And, to finish out my diatribe about future trends for the professional speaker, American Express Business Travel released the results of its annual Global Business Travel Forecast.
Among the predictions as reported in Successful Meetings magazine:
- Planners will likely hold more local and regional meetings
- They will incorporate more virtual alternatives and supplements to face-to-face gatherings
- Airfare and hotel rates are expected to reach pre-recession levels next year (wish I could say the same thing for the value of my house here in Scottsdale, Arizona!)
All in all, I think it is safe to say that the landscape is changing…and we need to be able to change and adapt with it.