Research and White Papers

GBTA Says Nation Must Work Together to Make Air Travel Safe, Efficient

by Matt Alderton | May 31, 2016
The Global Business Travel Association has issued a message of unity in response to anger over long airport security wait times.

New Research Series Helps Trade Show Organizers Court Repeat Attendees

by Matt Alderton | May 02, 2016
The Center for Exhibition Industry Research has launched a five-part research series exploring how to create repeat attendees of exhibitions and events.

30 Seconds to Smart: Top 10 Most Popular Types of Event Merchandise (Video)

by Michaela Christensen | April 26, 2016
We asked planners what types of merchandise they use at events.

30 Seconds to Smart: Is Incorporating Merchandise Into Events Effective? (Video)

by Michaela Christensen | April 19, 2016
We asked planners about the effectiveness of using merchandise at events.

Benchmark Hospitality Names Top Meeting Trends for 2016

by Matt Alderton | April 18, 2016
Top-notch food, creative teambuilding, and "pop-up" meeting spaces are among the year's top meeting trends, according to Benchmark Hospitality International.

ICCA Reports Record Association Meetings, Launches Global Slogan Campaign

by Matt Alderton | April 15, 2016
The International Congress and Convention Association celebrated Global Meetings Industry Day with new statistics and a campaign seeking pro-meetings slogans around the world.

Many Travelers Remain Uninformed as CDC Confirms Zika Causes Birth Defects

by Leo Jakobson | April 14, 2016
Americans are alarmingly unaware about the Zika virus and how to prevent it, a new poll finds.

Forecast: Exhibition Industry Will Surpass Pre-Recession Growth by 2018

by Matt Alderton | April 14, 2016
The exhibition industry is projected to grow every year for at least the next three years, according to the Center for Exhibition Industry Research.

30 Seconds to Smart: Why Do Planners Use Merchandise at Events? (Video)

by Michaela Christensen | April 12, 2016
We asked planners what they are trying to achieve by incorporating merchandise.

U.S. Business Travel Down in February

by Matt Alderton | April 05, 2016
Although business travel declined in February, the travel industry as a whole grew slightly, according to the U.S. Travel Association's latest Travel Trends Index.

30 Seconds to Smart: Planners' Attitudes Toward Merchandise Bars (Video)

by Michaela Christensen | April 05, 2016
We asked planners how they feel about having a merchandise bar at an event.

Brussels Attacks Highlight Risk Management Strengths, Weaknesses, Finds GBTA Poll

by Matt Alderton | March 31, 2016
Most companies have risk management plans that came in handy after the recent terror attacks in Brussels, finds a new Global Business Travel Association survey.