CWT Meetings & Events releases ‘The Future of Sustainable Events’

CWT Meetings & Events has released a bonus feature for its M&E 2020 Future Trends Report, titled The Future of Sustainable Events.

How we measure event performance is changing, says ICE research

Corporate event organisers are now prioritising non-event related metrics as part of event performance measurement, according to new research created by ICE.

UK planners are organising more and larger events, says Cvent study

UK event planners are organising more events, and with larger attendance than in previous years, according to Cvent’s new 2019 Planner Sourcing Report.

New report claims European business travellers spend €504 a week

European business travellers make a significant contribution to the local economies they visit, a figure put at an average of €504 per week, according to a report by Homelike, a tech start-up specialising in accommodation booking.

American Express M&E report dives deep into maximising the event experience

American Express Meetings & Events has released a report on how meeting planners can maximise the event experience with similar or lesser resources/budgets and still meet the objectives of meeting/marketing owners. The report explores:

Global travel pricing to slow in 2020; flights to rise 1.2%, hotels 1.3% – CWT forecast

After posting sharp rises in 2019, prices in the global travel industry are likely to slow in 2020, with flights rising a modest 1.2%, hotels rising only 1.3%, and rental car rates up 1%, according to the sixth annual Global Travel Forecast, published today by travel management platform CWT and the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA).

German Convention Bureau launches ‘Future Meeting Space’

The German Convention Bureau has launched the third phase of its Future Meetings Space research project, which will explore the value of meetings and events in a changing business environment.

Global hotel rates predicted to rise in Hotel Monitor 2020 report

American Express Global Business Travel (Amex GBT) has published its Hotel Monitor 2020 report, predicting ‘modest’ rises in hotel prices next year.

Half of business travellers report ‘mishaps’

More than half of business travellers have experienced a mishap while on the road for work in the last year, says GBTA research.

Sustainability a top priority in ‘Meeting Room of the Future’ report

Ethical operations, experiences, food waste and cyber security were among key topics in the report.

Event apps are struggling to measure ROI, says new research

A new research study has found that engaging attendees is the top reason 81% of organisations are using event apps, but difficulties in measuring ROI, low adoption rates and the complexity of launching apps are still limiting efforts. The study by Eventsforce also found that despite a 50-75% attendee adoption rate for most event apps, 67% of organisers don’t see any value in using apps once the ev...

Over half of travellers prefer missed flight over lost luggage

New research by travel management platform CWT shows that a majority of business travellers would prefer to miss their flight rather than be separated from their luggage – with travellers from the Americas showing the strongest preference at 54%, European travellers at 52%, and travellers from Asia Pacific split down the middle. Two-thirds of business travellers prefer window seats over aisle seat...

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