November, 2022

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What is Event-Led Growth?

Endless Events

The events industry is on the cusp of change. As we exit the pandemic era, companies are looking to understand how they can drive event-led growth and how events can, in turn, drive growth for their business; that’s why we’ve brought on a special guest for this episode of #EventIcons , Mark Kilens. Mark is the CMO of Airmeet , a leading virtual and hybrid event platform.

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Rethinking Event Accessibility

Skift Meetings

Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings.

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Tech Conferences: The Best Tech Events Guide for 2023

Bizzaboo

Searching for the top tech events to attend in 2023? We’ve done all the work for you! This carefully curated conference directory features more than 100 tech conferences happening worldwide in 2023. The Tech Events featured in this list take place throughout the year and cover a wide range of different industries — from SaaS and FinTech to startup events and more.

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Event Management Versus Event Production: What’s the Difference?

Endless Events

You’re gearing up to plan your next event, but you already feel overwhelmed between finding a venue, planning your A/V, and picking the perfect caterer. You need a little help, and that’s a smart move. Pulling off your biggest event of the year takes a lot of work, so there’s no shame in asking for some help. . A Google search opens up countless event companies.

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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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Meetings Recovery Continues Upward Trajectory, According to New Report

Smart Meetings

Two-thirds of meeting professionals have reported the recovery of the hospitality industry to more than half of 2019 levels and one-third reported having reached beyond recovery to 80% of 2019 levels, according to new research by IACC’s new report, Meeting Room of the Future Barometer Late—November 2022. In the report of 98 global venue operators, Europe (including Sweden, the United Kingdom, Denmark, Belgium, and the Netherlands) and the Americas are showing encouraging signs of a meetings indu

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Rail revival full speed ahead as ETC and Eurail host best European Rail Tourism Awards 2022

ETC Corporate

At an award ceremony hosted in Prague by Czech Tourism on November 15, the European Travel Commission (ETC) and Eurail B.V. honoured recipients at the second ever Best European Rail Tourism Campaign Awards. The awards recognise the marketing campaigns that best promoted rail travel as a sustainable tourism model. ETC and Eurail received entrees from national and local tourism authorities.

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10 Client Appreciation Event Ideas Customers Love

Social Tables

Whether you’re a part of a Fortune 500 company or are running a boutique hair salon out of your home, your business wouldn’t exist without clients. Showering clients with appreciation can help businesses, large and small, build a base of loyal customers, especially now, as we head into the holiday season. While some leaders choose gifts or special offers to recognize loyal customers, others host client appreciation events.

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Arab Health to showcase the USD5 billion healthcare metaverse

Travel Daily Media

The post Arab Health to showcase the USD5 billion healthcare metaverse appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Arab Health has underscored its commitment to showcasing the latest advances in healthcare technology and innovation with the launch of the Intelligent Health Pavilion and the return of the Future Health Summit, which will explore healthcare in the Metaverse.

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Here’s Why Your Event Budget Needs to Increase in 2023

Endless Events

After a nearly two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, the events industry returned in all its glory this year. But just when we thought we had overcome the most difficult hurdles both as humans and as an industry, new external pressures waited around the corner. A war in Ukraine , an inflation surge, and supply chain issues will impact event budgets in 2023. .

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A Unique Meetings Consolidation Model Grows

Smart Meetings

Predictions of a mass consolidation of the meetings industry have been swirling since the World Health Organization started advising lockdowns in early 2020 to “smooth the curve” of what was then known as novel coronavirus. The way companies join forces at this point in the recovery may not follow traditional models of hostile takeovers and mass mergers.

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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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Over 30 European tourism bodies gather in Prague to discuss challenging winter ahead

ETC Corporate

Today, the heads of Europe’s national tourism boards convened in Prague for the General Meeting of the European Travel Commission (ETC). This meeting, which was hosted by CzechTourism, brought together over 30 CEOs of national tourism authorities (NTOs) from across Europe and ETC associate members from private industry to discuss the state of play for Europe’s tourism sector.

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Take a Swipe at Event-Tech Costs

MeetingsNet

As the cost of AV and event technologies continues to rise, planners need to get smarter about what the really need and how to get it at a fair price. While audiovisual, production, and event technology have long been budgetary sore points, they’re even more expensive these days. About 75 percent of respondents to a recent Meeting Professionals International survey said they were seeing increases in AV costs—and about 25 percent of them said the increases were more than 10 percent.

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Biggest Economic Impact? Event Planners Weigh in

Convene by PCMA

Many planners responding to the October Dashboard survey said rising F&B and AV costs represented their biggest budgeting challenge for in-person meetings. (Two Dudes Photo). It had been nearly five months since we had last checked in with the business events community to get a sense of how they saw the future taking shape when we sent out an invitation to participate in our dashboard series in early October.

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Are Airport Hotels Still Popular for Meetings? 

Skift Meetings

Skift Take: Despite the current chaos surrounding air travel, airport hotels are recovering from low pandemic occupancies at a faster pace than urban hotels. Thanks to changing work trends and an evolution in the amenities they offer, airport hotels and even airports are finding favor for certain types of meetings. — Maria Lenhart Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings.

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Designing the Perfect Event Attendee Arrival

Endless Events

Attendee arrival has changed in recent years. Before the pandemic, attendees would have booked hotels and made transportation arrangements in the days or weeks leading up to the event. With online events, they’ve cut that time down to a few minutes, and no one understands this better than today’s #EventIcons guest, Arianna Black. Arianna has a long-standing relationship with events.

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A City Within a City to Launch in SoCal

Smart Meetings

Although historically shadowed by its famous neighbor city of Los Angeles or seen only as the home of Disneyland, Anaheim is making literal and metaphorical groundbreaking moves to establish itself as a presence in Southern California. Construction begins in January 2023 to build ocV!BE. This “city within a city” will be a hub of entertainment, food and Southern California lifestyle and is expected to become the beating heart of Anaheim.

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European tourism resilient in face of low consumer confidence

ETC Corporate

The European tourism sector successfully endured another challenging summer as worsening inflation and staff shortages threatened recovery. European airlines held up well, with August flight volumes down just 11% relative to 2019. Encouraging data suggests a positive outlook for 2022, with the region expected to recover close to 75% of 2019 inbound travel volumes this year.

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Could Airlines Drive New Date Patterns for Meetings?

MeetingsNet

With major airlines’ daily flight volumes shifting to better accommodate leisure travelers, some meetings might benefit from a change in schedule. Here an interesting statistic: On an average day, the big three U.S. airlines—American, Delta, and United—offer 11,800 total flights, according to airline-industry data firm Milanamos. But some days have more flights than others depending on demand.

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Looking Forward — and Planning for More Uncertainty in Business Events

Convene by PCMA

Organizers of PTTOW! events try to up the wow factor for the members-only community of influencers — a challenging goal during uncertain times. Several times a year, members of PTTOW! — an invite-only community of 325 CEOs, CMOs, entertainment executives, celebrities, and sports stars — gather for events that are created by an in-house team led by Kathlene Stakely, vice president of events and operations.

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Trends in Hospitality – Shaping the future of transport and mobility

EHL Insights

Transportation is the lifeblood of the hospitality industry. Without flows of people on the move, there’d be no travel. Without travel, the hospitality and tourism industry would just collapse. Thus, whether a day trip, domestic or international travel, whether by bike, car, train or plane, transport and mobility are major cornerstones of our industry.

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Do Event Professionals Need to Learn HR Core Competencies?

Endless Events

Events are not exclusive to any industry, business, or group of people. Every year, from sports and weddings to big banks and marketing agencies, all kinds of people have events. As event professionals, they employ specific skills to plan and engage that audience. Should HR core competencies be a part of those skills? On today’s episode of the Event Brew , the Brew Crew shares their thoughts on HR competencies and the event professional’s skillset.

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How to Build a Risk Assessment Checklist

Smart Meetings

The definition of “risk” has grown beyond the traditional definitions of financial, operational, reputational and security issues meeting professionals checked off their list as they prepared to bring people together in days of old. While a live shooter may be what comes to mind first when considering worst-case scenarios, today’s planners also have to be on the lookout for a mistimed social media post or optics that are not aligned with the DEI or sustainability goals of the company.

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Preparatory actions for Data Space for Tourism launched to harness full potential of EU tourism

ETC Corporate

The European Travel Commission (ETC), Modul University, the City Destinations Alliance (CityDNA), and ForwardKeys have joined forces to set the foundation for the development of a secure and trusted Data Space for Tourism (DSFT). The project is funded by the EU and aims to enable all European tourism stakeholders to share and access relevant data when required.

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Hotels Chase the Money, Leave Groups in the Lurch

MeetingsNet

Does your hotel contract make it easy for a hotel to relocate your business? Are you ready to respond aggressively if it does? If your hotel contract was written before or during the Covid pandemic, you’d better watch your back. In the current climate where high demand for group space is driving up rates, unilateral cancellations by hotels have become increasingly common—and host organizations are often not well protected by their contracts.

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Top Social Media Channels for Event Organizers

Convene by PCMA

As part of our Events Industry Forecast , Convene asked Sara Fellows, director of social media at mdg, to pick which social-media channels she thinks are best for promoting events. Here’s what she had to say. (User statistics came from Sprout Social.). Instagram. 2 billion monthly global active users. With the recent changes to Instagram’s algorithm favor- ing discoverability and the rise in popularity of Reels, it’s hard to compete with the way this platform helps events to get discovered by ne

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Is It Time for a Meetings Industry Reboot?  

Skift Meetings

Skift Take: The business of meetings and events isn't easy to define, and planners are still struggling to get a seat at the board table. Is that about to change? — Paul Cook Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings.

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Driving sustainability in corporate travel and beyond

Travel Daily Media

The post Driving sustainability in corporate travel and beyond appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. With COP27 about to commence, the Association of Travel Management Companies (ATMC) is proud to be promoting sustainability as a core focus of members with Chair Tass Messinis invited to lead a sector roundtable at the upcoming Impact X Summit in Sydney.

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Venues From National Geographic’s List of Most Breathtaking Places in the World 

Smart Meetings

As the pandemic moves into a more manageable phase for most travelers, the event planning space is poised for a massive return in 2023. Based on National Geographic’s list of the 25 breathtaking places around the world, these event locations offer space for future events and the possibility of memorable snapshots for your Instagram and TikTok accounts. .

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Aloha! Meet your Hawaii Specialty Team

Fox World Travel

?????????? ???????????? ????????????! We are sharing wonderful news from vacation travel. We are launching a new Hawaii specialty team. This new team features eight certified Hawaiian experts who have traveled and studied the Hawaiian Islands to offer you the best recommendations for accommodations, tours, and activities to maximize your next Hawaiian vacation.

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Choice Cuts for Food and Beverage Savings

MeetingsNet

F&B prices are through the roof, but with some careful and strategic you can stay on budget and still delight attendees. In an informal MeetingsNet survey, 87 percent of planner respondents said F&B is the first area they address when cutting costs. As Maggie Kearney, meeting and publications manager with the International College of Surgeons–U.S.

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Event Technology: The Ultimate Guide for 2023

Bizzaboo

Welcome to the 2023 event technology guide! Not sure you need event technology? According to Gartner’s 2022 Technology Marketing Benchmark Survey , tech and service providers allocate 26.9% of their marketing program budget to hosted and sponsored events. . Like most businesses, you’re probably seeing an increased budget allocation for events, so you need event technology that can run all of your events — no matter the format, size, or type — more easily.

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Allyson Felix: Standing up for What You Believe in

Convene by PCMA

Allyson Felix, who won 11 medals over five Olympic Games, is the most decorated Olympic track and field athlete ever. For a runner, Allyson Felix was a late bloomer. She didn’t discover that she had a gift until she joined her high-school track team, Felix wrote in a column in Magnolia magazine. By age 18, however, she had entered her first Olympics, “and never looked back.”.

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Chef Emmanuel Stroobant: Taking time to eat well in a fast-paced world

EHL Insights

Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) is a leading hospitality university with locations in Switzerland and Singapore. EHL’s Institute of Nutrition Research & Development is conducting a series of interviews with world-renowned chefs to explore the current challenges and future innovations in their field. The third in this series of interviews is with Belgian-born awarded Chef Emmanuel Stroobant.

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How Top Meeting Profs Give Thanks

Smart Meetings

This is the season for counting our blessings and giving thanks. The hospitality industry has so much to be grateful for as we return to doing what we love, working with partners to welcome guests and create memorable experiences. Smart Meetings reached out to our esteemed editorial advisory board to ask what they are grateful for during this transition year and how they demonstrate it personally and professionally.

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US Christmas Towns To Visit In December (Or Any Time of Year)

Hotel Engine

Quite a few towns all across America go all out during the holiday season. In some, the most wonderful time of the year is actually year-round! Key Takeaways: Whether it’s Christmastime or not, there is a town somewhere close to get into the spirit. Solution: We’ve provided 10 seasonal options and 5 year-round options. Let’s take a closer look at some of these magical getaway destinations.

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