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Tailor-Made Team Building

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Editor’s note: We’re trying something new! We handpicked a few of our stories from the March issue and decided to give you a sneak peek. You can expect the entire issue online the first week of March. Enjoy! A wealth of well-documented returns proves that team building is worth the time and resources. Experiences that…

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Augmented Reality Tops Biggest Global Travel Tech Trends

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The most important, emerging destinations for the travel market may not be the far-flung exotic corners of the world. According to Technavio’s global travel technologies market report 2017-2021, the three trends expected to make the biggest impact are:  augmented reality, Internet of Things (IoT), and big data technology and business intelligence solutions. If you’re in the meetings industry…

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Top Meeting Trends and Cities for 2017

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If you’re a meeting planner and you happened to book your next gathering in a small village in France, you’re in sync with the top meeting trends for 2017, according to Pacific World’s 2017 Annual Destination Index. Pacific World, a global destination and event management company, publishes the index annually to provide insight to clients and…

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8 Hot Event-Planning Buzzwords of 2017

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Each year brings a new collection of buzzwords. These words usually indicate bigger trends and are often interrelated. Predictably, big trends impact all industries—including event planning. These are some of the hottest event-planning buzzwords of 2017. 1. Virtual reality Virtual reality (VR) can be used during the course of event planning. For instance, before the event,…

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2017 Association Trends that Impact Travel, Trade Shows & Hotels

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For professional associations and meeting planners, membership does have its privileges As 2017 gets underway, what are the top trends to watch out for if you’re in the meeting planning industry? SmithBucklin—a leading association management and services company—released Circuit, its 2017 trend report that examines what issues professional organizations face in the coming year. Here…

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Airbnb Takes $1.9-Billion Bite Out of Hotels: 6 Fast Facts

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Airbnb is taking a bigger bite out of the U.S. hotel business. That’s according to CBRE, which tracks the San Francisco-based home-sharing company and its impact on the hotel industry. In a recent webinar, Jamie Lane, senior economist at CBRE Hotels’ Americas Research, dug into the numbers. Here are six essential takeaways every hotel professional,…

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Trump’s Travel Ban Costs Business Travel Industry $185 Million

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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. As reported by Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) in a blog post, the business travel sector lost nearly $185 million in bookings…

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Trump Travel Ban Sparks U.S. Meeting Boycotts

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Since its signing on Jan. 27, President Donald Trump’s executive order banning travel from seven countries with largely Muslim populations has led to media attention, legal challenges and speculation about its impact. Meeting planners work in one of the industries most likely to be affected by this travel ban—particularly if they plan international meetings or…

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Despite Rising Hotel Rates, Business Trip Costs Fall

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If you did any business travel during the fourth quarter of 2016, it looks like you got a deal, depending on your destination. According to Travel Leaders Corporate’s 4Q16 Data Trends report, the overall cost for domestic and international business trips—air, hotel and car rental—continued to decline. – Cheapest quarter for business travel: The average…

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