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All in the Fam

All in the Fam | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

For many destinations, the meeting planner familiarization (FAM) trip remains a sales and marketing tool that showcases their attributes beyond what other methods can match. But it is a tool that is being sharpened to fit the realities of a time-squeezed business environment that frowns on frills.

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The Age of Connected Information: An Exploration of Future Smart Devices & Smart Conferences

The Age of Connected Information: An Exploration of Future Smart Devices & Smart Conferences | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
As we increasingly embrace technology, how will it influence event marketing, air travel, and every day life? Here’s one theory.
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13 tips for finding low airfares

13 tips for finding low airfares | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

No question about it, airfares on some routes are higher than they were four or five years ago, although Airfarewatchdog airfare searchers frequently find hundreds of fares crisscrossing the country for $250 or less round-trip. And even though fares seem higher, let's not forget that, adjusted for inflation, most fares are actually lower than they were 10 or 20 years ago. 

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Travel Insurance: Do You Need It, Anyway?

Travel Insurance: Do You Need It, Anyway? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

After a winter filled with cancellations and delays helped to drive travelers to buy more insurance, the question remains: Is it worth the potentially high extra cost?

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Seven Super Hotel Innovations You Need to Know About

Seven Super Hotel Innovations You Need to Know About | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
The hotel industry, unlike the far less competitive airline sector, is seeing some positive progress. Arguably, traveler-friendly trends -- from innovations in booking to fresh and alluring amenities -- reveal the promising shape of lodging to come....
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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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Delta and LinkedIn Partner for "Innovation Class" Flights

Delta and LinkedIn Partner for "Innovation Class" Flights | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Delta Air Lines has partnered with LinkedIn to launch "Innovation Class," a chance for a select Delta flyer to meet with business leaders on a designated flight.
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GBTA Asks DOT to Ban Cell Phone Voice Calls During Flights

GBTA Asks DOT to Ban Cell Phone Voice Calls During Flights | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
On Wednesday, the Global Business Travel Association filed comments on the Department of Transportation’s Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) Use of Mobile Wireless Devices for Voice Calls on Aircraft.
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GBTA: Business Travel Responsible for 3 Percent of U.S. GDP

GBTA: Business Travel Responsible for 3 Percent of U.S. GDP | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
A new report issued today by the Global Business Travel Association Foundation looks at the positive economic impact that road warriors have on the nation’s economy and explores the quantitative impact business travel has on the U.S.
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Richard Stern's curator insight, November 14, 2014 3:03 PM

GTI Travel has been taking a closer look at the value of face to face business travel for a companies ROI. This article discusses some of the other value that business travel provides.

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What Hotel Operators Really Think Of Airbnb

What Hotel Operators Really Think Of Airbnb | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Airbnb is in talks to raise more than $400 million from investors, and on track to become the world's largest hotel business. So why aren't the big...
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World’s Best Airports for Shopping

World’s Best Airports for Shopping | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Courtesy of www.airportgetaroom.com
I love airports. Really I do. I travel a lot and for someone that enjoys a good airport, I am fortunate to get to visit plenty. I travel for business and in general I enjoy it every time.
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Thousands Of Hotels Don’t Have Direct 911

Thousands Of Hotels Don’t Have Direct 911 | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Thousands of hotels do not allow guests to directly reach emergency services when they dial 911, according to a national survey taken after a death in a Texas motel.
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Hotels ramp up apps for meetings planners

Hotels ramp up apps for meetings planners | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Starwood Hotels & Resorts and Marriott International are among the large U.S. hotel companies that have stepped up efforts to broaden mobile apps and website features for meetings planners who want to remotely set up and tweak details for their events.

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Personal Recommendations Are Still the Most Important Planning Source for Travelers

Personal Recommendations Are Still the Most Important Planning Source for Travelers | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

While the Internet has risen to be the second biggest source of trip planning, more traditional sources such as travel agents, guidebooks and traditional media (TV, radio, newspapers, and magazines) are losing out.

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Doling Out Dollars: The Essential Guide to Hotel Tipping

Doling Out Dollars: The Essential Guide to Hotel Tipping | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Hotel tipping is one of those things that can paralyze even the most experienced of travelers with indecision. Who to tip? When? How much?

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Airline Buzz: Will Fares Drop Due to Excess Capacity?

Airline Buzz: Will Fares Drop Due to Excess Capacity? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
The KPMG Transport Tracker, a new March 2014 analytical report that examines the latest market indicators and trends in global transport, says that the new aircraft coming into the air transport pipeline should help drive down operating costs for...
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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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How to use online travel reviews to plan your next business trip

How to use online travel reviews to plan your next business trip | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
A 2012 report by Trip Advisor found that travel review websites surpassed feedback from web-based travel agencies, social media and even family and friends as the “most useful” source of information when researching and planning a trip
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GBTA Report: Western Europe's Business Travel Outlook Improves

GBTA Report: Western Europe's Business Travel Outlook Improves | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
The Global Business Travel Association recently released its latest GBTA BTI Outlook – Western Europe report, a semi-annual analysis of the five most critical business travel markets in Europe: Germany, the UK, France, Italy and Spain, which form...
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Airline industry pours millions into new terminals

Airline industry pours millions into new terminals | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Airlines and airports are building and revamping airport terminals across the U.S., from putting in work stations and lounge-like seating to adding Wi-Fi to transforming the building's exteriors into architectural standouts.
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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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5 Ways To Minimize Room Block Walk Situations

5 Ways To Minimize Room Block Walk Situations | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Room block walk occurs when the hotel oversells causing your attendees to select an alternate hotel.
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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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