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IACC report looks at top 10 meeting tech trends for 2015
International Meetings Review
Following research among the 355 members of the International Association of Conference Centers, the association released its "Top 10 Meeting Tech Trends" report for 2015. "Meeting planners are seeing their role influenced more and more by technology, not just for the meeting itself, but in researching and booking venues, how planners interact onsite and how they communicate following the meeting," Mark Cooper, IACC's CEO, said in a statement.
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25 travel safety tips for women business travelers
Small Business Trends
While business travel has gotten safer and easier for female travelers, women traveling alone still need to take some special precautions on the road to protect themselves, as well as their belongings.
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Papa's going to have to buy a brand new bag
MeetingsNet
The International Air Transport Association earlier recently proposed that airlines worldwide rally around a standardized size for carry-on luggage of 21.5 inches x 13.5 inches x 7.5 inches — which is about 20 percent smaller than most U.S. carriers' current limits.
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13 hidden conference gems
Associations Now
Tired of the cities where you've hosted conferences so often? Consider these 13 relatively unsung meeting destinations as you plan your next event. One of these gems will be hosting SGMP's 2017 NEC & Expo: Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
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Food and beverage trends in 2015
Successful Meetings
What do food and beverage budgets look like in 2015 and beyond? What new menu items are most popular among planners? We'll be exploring these questions and more.
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Do hotel star ratings still matter?
Travel Weekly
Rankings can vary widely, raising questions about what they really mean and whether they remain relevant in the age of TripAdvisor, social media overload and the popularity of the fast-growing number of independent properties that defy traditional luxury brand standards. But hoteliers and the ranking services themselves say TripAdvisor and scores of other third-party and traveler review sites only make the ratings more relevant.
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