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.

Spirited Travel: Pernod Ricard Launches Partnership With JetSmarter


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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Planning The Perfect Incentive Travel Event: Learnings from APSC 2018

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By definition , an incentive travel event is meant for businesspeople to motivate their employees and help them reach a specific goal. The Incentive Travel Event App: Engagement, Fun, Work & More.

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6 Helpful Travel Apps Worth Downloading

Smart Meetings

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.

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

The Conference Big Idea Road Less Traveled That Harvests Success

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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!

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6 Tips to Packing Your Bags for Lightweight Travel

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When packing a bag, even the most experienced travelers sometimes give into the innate urge to pack until their bag is about to burst. Water, detergent and plenty of shaking in one of the ziplock bags will get your travel wardrobe back in meeting-ready shape.

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.

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.

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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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.

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


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.

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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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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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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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

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.

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

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.

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.

Travel Portland Launches 6-Year Tourism Plan to Become DMMO

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Change can be scary—but not for Travel Portland’s Tamara Kennedy-Hill, vice president of diversity and community relations. She will play a large part in shaping and executing a comprehensive six-year plan for Travel Portland to become a destination marketing and management organization.

Why a Clothing Brand and Travel Site Joined Forces for Fashion Week


For Alice & Olivia’s Spring 2019 presentation, designer Stacey Bendet took attendees on a trip around the world—without leaving New

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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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.

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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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.

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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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.

California Bans State Travel to Four More States; Texas Responds

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California has just announced an addition to its ban on state-funded and state-sponsored travel to states with LGBTQ discriminating laws. The ban puts restrictions on state-funded or state-sponsored travel to the listed states. News Travel Latest News travel ban

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A Well-Traveled Journey

PCMA Convene

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. .