All convention and exhibition facilities are invited to participate in the Green Venues Report survey. Questions cover a wide range of areas, including: energy efficiency, waste management, water usage, food and beverage services, cleaning practices, staff involvement, communications and certifications. The report provides industry benchmarks for sustainability and an analysis of the venues’ progress, best practices, aggregate impact and innovations.
The numbers are in and, according to PCMA’s latest annual Meetings Market Survey, the industry continued to grow in 2013. More than 400 association, independent and corporate planners completed the survey in late 2013, discussing the pluses and minuses of industry trends — attendance, budgets, exhibitors, revenues with the Professional Convention Management Association, which has been doing the […]
Eco-friendly practices, better technology and in-hotel health amenities are major drivers in today’s hospitality industry, according to the most recent 2012 Lodging Survey from the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AH&LA). The survey, taken every other year, polled more than 52,000 U.S. hotel properties on such items as in-room amenities, security and technology, food & […]
Dear travel manager, have you thought about what the economic outlook for your small or medium-size business will be a year from now? Eighteen months? Well, according to America Airlines’ second annual survey, 71 percent of SMB travel managers project an increase in their companies’ economic outlook by December 2013. And with more money, comes more […]
A recent study conducted by IMEX America hints that the worst of the recession may be over, but recovery is slow. The inaugural Index of Optimism, which surveyed over 250 planners and travel executives (90 percent in the U.S., 10 percent in Canada), shows rising levels of confidence and business expectations. Seventy-one percent of the […]
The outlook for the U.S. meetings industry is improving, according to a survey that polled 505 professional meeting planners throughout the country. The news comes after 18 months of declining demand and an uncertain future. The survey, commissioned by the Professional Convention Management Association, the PCMA Education Foundation and American Express, was conducted online in […]
If meeting industry suppliers want to be competitive during the second half of 2010, they need to pay attention to pricing; deliver value and quality rather than frills and extras; focus on drive-in markets, return on investment (ROI) and corporate social responsibility (CSR); and offer affordable Internet access and hybrid meeting technology. Those were the […]
Train2Meet is developing a series of programs and presentations to help destinations, meeting planners and industry suppliers fight misperceptions the public, news media, C-level executives and government leaders may have about meetings. There are two surveys now open: one for planners and one for industry suppliers.
More than half of American business travelers (53 percent) often tie leisure time into business trips, and the biggest pet peeves across the board are flight delays and cancellations (53 percent), according to TripAdvisor’s annual survey of more than 1,500 business travelers worldwide.