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JT Long

JT Long is content chief at Smart Meetings. She brings 25 years of experience in journalism and community-building and has written books on management and motivation.

Planners Scrambling as Bomb Cyclone Hits East Coast

A record cold storm on the East Coast being called a “bomb cyclone” or “bombogenesis” because of how quickly the atmospheric pressure falls, is predicted to cause near whiteouts, winds of up to 50 mph and a slew of flight cancellations. Weather advisories being issued from Florida to Maine have prompted airlines to offer re-accommodations, […]

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Your Job Just Got Even More Complex

The niche between the proverbial rock and a hard place that event professionals often inhabit could be even cozier in the coming year, according to the results of a new American Express Meetings & Events study. The 2018 Global Meetings and Events Forecast surveyed 600 event professionals and found that at the same time group hotel rates and airfare are climbing, overall meeting spend could remain flat, and meeting owners are scrutinizing the details more than ever.