Research and White Papers

Unpredictability 'New Norm' in Hotel Rates, TravelClick Reports

by Matt Alderton | July 24, 2017
Hotel rates and bookings are proving to be "inconsistent" this year, concludes TravelClick in its latest industry forecast.

30 Seconds to Smart: Challenges of Planning Small Meetings (Video)

by Michaela Christensen | June 27, 2017
We asked planners about the most difficult factors when planning small events.

New Findings on What Drives Meeting Attendance

by Alex Palmer | June 22, 2017

Latest "Decision to Attend Study" finds leisure experiences key to attracting attendees.


30 Seconds to Smart: Social Media Used at Small Meetings (Video)

by Michaela Christensen | June 20, 2017
We asked small meeting planners what types of social media tools they use.

White Paper: Technology, Young People Influencing Meetings

by Matt Alderton | June 19, 2017
IACC's latest "Meeting Room of the Future" white paper reveals an appetite for memorable and personalized meeting experiences.

30 Seconds to Smart: Top Goals for Small Meetings Planners (Video)

by Michaela Christensen | June 13, 2017
We asked small meetings planners about their organizations' goals for meetings.

Study: More than a Third of Business Travelers Extend Work Trips for Leisure

by Matt Alderton | June 12, 2017
A new study by the GBTA Foundation profiles "bleisure" travelers and explores their impact on companies' managed travel programs.

30 Seconds to Smart: Where Are Small Meetings Being Held? (Video)

by Michaela Christensen | June 06, 2017
We asked small meeting planners where they are bringing groups this year.

Survey: More Marketers Leveraging Live Events

by Matt Alderton | June 01, 2017
A new survey by Freeman suggests that marketers and brand managers are warming up to event marketing.

Uncertainty Could Cost U.S. $1.3 Billion in Lost Travel Dollars This Year

May 19, 2017
GBTA "uncertainty forecast" based on economic research and travel data.

Teneo Shares Tips for Choosing a Compelling Event Venue in 2017

by Matt Alderton | May 10, 2017
Looking for an exciting and memorable meeting venue? Teneo Hospitality Group has eight tips to help you find one.

International Association Meetings Reach Record High as Paris Reclaims Top Spot

by Matt Alderton | May 08, 2017
The International Congress and Convention Association has released its annual list of the top countries and cities for international association meetings.