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Strategic Planning Makes Hybrid Meetings Work
Strategic Planning Makes Hybrid Meetings Work

Streaming and virtual technologies have many benefits for meetings, but only when they are used strategically. Here are tips for making hybrid meetings worth the cost.

Meetings Business Gains Solid Footing
Meetings Business Gains Solid Footing

The meetings industry continues its delayed but now steady recovery from the recession, according to the latest Meetings Market Survey conducted by Convene, the magazine of the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA). Nearly half of the respondents reported an increase in attendance at their 2014 flagship event.

Newer Hotel Companies Offer Free Wi-Fi; a $7 Billion Savings for U.S. Companies, They Say
Newer Hotel Companies Offer Free Wi-Fi; a $7 Billion Savings for U.S. Companies, They Say

New hotel entrants are offering free Wi-Fi, a must-have for business travelers. One of them, London-based Amba Hotels, said U.S. businesses spent $7.3 billion last year on Wi-Fi connections for business travelers.

DHS Funding Stand-Off: Hurts Biz Travel, Sez GBTA
DHS Funding Stand-Off: Hurts Biz Travel, Sez GBTA

There will be dire consequences for business travel—and the economy—if Congress this week fails to fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), says the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA).

MPI Sees Need for More Agent-Planner Collaboration
MPI Sees Need for More Agent-Planner Collaboration

Travel planners—whether they are meeting planners or travel agents—will inevitably have to arrange events sometime during their careers, says Meeting Professionals International (MPI) chairman Kevin Kirby. It's why the group recently redesigned its Certificate in Meeting Management (CMM) designation.

Why Your Travel Spend Will Increase This Year
Why Your Travel Spend  Will Increase This Year

It's only February, but business travel spend is surging ahead of projections, budgets and approved levels. A strong dollar and low oil prices, are major contributors, according to the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA).

Managing Biz Travelers’ Wi-Fi Costs
Managing Biz Travelers’ Wi-Fi Costs

Free hotel Wi-Fi will make business travelers happier, but what does it mean for travel spend? Like most financial questions, it depends.

Wi-Fi Woes at Marriott International
Wi-Fi Woes at Marriott International

Marriott International has now run afoul of travel professionals several times regarding its stance on Wi-Fi. In the latest development, the company backed off of its move seeking permission to block customer Wi-Fi devices in meeting and event spaces.