The Phocuswright Conference 2021

November 15-17, 2021 | USA

Corporate business travel on airlines is expected to shrink by as much as 19 percent, and that decline could become permanent, an analysis from Raleigh-headquartered Beroe, Inc. found. “When travel restrictions were imposed worldwide, businesses replaced direct meetings with virtual ones to contain the pandemic’s spread. Many businesses adapted to virtual meetings and have realized that not all meetings must be in-person. Businesses have also realized huge cost savings on air travel spend,” said Anusree Mohan, senior analyst at Beroe, in a statement.  “In the future, airline travel will be a more mindful and thought-out way of traveling, allowing employees to have a better life balance and employers to have a better return on investment.” Prior to the onset of the global coronavirus pandemic, business travelers represented about half of airline revenue, or about 1.7% of total global GDP, according to Beroe. But with businesses seeking cost-saving measures, and integrating virtual meeting tools to conduct meetings, Beroe analysts are predicting short- and long-term effects on air travel.

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During the holidays, the number of travelers increases over 50% and about 3.5 million head abroad. With so many people on the go, how is technology improving the ease and comfort of travel?


OTHER PAST CONFERENCES

Dubai Accessible Tourism International Summit

November 22-23, 2021 | UAE

Dubai Accessible Tourism International Summit will discuss a comprehensive range of topics which aims to highlight the legislations, policies and requirements of tourists with disabilities, in addition to the challenges they face while travelling in relation to available infrastructures, transportation and communications means, among other equally important related issues.The Summit, which enjoys the participation of organisations, officials and international government officials and experts, aims also to strengthen the UAE’s efforts to make the country a preferred tourist destination for people with disabilities from all over the world.

The ITB Asia Conference

October 25-29, 2021 | Singapore

The ITB Asia Conference Programme features more than 270 speakers within three days, delivering over 7,000 minutes of thought provoking and inspiring content from a diverse range of MICE, Leisure, Corporate and Travel Technology topics. This conference is where serious travel and tourism trade professionals debate, interact and discuss business. All attendees with a valid exhibitor, buyer or visitor badge will receive full access to all conference sessions at ITB Asia. Attend ITB Asia today and gain greater insights to the travel trade industry. Attendees can look forward to showcases and workshops focusing on travel technology, meetings and incentives, destination marketing, hotels, tours and activities, cruise, air travel and more.

CruiseWorld

November 10-12, 2021 | USA

Travel Weekly’s CruiseWorld will bring the industry together for growth and evolution through educational workshops, networking events, and a trademark Exhibitor Showcase. Travel advisors attend seeking education, relationships and new products for their eager customers. Supplier partners are able to establish new sales relationships and share product updates.

2021 USTOA Annual Conference & Marketplace

December 7-11, 2021 | USA

Since USTOA's inception in 1972, the USTOA Annual Conference & Marketplace has distinguished itself for being the only travel industry event in the United States that brings together the leading North American travel companies with tourism suppliers and destinations from around the globe in an intimate and exclusive setting.