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Annual IBTM World Trends Watch Report Reveals a (Mostly) Positive Outlook: Meetings & Conventions

Annual IBTM World Trends Watch Report Reveals a (Mostly) Positive Outlook: Meetings & Conventions | MCIntl Market Pulse | Scoop.it
In U.S., group size likely to grow, as will lead times with space at a premium.
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News from the world of leading destinations - November 2018

News from the world of leading destinations - November 2018 | MCIntl Market Pulse | Scoop.it
News from the world of leading destinations - November 2018
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Incentive Travel Industry Index powered by SITE Index, IRF Outlook and FICP Released! | Research | The Incentive Research Foundation

Incentive Travel Industry Index powered by SITE Index, IRF Outlook and FICP Released! | Research | The Incentive Research Foundation | MCIntl Market Pulse | Scoop.it
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U.S. Consumer Confidence Surged in October to 18-Year High

U.S. Consumer Confidence Surged in October to 18-Year High | MCIntl Market Pulse | Scoop.it
A measure of U.S. consumer confidence rose in October to an almost two-decade high, as consumers expected economic and jobs growth to power ahead in the coming months.
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U.S. Economy Flashes Signs It’s Downhill From Here

U.S. Economy Flashes Signs It’s Downhill From Here | MCIntl Market Pulse | Scoop.it
Private analysts and the Federal Reserve say a slowdown is looming. Though few believe a recession is near, a slowdown in growth would have far-reaching implications.
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U.S. Economy Grew at 3.5% Rate in Third Quarter

U.S. Economy Grew at 3.5% Rate in Third Quarter | MCIntl Market Pulse | Scoop.it
Strong consumer spending powered economic growth in the third quarter, helping to offset weak business investment and a drop in U.S. exports.
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American Express Meetings & Events Forecasts Steady Industry Growth in 2019 | TSNN Trade Show News

American Express Meetings & Events Forecasts Steady Industry Growth in 2019 | TSNN Trade Show News | MCIntl Market Pulse | Scoop.it
Steady growth is the meetings and event industry’s “new normal” according to the American Express Meetings & Events (M&E)2019 Global Meetings and Events Forecast, released on Oct.
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Meeting Planners Stress Most About Dealing With Safety and Security –

Meeting Planners Stress Most About Dealing With Safety and Security – | MCIntl Market Pulse | Scoop.it
One result of the boom times for the meetings and events sector is rising complexity for planners. Many are trying to do more with the same number of When examining the top pain points for planners, stress over safety and security concerns was most acute among those polled.
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World's 50 Best Closes Three-Year Partnership Deal With Singapore Tourism Board

World's 50 Best Closes Three-Year Partnership Deal With Singapore Tourism Board | MCIntl Market Pulse | Scoop.it
The free-wheeling, money-making machine that is the World's 50 Best Awards is headed to Singapore.
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Increased Meetings Demand Continues to Drive Costs Up –

Increased Meetings Demand Continues to Drive Costs Up – | MCIntl Market Pulse | Scoop.it
We've been tracking the increase in demand for meetings for some time, and the sector continues to chug forward with increased costs and complexity for Carlson Wagonlit Travel's 2019 Meetings & Events Future Trends report predicts a 5 to 10 percent increase in meetings demand for 2019, with air and hotel prices rising in tandem.
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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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Meetings Industry Forecast: Human-Centered and Fueled by Tech

Meetings Industry Forecast: Human-Centered and Fueled by Tech | MCIntl Market Pulse | Scoop.it
Convene's reporting on forecasts on lodging, travel, exhibitions, and more is filled with news of technological change — which doesn't eclipse the very human art of bringing people together.
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London Tops Resonance Consultancy's List of ‘2019 World’s Best Cities’

London Tops Resonance Consultancy's List of ‘2019 World’s Best Cities’ | MCIntl Market Pulse | Scoop.it
London leads the pack of the “2019 World’s Best Cities,” a ranking of the 100 best-performing cities around the globe by Resonance Consultancy. The top cities were unveiled Nov. 7 at City Nation Place in London and online at BestCities.org. 
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Cost Cutting Could Lead to Big Changes for Meetings in 2019 –

Cost Cutting Could Lead to Big Changes for Meetings in 2019 – | MCIntl Market Pulse | Scoop.it
As meeting and event planners prepare for 2019, it's clear that financial pressure is poised to define the path of the sector going forward. American American Express Meetings & Events polled 700 event professionals looking at the ramifications of global trends on how they operate.
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Incentive Travel Industry Index: The Good, the Bad, and the Interestin

Incentive Travel Industry Index: The Good, the Bad, and the Interestin | MCIntl Market Pulse | Scoop.it
Use the new survey results to benchmark your incentive spending and programming against the industry at large.
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Destination Marketers Look Beyond Selling to Tourism Management –

Destination Marketers Look Beyond Selling to Tourism Management – | MCIntl Market Pulse | Scoop.it
Tourism boards have generally been tasked with selling, pitching a destination as other organizations handle economic development programs and incentives Tourism boards have generally been tasked with marketing a destination as other organizations handle economic development programs and incentives that help grow local economies. But increasingly, many tourism boards are wearing two hats for destination marketing and management as destinations grapple with overtourism and work to portray themselves as places you can also live and work.
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Top 10 Worries of Meeting Professionals | Northstar Meetings Group

Top 10 Worries of Meeting Professionals | Northstar Meetings Group | MCIntl Market Pulse | Scoop.it
There's a lot of fear and uncertainty in our industry right now -- and the concerns are valid.
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Planners Brace for Complicated New Era –

Planners Brace for Complicated New Era – | MCIntl Market Pulse | Scoop.it
Last week in Las Vegas for IMEX America, I detected a whiff of discomfort in the air among meeting planners. With mounting costs and increased demands,
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U.S. Unemployment Rate Falls to Lowest Level Since 1969

U.S. Unemployment Rate Falls to Lowest Level Since 1969 | MCIntl Market Pulse | Scoop.it
The unemployment rate fell in September to the lowest level since the Vietnam War while hiring cooled slightly, the latest signs of an extremely tight labor market.
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New Study: Incentive Programs to See Bigger Budgets, More Participants: Meetings & Conventions

New Study: Incentive Programs to See Bigger Budgets, More Participants: Meetings & Conventions | MCIntl Market Pulse | Scoop.it
These key findings come from the landmark SITE, IRF and FICP study of 1,000 incentive professionals, revealed in advance of full release on Oct. 15.
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Coming Soon: Real-Time Booking for Small Meetings: Meetings & Conventions

Coming Soon: Real-Time Booking for Small Meetings: Meetings & Conventions | MCIntl Market Pulse | Scoop.it
The long-awaited technology should roll out in 2019.
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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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