Category Archives: Travel

Report: Business Travelers Could Soon Outnumber Tourists

A new report shows that for the first time this year, domestic business travel expansion is projected to outpace tourist activity. The U.S. Travel Association’s Travel Trends Index predicts a 2.5 percent increase in overall domestic travel over the next six months, with rooms booked for business meetings outpacing leisure travelers.

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The Reality of Real ID: What You Need to Know

The line to board a flight starts at your local Department of Motor Vehicles (or wherever you get a driver’s license in your state). Take a number and bring your patience, because it could take a while. Many Americans are encountering longer-than-ever queues to get a new Real ID driver’s license.

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The New American Traveler and How You Can Be One

Food bursting with local flavor and wellness trips packed with both serenity and stimulating activity: that’s what Americans want out of travel. Both reflect the trending desire for meaningful vacations. A recent study conducted by MMGY crafted two portraits of today’s traveler: the foodie and the wellness traveler.

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Travel Warnings Rise for World Cup 2018

Governments across the world continue to issue warnings and travel tips for their citizens. Currently the U.S. Department of State lists Russia under a level three travel advisory and encourage Americans to reconsider travel to the country.

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Riding the Korean Wave of Hallyu at Meetings

Not so long ago, Hallyu, or the “New Wave” cultural phenomenon in South Korea was a passion isolated to the young. But the movement that started with music and television is now seeped so deeply into daily life that the country’s main meetings event focused on how Hallyu can be integrated with the industry.

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Nothing to Fear, Hawaii Says

Last Thursday’s eruption of Kilauea volcano on the island of Hawaii isn’t the authentic and hyper-local experience most meeting planners are looking for. But top officials want prospective visitors to know it isn’t a reason to stay away, either.

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