Research and White Papers

Growth Abounds in IACC's 2016 Trends Report

by Andrea Doyle | September 28, 2016
The comprehensive trends report indicates that IACC members have improved revenue, occupancy, rates, and profits over the previous year.

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.

Webcasts

March 2014 Webcast: How to Negotiate in a Seller's Market

March 20 | 2:00 PM Eastern Description: Very little new hotel inventory is scheduled to come on the market and many organizations are holding more...

May 2014 Webcast: Solutions for a Tight Budget

May 22 2:00|PM Eastern Description: Budget issues are always a stumbling block to producing great meetings. In this webcast, experienced, planners...