The price of oil is one reason "the golden age of budget travel is over," according to the latest topic paper from the MPI Foundation's Future of Meetings project. And that means no relief from meetings cost-cutting....More
ICCA, the International Congress and Convention Association, kicked off its 50th anniversary year in San Juan, Puerto Rico, October 21–24 at its annual congress. Here are some photo highlights. All photos by Alexander Diaz, Alex Diaz Photography
Helen Marano, government and industry affairs director for the World Travel and Tourism Council, is working to get the word out to governments and society about the economic and social benefits of travel and tourism....More
Argentina offers vibrant cities and gracious estates along with sophisticated food and wine and a passion for the arts. Even well-traveled incentive attendees will find their experience here unique and memorable.
Christopher Thompson, the former head of travel promotion for the state of Florida, has been hired as president and chief executive officer at Brand USA, the nation’s destination marketing organization....More
A meeting and incentive community desperate to get back to business after years of recession is one reason for the smash success of the inaugural IMEX America last fall. This year, it'll be even bigger....More
When you’re working in different time zones, different languages, different business hours, and, often, with different perceptions of what deadlines mean, communication emerges as the biggest hurdle to overcome with international meetings....More