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Business Travel: What Me, Worry?

Business Travel: What Me, Worry? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Carlson Wagonlit Travel, working with Artemis Strategy Group, surveyed more than 1,900 business travelers from around the globe in spring 2017 for its CWT Connected Traveler Study. While researchers found that business travelers are indeed connected—on average carrying four types of technology—they also learned that many travelers find a lot to worry about when on the road and many use strategies to relieve some concerns, including buying insurance and signing up for alerts. To participate in the study, respondents had to have made more than four business trips within the past 12 months.

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Bien Venue's curator insight, November 9, 3:01 AM
If you're a worrier, you're clearly not alone when it comes to business travel
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Global Meetings Part II: Trends and Hot Button Issues

Global Meetings Part II: Trends and Hot Button Issues | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

During the MeetingsNet webinar on June 28, Anna Link, CMP, CMM, HMCC, director of global sales, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, reassured participants that planning a global meeting will go smoothly if planners bear in mind the basics.

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How to Sensibly Transport Your Products to a Trade Show

How to Sensibly Transport Your Products to a Trade Show | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

When thousands of people attend a trade show exhibition hall with their colleagues, customers and client prospects, the good news is that there is a lot of sales prospecting and high-powered networking going on. The bad news is that you might have a bulky product to transport.

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Are Travel Bans Really Turning Off Global Travelers and International Attendees?

Are Travel Bans Really Turning Off Global Travelers and International Attendees? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Maybe not, according to a new report from the U.S. Travel Association.
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U.S. Airlines and Cruise Lines Could Lose $3.5 Billion if Trump Reverses Cuba Policies

U.S. Airlines and Cruise Lines Could Lose $3.5 Billion if Trump Reverses Cuba Policies | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
If President Donald Trump follows through and rolls back U.S. policies toward travel to Cuba, U.S.-based airlines and cruise lines could lose an estimated
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India’s free SIM cards: a win-win for destinations and visitors

India’s free SIM cards: a win-win for destinations and visitors | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
India's Ministry of Tourism will provide e-Visa holders with SIM cards upon arrival in an effort to make travel and communication easier.
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Be a Better Leader - Communicating Across Cultures

Be a Better Leader - Communicating Across Cultures | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Culture differences impact how effective we are as leaders. In our emerging global society, we need to understand how we lead affects those cultures
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Global Expansion: How to Avoid Cultural Faux Pas

Global Expansion: How to Avoid Cultural Faux Pas | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Global expansion isn’t something to fear, but it’s vital to look before you leap. It's not a step for the faint of heart.
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All the International Event Trends You Need to Know

All the International Event Trends You Need to Know | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Here are all of the international event trends you need to know — straight from Eventbrite's local teams.
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2016 Global Travel Price Outlook

2016 Global Travel Price Outlook | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

For the second year, the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) have produced the 2016 Global Travel Price Outlook. This report is designed to assist travel buyers as they budget for and negotiate their 2016 travel programs, helping companies realize the greatest value for their travel spend. Research was conducted with assistance from Rockport Analytics, a leader in global market research and insight, and additional analysis and context was provided by experts fromCWT Solutions Group, CWT’s dedicated consulting division. 

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6 Forces Shaping Business Travel and Incentives

6 Forces Shaping Business Travel and Incentives | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
From the world economy to CEO priorities, these mega-trends will affect meetings, incentives, and business travel through the year 2020. Are you prepared?
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Hotels 2020: Welcoming tomorrow's guests - Discover the hotels of the future

Hotels 2020: Welcoming tomorrow's guests - Discover the hotels of the future | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The hotel industry is going through a period of unprecedented, irreversible change and will look very different in 2020 than it does today. We shed light on some of the biggest questions facing the sector – how will hotels attract the business and leisure guests of tomorrow? How can they compete in a digital world? And what will their future business models look like?

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Leah Anagnostou's curator insight, March 20, 2015 7:54 AM

This is a summary of a report that discusses the ways in which to deal with the future of the hotel industry. Forecasting what needs to be done and what might happen. the key findings in the report were:

- embracing personalisation. this relates to the focus in millennials as a key target and soon those hotels without the incorporation of smart technology and hotel apps will get left behind

-taking a new approach to data and talent. with adapting the new technology comes new knowledge, hotels need to have people who know how it works and the best practices in order to achieve best results. 

-keeping the brand relevant. about finding new ways to connect with customers directly as there are many other ways like booking agencies that can cloud the direct route. 

-rethinking the business model. hotels need to think about how they present themselves as competitors with new ideas are taking over the market. the action needs to be quickly done as waiting is not an option that is worthwhile.

This report acts on the ways that future happenings occur and to prevent and be ahead of the technology game.

 

 

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U.S. Business Travel Spending Projected to Top $310 Billion in 2015

U.S. Business Travel Spending Projected to Top $310 Billion in 2015 | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

U.S. business travel ended 2014 on a high note, with record spending expected to reach $292.2 billion. The projection for 2015 also remains strong, as lower oil prices are expected to lead to increased consumer spending, boosting economic projects. This strong domestic economic news comes despite an overall weak global economic outlook, with trouble in Europe, Asia and Russia.

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Is An International Venue Right For Your Event?

Is An International Venue Right For Your Event? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

When considering a meeting, there are many factors to analyze. Choosing  where to hold it is one of the most important. If you select the same site for your meeting each year, it becomes predictable and attendees may begin to drop off. Meeting planners are focusing on international settings as a way to break out of that predictability.

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GBTA Predicts China's Business Spend to Rise in 2014

GBTA Predicts China's Business Spend to Rise in 2014 | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
In its latest GBTA BTI Outlook – China report, the Association predicts that China’s total business travel spend to grow 16.5 percent in 2014 – more than double the rate of China’s GDP growth. See what else is expected for this year...
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Top New Hotels for Meetings and Events

Top New Hotels for Meetings and Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
With the first quarter of 2014 drawing to a close, here are some notable new hotels that have opened since January with space for a range of functions—from intimate meetings to large-scale conferences.
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WTTC Economic Impact 2014 - World

Travel & Tourism's contribution to the world economy has grown for the fourth consecutive year and is expected to show even stronger growth in 2014. But policies need to be implemented to increase tourism receipts and jobs.

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FAA Predicts U.S. Aviation System Will Grow; U.S. Travel Calls for Infrastructure Boost

FAA Predicts U.S. Aviation System Will Grow; U.S. Travel Calls for Infrastructure Boost | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released its annual forecast today, predicting that the nation’s aviation system will continue to grow over the next two decades with a greater number of people expected...
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IATA: Fuel Prices Drive Up Cost of Air Travel, But Demand Remains High

IATA: Fuel Prices Drive Up Cost of Air Travel, But Demand Remains High | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Ihe airline industry is on track to deliver a second consecutive year of improved profitability—thanks, in part, to rising prices for jet fuel and and increased demand
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How to Improvise, Adapt and Overcome in Business Travel

How to Improvise, Adapt and Overcome in Business Travel | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Sometimes you feel like you need to enlist the Marines when the unexpected happens in travel. Actually, following their unofficial mantra helps just as well.
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The Latest Trends from Canada's Travel Scene

The Latest Trends from Canada's Travel Scene | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Three new studies look at the average hotel room price, intentions of business and leisure travelers in 2014 and strong transactions activity in 2013.
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11 Tourism Boards That Use Twitter Like a Real-Time Concierge

11 Tourism Boards That Use Twitter Like a Real-Time Concierge | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Of the 450 destinations listed on Skift's social data dashboard SkiftIQ, only 12 marketing organizations reply to travelers' tweets in less than 2hours.
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