Based in Chicago, Rob Hard is publisher of BusinessTravelDestinations.com and event planning guide for About.com. He is also founder of RH Communications, Inc., a boutique marketing firm that provides creative services and printing solutions. Email him at [email protected] or write to him at PO Box 4405, Chicago, IL USA 60605.
It seems that the business travel, meetings and events industry continues to evolve each year, and 2013 will likely reflect some significant shifts that will influence where, when and how we meet ...
Those who are part of the international business meetings community already know: Organizations that invest in business travel and participate in meetings have a greater chance of achieving their business goals than ...
The general mood in the business travel industry is cautiously optimistic vs. the gloom felt by many just a couple years ago when travel was treated as a political punching bag. In ...
Business travelers and meeting professionals who support green hotels and sustainable meetings expect venues to reduce their environmental footprint in ways that do not compromise the guest experience.Programs such as ...
During the last couple of years many in the meetings industry have tested the waters as to how much they should shift resources away from live meetings and into online meetings. Some ...
The Internet has ushered in an era of do-it-yourself travel booking where business travelers make their own flight and hotel arrangements to important industry conferences and client events. Many are now convinced ...
Business Travel Destinations, the premier international site that provides insights for business travelers, event planners and hospitality professionals, today announced that it has created EventJobsBoard.com, an easy-to-use online employment solution that brings ...
The advantage of booking all-inclusive resorts is well known among meeting planners: Budget certainty. But the risks are well known too: Will the service levels provided by the staff be sufficient? What ...
In 2009, more than 6.4 million business travelers spent roughly $25 billion on trips (13 percent of those trips for meetings) outside North America, according to the U.S. Office of Travel and ...
Among business travelers today more than one in eight seek business hotels that have addressed some elements of sustainability, according to the most recent survey from the National Business Travel Association, Alexandria, ...
London is building excitement and facilities for the 2012 Olympic Games, and its Olympic investments should translate to long-term value for the international business travel and meetings markets."Historically, organizers of ...
The three hour tarmac delay rule for U.S. airlines goes into effect April 29, but business travelers and other airline passengers should expect continued delays – sometimes long delays – for one ...
President Obama signed the U.S. Travel Promotion Act into law (March 4, 2010), creating a non-profit organization (public-private partnership) that will be overseen by the U.S. Commerce Department to promote the U.S. ...
Perhaps the best predictor of destinations to watch for international business travel is what’s happening in the large association market because their meetings are typically scheduled several years out. "Destinations ...
Business travelers have many other priorities - on-time travel, safe transport of luggage, shorter screening times, etc. So it’s more likely that privacy concerns about body scan images at airport security would ...
Last year, many organizations canceled their planned business travel, meetings and events. While it’s understandable that tough decisions must be made when facing financial pressures - and 2009 certainly had its share ...
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