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5 Takeaways from Global Business Travel Association Conference

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Each year, thousands of meeting and business travel professionals head to the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) annual conference to unveil new products, participate in education sessions and discuss the industry’s latest trends. This year’s event, which took place July 15–19 at Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, reinforced the value of meetings and events and the…

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Collaborating for a Cause: 6 Hotels That Give Back

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Sheraton Kuaui Resort There is a lot of talk about the changing behavior in today’s workforce and how younger generations choose loyalty. Millennial and Gen-Z professionals have claimed they’re more likely to choose a brand for philanthropic reasons than for points systems and memberships. This attitude is perhaps one reason that more groups are looking…

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Death of the Hotel Business Center

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When was the last time you set foot in a hotel business center? If you are like most meeting planners, it was probably ages ago. While a well-equipped business center used to be a hallmark of a fine hotel, personal laptops, tablets and mobile devices have basically rendered them obsolete. The Good Ole Days Hotel…

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U.S.-Based Carriers Snubbed by World Airline Awards

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Airlines based in the Arabian Gulf and Asia definitely have developed better reputations than U.S.-based airlines, according to the 2016 Skytrax World Airline Awards presented during Farnborough International Airshow in England. While Emirates from Dubai, Qatar Airlines and Singapore Airlines took the top three spots in the airline awards voted on by customers from around the world, the…

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Study: How Meeting Preferences Vary by Age, Industry, Location

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Unified communications vendor ShoreTel recently conducted a global survey of more than 1,000 people about meeting habits and productivity that dispelled several common beliefs about today’s meetings and how individuals feel about them. For example, the study, titled “Build a Better Meeting,” shows that millennials participate in meetings in conference rooms with their peers at…

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Global Business Travel Spend Reported at $1.2 Trillion

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Global business travel spend topped $1.2 trillion in 2015, growing 5 percent over 2014, and is projected to reach 1.3 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 percent…

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The Impact of Brexit on Meetings

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Travel experts predict uncertainty in the wake of historic UK referendum On June 23, voters in the United Kingdom made the historic decision to leave the European Union. Although the official separation process will take up to two years, the impact of the move was immediate and the fallout dramatic. Prime Minister David Cameron, who…

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Study Debunks Growing Bleisure Travel Theories

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Contrary to some reports, bleisure trips have not been increasing worldwide, according to a recently released white paper. The paper, A Quantitative Look at the Bleisure Phenomenon, was based on a study by Carlson Wagonlit Travel’s CWT Solutions Group that looked at business trips booked by the company from 2011 to 2015. Bleisure trips combine…

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Hotel Guest Satisfaction Plateaus

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As hotel guests increasingly come to expect amenities that used to be special perks, such as free Wi-Fi, complimentary breakfasts and premium bed linens, the industry may be reaching a customer satisfaction plateau, according to the J.D. Power 2016 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index Study,SM released today. The study, now in its 20th year,…

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