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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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.

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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.

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

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The 49th annual IPW travel conference headed to Washington, D.C. June 3 to 7 for the first time in its

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.

How Changes in Business Travel are Affecting Event Professionals

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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 […].

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

How The New Travel Ban Will Affect Meetings And Events

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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.

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

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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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. Booking.com analyzed data, user reviews and other information to make 8 major travel predictions for the coming year. News Travel Trends

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.

Travel Prep 101: The Pretrip Master Checklist

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Even though the process might initially seem mundane, between self-care, housekeeping and, in some cases, pet-care, travel prep can develop into a very exhausting endeavor. Confirm travel arrangements, including transportation to airport, flight time, etc.

What Do Business Travelers Really Want?

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In general, frequent business travelers are a content group with 88 percent satisfied with their business travel experiences and 84 percent that want to travel either the same amount or more frequently than they do now. The post What Do Business Travelers Really Want?

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’s Impact on the Travel Industry

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The travel industry is a major player in the U.S. Tax revenue, job creation and related services are all partially contingent on the travel industry. travel is a pressing concern right now. Travel Association (USTA) has released a list of priorities for this year, including: 1.

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

Travel Unites Americans in Spite of Election Turmoil

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According to TravelZoo ’s new Fall 2016 Travel Trends Survey, it’s travel. The global media company best known for its aggregation of travel deals surveyed more than 2,000 travelers to find out how their travel habits are being affected by the election.

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.

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.

Trump’s Travel Ban Costs Business Travel Industry $185 Million in Bookings in 1 Week

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President Trump’s travel ban —an executive order that had blocked travelers from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen from entering the United States—has resulted in a huge loss for the travel industry. percent the week leading up to the travel ban but fell 2.2

Meetings Hit Hardest as US Travel Industry Set to Lose $1.3 Billion in 2017

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Since the announcement of President Donald Trump’s first travel ban in February, travel leaders have warned against its potential impact on the industry. Naturally, these policies are impacting the travel industry. News Travel Trends travel ban

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.

Despite Restrictions, Travel to the U.S. Grows

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Despite fears the Trump travel ban would hurt tourism , the number of travelers visiting the U.S. Travel Association president and chief executive Roger Dow. Travel Association and Oxford Economics. The post Despite Restrictions, Travel to the U.S.

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.

Travel Industry Reacts to Trump Victory

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After Donald Trump’s historic presidential election win, reactions ranging from positive to cautiously optimistic have been coming in from around the travel industry. In a separate statement, Dow highlighted the importance of travel to the country’s economy.

4 Tips to Help Business Travelers Stay in Shape

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Find out what resources will be available to you during your trip An option many people already know is that you can hit the hotel gym or pool for a good workout after a long day of traveling. Plenary Tips Travel

Book A Bit Late to Save on Holiday Travel

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It’s only August, but already many groups and individuals are starting to think about year-end holiday travel. New Year’s: Travelers could save up a whopping 10.57 The post Book A Bit Late to Save on Holiday Travel appeared first on Smart Meetings.

5 Major Trends for Luxury Travel in 2017

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Luxury travel network Virtuoso has released its 2017 Best of the Best directory. The elite portfolio is published annually and features the most exclusive hotels and unique travel experiences around the world—amounting to more than 1,150 hotels in 100 countries.

What Travelers Should Know About Terrorism & Travel Insurance

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There are some conflicting reports about whether international travel is affected by devastating headlines. From terrorist attacks and health scares such as Zika and other threats to personal safety , there is a lot to consider when traveling. And travel on, they do.

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.

Infographic: Latest Trends and Surprising Facts About Travel

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According to international respondents of the Global Travel Tracker from Marriott Rewards, while a vast majority of people choose a nap over getting the heartrate pumping with a long run (67 percent vs. 33 percent), it’s not as cut and dry in how to return to work more relaxed.

Spending Habits of Six Types of Business Travelers

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Between new expense platforms and mobile technologies, the face of business travel is rapidly changing. With business travel being one of the most controllable expenses, companies can take a look at the way employees spend to design better travel policies. Business News Travel

How Business Travelers Can Go Beyond Green

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Environmentally concerned business-travel planners are often challenged by conflicting goals within their organizations, the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) reported in “Corporate Social Responsibility: Going Beyond Green.”.

How Super Bowl Fans Are Traveling to Mars

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5 Ways to Stay Energized While Traveling

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Add jetlag and travel fatigue to the equation, and it’s a mystery how event professionals keep their energy up all day. These five tips will help you stay energized while traveling, so you can be at your best during every meeting.

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

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

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

Best Loyalty Programs for the Business Traveler

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If you travel often then enrolling in reward programs is definitely a good idea. Here are the best programs for business travelers. Purchase extra space for +200 points and pet travel companion for +300 points. Travel site: Expedia+. Exclusive travel offers.

Global Business Travel Spend Reported at $1.2 Trillion

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Global business travel spend topped $1.2 trillion in 2016 according a global economic study released this week by Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Foundation. The GBTA BTI Outlook – Annual Global Report & Forecast predicts global business travel spend to advance 5.8

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