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Thursday, January 03 2013
Barbara A. Myers, CAE, to Serve on IAEE Future Trends Task Force
BETHESDA, MD—January 3, 2013— The International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) Future Trends Task Force will identify emerging trends in the events industry with the help of Frost Miller Group’s (FMG) Chief Account Strategist, Barbara A. Myers, CAE.
IAEE’s Future Trends Task Force is a subgroup of the Strategic Planning Task Force. The task force pinpoints future trends and predicts their future impact on the exhibitions and events industry and the association.
Wednesday, January 02 2013
2012: Year in Review
These were not only shattering events for the travel industry but major disasters that attracted the world's attention. They marked the year and left lasting scars, but they have one thing in common: In time we will be past them. In time they will be memories as distant as the Andrea Doria and Hurricane Hazel.
For now, however, they loom large in our reflections on the year just past and lead our list of the travel industry's major news events of 2012.
Friday, December 28 2012
IMEX Group Makes Top 10 Predictions for 2013 Meetings
According to the Chinese Zodiac, 2013 will be the Year of the Snake. For meeting planners, however, the New Year won't bring snakebites; it will bring neuroscience, increased attendance, gamification, monetized meetings apps and visual marketing, according to the IMEX Group, which today released its top 10 predictions for the meetings and events industry in 2013.
Monday, November 26 2012
'Fiscal Cliff' Could Cost Nation $20 Billion in Business Travel Spending, GBTA Predicts
If the United States falls over the "fiscal cliff," it will lead to a loss of $20 billion in business travel spending over the next nine quarters, according to the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), which yesterday released a new report on the impact of the fiscal cliff — a nightmare scenario resulting from the simultaneous expiration of several laws on Jan. 1, 2013, the result of which would be mass tax increases and automatic spending cuts that could send the U.S. economy into a second recession — on business travel.
Thursday, November 08 2012
Green Scene: Hotel Chains Report Big Reductions in Waste
More of the major hotel companies are getting in the habit of releasing annual reports on their attempts to cut energy use, water use and waste at their properties—although it takes a little while. Several of these sustainability reports on progress made in 2011 have only come out within the last few months. Still, these reports give a good glimpse into just how much effort these companies are putting into their green initiatives and their belief that sharing the news is good business.