August, 2021

Episode 40: Legal Issues Returning to In-Person Events with Steve Adelman from Adelman Law Group


I am excited to learn more about the risk management and legal issues event professionals face as we return to the world of in-person events… The Event Hustler Show

Tapping a New Economic Powerhouse

The Abbi Agency

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Virtual and hybrid event trends for 2021 and beyond: Events Reimagined by Hubilo

The MICE Blog

The second part of Events Reimagined by Hubilo focused on presenting key virtual and hybrid event trends that we’ll see more of going forward and shared advice on how best to adapt. . Event co-moderator Teresa Al Dente shared the story of her company, Drag Taste.

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Tips for Traveling Amid the Delta Variant Restrictions


Though travel has been rebounding from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Delta variant threatens to rewind some of that progress.

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.

Live? Virtual? Hybrid? There’s Only One Wrong Choice for Team Building

Smart Meetings

In June, organizations across America were excited about the return of in-person events, and the enticing potential of hybrid events. How quickly things change. By late July, Covid-19 cases were again spiking across the United States.

Building Events That Reflect Genuine Human Interactions With Steve Gottlieb

Endless Events

Before the pandemic hit us, we took genuine human interactions at events for granted. Attendees mingled, networked, formed everlasting bonds, and had a great time while doing all of that.

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Why and How to Audit Your Website

The Abbi Agency

Performing a website audit is a critical step when it comes to understanding a critical piece of your marketing funnel, whether you’re seeing tons of traffic and conversions or none at all.

How Planners Are Customizing Hybrid Events

Convene by PCMA

A hybrid meeting takes place at Marina Bay Sands’ Hybrid Broadcast Studio in Singapore. The overall number of COVID-19 Recovery Dashboard respondents who said they were planning to hold simultaneous events for digital and in-person audiences dropped over the last six months.

What is Slow Tourism? The next big hospitality trend

EHL Insights

The trend of “Slow Travel” has become increasingly popular over recent years, however through COVID19 it has accelerated immensely and has almost become a new norm without people even realising.

FAA Wants Police to Take Action Against Unruly Passengers

Business Traveler USA

The Federal Aviation Administration is urging local law enforcement to file charges more often against unruly airline passengers.

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

Down With Third-Party Event Platforms With Saroosh Gull

Endless Events

Event platforms took the events industry by the storm. So much so that they can be considered as the new venues ! There’s more of them each year and some of them are even attracting huge investments.

JUNO Secures $3.5M in Seed Round Funding


Success continues as need expands for virtual events, connection, education August 11, 2021 -- San Diego -- JUNO, a software company that connects and educates… News

SITE mourns the passing of an industry giant: James “Jim” Adams, RIP.


Eloquent, heartfelt tributes from all over the world have been to posted on social media this past weekend following the passing on 6 August 2021 of James T. Adams, former member of SITE’s international board of directors and founder of Indiana-based, Performance Strategies, Inc. A veritable giant of the incentive travel industry, Jim will be remembered as a contrarian with forthright views that were always moderated by razor sharp wit and a gentle, loving heart.

5 Tips to Choose the Right Technology for Your Hybrid Business Event

Convene by PCMA

Discover five tips from Intrado Digital Media to help you choose the right technology partner for your next hybrid event. Though the event industry has undergone rapid transformation over the past year, events remain events!

The four week countdown is on to Évora Forum – A World for Travel

Travel Daily News

The first major sustainability focused travel conference is taking place in Portugal on 16 - 17 September

Hotel Check: Garza Blanca Resort Cancun

Business Traveler USA

WHERE IS IT? Thirty minutes from the international airport and fronting a private beach with Isla Mujeres in the distance, Garza Blanca enjoys panoramic views just north of the main hotel zone.

Stay Safe & Sound With COVID-Compliant Events!

Endless Events

On March 11th, 2020, the events industry changed forever. Yes, you read that right: the industry didn’t just change during the last year, and it won’t bounce back after we let some time pass. The impact is forever.

Brandlive Launches Greenroom, Partner Program and SDK for Resellers, Agencies and Virtual Event Platforms


Brandlive releases the next version of its patent-pending Greenroom adding new show creation tools and support for partner integration and resale PORTLAND, Ore., August 12, 2021… News

Destinations International and Temple University Want to Give You a Scholarship

Smart Meetings

Destinations International (DI) and Temple University’s School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) have partnered to help DI members further their educations and careers.

4 Strategies to Win Back International In-Person Attendees

Convene by PCMA

Speak directly to safety concerns and travel hurdles facing international attendees, and provide them with helpful resources they can use to plan a successful trip, mdg suggests. Anjia Nicolaidis. International travel is coming back — even if it is taking longer than we would like.

Want to learn how to drive more revenue on your attraction website?


Optimizing Your Website for Online Conversions . 52% of experience bookings are happening before a traveler arrives at their destination, and this number continues to rise.

Multiday Business Trips Make a Strong Comeback

Business Traveler USA

The majority of business travelers (61 percent) report having already taken their first multiday domestic business trip of the year, but international business travel is slower to recover.

From Button Boxes To Chats: Audience Response Systems Through Time!

Endless Events

One of the hottest topics in the events industry nowadays is hybrid and virtual audience engagement. But as the Event Tech Podcast highlights today, you can’t really talk about audience engagement without including audience response systems in the conversations.

Shoflo at techsytalk Virtual Showcase (March 27, 2021)


This is a clip from the techsytalk Virtual Showcase (on March 27, 2021) featuring Shoflo. Our Virtual Showcase is where we feature some of the… Business Event Planning Event Technology Technology

Tips for Streamlining Vaccine Verification from Marriott’s The Exchange

Smart Meetings

The most recent tool being embraced by meeting professionals looking to safely bring groups back together while protecting sensitive data is third-party health verification.

9 Questions for Event Professionals to Ponder

Convene by PCMA

PCMA EduCon 2021 Main Stage speaker Janet Stovall, taking part virtually, answers questions from host Ameerah Saine, on stage at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge.

BCD Travel Survey: Business travelers pinpoint shortcomings of virtual meetings and want decision-making power

Travel Daily News

When it comes to corporate travel policies in a post-pandemic environment, survey respondents care mostly about being able to decide for themselves whether to travel (64%). In addition, they desire a more simplified trip approval process (58%) and the prioritizing of direct flights (53

Business Travel’s Return Will Be Cautious and Client-Centered

Business Traveler USA

Deloitte’s Corporate Travel Survey, Return to a World Transformed: How the Pandemic is Reshaping Corporate Travel , sees a slow, cautious return to business travel, bounded by considerations like pandemic restrictions abroad and corporate mandates to return to in-office work after over a year of working during lockdown COVID-19 restrictions.

MPI WEC 2021: Hugs Everywhere!

Endless Events

The Event Brew crew is on a roll of covering events this summer. Will attended a 15,000-person event and Thuy recently raved about her experience as a virtual attendee at PCMA EduCon 2021. Today is Nick’s turn to share his story.

Building Strategies to Drive and Convert More Direct Traffic


By Allegra Medina ( SHR ) and Christy Jobman (Sojern) . The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent travel lockdown has level-set many of the hospitality industry’s expectations.

How to Move a 2,000-Person Expo to an MLB Stadium in 3 Months

Smart Meetings

Editor’s Note: Meeting professionals are still pivoting on the regular and can learn a lot from the experiences of their peers.

Delta Variant Creates More Angst for Events Industry

Convene by PCMA

In-person events like PCMA’s EduCon began to return just before the Delta variant began causing COVID cases to surge around the U.S. Some events have since canceled in high-risk destinations. Jacob Slaton Photography).

Four essential items and accommodations to have when traveling for business

Travel Daily News

After a year of not being able to travel, it may feel strange traveling again. This is why it’s important to make sure that you’re ready, both physically and mentally. Having everything planned out ahead of time will also make your travels significantly less stressful

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.

What To Do When Your Event Goes Wrong

Endless Events

When you are hosting an event, we know you want everything to go perfectly. However, events have a lot of variables and with Murphy’s law, you can bet something can always go wrong.