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. Nearly 40 percent of workers who begin their career in travel reach an annual career salary of more than $100,000. Travel Association.

6 Helpful Travel Apps Worth Downloading

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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.

How Changes in Business Travel are Affecting Event Professionals

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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 […].

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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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Travel bans hurt meetings & progress

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Supreme Court last week upheld President Trump’s travel ban on travelers from several Muslim-majority nations as constitutional. As such, it’s an important time to explore a prior travel ban for travelers to the U.S. Lest you think travel bans upending U.S.-based

New travel advisory system launched for U.S. travelers

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travelers have become accustomed to hearing scary travel advisories for other countries when those locales have experienced natural disasters, terrorist attacks, potential government disruption, increases in crime and/or disease, etc. There is some risk in any international travel.

Message of Travel’s Economic Power Delivered to White House

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The $22 billion contributed by the meetings industry to local, state and federal taxes each year is dependent on the free flow of travel. Travel Association and the CEOs of 13 hospitality companies met Tuesday at the White House with President Donald Trump and senior administration officials.

8 Top Travel Predictions for 2018

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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 predictions pertain to many types of travelers, including groups.

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7 Trendsetting Travel Apps

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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. The post 7 Trendsetting Travel Apps appeared first on Smart Meetings.

Top Travel Ideas for 2018, Survey Says

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To that end, global luxury travel network Virtuoso has issued its annual trend-spotting report. According to Virtuoso’s “comprehensive survey of the network’s travel advisors worldwide,” top travel trends for 2018 will be: Multigenerational travel. Food and wine travel.

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A Look Inside the Largest U.S Travel Conference to Date

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The 49th annual IPW travel conference headed to Washington, D.C. June 3 to 7 for the first time in its

How Much Will the Travel Ban Really Affect Business Travel?

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When you look at the data, international travel to the U.S. ” TravelWhen it comes to the U.S.

7 Ways that Travel Changed in 2017

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But 2017 saw a definite shift to groups and individuals wanting to unplug by traveling to more remote or unfamiliar locations, including small islands and rural areas. Some cruise companies made a big effort to lure younger travelers by offering more adventurous and innovative choices.

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13 Travel Refreshers Every Woman Needs

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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. These keep you safe and are much better for travel—and security screenings—than mace or pepper spray.

Trump Travel Slump Is Here, Numbers Say

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Travel Association has warned of “major storm clouds for the inbound international travel market.”. Through March 2017, the agency said, total overseas travel to the U.S. The Global Business Travel Association in May projected a $1.3

Eliminate Packing from Travel

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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.

Avoiding Tainted Alcohol While Traveling

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It’s not a pretty travel story. These troubling, even tragic, events prompted the State Department this week to post to its health and safety page about travel to Mexico: “There have been allegations that consumption of tainted or substandard alcohol has resulted in illness or blacking out.

Annoying Air Travelers and How to Not Become One

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Online travel agency Agoda recently released findings from a study that surveyed passengers about the most annoying travel habits. Globally, the top five pet peeves are: noisy travelers (57 percent). This serves as a reminder to be present while traveling.

How The New Travel Ban Will Affect Meetings And Events

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We take a look at the new travel ban, what’s changed, what hasn’t and how it will affect meetings and events. The latest iteration of the travel ban, signed by the president yesterday, removes Iraq from the ban and drops a provision that protected religious minorities.

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Bleisure Travel Raises Travel Policy Questions

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Over the past year, more than a third of North American business travelers mixed work with play by extending a work trip for leisure. According to a new study by GBTA Foundation (the research arm of Global Business Travel Association), millennials led the way in so-called bleisure travel.

10 Fun Facts About Incentive Travel

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In celebration of Global Meetings Industry Day on April 6, Incentive Research Foundation (IRF) compiled 10 incentive travel facts to help planners orchestrate their next incentive excursion. Incentive travel is used to motivate employees and partners at 38 percent of U.S.

5 Most Popular Travel Emojis

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Whether hitting the road for meetings or pleasure, many travelers share their adventures and whereabouts on social media and through text messages within 24 hours of arriving. The post 5 Most Popular Travel Emojis appeared first on Smart Meetings.

Sleep, rejuvenate and travel safely

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The post Sleep, rejuvenate and travel safely appeared first on Plan Your Meetings @ Meeting Professionals International. Travel tips Work-life balance driving safety sleep

10 Futuristic Travel Tech Products

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Meeting and event planners are all too familiar with travel. Aware of how unpleasant long hours of travel can be, tech companies are working to alleviate the discomfort, inconvenience and general frustration. SF-717 Travel Steam Iron by Steamfast.

Luxury Travel Keeps on Rising

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Luxury travel has been doing quite well in recent years. Travel Experts Inc., a host agency for independent luxury travel agents , now predicts a continuing climb throughout 2017. Corporate Travel a Key Driver. Millennials prefer to experience adventure in their travels.

3 Major Challenges Facing Travel and Tourism

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Guevara Manzo highlighted WTTC members’ greatest concerns for the travel and tourism sector, based on a recent survey: 1. The increasing and widespread occurrence of a range of crises is a critical inhibitor of travel,” notes the report.

5 Smart Celebrity Travel Tips

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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

Trump Travel Ban Gets More Specific

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Meeting planners looking for solid ground regarding the Trump administration travel ban may be disheartened to know it has been revised—again. But it does stipulate specific types of travelers banned from the eight nations that are included.

Business Travel Trends: The Keys to Keeping Travelers Happy

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According to a new survey, most business travelers are upbeat about work trips. The Index is a data-centered barometer based on business travelers’ attitudes toward seven key components of business-related travel. Company Travel Policies Are Evolving. News Travel Trends

Getting Sick While Traveling No Longer Has to Be a Nightmare

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Every experienced traveler knows nothing can ruin a trip or conference as fast as being sick and having to tough it out until you return home and visit your doctor. The post Getting Sick While Traveling No Longer Has to Be a Nightmare appeared first on Smart Meetings.

2017 Incentive Travel Trends

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Businesses are using incentive travel to award their top-performing employees. businesses now use incentive travel to reward and recognize their top performing employees, salespeople, and channel partners. The post 2017 Incentive Travel Trends appeared first on Smart Meetings.

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9 Travel Neck Pillows You Need

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This badboy folds up to one fifth of its size, which makes it perfect for traveling. Best for Saving Space: AirComfy Travel Pillow Amazon No matter what sleeping pain you may typically incur, the AirComfy Travel Pillow has your back (or neck).

Trump Travel Ban Revised…Again

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The Trump travel ban is getting tweaked yet again. Stringent restrictions on travelers from six majority-Muslim nations will be replaced by more targeted limitations. The original travel ban also limited entry into the United States of refugees from around the world.

Event Planner Travel Tips: Use a Destination Management Company, Fight Jet Lag, Travel With Top Airlines

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While travel might be exciting, event planners know that it can be tough at times. Thankfully, there are ways to ease the burden of travel. And to get the least stress from travel, make the most out of high-end lounges to fight jet lag while only traveling with the top airlines.

5 Travel Trends that Will Impact Meetings in 2017

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The travel industry is always on the cutting edge of technology , discovering new ways to predict and adapt to consumers’ ever-changing preferences. Booking.com analyzed data, user reviews and other information to make 8 major travel predictions for the coming year. News Travel Trends

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10 Best U.S. Cities for Business Travel

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This short list of places, spaces and notations compiled by the travel risk management company On Call International can help narrow down the options. Cities for Business Travel appeared first on Smart Meetings. George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, Texas.

Summer Travel Hurdles to Avoid

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With large-scale events taking place in major travel hubs over the next few months, summer travel is predicted to be busier than ever. By avoiding certain airports and planning ahead, business travelers can lower the risk of travel-related delays. Troublesome Travelers.

American Group Travel Awards: We’re Nominated!

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Smart Meetings is nominated as Best Travel Media Outlet in the 2017 American Group Travel Awards (AGTA), which recognizes suppliers delivering outstanding services and group travel experiences in North America. The post American Group Travel Awards: We’re Nominated!

The Event Planner’s Travel Chronicles: Anaheim

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The post The Event Planner’s Travel Chronicles: Anaheim by Julius Solaris appeared first on [link]. This is the start of a brand new project at EventMB. We are showcasing some of the best experiences you can have at destinations around the world.

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The Planner’s Oscar-Nominee Travel Guide

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The post The Planner’s Oscar-Nominee Travel Guide appeared first on Smart Meetings. The Oscars are just around the corner, and for most people that means judging who wore it best.