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Emirates' Clark Tells Airlines to Gear Up for Economic Reset - Bloomberg

Emirates' Clark Tells Airlines to Gear Up for Economic Reset - Bloomberg | MCIntl Market Pulse | Scoop.it
U.S. President Donald Trump’s trade battles and the accumulation of global debt to pre-financial crisis levels are among factors that will drive a major reset of the world economy in the next two to three years, according to the head of the world’s biggest long-haul airline.
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Events Remain High Priority for Companies Even as Costs Rise –

Events Remain High Priority for Companies Even as Costs Rise – | MCIntl Market Pulse | Scoop.it
Holding events has become more expensive in recent years, and corporate spending has remained high regardless. Events work for generating buzz and A survey of more than 700 business executives conducted by Harvard Business Review Analytic Services for Splash's The Event Marketing Evolution research report found that hosting and sponsoring events are major priorities for companies both large and small.
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Emirates May Resume U.S. Growth as Business Recovers From Trump Policies –

Emirates May Resume U.S. Growth as Business Recovers From Trump Policies – | MCIntl Market Pulse | Scoop.it
Feisty as ever, Emirates CEO Tim Clark said Friday his airline soon may expand in the United States by resuming double daily flights from some larger U.S. Feisty as ever, Emirates CEO Tim Clark said Friday his airline soon may add capacity in the United States by resuming double daily flights from some larger U.S. cities, or by connecting new markets to Dubai.
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Airbnb for Work Brings Meeting Spaces and Experiences to Business Travelers –

Airbnb for Work Brings Meeting Spaces and Experiences to Business Travelers – | MCIntl Market Pulse | Scoop.it
Airbnb for Work has touted strong growth since its launch a few years ago, when it was originally known as Airbnb for Business, providing better tools for Airbnb for Work has been touting strong growth since its launch a few years ago, when it was originally known as Airbnb for Business, providing better tools for companies to manage their spending and track where their travelers are.
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Fewer Americans Uproot Themselves for a New Job

Fewer Americans Uproot Themselves for a New Job | MCIntl Market Pulse | Scoop.it
Fewer Americans are moving around the country to pursue new work opportunities, as better job prospects near home and changing family ties make people less willing to uproot their lives.
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ASAE Pricing Model

ASAE Pricing Model | MCIntl Market Pulse | Scoop.it
At its Annual Meeting in Chicago this week, ASAE announced an experimental incentive to attract association meeting professionals to its April event — and it blows the lid off of early-bird pricing models.
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South by Southwest's Formula for How to Keep Them Coming Back to Austin –

South by Southwest's Formula for How to Keep Them Coming Back to Austin – | MCIntl Market Pulse | Scoop.it
Jesse DeFlorio always booked his trips to South by Southwest the same way every year, by flying into Austin three days early and flying out of Austin A spirit of creativity and the convergence of innovation across different industries is what keeps people coming back to SXSW every year.
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'Crazy Rich Asians' Is Potential Bonanza For Singapore Tourism –

'Crazy Rich Asians' Is Potential Bonanza For Singapore Tourism – | MCIntl Market Pulse | Scoop.it
U.S. and Canadian travelers were already flocking to Singapore in record numbers in recent years. Then the debut of "Crazy Rich Asians" came along and gave millions of Americans and their northern neighbors a big screen glimpse of a vacation for the rich and famous in the tiny island nation.
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U.S. Hotel Forecast Upgraded Again: Meetings & Conventions

U.S. Hotel Forecast Upgraded Again: Meetings & Conventions | MCIntl Market Pulse | Scoop.it
Better-than-expected rates have pushed up predicted performance through 2019.
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Meeting Planners Face Challenges Amid Commission Cuts in Sellers' Market –

Meeting Planners Face Challenges Amid Commission Cuts in Sellers' Market – | MCIntl Market Pulse | Scoop.it
In a crowded field of contenders, commission issues have captured the top spot as the number one challenge meeting planners face this year. There are In a crowded field of contenders, commission issues have captured the top spot as the number one challenge meeting planners face this year.
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Matching Meetings with Destinations in a World of Too Much Choice

Matching Meetings with Destinations in a World of Too Much Choice | MCIntl Market Pulse | Scoop.it
Falling in love with a destination does not mean the meeting you have in mind will work. But a little passion is a nice thing to have and goes a long way to framing the right mindset and meeting goals. How do you find the right balance and make the right choices?
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Increased Costs Will Put Pressure on Business Travel Growth –

Increased Costs Will Put Pressure on Business Travel Growth – | MCIntl Market Pulse | Scoop.it
Business travel has been on an unprecedented growth trajectory in recent years, driven by emerging markets and modest growth in North America and Europe. In the coming years, however, a variety of headwinds will move to stifle growth, according to a new forecast from Carlson Wagonlit Travel.
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Hotel and Air Prices to Rise Sharply in 2019, Per GBTA/CWT Research: Meetings & Conventions

Hotel and Air Prices to Rise Sharply in 2019, Per GBTA/CWT Research: Meetings & Conventions | MCIntl Market Pulse | Scoop.it
The new Global Travel Forecast says the growing global economy, rising oil prices and new technology will contribute to higher travel costs.
 
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My Wrist Is Glowing: At Business Events, Shorter Lines and Less Privacy - The New York Times

My Wrist Is Glowing: At Business Events, Shorter Lines and Less Privacy - The New York Times | MCIntl Market Pulse | Scoop.it
Technology was once used at big corporate events just to let you sign in or see the agenda. Now, it can record who you met, and for how long.
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Meetings & Conventions' 2018 Salary Survey | Northstar Meetings Group

Meetings & Conventions' 2018 Salary Survey | Northstar Meetings Group | MCIntl Market Pulse | Scoop.it
Our biennial survey provides fresh research on meeting planner salaries, raises, job satisfaction, job security, stress levels and more.
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Hiring Picked Up in August, Jobless Rate Held Steady at 3.9%

Hiring Picked Up in August, Jobless Rate Held Steady at 3.9% | MCIntl Market Pulse | Scoop.it
The pace of hiring picked up in August, American workers’ paychecks grew strongly and the unemployment rate held steady, showing ongoing strength in the labor market.
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GBTA Forecast Calls for 7 Percent Growth in Business-Travel Spending This Year: Meetings & Conventions

GBTA Forecast Calls for 7 Percent Growth in Business-Travel Spending This Year: Meetings & Conventions | MCIntl Market Pulse | Scoop.it
After two strong years of growth, risks could surface in 2019.
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How Streamlining Hotel Technology Will Help Business Travelers –

How Streamlining Hotel Technology Will Help Business Travelers – | MCIntl Market Pulse | Scoop.it
The hotel experience for business travelers has long been a headache. Conichi, which was one of the first companies to experiment with beacon technology Now, according to Conichi CEO Max Waldmann, the company is working to push deeper into corporate travel by fixing some of the backend technological inefficiencies that stymie travel managers and their travelers alike.
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Gen Z Data Privacy

Gen Z Data Privacy | MCIntl Market Pulse | Scoop.it
As event organizers look to collect data from the next generation of participants, they must overcome a challenge much bigger than API integration: They will need to earn their trust.
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Hotels and Sourcing Platforms Promise Easier Booking Tools, Real-Time Inventory for Small Meetings | Northstar Meetings Group

Hotels and Sourcing Platforms Promise Easier Booking Tools, Real-Time Inventory for Small Meetings | Northstar Meetings Group | MCIntl Market Pulse | Scoop.it
Beginning next year, the long-awaited ability to click and book a small meeting should be a reality on several platforms.  
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3 Major Challenges Facing Travel and Tourism

3 Major Challenges Facing Travel and Tourism | MCIntl Market Pulse | Scoop.it
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.
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Torrid Growth Projected for Business Travel Despite Tariffs and Trade Wars –

Torrid Growth Projected for Business Travel Despite Tariffs and Trade Wars – | MCIntl Market Pulse | Scoop.it
There's a big reason the mood was so breezy at the Global Business Travel Association's (GBTA) annual convention in San Diego this year. The 7,000 New research from GBTA and Rockford Analytics shows that 2018 will be perhaps the best year on record for the growth of the global business travel sector, signaling an end to the uncertainty that has come to define the industry after the Great Recession.
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Expanding the Economic and Social Impacts of Conventions –

Expanding the Economic and Social Impacts of Conventions – | MCIntl Market Pulse | Scoop.it
There is much more intentional focus in the meetings and events industry these days on the long-term economic and social impacts of conventions. In the
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U.S. Economy Grew at 4.1% Rate in Second Quarter

U.S. Economy Grew at 4.1% Rate in Second Quarter | MCIntl Market Pulse | Scoop.it
The U.S. economy grew at the strongest pace in nearly four years during the second quarter, powered by a rebound in consumer spending, exports and firm business investment.
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International Meetings: Strategies for Top Planner Challenges

International Meetings: Strategies for Top Planner Challenges | MCIntl Market Pulse | Scoop.it
Terri Woodin, CMP, global meetings expert, addresses the main concerns planners have for overseas meetings.
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