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CANADA: A New Travel Management Platform, a Celebration of Latino Cinema, Live Nation Concerts’ New Exec and More

NATIONAL: The annual “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest” show put on by MRC Live & Alternative and ABC will celebrate its 50th anniversary on Dec. 31. Airing live on ABC, the celebration will feature the event's first-ever Spanish language countdown, with Puerto Rico as the inaugural host destination.

Corporate Traveler—a global travel management platform catering exclusively to startups and mid-market businesses—has launched Melon, a new proprietary travel management solution. Launched in both the U.S. and Canada, Melon provides a one-stop solution for travel management, with features like AI technology that can easily be switched between mobile and desktop without losing functionality; users also have access to round-the-clock service and can set personalized algorithms and even individual spend levels. 

Live Nation Concerts has announced the promotion of Jenifer Smith to head of urban tour marketing and strategy. In this position, she will lead the urban tour marketing team, supporting all marketing efforts for its roster of R&B and hip-hop tours within the concerts division. Prior to joining Live Nation two years ago, Smith was a tour marketer at AEG Presents and Goldenvoice.

The Critics Choice Association will hold its first annual Celebration of Latino Cinema on Dec. 9, 2021. The inaugural event will be presented virtually, and it will honor those who have made significant contributions to film in 2021. Honorees will include Rita Moreno, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Demián Bichir, with more to be announced.

Safe Site Check In’s private, QR-code digital check-in app can now handle COVID-19 vaccination verification for workers and event guests. Upon arrival, attendees use their smartphones to scan a private QR code and securely upload a picture of their vaccination card. The app can also include custom questions and handle contact-tracing.

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