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5 Things Meeting Planners Can Learn From Self-help Groups  

Smart Meetings

Editor’s Note : In this series, “Five Things Meeting Planners Can Learn,” we explore ways in which meeting planners can glean tips, ideas, notions, planning options and more from the world and our culture at large. If you’ve been alive on the planet for the past 20 years or more, you’ve encountered a self-help meeting of one kind or another. Most famously utilized by 12-Step programs, self-help groups populate church basements, Shriner’s halls, community centers and more—bending and stretc

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Meet Sylecia Johnston, Solimar’s New DMO Solution Lead

Solimar International

Solimar International is known globally for our significant work in sustainable tourism initiatives. Engaging in enterprise readiness schemes, developing destination management organizations (DMO), and creating responsible tourism practices, the company is leading the way in countries that have huge economic potential for tourism post-COVID. And no one is better suited to help develop and achieve Solimar’s goals than Sylecia Johnston, our new project manager and DMO Development Solution lead.

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Immersive Meetings at The Smithsonian

Smart Meetings

How to host powerful DEI-aligned events in Washington DC Fresh concepts, rolling out new directives and coordinating new business objectives can involve complex processes. Hosting an event against a backdrop that compliments the depth and nuance of such details can place attendees in an educational headspace, eager to analyze and absorb new information.

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Meetingselect announces award-winning industry Powerhouse Rachel Havas as Cluster Director for Americas

Travel Daily News

AMSTERDAM – Meetingselect , leading marketplace for meeting venues, group bookings, and workspaces, announces the appointment of Rachel Havas as Cluster Director of Latin and North America (LATAM & NORAM). Havas brings nearly three decades of world-class experience, including time as Executive Director of the logistic for Sponsor Programs during the FIFA World Cup in Brazil and Country Special Houses operations for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

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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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How PCMA Chapters Will Celebrate Global Meetings Industry Day

Convene by PCMA

The U.S. Travel Association website offers a Global Meetings Industry Day media toolkit with messages to use on social media platforms. Several PCMA chapters will join meetings and events industry professionals from around the world March 30 to celebrate Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID). The Meetings Mean Business Coalition (MMBC), now fully integrated into the U.S.

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5 Key Takeaways from Pharma Forum

BCD Meetings & Events

Pharma Forum was back this year with a packed schedule of educational sessions. In attendance were team members from BCD M&E's Life Sciences Center of Excellence. With multiple sessions throughout the four day event, Jenna Baker, Vice President Account Management, Life Sciences Center of Excellence and Liz Dodson, Congress Practice Area Lead & Global Account Director, compiled 5 key takeaways from this year's event.

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Whopping weekend for Shannon Airport as sizzling summer schedule for 2023 launches

Travel Daily News

Shannon Airport ’s sizzling summer schedule to 33 destinations has officially launched as five new services took-off in just 24 hours. Over the weekend, the very first Ryanair flights to Naples, Porto, Béziers, Newcastle and Liverpool took to the skies, as part of Shannon’s summer schedule which offers 33 services to 11 countries – a 14 per cent increase in routes on 2019.

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You’re right! (About trade show appointments.)

Conferences that Work

Reading two recent MeetingsNet articles about the value of trade show appointments reminds me of a story attributed to the wry 13th-century Sufi philosopher Nasreddin. American Sign Language for “You’re right!” Two men who were quarreling came to Nasreddin and asked him to adjudicate their argument. The first man presented his case, and when he was done, Nasreddin exclaimed, “You’re right!

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ICAO Council adopts important new and updated international aviation environmental protection standards

Travel Daily News

MONTREAL – The ICAO Council has updated a range of international aviation environmental standards as it continues to make progress during its 228th session. A new amendment to Annex 16 of the Chicago Convention helps to importantly clarify the monitoring, reporting, and verification requirements relating to the ICAO Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA).

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Travel in Germany Impacted by Strikes

Travel Pulse

Trains, planes, and public transit systems are all being impacted by today's labor action.

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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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Cities of the SEC is launching a mobile ‘Visit the SEC’ pass to highlight attractions in the Southeastern Conference cities

Travel Daily News

STARKVILLE, MISS. – The official Destination Marketing Organizations (DMOs) from all the cities in the Southeastern Conference has launched a collaborative, mobile Visit the SEC Pass. Now the best fans in the country can get rewarded for visiting their favorite SEC cities. Sign up for this digital tour and earn rewards by checking in at the top restaurants, shopping, attractions and more in your favorite college towns.

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A.I., Cannabis, and the Future of Meetings

MeetingsNet

At a recent conference for event planners, meetings guru Will Curran addressed several factors that are reshaping business events in the near future. “With your events, you should not think outside the box—you need to crush the box and start thinking from scratch rather than implementing minor tweaks year over year.” So said Will Curran, founder of Endless Events and creator of the #eventprofs online community, to an audience of 220 life-science meeting planners at the annual Pharma Forum confer

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IFES – Carbon offsetting for the future

Travel Daily News

Many stakeholders in the events and exhibitions industry have pledged to meet the goal of net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050 in line with the Net Zero Carbon Events movement and the Paris Agreement on climate neutrality. IFES (International Federation of Exhibition &Event Services) has pledged to this initiative with its Sustainability team contributing to the development of the roadmap.

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Israel's Main Airports Temporarily Ground Flights Due to Protests

Travel Pulse

Nationwide protests are disrupting travel the country.

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MPI-NJ returns to Atlantic City for Third Annual MEETS Conference 

Travel Daily News

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ — Meeting Professionals International , New Jersey Chapter (MPI-NJ), will bring the purchasing power of over one hundred meeting and event industry professionals to its third annual education event. The MEETS Conference in Atlantic City on April 3-4, 2023, is a premier gathering covering the meetings education, events, travel and sales areas of the meetings industry.

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Timeless Architecture: How to Create a Space that Stands the Test of Time

Redfin

From the interior design to the outdoor landscaping, we want our homes to reflect our personal style and taste. When it comes to the architectural design of our homes, we have the opportunity to make a lasting impression that transcends trends and stands the test of time through timeless architecture. Timeless architectural design not only adds value to our homes but also provides a sense of permanence and aesthetic appeal.

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Cloudbet bonus code & review

Travel Daily News

Cloudbet is an online casino and sportsbook that offers a variety of games and betting options for its users. In this article, we will provide an overview of Cloudbet’s bonus codes and welcome offers, as well as evaluate the overall quality and user experience of the online casino. Category Information Website [link] CEO Tariq Shaukat License Government of Curacao SSL 256-bit SSL encryption Games Slots, Table Games, Live Casino, Sports Betting Payment Methods Credit/Debit Cards, E-wallets,

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Strategies to Boost Team Productivity through Advocate Leadership

Gavel International

Reading Time: 2 minutes Team-based projects fail as high as 70% of the time. (1) This can lead to profound consequences and long-term impact on an organization. The good news is that leaders have an opportunity to mitigate the impact of team failure by being an advocate for their people. The result: improved team morale, increased employee engagement and higher performance.

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Journey Hospitality extends hotel ecommerce portfolio with Premier Software acquisition

Travel Daily News

CHELTENHAM, UK – Hotel technology company Journey Hospitality has acquired Premier Software – UK’s leading spa, leisure and wellness management software business – to boost spa services within hotel ecommerce. The addition of Premier Software extends Journey Hospitality’s offering to maximise direct revenue in the guest journey. Core by Premier Software is already fully integrated with Journey Hospitality’s booking platform onejourney as a result of a long-term working relation

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A Cookieless Future for the Events Industry: 6 Ways Organizers Can Prepare

Bizzaboo

For the last several years, marketers have heard about the cookieless future for the events industry. It all began after Google announced that it was ending support for third-party cookies and Apple announced the retooling of identifiers for advertisers. Although Google keeps extending its timeline, one thing is abundantly clear: It’s only a matter of time until we all live in a cookieless world.

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Europalco adds robots to take the WOW factor in corporate events to a new level

Travel Daily News

LISBON – EUROPALCO , provider of solutions for events and shows in Southern Europe, has recently invested in two KUKA robots to create differentiating events, with a new “Wow Factor” for its clients. Europalco plans to use the KUKA KR210 robots in many ways, with LED walls, LCD, lasers, and even artists or people assisting the events.

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Incentive Travel – The Ultimate Guide to the British Virgin Islands

Brightspot Incentive Events

Why bring your incentive trip to the British Virgin Islands (BVI) ? Are you ready to take your incentive trip to the next level of luxury? Look no further than the British Virgin Islands. With the allure of exclusivity, awe, and wonder, the British Virgin Islands is ideal for your incentive travel program and can deliver a once-in-a-lifetime experience for your qualifiers that will leave a lasting impression.

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Thomas Cook chooses InterLnkd to power intelligent shopping mall

Travel Daily News

LONDON, UK – InterLnkd – the travel tech start-up that enables the industry to earn a new and free revenue stream from fashion, beauty, and essential products – has announced that Thomas Cook has chosen its solution to power its intelligent shopping mall. Powered by InterLnkd’s unique matching engine software, Thomas Cook will offer its customers access to a personalised selection of products and offers specially curated for their upcoming holidays.

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A Cookieless Future for the Events Industry: 6 Ways Organizers Can Prepare

Bizzaboo

For the last several years, marketers have heard about the cookieless future for the events industry. It all began after Google announced that it was ending support for third-party cookies and Apple announced the retooling of identifiers for advertisers. Although Google keeps extending its timeline, one thing is abundantly clear: It’s only a matter of time until we all live in a cookieless world.

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Tech and affordability, top travel trends from ITB Berlin: Awadalla

Travel Daily Media

The post Tech and affordability, top travel trends from ITB Berlin: Awadalla appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Photo caption (from left to right): Mohamed Awadalla, CEO, TIME Hotels at ITB Berlin, with Hosni Abdel Hadi, Chief Executive Officer of Carlton Hotels & Suites and Mohammad Khoori, Managing Director, Golden Sands Hotels.

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A Journey of Spark: The Story of the Visual Storytellers Group

AIME

Introducing #AIMEStories, where we share the diverse stories from our AIME community. From how they got started to what makes them tick, we hope this new series helps you find your event inspiration. First up we hear from Paul Telling … The post A Journey of Spark: The Story of the Visual Storytellers Group appeared first on AIME.

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How Hoteliers Are Thinking About Meetings Right Now

MeetingsNet

Staff responsibilities and use of space are changing along with technology offerings, all to provide better service for events. With the number of business events planned for 2023 set to surpass the number of events held in 2019, hotels are scrambling to get their operations able to handle that volume successfully, even with a labor pool that’s smaller than it was in 2019.

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Open Pricing Strategy for Hotel Revenue Management: Concept, Advantages, Tools, and Implementation Steps

AltexSoft Travel

As a hotel revenue manager, one of your key responsibilities is creating a pricing strategy tailored to the property and its market. Many hotels still rely on a fixed pricing strategy that uses a tiered pricing system based on room types. However, this strategy fails to consider the demand and often presents room rates as the same. With the open pricing strategy , hotels can remove these restrictions, set independent room rates, and drive higher revenue.

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9 Unforgettable Things to do in Bakersfield, CA for Locals

Redfin

Bakersfield , located in the heart of California, is known for its rich agricultural heritage, diverse culture, and friendly locals.There are a plethora of exciting things to do in Bakersfield that cater to all ages and interests. Whether you’re a newcomer renting an apartment in Bakersfield or a long-time local, this vibrant city offers plenty of options to keep you entertained.

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Our Top 5 Features for Simplifying Hotel Booking

Hotel Engine

The post Our Top 5 Features for Simplifying Hotel Booking appeared first on Hotel Engine.

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Fresno Renters Guide: Essential Tips for First-Time Renters in Fresno, CA

Redfin

Fresno, situated in the San Joaquin Valley of California, is a vibrant and bustling city that attracts a diverse community of residents who enjoy its warm weather, lively downtown, and numerous recreational opportunities. However, the process of finding a suitable rental home can be overwhelming, with so many options and factors to consider. To help make your transition to renting a house or apartment in Fresno smoother, we’ve created the ultimate guide for first-time renters, packed full of hel

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Mark Your Calendar! The Gala Awards Are Almost Here

Special Events

Wrap up CS+TSE with the Gala Awards Ceremony

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