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  • Egencia: When it comes to bleisure trips, your boss’ opinion matters

    One in five global business travellers skip leisure additions to business trips due to employer perception Egencia, a leading global travel management company, has announced findings from the Egencia 2018 Bleisure Trends study, uncovering the trends, behaviors and motivators behind bleisure travel, the practice of tacking on leisure portions to business trips. Polling 9,000 Egencia users across North America, Asia Pacific and Europe, the study illustrates that while bleisure travel is on the rise, employer perception, destination and proximity to the weekend all play into…

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  • Creating happier employees starts with chocolate

    By Sandra Abballe Many companies have been putting a strong focus on the well-being of their employees. They understand that creating a fun environment in the workplace can lead to employees who are happier and more satisfied in their role. It can also lead to greater workplace morale and decrease in staff turnover and absenteeism. However can happier employees lead to a better bottom line? Research presented by the University of Warwick in Britain in April 2014 confirms that employees…

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  • Planning and making the most of your Toronto city visit

    By Marian Staresinic Meeting and event planners tend to always be the ones with their finger on the pulse of any given city. Whether they’re just visiting or call somewhere home, their clients look to them to entertain a variety of people on multiple levels while understanding their needs and introducing new event ideas, locations and experiences for business, pleasure or both at once. I recently had the opportunity to connect with a long-time colleague and director of sales in…

    Corporate Travel & Incentives, Event Operations, Site Selection, Travel Tips & News

  • Corporate event catering ideas that exceed guest expectations

    By Paul Spano Food trends are constantly morphing, especially given the growing number of corporate events each season. Not only are the food trends changing every year but the way the dishes are presented is changing as well. Chances are, your guests have grown to expect not just a well-planned and informative event but delicious, well-prepared, high-quality food as well. With social media and online resources, it’s easy for guests to see what other corporate events are offering so why not try…

    Event Operations, Food & Beverage

  • Ride-sharing services now allowed by half of corporate travel policies across the globe

    GBTA Foundation and American Express release latest GBTA Business Traveller Sentiment Index Global Report – January 2017 Ride-sharing services are now allowed by one-half (50 per cent) of all corporate travel policies, a jump from 44 per cent in June 2016, according to the GBTA Business Traveller Sentiment Index™ Global Report – January 2017, in partnership with American Express. The Index examines business travellers’ feelings about their trip experience and how those feelings affect their behaviours on the road. As policies…

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  • Certify releases annual report on business travel spending trends for 2016

    Data highlights top trends in corporate travel from the past year including ride-hailing’s takeover in ground transportation, the most popular brands and T&E expense spending benchmarks Certify, an automated travel and expense management software provider, has announced the results of its fourth annual SpendSmart™ report detailing the latest business travel and corporate T&E spending trends from the fourth quarter and throughout 2016. By far, the biggest story of the year was Uber and the rise of ride-hailing services among business travellers.…

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  • Egencia awards Top 100 Preferred Corporate Hotels for 2017

    These global hotels put the customer first and make business feel more like pleasure. Egencia, the business travel company of Expedia, Inc., has announced the 2017 hotel recipients of the annual Top 100 Preferred Corporate Hotel award. The award recognizes the best hotels in the global Egencia marketplace, as judged by popularity, pricing, amenities attractive to corporate travelers, customer service, and overall guest experience. Egencia serves as a trusted partner to a wide variety of travel brands. It plays a…

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  • Caesars Windsor unveils Augustus 27

    This winter, Caesars Windsor held the grand opening of Augustus 27, a unique event space catering to premier experiences with breathtaking views. This new venue underwent a three-month renovation which saw 10,000 sq. ft. of unused space on the top floor of Caesars Windsor transformed into a high-end hotspot for social functions, corporate events, and special occasions. “This amenity gives us yet another offering for our customers and an opportunity to ensure Caesars Windsor remains a premier destination for tourism,…

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  • Caesars Windsor knows a thing or two about great events

    Fall and winter don’t have to put the freeze on event planning. No matter the season, the Hotel and Convention Centre at Caesars Windsor offers the amenities, entertainment and services to take your plans to the next level. It begins with providing an ideal setting. Overlooking an international waterfront, with meandering riverfront trails and a cosmopolitan skyline, Caesars Windsor is an award-winning property in the centre of a distinctive, diverse city. It is also convenient for guests to get to,…

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  • The role of technology in event planning

    By Kate Vasiloff, GBTA Foundation A new GBTA Foundation study revealed the most valued and most desired features when it comes to site sourcing technology. Conducted in partnership with Lanyon, the study is being released during a Lanyon Live breakout session. Meeting and event planning starts long before anyone sets foot onsite, of course, and many factors can greatly contribute to or detract from the success of an event. A majority of planners (57 per cent) use events or meeting…

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