* Sports Travel Services, Inc., has released Version 3.1 of its PC-based STS Resort EXPRESS-Business Planning Edition software. Planners can now select properties by Mobil Travel Guide ratings, as well as the other national awards featured in previous versions
The software provides information on more than 700 resorts and meeting hotels in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Planners can search by location, hotel company, and meeting facility and accommodations needs.
* The Beverly Hilton has installed a TeleSuite in its Executive Business Center on the hotel's lobby level. The TeleSuite-originally unveiled at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City and The Capital Hilton in Washington, DC-allows users in distant locations to experience life-size personal contact. All participants appear simultaneously on screen "just across the table." Hilton plans to expand its TeleSuite network to other U.S. properties.
*Automation recently introduced its Motivation Magic software, designed to plan and track incentive pro- grams. The software lets users custom-design incentive programs with their own goals and measurement systems, track progress throughout the program, and report the results (the list of qualifiers) as well as the return on investment for the incentive program.
The software also includes an "Ideas" database with hundreds of award, recognition, and incentive ideas, along with an administrative checklist, program schedule timeline, Employee Update newsletter, employee feedback survey, and functions for charting program results. The Windows-based package is $399.95. Call (888) 858-0858.