Corporate Travel Agencies Build for a More Complex Future

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A gate at Boston's Logan International Airport. Travel management companies are ramping up their technology efforts, but there's still a long way to go before a larger transformation sweeps across the industry. Kent Wien / Flickr

Skift Take: Even big travel management companies, which usually resist change, are planning ahead to better anticipate traveler and travel manager needs. No one's quite sure when this more connected and insightful future will arrive, though.

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Meeting Planners Face a Daunting Challenge in Rising Food and Beverage Costs

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Meetings and events generate tax dollars and spending for destination cities. International travelers tend to spend the most, although they still make up just a fraction of those who attend events in the U.S. allthingsopen / Flickr

Skift Take: Spending as a result of U.S. meetings and events has steadily increased since 2009, and it doesn't look to be slowing down anytime soon, according to new research. Spending on food and beverage likewise isn't easing up at all.

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