over 2,000 American and international hosted buyers alongside thousands of US trade attendees representing the association, corporate, and agency markets.

IMEX America 2011: October 1100-1300 hours Tuesday, October 11: 1000-1730 hours Wednesday, October 12: 1000-1730 hours Thursday, October 13: 1000-1630 hours

Count up the reasons why and REGISTER NOW at: .

1. Business IMEX is where the deals get done. You don't miss a beat when people are serious about doing business and you make appointments before the show.

2. Education Programs that advance your knowledge and career. Choose from cutting-edge professional learning sessions from MPI and more key associations.

3. Networking IMEX is a powerhouse of opportunities. Meet key decision makers face to face and do a year's worth of business in three days.

4. Free Big returns without the cost of typical trade shows. Free registration and free learning sessions equal incredible personal and professional benefits.

5. Las Vegas IMEX - an exciting event and venue. Enjoy The Venetian®, The Palazzo®, Sands® Expo and Convention Center - and the world-famous strip!

About Green Globe Certification

Green Globe Certification is the worldwide sustainability system based on internationally-accepted criteria for sustainable operation and management of travel and tourism businesses. Operating under a worldwide license, Green Globe Certification is based in California, USA, and is represented in over 83 countries. Green Globe is the only certification brand to be an affiliate member of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) an agency of the United Nations, and is partly owned by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC). For information, visit .

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