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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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Meetings and Events Are a Big Part of Vegas' Latest Winning Streak

Meetings and Events Are a Big Part of Vegas' Latest Winning Streak | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
After the recession hit, companies and tourists shunned the country’s largest gambling hub. Now Las Vegas is on a winning streak. MGM Resorts International
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Planning International Meetings in the Era of 'America First': Successful Meetings

Despite challenges, opportunities remain for those who can navigate the changing political landscape.
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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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The Way Forward

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It was a unique opportunity for dialogue. Two and a half months after Britain’s stunning vote to leave the European Union, the Washington, D.C.–based Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) held its annual European conference. This was the first CASE Europe conference held outside of the United Kingdom, where most of CASE’s European members are based. Instead, in a fitting geographical twist, the location was Brussels.

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Event Sponsorship Roundup: The Best Content from Around the Web 

Event Sponsorship Roundup: The Best Content from Around the Web  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
We’ve rounded up the best recent web content about event sponsorship from those who know and fashioned it into five tips we’ve discovered to snag better sponsors.
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10 Massively Cool Exhibition Venues

10 Massively Cool Exhibition Venues | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Trade shows are an important part of our industry. So which are the top exhibition venues around the world? Here are the top 10 based on size.
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The International Event Trends You Need to Know

The International Event Trends You Need to Know | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Get all of the international event trends you need to know here — straight from Eventbrite’s local teams.
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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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Four Reasons Why Organizers Will Shape Business Success In The Future

Four Reasons Why Organizers Will Shape Business Success In The Future | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

When most people think about event planners, their initial thought is generally something along the lines of someone who handles the logistics and details of orchestrating an event.

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The Convention Industry Is Turning Second-Tier Cities Into Top-Tier Destinations

The Convention Industry Is Turning Second-Tier Cities Into Top-Tier Destinations | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Austin, Hamburg, Auckland, Medellin, Bangalore and many more cities with good international access are emerging as “new world cities,” and the convention industry is playing a growing role in their development.

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Winning Strategies in Destination Marketing

Winning Strategies in Destination Marketing | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
New Study Reveals Meeting Planner Insights On What Works in Business Events Marketing

What are the leading sources of information in shaping meeting planners’ perception of a destination? What are the best ways to reach planners on behalf of your destination? Which locations are viewed most favorably by decision makers?

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How the Meetings Industry Is Getting Ready for the Future of Conventions

How the Meetings Industry Is Getting Ready for the Future of Conventions | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Since January 2014, more than 50 major tourism and hospitality companies have advocated for the business value of meetings and conventions under the umbrella of the Meetings Mean Business coalition.

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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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Trends in International Association Meetings from North Americ 2015 Survey Report

Meeting planners reported a strong year in 2014 for international association meetings outside of North America, according to a new survey report by Marketing Challenges International (MCIntl). With a growing economy in the United States and consecutive years of increasing meeting attendance and budgets, the mood looks optimistic for 2015 and beyond.

Planners report that a shift is taking place among decision makers in the industry—instead of site selection committees, more associations are turning to executives to make final decisions in destination selection. And while Europe and Asia remain the most popular regions for hosting international meetings, planners indicate that they are willing to exploring emerging regions such as South America and the Middle East.


Copyright © 2015 Marketing Challenges International Inc.

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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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Deloitte Access Economics / Association of Australian Convention Bureaux Inc. Report: Australia’s international business events sector: the economic and strategic value proposition

This report focuses on the economic value of international business events facilitated by Australia’s network of convention bureaux – this is a subset of the broader business events sector, which is referenced in early parts of this report for context and comparison.

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Rebounding the Recession: 10 Trends Paint A Picture of The Future of Incentive Travel 2015

Rebounding the Recession: 10 Trends Paint A Picture of The Future of Incentive Travel 2015 | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Retaining top performers and preparing them to take over the reigns in the next decade is a clear need.  Incentive travel and motivational meetings that inspire and connect with these future leaders will be crucial.  The IRF has identified ten central trends that will help you to better understand what’s in store for the future.  Changes include growth in international destinations, self-defining experiences, and new tools and strategies that include stronger partnerships and mobile tools.

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Richard Stern's curator insight, February 20, 2015 9:40 AM

There is a good ROI in recognizing your talented employees. If they win a trip let GTI Travel help you with the travel arrangements.

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ICCA Statistics Report 2013 - The International Association Meetings Market 2013

With the release of the 2013 country and city rankings ICCA is reporting another year of continued strength in the international association meetings market.
11,685 regularly occurring association meetings which rotate between at least three countries were identified by ICCA members and ICCA’s in-house research team as having taken place during 2013, 535 more than identified a year previously.
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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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40 Chinese Exhibition Industry Trends to Watch from 2014 to 2016

40 Chinese Exhibition Industry Trends to Watch from 2014 to 2016 | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

With the spiritual guidance of the Third Plenary Session of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, Chinese economy will embrace breakthrough through comprehensively deepen reforms from 2014 to 2016, with the linkup of the 12th Five-Year Guideline and 13th Five Year Plan. Therefore, the prediction of the development of Chinese Exhibition Industry would be challenging as well as necessary.

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Meeting The Demand: BTN's 2014 Strategic Meetings Management Survey

Meeting The Demand: BTN's 2014 Strategic Meetings Management Survey | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

According to a Business Travel News survey of 172 corporate travel and meeting managers fielded from December 2013 to February 2014, 39 percent of respondents indicated their organizations' 2013 meetings expenditure increased from 2012, and 40 percent predicted another year-over-year increase in 2014. .

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Richard Stern's curator insight, July 17, 2014 9:28 AM

Meetings Management and Travel Management are seeing increases in growth. Companies that focus on helping clients in both areas have an advantage in better understanding the total picture of client needs.  

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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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