Research and White Papers

Average Compensation for U.S. Travel Buyers Increases, GBTA Finds

by Andrea Doyle | September 21, 2016
The study shows a moderate year-over-year increase in salary for U.S. travel buyers.

Pacific World Offers Advice on Risk Management for Large-Scale Events

by Matt Alderton | September 19, 2016
Pacific World says meeting planners can mitigate risks by focusing on communication, contingency planning, and relationship-building.

GBTA Study Business Travel Insurance Travel Assistance Services

by Matt Alderton | September 16, 2016
A new GBTA Foundation study finds that most companies provide both travel insurance and assistance services to employees who travel for business.

Study: Small Businesses Use Merchandise Rewards to Motivate Staff, Customers

by Matt Alderton | September 07, 2016
A new study by the Incentive Research Foundation examines how small businesses use merchandise incentives.

Exhibitions Growth Slows, CEIR Reports

by Matt Alderton | September 06, 2016
Macroeconomic conditions have caused a temporary slowdown in exhibition industry growth, according to the Center for Exhibition Industry Research.

TravelClick Predicts 'Prolonged' Decline in North American Hotel Bookings

by Matt Alderton | September 02, 2016
The pace of new hotel bookings continues to decline, according to TravelClick's latest report.

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

by Michaela Christensen | August 30, 2016
We asked planners about some small meetings trends.

30 Seconds to Smart: How Planners Feel About the Online RFP (Video)

by Michaela Christensen | August 23, 2016
We asked planners what they expect from an online RFP.

Survey Reveals How Much Independent Planners Charge

by Matt Alderton | August 22, 2016
Approximately half of planners charge a flat fee, and most make $5,000 or less per event, finds a new survey from the Event Leadership Institute.

30 Seconds to Smart: Where Planners Get Site Selection Information (Video)

by Michaela Christnesen | August 16, 2016
We asked planners where they seek out information when picking a meeting destination.

Hotel Demand Softening, TravelClick Reports

by Matt Alderton | August 11, 2016
The pace of bookings at North American hotels is declining, according to TravelClick's latest market analysis.

30 Seconds to Smart: The Least Important Factors in Site Selection (Video)

by Michaela Christensen | August 09, 2016
Planners rated these elements the most insignificant to making site selection decisions.


December 2016: Maximize Your Event’s Sponsorship Potential

December 1 - 2pm ET  Maximize Your Event’s Sponsorship Potential   Few things are more important today than showing upper management that meetings...