Many people seem to be interested in measuring the value behind business travel and meetings, and that’s a good thing. We certainly have plenty of opportunities to tell how the travel industry benefits everyone involved. One significant way to achieve this is by associating business travel with strategic business plans, and 72% of meeting planners say they are doing just that. This, according to a survey from Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI).

We’ve also explored what small and mid-sized organizations may want to know about strategic meetings management with tips from Tony Wagner of Carlson Wagonlit Travel North America.

While it’s valuable to incorporate measurement, it is particularly tough to determine when the economic recovery has fully not stabilized in travel. Fluctuations in fuel prices, hidden airline fees and travel-related taxes make predicting budgets and measuring benefits very difficult. 75% of planners say they are worried that this environment has a negative impact on business meetings and travel.

Other business travel views from our site that we’d like to highlight for you include:

I’m pleased to also share that we have two regular contributors on Mark Peacock is our road warrior and business travel expert who shares his tips and insights, and Diana Rowe is a business travel writer who covers destinations, hotels, airlines and event planning.

If you are interested in being a guest contributor about a business travel or events topic, contact me. We share views and insights that will help change the way people perceive business travel and the hospitality industry in the U.S. and internationally.

We also have potential opportunities to share your message on our site, including a new job board and venues directory. Check out some of our pre-launch opportunities (and pricing!):

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