A trio of Florida destinations top the list of U.S. cities where travelers incur the lowest tax burden. Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers and West Palm Beach levy the lowest general sales and discriminatory travel taxes, followed by Detroit, Mich., and Portland, Ore. According to the GBTA Foundation, the cities taxing travelers the most are, in […]
It may not be a national observance, but, according to American Express Business Travel, August is officially Meetings Month. Throughout the month, the company is offering online programs designed to help meeting and event professionals plan strategically. Insights and advice on managing meetings, measuring return on investment and more will be available in discussion forums, community blogs, white papers and a “green meetings” group.
Sydney, Australia, has world-class cultural venues, a sophisticated hotel inventory and a huge roster of convention-ready venues that were built for the 2000 Olympics. But, until now, the capitol of New South Wales hasn’t aggressively marketed itself as a conventions destination to U.S. planners. “We haven’t really focused on the conference market overseas because [of] […]
During an April 1 colloquy on executive compensation for TARP recipients, Rep. Shelley Berkley (D-Nev.) asked Financial Services Committee Chair Barney Frank (D-Mass.) to clarify whether or not TARP recipients would be allowed to spend money on meetings, events and incentive travel programs. “During the past few months, legitimate business travel for meeting, incentive and […]
Doug Kennedy, president of the Kennedy Training Network, has compiled a useful list of tips to help you and your attendees become green travelers.
Later this year, Sabre Travel Network plans to launch an Enterprise 2.0 Community Platform that will allow employees locally and globally to share their knowledge base about travel and other topics of shared interest.