Intelligence

APAC grows on rising demand in China, India and SE Asia: AMEX GBT

According to the Global Business Travel Forecast 2018 published by American Express Global Business Travel (GBT), the outlook for international business travel is generally optimistic, with demand being driven by a steadily improving global...

Different priorities for China’s business travel market: CWT study

Despite a slowdown in its economic growth, China is already the biggest business travel market in the world with total spend expected to reach US$350 billion in 2017. However, as China’s economy transitions to the...

Low exhibitor advocacy a key bugbear: UFI

Low exhibitor advocacy is one of the biggest challenges facing the industry globally, according to a report released by UFI The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry in partnership with event research specialists Explori...

APAC business travellers most worried about safety and security: CWT

In a recent reserach, Carlson Wagonlit Travel found that while more than one-third (37 per cent) of European travellers are concerned about safety and security, their counterparts from other regions worry more. Travellers from...

New research calls travel managers to take traveller-considerate approach

Spurred by new norms of hyper-connectivity, on-demand services, greater personalisation and always-on support, business people expect a simpler and more flexible experience when travelling on behalf of their employers. According to new research from the...

AMEX report forecasts increased industry confidence and competition moving forward

The meetings & events industry can be optimistic about growth prospects next year, driven by increased competition in the supply chain for market share, and robust investments and a desire for consolidation of spend...

Global business travellers identify top challenges on the road

Time spent in transit is the most challenging aspect of business travel, according a new report released today by the GBTA Foundation. The work environment while travelling, layovers and rebooking flights and hotel stays...

Delegate health at events growing in priority: IACC survey

IACC has released its Trends in Nutrition & Delegate Wellbeing survey report, and results reveal that nutrition and well-being are high priorities for delegates – hence food that improves mental clarity and concentration levels is...

Meetings & events industry costs on the up, trends to watch in 2018

The overall cost per attendee per day for meetings and events around the globe increased in 2017 and is expected to continue rising next year, according to the 2018 Meetings and Events Future Trends...

The impact of millennials on corporate travel and expense

Within the past year, millennials (born 1981-1997) surpassed baby boomers (born 1946-1964) as the largest living generation in the US and now make up the largest share of employees in the American workforce, according...