Security enquiries still increasing say travel managers

Modern business travellerSecurity continues to be a strong priority among business travellers, with two thirds (65 per cent) of travel managers reporting an increase in enquiries about personal safety.

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14 Revealing trends from the Global Meetings Forecast for 2017

Trend reportThe international industry's steady growth in recent years may be slowing down, according to a new report from American Express Meetings & Events.

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It’s not what you know – it’s who!

Who you knowOr shouldn’t it be the opposite? Like most weeks in the London creative / tech scene, it’s been a busy one for events, and I was struck by how many so-called ‘gurus’ – who are keynote speakers across many disciplines – whom I remember, a few years back, were fairly run of the mill agency people who were often the least adventurous or groundbreaking.

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SITE Index: Incentive travel is booming

Incentive TravelThe incentive travel industry has traditionally been the most easily spooked branch of the Meetings Incentives, Conventions and Events (MICE) industry - the first to leave and last to return to a destination after trouble.

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IACC Report: Meeting Room of the Future

Meeting RoomHome-style settings, networking spaces and a peek at the great outdoors - all are features that will mark the meeting room of the future, according to a recent study by the International Association of Conference Centers.

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UK Event Industry welcomes Heathrow Airport expansion announcement

LHR ExpansionThe events industry has welcomed the long-awaited government approval for a third runway at Heathrow airport, though concerns over the time frame have been raised.

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Collaboration Between Planners and Marketers Key to Event Success

Marketing collaborationOne-half (49 percent) of event planners surprisingly report marketing departments at their respective companies are always or often involved in the planning and execution of events, and an overwhelming majority (91 percent) find value in this type of partnership.

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The state of incentive travel in 2016

TravelIncentive travel is being shaped by a number of important trends, including budgets, demographics, and technology.

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Most challenging client event requests

Client questionsWorking in the events industry means immersing yourself in a fast-moving, high-pressure environment. Clients say, do, and ask for all kinds of things that might seem unusual or just plain bizarre in the ‘normal’ world.

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Growing Marriott: Our merger with Starwood

Marriott Starwood mergerOn this historic day, my parents are on my mind. The company they founded as a nine-seat root beer stand nearly 90 years ago today becomes the largest hotel company in the world.

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Venue finding agencies - more bad than good?

Venue SourcingA London venue had been working with a corporate client for a few weeks about a potential piece of business for their upcoming conference.

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