Cvent Releases Results of Global Event Benchmarks Study
The study showed an overwhelming 94 percent of c-level executive respondents believed their events were effective upon completion.
Over the past few years, hotels have experienced an apparent change in direct and on-site bookings due to a number of factors. While the number people who are researching and booking online has sky rocketed, the amount of competition and alternative services available has also increased.
The trends research showed that resort meeting venues achieved the greatest increase in Complete Meeting Package (CMP) rates, showing a 2.6% increase over the previous year. Executive conference venues had forecasted a 5.9% increase in conference package rates in 2015 and resort venues a 3.4% in CMP rates.
Full-time, permanent hiring in the fourth quarter is projected to be the most robust since 2006 and seasonal hiring is poised to outpace last years projections by a healthy margin, according to CareerBuilders latest forecast.
There have been a number of recent studies that focus on the relationship between Tripadvisor scores and hotel rates. While this might seem like an obvious correlation, some of the findings are quite startling.
The nations largest airlines posted an on-time arrival rate of 80.3 percent in August, up from both the 77.7 percent on-time rate in August 2014 and the 78.1 percent mark in July 2015, according to the U.S. Department of Transportations Air Travel Consumer Report (ATCR) released today.
Benjamin Stern, a Melbourne, Fla.-based, 16-year-old entrepreneur, is developing a shampoo, conditioner and body wash delivery system that could help rid the lodging industry of the millions of plastic amenity bottles that are mostly landfilled or otherwise recycled.