Meeting planners will not be surprised to hear that U.S. hotel and air rates are headed up again in 2015 (4.5 percent and 3 percent respectively). We’ve been reporting the reasons throughout 2014: record demand and little new supply among meeting hotels, and restricted capacity and increased consolidation among airlines. Possibly the more surprising predictions from a recent joint forecast released by the GBTA Foundation (the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel ...

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