Business travelers are taking to the skies just as much as in previous years, but they are increasingly taking time out for themselves, according to new research released by American Express Global Business Travel
Women are more organised, plan further ahead and differ in terms of their travel priorities, according to a survey of over 1,000 business travellers commissioned by bmi regional (www.bmiregional.com) to understand the behaviour and demands of women travelling on business.
Las Vegas is known for continually reinventing itself to provide the best possible experience for visitors. A series of new projects announced recently is injecting more than $5 billion into the destination over the next several years.
According to the American Express Meetings & Events 2014 Global Meetings Forecast, following two years of modest budget and activity increases, flat or slight declines in meetings spend per organization are expected across all regions heading into 2014.
Todays young travelers are smart consumers, demand customized and adventurous trips, and rely heavily on social interaction for recommendations when considering a certain destination and activities. This according to a new report from Amadeus which also highlights the role of new technologies in continuing to drive and impact the way younger generations travel.
With the growing interest in trips to enhance mind, body and spirit, wellness tourism has created a new niche for travel agents to grow or expand their business while offering a personally and professionally rewarding career specialty.
The office holiday party; the company softball league; the baby shower for the woman who sits three cubicles down the hall; happy hour with your co-workers: These are all part of the social rhythms and obligations of the modern workplace - some company sponsored, others initiated by employees - ostensibly meant to help us form and maintain close relationships with our colleagues.
It goes without saying that social media and mobile are no longer an optional, nice-to-have for travel brands. They are an integral part of the business and essential for delivering a great customer experience. Over the past few months Pamela Whitby has been talking to the travel industry to find out where they are focusing their efforts.