Gathered from a variety of sources, here’s a collection of travel industry news, trends and miscellaneous news you might find useful.
Meetings Outlook: Rising Costs Will Put Planners to the Test
Meetings budgets will increase modestly next year, but rising costs will put those budgets to the test. Value will still be available, but getting it will require flexibility and booking further ahead.
Hotels Face the ADA’s Pool Accessibility Deadline
If your meeting property has a pool or spa, add this to your site inspection checklist: accessibility. January 31 is the deadline for hotels and resorts to make their pools and spa facilities compliant with new Americans with Disabilities Act regulations.
Airline travel predictions for 2013 mixed
Young-Adult Dining Declines; Boomers Pick Up Slack
The bad news is that dining occasions are declining among young adults, who traditionally account for the most restaurant business customer traffic. Balancing this is the news that visits by Millennials’ parents and grandparents have been rising.
Meetings Are Smaller, Shorter, Says Active Network
Requests for meeting proposals are now exceeding pre-recession levels, according to the Active Network's Business Solutions Group.