The number of regularly-occurring, internationally-rotating association meetings is increasing by 100 per cent every 10 years

Source: International Meetings Review The International Congress and Convention Association released a report yesterday that looks at convention trends not in terms of year-over-year, but in terms of generations. “A Modern History of International Association Meetings: 1963-2012” is part of ICCA’s 50th anniversary year, and reveals some very promising patterns: Looking at aggregated figures for

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Green megatrends for hospitality and tourism

The Fifth Estate – 15  August, 2013 By Erik Stuebe, Austpac Hotels and Resorts A current megatrend in the hospitality and tourism sector is “going green”. More and more pressure is being applied to businesses to reduce the environmental impact of their operations. This is attracting the attention of regulators as well as becoming a

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Government defers education expenses cap

Work related educational expenses cap delayed until 2015. Federal Treasurer Chris Bowen has announced the deferral of the introduction of the government’s controversial $2000 cap on work related education expense deductions until 01 July 2015. An economic statement just released confirms the move, saying that the delay “will allow for further consultation on how best

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