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  • Hotels.com Hotel Price Index finds global travel industry continues to grow

    Press Release There’s no sign of a slowdown for the global travel industry, according to the latest Hotel Price Index (HPI) from Hotels.com. The prices travellers paid for overnight accommodation rose 3 per cent globally in 2018, with every regional index, except the Pacific, receiving a boost. The growth in travel comes despite uncertainty such as Brexit, the wildfires in California, drought in South Africa and earthquakes in Japan. Travellers also showed resilience and renewed confidence in destinations touched by…

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  • Introducers, Tech and Wellness: Top trends in the events industry

    By Angela Zaltsman Halfway through the year, it’s becoming easier to spot what trends are changing, what’s sticking around and what’s not in the events industry. While technology continues its non-stop march into the events space, the industry is still about the people in attendance. Networking, food and beverage and the over experience remain the core of any given event, but how they’re delivered is, like the nascent use of tech, constantly in flux. Below, read up on what’s been hot…

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  • Four reasons why you should attend professional association meetings

    As an association manager, I’m regularly coming up reasons why professionals should join their industry associations, and different ways to market and share their value propositions – and yet, there is still work to do around awareness in our own meeting planning industry! How do you get your professional development? What networks have you joined? Is it time to start being more active in your industry’s association? Or, maybe you’ve already had a full career and it’s time to give…

    Career Development, Meeting Community, People & Profiles, The Business of Meetings

  • 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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  • Meetings industry forecast: Hot topics and trends for Canadian meetings in 2018

    By Yma Sherry A few weeks back, American Express Meetings & Events released the highly anticipated 2018 Global Meetings & Events Forecast. Now in its seventh edition, the Forecast aims to help meeting professionals and executives strategically direct and make effective use of their meeting investment to demonstrate the value of managed corporate meetings programs. Looking ahead to 2018, the meetings and events industry is thriving. We’re seeing steady and increasing investment driven by increased competition for global market share,…

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  • Pacific World unveils MICE trends to look for in 2018

    Pacific World – one of the world’s leading global destination and event management companies – is highlighting the MICE trends to watch for in 2018. The leading creative experts at the forefront of global event planning, Pacific World looks beyond technology, and believes it is time to look for unique destinations and development of distinctive, engaging incentive programs and events that drive connection on a personal level. Pacific World will be speaking about these trends and presenting new products in…

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  • American Express Meetings & Events forecasts increased industry confidence and competition in 2018

    Localization, compliance, and tech-driven customer experiences driving trends next year The meetings and events industry can be optimistic about growth prospects next year, driven by increased competition in the supply chain for market share, and robust investments and a desire for consolidation of spend by buyers, according to 2018 Global Meetings and Events Forecast from American Express Meetings & Events. Across the globe, the continued localization of meetings programs will be a key trend next year, as meeting professionals seek…

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  • Planner profile: Arlene Schilke, CMP

    Present: Timewise Event Management Inc. Expertise: Meeting and Convention Management Specialty:  Social Media, Leadership, Trends Tell us about yourself. #girlboss, #eventprof, #entrepreneur, #workingmom #snapchatter #foodie — Needless to say, I love social media almost as much as I love face-to-face meetings. I grew up in a small town in northern Manitoba so to live in an era of technology and live streaming where we are able to connect virtually to anyone anywhere, is fascinating to me. After studying English and…

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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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  • Destination Hotels reveals 2017 trend forecast in fifth annual ‘State of the Meetings Industry’ survey

    Destination Hotels, a leading collection of luxury and upscale independent hotels, resorts and residences across the United States, now part of Two Roads Hospitality, recently released key findings on 2017 meetings trends from its fifth annual “State of the Meetings Industry” survey. By analyzing the responses of more than 400 corporate, association, government and independent planners, Destination Hotels has gleaned trends about how planning duties and meetings themselves are changing for 2017. The following is a summary of the most significant survey…

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