Category Archives: Meetings and Groups

Applying Travel Innovation: 7 Case Studies

Looking for real-world examples of how companies are applying new trends and technologies in their travel programs? Look no farther – Advito, BCD Travel’s consulting arm, describes seven solid case studies in its latest white paper: “Leading the Way: Corporate … Continue reading

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Better RFPs for Meetings via SpeedRFP

This looks like it will be a very useful tool:  SpeedRFP is creating a standard platform for populating and managing RFPs for hotel meetings and events.  Any buyer who needs to get quotes from several hotels will appreciate this.

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What’s Next in Travel Innovation?

Today I watched 34 firms pitch their innovations at a major travel industry conference. Nearly all were aimed at the leisure travel segment, but keep reading…because innovations in the consumer market will shape the face of business travel.

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Trippy – Tomorrow’s Biz Trip Planning Tool?

Take a look at how we might be planning business trips in the very near future.   The video below plans some ground-based activities of a leisure trip, but you’ll quickly see how this tool could be used in a business … Continue reading

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Meetings Analytics – A Much-needed Service

If your firm spends much on meetings and events, you should check out Meetings Analytics.  This young firm does the hard and messy work of gathering, scrubbing and analyzing corporate meeting data, and then analyzes it to identify practical savings … Continue reading

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MeetingTrader’s Fix for Canceled Meetings

Got a canceled meeting on your hands?  Want to recover some of your deposit and cancellation fees?  Thanks to MeetingTrader, you now have a better chance of saving some money.  I spoke with Tim Brooks, the firm’s Founder and CEO, … Continue reading

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Canceled Meetings – Brilliant Idea?

File this under two headings: “Why didn’t anybody think of this before?” and “Tell my meetings managers about these guys!” MeetingTrader.com sure caught my eye at the NBTA show earlier this week. Hotel industry veteran Tim Brooks founded this firm … Continue reading

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