July, 2022

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Why You Should Plan an Incentive Program

Bishop McCann

Show Notes. Talking with Justin Myers, Head of Commercial and Hospitality Client Group, we discuss everything incentive travel. From the trends being seen for incentive trips to the value of planning these kinds of events, we cover all the reasons why you should be planning an incentive program.

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Small but mighty: incentive destination Interlaken, Switzerland   

The MICE Blog

The Swiss resort Interlaken is a prime destination for congresses, exhibitions, meetings and of course, incentive travel.

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Halifax, Nova Scotia – authentic experiences for incentive travel

Pádraic Gilligan

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Episode 51: Engaging Virtual Events with John Chen

Techsytalk

Can virtual events actually be engaging? What about the power of virtual to be BETTER than in-person? While John and […]. The Event Hustler Show

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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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Carpe Diem at a Pitch-Perfect PRSA Travel Conference

The Abbi Agency

In May, we were #blessed with the opportunity to attend the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Travel and Tourism conference in Spokane, Washington.

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33 Wedding Planning Quotes For Planners and Couples

Social Tables

Wedding planning can be a stressful process , consisting of months of organizing, scheduling, and rescheduling. Whether you’re a professional planner or a soon-to-be newlywed, you may find yourself in need of a pick-me-up every now and then as the big day approaches.

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Participant experience design — moving from the old to new event world

The MICE Blog

One of the presentations that highly inspired me to think differently about event design took place in 2019 at the MICE Forum at ITB Berlin (Organised by VDVO ).

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Cashel Palace Hotel & Spa – new 5 star hotel for Ireland

Pádraic Gilligan

by Pádraic Gilligan, Chief Marketing Officer, SITE & Managing Partner, SoolNua Marketing Cashel – now a destination I have vivid memories of Cashel as a stop en route to Cork or Blarney when I worked in the late 80s as an Italian speaking tour guide.

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Episode 52: Be Clear to Be Kind: How Professional Copywriters Can Take Your Events to the Next Level with Christy Wolff if ChristyCopywriting.com

Techsytalk

In this episode, we go behind the scenes of the techsytalk team and chat with Christy Wolff, owner of Christy […]. The Event Hustler Show

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It’s Time to Re-Evaluate Your Event Tech Stack

Endless Events

Like the software industry, the event management industry has tech stacks. An e vent tech stack consists of all the technology that helps an event run efficiently.

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All You Need to Know to Retain, Engage, and Energize Your Workforce

The Great Resignation and tight labor market make recruitment challenging and retention crucial. This eBook explains exactly how team building can improve employee onboarding and help you retain, engage, and optimize the performance of your teams.

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25 Cocktail Party Ideas and Planning Tips

Social Tables

Cocktail parties are fantastic reasons to encourage friends, family members, and coworkers to get together.

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Launching a Mentor Program at Your Franchise Event

Bishop McCann

People invest in franchises for a variety of reasons. Whether that be because they're ready to be their own boss or because they’re passionate about the brand, many people see the value of being a part of a franchise.

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The Raw Story Behind Kate Patay’s Move to Join Terramar

Smart Meetings

Kate Patay, Smart Meetings Smart Style Ambassador and the woman behind the eponymous Patay Consulting for the last five years, recently announced that she is taking a role as director of engagement with Terramar US , a DMC Network Company.

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Navigating Rising AV Costs for Events: ’It’s Not 2019 Anymore’

Convene by PCMA

Event planners and providers are looking for ways to mitigate the ballooning costs go audiovisual services. Jacob Slaton Photography). Inflation hit a four-decade high of 9.1 percent in June, putting continued pressure on consumer’s wallets nearly everywhere that people spend money.

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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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What is Community-Based Tourism and Why Does it Matter?

Solimar International

Community-based tourism is one of the most significant parts of the tourism industry and key to destination sustainability. Despite their importance, communities are often neglected in tourism.

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15 Years Of Endless Events: Let’s Celebrate!

Endless Events

Endless Events has recently celebrated its 15th birthday and we’ve decided to mark the occasion by hosting a very special #EventIcons episode in which our listeners could ask us any questions they want about Endless’ past, present, and future.

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How Event Planners Can Get the Most Out of Online Communities

Skift Meetings

Skift Take: Online groups and chat rooms for event planners are proliferating, resulting in much curiosity. Planners wonder if it’s better to post or chat? Are they worth paying to join, and if so, which ones? — Vincent Alonzo Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings.

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How Franchise Conferences Help Franchisors Build Teams

Bishop McCann

What if you planned an event that presented such an incredible opportunity for attendees that they were counting down the days? That’s what we all want for our guests.

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How to Secure Your Event in the Face of Rising Active Shooter Incidents

Smart Meetings

Gun violence in the United States is, unfortunately, a reality every event planner must confront. The number of people killed in mass shootings has risen from 272 in 2014 to 692 in 2021. As of July 4, 2022, there have been 320 mass shooting deaths already this year.

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JetBlue Agrees to Buy Spirit, Creating 5th-Largest US Airline. How Did We Get Here?

Business Traveler USA

A timeline of the months-long corporate high-stakes bidding war between JetBlue and Frontier. After months of negotiations and a wildcard bid, JetBlue has agreed to buy Spirit Airlines for $3.8 billion, creating the fifth-largest airline in the United States.

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7 New Trends in Tourism Planning You Must Know

Solimar International

What is Tourism Planning? . Tourism planning consists of creating strategies to develop tourism in a specific destination. Knowing and understanding current trends allows those in the industry to tailor their operations to meet demand.

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Can We Rely On Event Platforms For Audience Engagement?

Endless Events

The Event Brew squad is tackling a complex topic today; a topic most event planners have contemplated in the last two years. It’s time to talk about audience engagement on event platforms!

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Caveat Emptor: Is Event Planner Certification Worth the Investment?

Skift Meetings

Skift Take: There are more certificates for event planners than ever before. The question is, are they a real measure of competence? And is the more rigorous certification process worth the time, effort, and money? Julie Moline Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings. Event Management

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Five Creative Environmental Branding Opportunities

Bishop McCann

Imagine your attendees walking into your event and being blown away by the creative, eye-catching designs you’ve implemented while instantly noticing your branding in every touchpoint. That’s what environmental branding can do for your meeting or event.

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How to Deal With 7 Curveballs Thrown at Event Organizers

Convene by PCMA

Almost every aspect of event setup takes longer on site as the business events industry moves forward with fewer workers — so organizers need to prepare their staff members for possible challenges. Jacob Slaton Photography).

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Los Cabos’ Comeback Means Coming Back for More

Business Traveler USA

Cabo beckons with endless action and luxury stays.

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The Top 55 Event Experience Leaders of 2022: Meet the Influencers

Bizzaboo

Event professionals are among the most innovative and forward-thinking folks in the world. Even among this talented community, some individuals stand out by consistently challenging the status quo and pushing the industry forward.

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TWT: Survey Says Pent-up Demand for Meetings Conflicts with Corporate Cuts

Smart Meetings

Editor’s note : This Week in Travel (TWT) is your essential guide to smoothing the road from here to there for your attendees and yourself.

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How to Work With Unions in the Rush Back to Live Events

Skift Meetings

Skift Take: When union labor is a necessary part of your event, there is added complexity and cost. But there are basic ways to manage. In some cases, union labor can actually enhance the attendee experience. Julie Moline Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings.

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Fiona wrote a new post, Tempting Travellers to Colombia

I-Meet

. Colombia, officially the Republic of Colombia, is bordered by the Caribbean Sea to the north, Venezuela to the east, Brazil to the southeast, Ecuador and Peru to the south, the Pacific Ocean to the west and

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What Happens When Women Lead

Convene by PCMA

Kerry Painter (from left), T. Taubie Motlhabane, Cynthia Serrano, and Kathleen Warden are four of more than a dozen leaders at convention centers interviewed for our series on female leadership.

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The Future of Business Travel: Supersonic Flights, Computerized Chauffeurs, and Beyond

Business Traveler USA

Thanks to new advances in artificial intelligence, the future of transportation will be increasingly automated and sustainable, per Euromonitor’s Future of Travel 2040 report.

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Climate Change and Tourism: How Destinations Are Responding to the Climate Crisis (Part 1)

Solimar International

Climate change is slowly becoming the subject of dinner table conversations in tourism destinations around the world – both for those who live in these destinations, and for those who visit them.

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Meetings and Conventions Are Back in 2022—Here Are 4 Ways They’re Changing

Smart Meetings

It seems like not so long ago that everyone was talking about the death of meetings and conventions. There’s no doubt that the global Covid-19 pandemic shook up the industry and left event professionals wondering what the future would hold.

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