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Bedload Experts Meet in Interlaken for an International Symposium

The MICE Blog

The international community of bedload specialists met in Interlaken in late 2021 to address current and future issues regarding the implementation of restoration measures in Switzerland.

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Why Customer Support Should Be Your #1 Event Tech Feature

Endless Events

When we talk about the most popular event platform features , we typically think of registration and ticketing , integrations, gamification, and analytics reporting, for example. But what good are any of those if event planners are not taught how to use them or if they stop working mid-event?

Service Robots and AI: What impact on the future of Hospitality

EHL Insights

Would you allow a humanoid robot to greet a paying guest at your hotel? Would the hotel guest prefer the ease and convenience of service robots or the warmth and service of a fellow human being? There is no doubt that AI will create both challenges and opportunities for the 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.

Episode 47: How Associations Can GROW in 2022 with KiKi L’Italien


After that past 2 years, Associations are under more pressure than ever to stay afloat and GROW - and there are lots of things they… The Event Hustler Show

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WhyHotel Gets $90 Million Investment, Rebrands to Placemakr

Smart Meetings

Digital hospitality platform WhyHotel has procured a $90 million investment, which they will use to acquire properties, as well as put toward the operating company.

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Swiss Sustainability Forum to lead a sustainability agenda in Bern

The MICE Blog

Bern’s positioning as a leader in the energy and environmental sector, and its easy accessibility within Switzerland and from neighbouring countries, make it the most suitable city to host the Swiss Sustainability Forum.

How To Promote Events Without Social Media

Endless Events

A while ago, the Event Brew talked about social networks , wondering whether it was time to log off. If that truly is the case, another question quickly arises: how to promote events without social media? How effective is social media marketing anyway?

The Gig Economy Is Booming in the Event Industry

Skift Meetings

The tight labor market is fuelling demand for freelance services in the event industry. For their part, planners are moving into freelance work for greater flexibility, relief from career burnout, and the chance to focus on aspects of the job they enjoy most.

Increase Event Attendance by Increasing Web Traffic

Convene by PCMA

A quality website that provides your audience with key attributes that bring them back often will serve another function: marketing your events. The last two decades have seen the rise of mobile devices, app stores, and social media.

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

Virtual Meetings Are Missing These Two Things, Meta Is Working on a Fix

Smart Meetings

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta (formerly Facebook), recently spoke to AI researcher and podcaster Lex Fridman about all things Meta, Facebook, Instagram and the metaverse.

EUROPALCO, provider of solutions for events and shows in Southern Europe, turns 25

Travel Daily News

EUROPALCO, the company that revolutionized the events industry in Southern Europe, turns 25 and consolidates Portugal as a privileged destination for the greatest corporate meetings on the continent

Actionable strategies to boost association membership 

The MICE Blog

During the pandemic, many associations have been able to attract new members and find novel ways to engage and retain them. The barriers to attending events, learning and networking have been lowered thanks to the virtual and hybrid event solutions available.

Event Platform Case Study: Meet Remo!

Endless Events

Now and then, the Event Tech Podcast reviews a certain product or service. This week, Brandt and Endless Events’ Kyle Kocinski do a case study on Remo , one of the top 22 event platforms to use in 2022.

Events Are Back: But Where Are All the Attendees?

Skift Meetings

Events are back, but the attendees are slow to return. What’s behind the low numbers? When 2022 kicked off, it felt like the golden year had finally arrived for the event industry.

US Airlines Urge Administration to Drop COVID Travel Rules

Business Traveler USA

In a letter to President Joe Biden, Airlines for America is urging his administration to end the remaining COVID travel restrictions, including pre-departure testing and the mandate to wear face masks during flight.

The RFP of the Future: Stronger Partnerships, Successful Events

Smart Meetings

“Take a step back, take a minute and realize that you didn’t just survive through the pandemic; you actually thrived, and awareness of your value and the value of what we all do is at an all-time high,” spoke Emily Scheiderer, director of education, sales and services at Destinations International, during last week’s Smart Chat Live!

Force Majeure: Negotiating a Common Clause in Uncommon Times

Convene by PCMA

“The Future of Force Majeure” was among the most well-attended sessions at Convening Leaders 2022. Jacob Slaton Photography).

?he International LGBTQ+ Travel Association selects Puerto Rico as its 2023 Convention destination

Travel Daily News

IGLTA will celebrate 40 years of advancing LGBTQ+ tourism globally by bringing its premier tourism event to the Caribbean

77 Event KPIs To Measure Your Event Success

Endless Events

Thanks to an absolute boom of event technology solutions , event planners can now craft data-based event strategies and measure their event success better than ever before.

9 Lessons Learnt From SXSW 2022

Skift Meetings

The 2022 edition of South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference & Festivals came to a close on Sunday. This highly anticipated return to in-person experiences in Austin, Texas, was augmented by many sessions streaming online.

Business Travel Comeback Continues to Turn the Corner

Business Traveler USA

Business travel continues to turn the corner on the pandemic, especially over the past month, as concerns about omicron begins to fade and global travel restrictions loosen. This according to the latest COVID-19 recovery poll from the Global Business Travel Association.

The Art of the Slow Site Inspection

Smart Meetings

In the world of destination events, we often conduct whirlwind site inspections to scope out a new city or country, inspect our top hotel candidates, and experience every possible component of our future event there.

3 Trends Shaping Events: Nomad Economy, Greener Transit, and Regenerative Models

Convene by PCMA

Kiai Collier of Hawaiian Islands Land Trust walks with a hala (pandanus) sapling to a reforestation site in the Waihee Coastal Dunes and Wetlands Refuge on Maui. Visitors to the island can help plant trees through the state’s “Malama Hawaii” program. Heather Goodman/Hawaii Tourism Authority).

How to plan a comfortable overseas business trip

Travel Daily News

The first thing you have to do is research your destination and some specifics about the country. You should learn about the business culture but also the general culture of the people there

The Impact Of The Russia-Ukraine War On The Events Industry

Endless Events

It seems that the happenings on the global stage just won’t give us a break. Now that the COVID-19 pandemic is somewhat under control, there is a full-blown war on the European continent once again.

The Impact on Events From Rising Fuel Cost

Skift Meetings

The price of gas is through the roof. How will that affect event planning in 2022? Just as the in-person event industry is starting to recover, it is being hit with rising prices across the board, but nowhere is the surge more glaring than with fuel prices.

Top TEN cities to visit in Europe

Fox World Travel

If a European vacation is part of your upcoming travel plans, you are not alone. It’s a popular time to explore On Holiday trip ideas to historic and exciting Europe destinations. With 44 countries and hundreds of cities to discover, it’s difficult to even know where to begin.

How to Brand Your Event–and Why it Matters

Smart Meetings

Brands are the mark that organizations leave on their audiences, and when it comes to producing a compelling and impactful event, effective brand management is key.

Statement from PCMA on Unfolding Situation in Ukraine and Eastern Europe

Convene by PCMA

Now, more than ever, the world must come together. The unprovoked and unjustified attacks on the people of Ukraine prove that we, as a society, have more work to do. Social injustice – war – has no place – anywhere.


Brand experience: How purpose will take restaurants to the next level

EHL Insights

Developing a brand strategy that bases itself on a meaningful purpose can lead to a deep, emotional connection with your clientele - one that ultimately counts more than luxury decor and a fancy menu.

Community Model: Year-Round Engagement On Event Platforms

Endless Events

The community model has established itself as one of the biggest event trends of 2022. So much so that many event platforms are now in fact calling themselves community platforms too! The year-round community model offers a new way to view events.

ERA Regional Airline Conference successfully returns, bringing European aviation community together again

Travel Daily News

The event comes after a long two-year hiatus, having postponed the conference in 2020 following the emergence of COVID-19.

Philantopia Creates Unique Travel Packages for Good Causes

Business Traveler USA

Philanthropic organizations are the backbone of nonprofit work in the United States, and their selfless work is key to solving social issues and improving the wellbeing of human beings across the globe. Mike Hess.

Louisville Experience Checked All the Boxes

Smart Meetings

Some destinations rise to the top of meeting bucket lists because of their history. Others for their natural beauty, and still others for their dynamic business credentials. Louisville, Kentucky—birthplace of Muhammad Ali—on the banks of the Ohio River, checked all those boxes.