Face-to-face meetings slipping further into future as the confidence of business travel planners wanes

According to the i-meet.com weekly survey of over 2000 business travel planners, their confidence in starting up face-to-face meetings has moved further and further away…..

International conferences were riding the crest of the wave in 2019 with Paris and USA leading the way, but now USD6 billion worth of business has been lost in just six months of 2020

ICCA, the International Congress and Convention Association, a global meetings association based in the Netherlands, has released statistics that show 2019 was a record breaking…..

Is the door now open for the relaunch of tradeshows? Germany segments ‘mass gathering’ guidance in a major fillip for the meetings and events industry

The German government has seemingly paved a way for exhibitions and trade shows in the country to reopen. In its list of measures on dealing…..

Video of the week – Bringing cost-efficiency and transparency to meetings and group bookings in a strategic way

With many of us across the world now in some form of isolation, working from home, even taking on the role of teachers for our…..

Face-to-face meetings remain a key part of business, but travel restrictions could help the acceptance rates of virtual conferences as an alternative

It is widely accepted that face-to-face meetings are – and will remain – a key part of business. Put simply, they allow for clearer communication……

Puerto Rico works to expand its meetings and conventions sector

Puerto Rico has given new meaning to the definition of resilience during the last few years after facing numerous unforeseen obstacles. But the country’s tourism…..

The business meetings and events industry is set to start the new year with optimism after a challenging 2019

A growth in enquiry levels for 2020 will allow the business meetings and events industry to start the new year with optimism after a challenging…..

CWT projects +8% growth for the meetings and events sector in 2020, but warns of gathering geopolitical and economic headwinds

CWT Meetings & Events (CWT M&E), the global meetings and events division of CWT, says the USD840 billion industry is poised for an +8% growth…..

Inside Travel: Understanding the latest technology and industry trend insights

Find it hard to keep track with all the latest insights into business trends, new products and technology advancements in the travel sector? The Blue Swan…..

QUESTION FOR THE WEEK: What were the ten largest meeting destinations in Europe in 2018?

In our new weekly series to break up those Monday morning office blues, The Blue Swan Daily will be testing your knowledge and insight into…..

Radisson launches ‘personal, professional and memorable’ new meetings product with a carbon neutral goal

Radisson Hotel Group has launched its new Radisson Meetings global meetings and events offering that has been designed to meet the ever-changing demands of the…..