August, 2022

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The Future of AR for Events in 2022

Endless Events

Augmented Reality (AR) has the potential to revolutionize how we live our lives, but are we there yet? Will and Brandt are excited to see just how revolutionary AR will be for events. In today’s episode, Will Curran and Brandt Krueger discuss AR for Events. Together, they explore how AR for events can reshape how people interact with each other and their venues.

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Event Chatbots and the Community Model in 2022

Endless Events

Event chatbots are becoming increasingly common in the event industry. While chatbots are helpful when engaging communities during events, they can also be an excellent tool if you want to implement the community model and engage your attendees all year. . Today, Will, Brandt, and Kyle discuss event chatbots in 2022 and the community model with chatbot expert Chuck Elias.

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Meetings Uncovered

Smart Meetings

Editor’s Note: This is the first edition of Meetings Uncovered—Smart Meetings’ newest column focused on keeping you up to speed with the latest news in the hospitality industry. . Orlando Health, Visit Orlando Form Official Wellness Partnership. A new partnership connecting leisure and medical health experts has taken shape between the Official Tourism Association for Orlando, Visit Orlando, and Orlando Health, offering health-related benefits to Orlando’s millions of visitors as the

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Are you seeing NY, LA, Chicago as top markets in your Google Analytics?

Advanced Travel and Tourism

If you’re like most of our partners, you’ve seen a few odd markets jump to the top of your Google Analytics. We’ve seen DMAs (Designated Market Area) like Chicago, New York, and even LA skyrocket to the top. In some cases, one or more of these may be a target market for you, but with most tourism organizations in the southeast, it is not. Even if it is a target market for you, it is not usually the top market for site traffic. .

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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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45 Resident Event Ideas That Actually Work

Social Tables

Planning and hosting fun events is a wonderful way for property managers to connect with residents. In addition to brightening the atmosphere of resident life, events can show the property’s appreciation and improve communication between residents and building owners. Event planners and property managers know, however, that getting residents to attend events isn’t always easy.

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How Use Team Building and Virtual Training to Equip Teams for Remote and Hybrid Work Environments

Best Corporate Events

Although COVID-19 is (hopefully) behind us, the pandemic will have long-term impacts on the working world. Having grown accustomed to, and comfortable with, working remotely, many employees are resisting a return to the office. Though managers would generally prefer to have everyone physically back in the workplace, given the tight labor market and projections for lower workforce growth over the coming decade, they can’t push too hard.

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How to Execute Events on a Reduced Team

Endless Events

In April, we talked about a recession on the horizon. As the horizon approaches, Will and Nick find that many event professionals are running on fumes. Today, the discussion is all about executing events on a reduced team. . Teams are expected to do more with less as layoffs, downsizing, and budget cuts sweep across the economy. Whether people on your team are sick or no longer working with you, Nick and Will have several ideas on how to avoid downsizing and how to execute events on a reduced

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Las Vegas Loop Continues to Expand

Smart Meetings

The electric-powered train keeps moving in Las Vegas. The Boring Company has launched its second loop station in Resorts World Las Vegas, nearby Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC), as part of the brand’s plan to build 55 stations along a 29-mile system that will run through The Strip, Allegiant Stadium and eventually to Harry Reid International Airport (LAS), known as the Vegas Loop.

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Employee Spotlight: Whitney

Advanced Travel and Tourism

Help us welcome our newest team member, Whitney! Whitney has joined our team as a senior campaign specialist for Mississippi accounts. Whitney started her career in sales at Verizon Wireless. After 6 years at her last job, we are happy to welcome Whitney to the team. Upon earning a degree in Business Administration, Whitney learned a lot about marketing and other aspects of business. “I feel that I’ve had to use what I learned from my studies in every job I’ve had.” Whitn

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How to Treat Event Speakers

Skift Meetings

Skift Take: Speakers are tired of being treated like babies and they do not want to have to promote their own sessions as that is the event planner’s job. They want respectful, timely communication and have only a few expectations that many planners seem to ignore. — Paul Cook Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings.

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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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How to Maximize Team Cohesion with Different Personalities and Work Styles

Best Corporate Events

When it comes to the performance of work teams, “our diversity is our strength” isn’t just a slogan. Dozens of research studies over time have shown that diverse teams are smarter , increase financial returns to the organization, and perform 30% better than homogeneous teams. Diversity and inclusion are often thought of in racial or ethnic terms, but also include diversity of approaches and perspectives.

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How to Get Your Employees to Attend Company Events

Eventtia

“I’m already spending so much time in the office … why should I attend after-hour company events?”. “It’s not mandatory, plus with me or without me, nothing will change.”. “Will I get extra pay if I go?”. These are just a few of the excuses you’ll hear from your employees when it comes to attending company events. Trying to get your employees excited about company events is like assigning extra homework to students.

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The 14 Most Important KPIs for Event Audience Engagement

Endless Events

So, you’re planning a big event for your company — kudos to you! Event planning isn’t for the faint of heart; you certainly have a lot on your plate. Not only do you need to host a fantastic event , but you also need to prove that your event will get results. Let’s figure out how to measure your event audience engagement. . You want to kick off an event that not only delights attendees but also delivers quantifiable results for your brand.

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Five Ways to Create an Unforgettable Event

Smart Meetings

Meeting profs are driven by a desire to create a memorable experience for their attendees. Whether that be fantastic decorations, exceptional live entertainment or even introducing an eclectic menu, planners are creative thinkers who design events with the intent of appealing to attendees. With the return of in-person events and new technologies developed for hybrid and remote platforms, meeting professionals have more opportunities than ever to engage and excite attendees.

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Whitepaper Download: The Rise of Vertical Video

Advanced Travel and Tourism

TikTok, Reels, Stories, and More. In the “olden days” before social media, videos were either professionally produced or recorded on home camcorders that stayed tucked away on our private media shelves. But now, everyone has a high-quality video tool in their back pocket. The iPhone 13 has a 6.7-inch Super Retina XDR display with Apple. ProMotion, the “world’s most advanced display,” and Dolby Vision HDR with up to 4K recording. resolution.

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Event Planners Manage Clients Wanting More for Less

Skift Meetings

Skift Take: Clients want as much value for their event spend as possible. That has always been the case, but global economic uncertainty adds greater pressure on planners. It may be hard to turn work away, but when does enough become too much? — Paul Cook Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings.

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Making event choices

Conferences that Work

All too often, clients planning an event don’t spend enough time making hard but important event choices. Read the full article at Conferences That Work The post Making event choices appeared first on Conferences That Work. No related posts.

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Talent Attraction Spotlight: Greensboro, NC

DCI

As cities and regions across the country vie for talent , we are featuring economic development organizations implementing creative talent attraction marketing efforts as part of our Talent Attraction Spotlight blog series. This week, we are diving into talent attraction efforts out of Greensboro, North Carolina. Talent Program at a Glance. Action Greensboro , housed under the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, acts as a catalyst for public-private partnerships that advance the city.

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What The Great Resignation Means for the Events Industry

Endless Events

The great resignation has made waves across corporate America as people leave their jobs at unprecedented rates. Low pay, lack of opportunity for advancement, disrespect, and lack of flexibility are just a few reasons why employees leave, according to Pew Research. The events industry isn’t immune to the ripples of the great resignation. That’s why, in today’s episode, the Brew Crew flips the script on the topic.

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Inside Secrets for Planning Events at an All-inclusive Resort

Smart Meetings

Think you know everything about hosting meetings at all-inclusive resorts? A lot has changed for the better. At today’s package price resorts, the quality of the experience is higher and the logistics couldn’t be easier. Gone are the massive dining rooms with a sea of buffets. Restaurant-quality experiences in formal and casual settings offer something for everyone.

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What is Hospitality Management?

EHL Insights

Hospitality. An industry as diverse as the culinary delights that grace its establishments’ tables. A customer-oriented mindset is the guiding principle of the industry. Then there is management that stands for leadership and responsibility. Put the two together, and you get “hospitality management”. But what is hospitality management? Where might it take you in terms of your professional career?

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Diversity Is an Important Part of Event Planners’ Destination Choices?

Skift Meetings

Skift Take: Diversity, equity, and inclusion are strategic business imperatives event planners look at when choosing the site of their next gathering. Demographics and the political climate are also important facets of a destination being considered for an event. — Lisa Skriloff Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings.

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My Seth Andrew story — a thief who got caught

Conferences that Work

Seth Andrew stealing funds in November 2019 (photo obtained from bank surveillance footage by Melody Shen, Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation). This is the story of how I met a silver-tongued thief named Seth Andrew, and how he wreaked havoc on a host of lives in my community until the FBI caught him stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from charter schools he founded and a federal court sentenced him to jail.

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Making the Business Case for Attending Events

Convene by PCMA

Event organizers can help potential participants get approval to attend their event by creating an education program that aligns with their companies’ business priorities. (Jacob Slaton Photography). The best path for helping potential registrants get approval to attend your event is to ensure that the majority of your education program is aligned to advance business outcomes or results.

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Our Learnings: Building an Event Community

Endless Events

Building an online community can take years of hard work. That’s why Endless Events’ very own Will Curran and Kyle Kosinski created the #EventProfs community. They’re on a mission to build and grow a community from the ground up so they can better understand what it takes to develop an event community. #Eventprofs is designed to put your knowledge on center stage.

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Advito and BCD M&E Create Emissions Calculator for Meeting Professionals

Smart Meetings

Are you trying to shrink your event’s carbon footprint? A new tool could help measure and prioritize sustainability efforts at meetings. Last week, BCD Travel introduced an emissions calculator designed specifically for the meetings industry. . The sustainability tool builds on Gate4, an ISO-certified carbon reporting method developed last year by Advito , a subsidiary of BCD Travel.

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Food for Thought: 4 Association-Event F&B Recommendations

MeetingsNet

It’s a real trick to find a balance between satisfying attendees’ dietary needs and delighting them with local items and interesting presentation, all while minimizing an event’s carbon footprint. Here are 4 tips for planners. Meeting attendees are a fickle bunch, especially when it comes to what they eat and drink during their time on site. In a session held at the American Society of Association Executives’ Annual Meeting & Exposition in late August, John Hawley, executive director of asso

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Apprenticeships Seeing a Renaissance Amidst Event Industry Jobs Crisis

Skift Meetings

Skift Take: Staffing shortages continue to hurt the event industry, and employers across the globe are scrambling to fill jobs. In the U.S. alone, there are around 10.7 million vacancies. Can apprenticeships help the event industry find the staff it needs? — Paul Cook Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings.

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My Top Digital Tools for Learning 2022

Conferences that Work

Since 2007, Jane Hart has compiled an annual Top Digital Tools for Learning List from the results of public surveys. Looking at the trends over time provides a useful overview of the tools that people are using to learn. In addition, her lists and annual analyses allow readers to discover new useful tools. Here’s my contribution: my ten top digital tools for learning in 2022, with brief descriptions of why and how I use them, plus some additional tools I’d sorely miss and a promisi

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Department of Transportation Proposes New Rules on Flight Credits and Refunds

Business Traveler USA

If adopted, the new policies would define what constitutes a canceled flight and a ‘significant change’ in service. Southwest Airlines made headlines this week when it became the first airline to eliminate expiration dates for flight credits. In a move signaling how the change may affect the airline industry, the US Department of Transportation has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would cover airline ticket refunds.

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Radisson Blu Hotel, Vadistanbul rebrands as Radisson Collection Hotel, Vadistanbul

Travel Daily Media

The post Radisson Blu Hotel, Vadistanbul rebrands as Radisson Collection Hotel, Vadistanbul appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. SONY DSC. Radisson Hotel Group announces the transformation and re-opening of Radisson Blu Hotel, Vadistanbul as a Radisson Collection Hotel, following an extensive renovation. It will be the Group’s second Radisson Collection property in Turkey and the first in Istanbul.

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How to Leverage Destination Accessibility Efforts to Welcome All Attendees

Smart Meetings

When most attendees make travel plans, they consider things like hotel amenities, nearby restaurants and fun attractions. However, for the one out of every four Americans living with a disability, much more planning has to go into every aspect of a trip. Entryway width, overstimulating lights, transportation and more are accessibility factors that can limit how a disabled traveler experiences a business trip.

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Hoteliers’ Thoughts on Accommodating Meeting Groups into 2023

MeetingsNet

A hot topic during last week’s Hotel Data Conference was booking the right balance between leisure business travelers. Hint: A new meeting pattern could help groups having a difficult time at the negotiating table. Held in Nashville from August 10 to 12, the Hotel Data Conference featured several panels with hotel-ownership executives and hotel-brand leaders, who gave their thoughts on where the best revenue opportunities are for hotels over the next year.

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Hidden Event Fees Piling Up

Skift Meetings

Skift Take: With a surge of pent-up demand and the need for hotels and other venues to bring in revenue, hidden fees are finding their way onto many meeting ledgers and planners are furious. — Lisa Skriloff Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings.

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5 Lessons Strategists Would Share About Digital Paid Media Campaigns, If You Let Them

DCI

Do we really need to talk about the secrets of digital media campaigns anymore? For destinations worldwide, it’s clear that traditional advertising – TV spots, printed sponsored content, print ads – are not the way of the future. If you’re reading this blog post – online – surely you already know that the internet is, you know, here. Digital advertising works because it creates new opportunities for destinations, connecting them to audiences in more engaging and efficient ways.

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