14 Record-High Hotel Occupancy
Collides With 2016 RFP Season
Hotel companies’ rigorous revenue management has revealed booking
problems for travelers and will complicate negotiations for travel buyers
as RFP season nears.
20 The Power Of Strategic Meetings
The only thing harder than reining in meetings spend and wrangling the data is
ignoring the opportunity and leaving those savings on the table; plus, the rise
of mobile event apps.
24 Nonprofit Travel Buyers Pool Procurement Power
Fore, launched in 2013, has scored two collective agreements with
non-U.S. airlines and one with InterContinental for its 17-and-counting
members. No nonprofit is required to give up its own deals for the sake of
the group, but collective bargaining is paying off for these orgs and their
United ends its run at JFK • Global airline passenger miles will rise more in
2015 than in any of the past five years • Starwood Hotels launches Sheraton
Grand • Android Pay & Apple Pay • Stewart Harvey switching from HRG to
BCD Travel • Carlson Wagonlit Travel acquires French meetings agency.
Millennials will form the largest pool of workers this year, do not trust easily
and favor technology-mediated meetings sourcing to personal negotiation.
BCD Travel’s Rose Stratford says global distribution systems are like seat
belts: The technology is old and the design less than fashionable, but
everyone uses them because they’re the most efficient and affordable way
to get the job done. Thus, there’s no benefit to the industry for Lufthansa’s
proposed change in distribution strategy.
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