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Dreamy first-class seats, opening your Hilton hotel room with a wave of your smartphone (pictured), tracking travelers in hot spots, and more news from the expo floor at the 6,389-attendee 2015 Global Business Travel Association Convention.
“You learn from the things you do, not from the things you don’t.”
That was one piece of advice among hundreds flying off the stage from women (and a few men!) sharing their stories and experience during the day-long Women in Travel Summit....More
MeetingsNet asked Carina Bauer, CEO of IMEX Group, to identify five major global meeting trends and discuss how they played into the design of the education and activities at IMEX Frankfurt 2015, and how they will be integrated at IMEX America. Here are her thoughts....More
OK, maybe not a steal! But the Big Apple, surprisingly, has the lowest projected increase in hotel rates next year of all the U.S. metro areas covered by the newly released GBTA Foundation/Carlson Wagonlit Travel Global Travel Price Outlook....More
“How do we reconcile the need to serve all corners of the globe, to help boost development, and to support sustainable tourism, whilst also taking care to reduce CO2 emissions?” The airline industry hopes its sustainability goals answer that question....More
Primapact’s goal is to help clients tackle the complex economic issues and hurdles facing tourism today, such as taxation, healthcare policy, and global competition. Roger Rickard, pictured, is a principal....More
In addition to having to manage the unknown from increased health and security risks, meeting and event planners have to manage the volatility of the global economy, which often translates into much higher volatility in our own businesses....More
Even Nobel laureates can put their foot firmly in mouth, as biochemist Tim Hunt did with some derogatory remarks about women in science at the World Conference of Science Journalists in South Korea earlier this week....More
The International Congress & Convention Association has released a guide for associations, meeting management companies, and venues that will help them prepare for, manage, and recover from, any crisis situation....More
Racking up some impressive numbers, Ray Bloom, IMEX Group chairman, was ebullient about another successful IMEX Frankfurt on the closing day in late May. IMEX honored a number of worthy meeting industry recipients at its gala....More
NOW ON DEMAND Taking programs outside the U.S. poses additional safety and security challenges. Learn how to manage risk while reaping the benefits of giving participants an amazing international experience....More
Just announced! Well-known meeting and hospitality industry attorney Joshua Grimes will open MeetingsNet’s second annual Beyond Borders Summit, set for July 13 at the New York Marriott Eastside in New York City....More
How can you do more with less? Be strategic. Not every social media platform makes sense for every organization or brand. Here are tips on how to best use the top six social media channels to market your events....More