Pacific World names top meeting destinations, trends of 2017

Pacific World TrendsCommunity service, second-tier destinations, and personalisation are just a few of the trends shaping meetings and events in 2017, according to global destination and event management company Pacific World, which yesterday published its "Annual Destination Index" report in partnership with ACCESS Destination Services.

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Facebook buying Twitter – the implications for #Eventprofs

FacebookOnce again, rumors are circulating about Facebook buying Twitter. We take a look at the facts, the fiction and what it could all mean for eventprofs.

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The hotel of the future could be a human-centred non-hotel

Future HotelInternational global design firm Gensler won the Sleep Set competition at Sleep 2016, the annual international hotel design event, with a radically different conception of what guest rooms—and hotels—may become.

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Collaboration technology is changing the meeting experience

Collaboration TechnologyMost meetings and conferences today go beyond the traditional style of lecture-hall sessions with podium-based presentations and rows of listeners.

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Hotel hackers lock out guests, demand ransom

HackedYou can check out any time you like, but you can never leave - at least not if you want to retrieve your belongings from your room first.

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Factors that will be transforming group travel this year

Travel suitcaseDo you pride yourself in being a trendsetter, or are you admittedly, and happily, more inclined to follow the crowd?  Either way, you want to stay on top of these trends we think you’ll be seeing everywhere in 2017.

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Sharing economy 'significantly influencing' business travel

Shared economySharing economy is now "significantly influencing" business travel says Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), with ride sharing services now allowed by half (50 per cent) of all corporate travel policies.

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UK Report: Five conference trends for 2017

Conference tableUK C&IT Corporate Forum Report : Head of events at Digital Catapult, Alex Vail spoke to the C&IT Corporate Forum audience on the five trends that are set to shape the meetings and events industry in 2017 arguing "the way people interact with events has changed significantly."

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Are multi-city meetings the way forward?

Video ConferencingMulti-city meetings allow us to bring together people from around the world to meet instantaneously, without needing to leave their home cities; but is it the best option for conferences?

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Incentive vs. Recognition - What to use when - and why

Incentives and rewardsIt’s a phone call you probably get a few times a year. A potential client is on the line, and they’re looking for help with their annual recognition trip. When asked about the criteria for the trip, they respond, “it’s to reward our top performers for a great year.”

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Incentive Travel Report: Top destination trends for 2017

Midnight SunIceland, Croatia, Singapore, Mexico and Canada are among the top most popular incentive destinations for 2017, according to a recent Incentive Travel Report.

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