People/Events/Accounts: News About LAX Taxis, 1 Hotel South Beach, IBTM Breaks its Own Records, and More

LOS ANGELES: Six days after Los Angeles International Airport banned Uber, Lyft, and other taxis from curbside pickups—and instead moved them all to a designated pick-up area—airport officials announced plans to significantly expand the pick-up spot, which is known as LAXit (sounds like “L.A. Exit"). The move comes after the ban led to long waits and mounting complaints. Los Angeles Times: "The rollout of the system was rocky, leaving some travelers facing gridlock, packed shuttles, and long wait times for rides during peak periods. Officials later apologized for the delays, which they described as 'unacceptable.'"

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NEW YORK: Wedding industry professionals can get pampered on November 13 when FaceHaus offers up complimentary facial services and additional moments of glamour. The store also will provide music, food, and more.

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MIAMI/SOUTH FLORIDA: 1 Hotel South Beach, along with Moon and Jai, will host the second annual 11/11 at 1 event on November 11. The ticketed event includes a "heart-opening sunset ritual," cacao ceremony, and intention setting.

BARCELONA: In advance of this year’s IBTM World, slated for November 19-21, the event has bested its record for pre-arranged meetings in its appointment matching process. Meeting numbers spiked by 6 percent over last year’s numbers at this time. There also has been an increase year-on-year in the average number of appointments per exhibitor. Further, 50 percent of confirmed hosted buyers are new to the IBTM portfolio and 61 percent are new to IBTM World. 

DALLAS: The Expo Group, an exhibitions and event firm, has named Tim Boobar chief financial officer, and Corey Kelley was promoted to chief technology and experience officer.

With contributions from Claire Hoffman in Los Angeles and Rayna Katz, Beth Kormanik, and Michele Laufik in New York.


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