According to most economic forecasts, nearly every corner of the universe expects record-breaking crowds in the months ahead, so it’s probably best if you accept the inevitable and plan accordingly.
U.S. business travel ended 2014 on a positive note, with record spending expected to top $292 billion, according to a report from the GBTA Foundation. The projection for 2015 is strong, too. Lower oil prices are expected to promote consumer spending and economic projects. The forecast comes from the GBTA Foundation’s fourth-quarter outlook report. The […]
Nevada’s delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives has introduced legislation to stop federal agencies from canceling or avoiding meetings and conferences at resorts and casinos. The Protecting Resort Cities From Discrimination Act would outlaw policies that blacklist such properties from hosting legitimate federal government business. H.R. 1880 was assigned to the House Oversight and Government […]
Attention road warriors: If you think you’re making it on board your plane with that second carry-on bag you’re sadly mistaken. It doesn’t matter if that compact roller case fits in the carry-on bin, if it’s larger than a backpack and you didn’t board in Zone 1, someone’s going to force you to check it […]
It began with pillow choices. Then customized iPod playlists. Now some olfactory-inclined hotels are catering to customers with “fragrance butlers.” The New York Times reports that scent servants were introduced at eight Rosewood properties at the first of the year. Rosewood has hotels in Mexico, the Caribbean, Canada and the United States. Each fragrance menu […]
Despite bad press and stalled economic conditions, incentive travel is making a comeback. The trips themselves may be scaled back and feature more corporate social responsibility components than they did pre-2008, but the Incentive Research Foundation says companies are spending an average of $2,500 per incentive attendee. “Incentive travel is showing the fastest rate of […]