Category Archives: Trends

new meeting trends
Aug28
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5 New Meeting Trends to be Aware of

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Technology is changing the face of meetings today. Blue Jeans Network, (BJN), a global cloud-based video conferencing service provider located in Mountain View, California, recently released its third-annual State of the Modern Meeting Report , which illustrates 5 new meeting trends. Their data is derived from more than five million business video collaboration meetings the company […]

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hotel fees
Aug26
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Hotel Fees Set to Hit Record Levels in 2015

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Travelers may complain about fees and surcharges added to every hotel stay, but it would seem that they’re getting used to paying the extra charges—to the tune of $2.47 billion in 2015. That’s the estimated amount of hotel fees that properties in the United States will collect from customers this year, according to a report […]

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nashville-visitor-spending
Aug19
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Nashville Sets Record for Visitor Spending

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Already among the Top 10 meeting cities in the United States, Nashville, Tennessee, announced this week that visitor spending increased to a record $5.43 billion in Davidson County in 2014. Nashville’s star continues to rise thanks to the hit TV show “Nashville” and the city’s green convention center, which serves as a great venue for […]

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Aug18
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Air Travel Complaints on the Rise in 2015

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Delays, missed connections, lost or damaged luggage, boarding bottlenecks… The list of things airline passengers grumble about could go on for days—especially since air travelers lodged more complaints in the first half of 2015, according to a new study released last week from the U.S. Department of Transportation. In total, 9,542 passengers made their voices […]

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Aug14
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CMP Recognizes 30 Influencers for Anniversary

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Smart Meetings offers our warmest congratulations to the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) Program, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. The big birthday bash will take place Sept. 26−28 in Reno, Nevada, at Grand Sierra Resort and Casino. As the only annual event exclusively for CMPs, Conclave gives meetings professionals a chance to earn […]

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travel industry
Aug13
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Travel Industry Continues to Impact Economy

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July turned out to be a big month for the travel industry, according to David Huether, senior vice president for research and economics at the U.S. Travel Association. Based on the recent Labor Department employment report and the Commerce Department export report, the travel industry continues to impact the economy with the addition of 13,400 […]

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Aug10

Orlando No. 1 among Top 50 Meeting Cities

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The top three cities remained the same but switched places in Cvent Inc.’s annual rankings of the top 50 meeting cities. Basing its rankings on more than $8 billion in sourcing through its marketplace in 2014−15, the cloud-based event management platform has Orlando No. 1 after a one-year absence from the top spot. “Meetings like […]

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Boeing air travel
Aug03
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Air Travel by the Numbers

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-38,050 new airplanes are what Boeing believes is required to accommodate passenger demand over the next 20 years -3.5 percent increase from last year’s projection -5 new planes must be built daily to meet the demand -43,560 anticipated number of aircraft worldwide in 2034 -4.9 annual percent increase in the total number of passengers flying, according to […]

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MPI Convention
Aug01
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San Francisco Welcomes MPI Convention

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When the 2015 Meeting Professionals International (MPI) World Education Congress runs Aug. 1-4 at Moscone Center, attendees will experience a world-class travel destination, cutting-edge education sessions and red-carpet treatment from host San Francisco Travel Association. “You won’t want to miss a moment, beginning with the opening night celebration at Pier 48, with some very special […]

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