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The Rise of Nomadism and How Travel and Hospitality Are Responding

David Ryan | May 13, 2019

By David Ryan "The question you should be asking isn't, "What do I want?" or "What are my goals?" but "What would excite me?" Tim Ferriss Like the overall theme in Tim Ferriss's best seller "The 4 Hour Work Week", more and more people are becoming dissatisfied with spending their lives seemingly stuck in one place, working at the same job for years, while yearning for true experiences that connect deep in their soul. Following the great recession of 2008 and the increased effect of globalization, more and more people have the opportunity to combine travel and work. Who wouldn't want the chance to combine travelling, working, meeting new...

How Hotels Are Meeting the Demand for Quality Meeting Space

JLL Real Views | May 9, 2019

Whether they're hosting a conference for 300 out-of-town guests or an away-day for a 30-strong team from a local company, hotel meeting and event spaces are in high-demand. The global market for meetings and events is currently growing at seven percent per year, in turn driving up prices for meeting space across North America, Asia, and Europe. Yet not all facilities are in the same league. As hotels look to gain the edge in winning new and repeat business, many are considering how they can modernize, refresh or add to their meeting and events spaces to extend their appeal to companies and business travelers. "Tired, old facilities won'...

Will IRS Scandal Spark Repeat of AIG Effect? by David Brudney

David Brudney & Associates | June 7, 2013

Will it be déjà vu for the hospitality industry? A newsworthy scandal exposed leading to thousands of roomnights canceled and millions of dollars lost? Let's hope this newly released report by the U.S. Treasury Inspector General does not trigger the same corporate event cancellation and travel expense cutting that caused so much of the financial damage after American International Group's lavish corporate retreat. The report scrutinizes the already embattled Internal Revenue Service for holding a $4.1-million training conference at the 1,572-room Hilton Anaheim in California in 2010 that featured luxury rooms, free drinks and room upg...

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