Nov/Dec 2014

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82 | Ignitemag.ca | November | December 2014 85 % 85 % 85 % 85 % 85 % go gure Stats, facts and random info 4.6% The predicted increase in North American group hotel prices. Source: American Express Meetings & Events 2015 Global Meetings Forecast 44,996 The number of canned goods collected at The International Union of Food Science and Technology 17th World Congress held at the Palais des congrès de Montréal, achieving a new Guinness World Record. Canadian airfares are expected to rise by 1.5% in 2015. Source: 2015 Global Travel Price Outlook, GBTA Foundation and Carlson Wagonlit Travel Source: The State of Event Apps, Research conducted in partnership with Meeting Professionals International, presented by DoubleDutch. Of planners will be using event apps by the end of 2015. Source: Association of Corporate Travel Executives poll conducted during the association's global travel conference in Copenhagen, October 2014. Do you think that a travel ban, coupled with an intensified effort to contain, cure, or control the spread Ebola would eliminate a growing travel fear or panic? 49% YES 51% NO 41% of travel executives surveyed reported their companies had restricted travel to Sierra Leone, Guinea, Senegal or Nigeria. The most important hotel amenity for business travellers: 39.3% 34.9% 22.7% Free Wi-Fi Complimentary hot breakfast Bedroom suite Source: The Changing Business of Extended-Stay Hotels, presented by Homewood Suites by Hilton and Skift

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