Tag - travel

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International Business Etiquette for Meeting Planners
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The Gamification of Business Travel
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Amazing Packing Tips for Meeting Planners
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Apps for Meeting Planners – Lounge Buddy
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Americans the Worst Tourists? Not Really

International Business Etiquette for Meeting Planners

Global Meeting Planning

Having just recently returned from a client event in the UK that had a truly international audience (35 different countries represented), this infographic really struck a chord and my funny bone (don’t ask, I am like that).

We all know that people the world over are remarkably similar. We all laugh and love, share friendships and goodwill, but we are different in unique and interesting ways.

Check out this infographic from WD Storage that can help us all from committing some crazy faux pas that creates an international incident that ends your conference with a punch in the nose and a mushroom cloud… Read More

The Gamification of Business Travel

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Image: GraphicStock

As a meeting planner I am always amazed at how many of my client’s employees book business travel outside of their corporate system. There are many reasons why they don’t. They get better deals elsewhere, they want the miles, they want better times, they like thinking that they are better at travel than anyone else… the list goes on and on. Everyone has a story, everyone has an excuse.

When people color outside of the lines, the meeting and event planner is the one to feel the pain because now we are chasing data we need for our program to be successful, especially when that program requires the event be responsible for the attendee from end to end. We are now hunting for  airline info, arrival info, departure info, and in some extreme cases, even hotel stay info. Crazy? Yes. Happens often? More often than you would think.

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Amazing Packing Tips for Meeting Planners

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Meeting planners are awesome travelers and sometimes, even our awesome surprises me. I used to have this client that could pack for 3 months of Arctic travel in a rollaboard with room left over for a parachute, a chainsaw, and a motorcycle…. but not all of us can be Karen…. Read More

Apps for Meeting Planners – Lounge Buddy

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OK, I am not here to say that meeting planners and event professionals are extra special people, that we are a special breed….. Oh who the heck am I kidding, we are amazing people.  Read More

Americans the Worst Tourists? Not Really

Are Americans the Worst Tourists

So, a report came out yesterday and lists American’s as the worst tourists in the world.

Produced by LivingSocial and Mandala Research, the survey polled some 5,600 respondents from five countries and it is basically a load of crap. No country has the worst tourists in the world. I would venture to say that there are idiots from every country on the globe…. every single one.

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