April, 2022


The Abbi Agency

In April, the Reno-Tahoe American Marketing Association held its 10th annual Marketing Workshop in Reno, Nevada. The Abbi Agency (TAA) has a strong presence in Reno and a few of our team members attended the workshop.

Episode 48: Easy Gifting for Event Engagement with Cassy Aite from Hoppier


Whether it's lunch at a virtual event or a gift to make a special connection with an attendee, we're talking about creative gifting ideas in… The Event Hustler Show

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Will Metaverse Change the Future of Travel?

Business Traveler USA

Metaverse travel is the next big thing to hit the travel industry , even if we aren’t there yet. Like space tourism , if you build the idea, the fans will follow. However, unlike taking travelers to some distant space ship for an overnight bunking amid the stars, the metaverse is already here.

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4 Strategies to Guide Your Return to Live Events

Convene by PCMA

At PCMA’s Convening Leaders 2022, the Promenade Stages on the show floor brought speakers in front of attendees in a more intimate way. Jacob Slaton Photography). David Saef.

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.

13 Catering Trends to Keep on Your Radar

Social Tables

Food and beverage is perhaps one of the most anticipated elements of any event. With in-person events slowly returning, event planners and caterers alike would be wise to try and make the attendee F&B experience better than ever.

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TWT: Musical Mask Mandate Chairs

Smart Meetings

In Flight Mask Mandate Unravels. After the Biden administration sought to extend a longstanding U.S. mask mandate on public transportation, U.S.

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Trade show organisers and associations are back in business and stronger than ever

Travel Daily News

As the pandemic recedes, the exhibitions industry has made a remarkable comeback, thanks to the resilience, innovation, and strength of the community

Global Meetings Industry Day – Let’s Meet Safe


Global Meetings Industry Day – Let’s Meet Safe. GMID2022 #meetsafe. The post Global Meetings Industry Day – Let’s Meet Safe appeared first on ADMEI. ADMEI-Blog

‘A Larger Voice’: How the Pandemic Is Changing Global Meetings Industry Day

Convene by PCMA

The U.S. Travel Association provides graphics like the one above to promote Global Meetings Industry Day, April 7.

Hilton Plans Its First Net Zero Hotel in the US

Business Traveler USA

Hilton has announced a May opening for the Hotel Marcel New Haven, Tapestry Collection, its first net-zero hotel in the US. The property, which features 165 guest rooms and suites, is in a building which was originally opened in 1970 as the Armstrong Rubber Company Headquarters.

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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

5 Reasons for Embracing Hybrid Experiences

Smart Meetings

Have you returned to planning live events? You might not want to throw out the tools we used to get through the last two years virtually so fast.

Oscars 2022: What Would You Do If Your Speakers Were Assaulted?

Endless Events

The Academy Awards have been the talk of the town recently. While the strictly in-person Oscars 2021 felt too exclusive, the Oscars 2022 served us some truly out-of-place drama. And where there is controversy brewing, the Brew Crew comes to discuss.

Incentive A-List 2022 revealed

Ulterior Events

[link]. The post Incentive A-List 2022 revealed appeared first on Ulterior Events. News Clips

President and Owner's Sabbatical Experience

Bishop McCann

Show Notes. At Bishop-McCann, we have the amazing benefit of a month-long sabbatical every five years for our associates. In this episode of The Events Experience, listen in to hear our President and Owner, Rob Adams’, experience during his sabbatical.

How Convention Centers Are Evolving in a New Events Landscape

Convene by PCMA

For those who design, operate, manage, and sell space in convention centers, looking ahead is part of the job description.

What it’s like to fly in Delta One Suite

Business Traveler USA

During the past two years, many airlines scaled back their international flight schedules, and travelers missed the opportunity to experience the world’s flagship business class products. For those lucky enough to travel, service had generally been downscaled by pandemic restrictions.

How Planners Are Celebrating GMID 2022

Smart Meetings

Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID), a celebration of everything wonderful about the meetings industry, is kicking off its seventh year with the theme “Meet Safe,” a redux of GMID 2021’s theme. While most events across the globe took place virtually last year, more events are now meeting in person.

The Digital Divide: Will The Rush To The Metaverse Leave People Behind?

Endless Events

The Event Tech Podcast is often so excited about all the innovation, new event platforms, and other event tech solutions on the market that we forget to talk about the digital divide in the events industry. Let’s face it: most event technology needs a strong internet connection to run smoothly.

'Restaurant of the future': New video platform to reinvent and inspire

EHL Insights

In 2021, a s part of the long-standing partnership with METRO AG., EHL's Institute of Business Creativity (IBC) developed a series of short videos to help reinvent and inspire independent restaurateurs.

Press Release: MeetingPackage announces a global partnership with Amadeus

Meeting Package

Helsinki, Finland | 6th April 2022. Hoteliers can streamline group business processes to increase revenue with Amadeus Sales & Event Management integration to MeetingPackage, the multi-award winning Meetings & Events sales automation and channel management software. Press Release Amadeus

Take it Outside: 5 Incredible Outdoor Venues in Greater Palm Springs

Convene by PCMA

Few things are as consistently inspiring as the great outdoors—and Greater Palm Springs has plenty to go around.

Embassy Suites to Debut Eight in 2022

Business Traveler USA

Hilton has announced plans to open eight new properties in 2022 for its upscale Embassy Suites brand, marking a year of strong growth in the US and Caribbean. Embassy Suites by Hilton Bethesda. The 11-story Embassy Suites by Hilton Bethesda, MD, opened in February to kick off the year of development.

Business Events Industry Focus Is Shifting Back to the Future

Smart Meetings

We hear it repeatedly: business is back, events are happening, Zoom fatigue is real…but the reality is, events are not only happening, they’re happening safely.

6 Attendee Retention Tips: Keep Your Audience Coming Back

Endless Events

Attendee retention rate is one of the most important event KPIs. When event planners measure how many attendees have attended their events before, they are getting insights into attendee loyalty.

Expo gives Dubai resilience for the future, says GlobalData’s MEED

Travel Daily News

Dubai’s focus now shifts to legacy as the site becomes District 2020

Celebrating National Beer Day with the Best European Beer Cities

Fox World Travel

National Beer Day is April 7th in the United States. It is time to raise a glass and toast to the oldest and most revered of all beverages. People have been making beer around the world for over 5,000 years. According to BBC, the oldest recipe ever recorded that we know of is for beer! […].

Elevate Your Meeting With Reno Tahoe’s Unique Off-Site Venues

Convene by PCMA

When you combine the Biggest Little City in the World and, one of the nation’s largest alpine lakes you get the magic of Reno Tahoe. The stage is set for a dynamic meeting that attendees will be talking about long after they’re home.

Turkish Airlines Launches Seattle Gateway

Business Traveler USA

Turkish Airlines has announced plans to inaugurate its 12th US gateway with four-times-weekly service to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport commencing May 27. The flights will operate Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday between Istanbul Airport and Seattle aboard 300-seat Boeing 787-9s.

How World of Concrete Pioneered the Return to Big Conventions

Smart Meetings

One of the first big conventions to return anywhere in the world after the Covid pause was Informa Market’s World of Concrete show in June 2021 at the expanded Las Vegas Convention Center.

The New Look of Event Industry Training

Skift Meetings

Over the past two years, many event professionals have reskilled themselves to meet market needs. As a result, industry training has had to adapt by implementing new educational offerings.

Ker & Downey Africa DMC appoints Sales Manager for the North American market, Ken Hermer

Travel Daily News

Ken joins the team with 35 years experience in destination training and the global promotion of East and Southern African safari lodges and luxury boutique hotels

Asynchronous Hybrid Events: A Step Towards Community Model?

Endless Events

Chances are you’ve heard of asynchronous communication or learning before; the type of communication where participants don’t interact in real-time (at the same time). In the case of learning, that means that the teacher delivers content, while the student learns at their own leisure.

Welcome to OKC: Four Ways We’re Enhancing Visitor Experience

Convene by PCMA

Given the recent $87 million terminal expansion at Will Rogers World Airport, the Oklahoma City CVB is adding opportunities for meeting planners to greet visitors using messages that align with event themes.

North America Leads Air Travel Rebound

Business Traveler USA

North America continues to lead the resurgence in air travel worldwide, with February traffic, as measured in revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs, climbing to within 20 percent of the same month in 2019.

6 Tips to Write an Email Newsletter for Event Marketing

Smart Meetings

Marketing in one form or another is as old as the market itself. With the rise of digital marketing in the past two decades, new possibilities for targeting and target audience research have sprung.