Itinerary

There’s the meeting, and then there’s getting yourself and your attendees to the site visits and meeting destinations. A look at everything travel-related in the meetings industry.

Industry Organizations Jointly Release ‘Weaponization of Travel Toolkit’

The toolkit provides messaging, materials, and alternatives for event organizers who “have been caught in the crosshairs” of travel bans and boycotts.

BY Casey Gale May 20, 2019

Hospitality Trends? ‘Hold on to Your Seats,’ Says Expert

Some global destinations — including the U.S. — have ‘massive’ amounts of hotel rooms in the pipeline. What does that mean for planners?

BY Barbara Palmer May 6, 2019

Airline Advice: 5 Tips for When a Carrier Cancels Your Flight

National Geographic offers potential options for when you are left stranded without a flight because the airline went out of business, the weather, or some other unforeseen issue.

BY Curt Wagner May 5, 2019

Soul, Community, Planet — and a Different Kind of Pricing

A boutique hotel in Colorado is taking an unorthodox approach to room rates by giving guests a say in the final charges.

BY David McMillin May 1, 2019

Despite Brexit, Business Travel to the U.K. Is as Strong as Ever

As regional capitals see a strong increase in hotel bookings, events such as MeetGB are putting U.K. destinations in the best possible light for potential travellers.

BY Lane Nieset April 23, 2019

Real Reasons Convention Attendees Aren’t Booking in the Block

A new study analyzes the attitudes and expectations that drive attendee housing decisions — and it’s not always about saving money.

BY David McMillin March 28, 2019

International Tourism Decline: Spillover Effect on Meetings?

A new report reveals that the United States is losing appeal for international tourists, which raises the question of how the country is perceived among international delegates.

BY David McMillin February 6, 2019

How China’s New Bridge Will Boost Business Events

The world’s longest sea-crossing bridge is drawing global attention to Hong Kong.

November 19, 2018

Why More Medical Meetings Are Looking at Airport Hotels

With time-strapped health-care professionals as their audience, more organizers are making airports their final event destination.

BY David McMillin October 1, 2018

How CVBs Create Memorable Site Visits

Comments from planner respondents to the biennial Watkins Report show that when CVBs go out of their way to make personal connections with them, it has a big impact on site selection.

BY Casey Gale September 24, 2018

3 Major Challenges Facing Travel and Tourism

At the IMEX Policy Forum 2018, World Tourism and Travel Council president and CEO Gloria Guevara Manzo identified three major issues concerning the travel and tourism community.

BY Casey Gale August 15, 2018

Convene Survey: What You Like — and Don’t Like — About Business Travel

According to our recent survey, three-quarters of event professionals like traveling for work more than they dislike it. But it’s still not all fun and games.

BY Michelle Russell May 1, 2018