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Welcome to our meetings and events industry content hub where we curate our favourite content. You can experience live education sessions at our exhibitions, IMEX (www.imex-frankfurt.com) and IMEX America (www.imexamerica.com).
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How Hilton is Leveraging Technology for Meetings and Events

How Hilton is Leveraging Technology for Meetings and Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
By investing in new online event planning programs, Hilton is reaching out to the next generation of organizers. See what's new and how the brand is continuing to adapt to new demands...
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Office in a Pod: Workbox Could Give Road Warriors Some Privacy

Office in a Pod: Workbox Could Give Road Warriors Some Privacy | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
The international workspace-rental firm Regus wants to make it easier for businesspeople to get work done on the go. Its work pods could offer them an option that’s way more attractive—and private—than the nearest coffee shop.
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7 Pro Tips to Make Travel More Efficient

7 Pro Tips to Make Travel More Efficient | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
What do the happiest travelers have going for them? These travel lifehacks can stop trip anxiety before it starts.
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Hotels swapping strict check-in, check-out times with 24-hour policy

Hotels swapping strict check-in, check-out times with 24-hour policy | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
More and more hotels are catching on to the growing popularity of 24-hour check-in and check-out practices that allow guests to extend their stay.
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Hotels Moving Into Old Buildings

Hotels Moving Into Old Buildings | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
As younger travelers bring an urban sensibility to their accommodations, hotel chains are renovating old office buildings, warehouses and other spaces.
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How to Improvise, Adapt and Overcome in Business Travel

How to Improvise, Adapt and Overcome in Business Travel | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Sometimes you feel like you need to enlist the Marines when the unexpected happens in travel. Actually, following their unofficial mantra helps just as well.
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The Latest Trends from Canada's Travel Scene

The Latest Trends from Canada's Travel Scene | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Three new studies look at the average hotel room price, intentions of business and leisure travelers in 2014 and strong transactions activity in 2013.
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On The Road: Tips for Smooth Sailing on Your Next Business Trip

On The Road: Tips for Smooth Sailing on Your Next Business Trip | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Traveling for work can be fraught with delays, mechanical difficulties, and missed connections as a new study by the Global Business Travel Association recently found.
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11 Tourism Boards That Use Twitter Like a Real-Time Concierge

11 Tourism Boards That Use Twitter Like a Real-Time Concierge | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Of the 450 destinations listed on Skift's social data dashboard SkiftIQ, only 12 marketing organizations reply to travelers' tweets in less than 2hours.
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U.S. Travel Unveils Multi-Year Initiative to Boost Americans' Use of Paid Time Off

U.S. Travel Unveils Multi-Year Initiative to Boost Americans' Use of Paid Time Off | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

U.S. Travel Unveils Multi-Year Initiative to Boost Americans' Use of Paid Time Off. More than 420 Million Unused Days of Leave Cost U.S.

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From Talent Wars to Big Data: 5 Trends Affecting Incentives

From Talent Wars to Big Data: 5 Trends Affecting Incentives | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

These major shifts are having an impact on corporate incentives, according to the Incentive Research Foundation. These five business trends are affecting the use—as well as the delivery—of incentives.

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Passengers Don't Want In-Flight Phone Calls

Passengers Don't Want In-Flight Phone Calls | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
An online survey by the Global Gateway Alliance (GGA) found that a majority of residents in the New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania metropolitan area are against allowing in-flight cell phone calls.
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Eastern Europe: Sochi After the Games

Eastern Europe: Sochi After the Games | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Russian organizers are predicting that after the Games, Sochi will become one of the most important Russian meetings industry centres. To this end, the organizers opened the Sochi Convention Bureau.
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GBTA Study Looks at Top Business Traveler Concerns

GBTA Study Looks at Top Business Traveler Concerns | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
The GBTA study, Business Traveler Mishaps: The Real Risk of Business Travel, found that during the past 12 months, 75 percent of travelers encountered a mishap while traveling to their business destinations.
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World’s Airports Applying Greener Measures

World’s Airports Applying Greener Measures | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Every year a number of airports around the world announce new measures aimed at greening their operation. Learn about some of the eco-friendly projects at the European airports, in Turkey or even Hawaii.

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Hotels Without Reviews Don't Get Booked

Hotels Without Reviews Don't Get Booked | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Find out what percentage of consumers will never book a hotel without online reviews, according to research by PhoCusWright, commissioned by TripAdvisor.
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New Technology Lets Hotel Guests Use Phones Over Wi-Fi

New Technology Lets Hotel Guests Use Phones Over Wi-Fi | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
GuestMobile is a hospitality-specific, VoIP/Voice over Wi-Fi solution that lets guests hotel guests make and receive low- to no-cost international and domestic calls on their own smartphones.
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Brilliant! 10 Favourites Whilst Travelling

Brilliant! 10 Favourites Whilst Travelling | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

IMEX Group execs share their must-have products and experience-born tips to ease the pain of business travel.

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Updated Economic Impact Numbers: Good News for Meetings Industry

Updated Economic Impact Numbers: Good News for Meetings Industry | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
The Convention Industry Council has released its new "Economic Significance of Meetings to the U.S. Economy" report, an update to a 2009 study, which had been conducted during the depths of the economic recession.
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Growing Air Travel Sector Faces Controversies

Growing Air Travel Sector Faces Controversies | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
As planes get bigger and more efficient, the world keeps getting smaller and easier to cross. New airlift routes and improvements are announced weekly--and new developments raise frequent debate.
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Report: How Millennials Travel for Business

Report: How Millennials Travel for Business | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Travel website Expedia has released a report on how Generation Y (also known as millennials) are traveling, with some interesting insights into the future of the business.
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VIP for a Fee: Airport Services Designed for High Value Customers

VIP for a Fee: Airport Services Designed for High Value Customers | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

VIP treatment, such as early boarding, bonus miles, fast track screening, and first class upgrades, has proven to produce the revenue payback eagerly desired by airline management.  The eleven airlines reviewed in this report (Air Asia, Air France, American, Delta, Emirates, Etihad, Hawaiian, LOT Polish, Lufthansa, Qatar, and Virgin Atlantic) provide personalized one-on-one airport service that often stretches from curbside to the aircraft door.  The report describes how these airlines allow consumers to buy the package of goodies once reserved for travelers having gold and platinum status.

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Place your bids for Business Class: Airline upgrades now up for auction

Place your bids for Business Class: Airline upgrades now up for auction | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Flying economy getting you down?

 

The good news is that getting bumped up to Business Class just got more affordable. Last month, Iberia became the latest carrier to roll out an online auction scheme that allows customers to bid for seating upgrades.

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