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Lobbying for Business Travelers in D.C. Takes on New Challenges These Days

Lobbying for Business Travelers in D.C. Takes on New Challenges These Days

Matthew Parsons, Skift

The Global Business Travel Association's latest lobbying round involves a lot of practical measures, but time is running out.

1 week ago

Do The Right Thing: Create Event Bubbles by Requiring Negative Tests

Do The Right Thing: Create Event Bubbles by Requiring Negative Tests

EventMB

As coronavirus cases continue to climb around the world, planning event bubbles may be the only chance to go back to in-person meetings. We explore the prospect of bubbles happening within the industry.  

1 week ago

How Event Destinations Attract New Business in the Midst of a Pandemic

How Event Destinations Attract New Business in the Midst of a Pandemic

EventMB

A decline in Covid-19 cases and relaxed border controls in some regions has tasked convention and tourism marketers with a new challenge: promoting their destinations as safe and secure in the midst of a pandemic that is far from over.  

2 weeks ago

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New Skift Report: The Bright Future of Meetings and Events in Thailand

New Skift Report: The Bright Future of Meetings and Events in Thailand

Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau + Skift

The meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions (MICE) industry in Thailand is stronger now than ever before and is expected to continue growing. Today, Bangkok is one of Asia’s most exciting cities and a major business hub for the region, especially after hosting the ASEAN summit in 2019.

5 months ago

Corporate Travel Agencies Remake On-Site Operations at Companies

Corporate Travel Agencies Remake On-Site Operations at Companies

Matthew Parsons, Skift

Archaic throwback to the 1980s, or an indispensable service for the Covid-wary business traveler? Possibly the latter, but with a virtual twist.

2 weeks ago

The Hotel as Cultural Diplomacy: More Important Than Ever Going Forward

The Hotel as Cultural Diplomacy: More Important Than Ever Going Forward

Colin Nagy, Skift

Cultural diplomacy is often found in museums and cultural initiatives. It is seldom found in hotels. The Royal Mansour in Marrakech was a statement of intent from the king to show the best of the country's craft and service. The result is impactful, especially in these times — perhaps more so than other means of country branding.

2 weeks ago

Corporate Travel Giant CWT Paid $4.5 Million in Ransom to Cyber Hackers: Reports

Corporate Travel Giant CWT Paid $4.5 Million in Ransom to Cyber Hackers: Reports

Matthew Parsons, Skift

Data breaches often go undetected for months or even years, so is this latest attack a new tactic the travel industry needs to prepare against?

2 weeks ago

From Pop-Up Policies to Bio-Safety Wellness — Managing Corp Travel Takes On New Complexities

From Pop-Up Policies to Bio-Safety Wellness — Managing Corp Travel Takes On New Complexities

Matthew Parsons, Skift

Coronavirus has accelerated a range of latent travel trends over the past six months, most related to technology. Now you can add traveler well-being to that list.

2 weeks ago

How to Keep Your Virtual Event Secure From Cyber Threats

How to Keep Your Virtual Event Secure From Cyber Threats

EventMB

As we embark on the steep learning curve required by our current safest course of action, virtual events, it's more important than ever that we all gain the training we need to protect our attendees and other stakeholders from breaches in our data.

2 weeks ago

Social Distancing Your Events: How to Get Attendees to Follow the Rules

Social Distancing Your Events: How to Get Attendees to Follow the Rules

EventMB

As hybrid and in-person events return, the conversation has now turned to physical distancing and other risk-mitigation efforts like masks and face shields. The early results suggest that universal compliance with social distancing rules might be an unrealistic expectation.   

2 weeks ago

Lyft, Other Car Services Cater to Grounded Corporate Travelers

Lyft, Other Car Services Cater to Grounded Corporate Travelers

Matthew Parsons, Skift

The latest round of platform updates revolve around cost and safety — two things that corporations care deeply about today.

2 weeks ago

Are You Ready for Post-Lockdown Events? Here Is What They Look Like

Are You Ready for Post-Lockdown Events? Here Is What They Look Like

EventMB

Business events are making a timid comeback with a whole new set of rules and recommendations from international and local health organizations. The first events will look very different. These telling images shed light on the first in-person events.  

3 weeks ago