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.

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 […].

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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

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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 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.

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

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.

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 Latest and Greatest in Travel Tech

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When you work in the events industry, travel is the name of the game. Whether you are jet-setting across the country or simply to the next major town, having the right travel tech available can make your excursions a pleasure instead of a strain. Tech Mobile App Technology Tips TravelTo help ensure you have access to the latest and greatest […].

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.

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.”.

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

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.

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.

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.

How Super Bowl Fans Are Traveling to Mars

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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

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.

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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.

At P.C.M.A.: Travel Climate, Tech Cited as Biggest Issues Facing Industry

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To kick off its Education Conference in New York—held June 12 to 14 at the New York Marriott Marquis—with an

4 Ways to Boost U.S. Tourism Following Proposed Travel Ban

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The United States ranked as the worldwide leader in the business and leisure travel sector in 2016. But a new report by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) suggests that growth will slow this year. Fewer inbound travelers arriving in 2017 translates to an expected 0.6

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.

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.

10 Reasons Why Travelling is Hurting your Eventprof Career

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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].

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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New Policies Likely Dampening Foreign Travel to US

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One of the hot current topics in the industry is whether or not President Donald Trump’s campaign rhetoric and Trump administration attempts to ban some foreign travelers from entering the country have had an impact on international tourism to the United States. News Travel travel ban

What Does the Travel Ban Mean for International Events?

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