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Smart Moves in Chicago, Colorado and More

Smart Meetings

James Barnett James Barnett, Deer Path Inn Deer Path Inn welcomes Barnett as general manager and innkeeper. He will oversee all daily operations at the inn at the monumental moment of its 95 th anniversary this year. Barnett was born in Australia and began his hospitality career at New South Wales ski resort Thredbo, before moving on to general manager roles in London and Chicago.

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The 2024 Travel Outlook Survey Results: Slicing Up the Paid Media Pie

Advanced Travel and Tourism

Reaching repeat visitors and driving the right prospects requires having multiple paths from engagement to conversion. Based on our recent findings and given all the options at their disposal — both digital and traditional — how are DMO marketers planning to allocate paid media resources in 2024? When asked about directing American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds toward marketing efforts, a significant number (18%) indicated they would be spending more on paid media in 2024.

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Exploring the Metaverse for Corporate Event Experiences

Traveler's Q

In an era where digital innovation reshapes our interaction landscapes, the traditional confines of corporate events are being reimagined. The metaverse, a burgeoning virtual reality (VR) space, stands at the forefront of this transformation, offering a realm where physical boundaries dissolve. This digital dimension invites companies to redefine engagement with employees, clients, and stakeholders, promising an era of limitless possibilities.

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Is the RFP Process for Events Getting Easier or Harder?

Convene by PCMA

Showcase — presented by PCMA and Destinations International during Business Events Industry Week in Washington, D.C. — began with a discussion about “The State of Sourcing.” (EPNAC photo) The topic for panelists participating in “The State of Sourcing” discussion kicking off Showcase — presented by PCMA and Destinations International on April 10 during Business Events Industry Week in Washington, D.C. — was RFPs: the good, the bad, and the ugly.

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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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New and Renovated: Spaces of Grandeur

Smart Meetings

Feeling classy? These New and Renovated spaces are for you. These new and renovated hotels all share one fabulous commonality: rich, luxurious spaces that transport visitors to what feels like a European castle, with jewel-toned hues, plush furnishings and ambient lighting. Whether you’re meeting in Washington’s wine country or lively New Orleans, you’ll find your event brimming with a feel of decadence and elegance.

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The 2024 Travel Outlook Survey Results: Appealing to the Traveler’s Niche Interest

Advanced Travel and Tourism

“Local gastronomy, nature, wellness and rural tourism experiences will take centre stage in travel in 2024.” SANDRA CARVAO Chief of Market Intelligence & Competitiveness, World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) “Jack be nimble, Jack be quick…” Since 2020, destination marketers have had plenty of practice with skills like pivoting and flexibility. Watching consumer travel trends to stay ahead of the curve is essential for a nimble organization.

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Survey Explores Speaker and Planner Dynamics

Convene by PCMA

Event organizers are worrying about increasing costs and attendance numbers at their events this year, according to responses to a recent survey conducted by AAE Speakers, a speakers bureau and talent agency. While this will come as a surprise to no one, the “2024 Speaking Industry Benchmark Report” — which includes the responses of 340 organizers planning corporate, nonprofit, academic, and other kinds of events, and 378 experienced speakers — yields valuable clues about the role organizers see

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Smart Moves: Marriott Marquis Washington, DC Appoints Sustainability Concierge

Smart Meetings

Stephanie Miller, sustainability concierge, will guide hotel guests to their most sustainable visits Marriott Marquis Washington, DC is one of the District of Columbia’s largest LEED Silver-certified hotels, and true to its green nature, it has rolled out a new sustainability program , right in time for its 10th anniversary. The program is headed by Stephanie Miller , a local expert on zero waste.

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Pan Pacific Hotels Group introduces “Thoughtful Hospitality: Bespoke Meeting Experiences” 

Travel Daily Media

The post Pan Pacific Hotels Group introduces “Thoughtful Hospitality: Bespoke Meeting Experiences” appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Brand TD. Thoughtful Hospitality: Bespoke Meeting Experiences delivers tailored offerings that embody the unique attributes of the Group’s brands, perfectly aligning with every client’s specific preference.

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Maximizing TripAdvisor Reviews: A General Guide for Tour Operators

Tourism Tiger

This is one of the shortest chapters of the book but by no means the least important. here’s a good chance you want to dominate the TripAdvisor rankings. Good news: right here you’ll find the secret behind nearly every tour operator in the top 10 all over the world.

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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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A Reimagined Omaha is Perfect for Your Meeting

Convene by PCMA

The RiverFront is a highlight of newly enhanced downtown Omaha. Omaha continues to unveil more than $8 billion worth of new development and enhancements that increase the city’s appeal as a meetings and event destination. Three key highlights include The RiverFront, Joslyn Art Museum, and an airport expansion. OMA Airport Last year the Omaha Airport Authority reported its second busiest year in history with more than 5 million passengers passing through the airport.

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Planner Said: Supplier Said—Hope for A Better Partnership Solution

Smart Meetings

The word “partnership” gets thrown around a lot in the events world, but when there are too few ballrooms for too many functions being planned, meeting planners and hotel and destination counterparts often find themselves on the losing end of negotiations that could be win-wins. At Showcase during Business Events Industry Week, a diverse group came together to get to the bottom of what the term really means and how to better replicate the collaborative implications.

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Brand identity examples for luxury hotels: how a 'sense of place' can set you apart

EHL Insights

‘Sense of place’ has long been a buzz phrase. Linked to a range of disciplines from urban planning to sociology, nowadays it is increasingly being used in the hospitality industry. It captures the physical aspects, culture and history of a place, as well as its impact on the senses, which can trigger emotions. Over time, it can create feelings of familiarity, comfort and security, as well as a sense of belonging: it’s a place where one feels, quite literally, ‘at home’.

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Czechia  to offer bespoke MICE venues and inspirational Co-Working Spaces

Travel Daily Media

The post Czechia to offer bespoke MICE venues and inspirational Co-Working Spaces appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Brand TD. HK Technology Centre, one of the Inspirational co-working space in Hradec Králové Region In a pioneering initiative to foster creativity and collaboration, the Czech Convention Bureau announces the launch of Inspirational Co-Working Spaces.

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Upscale or Casual, Dining Options are Endless—and Delicious—at Ocean Casino Resort

Convene by PCMA

Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey, offers world-class dining. The endlessly delicious options for dining at Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey, will set your meeting apart: your attendees will savor every bite. They can enjoy a quiet meal in their well-appointed room or at the impressive collection of renowned restaurants offering a wide variety of cuisines in casual and upscale settings.

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CMP Spotlight: Get to Know Susan Arts, CMP Fellow

Smart Meetings

Susan Arts , CMP Fellow, shared her favorite quote: “Begin and end each day with a grateful heart.” “If I start with gratitude, it makes it easy to continue being thankful throughout the day,” she says. And of course, her career is one of many things to be thankful for—and proud of. When she was eight years old, she told her parents she dreamed of growing up to be a big-rig truck driver.

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Challenges of AI and Maximizing value in the service sector

EHL Insights

Artificial intelligence is revolutionizing not only traditional sectors but also reshaping the very essence of hospitality and service industries. The potential for transformation is vast, yet it's imperative to advance cautiously, striking a delicate balance between technological advancement and preserving the human touch, which remains the cornerstone of the service sector.

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Event Management Software Pricing: A Comprehensive Guide

InEvent

Event management software has become essential in organizing and conducting events seamlessly, automating tasks like marketing, registration, coordination, and scheduling. It offers key features such as attendee registration, badge creation, calendar generation, venue space management, and self-service functions, making it invaluable for event planners and organizations.

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Good to the Last Drop: 5 Ways to Enjoy Bourbon in Louisville

Convene by PCMA

For the bourbon-lovers in your group, Louisville is the ultimate destination. Known as Bourbon City, Louisville truly lives up to its name. Once your meetings have ended, attendees have countless options for immersing themselves in Louisville’s thriving bourbon culture. Distillery Tours Louisville boasts a dozen bourbon distilleries, including some that offer tours that take your attendees behind the scenes of the bourbon-making process.

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What One Thing? Exploring Impact and Innovations with IMEX CEO Carina Bauer on IMEX Frankfurt 2024

Smart Meetings

In this episode of “What One Thing,” Smart Meetings interviews Carina Bauer, CEO of IMEX, discussing the upcoming IMEX Frankfurt event. Bauer anticipates growth compared to previous years but notes that it may not reach the scale of IMEX America. Reflecting on innovations from the Las Vegas event, such as video content and immersive experiences, she highlights plans to introduce AI plugins for sessions at the European event.

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Designing Events for Greater Connections

MeetingsNet

For real and lasting impact, design event content so that concepts build, allowing attendees to connect the dots themselves and create their own "aha" moments. Here are three design strategies to help you to deliver moments of insight. As we rapidly accelerate into an era where tech infiltrates all aspects of our lives, events are one place where we can pause to be human, synthesize our thoughts in conversations, and create space to remember what is important.

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Buying Your First Home in Minneapolis, MN? Here’s How Much Money You Need to Make

Redfin

You need to make nearly $90,000 annually to afford a starter home. Minneapolis, MN, is known for its gorgeous lakes, abundant outdoor recreation, deep history, and snowy winters. In addition to being a cultural hub and unique place to live, Minneapolis is also home to a competitive real estate market that’s seen a surge in popularity over the past few years.

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PCMA Visionary Awards Honor Business Events Leaders

Convene by PCMA

Finalists and winners of the 2024 Visionary Awards gather on stage after the ceremony. The Visionary Awards recognize business events professionals for their outstanding contributions to their organizations and the industry. (EDNAC photos) The PCMA Foundation on April 12 honored outstanding business events industry professionals at the Visionary Awards ceremony, held as part of Business Events Industry Week (BEIW), at the Walter E.

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ASAE-DI Partnership to Focus on Security and Diversity

Smart Meetings

A partnership born out of a long-term friendship is how ASAE President and CEO Michelle Mason described the agreement to work together with the association for destinations announced at Destinations International’s Sales and Services Summit in Washington, D.C., during Business Events Industry Week. The plan was to leverage the strengths of two industry associations in the areas of security, and diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI).

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Event-Management Platforms Have A.I. Doing More for Planners, Attendees

MeetingsNet

For both meeting hosts and participants, A.I.’s ability to quickly scan and analyze lots of data is bringing benefit in several areas. Two technology suppliers recently incorporated A.I. features into their event-management platforms to enhance the attendee’s experience and the host’s results. In mid-April, the convention division of marketing and engagement firm MCI USA rolled out upgrades to its OneSystem Plus event-management platform, that use artificial intelligence to aid both event-planni

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Buying Your First Home in Seattle, WA? Here’s How Much Money You Need to Make

Redfin

It’s approaching $200,000, among the highest in the nation. Seattle, WA, is known for its natural beauty, outdoor recreation, delicious cuisine, and tech-focused companies. And in addition to being an engaging and unique place to live, Seattle is also home to a highly competitive real estate market that’s seen large changes over the past few years. For many, buying a home in Seattle is a dream come true, but it’s also important to know how it will impact your finances.

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Boost Insurance Agent Sales with Smart Incentives

One10 Marketing

Introduction The insurance industry is moving quickly, it’s time to adapt. The days of motivating insurance agents with old-school methods are fading fast. Instead of relying on outdated tools like spreadsheets and chalkboard leaderboards, it’s time to embrace high-tech solutions for creating and tracking incentives in real-time. This shift ensures agents stay motivated, perform better, and ultimately drives higher sales, representing a significant upgrade in how insurance companies suppor

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Designing Mindful Spaces for your Event: An Expert’s Insights on the Dos and Don’ts

InEvent

Are you ready for another inspiring episode of InEvent Talks? We’re taking a deep dive into the world of creating event spaces that feel, well, amazing! Joining us today is wellness expert Rosa Castano, the CEO and founder of Workplace Stress Solutions. With over 15 years of experience under her belt, Rosa brings a powerful … Post Designing Mindful Spaces for your Event: An Expert’s Insights on the Dos and Don’ts showed as first in InEvent Blog.

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The Benefits of Professional Event Planning Partnerships

MTI Events

Planning an event, whether a corporate conference, a wedding, or a charity fundraiser, involves meticulous coordination, creativity, and attention to detail. While some may opt for a DIY approach, enlisting the expertise of professional event planners can make a world of difference.

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Buying Your First Home in Portland, OR? Here’s How Much Money You Need to Make

Redfin

It’s less than Seattle, but you still need well over six figures. Portland, OR, is known for its quirky vibes, lush urban parks, and delicious Pacific Northwest cuisine. In addition to being a unique and rewarding place to live, Portland is also home to a competitive real estate market that’s seen many changes over the past few years. For many, buying a home in Portland is a dream come true, but it’s also important to know how it will impact your finances.

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News for Professionals: Career Advice and Ideas

Convene by PCMA

Looking for ways to do your job better — or for the latest trends in the world of work? Here’s a roundup of career-related stories selected by the editors of Convene. How Much Does Cell Phone Use Zap Workplace Productivity? Cell phones are ever-present in the modern workplace and an essential tool for many to do their jobs in remote and hybrid environments.

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13 Best Hybrid Event Platforms to Host Your Events in 2024

InEvent

With hybrid events on the rise, it’s no wonder hybrid event platforms and software are popping up by the dozens. As hybrid events become increasingly popular among event professionals, the quantity and quality of available technology are growing rapidly. Nonetheless, this constant evolution can prove overwhelming for event professionals. With dozens if not hundreds of … Post 13 Best Hybrid Event Platforms to Host Your Events in 2024 showed as first in InEvent Blog.

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From Surveys to Sentiment Data: Maximizing Event Technology for Enhanced Business Intelligence

Stova

Learn how event technology is reshaping the landscape of modern marketing intelligence and discover actionable insights to drive sustainable growth and gain a competitive edge in today’s dynamic marketing environment. Inside, you’ll learn more about: Harnessing first-party data from live events Exploring innovative feedback infrastructure Leveraging sentiment analysis for deeper insights Integrating event insights seamlessly with martech stacks Driving sustainable growth and gaining

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Buying Your First Home in Denver, CO? Here’s How Much Money You Need to Make

Redfin

The Mile High City requires lofty incomes from first-time homebuyers. Denver, CO, is known for its mountain views, bike-friendly infrastructure , and renowned outdoor recreation. In addition to being a unique and beautiful place to live, Denver is also home to a competitive real estate market that’s seen many changes over the past few years. For many, buying a home in Denver is a dream come true, but it’s also important to know how it will impact your finances.

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Academic Conferences Tackle the Taylor Swift Phenomenon

Convene by PCMA

Taylor Swift accepts the award for Best Pop Vocal Album at The 66th Annual Grammy Awards Feb. 4 at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, California. Swift’s influence on music, culture, and global economics has become the topic of academic conferences dedicated to the performer. (Sonja Flemming/CBS photo) Taylor Swift’s continued rise in popularity has helped define the post-pandemic zeitgeist — so much so that her influence has been the topic of academic conferences.