Thursday Buzz: The Travel Industry’s Massive Impact

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The WTTC estimates there will be 2 billion travelers in 2026. Projections for the future abound: Scowsill added that 370 million jobs in the world are to be accounted to the travel and tourism industry in 2026. According to a new report, the travel industry accounts for one in 11 jobs across the world. Plus: Consider your opposition. Numbers don’t lie. And the latest numbers from the travel sector show that the industry is a force to be reckoned with.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.26.18

Reid All About it

4 million US jobs are expected to be disrupted by technology and other factors between now and 2026. The weekly list of free educational events for the association community… The world wants you just as you are—you are enough. This message is from one of the best pieces I read this week. Thanks to Jeffery Cufaude for sharing his wisdom with us.


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Groups Denounce Texas Bill as Discriminatory Ahead of Special Session

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billion by 2026 if the bill passes. A group of local visitor bureaus, businesses, lawmakers, and associations spoke out against the proposed Texas “bathroom bill” on Monday as the legislature prepared to kick off a 30-day special session.

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Teamwork with Your Host City Is Critical to a Great Show

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It will return to Orlando in 2021, 2022 and 2026. Geoff Cassidy of NAHB discusses the challenges—and opportunities—of managing a show with more than 60,000 attendees.

Association 4.0: 2018’s Transformation Imperative


The World Economic Forum’s report, “Deep Shift,” puts a timeline on when key technologies will be mainstream: robots and automation (tipping point 2021); Internet of Things, wearable Internet, 3D printing and manufacturing (tipping point 2022); supercomputers in our pockets (tipping point 2023); driverless cars (tipping point 2026). Anticipating and adapting to change has always been a characteristic of successful association leaders.

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