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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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

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.

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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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.

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

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.

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

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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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.

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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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 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.

Why You Need a Business Transient Travel Program


Cost control isn’t the only reason companies want to better manage their travel programs. Transient travel programs help organizations manage risk by controlling the hotels where their employees are able to stay.

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.

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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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. .

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

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.

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.

See Inside This Risqué Traveling Circus-Theme Benefit


Power Ball, the annual fund-raiser for the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, never fails to be a memorable gala in

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5 Travel Trends for 2017 — and Beyond

PCMA Convene

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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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.

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.

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: .

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.

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 Takes a Physical and Mental Toll — Here’s How to Stay Healthy

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The physical and mental toll business travel takes on individuals depends significantly upon the number of days they spend away from home each month, according to Dr. Andrew Rundle, an associate professor of epidemiology at Columbia University, writing in Business Travel News.

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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

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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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.

Power Up Meeting & Travel Policy Compliance with These 5 Strategies


It’s so frustrating - you oversee travel management at your company, but you can’t answer even the most basic questions when it comes to meetings and events. For example: Travel & Hospitality featured