June, 2021

Choosing The Right Virtual Platform For Your Event


During every industry event these days you hear the same question: “How do I choose the right virtual tool for my event?” As a planner… Industry Insider #virtualevents event technology

How changing work practices bring new opportunities for incentive travel

Pádraic Gilligan

by Pádraic Gilligan, Managing Partner, SoolNua & Chief Marketing Officer, SITE Pandemic in Dublin Deserted streets. Skies free from planes. Weather. “Modern Family” Zoom calls. Neighbourhood walks. Entire families on bicycles. Where the Crawdads sing. Bird song. Coffee lines.

Meet Mary Connell, winner of bucket list trip to Ireland


Mary started in the Business Events industry almost 30 years ago, working initially in Sales Administration before an opening became available for a Meeting & Trade Show Coordinator. She actively campaigned for the job, enlisting support from colleagues who knew the hiring manager.

Destinations Soar with Public Relations

The Abbi Agency

With more than a decade of specializing in travel PR, The Abbi Agency knows what it takes to land our destination clients in the right publications. As publicists, we must be prepared to think on our feet and pivot quickly to keep up with the trends and fast-paced travel industry.

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.

Meeting Icebreakers: A Guide to Easing Tension and Strengthening Team Spirit

Social Tables

Not all personality types enjoy being in the spotlight. Many people prefer not to speak on a subject without thoughtful introspection first, and some prefer not to speak at all. This can make it difficult for leaders to receive the feedback they need from their coworkers and staff.

Everything You Need To Know About Hybrid Event Staff!

Endless Events

The two hottest topics in the ever-evolving events industry right now are the long-awaited return to in-person events and hybrid events. But as our hosts Will and Brandt have said time and time again, it’s not about going back to how things were pre-COVID.

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6 Tips for Keeping Attendees Tuned In During Your Online Events

Smart Meetings

While event organizers are getting good at planning in-person, hybrid and online events, booking the right speakers and keeping attendees engaged are still some of the biggest challenges.

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10 Swag Bag Ideas Sure To Delight Event Goers


As you gear up for in-person events, you might be wondering what modern swag bag ideas will still work. Swag bags might not be the main reason for professionals to gather together—but they sure can stir up delight, conversations, and talk on social media.

Diversifying Your PR Strategy with Real Estate Developers

The Abbi Agency

Real estate developers are the masterminds behind some of the most vital and transformative establishments within a community. They bring new opportunities for work and life; fill a gap in the community; and form partnerships that help build up the brands of other businesses alongside them.

The Ultimate Restaurant Layout Guide

Social Tables

A layout can have a massive impact on the overall success of a restaurant. Everything from revenue to reputation to safety depends on it. But a restaurant layout that’s welcoming and comfortable to both guests and employees doesn’t just happen. That’s where this guide comes in.

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

Health Is Your Greatest Wealth: Wellness In The Events Industry

Endless Events

We’ve all been through a lot in this past year. Health and wellness in the events industry have never mattered more than now, which is why today, Sarah welcomes not one, but three iconic guests to share what they’ve worked on since the pandemic started.

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Fox Offers Educational Training For Professionals

Fox World Travel

Do you know someone who has travel responsibilities now that was not involved in travel previously? Are you now making travel decisions at your organization? Are you wondering what you need to know now that the travel at your organization is different?

How to Design Pride-Friendly Events Year Round

Smart Meetings

It’s the season when hospitality avatars are sporting rainbow flags for Pride Month, but the time to be considerate of those who count themselves in the LGBTQ + community is all year long.

Tourism Destination Planning: How, When, and Who

Solimar International

The concept of tourism traces back more than 4,000 years when early civilizations across the world began travelling for commerce and religious purposes.

IEG: The World Wind Energy Conference 2022 at Rimini's Palacongressi Conference Centre

Travel Daily News

The WWEA (World Wind Energy Association) has chosen Rimini’s Conference Centre to host the annual WWEC conference to be held from 28th to 30th June 2022

5 Event Planner Marketing Strategies Used by Top Professionals

Social Tables

As an event planner, much of your success is based on your ability to bring in new business, organize top-notch events, and keep your customers coming back. And while you may hope that your events speak for themselves (and maybe they do!),

Here’s How Our Opinion On Social Media Has Changed Since The Pandemic!

Endless Events

Our day-to-day lives have changed dramatically in this past year – both on a professional as well as on a personal level. In today’s episode of Event Brew, Nick, Thuy, and Will will mostly talk about the latter portion of their lives.

Why the Hospitality Industry Needs More Creative People?

EHL Insights

If you’re a creative person, you might think that a career in the hospitality industry would put an end to your inspiration and ideas. It might seem like an industry of staying within the rules and limitations. Maybe you would need to save your creativity for your hobbies.

What Meeting Profs Can Learn from Pop-Up Immersive Art Experiences

Smart Meetings

If you haven’t stepped into a field of virtual impressionist sunflowers yourself, colorful images of room-sized starry nights have probably worked their way into your Instagram feed.

COVID-19 Recovery: Trends in Tourism

Solimar International

The tourism industry has shifted as a result of the pandemic. The summer of 2020 gave everyone hope of a quick recovery for the tourism industry, as COVID-19 cases seemed to drop across the globe and countries dependent on tourism eagerly opened their borders to travelers again.

TripActions expands further into Europe, new office to open in Dublin, Ireland

Travel Daily News

Located in critical tech hub, dedicated sales office to bolster continued European expansion

Pride Month: Celebrating Inclusion

Bishop McCann

Shoot the confetti and pop the champagne—it’s officially Pride Month! At Bishop-McCann, we are so excited that Pride Month is here. As an LGBT-owned business, creating an environment where everyone is accepted is a priority, and that’s why one of our company’s core values is Inclusion.


Still Unsure About Hybrid? Test It Out This Summer!

Endless Events

We recently talked about the importance of setting expectations for the future when it comes to events. One of the arguments behind our thesis was the fear associated with hybrid, the uncertainty surrounding it, what it means, and what it entails.

The Top 12 Event Planning Certifications


Ever wonder how CMP, CSEP, CPCE, CGMP prepare you for event planning? Curious if event planning certifications can actually help you learn more about the industry or take your career to the next level?

How to Write a Perfect Invitation Email for Your Virtual Event

Smart Meetings

The pandemic may have shifted meeting to remote channels in 2020, however, organizing and inviting people virtual events still requires time and careful planning if it is going to be successful.

Juneteenth 2021: Celebrate the end of Slavery and call for Justice and Racial Equality

Solimar International

On June 17th 2021, President Joe Biden declared June 19th a Federal Holiday, the first day to receive this recognition since 1983. This new holiday, called Juneteenth, marks a pivotol moment in United States history, one that commemorates the end of slavery.

Ker & Downey Africa DMC expand into emerging markets in Russia & Eastern Europe

Travel Daily News

Currently, the super-luxury destination management company services top boutique agencies and luxury tour operators in several markets across the globe including North America, Latin America, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, China and Hong Kong

Thrilled about travel restart: Europeans are eager to welcome back tourists and support host communities while travelling

ETC Corporate

The European Travel Commission (ETC) and MINDHAUS have released the report “Europeans’ attitudes towards responsible travel choices”, which examines the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Europeans’ travel choices.

Hybrid Event Trends & Expectations Of The Next Generation Attendee With Jim Louderback!

Endless Events

This week’s #EventIcons guest is one of the most respected figures in digital media. He has a 20-year history in thought leadership, experiential events, and technology. Got your attention? Read on!

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The Evolution of Incentive Travel

Fox World Travel

Six months into 2021, Fox is seeing the demand for incentive trips soar. Face to face conversations, reuniting with business acquaintances, awards given in front of peers, and traveling the world have been bouncing back.

Carpocalypse: How to Prepare for Rental Car and Rideshare Price Surge

Smart Meetings

9 Huge Benefits of User-Generated Content for Marketing (and Where to Start)

Advanced Travel and Tourism

If you’re not already using user-generated content for your marketing strategy, the time to start is now. Destinations can gain a massive advantage by encouraging travelers to share their experiences with others.

GCB summer campaign “Germany – at the heart of future events”

Travel Daily News

Not least because of the pandemic, the event market in Germany has changed significantly. Suppliers are ready for the restart and offer a range of new concepts in combination with proven skills and know-how

Tourism sector invites Europeans to open up to travel again

ETC Corporate

European tourism bodies providing the essential leadership to reassure consumers that safe and seamless travel is possible in summer 2021. Multi-channel digital campaign will drive engagement across Europe to stimulate pent-up demand for travel.

Marketing Virtual Events With Kristin Horstman

Endless Events

#EventIcons podcast is all about talking to the cream of the events industry and getting to know what they do, how they do it, and what the current event trends are. Today’s guest is somebody with years of experience and a lot of charisma.