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Luxury Travel

Report Finds Luxury Travel Outpaces Rest of Travel Industry

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Global consumers are increasingly spending their disposable income on experiences rather than material goods. Their desire for these life experiences is spurring a growth in luxury travel that is outpacing the rest of the travel industry, according a new report commissioned by global travel technology company, Amadeus. “Luxury means different things to different people and this…

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Orlando, London & Singapore are Cvent’s Top Meeting Cities

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Where are the top meeting cities around the world? Cvent, Inc. answers that question with its annual  report based on meeting and event bookings through its Cvent Supplier Network. By sourcing nearly $9.8 billion in meetings and events globally through its marketplace in 2015, Cvent uses its data to create a repository of valuable statistics that can help meeting planners in a…

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Digital Kiosks

Study Finds Hotel Guests Prefer Paper Pamphlets over Digital Kiosks

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In an ever-expanding digital age where it is believed that most people prefer to consume media from mobile devices and electronic platforms, the notion that paper products still draw an audience might seem improbable. But when it comes to tourism maps and brochures—especially those placed in hotels—hard copy is king. According to a new study commissioned…

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Marriott Ranks Among Top 10 Diversity Leaders

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It’s no surprise that hospitality and entertainment brands are among the leaders for diversity. According to a survey of more than 1,800 U.S. companies, DiversityInc has identified its Top 50 leaders for diversity. Marriott International Inc. leads the way among hospitality providers with a No. 9 ranking. Wyndham Worldwide checks in at No. 27, The Walt Disney Company is…

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video-conferencing

Infographic: Pros & Cons of Videoconferencing, According to Workers

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As satellite offices, work travel, and even employees working from home and from coworking spaces become mainstream in so many businesses, the ability to videoconference has become more sought-after than phone calls as a way to keep those working remote more connected. Seeing faces and responses in real time ensures everyone participating in the conversation…

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Correspondents’ Dinner Puts Spotlight on Washington Hilton

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Washington Hilton was featured thousands of times over the weekend following the White House Correspondents’ Dinner held on Saturday night. In his final speech at the annual Capitol Hill roast, President Barack Obama landed jab after jab on 2016 presidential candidates, national media members and even himself, joking about how much he’s aged during his…

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Sheraton Grand Debuts in Los Angeles

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Following a $75 million renovation, Sheraton Grand Los Angeles debuted April 27 as a rebranded property that is keeping pace with all that is fascinating and trending downtown. Upgrades include the complete renovation of all 496 guest rooms and suites, and a refresh of the lobby and meeting spaces. The emergence of the Sheraton Grand brand is part of…

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The Future of Meeting Venues

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Selecting the right venue can determine the difference between an amazing meeting and a disastrous one. There are countless aspects that a planner needs to consider when choosing a venue. Location, service, and food and beverage all come to mind. IACC surveyed more than 150 meeting planners from five different continents to learn what venue…

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