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Endless Events Presents: The 2022 Event Trends Guide!

Endless Events

A new year is upon us! Now that the celebratory dust has settled, it’s a great time to check out 2022 event trends. New year, new challenges; when is the pandemic going to end? Can we solve the audience engagement challenge once and for all? What’s the best way to plan hybrid events?

The New Needs of Business Travelers

Event Manager Blog

With travel restrictions varying from country to country and week to week, planners have to consider multiple factors when managing business trips. Are their needs and expectations being met? A GBTA survey tried to find out.

14 Must-Attend Hospitality Conferences for Industry Professionals in 2022

Social Tables

Hospitality professionals saw the industry undergo tremendous changes in 2021. Many hospitality conferences and conventions were virtual or hybrid events , while others were forced to cancel altogether.

Feeling Good: 2022 Wellness Tourism Trends

Dana Communications

When the global pandemic that started unfolding in 2020 shifted all of our lives dramatically, it fueled a wellness crisis—physical, mental and spiritual—in addition to putting the brakes on travel and resulting tourism revenue.

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.

GCCIA to host forum on latest technologies and investment opportunities in EXPO 2020 Dubai

Travel Daily News

The forum comes at a time the communications industry will continue with its many digitization projects and emerging technologies

Tech Experts Weigh In: How Has the Digital Event Experience Changed?

Convene by PCMA

Indra Nooyi, former CEO and chairman of PepsiCo, speaks with CL22 host Holly Ransom. Nooyi appeared as a hologram on the Main Stage via technology that events have put to use more than ever in the past two years. Jacob Slaton Photography).

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This Week in Travel: Covid Tests, Airline Fees and Sustainable Travel

Smart Meetings

Keeping you and your groups up to speed with weekly travel updates. The Buzz. “If If you listen to the narrative in the country right now, it’s about testing. Testing must be a component of our events.

ETOA plans for tourism recovery in UK in conjunction with UKinbound

Travel Daily News

Britain and Ireland Marketplace in person, 28 January 2022; Britain and Ireland Marketplace online, 1 February 2022

What Is Liminality and Why Does It Matter to Your Event?

Convene by PCMA

Liminal spaces — the transitional spaces such as corridors, hallways, elevators, and escalators — can be as important to the event attendee’s experience as the big rooms where sessions take place. Jacob Slaton Photography). “I I miss the serendipity of in-person events.”

What Events Are Missing With the Climate Crisis

Event Manager Blog

In parts of North America, there is a growing practice of acknowledging the land rights of indigenous tribes during opening speeches at events. Is it time to introduce a similar policy of acknowledging the current climate emergency at gatherings worldwide?

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

PCMA Leads with Protocols, Inclusion and Transparency

Smart Meetings

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) returned in-person in Las Vegas this week despite an increase in Covid-19 cases globally due to the more contagious, but less severe Omicron variant by stressing safety, inclusion and transparency.

Singapore Air Resumes Newark-Changi Nonstops

Business Traveler USA

Singapore Airlines has announced the resumption of nonstop daily flights between Newark Liberty International Airport and Singapore Changi Airport, beginning March 28.

MeetingPackage Ranks #1 on Hotel Tech Report’s ‘Top Online Venue Booking Platform’ 2022 List

Meeting Package

We’re excited to announce that MeetingPackage has ranked #1 overall on Hotel Tech Report’s Global Best Online Venue Booking Platform list in the 2022 HotelTechAwards. This was second year in a row that MeetingPackage was voted as the best software to book and manage Meetings & Events services.

10 Virtual Conference Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

MeetingPlay

Virtual conferences' prevalence and popularity have skyrocketed in recent years. They allow for meetings, conferences and other events to take place anywhere and at any time, so long as those involved have a compatible device and a steady internet connection. Virtual Event Technology

An Event Trend To Look Out For: 365 Community Engagement!

Endless Events

In one of our recent blog posts, we explained why event technology should be the building block of your event strategy.

Smart Moves in South Carolina, Missouri and More

Smart Meetings

Beth Shaffer, CMP and Danna Lilly. Tourism bureau Experience Columbia SC hired both Shaffer and Lilly as sales managers. Shaffer has spent over two decades in tourism and hospitality sales.

Three Categories of Team Building Programs for New Employee Orientation

Best Corporate Events

Team building plays a critical role in the new employee onboarding process. It’s as essential as getting set up with a company email account or watching your company’s safety videos—and does even more to get new employees productive quickly.

Reasons To Create An Agenda Before Your Meeting

Meeting Package

We have all been to meetings. We attend different kinds of meetings during the course of our lives. There are PTA meetings, office meetings, business meetings and even dates are a kind of meeting. According to research, the average employee spends approximately 5 hours per week on meetings.

Event Inspiration to Help You Plan for Chinese New Year

Eventbrite

Lunar New Year celebrations — such as Chinese New Year, Vietnamese New Year, and Korean New Year — are all based on the traditional lunisolar calendar of China, but each celebration has aspects unique to its own culture.

Thuy & Will Talk Business Strategy For Events!

Endless Events

New year, new Event Brew episodes! We’re kicking off the year in Thuy and Will’s company – Dustin and Nick had to take a raincheck. Excited for the year ahead, they talk about business strategy for events and planning in these uncertain times.

New and Renovated: Gold Standard Rooms at Nobu Caesars Palace, Spring Debuts

Smart Meetings

Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace is taking a page from Japanese design history in the recreation of 182 redesigned rooms and suites.

3 ways to fix the hospitality labor shortage & welcome back employees

EHL Insights

On November 22, 2021, EHL hosted the International Advisory Board (IAB) conference on campus. This was the first IAB meeting on-site in two years. Their two days were packed with presentations from faculty members, students and workshops on pressing topics in the hospitality industry.

US Travel Calls for 5G Delay

Travel Pulse

Association says implementation will cause disruptions. Impacting Travel

MeetGreen’s Top 5 Posts of 2021

Meet Green

We took a look back and here are MeetGreen’s top 5 posts for 2021! Topics of sustainability, carbon footprint accounting, digital event gifting, net zero virtual events, and supporting diverse small businesses. . Hypocrisy and Understanding of Sustainable Living.

Employee Value Propositions (EVP) and Why They Matter in 2022

Gavel International

Reading Time: 4 minutes What is an EVP? An employee value proposition (EVP) focuses on the benefits a company offers employees in return for their skills, experience, and qualities they bring to the position. An EVP is a robust recruitment and employee engagement tool.

Garza Blanca Resort Cancun Sets February Premiere

Business Traveler USA

Garza Blanca Resort & Spa Cancun has announced its opening next month on the Yucatán Peninsula’s Playa Mujeres Beach in Mexico. The all-inclusive property includes 452 suites with modern high-end design in a stunning beachfront setting.

11 To-Dos in 2022 for Meetings & Incentive Travel

Brightspot Incentive Events

Covid-19 has stuck around longer than anyone expected, but consumers rebounded in 2021 with personal vacations, and 60% of companies resumed incentive trips in 3Q 21. In 2022, 90% of U.S.

Event Trends: Food and Beverage in 2022

Bishop McCann

Food has always been a focal point of events. Casual lunches or networking dinners are where informal conversations can occur, building relationships that many attendees pursue during programs.

Meeting and Event Technology Trends to Try Today

BCD Meetings & Events

Technology is constantly evolving. And with a current emphasis on safety and contactless encounters, the meetings and events industry has become more reliant on it. A permanent state of iteration paired with this new dependency equals new and ever-changing trends.

How to Build an Event Crystal Ball

Convene by PCMA

Planners don’t need a crystal ball to predict the future; they can combine their experience with strategic thinking to better prepare themselves for the future. “We We know that the only certain thing is uncertainty.” — Beth Surmont. When will we see the next pandemic?

US State Department Issues Nearly 40 Travel Advisories Already This Year

Travel Pulse

There have been 23 warnings just in the last week. Impacting Travel

11 To-Dos in 2022 for Channel Incentives, Sales Contests, & Employee Rewards

Brightspot Incentive Events

Sales execs have muscled through two years of distraction and disruption. Channel execs fight for mindshare, while multiple suppliers pull channels in every direction. And most importantly, CEOs are challenging HR and Sales VPs to retain rainmakers during The Great Resignation.

2022 Meetings Industry Survey

Smart Meetings

Smart Meetings and Destinations International are partnering up to better serve you this year —with your help! We need your feedback about the biggest challenges you are facing as a meeting professional right now and how we can collectively help you going forward.

Four Shifts in the Wedding Industry Over the Last Year

Special Events

Several significant shifts will continue to transform the way we do business and interact with the market

Meetings and Your Brain: How to Turn a Digital Audience Into a Community

Convene by PCMA

in a recent newsletter, Priya Parker described how she connected online event participants via the platform chat box.