There continues to be small signs of optimism in the travel sector according to new research by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA). Health and safety measures, while always a cornerstone of travel, are now of significant importance as the industry tries to gain momentum for recovery.
Global Meetings Industry Day, a person-to-person event in more than 50 countries, has been postponed. In response, the Meetings Mean Business Coalition is calling for virtual unity on April 14.
Meetings Mean Business Coalition (MMBC) leaders in the United States, Canada and India have issued the following statement.
The coronavirus continues to rattle the global business travel industry. That is according to the latest research conducted by the Global Business Travel Association. To understand the effects of coronavirus on business travel, GBTA conducted its fourth lightning poll among membership on March 18-21, 2020. It received responses from more than 1,155 member companies throughout the world. View the entire poll results here.
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CWT Meetings & Events, a division of global travel management company Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), has announced its predictions for the top 10 North American cities for corporate meetings and events. The ranking is based on proprietary and industry data in CWT’s 2019 Meetings & Events Future Trends report, to be published next week.
The 2019 forecast for the top 10 North America meetings and events cities (2018/17 positions in brackets):