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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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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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Hotels Are Planning to Target Two of the Biggest Threats to Your Room Block

Hotels Are Planning to Target Two of the Biggest Threats to Your Room Block | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
A new report reveals that hoteliers have battle plans for two companies that are eating into their profits and most likely stealing room nights from conference-housing blocks.
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Airbnb Is Investing in a Surprising New Strategy to Reach More Travelers

Airbnb Is Investing in a Surprising New Strategy to Reach More Travelers | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
The company with digital roots is turning toward a more traditional platform to fill its properties. Will it be able to appeal to more of your prospective attendees in their housing searches?
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Multicultural Meetings and Events Will Be Key as Minorities Become the Majority

Multicultural Meetings and Events Will Be Key as Minorities Become the Majority | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
With the United States poised to become a minority-majority country by 2040, multicultural markets are no longer a niche outreach business target for conve
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Female Business Travelers Demand Equality From Their Employers

Female Business Travelers Demand Equality From Their Employers | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Maiden Voyage provides educational and support services to female business travelers as well as consulting for the travel companies hoping to capture that
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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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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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