September, 2021

Incentive Travel is alive and well … in 2021


Corporate inSITEs Edition 2 is currently “fielding” with our US corporations and we’ll have a sneak peak of preliminary results during SITE Classic. We’ve been following up with some of the corporations on our panel and received this wonderfully inspiring email from one of them highlight how incentive travel is alive and well … “Just completed the survey and thank you for resending and allowing me to include my input.

Mitigating the Risks of Returning to In-Person Meetings


The old saying goes, “The Only Constant in Life Is Change.” Heraclitus] That certainly has been true of late in the travel and hospitality industry. On a daily basis, we account for all types of uncertainty in the planning of all of our incentive travel programs, meetings and events.

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How to measure the success of virtual and hybrid events—an interview with Hannes Putzig, Director of Strategic Solutions at the VOK DAMS event agency.

The MICE Blog

VOK DAMS is a great example of an event agency that has been successfully implementing virtual and hybrid event strategies for the past 18 months.

Before, During, and After: The Complete Guide to Event Engagement

Social Tables

Have you ever tried to teach a class, promote a discussion, or get people to join in on an activity only to be met with blank stares and an awkward silence? Expert planners know that event engagement is vital to an event’s initial success, as well as the success of potential future events.

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.

Everything You Need To Know To Create Your Event Timeline

Endless Events

So, you want to plan an event. If your head is spinning, don’t worry: it’s all completely normal. Take the event planning process one step at a time. How about you start with creating an event timeline?

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Hybrid Events – 15 Mistakes to Avoid

Skift Meetings

For many event planners, hybrid events are still a relatively new endeavor, one that brings the unfamiliar challenge of engaging two very different audiences at the same time. Here are 15 tips for avoiding the pitfalls that can easily occur.

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COVID Variants Slow Pace of Business Travel Recovery

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The outlook for the return of business travel in general remains optimistic, but the COVID-19 delta variant continues to be a drag on recovery. This according to the September business travel sentiment tracking poll from the Global Business Travel Association.

Smart Woman Summit Celebrates Transformation

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The act of honoring winners of the Smart Women in Meetings Award is a celebration of the resiliency of meeting professionals everywhere.

Business travel continues slowed recovery while some companies consider new travel program approaches

Travel Daily News

Latest GBTA poll shows Delta variant continues to cloud business travel industry sentiment and recovery, with signs that corporate travel managers are working in news ways

Consistency Is Key: Better Brand Management With Astute Review!

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Every once in a while, our hosts Will and Brandt love to bring guests to the Event Tech Podcast and have them talk about an exciting technology or software they’ve developed.

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

Supplier Highlight: October 2021 Business Travel Updates

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The biggest challenge with my role in the recent year has been helping to keep our Fox customers knowledgeable about the changes in the supplier landscape.

The Hybrid Event Format Is Here to Stay, Survey Suggests

Convene by PCMA

One of the ways Encore has helped clients adapt to the hybrid meeting format is with its hybrid studios, which it set up for a PCMA Rocky Mountain Chapter event that took place at four physical locations, including the Hilton City Center in Denver.

Business Travel Outlook Still Optimistic, But Cautious

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Despite the uncertainty surrounding the recent rise in the COVID-19 delta variant, business travel still appears to be on track for a comeback in the months ahead, according to the latest poll from The Global Business Travel Association.

West Hollywood Takes to Virtual, Sees Amazing Results

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Last year, Paolo Kespradit found himself in a bind.

What is Biomimicry?

EHL Insights

Bio' means living organism; 'mimicry' means to imitate. Biomimicry is thus the practice of imitating life and nature. Its aim is to draw inspiration from nature's engineering in order to solve the world’s most pressing challenges and ensure a sustainable future for all life on earth.

Meet Accelevents, The All-In-One Event Management Platform!

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What better way to learn more about the exciting world of event technology than listening to an awesome product spotlight episode of the Event Tech Podcast?

Julie wrote a new post, Another hot destination re-opening for events and conferences - RUSSIA!


Like many countries, Russia is anxious for in-person meetings and events to resume to pre-COVID levels. In fact, there have been a few noteworthy events and programs in Russia in 2021. The country is also serious

Top 10 Reasons to Meet in Canada

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Are you ready to inspire connection? Start planning your next meeting with Destination Canada Business Events. With its wide-open spaces, diverse culture, vibrant cities and natural beauty, Canada is home to a variety of inspiring destinations for events of every kind.

IATA Calls EU’s DCC a “Blueprint” for Global Vaccination Verification

Business Traveler USA

The International Air Transport Association is calling for governments worldwide to adopt the EU’s Digital COVID Certificate, or DCC, as the global standard for vaccination certificates, saying the DCC should “serve as a blueprint” for other nations.

Why CMPs Matter More Than Ever

Smart Meetings

Editor’s Note: We asked Amy Calvert , CEO of Events Industry Council, to share her perspective on how meeting professionals are evolving to meet the needs of post-pandemic era events and why professional designations like CMPs are changing to support that shift.

What is Biomimicry?

EHL Insights

Bio' means living organism; 'mimicry' means to imitate. Biomimicry is thus the practice of imitating life and nature. Its aim is to draw inspiration from nature's engineering in order to solve the world’s most pressing challenges and ensure a sustainable future for all life on earth.

Hybrid Event Production: Let’s Talk AV & Equipment!

Endless Events

Can you feel that, event planner? It’s the dawn of the hybrid event era! The virtual revolution paved the way to greater accessibility and inclusivity , so it goes without saying that virtual events are here to stay. Meanwhile, in-person events are making a comeback. So, which one will prevail?

14th Consecutive Year on MeetingsNet's CMI 25 List

Bishop McCann

We are thrilled to announce that MeetingsNet , a digital magazine and website dedicated to the meetings and incentives industry, has named Bishop-McCann to its 2021 CMI 25 list , which highlights the largest and most influential corporate full-service meeting and incentive travel management companies in North America.

DC’s ‘Connected Campus’ Extends Spaces for New Event Experiences

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DC’s Connected Campus initiative helps planners create non-traditional spaces to create events that expand their footprint outside the walls of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center (WEWCC). Consider the last business event you attended. What did you see? Conference rooms with four walls? Check.

Delta Urges Other Airlines to Share ‘No-Fly’ Lists

Business Traveler USA

With a troubling number of incidents involving unruly passenger behavior aboard US airlines and at airports, carriers have banned hundreds of passengers since the start of the pandemic.

Road to IMEX: Details Released

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Editor’s Note: This is part of a monthly series on the planning process for producing IMEX America , the 10th anniversary of the landmark industry gathering scheduled for Nov. 9-11 at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.

TripActions launches industry-leading VIP offering

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Global offering backed by Reed & Mackay rewrites the playbook for premium corporate travel

The Nitty-Gritty Of Virtual Event Production With Socio!

Endless Events

There is only one thing that seems to be certain in these trying times in the events industry: virtual events are here to stay , no matter the state of the pandemic and our personal preferences. And that’s why it’s time to talk about virtual event production -again.

Transform Your Experience

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You Matter, So Tell Us How We Can Help. The role of a travel manager is one of the most diverse.

How This Planner Repurposed an Event to Benefit Essential Workers

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When planner Sondra Lynnette Williams suggested “COVID essential heroes” enjoy the dinner and an overnight stay at The Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City that attendees of her canceled event would have used, the hotel gave her idea a “very enthusiastic” thumbs-up. Courtesy Ritz-Carlton).

Park Hyatt Toronto Reopens

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The Park Hyatt Toronto has officially reopened following a restoration of its interiors. The hotel offers 219 rooms, including 40 suites, featuring a refreshed contemporary design, modern materials, soothing color schemes and nods Canadian heritage, art deco and literature.

Study Finds Grocery Shopping Riskier Than In-person Meetings

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When did you last go grocery shopping? Do you remember passing all those people, in that uncontrolled environment, coming from and going to places of which you have no inkling?

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7 Reasons Why Slovenia is one of the Leading Sustainable Tourism Destinations

Solimar International

Learn about sustainable tourism in Slovenia, Europe’s hidden gem. Here at Solimar, we pride ourselves on being experts in sustainable tourism. We’ve consulted with destinations on their tourism strategies all across the world, from distant Nepal to Timor-Leste to local West Virginia.

Breaking Barriers: Translation & Captioning For Events

Endless Events

Just like with events, the main purpose of translation and captioning is to bring people together and break down the barriers between them. While we might have spent much of the last year and a half isolated from people, the barriers nonetheless came crumbling down.

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Tips and Tricks: Implementing a Sustainable Travel Program

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Sustainable travel has become a hot topic over the last few years.