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Canada for Millennials

By Allan Lynch

Many groups struggle to develop itineraries which appeal to Millennials. 

One way to build interest can be via a strong pre- and/or post-event tour. This is where Geckos Adventures step in. Recently launched in the Canadian market by The Intrepid Group, Geckos offers trips...

 

Americas: Know Your Employees, Communicate Accordingly

by Kevin Iwamoto, GLP & GTP, vice president of industry strategy, Lanyon

Whenever I speak, I always challenge my audience and their thought processes. I do my best to get them to shake off the cobwebs of “business as usual” and to take a look around to see if what they are doing...

 

What Millennials Want in Business Travel

Karen Shackman

Earlier this year, the Convention Industry Council released a study on the economic significance of meetings and events. Significantly, the study found that participant volume at meetings and events increased by 10 percent since a similar study in...

 

Stats: Millennial Travelers Want Value-Add Perks in Hotels

Interesting stats this week from Chase Card Services, which recently conducted a survey of more than 1,000 18-67-year-olds who stayed in a hotel at least five nights per year for business, pleasure or both.

The study found that Millennials—generally defined as people born between 1980 and...

 

IACC Report: The Generational Preferences of European Meeting Planners

At last month's IMEX Frankfurt Inspiration Centre, Development Counsellors International (DCI) and International Association of Conference Centers (IACC) presented the findings of a recent study of meeting planners living and working in Europe entitled "Exploring the Generational...

 

IMEX: Making Multi-Generation Workplaces Shine

Day two of IMEX in Frankfurt brought another strong roster of education with attendees exchanging ideas, energy and best practices across keynotes, sessions, forums, campfires and more.

One topic that was top of mind is gaining a better understanding of and embracing the multi-generation...

 

How to Break Rules and Attract Millennials to Conferences

A September 2013 Fast Company article described Millennials—the generation born starting in the early 1980s—as “angry, vocal and hungry for social change.” Taking a cue from that article, Jeff Hurt (pictured right) of event consulting company Velvet Chainsaw, penned a...

 

Report: How Millennials Travel for Business

Travel website Expedia has released a report on how Generation Y (also known as millennials) are traveling, with some interesting insights into the future of the business. The Future of Travel Study was conducted across five continents, asking 8,535 employed adults in 24 countries about how...

 

Survey: Generation Y Ignores Corporate Travel Booking Policies

Interesting industry insights from American Express Global Business Travel today: BusinessWeek is reporting that a recent study from Concur Technologies, a supplier of corporate travel software, found that more than half of hotel reservations for business travel are being made outside a...

 

Hilton Survey Looks at Millennial Business Travel Trends

In an average month, one in four (24 percent) business-traveling Millennials travel overnight for business at least once per week, according to the recently released Hilton Garden Inn Discovery and Connection Survey. More than any other age group, Millennial business travelers are more likely to...

 

Workplace Skills: Engaging Four Different Generations

As he began his keynote speech—“Rocking the Workplace: Managing and Leading the Four Generations”—at AIBTM, Seth Mattison said that “lack of generational awareness has a dramatic effect on ability to work with clients and coworkers.” And while knee-jerk reactions...

 

Survey: Different Generations of Meeting Planners Look for Different Venues & Destinations

  IACC-Americas’ Emerging Trends Team recently partnered with Development Counsellors International to survey meeting planners of various generations—from Baby Boomers to Gen Xers to Millennials. The findings of the survey were announced at IACC-Americas 2013...

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