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What’s the best way to communicate with your travelers?

What’s the best way to communicate with your travelers? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Good question! It’s one that comes up a lot in the corporate travel industry; after all, you can have an exceptional program in place, but if your communication tactics to your target audience miss the mark, all of that hard work can fall short of expectations. So, what’s the answer? It depends on several factors, such as your corporate culture, audience behaviors, and tools at your disposal, among others, but there are some standard best practices we’ve outlined below. Enjoy!

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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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The Importance of Work and Family Balance

The Importance of Work and Family Balance | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The reality is that my job comes home with me and can interfere with many of my best-laid plans; after all, issues may arise at any hour in the event technology world. However, they say you have to give some to get some - and it’s true. What we’re willing to give may differ for each individual, so it’s important to know what you ARE NOT willing to give. The solution to my personal success was to learn what these are for me…

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Will Hurricane Harvey Have Lasting Effects on the Hospitality Industry?

Will Hurricane Harvey Have Lasting Effects on the Hospitality Industry? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Global data benchmarking and analytics firm STR (formerly Smith Travel Research) has taken what it learned from Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy to forecast potential effects Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath may have on the U.S. hospitality industry. 

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How to make the most of a unique venue

How to make the most of a unique venue | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

There are few things that annoy me more than boring venues. We have all been to – and no doubt hosted – events in boring venues. You know the ones; dark, dreary and devoid of atmosphere. But things are changing. It’s no surprise that an increasing number of event planners are looking to take their events to “unique venues”.

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4 Ways Airports Are Doing Good

4 Ways Airports Are Doing Good | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Bad behavior at airports has been making headlines: Last month, an airport worker punched a passenger — who was holding a baby — at the Nice Côte d’Azur International Airport in France. And earlier this year, after a brawl broke out at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport over flight cancellations, three people were arrested with charges including inciting a riot.Now for the good news: We found four ways that airlines and airport administrators are rising above the fray and working behind the scenes to create positive change — and these examples are just the tip of the iceberg. 

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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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10 Etiquette rules for flying economy class

10 Etiquette rules for flying economy class | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Flying is often expensive, even in the economy class. Therefore the joy of getting a bargain is usually very large. Just because nearly 85% of seats are filled on US airline flights and simultaneously increase the complaints against the US airlines, it is important to follow some rules. Note just a few rules to make the journey comfortable for yourself and for the other passengers. 

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5 of the Nastiest, Germiest Places on an Airplane

5 of the Nastiest, Germiest Places on an Airplane | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Do you travel with disinfectant wipes in your carryon luggage? I didn’t used to, until I started reading about just how germy planes can be—now I bring a full load with me on every flight, including the one I plan to take to get to Toronto for the American Society of Association Executives Annual Meeting this weekend. Four of these top five grossout areas I knew about before reading this Time Health article, but one was new to me. So here, in order, are the targets you need to start wiping to prevent your next trip from landing you in a sick bed.

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Will Meeting Planners Be New Targets for Influencer Marketing?

Will Meeting Planners Be New Targets for Influencer Marketing? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Influencers are all over social media touting the latest place to see, restaurant to visit, or shoe to buy. So why haven’t destinations harnessed that power to target meeting planners? One city is about to try — and others likely aren’t far behind.
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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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Business travel responsible for $547 billion in U.S. GDP in 2016, creates over 7.4 million jobs

Business travel responsible for $547 billion in U.S. GDP in 2016, creates over 7.4 million jobs | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
A new report issued by the GBTA Foundation and American Express GBT, highlights the positive economic impact business travel has on the nation’s economy.
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Tour the Inside of Airbus’s Highly Anticipated Modular Planes

Tour the Inside of Airbus’s Highly Anticipated Modular Planes | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Since December, Airbus has been teasing out the airplane of the future. Now we finally know what it could look like.

The Verge’s senior technology editor, Lauren Goode, toured Airbus labs to look at Transpose, the modular airplane concept that the company has been working on.

In Airbus’s vision of the future, swappable airplane “modules” could put coffee shops, fitness studios or day spas in the body of the aircraft — within 15 minutes.

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Georgie-Jane Drohan's curator insight, July 28, 7:29 AM
This is a fantastic solution to many problems airlines face, I have scooped this, because its so intriguing to hear how they intend to pass it through The FAA and safety regulations within the next couple of years. This could solve so many problems for people wanting to fly who have health issues or at risk of DVT. Usually turnarounds are about 30 mins. The fact they aim to do a turnaround in the same amount of time is impressive. Loading these compartments would mean they could be cleaned prior on the ground before being loaded. Leading to more jobs within the industry. And lightening the load of cabin crew members, who sometimes need to assist with the turn around.
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Airbnb Listings and Hotels Now Side by Side on Concur

Airbnb Listings and Hotels Now Side by Side on Concur | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Airbnb Listings and Hotels Now Side by Side on Concur - For the first time, a corporate travel management platform will offer Airbnb and traditional lodging options together.

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Business travellers expect to manage travel on all devices 

Egencia, the business travel arm of the Expedia group, has announced results from its fourth edition Egencia Business Travel and Technology Survey*, highlighting the increasing desire by business travellers for technology access and cross-device integration, along with greater productivity offerings, on the road. Instead of incentives such as priority boarding and airport lounge access topping business travellers’ wish lists, the study revealed travellers are looking to technology to make the corporate travel journey more productive and manageable.

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Check out these 14 tips before you travel 

Check out these 14 tips before you travel  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Every year millions of people travel to foreign countries, many of them by plane. If you choose the plane, you should get well-prepared. Condé Nast Traveler gives you 14 tips you should know before you leave!

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UNESCO's newest World Heritage Sites

UNESCO's newest World Heritage Sites | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

UNESCO's huge list of World Heritage properties has grown even longer this month, with the global body voting to add 21 sites.

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Find the Best City for Your Next Global Meeting - etouches blog

Find the Best City for Your Next Global Meeting - etouches blog | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Deciding on a city to host a global meeting can be a challenging decision when everyone’s travel preferences differ. From choosing a fine hotel to deciding…
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10 In-Flight Essentials You Should Never Travel Without - SmarterTravel

10 In-Flight Essentials You Should Never Travel Without - SmarterTravel | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

#InspirationHub: Never get on a flight without these 10 in-flight essentials (source @smartertravel)

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European Cities Marketing Benchmarking Report 2017 confirms the resilience of European cities

European Cities Marketing Benchmarking Report 2017 confirms the resilience of European cities | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

In 2016, European Cities Marketing has once again demonstrated the most dynamic aspect of European tourism. Over the last 5 years (2012‐2016), bednights in European Cities Marketing Benchmarking Report’s cities (+14.2%) have been still increasing at a faster rate than of the 28 EU nations (+8.8%). Thus, confirming once again that city tourism is growing against disturbances.

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Business Travel Startups and Services for Those In-Between Moments

Business Travel Startups and Services for Those In-Between Moments | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Starbucks famously built its brand as being the “third place” between home and office — a space to convene, relax and enjoy the coffee and Wi-Fi. The idea seems very old now, with the growth of the brand and the expansion of the category.

But the idea of places for downtime and in-between moments in cities and for business travel is valid, and innovators are running after the white space.
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International Tourist Spending in U.S. at Record High Heading into Summer

International Tourist Spending in U.S. at Record High Heading into Summer | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

International travelers spent $20.8 billion on travel to and within the United States in April, more than a three percent increase over April 2016. The first four months of 2017 are the highest for foreign tourism spending on record.

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Female Travelers Finding Creative Solutions in Homesharing Economy

Female Travelers Finding Creative Solutions in Homesharing Economy | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Many hotels already cater to the solo female traveler with women-friendly rooms, usually with extra safety measures like double-locking doors and finishing touches like flowers and chocolates. Homesharing, however, is a bit behind that curve.

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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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