Conference Innovation While Traveling at Warp Speed

Velvet Chainsaw

The post Conference Innovation While Traveling at Warp Speed appeared first on Velvet Chainsaw. Navigating change during a crisis is not for the faint of heart.

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The 100 Virtual Work Startups Disrupting And Substituting Business Travel

Skift

Skift Skift Take: Virtual work startups are expecting a decline in travel for work across direct impact categories. But how can software be used as complementary to business travel instead of as a replacement? An empty business class section of a Lufthansa jet.

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Time Travel For Events

Endless Events

If you read time travel for events, and your mind immediately went to Back To The Future… not quite. How many times in your life have you wondered what you would do if time travel was possible? What would happen if time travel for events existed? If you’re excited for this meta episode of Event Tech, then waste no more time – press play and let’s time travel! Time Travel For Events: The Travel.

The New Art of Booking Travel to Bring Together Remote Workers

Skift

Corporate Travel Meetings & Events Travel Services canary islands corporate travel Kiwi.com meetings priceline group slovakia travelport tripactionsAnalytics company Hotjar uses NextRetreat to book its annual gatherings.

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Airbn-Be There Through Virtual Travel

PCMA Convene

When the world pressed pause in mid-March 2020, Airbnb’s mantra of “Belong Anywhere” — a nod to the company’s focus on inclusion and its push to democratize travel — was in serious danger.

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How Likely Are Attendees to Travel to Your Next Event?

EventMB

When you are finally able to plan an event, will people be willing to travel to it? The post How Likely Are Attendees to Travel to Your Next Event?

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How Travel Changes Us

SmartMeetings

A newly released Incentive Research Foundation 2019 Trends Study showed that incentive travel is an increasing priority in a world where acquisitions are creating bigger companies, and getting teams producing together quickly is essential to making the deal pencil out. The Incentive Travel Industry Index powered by SITE, IRF Outlook and FICP, and conducted by Oxford Economics, found that despite a year of record U.S. The post How Travel Changes Us appeared first on Smart Meetings.

Never Stop Traveling, Report Says

SmartMeetings

Travel is good for you, and good for the USA. Travel Association, Travel: America’s Unsung Hero of Job Creation , uses data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics to show the economic might of the travel industry in America —particularly the quality of the industry’s jobs, and the large number created by small businesses. Nearly 40 percent of workers who begin their career in travel reach an annual career salary of more than $100,000. Travel Association.

Virtual Travel: Explore the Wonders of the World from the Comfort of Your Couch

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From March to April last year, events related to virtual travel and virtual tours increased 8X on our platform and grew continuously throughout the year. When the COVID-19 global pandemic hit, in-person events were paused and the world was told to stay home and apart.

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How Digital Disruption Happens in Industries, the Travel Industry Edition

Skift

Corporate Travel Digital Meetings & Events Travel Services southwest airlines

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How can blockchain technology improve the travel and tourism industry?

Oveit

According to robust data, the travel and tourism industry is the second-fastest-growing sector in the world, after manufacturing. The World Travel and Tourism […]. The post How can blockchain technology improve the travel and tourism industry?

Will Germany Deeming Trade Shows Essential Travel Fuel Copycats or Backlash?

EventMB

Germany has deemed travel for trade shows and exhibitions "essential" as of September 15th. This is a significant development for the global events industry that may help kick-start international travel for events around the world — if it lasts.

Connect Weekly: European Travel Certificates, Travel Tax Credits, & More

Aventri

We aim to cover everything from the worlds of events, technology, business, marketing, social media, travel, hospitality and beyond. Welcome to another edition of Aventri’s Connect Weekly column, where we share the top five news stories from the week that today’s meeting and event planners should know. Check out the top stories from the week of March 15, 2021.

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Here’s the Quote That Will Shake the Multi-Billion Dollar Corp Travel Market Out of Its Stupor

Skift

Skift Take: That whooshing sound in the corporate travel sector's ear. Corporate Travel Meetings & Events Travel Services business travel coronavirusRafat Ali Read the Complete Story On Skift.

American Express Global Business Travel Goes Mobile-first

SmartMeetings

American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) is taking the mobile-first approach, expanding its messaging capabilities and enhancing its Amex GBT Mobile platform to enhance the experience for business travelers and planners. Travel Vitals is key to the company’s mobile-first strategy.

Palatable Progress: The Power of Culinary Travel Experiences

PCMA Convene

Earlier this year, the World Food Travel Association published a list of the top 10 predictions for the food tourism industry in 2020, drawn partly from changes brought on by COVID-19.

53 Travel Industry Statistics Planners Should Know

Aventri

Did you know that the travel and tourism industry , which is comprised of 25 subsets including hospitality, air travel, and food and beverage services, generates $7.6 of all global travel and tourism revenue is accounted for by business travel? To help meeting and event planners stay up to date on all that is happening in the travel and tourism industry, we’ve curated a list of the top 53 statistics you should know. Travel & Hospitality featured

2017 Travel Predictions Unveiled

SmartMeetings

An uncertain upcoming presidential election , sluggish global expansion, low inflation, weak investment and choppy geopolitical conditions continue to shackle business travel volume and spending growth, according to the GBTA Foundation’s latest business travel forecast for the United States. Total business travel volume is expected to advance 1.0 The report also cites three critical macro drivers of business travel that continue to provide mixed signals.

Hotels Using Virtual Tours to Woo Corp Travel Managers

Skift

Matterport Skift Take: Whether it's Zoom, FaceTime or VR, it's essential that hotels continue offering site visits to travel managers and meetings planners to plan for growth in the coming months. Corporate Travel Meetings & Events choice hotels

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Virtual Travel: Explore the Wonders of the World from the Comfort of Your Couch

Eventbrite

From March to April last year, events related to virtual travel and virtual tours increased 8X on our platform and grew continuously throughout the year. The post Virtual Travel: Explore the Wonders of the World from the Comfort of Your Couch appeared first on Eventbrite UK.

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How Changes in Business Travel are Affecting Event Professionals

EventMB

How different is the world travel map in 2017? Recent changes to immigration policies and international relations have left many people wondering where, when or even if they can travel at […]. The post How Changes in Business Travel are Affecting Event Professionals by EventMB Team appeared first on [link]. Venues event management event planning meetings event planning international brexit international conference worldwide travel world travel travel ban

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IRF Survey: Prospects for Resumption of Incentive Travel Optimistic

SmartMeetings

The forecast for incentive travel over the next two years is mostly sunny with a chance of tighter budgets and an abundance of hand sanitizer. More : What Does a COVID Vaccine Really Mean for Travel and Meetings?

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10 Reasons Why Travelling is Hurting your Eventprof Career

EventMB

Taking time out to travel is what many people dream of but travelling could in fact, be hurting your eventprof career. Plastered all over Instagram and social media are incredible pictures from those travelling the world and taking time out from the day to day struggle (doesn’t it make you sick!). The post 10 Reasons Why Travelling is Hurting your Eventprof Career by Editorial Team appeared first on [link].

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Connect Weekly: California Reopening, Vaccinated Travel Guidelines & More

Aventri

We aim to cover everything from the worlds of events, technology, business, marketing, social media, travel, hospitality and beyond.

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The Conference Big Idea Road Less Traveled That Harvests Success

Velvet Chainsaw

They are the conference planning road less traveled that harvests success! Big Conference Ideas On The Road Less Traveled Part 1. The post The Conference Big Idea Road Less Traveled That Harvests Success appeared first on Velvet Chainsaw. Most conferences are stuck in a rut! The experience has not changed in three, five and even ten years. They are predictable and often commoditized. So how do you create a conference experience that is not like all the others?

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Connect Weekly: Vaccinated Travel to Thailand, Hotel COVID Testing & More

Aventri

We aim to cover everything from the worlds of events, technology, business, marketing, social media, travel, hospitality and beyond.

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Niche Luxury Travel Boom Creates Demand for Exclusive Trade Shows

Skift

The Duco Travel Summit marketplace takes place in grand surroundings, like the St. Duco Travel Summit Skift Take: Luxury travel during the past decade has taken off exponentially, driven by growing wealth around the world.

7 Trendsetting Travel Apps

SmartMeetings

These seven new travel apps stand out because they cater to a modern audience. Travelers are paid once the package is picked up at the destination airport. Travelers can earn up to $300 per flight. As You Stay gives travelers the ability to customize arrival and check-out times, and more importantly, only pay for those hours used. The app does this by matching travelers with locals who can provide unique insights on area attractions.

5 Smart Celebrity Travel Tips

SmartMeetings

Just like meeting and event planners , celebrities constantly travel , and during the course of their journeys, pearls of wisdom sometimes emerge. Here are a few travel tips from A-listers. "When If there was a single cure for jet lag, we’d all have it stashed in our travel bags. Planners are faced with a specific obstacle while traveling—being presentable just moments after stepping off the plane. Tips & Tools tips and tools Travel travel tips

Business Travel Sector to Take a $820 Billion Virus-Related Revenue Hit: Survey

Skift

The coronavirus outbreak has caused a sharp slowdown in global business travel as more companies suspend or cancel travel due to Covid-19 concerns. and Europe nix travel in the days ahead.

Wellness for Business Travel Is an Uphill Slog

Skift

Hilton Skift Take: It only makes sense that business travel — including meetings and conventions — would incorporate more aspects of the wellness movement. While industrywide changes are happening, it’s debatable whether they’ve made a real impact on the lives of business travelers yet. Meetings & Events Skift Wellness business travel corporate travel hilton meetings wellnessHilton Singapore introduced wellness options for meetings and events.

Power Up Meeting & Travel Policy Compliance with These 5 Strategies

Aventri

It’s so frustrating - you oversee travel management at your company, but you can’t answer even the most basic questions when it comes to meetings and events. For example: Travel & Hospitality featured

Spirited Travel: Pernod Ricard Launches Partnership With JetSmarter

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With JetSmarter, travel is no longer just about getting from point A to point B. It's a luxury affair from

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8 Top Travel Predictions for 2018

SmartMeetings

Travelers in 2018 will rely more on artificial intelligence and digital technology before booking a trip, and will increasingly emphasize health and wellness during their stay, according to a study by Booking.com. The study, which was based on customer insights from more than 1 million guest reviews as well as research from some 19,000 travelers across 26 countries around the world, resulted in eight major travel predictions for 2018.

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Eliminate Packing from Travel

SmartMeetings

It is the bane of many travelers’ existence. Packing is very time consuming , and can cause some travelers to feel stressed or anxious. Even if you travel often for meetings and conferences, you may still not have perfected the art of packing. Westin Hotels & Resorts encourages guests to stop making excuses to avoid exercising while traveling. The company says this concierge service saves travelers an estimated three to five hours per round-trip.

6 Helpful Travel Apps Worth Downloading

SmartMeetings

More sophisticated apps are also in the marketplace, and can help solve travel woes and unlock a world of special experiences. Service, which is available to individuals and businesses, handles tens of thousands of claims monthly and saves the average traveler $300 annually. In May, Service partnered with the travel search engine Kayak. Business travelers are on a tight budget and pressured by employers to keep expenses as low as possible.

13 Travel Refreshers Every Woman Needs

SmartMeetings

However, when your profession involves business travel , long hours and schedules packed with events , sometimes there are only a few minutes to freshen up before heading to a meeting. But leaving a favorable impression is crucial, so it’s well worth it to find an travel routine that works for you. It’s especially relevant to planners , who work in a fast-paced profession that typically involves a lot of travel and in-person interaction.

How Much Will the Travel Ban Really Affect Business Travel?

PCMA Convene

When you look at the data, international travel to the U.S. ” TravelWhen it comes to the U.S. executive order issuing a 90-day temporary ban on new visas from six countries, “we have to separate political theater from political reality,” Michael Dominguez, MGM Resorts International senior vice president and chief sales officer, told CNTV. is actually on the upswing, Dominguez said.

Uncertain European Travel Spells Trouble for Popular, Hosted-Buyer Trade Shows

EventMB

The post Uncertain European Travel Spells Trouble for Popular, Hosted-Buyer Trade Shows by Victoria Copans appeared first on [link]. With cases on the rise around the world, the ramifications of a second wave are threatening European hosted buyer events.

Large Middle East Travel Fair Postponed Until Late June

Skift

An image from Arabian Travel Market. Arabian Travel Market Skift Take: Unlike ITB Berlin, Arabian Travel Market is at least giving attendees enough time to make alternative arrangements. Meetings & Events Travel Services arabian travel market coronavirus dubai