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Smart Moves in Mexico, Atlanta and More

Smart Meetings

Nicole Okuna Nicole Okuna, The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort Okuna is appointed as general manager of The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort. Most recently serving as hotel manager at the same property, Okuna was a driving force in elevating guest experiences at Pink Palace of the Pacific and leading key multi-hotel initiatives across Marriott’s Waikiki Collection.

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European tourism reaches new highs in 2024 as travellers’ plans diversify

ETC Corporate

Europe’s tourism industry continued its recovery in the second quarter of 2024. Foreign arrivals (+6%) and overnights (+7%) surpassed 2019 figures, reflecting a year-on-year increase of 12% and 10%, respectively. The growth is propelled by robust intra-regional travel from Germany, France, Italy, and the Netherlands.

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Adding Accessibility to DEI: Making Travel & Events Inclusive for All

ADMEI

Adding Accessibility to DEI: Making Travel & Events Inclusive for All 10 July 2024 In the evolving landscape of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), a new and crucial dimension is gaining attention: accessibility. As the travel industry continues to strive for inclusivity, adding the "A" to DEI underscores the importance of creating travel and event experiences that are accessible to all, including individuals with disabilities.

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Harnessing AI for Culturally Inclusive and Diverse Corporate Events

Traveler's Q

Revolutionizing Diversity with AI Imagine a corporate event where every culture is celebrated, every voice is heard, and every attendee feels included. With the advent of artificial intelligence (AI), this vision is not only possible but also practical. AI is revolutionizing how we plan and execute events, making them more inclusive, personalized, and efficient.

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COVID-19 Travel Consumer Sentiment Study

TravelBoom and sister agency, The Brandon Agency, release new consumer sentiment study on travel amidst the COVID-19 second wave

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Sustainable event ideas in Lucerne

The MICE Blog

Nowhere else in Switzerland can you find the unique combination of city, lake, and mountains in such close proximity as in Lucerne. Just under an hour by train from Zurich, Lucerne offers a quintessential Swiss experience, complete with top-notch infrastructure for business events. I recently visited Lucerne to attend the ‘Go Sustainable’ study trip, organised by the Lucerne Convention Bureau in collaboration with the Zurich Convention Bureau.

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Meet the Woman Who Gets Event Entrepreneurs Talking

MeetingsNet

The TEN Collective, a community of small-business owners in the meetings industry, gathers online every other week to discuss their challenges and questions. Its leader: Sarah Meister, founder of SM Event Co. It’s not unusual to meet business-event professionals who, confident in their industry knowledge and skills, have launched their own firms. It’s also not unusual to find those same entrepreneurs struggling with the many challenges of running a small business.

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What Can Planners Learn from the National Political Conventions?

Smart Meetings

The opening gavel for the Republican National Convention will resound in Milwaukee on July 15, and the Democrats will follow with their quadrennial gathering, in Chicago, on Aug. 19. Each national convention is predicted to draw some 50,000 visitors to those cities and regions. And each will be bookended by a flurry of events hosted by local leaders, lobbyists and others who hope to hold sway with the nation’s elected officials, convention delegates, political pundits and the media.

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A terrific example of the value of client feedback—Part 2

Conferences that Work

In Part 1 of this post , I offered gratitude for client feedback and gave an excellent example from Rachel LaForgia , the Senior Program Director of The Peace and Security Funders Group (PSFG). In this continuation post, I’ll share what I learned from Rachel’s feedback. I get client feedback! Right after PSFG’s second peer conference in May 2024, I was delighted to receive detailed feedback from Rachel (in red ), which I shared in full in Part 1.

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Venue and industry Association Partners announced for inaugural IBTM Asia Pacific

Travel Daily Media

The post Venue and industry Association Partners announced for inaugural IBTM Asia Pacific appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily Media. The must attend two-day event for the Asia Pacific MICE industry takes place 19 – 20 March 2025 at AsiaWorld-Expo in Hong Kong. IBTM World organiser, RX, has announced the international and regional chapter associations: ICCA Asia Pacific, MPI and IAPCO as its supporting partners for the inaugural IBTM Asia Pacific, which will take place from

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From Registration to ROI: 7 Ways Event Data Analysis Drives Success

Stova

Industry research shows in-person events are the most trusted channel in an integrated marketing plan. With the phasing out of online cookies, events have also become one of the most effective ways to gather first-party data. For savvy meeting professionals, event data is a goldmine hiding in plain sight – if you know how to find it. To help make the most of the opportunities before you, Stova joined Skift Meetings last month in a webinar entitled “Seizing the Moment: Real-Time Event Data Analys

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Evolution of the DMC:Renewing Business Relationships with Deeper Trust, Transparency & Understanding

The evolution of the DMC industry requires that it embark upon a renewed relationship with clients that is built upon transparency, trust, and understanding.

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Hard Event Choices: Affordability vs. Sustainability

MeetingsNet

A major survey of planners finds that as meeting costs keep rising, sustainability slides down the list of priorities. With rising prices squeezing business-event budgets in many areas, planners are increasingly basing their venue and service-vendor choices on “value for money” while focusing less on sustainability factors. This is according to the International Planner Sentiment Report from The Power of Events, a U.K.

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CMP Spotlight: Get to Know Ronda Keys, CMP Fellow

Smart Meetings

Before Ronda Keys was a CMP Fellow —and a CMM, CEM, DES, CTA, HMCC and the assistant director of events at The Universities at Shady Grove —she was a little girl planning events complete with themes, invitations and menus for her Barbie dolls. She says, “Event design was a passion of mine at an early age!” Today, she is a confident planner, with prowess and passion.

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4 Things Your Clients Wish You Knew

National Association For Catering ane Events

Despite our clients’ wishes, event professionals are not mind readers. We can make educated guesses, but we can’t predict someone’s favorite color or cuisine off the bat. Instead, we must engage and communicate with our clients to uncover their unspoken expectations. Whether they’re hesitant to voice their opinions or simply aren’t yet aware of what they want, unveiling their hidden desires is key to executing a successful event.

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Malaysia Airlines hosts first-ever trade elevation summit

Travel Daily Media

The post Malaysia Airlines hosts first-ever trade elevation summit appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily Media. Malaysia Airlines successfully hosted the first-ever Malaysia Airlines Trade Elevation Summit, the largest industry event of its kind in the country. A collaborative effort with Tourism Malaysia (TM) and the Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), the summit helped advance the goals of Visit Malaysia Year 2026 while positioning Kuala Lumpur as a gateway fo

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Geomarketing: a tool that boosts campaigns

Interface Tourism Spain

Geomarketing: a tool that boosts campaigns All the news Back to newsroom What do the ChowderFest in Long Beach Island, New Jersey, the DuPage Road Trip in Chicago, and the Ferry Hopo in Gold Coast, Australia have in common? All three have utilized Geomarketing in the past with excellent results. Geomarketing is a marketing strategy that leverages the location of individuals to broaden the possibilities of communicating a message.

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Hurricane Hardship, but the Show Goes On

MeetingsNet

A 12,000-person agricultural convention in Houston deftly worked its way around Hurricane Beryl—including holding breakout sessions with no electricity. Never underestimate the determination of conventioneers to reach their learning and networking objectives, even when Mother Nature delivers a forceful blow. The Texas FFA State Convention, a gathering of more than 12,000 agriculture teachers and students, ran headlong into Hurricane Beryl on Monday, July 8—the scheduled opening day of its 96th a

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New and Renovated: Big Cities, Big Debuts

Smart Meetings

Big-name hotels in major cities unveil the conference space of your dreams What better destination for a big meeting than a bright, celebrated city? From NYC to Chicago to Vegas, celebrated hotel brands debut expanded meeting space and strategic redesigns to draw conferences of the best and brightest to their all-star cities. City in a Garden Burnham Ballroom, JW Marriott Chicago Centrally located on Chicago’s famous Loop is JW Marriott Chicago , made all the more enticing with the debut of its

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News for Professionals: Career Advice and Ideas

Convene by PCMA

Looking for ways to do your job better — or for the latest trends in the world of work? Here’s a roundup of career-related stories selected by the editors of Convene. How to Set Boundaries at Work, Even If You’re New “In the beginning of your career, you can feel invincible — like you can do anything,” Russell Glass, CEO of mental health app Headspace, tells Fast Company , but it’s important to strive for balance.

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Is Taiwan’s MICE industry ready to challenge major players in Asia?

Travel Daily Media

The post Is Taiwan’s MICE industry ready to challenge major players in Asia? appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily Media. Taiwan leverages tech, culture, and venues to attract more MICE events. Asia Pacific’s MICE industry, valued at over $180b, is estimated to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 10% from 2024 to 2030, according to market research firm Grand View Research.

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15 Most Affordable Places to Live in Florida in 2024

Redfin

With its miles of beautiful beaches, year-round warm climate, and abundant sunshine, there are numerous reasons that make Florida an inviting place to live. From Orlando’s theme parks to the Everglades National Park, bustling cities, and charming beach towns in Florida , there’s something for anyone residing in the state. So, if Florida sounds like the state for you, then you may also be curious about what cities fit into your budget.

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Bizzabo Secures EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework Certification

Bizzaboo

Bizzabo is proud to announce its commitment to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework program, reaffirming our ongoing dedication to enterprise-grade security and compliance. The Data Privacy Framework provides a structured approach for U.S. companies to handle cross-border data transfers while adhering to European Union privacy principles and legal requirements.

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Professional and caring: Remembering industry icon Helen Moskovitz

MPI

Helen Moskovitz was a Lifetime Member of Meeting Professionals International and an icon within the destination management, event planning and hospitality industry.

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People on the Move

Convene by PCMA

Your colleagues are on the move, find out who is going where. Maddie DaMario, David McAuley, and Clinton Coleman Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACVB) has announced a recent hire and two promotions. Maddie DaMario has joined the organization as director, Chicago area sales office. She is responsible for selling Atlanta as a destination for trade shows and group meetings, with a focus on attracting customers from the Midwest market.

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SKIL flags off new venture ‘World of Musicians’ to redefine bespoke artist management

Travel Daily Media

The post SKIL flags off new venture ‘World of Musicians’ to redefine bespoke artist management appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily Media. SKIL, India’s comprehensive travel solutions provider recently entered the artist management realm with the launch of their new venture, ‘World of Musicians’ (WOM). WOM is poised to revolutionize the artist management landscape by delivering tailored, end-to-end talent management services.

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Starting in the Events Industry? Our Event Planners Share their Top 6 Pieces of Advice

Meeting Tomorrow

Our team has seen it all. Through their careers, they’ve planned thousands of successful events, and have weathered recessions, pandemics, industry shifts and much more. Whether you’ve been in the industry 10 days or 10 months, here’s what three of our event pros of 10+ years wish they would have known starting out. Joey Rodriguez Joey is a seasoned event planning pro, now in her 21st year in the industry.

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Best Ways to Explore the Natural Splendor and Wealth of Culture in Ketchikan, Alaska on a Cruise

Gavel International

Reading Time: 5 minutes Ketchikan might very well be one of the most fascinating destinations not familiar to the average person. The natural elements are impressive in their own right, with the largest forest in the U.S., Tongass National Forest, surrounding Ketchikan. In fact, the salmon capital of the world – one of Ketchikan’s many distinctions – is literally located inside the forest’s vast 17 million acres.

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Experts share tips on impactful event design

Bizzaboo

By directly influencing attendee engagement and satisfaction, event design plays a critical role in the success of your events — or the lack thereof. A well-designed event ensures that all elements align with event objectives and the target audience, creating a cohesive and memorable experience. However, many teams struggle with effective event designs due to a confluence of challenges — including a lack of clear objectives, resource constraints, and technical challenges.

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Webinar: 8 Practical Gen AI Use Cases for Events

Convene by PCMA

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is being developed at an extraordinary pace. How practical are AI solutions for event managers, producers, and marketers? Join Nick Borelli , Marketing Director at Zenus, as he walks through numerous practical applications for AI in events that are already boosting productivity for early adopters. Grab a front row seat to witness hands-on examples from an industry expert!

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Signature Travel Network concludes successful 2024 regionals 

Travel Daily Media

The post Signature Travel Network concludes successful 2024 regionals appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily Media. Signature Travel Network recently held its 2024 Regional events, reinforcing its commitment to educate and connect advisors and partners. The events, held in Dallas, Chicago, Los Angeles and Ft. Lauderdale, drew more than 1,200 attendees and featured 7,000+ appointments and 50+ presentations over the course of one month.

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Understanding Mortgage Interest: How It Works and What You Need to Know

Redfin

In this Redfin article, we’ll delve into the intricacies of mortgage interest, helping you understand how it works, what factors influence it, and how different types of mortgages can affect your payments. If you’re searching for a condo in New York or a home in Los Angeles , understanding mortgage interest is crucial for making informed financial decisions.

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The 14 Best Education Events in 2024

InEvent

We see the education niche changing and evolving, with particular zeal after the post-pandemic 2020 and the post-ChatGPT 2022. AI-based tools kicked their way into the landscape, making edu experts rethink the approach to teaching and assessing students. Numerous global education events confirm: Driven by technological advancements, the dynamic landscape of EdTech is ready to … Post The 14 Best Education Events in 2024 showed as first in InEvent.

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Choosing the Right Tech Partners for your Hybrid Events 

Stova

The post Choosing the Right Tech Partners for your Hybrid Events appeared first on Stova.

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The Culture Catalyst: Shifting Leadership Perspectives and Creating a Culture of Psychological Safety 

Convene by PCMA

I recently had the privilege of addressing a topic I believe is critically overlooked in our industry: psychological safety. Thanks to PCMA, I led two insightful sessions to bridge this significant gap. The first session was dedicated to sharing various psychology studies and their relevance to fostering a better workplace culture. The practical, actionable strategies I provided set my session apart from many others.

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MITEC sets guest record at Perfect China 2024

Travel Daily Media

The post 100 7641 0 7641 0 0 310 0 --:--:-- 0:00:24 --:--:-- 1758 MITEC sets guest record at Perfect China 2024 appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily Media. The Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC) set a remarkable record by hosting and serving 10,000 guests for a full day at this year’s 2024 Perfect China International Convention and 30th anniversary celebration.

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12 Most Affordable Places to Live in California in 2024

Redfin

California offers some of the most diverse landscapes – from the majestic mountains in Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks to deserts like Joshua Tree and Death Valley, 840 miles of coastline with stunning beaches, and much more. With bustling cities, small towns, beachside paradises, and mountain escapes, there are a million reasons to live in California.

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