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While the mood at last year's Caribbean Marketplace conference reflected uncertainty regarding the pace of post-hurricane recovery in islands, this time around the show abounded with positive reports...
February 2019
While Airbnb is known for shaking up the traditional hospitality industry, a move into meetings through Gaest won’t prove to be disruptive. Adding a small booking site for meeting space makes sense...
February 2019
No meeting association felt the brunt of the U.S. government shutdown like the Society of Government Meeting Professionals. Executive Director Pamela Valenzuela, CAE, shares some thoughts on the...
February 2019
The trickle-down effect of the recent 35-day government shutdown on the meeting industry was vast—so much so that it’s still being determined. But a few weeks after the stalemate ended, several...
February 2019
According to SRI International, wellness tourism is one of the fastest growing sectors in the travel space as more travelers are opting for healthier activities even when they’re on a trip. It is...
February 2019
Los Angeles will officially become the first United States destination to host travAlliancemedia’s Millennial Travel Forum from March 31 - April 4.
February 2019
Wine is very much the focus of the new branding campaign, revolving around the slogan “Life Opens Up.”
February 2019
New research from Tourism Economics shows that international travel to the U.S. grew just 2 percent in 2018, with visitation from the Asia-Pacific region declining by 0.9 percent. While the Middle...
February 2019
Tourists will find accessing Venice is more complicated unless they reserve ahead using an online booking system. It is part of measures announced by mayor Luigi Brugnaro to tackle a backlash in the...
February 2019
Business travel is largely buoying the health of the domestic travel industry. According to a new report from the U.S. Travel Association, overall travel volume grew at a faster year-over-year pace...
February 2019

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