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Home Sharing Gains Ground, but Business Travel Pros Remain Cautious

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Travel professionals are not exactly embracing home-sharing properties, but they aren’t rejecting them outright, either. A recent study conducted by Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) of Alexandria, Virginia, found that businesses are paying close attention to the use of home-sharing properties for employee travel. The study, “Home-Sharing and Travel Policies—A Shifting Landscape,” found one out…

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Navigating an Unsettled Landscape: Financial and Insurance Meetings

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Regulations and attitudes are changing within the financial and insurance industry As followers of the stock market can attest, business optimism has rocketed in the six months since the U.S. presidential election. Fueling the rise, the Trump administration wants to enact changes in corporate regulation, taxes and tariffs. Those changes would have a major impact…

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North Carolina Repeals HB2—But Not Everyone is Happy

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The controversial and costly bathroom ban is on its way out. Today, the North Carolina state Senate and House of Representatives both voted to pass House Bill 142, which repeals House Bill 2 (HB2), commonly known as the bathroom bill. Afterwards, Governor Roy Cooper signed the measure into law. Since it was passed a year…

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Travel Is Up in New Orleans

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Travel to New Orleans is bustling once again. A study conducted by the University of New Orleans (UNO) Hospitality Research Center concludes the city hosted a record-breaking 10.45 million visitors last year. That represents a 6.9 percent increase over 2015 and the largest number of visitors to the city in more than a decade. The…

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Infographic: Is Your Event ROI Up to Par?

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Experiences have never been more popular. Millennial travelers crave purposeful experiences. Attendees call for unique adventures they can’t find anywhere else. As this shift changes the landscape of events, the way we measure event ROI must change along with it. So what can planners do to ensure solid event ROI? AgencyEA, an agency that specializes…

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Nearly Half of European Companies to Cut Travel to United States

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Business travel professionals didn’t like President Donald Trump’s original travel ban, and they don’t like the revised one, either, according to a new survey. The good news? They’re slightly less pessimistic. The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) polled its U.S. and European members this week to assess the business travel impact of the president’s revised…

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Employee Turnover Keeps Rising

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It’s making it hard for planners to establish relationships in the hospitality industry Long gone are the days of the company man. Employees, especially younger, less-seasoned professionals, aren’t idling away the years waiting to “pay their dues” and climb the corporate ladder. Instead, they are looking for positions that lend a better work-life balance. The…

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