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German Convention Bureau Bets Its Future On Event Tech Research

German Convention Bureau Bets Its Future On Event Tech Research | MCIntl Market Pulse | Scoop.it
Sascha Lobo is a popular German tech author, blogger, and speaker with a pointy red mohawk and an unfiltered opinion on just about anything relating to dig
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Can the US economy return to dynamic and inclusive growth? | McKinsey & Company

Can the US economy return to dynamic and inclusive growth? | McKinsey & Company | MCIntl Market Pulse | Scoop.it
Slower economic growth in the United States has wrought a vicious cycle that has hobbled many American households. Targeted investment and policy action could turn it around.
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U.S. Jobless Claims Fell to 254,000 Last Week

U.S. Jobless Claims Fell to 254,000 Last Week | MCIntl Market Pulse | Scoop.it
The number of Americans applying for first-time unemployment benefits fell last week, a sign of continued healthy momentum in the U.S. labor market.
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Meetings Move Us Beyond Our Isolationist Bubbles — Meetings Innovation Report

Meetings Move Us Beyond Our Isolationist Bubbles — Meetings Innovation Report | MCIntl Market Pulse | Scoop.it
The Future of Meetings & Events Skift CEO and Founder Rafat Ali summed up our company's collective philosophy in this post last night following the U.S
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Airbnb Forms Loyalty Partnership with Delta Air Lines

Airbnb Forms Loyalty Partnership with Delta Air Lines | MCIntl Market Pulse | Scoop.it
As it has with Qantas and Virgin America, Airbnb has formed a new loyalty partnership with Delta Air Lines. Similar to those partnerships, Airbnb's new loy
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Airbnb Usage Is Increasing Among Corporate Travelers: Business Travel News

Airbnb Usage Is Increasing Among Corporate Travelers: Business Travel News | MCIntl Market Pulse | Scoop.it
More employers and organizations are using Airbnb, according to Concur analysis of a subset of its clients. From the second quarter of 2015 and the second quarter of 2016, the number of companies for which a traveler expensed an Airbnb lodging increased 32 percent. Airbnb spend among those companies increased 42 percent year over year during the second quarter.
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L.A. Tourism Launches Virtual Reality Platform for Meeting Planners

L.A. Tourism Launches Virtual Reality Platform for Meeting Planners | MCIntl Market Pulse | Scoop.it
For the first time, conference planners can now explore a wide range of event venues throughout a city in virtual reality and 360-degree video to help them
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Election Malaise and Global Uncertainty Will Hurt U.S. Business Travel Spending

Election Malaise and Global Uncertainty Will Hurt U.S. Business Travel Spending | MCIntl Market Pulse | Scoop.it
Business travel in the United States can't seem to shake the drag of an ugly election season and international upheaval. United States business travel volu
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How Tourism and Hospitality Sectors Can Disrupt the Events Industry — Meetings Innovation Report

How Tourism and Hospitality Sectors Can Disrupt the Events Industry — Meetings Innovation Report | MCIntl Market Pulse | Scoop.it
The Future of Meetings & Events I distinctly remember when Business Events Sydney launched its first "Beyond Tourism Benefits" research paper in 2011.
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Why Event Planners Need Experiential Marketers — Meetings Innovation Report

Why Event Planners Need Experiential Marketers — Meetings Innovation Report | MCIntl Market Pulse | Scoop.it
The Future of Meetings & Events Arguably the biggest conversation in the meetings and events industry over the last five years has evolved around innov
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Millennials Don't Talk About Millennials and Neither Should the Meetings Industry

Millennials Don't Talk About Millennials and Neither Should the Meetings Industry | MCIntl Market Pulse | Scoop.it
Nobody is really all that excited about discussing Millennials' rising impact in the meetings industry anymore. That really hit home during a panel I moder
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Incentives: 3 Trends to Watch: Meetings & Conventions

Incentives: 3 Trends to Watch: Meetings & Conventions | MCIntl Market Pulse | Scoop.it
Industry insights from Melissa Van Dyke, president of the Incentive Research Foundation.
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10 Conferences That Are Pushing the Industry Forward

10 Conferences That Are Pushing the Industry Forward | MCIntl Market Pulse | Scoop.it
Are you leading the industry in experimentation or playing it safe? Here are some conferences that just might inspire your next one.
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16th Annual Meetings Industry Forecast – PCMA Convene

16th Annual Meetings Industry Forecast – PCMA Convene | MCIntl Market Pulse | Scoop.it
Six experts on lodging, exhibitions, travel, and technology weigh in on what's next for the meetings industry.
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President Trump: The Travel Industry Reacts With Caution, Not Enthusiasm

President Trump: The Travel Industry Reacts With Caution, Not Enthusiasm | MCIntl Market Pulse | Scoop.it
Republican Donald Trump's surprise election as president of the U.S. and Democrat Hillary Clinton's defeat shocked the world — and left the global travel i
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Using Data for Destination Selection – PCMA Convene

Using Data for Destination Selection – PCMA Convene | MCIntl Market Pulse | Scoop.it
Why it makes sense to use publicly available data to narrow down your search for a meeting destination.
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Travel Trends Index: Int’l Travel Remains Positive Despite Headwinds; Overall Outlook Weakens Heading into ‘17

Travel Trends Index: Int’l Travel Remains Positive Despite Headwinds; Overall Outlook Weakens Heading into ‘17 | MCIntl Market Pulse | Scoop.it
Recent interest among international travelers in the U.S. as a destination seems to have materialized into actual trips, according to the U.S. Travel Association’s latest Travel Trends Index (TTI).
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Why This Planner Loves Booking Through The Hyatt Convention Alliance (And You Will Too)

Why This Planner Loves Booking Through The Hyatt Convention Alliance (And You Will Too) | MCIntl Market Pulse | Scoop.it
A program launched about three years ago, the Hyatt Convention Alliance aims to give planners a turnkey solution for multiyear and rotational meetings and events.
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A Holland Tourism Alliance and 3-Year Video Campaign Help Drive U.S. Arrivals

A Holland Tourism Alliance and 3-Year Video Campaign Help Drive U.S. Arrivals | MCIntl Market Pulse | Scoop.it
Holland has raised the bar for tourism content marketing with a new 17-minute short film capping off the Holland: The Original Cool video series launched i
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U.S. Economy Roars Back, Grew 2.9% in Third Quarter

U.S. Economy Roars Back, Grew 2.9% in Third Quarter | MCIntl Market Pulse | Scoop.it
U.S. economic growth accelerated last quarter—advancing at a 2.9% rate—easing fears of a near-term slowdown, but doing little to change the trajectory of a long but weak expansion.
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Sydney Positions Conferences As Catalysts for Economic Development

Sydney Positions Conferences As Catalysts for Economic Development | MCIntl Market Pulse | Scoop.it
Research into the impact of international conferences on a city's economic growth has evolved beyond easily measurable tourism-related metrics, like direct
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5 International Meetings Event Planners Need to Know About

5 International Meetings Event Planners Need to Know About | MCIntl Market Pulse | Scoop.it
Many inventive conferences and events take place all over the globe. Here are five worth noting.
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Jobs Report: Everything You Need to Know

Jobs Report: Everything You Need to Know | MCIntl Market Pulse | Scoop.it
Yes, it's that time again, folks. Jobs Friday, when for one ever-so-brief moment the interests of Wall Street, Washington and Main Street are all aligned on one thing: jobs. Follow along with our live blog.
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Uniquely Unpredictable: The 2017 Business Travel and Meetings Forecast

Uniquely Unpredictable: The 2017 Business Travel and Meetings Forecast | MCIntl Market Pulse | Scoop.it
Advito released its 2017 Industry Forecast, noting the difficulty of projecting travel and meeting demand until the results of the U.S. presidential election are in.
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