May, 2022

Back to LIVE and the road ahead

The MICE Blog

Good news for the events industry – live events are back, as most countries no longer have strict COVID-19 restrictions. Event planners who have been out of work for two years can now be back on the road doing what they love and taking their creativity to the next level.

18 Virtual Event Engagement Ideas That Actually Work

Social Tables

As event planners worldwide shifted strategies to meet the ever-changing needs caused by COVID-19, virtual and hybrid events skyrocketed. Even as in-person events return, many businesses and event planners plan to keep the virtual event trend alive.

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How To Prepare For A Career In Event Planning

Endless Events

The events industry is exciting, ever-changing, and sociable. It is teeming with various career opportunities.

U.S. Travel Is Up, But Not Out of Weeds Yet

Smart Meetings

On May 4, Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel E. Bowser and Destination DC President and CEO Elliott L. Ferguson came together at Union Market for its annual Travel Rally, held during U.S.

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.

The Ultimate Event Planning Guide: How to Plan an Event


One of the biggest challenges when running an event is the planning stage: even organizing a fairly small and seemingly simple event can be a very challenging task with all the different details to consider and adjust.

Hospitality Industry: All your questions answered

EHL Insights

What is the Hospitality Industry? The hospitality industry is a large subsection within the service industry and is comprised of four main areas : Food & beverage, travel & tourism, lodging, and recreation.

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Australia is Closing the Loop on Fashion Manufacturing

Convene by PCMA

BlockTexx co-founder Graham Ross is unlocking the value of unwanted textiles to help future-proof the fashion industry. Graham Ross believes no piece of clothing should end up in landfill.

Hybrid Event Budget: 7 Items & Tips To Consider

Endless Events

Let’s talk about one of the most dreaded subjects in the events industry: the hybrid event budget. As an amalgamation of in-person and virtual events, hybrid events are complex, versatile, and hard to budget for.

What Event Planning Best Practices Are Here to Stay?

Smart Meetings

No one really knows what events will look like in a post Covid-19 world and it’s difficult to see how things will pan out over the coming year.

Global Exhibitions Day 2022 takes place today

Travel Daily News

GED 2022 celebrates the role of exhibitions in accelerating the pace of economic recovery

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

What Does the Future of Business Travel Look Like? Robots, Smart Drones, and Other High-Tech Innovations

Business Traveler USA

Over the last two years, there have been fundamental shifts in business planning, spending habits and event logistics.

Planning Successful Franchise Meetings and Events

Bishop McCann

Show Notes. Today, we’re speaking with our sales director, Rameka Jennings, who has over ten years of experience working in franchise meetings and events. During this episode, we discuss our franchise and retail vertical, along with how our agency goes about planning programs for this type of event.

Mental Health and the Business Events Industry

Convene by PCMA

Attendees at PCMA Convening Leaders 2022 in Las Vegas take part in the fun run. Many respondents to our April Recovery Dashboard survey said they deal with stress through physical activities like running, yoga, and walking. Jacob Slaton Photography).

Hybrid Event Case Study: Peloton

Endless Events

In this week’s Event Tech Podcast episode, Will and Brandt discuss Peloton because, as it turns out, their workouts make for a great hybrid event case study. They claim that event planners should take note.

The Evolution of Meetings: Lessons for Navigating a Hybrid Future

Smart Meetings

Editor’s Note : As part of Back Light, a series of articles sharing illuminating insider observations, we asked Geoffrey Wellen, chief customer care officer of 6Connex f or lessons learned from two years of virtual and hybrid events.

IHIF preview: U.K., Poland and Ireland lead Europe hotel occupancy recovery

Travel Daily News

As of 11 April, the U.K. showed a running 28-day occupancy that was 87% of the comparable 2019 level, and the country’s index has consistently been above 80 since 23 February. Poland (84.5) and Ireland (81.3) realized the next-highest occupancy indexes

Wellness in Los Cabos: A Reset for Body and Soul

Business Traveler USA

As the world yawns out of hibernation, there may be a short cut one can take along this road to unexpected wellness and joy.

The Importance of Supplier Relationships for Travel Programs

Fox World Travel

The travel industry has transformed tremendously in the last two years.?Airlines Airlines in particular have experienced an evolution of challenges and obstacles to overcome. The scope and size of the big 4 continue to decrease and expect to be reduced by 30-40 percent.?

Conference Shares Prague Congress Centre With Ukraine Refugees

Convene by PCMA

Delegates of the World Environmental Education Congress convene at the Prague Congress Centre. WEEC met in the venue’s second and third floors, while the hall and ground floor were dedicated to Ukrainian refugees.

How Event Technology Will Benefit Your Events

Endless Events

Event technology has finally become an integral part of our event strategies. It’s taken us many years, even though many event profs have been preaching about numerous benefits of event technology for ages. The pandemic sped up the adoption of technology and software solutions in the events industry.

TWT: Masks Off for Euro Air Travel, Crowded Flights Mean Unhappy Flyers

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.

Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre will continue as Visit Finland’s Sustainable Travel Finland company

Travel Daily News

Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre received the first Sustainable Travel Finland recognition in the autumn of 2020

Jane Poynter, Founder of Space Perspective, is Revolutionizing Space Tourism

Business Traveler USA

“People have been ready to go to space all along,” says Jane Poynter. “We We just weren’t ready to take them.” The aerospace innovator wants to change that with her company, Space Perspective, which aims to send tourists suborbital on a luxury flight experience by late 2024.

Julie wrote a new post, Panama – The Land of Astounding Feats


. Panama is the only place in the world where you can watch the sun rise on the Pacific Ocean and set on the Atlantic Ocean from the top of the highest point in the country, Volcan Baru. Panama–the la

Embracing Mental Health in the Workplace

Convene by PCMA

The 2022 SHRM Talent Conference & Expo took place April 10-13 in Aurora, Colorado and online, and emphasized how HR professionals’ actions — big and small — have a ripple effect on the lives of others. Photo by Chris Williams).

Event Profs Should Embrace Metaverse Events, And Here’s Why

Endless Events

While the metaverse is not a fully-fledged event trend just yet, there is no denying that metaverse events will become increasingly more popular in the years to come.

TWT: Monkeypox May Be a Red Herring, Bleisure Booms

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. Monkeypox Takes the Front Page But Are Covid Rates the Real Story?

Europalco launches a new format of hybrid events and turns distance into an advantage

Travel Daily News

Slowly, events are facing the return to face-to-face attendance, and this has brought on stage the relevance of contact and real interaction

Traveling solo with your kids: A single parent’s outlook

Fox World Travel

A feature story from VP of Marketing, Kelly Chartre Anxiety? Check. Weeks of prep? Check. Numerous conversations with my children about behavior, expectations, manners and please listen the first time? Check, check, CHECK.

Fiona wrote a new post, Is it a Seller or Buyer’s Market for Meeting Space?


As travel restrictions ease and in-person meetings are on the increase, industry experts have begun using the term “compression” to describe the demand on available space by multiple groups. The return of in-per

Adrienne Readings: ‘Memorable Immersive Experiences are High on the Agenda’

Convene by PCMA

“Our in-house tech team continues to upskill to ensure a seamless online conferencing experience,” said Adrienne Readings, general manager at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre in Queensland, Australia.

Event Notifications: How To Best Notify Attendees?

Endless Events

There are many ways to send out event notifications: via email, SMS, private messaging apps, and event platforms. And as we embrace event technology as the base of our events , they’re becoming increasingly more important.

The Continued Importance of Outdoor Meetings 

Smart Meetings

While 2022 is in full swing, the meetings and event industry is continuing to navigate best practices regarding safe meetings and social gatherings during the Covid-19 pandemic. One trend that we are continuing to see is that of outdoor meetings.

Business Travel Show Europe 2022 agenda goes live

Travel Daily News

Buyers from London Stock Exchange Group, Lush, Siemens, Barclays, Capgemini, Fidelity International, Paraxel, Leonardo UK, Merck and DXC Technology among those confirmed to speak

7 immersive experiences for a more sustainable event

BCD Meetings & Events

Plastic-free? Eco-focused venue? Locally sourced F&B options? Have you covered all the key areas to ensure your event is greener, but are struggling to creatively weave sustainability more into your agenda?