Caveat Emptor: Is Event Planner Certification Worth the Investment?

Skift Meetings

Skift Take: There are more certificates for event planners than ever before. And is the more rigorous certification process worth the time, effort, and money? The question is, are they a real measure of competence?

EU Sets Nine Month Limit on Vaccination Certificates

Business Traveler USA

The European Union has issued new rules limiting the validity of the EU Digital COVID Certificate (EU DCC) to nine months for intra-EU travel. The EU-wide system is gaining momentum in the search for a globally-recognized standard for verifying COVID vaccination certificates.

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MeetingPackage achieves certification from great customer support

Meeting Package

MeetingPackage earned Hotel Tech Report’s level III Global Customer Support Certification (GCSC) for its investments into tools, processes and strategies to ensure the ongoing success of its customers across the four of the key pillars of the GCSC Rubric including: pre-emptive support, reactive support, coaching and customer validation.

IATA Travel Pass Accepts EU and UK Digital COVID Certificates

Business Traveler USA

Travelers holding the EU Digital COVID Certificate and UK NHS COVID Pass can now upload the documentation into IATA Travel Pass as verified proof of vaccination, according to an announcement from the International Air Transport Association.

LaGuardia Terminal B Receives LEED v4 Gold Certification

Business Traveler USA

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has announced that LaGuardia Airport’s Terminal B has been awarded LEED v4 Gold certification for the completed phases of the new terminal. The post LaGuardia Terminal B Receives LEED v4 Gold Certification appeared first on Business Traveler USA.

The Top 12 Event Planning Certifications

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Curious if event planning certifications can actually help you learn more about the industry or take your career to the next level? Looking for a specific online event planning certification? CMM: Certification in Meeting Management. What Is The CMP Certification?

How certifications help event planners evolve

BCD Meetings & Events

Certifications ranging from COVID-safe event planning to training on how to expertly manage virtual events are providing professionals with opportunities to increase their expertise and adapt across a variety of event formats and settings in a continuously shifting environment.

EU Says COVID Vaccination Certificates Expire After Nine Months

Business Traveler USA

COVID-19 vaccination certificates used for international travel will not be valid after nine months, according to new ruled adopted by the European Commission. The new rules allow member states to set their own rules for domestic use of the vaccination certificates.

EU Endorses New Travel Certificate

Travel Pulse

The pass will allow travelers to move between countries. Impacting Travel

The UK Joins the EU’s Digital COVID Certificate Program

Business Traveler USA

The United Kingdom and the European Union have reached an agreement formally adopting the UK NHS COVID pass into the EU’s Digital COVID Certificate (EU DCC) program. 1, the UK and EU can digitally verify each other’s COVID vaccination certificates.

IEC – International Event Certification has come up

Travel Daily News

IEC aims at internationally acknowledging professionals’ quality, thus creating a community of networking, apprenticeships and growth

Position on the European Commission’s new regulation on EU Digital COVID Certificate

ETC Corporate

70 public and private travel and tourism organisations propose several amendments to the new EU Digital COVID Certificate Regulation with the aim to secure the freedom of movement across the continent and guarantee harmonised rules when the Certificate is in use.

Start-up Norse Atlantic Airways Issued Operator’s Certificate

Business Traveler USA

Norway’s Civil Aviation Authority has issued an air operator’s certificate to Norse Atlantic Airways. The post Start-up Norse Atlantic Airways Issued Operator’s Certificate appeared first on Business Traveler USA.

Solimar Introduces UNWTO TedQual Certification to Universities with Tourism Programs in Bosnia & Herzegovina

Solimar International

Solimar International is proud to have an active partnership with the UNWTO Academy to assist HEIs who wish to pursue TedQual certification.

EU Lifting Restrictions for Travelers With Digital COVID Certificates

Travel Pulse

Travel across the European Union is set to reopen to the vaccinated. Impacting Travel

Improve Virtual Events, Event Planning Certification and More

Endless Events

Gain the trust of your audience by learning the ropes and getting an event planning certification. Handle Virtual Events Better, Get an Event Planning Certification. This is where an event planning certification comes in handy. Event planning certification allows you to make the tough decisions before the event, such as whether to go free or paid or how to manage logistics. What do you think is the best event planning certification available today?

Marina Bay Sands got Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certificate Verified

Travel Daily Media

The post Marina Bay Sands got Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certificate Verified appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. The post Marina Bay Sands got Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certificate Verified appeared first on Travel Daily.

Planner Certification – Is It Right for You?

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So, is certification right for you? Let’s explore some of the potential benefits of CITP certification. Certification demonstrates commitment and dedication to your profession. The post Planner Certification – Is It Right for You?

12 Countries Using EU’s Digital COVID Certificate, 16 More Ready To Go

Travel Pulse

A dozen European Union member countries have already gone live with the bloc’s shared Digital COVID Certificate to verify travelers’ vaccination, testing or recovery status.

Marriott International and PCMA Collaborate to Offer Digital Event Strategist (DES) Certification

Convene by PCMA

Marriott International and the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) today announced a collaboration to provide the Asia Pacific region’s business events community access to PCMA’s Digital Event Strategist (DES) certification course.

Five Small Business Certifications to Consider

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Certifications can help differentiate your small business and provide access to federal contracts, specialized funding, and new networking opportunities. Here are five certifications to consider pursuing

IATA Calls EU’s DCC a “Blueprint” for Global Vaccination Verification

Business Traveler USA

The International Air Transport Association is calling for governments worldwide to adopt the EU’s Digital COVID Certificate, or DCC, as the global standard for vaccination certificates, saying the DCC should “serve as a blueprint” for other nations.

Events Industry Council announces updated Certificate Programme for Sustainable Event Professionals

Travel Daily News

The SEPC was initially launched and is still available as an in-person course, but has been updated and expanded to feature interactive, accessible online learning

Hawaii Convention Center Brings More Mahalo to Mother Earth

Smart Meetings

Legacy Carbon has planted over 500,000 tress in Hawaii to date, earning certification from the Switzerland-based Gold Standard Foundation , which has set the most rigorous standards for carbon offsets in the world.

Europeans’ travel sentiment skyrockets in view of vaccine rollouts and introduction of EU Digital COVID Certificate

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Summer in sight, vaccinations, and EU COVID certificates boost intention to travel. The speedy progression of COVID-19 vaccinations in Europe coupled with the recent introduction of the EU Digital COVID Certificate and the upcoming summer season are boosting Europeans’ travel spirit.

MeetingPackage achieves global certification for great customer support

Travel Daily News

The Hotel Tech Report GCSC certification program analyzes software vendors along critical dimensions of customer support infrastructure in order to help hoteliers minimize risk and maximize positive outcomes when selecting technology partners

Quiz: Are You Ready to Add CMP to Your Name?

Smart Meetings

Meeting Planning certification cmp conference Events exam financial management hospitality meetings music licence agreement pcma Planners planning practice professional quiz test triviaMore: How to Prepare for the CMP Conclave. The post Quiz: Are You Ready to Add CMP to Your Name? appeared first on Smart Meetings.

4 Ways to Spice Up Your LinkedIn Profile

Smart Meetings

Add any certifications to your name. Any certifications relevant to your field should be the first thing a networker sees when you request a connection. Even small certifications are worth adding. Career Tips & Tools accolades accomplishments advice business career certifications certified client cmp conference employer hotel job language lingo linkedin media meeting networking page planner professional profile recommendation resume social terms Tips tools tricks

How to Prepare for Conclave

Smart Meetings

Smart Meetings asked three local planners about their road to certification and what attendees should know about their city before arriving at the annual Events Industry Council (EIC) gathering. Certification is also difficult to attain, she reports. Now that Ramsay is managing a team, she looks for the certification when hiring and has written it into the job description as a preferred criterion.

Caesars’ New Event Design Partner Emphasizes Personal Engagement

Smart Meetings

Sure, Caesars Entertainment was drawn to Event Design Collective ’s expertise and worldwide success in establishing a partnership that will offer a free certificate program to 1,000 meeting professionals and Caesar’s team members. Many certifications and education that our professionals go through tend to focus on logistics, for obvious reasons.

Boost Event Engagement Through AV Design, and Event Tech

Endless Events

Getting a certification also helps since it grows your network and adds some authority under your belt. Event AV design isn’t just about adding color and music to your events. It also involves creating a unique experience that attendees will never forget. For instance, could you give a one-of-a-kind travel experience to your audience without them leaving their seats? That’s what one Grammy pre-event party just did using event AV design, as you can read below.

First North American Event Management Master’s Program Coming in 2019

Smart Meetings

This new program coincides with a continued push from MPI to support further education and development in the meetings industry with private efforts, such as MPI Academy , which offers certification in fields ranging from health-care compliance to emergency preparedness. News career certification degree development Events getting started grad graduate low residency management masters meetings MPI professional program san diego school sdsu university

EIC welcomes new certified meeting professionals

Travel Daily News

May class of 78 earn certification signifying excellence in events industry

Messukeskus Helsinki: COVID-19 passport will be imposed immediately if the number of event participants is limited

Travel Daily News

Under current law, the COVID-19 passport (EU’s digital COVID-19 certificate) can be imposed at public events only when events are subject to official restrictions

ANA Extends SAF Options to Corporate Travel

Business Traveler USA

Proof of participation will come in the form of CO2 reduction certificates. ANA will receive the SAF manufacturer’s CO2 reduction certificate from the supplier when it purchases SAF. In that case, the breakdown of use and reliability will be stated on the certificate.”.

Position Paper: Towards free movement of travellers within and into Europe

ETC Corporate

Resilience of the EUDCC system is critical for EU tourism crisis preparedness The European Tourism Manifesto alliance, the voice of the travel and tourism sector in Europe, welcomes the ongoing progress of the revision of the EU Digital COVID Certificate (EUDCC) Regulation.

Prominent international academics guide new ICCASkills programme

Travel Daily News

ICCASkills is the certification programme for ICCA members and the industry to meet the challenges of the need for new business models, enhanced professionalism and standards in the industry

Q&A with Joseph Marinelli, President, Visit Savannah

Savannah DMC

In the latest issue of Java with Joe, Kristin Detwiler, CMP, DMCP, Owner and Chief Operating Officer of Savannah Destination Management, highlights the benefits of membership in local tourism councils and details the many offerings Savannah DMC has available and discusses the company’s many successes and destination management certifications.

Slovakia’s Civil Aviation Authority Certifies Flying Car

Business Traveler USA

The Slovak Transport Authority has issued an official certificate of airworthiness to AirCar, a new dual-mode car-aircraft vehicle, following the successful completion of 70 hours of flight testing. BMW engine was the vehicle that achieved the certification milestone.

On the Waterfront: Greater Fort Lauderdale’s Convention Center Gets an Impressive Update

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The venue has also been awarded Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED®) for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance Gold certification from The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), a first for any convention center in Florida.

European Union Says “Yes” to Vaccinated U.S. Tourists

Smart Meetings

is how to make vaccine certificates from each nation universally readable and accepted so citizens can travel with no restrictions. Von der Leyen did not offer a specific date on which tourist travel will begin but noted that restrictions will change on the basis of vaccination certificates.

How To Prepare For A Career In Event Planning

Endless Events

Today, there are many ways to prepare for a career in event planning: Work on your soft skills, Get a degree, Get a certificate, Look for free content (webinars, podcasts, e-books, blogs), Work at events (as a volunteer), Build a strong network of event profs (join communities).

Sustainable Restaurants: An interview with Chef Franck Giovannini

EHL Insights

Chef Giovannini is currently patron of EHL’s Culinary & Restaurant Management Certificate program (CREM) and shares patronage with Vitalie Taittinger of EHL’s MSc in Wine & Hospitality.