Star Alliance has expanded its Conventions Plus
product beyond traditional conventions to include travel
arrangements for major cultural and sporting events.
“Building on the experience which we have gained
over the last seven years in providing travel arrangements for
convention organisers on the Star Alliance network, we are looking
forward to serving a new target group in the field of cultural and
sporting event organisers,” said Peter Glade, Director Sales and
Market Development at Star Alliance.
Conventions Plus provides simplified travel solutions to event
organisers by allowing them access to the entire alliance network
through one of the member airlines. The organiser also receives a
support programme which includes tickets and promotional
In general, delegates are entitled to
fare discounts ranging from 10 to 20%, depending on the
type of fare, class of travel and airline used. Travel can be
either in Business or Economy Class, and one companion may also
travel on the delegate fare discounts.
enrolled in any of the Star Alliance member airlines’ frequent
flyer programmes are able to earn miles or points on their
tickets. Moreover, Star Alliance Gold and Star Alliance Silver
customers may also avail themselves of the benefits accorded to
them by their status when travelling on Conventions Plus fares.
In order to qualify for Conventions
Plus, the designated event must be of a global scale, with a
minimum number of 500 international delegates from at least three
different countries and two continents. The lead time to the event
should be at least six months.
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