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Get to Know ME with Kathy Krawczyk

Motivation Excellence

We’d like you to meet our Get to Know ME subject this month: Kathy Krawczyk! Kathy is one of those people you meet and instantly become friends with. She’s curious, talkative and ready to connect on a personal level. She sat down for a recorded interview and provided answers to questions below. Take a few minutes to get to know our recently hired Travel Sourcing and Planning Manager.

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Building & Bridging Cultures with SITE in Sydney

Pádraic Gilligan

by Pádraic Gilligan, Chief Marketing Officer, SITE & Founder, SoolNua Marketing Sydney, a true destination Sydney is not a first-tier global hub like London, Dubai or Singapore. There’s simply not enough international traffic going in and out of the city. It’s an offline city, too physically far from London, Paris, or New York to have. Read more » The post Building & Bridging Cultures with SITE in Sydney appeared first on padraicino.

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What’s Wine Got to Do with It?

Smart Meetings

When you bring people together for a meeting or event, there is always a reason. You may want to educate, create raving fans, increase sales or network with colleagues and clients. Often, it’s a combination of these goals. For over 8,000 years wine has played a central role in fostering connection, business and culture. It can enhance almost any event, contributing to depth, delight and significance that are fundamental to almost every program we curate.

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International travellers to Europe prioritise safety and quality this summer

ETC Corporate

Enthusiasm for travel is rising in key international markets, with 59% of respondents interested in overseas trips for summer 2024 — a notable 9% increase compared to 2019. Europe’s appeal is gradually picking up, albeit at a slower pace, due to security and affordability concerns.

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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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Step Into the Future How the Metaverse is Revolutionizing Summer Celebrations

Traveler's Q

Imagine stepping into a vibrant summer celebration without ever leaving your home. This summer, go beyond the boundaries of the physical world and discover how the metaverse is revolutionizing celebrations. The metaverse offers a transformative experience where moments are engaging and transport your guests to entirely new worlds. Here’s how you can leverage this exciting digital frontier to create unforgettable virtual summer events.

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ASAE’s Inaugural Women’s Experience ‘The Exchange’ Got Real, Real

Smart Meetings

Washington, D.C., has always been a place people go to tell their stories, advocate for change and find inspiration from those who have gone before. It was only fitting that the first ASAE women’s leadership event, The Exchange , was staged at Omni Shoreham Hotel, a grand, chandelier-bejeweled venue that has been welcoming changemakers since 1930. Last week, 200 association leaders of all ages joined together to voice the truths that too often go unspoken. “ In a world where women’s voices have

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Compelling reasons to book rooms with access to the Club InterContinental at InterContinental Bangkok

Travel Daily Media

The post Compelling reasons to book rooms with access to the Club InterContinental at InterContinental Bangkok appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily Media. Strategically located in the capital of Thailand, InterContinental Bangkok is one of the most luxurious hotels in Bangkok. Aside from a new design concept and five-star amenities, Club InterContinental at InterContinental Bangkok awaits travellers who book a Junior Suite or a Premium Club Lounge Access Room.

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TempoVip Expands its Horizons with a New Chapter in Morocco

inVOYAGE

As TempoVip draws back the curtain on their latest debut in Morocco, we catch up with the mastermind behind it all, Danilo, CEO and founder of TempoVip, for an exclusive look behind the scenes… Danilo, CEO & Founder TempoVip inVOYAGE: Thank you for sitting down with us today and it’s lovely to catch up since our last event in Madrid! Now I know you’ve attended many of our events in the past but for those who may not have met you yet, could you tell us a little about TempoVip, how it started

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People on the Move

Convene by PCMA

Your colleagues are on the move, find out who is going where. Janell Davies The Broadmoor has hired Janell Davies as director of insurance and incentive sales. Davies, who has more than 25 years of industry experience, will help The Broadmoor’s sales team to develop new strategies and programs that will leverage growth initiatives and enhance the guest experience.

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New and Renovated: Incentive in Every Destination

Smart Meetings

Luxury hotels debut exciting new spaces The golden ticket question to beginning to plan an incentive retreat: where to go? We’ve got you covered. These new and renovated hotels each stand in sought-after destinations, but those which are not so overly trendy that you’ll have to battle with crowds who all want do experience the same things as you. Instead, you and your group will get to enjoy that sweet spot where true, luxurious serenity meets a heart-stopping destination.

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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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7+ Pride Month Events Ideas + Parades and Activities Calendar. 

InEvent

Pride Month is a time to honor and celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community, recognizing their contributions and the ongoing fight for equality. At InEvent, we understand the importance of inclusivity and are dedicated to supporting diverse communities. This Pride Month, we are excited to share some ways you can join in the celebrations, whether you’re part … Post 7+ Pride Month Events Ideas + Parades and Activities Calendar.

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ITB India 2024 Conference to reveal key trends in the South Asia Travel Market

Travel Daily Media

The post ITB India 2024 Conference to reveal key trends in the South Asia Travel Market appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily Media. Photo Credits: ITB India 2023 ITB India 2024 Conference will gather travel industry professionals from 11 – 13 September 2024, at Jio World Convention Centre in Mumbai, India. Under this year’s theme “Future-Ready Travel: Embracing Innovation, Sustainability, and Global Connectivity”, thought leaders and experts from the MICE, Corporate, Leisure an

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Around the World with Waldorf Astoria: 5 Unforgettable Experiences for Luxury Incentive Groups

inVOYAGE

In the world of luxury event planning, few brands command as much respect as Waldorf Astoria. With a portfolio of properties that skilfully blend historic grandeur with contemporary elegance, Waldorf Astoria have been entertaining the world of incentive travel for many years and are certainly no stranger to luxury groups and high-profile clients. From the historic canals of Amsterdam to the vibrant energy of Las Vegas, each Waldorf Astoria location presents unique opportunities to inspire and im

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Event Planners Trends to Watch in the Coming Year

Tembusu Events and Communications

The event planning industry is in a constant state of evolution, continually adapting to new trends and technologies. As we look forward to 2024-2025, several key trends are ready to significantly influence the global landscape of events and exhibitions. These trends promise to enhance the event planner role, offering new opportunities for engagement and innovation.

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CMP Spotlight: Get to Know Allyson Gee, CMP Fellow

Smart Meetings

Growing up, Allyson Gee, CMP Fellow , told everyone she would be an artist one day. “Then,” she says, “I realized traditional art, like drawing or painting, wasn’t my gift.” Her gift, she would later discover, lay elsewhere. Fast forward to the present day, and you’ll find her working as event venue manager at Hines@Airbnb. “I may not have grown up to be a professional artist in a traditional sense,” Gee says, “but I can confidently say events are now my canvas and the details have the greatest

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East to West: Why intra-Africa travel should be easier 

Solimar International

East Coast versus West Coast: Travel and the Future of Tourism in Africa If you’re a fellow traveler, you can probably relate to the allure of exploring a new destination. The budding curiosity. The ignited excitement. The anticipation of adventure. The prospect of visiting the West Coast of Africa for work (a region I have never been to) recently rekindled my wanderlust.

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Diljit Dosanjh’s Global Appeal: How One Concert is Transforming Toronto’s Travel Scene

Travel Daily Media

The post Diljit Dosanjh’s Global Appeal: How One Concert is Transforming Toronto’s Travel Scene appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily Media. Diljit Dosanjh has been captivating audiences worldwide, and his popularity continues to soar. Recently, he announced a special appearance on Jimmy Fallon’s ‘Tonight Show,’ further solidifying his global appeal.

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Guilt-free incentives: Planning a sustainable event in Monaco from start to finish

inVOYAGE

Planning an incentive in Monaco? Show your top clients a new side to Monaco’s luxury high life with an incentive that beats right at the heart of the destination, telling a story of innovation, sustainability, and local heritage. We catch up with the team at Visit Monaco Convention Bureau for an insider’s perspective of just what goes into the planning of a sustainable incentive here in Monaco… Credit @BVergely Step 1: Choose Your Eco-Certified Hotel Start your sustainable incentive journey with

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Michael Walker to MeetingPackage: From Kitchens to Spearheading Hospitality Tech

Meeting Package

At MeetingPackage, we believe that great stories start with passion and a touch of luck. We are thrilled to introduce Michael (Mike) Walker, our latest addition to the team. He brings with him a wealth of experience, a love for hospitality, and an insatiable curiosity about innovation.

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Planners, Suppliers Weigh In on Engagement Strategies

MeetingsNet

Personalization is the name of the game, but the challenges in doing that are formidable, say survey respondents. A recent survey by Ovation DMC of 463 business-event planners and suppliers finds that most respondents know that personalization is key for driving attendee interest and engagement. However, respondents also reveal that there’s more work to do through technology and other means to achieve a level of personalization that truly moves the needle on attendee engagement.

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Bizzabo ranked No. 36 on Newsweek’s Top 100 Global Most Loved Workplaces for 2024

Bizzaboo

We are thrilled to announce that Bizzabo has been named to Newsweek’s Global Most Loved Workplaces® for 2024 , coming in at an impressive No. 36. This prestigious recognition is a testament to our exceptional workplace culture, focus on outstanding employee satisfaction, and unwavering commitment to the well-being and professional development of our team.

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Take an International Culinary Journey in Glamorous Miami, Florida

Gavel International

Reading Time: 4 minutes There are many reasons why Miami, Florida has become a hotspot to visit. The climate – with its seemingly perennial sunshine and blue skies, along with temperatures that rarely dip below 60 degrees – is ideal for travelers seeking subtropical surroundings. These surroundings are beautiful, characterized by lush green foliage and flowers that bloom year-round.

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Embracing and caring at Caesars Entertainment’s Global Wellness Summit

MPI

The goal of the Global Wellness Summit was for 115 meeting professionals and members of the meetings media to experience “an unparalleled preview of Caesars’ new wellness offerings through a blend of luxury, relaxation and self-discovery.

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What is St. Louis, MO Known For? 10 Things to Love About This City

Redfin

Nestled along the banks of the mighty Mississippi River, St. Louis boasts a rich tapestry of culture, history, and innovation that has shaped its identity over centuries. From iconic landmarks to culinary delights and a fervent sports culture, this Midwestern gem offers a diverse range of attractions that captivate visitors and locals alike. In this Redfin article, we’ll explore what St.

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Risk and Reward: Meetings in Hurricane Season

MeetingsNet

Favorable hotel deals are appearing for event groups willing to gather in hurricane-prone areas in late 2024 and 2025. How does a “flexible cancellation clause” and 50-percent attrition allowance sound? Just as the 2024 hurricane season began on June 1, a few meetings-focused hotels in South Florida, both on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts, publicized promotions to the group market featuring especially favorable pricing and contract terms for meetings taking place between July and December of 2024

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Bizzabo Announces Record Event Growth in the First Half of 2024

Bizzaboo

In the first half of 2024, Bizzabo customers increased their event portfolios by 52% compared to the same period in 2023. This surge in events reflects a broader trend in the industry: a shift towards more regional, year-round engagement strategies. Enterprise and Mid-Market Organizations Leading the Charge The increase in event activity is particularly noticeable among enterprise and mid-market organizations.

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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. 9 Questions to Help You Figure Out Why You’re Burned Out The World Health Organization characterizes burnout in terms of three key dimensions: sustained feelings of exhaustion, feelings of personal inefficacy, and increased mental distance from one’s job.

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We Are LGBTQIAS+

National Association For Catering ane Events

Over the years, many have met individuals who identified as LGBT. Over the years, better understanding and inclusion of diverse sexual identities and gender expressions have grown, and so has its acronym.

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Bellingham’s Best: Summer Things to Do in Bellingham, WA

Redfin

Although counting down to the sunny months may be a universal experience, Pacific Northwest-ers who’ve endured several rainy days especially prize the beloved PNW summer. One of the best places to enjoy summer PNW style is Bellingham, WA, with its backyard full of luscious outdoors (water and mountains) along with a lively downtown. Even if you already have your summer booked, we’ve compiled 15 fun-filled options to add to your summer to-do list.

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A Dance in the Clouds

Special Events

The 2024 Gala Award recipient for Best Wedding brings momentary peace & cultural unity amidst troubled times

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The Top 10 Post-event Analysis Mistakes to Avoid 

Bizzaboo

How much time are you spending on post-event analyses? Even the most savvy and experienced event organizers often jump directly from one event to the next without looking at the data they collected from the previous event. In the rush to keep up with demanding schedules and deadlines, essential steps like tackling the post-event analysis can be overlooked.

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Toward Healthier Juneteenths

Convene by PCMA

Juneteenth events honoring Black heritage — in museums, parks, neighborhoods, and backyards — are part of the summer celebration time across the United States. In the three years since Juneteenth (June 19) officially became a national holiday, the number of events celebrating what some have called America’s second Independence Day have surged. There’s no official count, but jubilant music, food, and art-filled Juneteenth events honoring Black heritage are proliferating across the United States i

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Tracking the Right Metrics for Event Success

Stova

DETAILS Get ready to level up your event planning skills with our exclusive white paper, “Tracking the Right Metrics for Event Success.” This resource reveals the impact of data-driven strategies in enhancing engagement, demonstrating ROI, and delivering exceptional event experiences. Inside, you’ll learn: Download your complimentary copy now to gain invaluable insights from industry experts and discover how leveraging data can take your events to new heights.

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What is Milwaukee, WI Known For? 10 Things to Love About This City

Redfin

Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, Milwaukee, WI is a city bursting with character and charm. From its rich brewing history to its vibrant arts scene, Milwaukee is a city with so much to offer to those who call it home. If you’re new in town and wondering what Milwaukee is known for, Redfin’s got you covered. Keep reading to find out more about this stunning city.

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The State of Pride 2024

Special Events

A reflection on the hospitality and events industries' inclusivity progress