With a hungry media ready to jump on images of disabled cruise ships or stories of on-board viral outbreaks, it’s not surprising that safety on the seas remains front-of-mind for incentive companies when choosing a cruise for a client.
According to recently released Site Index survey, conducted jointly with Cruise Line International Association, the reputation of a cruise line or ship—which is tied to safety—was a top decision-making factor for 81 percent of respondents, followed closely by safety/security (75 percent)....More
Air traffic to and from the U.S. totaled 126.2 million passengers through August 2013, a four percent increase over the August 2012 year-to-date period. Among worlwide airports, Mexico City showed the biggest increase (up 9 percent) and Cancun was next (up 8 percent)....More
Two-thirds of international association meetings are organized by national members from the host country, while far fewer are run by in-house staff or third-party professional congress organizers, according to the 2013 Union of International Associations Meetings Survey....More
Global Events Partners, a partnership of destination management companies worldwide, and its sister company, Krisam Group, are up for sale, according to Chris White, chairman and owner of the Washington, D.C., companies....More
Some 15,000 meetings industry professionals will attend global meetings and events expo EIBTM November 19–21 in Barcelona. They will be exposed to innovative event ideas. Care to try oxygen therapy for a show-floor energy boost? A bracelet that changes color when you’re near a like-minded peer?...More