76% of Hotels Report Staffing Shortages, Affecting Meetings

Are you asking about staffing capacity before you book your meeting or event at a hotel? If not, you should, because much of the hospitality industry is still struggling to build up its staff after mass layoffs, furloughs and resignations post-pandemic. It’s one way you can ensure that your guests are getting the service they deserve while attending your meeting or event.

The Most Motivating Incentive Travel Elements

The appeal of group incentive travel remains strong, according to a recent Incentive Research Foundation survey of North American employees. The study found that a group incentive travel experience to an appealing destination was rated “very” or “extremely motivating” by 91% of respondents for the third year in a row. The study further examined destinations and program design to determine the elements that provide maximum inspiration to earn the award.

Five Easy Ways to Engage in Global Meetings Industry Day, April 11

Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID), set for Thursday, April 11, is an international day of advocacy that seeks to showcase the “undeniable value that business meetings, trade shows, incentive travel, exhibitions, conferences and conventions bring to people, businesses and communities.” Learn about easy ways to engage in the event here.