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Event Crisis Communication Templates Worth Copying

Smart Meetings

Are you ready for the next crisis to strike at your event? What plan do you have in place to communicate important messages to your attendees? Crisis communication is an essential, if often overlooked, element for all events. In fact, I believe it is so critical that I just took the time to complete a dual master’s degree in Emergency and Disaster Management & Homeland Security from American Military University on top of my certifications in Crisis and Disaster Management from American Milit

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European tourism recovery continues into 2024, with travel expenditure expected to hit record numbers

ETC Corporate

Europe’s tourism industry is experiencing a robust recovery in the first months of 2024. Based on data from reporting destinations, foreign arrivals (+7.2%) and overnights (+6.5%) in the first quarter of the year surpassed 2019 figures. This continues the upward trend observed in 2023, which recorded foreign arrivals 1.2% below 2019 levels, and nights just 0.2% below.

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How to Elevate Your Trade Show Booth Experience

ADMEI

How to Elevate Your Trade Show Booth Experience 08 May 2024 In the dynamic realm of event management, trade shows serve as pivotal hubs for engagement, networking, and brand representation. A well-designed exhibitor booth not only attracts attention but also fosters meaningful interactions, driving the success of a Destination Management Company (DMC) and its events.

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User-Generated Content: A Destination Marketer’s Secret Weapon

Advanced Travel and Tourism

Authenticity reigns supreme in today’s marketing landscape. The touchstone of that authenticity is user-generated content (UGC), and it has become an invaluable tool for destination and attraction marketers. Transcending the polished sheen of professional marketing, UGC offers real, relatable experiences that resonate deeply with potential visitors.

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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

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What to Expect at MPI WEC in Louisville

Smart Meetings

You have heard of craft beer, craft cocktails and even craft stores, but how about craft events? Playing on the small-batch distilling and culinary legacy in Louisville, Kentucky, Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is approaching its annual World Education Congress as a personally crafted experience that allows attendees to build a calendar of sessions that fits their career goals.

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Communicating what’s good about Business Events – Policy Forum at IMEX Frankfurt

Pádraic Gilligan

Pádraic Gilligan, Managing Partner, SoolNua & Chief Marketing Officer, SITE Business Events: a USD$1.6 trillion industry Last May the Events Industry Council published the latest iteration of its Global Economic Significance of Business Events and valued business events’ contribution to global GDP at USD$1.6 trillion. This figure, in fact, would rank business events as the.

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Creating a memorable guest experience with personalization & storytelling

EHL Insights

In the world of hospitality, experiences play a crucial role in creating lasting memories for guests. While everyone may talk about the ideal guest experience, it's essential to recognize that not all experiences are created equal. What truly sets a guest experience apart and makes it unforgettable? Personalization is obviously key. Tailoring each interaction to the individual guest's preferences and needs can elevate a stay from ordinary to extraordinary and as a result, be highly memorable.

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Smart Moves in Greater Palm Springs, Chicago and More

Smart Meetings

Darren Howard Darren Howard, Suncadia Howard joins Suncadia as director of golf. He began his career in 1991 when he became a PGA Class A Professional. He grew in his experience at prestigious golf clubs across the nation, organizing and executing events on both local and national levels. At Suncadia, he will work to optimize golf optimizations across the destination and work with course superintendents to improve courses’ playability.

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AROYA Cruises signs MOU with MBC STUDIOS at Arabian Travel Market 2024

Travel Daily Media

The post AROYA Cruises signs MOU with MBC STUDIOS at Arabian Travel Market 2024 appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Brand TD. AROYA Cruises, the new Arabian cruise line from PIF-owned company Cruise Saudi, and MBC STUDIOS, a leading global production powerhouse, by MBC GROUP, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The MOU signing between the two Arabian entities took place at this year’s Arabian Travel Market (ATM) in Dubai, where AROYA Cruises is exhibiting for the first time, a

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Cultivating Respect in Facilitation

Conferences that Work

Through attending decades of Vermont Town Meetings, I learned that effective facilitation requires respect. For over two hundred years, my little hometown of Marlboro, Vermont, met at least once a year for “town meeting” : a form of local government where every eligible resident can directly participate in town governance. At our main annual town meeting, we discussed and voted on published agendas that included the town and school budgets and many other articles.

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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.

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Hospitality Management Careers: Top 10 Positions within a Hotel

EHL Insights

If you love hotels, then you will be glad to hear that they offer many amazing career paths. There are many diverse positions within a hotel but in this article, we will cover 10 possible career paths that hotel lovers should consider. From concierge to reservation manager, you have many key roles, all of which are vital to ensuring hotel operations run smoothly.

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Kentucky Derby: A Masterclass in Managing Big Traditions from its 150th Year

Smart Meetings

By the time Churchill Downs Bugler Steve Butteman sounded the “call to post,” a number of notable performances had already taken place. The University of Louisville marching band played “My Old Kentucky Home,” Kentucky native Wynonna Jud performed the National Anthem and lifestyle influencer and restauranteur Martha Stewart called “Riders Up” from the red carpet. 157,000 people had experienced Louisville hospitality in-person and 16.7 million tuned in for the “most exciting two minutes in sports

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WebBeds partners with TAT to unveil creative Bangkok destination videos at ATM

Travel Daily Media

The post WebBeds partners with TAT to unveil creative Bangkok destination videos at ATM appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Brand TD. This proactive initiative with the Tourism Authority of Thailand marks the company’s latest strategic collaboration to stimulate travel all across the Asia Pacific region. WebBeds, a global marketplace for the travel trade, has joined forces with the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) once again to create a series of attractive and inspiring destination mar

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From Finland to the World: The Remote Working Culture of MeetingPackage

Meeting Package

Remote working has been at the heart of MeetingPackage since the very beginning. The MeetingPackage team consists of professionals from over 20 nationalities, many of whom live worldwide.

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Convene’s Annual Salary Survey: Are You Earning as Much as Your Peers?

Convene by PCMA

Respondents to last year’s Salary Survey shared what they loved most about their jobs — recurring responses included no two days are ever the same, the work is challenging, the perks of travel, and the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues. What did they like least? The lack of consistency, constant issues to overcome, being on the road too much, and too many people, as one respondent said, “with their hands in the pot.

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Boutique Hotels in Popular Destinations for Summer 2024

Smart Meetings

Get more character, history and experience this summer in boutique hotels Try something a little different for your summer incentives, small meetings or executive retreats in major destinations. Boutique hotels come in all different varieties—historic, niche, off the beaten path and everything in between. Smart Meetings is inspiring meeting professionals to be creative and immerse their guests in experience and culture with these popular and unique boutique hotels.

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TAT hosts key ME travel professionals and media at exclusive dinner during ATM

Travel Daily Media

The post TAT hosts key ME travel professionals and media at exclusive dinner during ATM appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Brand TD. Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) hosts an Arabian Travel Market (ATM) Networking cocktails and dinner at CeLaVi Restaurant in the Address Sky View, Dubai. The event was attended by high-ranking officials from TAT, including Thapanee Kiatphaibool, TAT Governor; Siripakorn Cheawsamoot, TAT Deputy Governor for International Marketing (Europe, Africa, Middle

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The 10 Best Places to Live in Arizona in 2024

Redfin

If you’re planning on moving to Arizona, add these cities to your list. Home to natural wonders, sunny weather, and a rapidly growing population, Arizona has it all. The state can generally be split into two sections: the cooler, mountainous region in the north; and the hot, dry desert region in the south. In the north lies the iconic Grand Canyon, providing endless panoramic views of mile-deep canyons.

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How Your Tourism Business Can Benefit Your Local Community

Tourism Tiger

Tour Operators' Guide to Building Strong Partnerships with Local Businesses for Enhanced Customer Experience and Business Growth

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New and Renovated: Endless Opportunity in California

Smart Meetings

Curate your perfect gathering in California If you’re looking for a classic California meeting, know that the options abound. California is wildly diverse, and rich with opportunities for any style meeting. Whether you’re looking for city vibes, a relaxing stay amongst rolling green hills or a deep dive into California history in the state capital, know that you’ll find it at these new and renovated hotels.

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HMH achieves impressive expansion in KSA, adding over 1,000 rooms

Travel Daily Media

The post HMH achieves impressive expansion in KSA, adding over 1,000 rooms appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Brand TD. The Hospitality Management Holding (HMH), pioneer in the hotel management in the Middle East and North Africa, has taken the centre stage in the mega event of Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2024 ongoing at the Dubai International and Convention Centre.

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Help Out Your Exhibitors

Convene by PCMA

Not only is the Annual Survey of Exhibition Rates a handy tool for comparing exhibitor costs in one city vs. another, it offers other helpful insights for event organizers. Two of which stood out to me, according to an exhibit leader insights survey referenced in the report: Three out of four exhibitors are getting pressure to cut costs; and 82 percent say they plan to exhibit at fewer in-person shows.

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Continuing the Leadership Streak: Bizzabo Secures 19 G2 Leader Awards for Spring 2024

Bizzaboo

Bizzabo has received 19 G2 Leader Awards for Spring 2024. This recognition comes directly from Bizzabo’s customers and their independent reviews shared on G2, underscoring Bizzabo’s relentless pursuit of excellence and innovation in event management. Building on Bizzabo’s Leader recognition in the 2024 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Event Technology Platforms , as well as The Forrester Wave™: B2B Event Management Technology, Q1 2023 report , Bizzabo has further solidified its position as a l

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From Finland to the World: The Remote Working Culture of MeetingPackage

Meeting Package

Remote working has been at the heart of MeetingPackage since the very beginning. The MeetingPackage team consists of professionals from over 20 nationalities, many of whom live worldwide.

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The Meetings Industry Association exhibits at IMEX for first time

Travel Daily Media

The post The Meetings Industry Association exhibits at IMEX for first time appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Brand TD. The Meetings Industry Association (mia) is exhibiting at IMEX Frankfurt for the first time in its history when it returns 14-16 May. The trade association will be using Europe’s largest trade show for the global business meetings and events sector to raise the profile of its AIM accreditation to international buyers and industry peers.

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Event Budgets Getting Squeezed? Try Shedding a Tier

MeetingsNet

Recent hotel data shows that the top 25 markets are in demand and priced accordingly. But among second- and third-tier cities, demand is muted and prices are more reasonable. After group demand at hotels grew every month in 2023 compared 2022, this year is not proving to be much more accommodating for meeting budgets. But for planners who have flexibility with location, the worst of the price hikes might be avoidable.

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How To Craft Enticing Event Sponsorship Packages

Bizzaboo

Event sponsorship is essential for event success and sustainability, providing necessary financial support, resources, and visibility. Sponsors contribute funds and services for promotional opportunities, such as branding and speaking engagements, but they also bring expertise, industry connections, and credibility, helping to draw larger audiences and enhance event experiences.

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How can Tourism help Destinations Address Climate Change?

Solimar International

According to the forecasts from the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the global tourism sector is anticipated to witness a substantial increase, with projections indicating a surge to 1.8 billion tourists annually by 2030. This growth underscores the pivotal role of tourism destinations in driving economic progress. However, the sector’s expansion is poised to be significantly impacted by the effects of climate change, both directly and indirectly.

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TDM interviews Kritsanee (Kris) Srisatin, Founder and Managing Director, Stream Events Asia

Travel Daily Media

The post TDM interviews Kritsanee (Kris) Srisatin, Founder and Managing Director, Stream Events Asia appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Brand TD. Join Kris Srisatin in an insightful conversation about how Stream Events Asia is redefining boutique DMCs and learn why values like sustainability and gender equality are crucial for industry growth.

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Women’s Leadership in Business Events: A Roadmap

MeetingsNet

The second part of a report from the PCMA Foundation and Business Events Sydney provides women in the industry with concrete steps for moving up, and for changing how their organizations prepare women for leadership roles. After releasing in January the first part of a research-based analysis that’s especially important for an industry dominated by women, the Professional Convention Management Association Foundation and Business Events Sydney have now released the final part of their “Advancing

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Exhibitor Feedback Gives AIME the Thumbs up!

AIME

Following on from extensive market research with stakeholders, the results are in… and AIME 2024 has been heralded as an unqualified success! Using the Explori platform, AIME exhibitors, hosted buyers and visitor buyers were surveyed to give feedback on their AIME … The post Exhibitor Feedback Gives AIME the Thumbs up! appeared first on AIME.

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Sophia Koutsandreas

Convene by PCMA

This year, PCMA’s 20 in Their Twenties program honors exceptional young leaders in the business events industry. Class of 2024 member Sophia Koutsandreas, Sales Manager, U.S. Corporate, at Vancouver Convention Centre, shares what she likes most about her job, and how she picked up the best career advice she’s heard from a Convening Leaders speaker.

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Amy Poehler to appear at Vivid Sydney 2024

Travel Daily Media

The post Amy Poehler to appear at Vivid Sydney 2024 appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Brand TD. The Golden Globe and Emmy Award winning actress and comedian, Amy Poehler will join this year’s Vivid Sydney line-up for a special Vivid Ideas event at the Sydney Opera House on Monday 27 May. Poehler, who is one of Hollywood’s most versatile and sought-after talents, with credits including actress, writer, director, producer, and bestselling author, will front Vivid Sydney Presents – In

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7 Tips for an Event Mentorship Program

MeetingsNet

Knowledge sharing, community building, engagement: a conference-initiated mentorship programs check all those boxes. Here’s some advice for getting started. Part four of our feature on pre- and post-event strategies for year-round impact Peer-to-peer mentorship programs that begin in-person at a conference and continue throughout the year can have big benefits for both attendees and the host organization.

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New business events industry mentorship initiatives take place at AIME

AIME

AIME looks to the future with new mentorship initiatives Australia alone employs 229,000 people directly employed by the events industry (source ABEA ). Getting experience in the early stages of an events career is invaluable, so with this in mind, … The post New business events industry mentorship initiatives take place at AIME appeared first on AIME.

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