Category Archives: Travel

2018 Travel Trends and Tips Revealed

Event professionals are the elite forces of the road-warrior class. They jet from conference center to resort, executive retreat to office, performing advance reconnaissance, erecting trade-show camps where only concrete lay before, and generally bringing people together to solve problems and do business. As frequent—and valuable—as this travel can be, it comes with challenges. We asked Smart Meetings readers to share their secrets for hitting the ground running.

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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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