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February March 2018

A fresh resource for people who plan and manage meetings, events, business travel, promotions and incentive programs. Providing you with inspiration, guidance and great ideas.

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NORTH AMERICA EUROPE CENTRAL + S. AMERICA ASIA PACIFIC GLOBAL HOTELIERS Sales & Marketing $ 517 $ 345 $ 464 $ 427 $ 410 Training $ 417 $ 342 $ 319 $ 346 $ 247 Internal Team Meeting $ 320 $ 367 $ 305 $ 411 $ 235 Product Launch $ 488 $ 508 $ 560 $ 516 $ 451 Conferences & Tradeshows $ 560 $ 609 $ 467 $ 585 $ 534 Senior Leadership Board Meeting $ 552 $ 544 $ 516 $ 565 $ 539 Advisory $ 525 $ 426 $ 521 $ 363 $ 440 Incentives $ 629 $ 720 $ 702 $ 496 $ 507 gofigure STATS, FACTS AND RANDOM INFO 71% OF WORKING PROFESSIONALS SAY TRAVELLING TO MEET CLIENTS OR COLLEAGUES FACE-TO-FACE IS ESSENTIAL TO BUSINESS SUCCESS Source: Booking.com Canadian Professional Preferences Survey No 1. Grace Bay Turks and Caicos The world's best beaches 2. Whitehaven Beach, Australia 3. Anse Lazio, Seychelles 4. Pink Sands Beach, Bahamas 5. Navagio Beach, Greece Source: FlightNetwork survey of 600-plus travel journalists, editors, bloggers and agencies QUOTED "Organizations can increase efficiencies, reduce redundancies and ultimately save time and money by bringing together travel, events and even marketing programs. These programs should work hand in hand with each other, instead of operating in silos. We are seeing more travel and events programs come together at a faster rate than ever before, pointing to growing industry recognition that all of these functions support and reinforce each other—and generate better business outcomes." –Patrick Smith, chief marketing officer at Cvent, commenting on new research by the GBTA Foundation in partnership with Cvent Overall cost per attendee by meeting type Source: American Express Meetings & Events 2018 Global Meetings and Events Forecast The capacity of the new Air Canada Signature Suite at Toronto Pearson Terminal 1. The suite features a complimentary menu created by acclaimed chef David Hawksworth, a cocktail lounge, sitting area and concierge service and is open to eligible Air Canada premium customers. 160 74 | Ignitemag.ca | February | March 2018

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