Incentive Travel Is Back But Planners Face These New Challenges 

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Part of the reason is pent-up demand after two years of travel restrictions and companies either slashing or completely cutting out travel reward programs. The post Incentive Travel Is Back But Planners Face These New Challenges by Julie Moline appeared first on [link].

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9 Travel Trends Impacting Events Right Now

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Skift Forum Europe 2022 brought together Europe’s top minds in travel and set the scene for what recovery from the Covid pandemic will look like in the event industry. Business Travel May Never Recover to 2019 Levels “We stand to lose 20 to 25 […].

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New Collaborative Course Offers Tips for Easy Sustainable Travel

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Designed in collaboration with Tourism Cares, a nonprofit organization dedicated to making the hospitality industry more eco-friendly, this free course is a first step towards a more sustainable style of travel. Teaching each traveler is important to increase the impact of the course.

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7 Business Travel Trends Set to Shape 2022

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There simply aren’t enough cars to meet corporate demand,” says Sesilia Kalss, senior consulting manager of Global Business Consulting for American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) in the company’s latest white paper, Business Travel in 2022. The Travel Manager’s Role Is Changing.

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Conference Innovation While Traveling at Warp Speed

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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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U.S. Travel Is Up, But Not Out of Weeds Yet

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Ferguson came together at Union Market for its annual Travel Rally, held during U.S. Travel Association’s National Travel and Tourism Week—which happened this past week—where they discussed the region’s forecast and data from 2021. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow.

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10 Safest Places to Travel in 2022

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Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection , the North American-based travel insurance company, released its annual “ Safest Places to Travel 2022 ” list just before the start of this year, detailed in a report by market researcher Kit Kiefer. Not to mention, travelers love Sweden.

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Sustainable Travel Made Easy with WeTravel’s New Course

Smart Meetings

Designed in collaboration with Tourism Cares , a nonprofit organization dedicated to making the hospitality industry more eco-friendly, this free course is a great first step toward a more sustainable style of travel. Teaching each traveler is important to increase the impact of the course.

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TWT: Mask Lift Fallouts, Sustainable Travel

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Editor’s note : This Week in Travel (TWT) is your essential guide to smoothing the road from here to there for your attendees and yourself. And 77% think it’s a less stressful way to travel. The post TWT: Mask Lift Fallouts, Sustainable Travel appeared first on Smart Meetings.

Confidence to Travel to In-Person Events Returns: New Survey

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Eighty-four percent of business travelers plan to take at least one trip to attend conferences, conventions or trade shows in the next six months, according to a new survey by the U.S. Travel Association (USTA).

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TWT: Travel Still Flocks to Florida

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Editor’s note : This Week in Travel (TWT) is your essential guide to smoothing the road from here to there for your attendees and yourself. Florida Tourism has released Quarter One (January to March) results for travel to the state in 2022. Domestic travelers got the lion’s share (94.7

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This Week in Travel: 5G Chaos?

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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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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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Beware the Public Wi-Fi Network: 6 Ways to Practice Cybersecurity While Traveling

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When touching down in a foreign country, the first thing many travelers do is connect to the airport’s Wi-Fi to get caught up on news, posts and messages they missed in the air. However, NordVPN , a virtual private network provider, urges travelers to think twice about cybersecurity.

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Arabian Travel Market Swears by Live Events, But Won’t Give Up on Virtual Yet

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Arabian Travel Market Virtual starts online today following a successful 29th edition of the in-person show that attracted more than 23,000 visitors to the Dubai World Trade Centre. EventMB spoke with Danielle Curtis, exhibition director Middle East for Arabian Travel Market.

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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.

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

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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.

Border Openings Update: International Business Travel Restarts

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Since June, however, borders that had closed in March of last year have begun to open back up for business travel. In the meantime, many destinations have been readying, renovating and innovating to prepare for the return of tourism and group travel.

TWT: Airlines Get ‘Berned,’ Biz Travel Stats Spike

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Editor’s note : This Week in Travel (TWT) is your essential guide to smoothing the road from here to there for your attendees and yourself. Surveys Find Unconcern for Covid, Business Travel Boom.

U.S. Travel Names Geoff Freeman President and CEO

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Travel Association has announced that Geoff Freeman will be taking the role of president and CEO. Travel , Freeman headed the work that led to the establishment of the Travel Promotion Act of 2009, which created Brand USA, U.S. Travel’s tourism promotion arm.

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Event Manager Podcast: Travel as a Transformative Experience

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Episode #39 of the Event Manager Podcast features Patrick Delaney, Managing Partner at SoolNua in a conversation about the transformative power of travel. The post Event Manager Podcast: Travel as a Transformative Experience by EventMB Studio Team appeared first on [link].

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The 100 Virtual Work Startups Disrupting And Substituting Business Travel

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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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This Week in Travel: Denver Ditches Mask Mandates

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In one of the biggest travel stories of the week, Denver has announced that the city’s face covering order will expire on Thursday, Feb. Read More Travel News. “We No More Testing Requirements for Vaccinated Passengers Traveling to the US, Pleads Airline Industry.

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TWT: Bahamas Stops Testing Travelers, Bleisure Booms, Choice Buys Radisson

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In a much-anticipated move, the Government of the Bahamas announced this week that fully vaccinated travelers would no longer be required to submit pre-travel Covid-19 testing to enter the country. Negative test results must be shown at check-in prior to travel.

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This Week in Travel: What Will Frontier-Spirit Airline Merger Mean for Future of Budget Travel?

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On a call announcing the deal on Monday, Spirit’s CEO Ted Christie touted both airlines’ “commitment to affordable travel.”. John DiScala, travel influencer and owner of JohnnyJet.com, told Smart Meetings , “Whenever there is a merger, it’s almost never good for consumers.

incentive travel inspiration: the algarve, portugal

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seven events are experts when it comes to corporate incentive travel. you can find out more about our incentive travel offering by following this link: [link]. The post incentive travel inspiration: the algarve, portugal appeared first on Seven Events.

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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.

TWT: Will the War in Ukraine Cancel a Global Travel Recovery?

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Editor’s note : This Week in Travel (TWT) is your essential guide to smoothing the road from here to there for your attendees and yourself. Issues like closed flight paths (over Russia) and heightened fuel costs have dampened the prospects of a smooth spring and summer travel recovery.

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NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference Starts with Hopeful Vision of Return to Travel

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and namesake for the hospitality school in the NYU School of Professional Studies, was realistic about the effects of Covid on the travel industry but remained optimistic about the upward trends of 2022. As one of the leaders in travel business thought, the Jonathan M. Jonathan M.

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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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Here’s Where Business Meetings and Travel Are Being Booked

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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.

TWT: Wobbly Travel Recovery, Flight Delays and Hotel Boom

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Editor’s note : This Week in Travel (TWT) is your essential guide to smoothing the road from here to there for your attendees and yourself. Travel Forecast Sees Wobbly Recovery. Travel estimates that $1.05 Travel said policy changes could help growth in the sector.

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Corporate Incentive Travel Program Tips for 2022

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What is corporate incentive travel? With numerous decision-makers discussing the incentive travel programs during conception, it is imperative that they don’t choose something they want to do but that which will make their employees most eager to perform well. . Incentive Travel

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This Week in Travel: Denver Ditches Mask Mandates

Smart Meetings

In one of the biggest travel stories of the week, Denver has announced that the city’s face covering order will expire on Thursday, Feb. Read More Travel News. “We No More Testing Requirements for Vaccinated Passengers Traveling to the US, Pleads Airline Industry.

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Video: Is the Digital World Eating Business Travel?

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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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TWT: Masks Off for Euro Air Travel, Crowded Flights Mean Unhappy Flyers

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Editor’s note : This Week in Travel (TWT) is your essential guide to smoothing the road from here to there for your attendees and yourself. For passengers and air crews, this is a big step forward in the normalization of air travel.

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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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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.