This Week in Travel: 5G Chaos?

Smart Meetings

Keeping you and your groups up to speed with weekly travel updates. Henry Harteveldt, Travel Industry Analyst. Will 5G Cause Travel Chaos? The agency still recommends against unnecessary travel. Last week in travel : Covid Tests, Airline Fees and Sustainable Travel.

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This Week in Travel: Covid Tests, Airline Fees and Sustainable Travel

Smart Meetings

Keeping you and your groups up to speed with weekly travel updates. JetBlue Sustainable Travel Partners Debuts. The new program will give corporate travelers personalized data that will help them track and lower their carbon footprints.

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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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Meetings Mean Business and U.S. Travel Officially Join Forces

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Travel Association , after having close ties in meeting production over the years. This move aims to “[provide] greater value to coalition members as business travel and professional meetings and events rebuild from steep pandemic-related losses,” a press release reads.

What the U.S. Reopening to Global Travel Means for Events

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The US is easing its travel restrictions on international visitors as of November 8. The easing of the United States travel ban on international travelers is fast approaching. Reopening to Global Travel Means for Events by Paul Cook appeared first on [link].

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The New Needs of Business Travelers

Event Manager Blog

With travel restrictions varying from country to country and week to week, planners have to consider multiple factors when managing business trips. Business travelers today need to be on top of visa, vaccination, and other requirements for business travelers.

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Kayak Launches Free Corporate Travel Solution

Smart Meetings

With business travel slowly making its way to pre-pandemic levels, Kayak is aiming to make the return to travel booking easier. According to a survey by Kayak, 58 percent of Americans believe business travel is back or will be by the end of 2021.

WTTC Aims to Aid Travel Recovery with ‘Inclusive & Accessible Guidelines’

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It is therefore imperative that we are inclusive ,” says Gloria Guevara, president and CEO of London-based World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). Helping travel become more welcoming and available to people with disabilities will aid the sector’s recovery from pandemic losses, she notes.

Demystifying Covid Testing: The Differences, Access and What It All Means for Travelers

Smart Meetings

After years of travel-banned holidays, we know you’re headed far out to your favorite corners of cities, woods and bluffs. But even with travel restrictions loosened, testing requirements and Covid-related rules still can make travel tricky. International Travel Restrictions.

Omicron Event Cancellations Abroad, Travel Bans and Returning Resident Restrictions

Smart Meetings

But what does this mean for meeting planners and business travelers? There isn’t much consensus on how countries should respond and whether international travel should be suspended. Holiday travelers are adjusting their trips.

A Year in Recovery: Best Pandemic Travel Tips, Takeaways of 2021

Smart Meetings

The Omicron variant reaching San Francisco this week serves as a reminder of how crucial it is to take proper safety and health measures when on business travel. These tips and takeaways from over the receding year help ease traveling for work. Oh, and of course, happy travels!

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With Covid Waning, Where Are International Travelers Going?

Smart Meetings

As the holiday season nears, travel demand is on the rise. While leisure travel was the first to pick up steam and remains the driving force behind a new surge of tourism, business travel has been gaining momentum over the last quarter, too.

Here’s Where Business Meetings and Travel Are Being Booked

Smart Meetings

Denver and Phoenix lead the way in the resurgence of business travel and meetings in the United States. The company says these bookings “very likely reflect travel by small and medium-sized businesses.”. See also : Border Openings Update: International Business Travel Restarts.

Travel policies likely to curtail event industry’s restart

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Despite increased bookings and positive signs across the industry, travel policies remain restrictive and may scupper recovery plans. The post Travel policies likely to curtail event industry’s restart by Miguel Neves appeared first on [link].

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U.S. to Open to International Travel in November

Smart Meetings

Citing increasing vaccination rates around the world, the United States announced yesterday that it will lift travel restrictions for vaccinated visitors from 33 countries, including China and much of Europe, starting in early November—possibly in time for IMEX America in Las Vegas.

Incentive Travel is Changing; Here’s What You Need to Know

Smart Meetings

We’ve all found ourselves adapting to a new world and a new travel industry, especially travel planners,” said Glynn who is outgoing president of SITE Global, the association for incentive planners. Guest safety has become a focal aspect of incentive travel planning.

Flight Cancellations by the Thousands—Does Your Travel Insurance Cover the Cost?

Smart Meetings

Though the return to travel continues to ramp up for planners and other business travelers, all is not back to normal, at least not yet. Travel insurance may be the answer. Some unexpected expenses may be covered by your travel delay benefits.

How Smart SMEs Save Time and Money in Travel Management

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The post How Smart SMEs Save Time and Money in Travel Management by IHG appeared first on [link].

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How Likely Are Attendees to Travel to Your Next Event?

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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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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.

Incentive Travel is Changing; Here’s What You Need to Know

Smart Meetings

We’ve all found ourselves adapting to a new world and a new travel industry, especially travel planners,” said Glynn who is outgoing president of SITE Global , the association for incentive planners. Guest safety has become a focal aspect of incentive travel planning.

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The Tipping Point for the Return of Incentive Travel

Smart Meetings

In 2020, Covid-19 was the chubby kid that sat on our seesaw, ruined our fun and crashed incentive travel into the ground. Question: When will be the magical moment that sparks the tipping point for the return of incentive travel ? Individual Travel Rebounds Faster.

EU Approves Tourism for Vaxed Travelers

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European Union officials have agreed to reopen to nonessential travel for fully vaccinated visitors. The European Union’s risk-based, science-driven plan to reopen international travel will hopefully spur the U.S. Travel Association.

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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Never Stop Traveling, Report Says

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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.

How can blockchain technology improve the travel and tourism industry?

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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?

Mobile World Congress Hires a Travel Agency to Help Steady Nerves for Returning Event

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Mobile World Congress Skift Take: There’s still a huge risk hosting larger scale exhibitions, but the organizer of Mobile World Congress is hoping to offset some of that by outsourcing travel management.

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CDC Will Allow Cruise Travel to Resume This Summer   

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Travel Association president and CEO Roger Dow seconded the request, saying, “Restrictions have taken a disproportionately heavy toll on the travel industry and our millions of workers, and the rule preventing cruise operations is uniquely specific. Budget Friendly Group Travel.

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Make America Meet Again: What the US Reopening to Global Travel Will Mean for Events

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The US is easing its travel restrictions on international visitors as of November 8, 2021. The easing of the United States travel ban on international travelers is fast approaching.

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Video: Is the Digital World Eating 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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How Digital Disruption Happens in Industries, the Travel Industry Edition

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Corporate Travel Digital Meetings & Events Travel Services southwest airlines

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Will Meeting Booking Platforms Ever Be as Automated as Travel Sites?

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The post Will Meeting Booking Platforms Ever Be as Automated as Travel Sites? Meeting booking platforms purport to streamline the RFP and venue sourcing processes, saving hours in the search for venues and back-and-forth with sales staff.

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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.

U.S. Travel Association: Implementation of 5G Would Mean Travel Disruptions and More Economic Harm

Exhibitor Magazine

Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the implementation of 5G wireless near U.S. WASHINGTON  U.S. airpor. Associations/Press

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Survey: 70 Percent Believe Travel Will Be More Stressful Now

Smart Meetings

Despite new technological developments in video conferencing, 81 percent of global business travelers have seen their jobs negatively impacted by restrictions to cross-border travel. The pandemic has tacked on a bit more stress to the traveler experience, according to the research.

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.

Confusing UK Travel Guidelines Could Spell Trouble for European Events

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The post Confusing UK Travel Guidelines Could Spell Trouble for European Events by Lucas Fitch appeared first on [link]. Will mixed messages and complicated policies from the British government leave UK event attendees on the sidelines as Europe reopens?

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U.S. Travel Association Cites Minimal Covid Risk for Your In-person Meetings

Smart Meetings

Travel Association believes professional meetings and events (PME) suffer from being lumped in with other gatherings—and is working to change that. Relying on the most current travel-sector data from The Ohio State University and Tourism Economics, U.S. Travel Association. “A

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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The New Art of Booking Travel to Bring Together Remote Workers

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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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