Hospitality research: 2018 investment forecast for the GTA

Large events draw travellers to Toronto, bolstering investor interest Heightened tourism drives occupancy, revenue growth throughout the Great­er Toronto Area (GTA). Record-breaking visitation to Toronto in 2017 spurred signifi­cant increases in hotel occupancy, RevPAR and ADR. International visitation to the … Continue reading

Meetings Industry Euchre Tournament (MIET 2018)

The Meetings Industry Euchre Tournament, an annual event which raises money for cancer research, is excited to announce the transition of the 7th Annual Tournament to CanSPEP, the Canadian Society of Professional Event Planners. CanSPEP and MIET have signed a … Continue reading

What do you know about sponsorship?

Reinventing sponsorships using creativity and customization When it comes to sponsorship, the competition is real – and tough. In order to survive it, we need to rethink what potential sponsors are looking for. Thirty years ago, it was a logo … Continue reading

Don’t let technology become a meeting distraction, warns Imago Venues

Technology in meetings has to be used carefully to avoid it becoming a distraction, according to Imago Venues. Its research – Is the meetings industry is doing enough to inspire the business leaders of tomorrow? – found that whilst 75 per cent … Continue reading

Keynote speakers need careful consideration, says Imago Venues

A big-name keynote speaker may not be enough to inspire meeting attendees, according to research carried out by Imago Venues. The research measured whether the meetings industry is doing enough to inspire the business leaders of tomorrow, and was conducted … Continue reading

Research into millennials backed by meetings industry

Imago Venues’ research “Is the meetings industry of today doing enough to inspire the business leaders of tomorrow” has been well received by the meetings sector since its launch last month. The research was conducted in conjunction with Loughborough University … Continue reading

Destination Canada and University of Guelph support Canadian tourism research

New two-year research agreement includes tourism research grant opportunities Destination Canada, the University of Guelph, and the Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA) have teamed up to support tourism researchers across Canada. The partnership includes both a funding component and an open … Continue reading

IACC Meeting Room of The Future publishes second set of research

Visionary global initiative will transform meetings As part of an ongoing dynamic initiative from IACC, a second set of research has been conducted and reported following the survey of global venue operators, suppliers and industry experts. IACC Meeting Room of … Continue reading

2017 Global Travel Price Outlook identifies key risks for global market

Travel prices set to marginally increase or remain flat for 2017; geopolitical and economic uncertainty mean travel managers need to remain flexible and agile New research out recently highlights six key risks heading into 2017 that could impact both travel … Continue reading