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Top Business Travel Trends Coming in 2024

Smart Meetings

WTP’s Frank Harrison Shares the Top Three Business Travel Trends for the Coming Year Frank Harrison As the travel industry around the world continues to recover post-pandemic, new business travel trends have emerged that meeting professionals will have to master to optimize attendance. Public safety expert Frank Harrison, who serves as regional security director, Americas at World Travel Protection , predicts that three central trends will shape business travel in 2024: Remote work, a focus on s

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START Summit injects innovation into Europe’s startup conference scene

The MICE Blog

START Summit offers an innovative take on entrepreneurship conferences – entirely student-run it gives a fresh perspective on Europe’s startup landscape. It’s scheduled for March 21-22, 2024, in St. Gallen, Switzerland. The history of START Summit dates back to 1997 when it was established as START Global by students from the University of St.

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How DMCs and Destination Organizations Find Success Through Collaboration

ADMEI

How DMCs and Destination Organizations Find Success Through Collaboration 17 January 2024 There are fewer things more exciting than a group trip! From corporate conferences to large social gatherings, planning an event in a destination away from home is quite an undertaking. Thankfully, event professionals have the opportunity to partner with onsite experts in the locale of their choice.

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The Rise of California Event Spaces for Weddings and Corporate Events

Traveler's Q

During the past few years, California has witnessed a surge in the popularity of event spaces for weddings and corporate events. Whether it’s the mesmerizing beaches, stunning vineyards, or the grandeur of iconic landmarks, California offers countless unique and captivating locations that can transform an event into a memorable experience. The state has always been at the forefront of fashion, culture, art, and technology, and the same applies to the event industry.

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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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CMP Spotlight: Get to Know Alexandra Carvalho, CMP

Smart Meetings

If you’re pursuing your CMP, you may be all too familiar with imposter syndrome; Alexandra Carvalho, CMP, says that when she was working towards the esteemed designation, she certainly was. “But,” she says, “the biggest thing is to have confidence that you can do it. In reality, the fears that come with imposter syndrome could not be farther from the truth.

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What Event Attendees Want Now

Convene by PCMA

There’s encouraging news in the Freeman Trends Report: 2024 Attendee Intent and Behavior , released Tuesday, Jan. 16, by the global events company: Attendance at in-person events, which has risen as the worst of the pandemic has receded, is expected to hold steady over the next 12 months. But comparisons with the past aren’t the point, said Ken Holsinger, Freeman’s senior vice president, strategy and research.

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MHESI organizes “Future Thailand” event

Travel Daily Media

The post MHESI organizes “Future Thailand” event appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Brand TD. Supamas Isarabhakdi, Minister of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation (HESI) of Thailand, has stated the outcome, results, and achievements of the first 3-month in office, as well as giving policy outlines of the Thai science, technology, and innovation (STI) system in strengthening Thailand’s future development in the event “Future Thailand”, together

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New and Renovated: Take Your Destination Meeting to Mexico

Smart Meetings

Sparkling beaches, rich culture and enticing cuisine await All across Mexico, new and renovated resorts offer an unforgettable atmosphere for a flawless destination meeting. The pristine mangrove forests along the coastline of the world’s second-largest coral reef create a space for seriously beautiful gatherings. In Mexico City, history, art and culture converge for an experience filled with fascination.

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5 Ways Tampa Bay will be the Crown Jewel of Your Next Meeting

Convene by PCMA

It’s called the “Tampa Bay Effect:” That effortless coming together of a dynamic meeting with a stress-free vibe, thanks to the cutting-edge meeting venue and unparalleled amenities offered at and around the waterfront Tampa Convention Center. Here is just a sampling of what you’ll find when you plan your next meeting in Tampa Bay: 1. Scenic Convention Center Upgrades As part of its recent, $38 million expansion, the Tampa Convention Center has introduced 18 new, flexible-walled meeting rooms—ea

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The 10 Most Walkable Cities in Michigan

Redfin

Michigan , a state known for its Great Lakes and vibrant cities, offers a variety of walkable communities. From the bustling streets of Hamtramck to the quiet neighborhoods of Madison Heights, each city has its unique charm. In this Redfin article, we delve into the top ten most walkable cities in Michigan , exploring their walk scores and housing market trends.

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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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AI set to drive Thailand’s leadership as the world’s premier “Lifestyle” Travel Destination:  TTF 2024

Travel Daily Media

The post AI set to drive Thailand’s leadership as the world’s premier “Lifestyle” Travel Destination: TTF 2024 appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Brand TD. From left: Bill Barnett, Managing Director, C9 Hotelworks and TTF Founder; Mark Weingard, Founder, Iniala Group; Patrick Both, Regional General Manager – Luxury and Lifestyle Thailand, IHG Hotels & Resorts; and Jesper Palmqvist, Senior Director Asia Pacific – STR, a CoStar Group company.

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5 Tips for Writing a Tourism Newsletter

Tourism Tiger

Wondering how to write a newsletter for a tourism business? You’ve come to the right place. Click on the link and read our 5 tips on how to write the perfect newsletter.

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Top 5 Reasons to Meet in The Palm Beaches

Convene by PCMA

The Palm Beaches area offers 39 diverse coastal cities and towns in Southeast Florida, a beautiful region where every group can plan meetings that are perfectly tailored to their needs and interests. 1. Amazing Spaces The Palm Beaches region has more than 170 hotels with 18,000 rooms and 1 million square feet of meeting space. The area is home to the Palm Beach County Convention Center and two walkable downtown convention districts that feature dining, entertainment, cultural and wellness option

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Decoding consumer psychology: Secrets to customer delight

EHL Insights

By strategically integrating joy and surprise into your customer interactions, you tap into the realm of consumer psychology. Understanding the triggers that evoke positive emotions allows you to craft memorable experiences, strengthening the bond between customers and your brand. Here are a few expert tips to elevate your approach and create lasting impressions.

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WTM Africa partners with China Travel Online to tap into Chinese outbound travel market

Travel Daily Media

The post WTM Africa partners with China Travel Online to tap into Chinese outbound travel market appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Brand TD. The China outbound travel market in 2024 is projected to be strong. The China Tourism Academy predicts that the recovery process of the inbound and outbound tourism market will further accelerate in 2024, with annual inbound and outbound tourism trips exceeding 264 million trips.

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Event-Sustainability Conference Set for October Debut

MeetingsNet

With support from nearly 30 national tourism offices and convention bureaus throughout Europe, the new Climate Tech Summit will happen alongside PCMA’s Convening EMEA conference in Barcelona but deliver sessions online for U.S.-based planners. During its 2024 Convening Leaders conference in early January, the Professional Convention Management Association announced the name and dates of a new conference it is creating that will focus on the environmental sustainability of business events and eme

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5 Reasons to Plan Your Next Incentive Event in LA

Convene by PCMA

There’s no off-season in LA. There’s nothing like an unforgettable trip to inspire your employees and colleagues to continue going above and beyond—and there’s no place better than LA to host it. With more than 300 sunny days a year, LA is inviting to attendees in any season. But there are so many reasons to bring your team to Los Angeles: 1. Accessibility and connectivity With an average of 3,843 non-stop domestic flights from LAX to 168 cities each week, traveling to and from LA couldn’t be si

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Cedar Rapids, IA Bucket List: 13 Things to Check Off Your List as a New Resident

Redfin

Welcome to Cedar Rapids, Iowa – a city brimming with charm, culture, and a rich tapestry of experiences waiting to be explored. Whether you’re in the market to buy a home in Cedar Rapids or rent an apartment in the city , this bucket list for newcomers is your guide to the must-see, must-do, and must-taste gems that define the heart and soul of this community.

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FCM Corporate Travel Summit powered by GBTA

Travel Daily Media

The post FCM Corporate Travel Summit powered by GBTA appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Brand TD. Global Corporate Travel Management Company, FCM Travel India, will host their first FCM Corporate Travel Summit in Mumbai powered by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) with Hyatt India Hotels, Amadeus, and Singapore Airlines as sponsors.

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Maximize Conference Success: Building Free Time into the Event Schedule

Bizzaboo

As an event planner, you know that conferences can be jam-packed with back-to-back sessions, networking events, and other activities. While this may seem like the best way to maximize the value of your event, it can actually lead to attendee burnout and a less enjoyable experience overall. That’s where incorporating free time at conferences, also known as “white space,” comes in.

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Wellness and Mindfulness in Events: 12 Ways To Prioritize Attendee Mental Health.

InEvent

In our fast-paced and demanding world, it’s increasingly crucial to prioritize your mental health and well-being. This is especially important when attending high-stress events. As an event planner, it’s your responsibility to create an environment that meets logistical needs while nurturing mental well-being. As an attendee at numerous events, tradeshows, and conferences, it’s easy to … Post Wellness and Mindfulness in Events: 12 Ways To Prioritize Attendee Mental Health

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16 Winter Things to Do in Philly

Redfin

Philadelphia undergoes a transformation during winter, offering locals and visitors a unique array of experiences, from historical tours to local events. Embrace the chill as the city illuminates with festive lights, radiating holiday cheer. Winter in Philly reveals a captivating side for newcomers and long time residents alike. So, whether you’re looking to settle down and buy a home in Philadelphia , or possibly rent an apartment downtown , this Redfin article is your insider’s guide to

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“Cathay International Chinese New Year Night Parade” returns to Hong Kong

Travel Daily Media

The post “Cathay International Chinese New Year Night Parade” returns to Hong Kong appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Brand TD. After Five Years on the First Day of the Year of the Dragon Majestic Floats and the strongest-ever performance line-up gather for the city-wide celebration. The most eye-catching Chinese New Year celebration in town, the “Cathay International Chinese New Year Night Parade”, is making a grand comeback in Tsim Sha Tsui on the first day of the Year of Dragon (10 Fe

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Top Hotels in Orlando and Why We Like Them

Blue Spark Event Design

Let’s take a look at the top hotels in Orlando and why we like them. Meeting organizers are constantly on the lookout for the best hotels in every city (if you need help with site selection and negotiation , let us know!) and Orlando remains a favorite among corporations as a premier convention destination. With a convenient airlift from most of the country, world-renowned theme parks, a vibrant culinary scene, and beautiful Florida sunshine for most of the year, this location offers an id

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Pedro Góes KeyNote Speech on Artificial Intelligence {AI} at MPI Georgia Luncheon. 

InEvent

Introduction: Pedro Góes, a renowned figure in the tech industry and CEO of InEvent, recently enlightened esteemed guests at the MPI Georgia Luncheon with a keynote speech centered on “Optimizing Your Events with Artificial Intelligence {AI} and Human Creativity.” Syncing with his reputation for groundbreaking insights and inspiring discussions, Góes delved deep into the multifaceted … Post Pedro Góes KeyNote Speech on Artificial Intelligence {AI} at MPI Georgia Luncheon.

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13 Winter Home Improvement Projects That Pay Off

Redfin

Winter is a season that often brings the desire to hunker down, stay warm, and make the most of our indoor spaces. Whether you’re aiming to fortify your home against the elements, modernize key areas, or simply elevate its overall ambiance, these projects are sure to inspire. Redfin’s list of winter home improvement projects goes beyond the usual suspects, offering practical and unique upgrades that resonate with the season.

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Korea Grand Sale 2024 Korea’s Prominent Shopping and Tourism Festival opens

Travel Daily Media

The post Korea Grand Sale 2024 Korea’s Prominent Shopping and Tourism Festival opens appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Brand TD. Korea Grand Sale, this year’s first major event of the 2023-2024 Visit Korea Year, kicked off on January 11th, ready to ignite your “Special Moment in Korea.” Korea Grand Sale 2024 runs from January 11th to February 29th, offering benefits and discounts across various areas, including K-travel, K-shopping, K-culture, and more.

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5 Small Event Tweaks to Create Big Returns

Convene by PCMA

Providing docent-led tours of the exhibit hall for niche audiences at an event is one way to provide a more customized event experience for the group. There’s a growing appetite for more customized and curated attendee experiences that create a sense of community and connection. Most event organizers, however, aren’t doing enough to cater to individuals or smaller interest groups that make up larger events.

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How to Choose the Perfect Event Registration Platform

InEvent

Planning and organizing an event can be a daunting task, but with the right event registration platform, you can streamline the process and create a seamless experience for both event organizers and attendees. However, with so many options available, it can be challenging to choose the perfect event registration platform that meets your specific needs. … Post How to Choose the Perfect Event Registration Platform showed as first in InEvent Blog.

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7 Most Affordable West Palm Beach Suburbs to Live in 2024

Redfin

West Palm Beach is an iconic Floridian city. From famous foods to luxurious beaches, it’s not a shock that roughly 117,300 people live in West Palm Beach. As you start your house hunting journey, there are two key points to keep in mind – the median home sale price is $421,500 and the average rent in West Palm Beach is $2,631. If those numbers are out of your budget, don’t worry.

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Master’s student portrait: Marie Espié’s journey to entrepreneurship

EHL Insights

In an exciting new series of our Alumni Network Podcast we chat to EHL graduates who embarked on a bachelor’s adventure at EHL and then pursued master’s degrees across the globe.

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4 Steps to Measure Audience Sentiment and Deliver Events Attendees Love

Stova

Creating stellar attendee experiences is a goal of every event. But how do you know if you’re delivering on this promise? A ballroom filled with smiling faces? High fives on the speakers and networking opportunities? Eyes glued to the stage during the keynote? These reactions, while welcome, only tell part of the story. Wouldn’t it be great if you could get instant audience feedback throughout your event?

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Women-in-tech Conferences: The Best Events for 2024

InEvent

The world of technology is rapidly evolving, and women are playing an increasingly pivotal role in shaping its future. Women-in-tech conferences provide a unique platform for networking, learning, and empowerment, allowing women to thrive in the tech industry. As we look ahead to 2024, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best women-in-tech conferences … Post Women-in-tech Conferences: The Best Events for 2024 showed as first in InEvent Blog.

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The 10 Most Walkable Cities in Wisconsin

Redfin

Wisconsin , a state known for its cheese, beer, and sports, also boasts some surprisingly walkable cities. Whether you’re a local resident or a potential newcomer, the walkability of a city can significantly impact your quality of life. In this Redfin article, we’ll explore the top ten most walkable cities in Wisconsin , considering factors such as amenities and housing prices.

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MBA in Hospitality Management, is it worth it?

EHL Insights

In the fast-changing world of hospitality, getting an MBA in Hospitality Management can be your ticket to moving up the career ladder. It's like a toolbox that gives you the right skills and knowledge to be a leader in different roles. This article will break down why an MBA in Hospitality is a game-changer. We'll talk about the cool jobs you can get, how much money you can make, the useful skills you'll pick up, and how the program keeps up with what's happening in the industry.