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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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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Border Openings Update: International Business Travel Restarts

Smart Meetings

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.

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’

Smart Meetings

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.

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.

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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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.

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

EventMB

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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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.

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 Likely Are Attendees to Travel to Your Next Event?

EventMB

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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EU Approves Tourism for Vaxed Travelers

Smart Meetings

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

SmartMeetings

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.

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

Skift

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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How can blockchain technology improve the travel and tourism industry?

Oveit

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?

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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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

EventMB

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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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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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

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.

How Digital Disruption Happens in Industries, the Travel Industry Edition

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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.

The New Art of Booking Travel to Bring Together Remote Workers

Skift

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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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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U.S. Travel to Convene Transportation, Tech, Govt. Leaders at Travel Mobility Summit

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Travel Association announced it will host its first-ever Future of Travel Mobility summit, a day-long event on Tuesday, October. WASHINGTON  The U.S. Associations/Press

Icelandair Jumps Into a Void and 9 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

Skift

GettyImages Skift Take: In Skift’s top stories this week, Icelandair's plan to return to normalcy, airlines wants to bring criminal charges against unruly passengers, shortages ripple through the travel industry this summer and investors back Outdoorsy as the new Airbnb.

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The New York Times Pulls Plug on Travel Show After 17 Years

Skift

The New York Times Travel Show has ended. j-No / Flickr Skift Take: No matter what you thought of the show, it's another large loss for the travel industry after a horrific year. Meetings & Events events New York new york city new york times travel show

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Hong Kong and Singapore Relaunch Quarantine-free Travel Bubble

Smart Meetings

On May 26, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and Singapore will begin designated flights under their bilateral air travel bubble (ATB). ATB travelers should have no history traveling to places other than Singapore or Hong Kong 14 days prior to departure.

IRF Survey: Prospects for Resumption of Incentive Travel Optimistic

SmartMeetings

The forecast for incentive travel over the next two years is mostly sunny with a chance of tighter budgets and an abundance of hand sanitizer. More : What Does a COVID Vaccine Really Mean for Travel and Meetings?

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Here’s the Quote That Will Shake the Multi-Billion Dollar Corp Travel Market Out of Its Stupor

Skift

Skift Take: That whooshing sound in the corporate travel sector's ear. Corporate Travel Meetings & Events Travel Services business travel coronavirusRafat Ali Read the Complete Story On Skift.

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Capita Travel and Events adopts new identity

Event Industry News

Capita Travel and Events has unveiled a new identity that consolidates the Capita and NYS brands under one new name, Agiito. We set out to create a business that changes the way we think, plan and book travel, meetings and events,” says the TMC’s CEO James Parkhouse.

53 Travel Industry Statistics Planners Should Know

Aventri

Did you know that the travel and tourism industry , which is comprised of 25 subsets including hospitality, air travel, and food and beverage services, generates $7.6 of all global travel and tourism revenue is accounted for by business travel? To help meeting and event planners stay up to date on all that is happening in the travel and tourism industry, we’ve curated a list of the top 53 statistics you should know. Travel & Hospitality featured

American Express Global Business Travel Goes Mobile-first

SmartMeetings

American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) is taking the mobile-first approach, expanding its messaging capabilities and enhancing its Amex GBT Mobile platform to enhance the experience for business travelers and planners. Travel Vitals is key to the company’s mobile-first strategy.

Traveling During COVID – What You Need to Know Before, During & After Your Trip

The Castle Group

As appealing as those offers are, coronavirus travel restrictions are changing daily. When planning your getaway, there is so much more to think about today – from travel restrictions by state to travel safety precautions. TRAVELING DURING COVID: FIRST THINGS FIRST.

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Hotels Using Virtual Tours to Woo Corp Travel Managers

Skift

Matterport Skift Take: Whether it's Zoom, FaceTime or VR, it's essential that hotels continue offering site visits to travel managers and meetings planners to plan for growth in the coming months. Corporate Travel Meetings & Events choice hotels

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Will Germany Deeming Trade Shows Essential Travel Fuel Copycats or Backlash?

EventMB

Germany has deemed travel for trade shows and exhibitions "essential" as of September 15th. This is a significant development for the global events industry that may help kick-start international travel for events around the world — if it lasts.

Amaro Montenegro’s Traveling Pop-up Bar is a ‘Flexible’ European Escape

Event Marketer

Italian liqueur brand Amaro Montenegro is bringing international travel to consumers in America with a traveling pop-up bar experience, “Bar Monte,” that is targeting food and wine festivals across the country.

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