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.

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.

How Changes in Business Travel are Affecting Event Professionals


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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10 Reasons Why Travelling is Hurting your Eventprof Career


Taking time out to travel is what many people dream of but travelling could in fact, be hurting your eventprof career. The post 10 Reasons Why Travelling is Hurting your Eventprof Career by Editorial Team appeared first on [link].

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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.

2017 Travel Predictions Unveiled

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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.

How The New Travel Ban Will Affect Meetings And Events


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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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 The predictions pertain to many types of travelers, including groups.

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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.

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 Well-Traveled Journey

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The post A Well-Traveled Journey appeared first on PCMA Convene. As I write this, I’m preparing for my final days as PCMA president and CEO. As you may know, I will be leaving the organization after Convening Leaders 2018 to pursue my own consultancy. .

Consolidation of Travel & Meetings Programs on the Rise


Over the last several years, there has been a growing trend among organizations to focus on the consolidation of their meetings, events and travel programs. Challenges to Travel & Meeting Consolidation.

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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

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.

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.

The Event Planner’s Travel Chronicles: Anaheim


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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How Will New Travel Policies Affect International Meetings and Events?

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This year has been marked by a range of new rules for travelers. Those changes are coming with a big cost, according to a new forecast from the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) that projects a loss of more than $1.3 billion in travel expenses in the United States this year.

Unpacking the Trouble With Travel

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Travel has always had its annoyances, but they’ve usually been incremental enough that you don’t take a step back to look at the whole picture. passport holders aren’t traveling because they’re afraid they won’t be let back in the country.

5 Travel Trends for 2017 — and Beyond

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Our 16th Annual Meetings Industry Forecast included five travel trends that show staying power: 1. More tools to manage travel risk will be available. Attendee costs will grow in some places.

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Travel Trends for 2018 — and Beyond

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We talked to Issa Jouaneh, senior vice president and general manager, American Express Meetings & Events, about how the travel sector performed in 2017, what he expects for 2018, and the one trend business event organizers should keep an eye on: .

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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.

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.

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.

What Does the Travel Ban Mean for International Events?


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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.

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.

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

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).

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.

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.

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

11 Food- and Travel-Theme Ideas From Diffa's Picnic By Design


Whetting guests’ appetite for the good life, Diffa: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS displayed several food and travel- or destination-focused

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SCOTUS Clears Way for Travel Ban

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The travel industry is watching what impact a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Monday will have on travelers and pending cases challenging the Trump administration’s most recent version of a travel ban. The post SCOTUS Clears Way for Travel Ban appeared first on Smart Meetings.

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!

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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The Latest and Greatest in Travel Tech


When you work in the events industry, travel is the name of the game. Whether you are jet-setting across the country or simply to the next major town, having the right travel tech available can make your excursions a pleasure instead of a strain. Tech Mobile App Technology Tips TravelTo help ensure you have access to the latest and greatest […].

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. 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.