Meetings industry has achieved consistent growth in spend and attendees for the fourth consecutive year, solidifying its value as a business enabler
The third quarter of 2018 saw meeting planners award an unusually high number of RFPs for all future dates compared to a particularly weak third quarter of 2017. The growth rate in awarded RFPs to U.S. hotels over the past 12 months average 11.4%, based on data from the Cvent Supplier Network. The third quarter grew an impressive 14.7%.
Expedia.com released the results of its 18th annual Vacation Deprivation study today, which examines vacation usage and trends across 19 countries. The report found that global vacation deprivation is on the rise, and that workers in the U.S. took the fewest number of vacation days in the world in 2018, alongside Japan and Thailand.
IATA released data for global air freight markets showing that demand rose 2.3% in August 2018 compared to 2017
Micro apartments have cropped up in dense cities across the globe, from New York to Beirut. The average unit is between 300-400 square feet, or around the size of an average one-car garage. While it might sound cramped, they have been praised as one way to stem a mounting housing crisis.
The webinar 'Why You Should be Listening to What Your Voice Agents are Saying to Real Callers' will take place at 11:00 am CDT on September 26th, 2018.
Group bookings for events are a key part of most hotels business, but managing room blocks has long been a cumbersome, time-consuming task. HSMAI and Cvents white paper seeks to inform hoteliers about real-time data tools that can result in smarter, more efficient group booking management.
Airports in Las Vegas, Orlando, Orange County and Buffalo Rank Highest in Respective Segments
South East Asian airports continue to dominate low-cost flight connectivity.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), rose 2.1% in July 2018, compared to the same period the year before. This was the slowest pace of growth seen since May 2016 and well below the five-year average growth rate of 5.1%.