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.

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.

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.

What to Look For on a Home Tour


Touring homes can be a thrilling experience, especially if you’re a first-time homebuyer. However, you can easily get swept away in the excitement of it all and not realize that you’re missing out on some very important details about the home.

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Integrated Solutions: Keeping up with Customer Demand


In this session, DMCs are provided with a framework that can be used to operate more efficiently, with confidence. View Webinar in My ADMEI. If you are “running Mach 90 with your hair on fire” then you are like most DMCs who are trying to keep up with an industry that has roared back to life.

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.

Dominion Energy Employees Team Up to Build Wheelchairs for Great Causes

Best Corporate Events

On Thursday, May 5, 100 employees from Dominion Energy gathered in Chester, Virginia to build 22 wheelchairs for disabled veterans and low-income residents in the community. They had a great time, contributed to two great causes, and enhanced their relationships with coworkers through collaboration.

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.

How to Find the Best Real Estate Agent When Buying or Selling Your Home


Congratulations, you’re in the market to buy a house. Or perhaps you are ready to sell. Either way, it’s time to find a real estate agent to guide you through what can be a challenging – and sometimes stressful – process.

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.

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.

Planning Events In 2022: The Pandemic Is Over, But Don’t Plan Like It’s 2019

Endless Events

As things currently stand in the events industry, we’re planning events in 2022 as if the COVID-19 pandemic never existed. The mask mandates are gone and COVID compliance talk has all but disappeared. In-person events are back in all their glory.

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

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.

Global Exhibitions Day 2022 takes place today

Travel Daily News

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

Clean and Green: Here’s How to Compost In an Apartment


People eat a lot of food in the U.S. In fact, the average citizen ate 1,996 pounds of food in 2021. Composting even half of that would reduce methane emissions, help the food supply, and cut agricultural water needs significantly. Unfortunately, composting is still unavailable to many people. .

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).

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 Current State Of Event Technology Labor

Endless Events

Between the brain drain in the events industry and labor shortages, the event technology labor has transformed dramatically. And not for the better: event planners are finding it increasingly hard to hire reliable and experienced vendors at a reasonable price.

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.

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.

How to Buy a House With Bad Credit


Buying a house can be an exciting yet confusing process. It can also be frustrating when you’re trying to buy a house with bad credit and don’t know where to turn for answers. Many people rent with the dream of going through the home buying process and becoming a first-time homebuyer.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.?

What Is a Quitclaim Deed? Everything You Need to Know


You’ve been searching for houses for months and finally found the one you like. After making your way through the homebuying process , one of the final steps is ordering a title search and then have the seller execute the deed to the property at closing.

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).

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

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.

From Planners to Producers: Tech Tips for Virtual Event Success

Smart Meetings

We’ve all made the shift to virtual meetings—because we had to. We were riding the bike while building it, and despite some early stumbles, most of us have mastered the basics. Now we’re onto the next challenge: making the virtual event a great online experience.

What is the Value of Digital Destination Marketing?

Solimar International

The digital era is synonymous with a time of constant change. Innovations are transforming industries at incredible speed. The travel and tourism industry is no exception. Technology is driving the way in which travellers are searching, accessing and consuming travel content.