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Opportunity exists for travel management professionals to consider sustainable practices when contracting with suppliers

Opportunity exists for travel management professionals to consider sustainable practices when contracting with suppliers | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
A GBTA Foundation study finds only one in six travel management professionals incentivize business travellers to stay in hotels with sustainable practices.
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Blockchain in Travel for Dummies

Blockchain in Travel for Dummies | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

While still in its infancy a lot has been written about blockchain, the technology believed to transform many of the business models that we know today. The buzz it’s been generating especially over the last year has been massive, comparable to that of the Internet in the early 90s. And the blockchain is often referred to as the next generation of the Internet – the Internet of Value.

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Catalonia Case Study: How the Food Economy Drives Sustainable Tourism Development

Catalonia Case Study: How the Food Economy Drives Sustainable Tourism Development | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
A case study that looks at how Catalonia encourages and promotes local food systems in sustainable tourism.
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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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Why You Should Wear Golf Pants on a Plane — and Other Travel Hacks

Why You Should Wear Golf Pants on a Plane — and Other Travel Hacks | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

At Bloomberg Pursuits, we love to travel. And we always want to make sure we’re doing it right. So we’re talking to globe-trotters in all of our luxury fields—food, wine, fashion, cars, real estate—to learn about their high-end hacks, tips, and off-the-wall experiences. These are the Distinguished Travel Hackers.

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How Changes in Business Travel are Affecting Event Professionals

How Changes in Business Travel are Affecting Event Professionals | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
How different is the world travel map in 2017? This article highlights the main issues facing eventprofs and international travel.
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Ankita Goyal's curator insight, March 3, 3:26 AM

Enjoy Bangkok Phuket Koh Samui Itinerary

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Multi-destination events

Multi-destination events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Multi-destination events may not always be the most straightforward events to organise. Numerous elements thrown into the mix in large quantities; from Read More
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Assif Khan's curator insight, February 26, 6:36 PM
Here is an interesting article on multi-destination events.
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Event Planning In The Hotel Of The Future

Event Planning In The Hotel Of The Future | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
We analyse how the changes in event technology will impact events in the future and in particular, how they are planned.
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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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How An Airline Is Making Passengers Feel Like Conference Attendees

How An Airline Is Making Passengers Feel Like Conference Attendees | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The in-flight experience isn’t always that entertaining. Sure, most airlines offer a selection of recent movies and TV shows, but the options can feel limited. But on February 8, passengers traveling on Lufthansa LH 400 from Frankfurt, Germany to New York will have a new opportunity to pass the time from here to there. They’ll be able to participate in something that typically isn’t available until they’ve collected their luggage and left the airport: three conference-style educational presentations.

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Scientists Are Working on the Ultimate Cure for Jet Lag

Scientists Are Working on the Ultimate Cure for Jet Lag | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Painful as long-haul flights can be, it’s their aftermath — jet lag — that you should really be dreading. That might soon change, though. The medical community has taken the next step toward finding a jet-lag cure, thanks to a Salk Institute study published last year in Cell. According to Dr. Ronald Evans, the lead author of the study, a protein called Rev-ErbA (pronounced ree-verb-AY) may be the key to unlocking a regular, healthy circadian rhythm no matter where (or when) in the world you are.

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Suzanne Axt's curator insight, February 10, 8:18 AM
Great news for those international tradeshows!
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8 Top Executives Say Where Hotel Loyalty Is Headed Next

8 Top Executives Say Where Hotel Loyalty Is Headed Next | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

For hotel companies, loyalty isn’t just about repeat business or just about getting more direct bookings. It’s a unifying strategy that, for many, is absolutely crucial to the short- and long-term success of their businesses. This year, in particular, we’re seeing an intense focus on loyalty from the hospitality space.

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5 Charts Showing the Untapped Potential of 360-Degree Video in Travel Planning

5 Charts Showing the Untapped Potential of 360-Degree Video in Travel Planning | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Travel brands in 2017 have more tools than they did a year ago to give travelers a preview of what to expect. While most travelers haven’t tried 360-degree or virtual reality videos, many say they have an open mind about their being useful in the trip-planning process. That’s according to a survey from digital advertising …
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How to Plan an Event in the Top 10 Must Visit Cities

How to Plan an Event in the Top 10 Must Visit Cities | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Here are some insider tips on how to plan an event in the top 10 travel cities of 2016.
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Inside The Biggest News In Airbnb History

Inside The Biggest News In Airbnb History | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

When Brian Chesky, co-founder and CEO of Airbnb, took the stage at the company’s third annual Airbnb Open, he was prepared to tell the crowd at Los Angeles’ historic Orpheum Theater about what he and his team have been working on since 2012: a way to reinvent travel with a new product called Trips.

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Debunking The Big Myth About Millennials And Hotels

Debunking The Big Myth About Millennials And Hotels | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
No matter what role you play in the convention industry, you’ve most likely spent plenty of time discussing Millennials over the past few years. How do they want to learn? What are the best social channels to connect with prospective Millennial attendees? What motivates them to register for a face-to-face event? The findings of a new survey of more than 1,000 US consumers have answered another key question: do Millennials want to stay in hotels?
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Traveling to Events: Tips for Making it a Success 

Traveling to Events: Tips for Making it a Success  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Traveling to an event or conference requires a completely different mindset than traveling for pleasure. While the basics are the same, there are some certain considerations that…
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The Evolution of Major U.S. Airline Loyalty Programs Is Complete

The Evolution of Major U.S. Airline Loyalty Programs Is Complete | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

All three major legacy U.S. carriers have converted over to revenue-based programs for awarding frequent flyer miles as of today.

 

AAdvantage, American Airline’s loyalty program, made the official switch this morning after announcing wholesale changes in June. It is the last of the major carriers to make the transition.

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The Manifesto for a Common Sense Approach to Regulating Airbnb

The Manifesto for a Common Sense Approach to Regulating Airbnb | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Is there a rational, logical approach to regulating short-term rentals from the likes of Airbnb, HomeAway, FlipKey? It's hard to tell, quite frankly, when
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‘Your Reservation May Be in Jeopardy’

How one housing-pirate company is duping registrants out of their hotel rooms — as well as hundreds of thousands of dollars — by using fake websites.
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Airbnb Scores Another Win With Corporate Travel Management Integration

Airbnb Scores Another Win With Corporate Travel Management Integration | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Airbnb’s advance into business travel gets stronger this week as American Express Global Business Travel, BCD Travel, and Carlson Wagonlit Travel will integrate Airbnb for Business into their platforms and allow employees and travel managers to book stays with Airbnb.

Business travelers or travel managers will be able to book stays directly through Airbnb and travel managers will also be able to track and expense their employees’ bookings, similar to how they already track hotel bookings.

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The Airport City That Wants to Be the New Model for Meetings and Knowledge Sharing

The Airport City That Wants to Be the New Model for Meetings and Knowledge Sharing | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Frankfurt International Airport has been expanding over the last decade into a self-described “airport city” to meet growing passenger demand, expected to jump from 61 million people today to as high as 73 million by 2021. The airport city concept is gaining traction in numerous large gateway destinations around the world from Dallas to Doha. However, the consensus today is that these airports cannot maintain competitive advantage by the size of their infrastructure and volume of connectivity alone, due to the continual buildup of so many airports in today’s major markets.

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Airbnb's Racial Discrimination Problem: Figuring out Tech Solutions

Airbnb's Racial Discrimination Problem: Figuring out Tech Solutions | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Airbnb is facing a lot of challenges these days, whether they be regulatory clampdowns in major cities like New York City and Berlin to the growing awareness of the potentially discriminatory pitfalls of its peer-to-peer platform. The latter has spawned an entire movement (just search for the hashtag #AirbnbWhileBlack on Twitter), given birth to a class-action lawsuit, and has spurred other entrepreneurs to launch their own versions of Airbnb that cater more to specific communities.

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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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Worldwide exhibitions for incentive travel, meetings and events - taking place in Frankfurt & Las Vegas.