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Business Traveller Awards 2021

Business Traveller Awards 2021 | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The 2021 Business Traveller Awards were announced on Thursday, November 25, 2021 by the publishers of Business Traveller magazine, Panacea Media.

 

The awards celebrate the achievements of airlines, airports, hotels, rail operators and car hire companies and are voted for by readers of the magazine, with the results produced by an independent research company. The awards are widely recognised as the market’s benchmark for excellence.

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3 Digital Transformation Strategies for Travel’s Recovery

3 Digital Transformation Strategies for Travel’s Recovery | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Traveler sentiment has fundamentally changed following the pandemic, and the industry needs to stay in sync with these shifts. Travel companies with a digital-first mindset are best placed to recognize, address, and profit from the opportunities emerging from whatever the new normal turns out to be.

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Stats: Business Travel Expected to Fully Recover by 2024

Stats: Business Travel Expected to Fully Recover by 2024 | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has released key findings of its latest business travel index – the BTI Outlook, according to which business travel recovery in 2021 proceeded at a slower, more cautionary pace than expected from a year ago, however, global business travel spending is expected to surge in 2022 with full recovery expected in 2024, ending the year on pace with the 2019 pre-pandemic spend of $1.4 trillion, and a year sooner than previously forecast.

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Google Identifies the Trends That Will Shape the Future of Travel

Google Identifies the Trends That Will Shape the Future of Travel | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

New research from Google reveals three key trends destined to play a role in travel's continued recovery in 2022, including a rise in "life moments" that people put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The tech giant also projects travel to become more inclusive and purposeful over the next year, revealing new data to back it up.

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U.S. National Parks to Offer Look Into Green-Friendly Transit 

U.S. National Parks to Offer Look Into Green-Friendly Transit  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Americans may soon get a better glimpse into a future of green-friendly transportation by visiting a U.S. national park.

 

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg signed a joint pledge Wednesday to test some of the newest and most innovative travel technologies on public lands and improve visitors' tourism experience.

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How to Anticipate the Unexpected for Travel in 2021

How to Anticipate the Unexpected for Travel in 2021 | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

It's not even the busiest time of year for travel yet, and 2021 has already been chaotic — even for the most seasoned travelers.
So, as you book business trips or 2021 holiday travel, don't overlook the best type of plan you can make: a backup plan. Keep the following tips in mind.

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U.S. Issues First Non-Binary Passport

U.S. Issues First Non-Binary Passport | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The U.S. State Department announced on Wednesday that it issued the first U.S. passport with an X gender marker, which will provide non-binary, intersex and gender non-comforming people the opportunity to select a gender other than male or female on their official travel document.

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What the U.S. Reopening to Global Travel Means for Events

What the U.S. Reopening to Global Travel Means for Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The easing of the United States travel ban on international travelers is fast approaching. Some people are delighted with the news and cannot wait to get on a flight and head stateside. Others are more cautious.


Let’s look at what it means for the events sector.

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Industry Applauds U.S. Border Opening Date for International Travelers

Industry Applauds U.S. Border Opening Date for International Travelers | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The Biden Administration has set Nov. 8 as the official date the U.S. will reopen its borders to fully vaccinated international visitors arriving by air, land and sea. The news was met with enthusiastic praise from officials throughout the tourism, trade show and event industries.

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Las Vegas May Be This Fall's Business Travel Winner

Las Vegas May Be This Fall's Business Travel Winner | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Hotels, casinos, restaurants and bars are set to welcome an influx of business travelers this fall.

 

The city has emerged as the most popular destination in the U.S. for forward flight bookings, according to one corporate travel agency, amid a steady rise in hotel occupancy.

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Airport Lounges Prep for the Return of a Healthier Breed of Business Traveler

Airport Lounges Prep for the Return of a Healthier Breed of Business Traveler | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Business travelers waiting around in airport lounges are proving to be healthier compared to before the pandemic, and airlines are reacting. Even those people who bought Pelotons during lockdown now get to keep on pedaling.

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The Latest Updates on International Gathering and Travel Restrictions

The Latest Updates on International Gathering and Travel Restrictions | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

As many parts of the world continue to battle coronavirus outbreaks, some leaders have paused the reopening process and announced new constraints on travel and gatherings. At the same time, other countries are easing their restrictions. Here's a roundup of what's happening around the globe.

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Two Dozen Industry Groups Release Blueprint to Reopen International Travel

Two Dozen Industry Groups Release Blueprint to Reopen International Travel | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

A coalition of 24 trade organizations representing a large and diverse swath of the U.S. economy is renewing urgent calls to lift restrictions on international visitation to the United States, and on Wednesday released a policy blueprint for reopening borders safely.

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US Department of Commerce Will Invest $750 Million in Travel and Tourism

US Department of Commerce Will Invest $750 Million in Travel and Tourism | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The U.S. Department of Commerce will soon announce a $750 million investment in travel and tourism, according to Gina Raimondo, the department secretary, speaking on a virtual forum conducted by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA).

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The Convention Cities Index | Northstar Meetings Group

The Convention Cities Index | Northstar Meetings Group | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

To aid in the selection process for the world’s largest events, Northstar Meetings Group has created the meetings industry’s first-and-only Convention Cities Index, a weighted-ranking system that identifies those destinations that are ideally suited for the world’s grandest gatherings. The CCi rankings reveal the top 25 global convention cities, as well as the top 25 U.S. cities.

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Biden Administration Working To Reopen International Travel

Biden Administration Working To Reopen International Travel | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The Biden administration is making progress toward reopening borders. According to the White House, it is creating ‘working groups’ with other countries, including Canada, the European Union, Mexico and the United Kingdom to lift restrictions.

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Royal Caribbean Will Start U.S. Cruising with Six Ships This Summer From Florida and Texas

Royal Caribbean Will Start U.S. Cruising with Six Ships This Summer From Florida and Texas | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Royal Caribbean International has announced that six of its ships will begin sailing from major U.S. cruise ports in Florida and Texas in July and August. The full fleet will be in operation by the end of 2021, according to the company.

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World of Concrete in Las Vegas first trade show

World of Concrete in Las Vegas first trade show | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

A rapidly recovering Las Vegas will be the focus of the global tourism industry Monday, when World of Concrete stages the first major trade show in the United States since the COVID pandemic wiped out the lucrative convention and meeting business.

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WTTC Says Reopening International Travel Could Create 2 Million Jobs

WTTC Says Reopening International Travel Could Create 2 Million Jobs | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) released data that suggests more than two million jobs could be created if international travel reopens before the busy summer period.

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Virgin Trains plans extension of LA - Las Vegas high-speed line

Virgin Trains plans extension of LA - Las Vegas high-speed line | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

XpressWest, the subsidiary of Virgin Trains USA planning a high-speed line from California to Las Vegas, has begun talks to extend the western terminus from Victorville to Rancho Cucamonga, where the line could connect directly to the Los Angeles metro network.

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Airline CEOs call for summit to speed relaunch of UK-US travel

Airline CEOs call for summit to speed relaunch of UK-US travel | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Bosses of major U.S. and UK airlines called on Tuesday for a summit between the two governments to speed the reopening of transatlantic travel, still paralyzed even though the countries have among the world's highest COVID-19 vaccination rates.

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Focus on Sustainability: The pandemic's green shoots: Travel Weekly

Focus on Sustainability: The pandemic's green shoots: Travel Weekly | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Even as it sidelined travel worldwide, the Covid crisis also helped sharpen the industry’s focus on sustainability.

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Americans Feel More Confident About Travel

Americans Feel More Confident About Travel | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

With the winter surge behind the country and vaccine availability becoming more widespread, travelers are beginning to feel more confident about getting out and about, according to new research from J.D. Power Passenger View, which surveyed 1,500 respondents traveling through major U.S. airports.

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Paint the Town Red: How 2,000 Event Venues Came Together for One Night

Paint the Town Red: How 2,000 Event Venues Came Together for One Night | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Event professionals are not the type to sit still during a pandemic. Case in point: last month's slew of eye-catching “empty events,” which were held across the country to draw attention to the struggling live event industry and advocate for government support.

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All the Ways the Travel Industry Is Helping with Coronavirus

All the Ways the Travel Industry Is Helping with Coronavirus | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

There’s no denying that the coronavirus outbreak has changed, and will continue to change, how we travel. But even in light of the bleakest news—like the potential loss of 4.6 million travel-related jobs, according to a recent estimate by the U.S. Travel Association—the industry has banded together to aid in the fight.

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