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Smart Moves in Hawaii, New Orleans and More

Smart Meetings

Gary Spencer and Erika Kauffman Gary Spencer (left) and Erika Kauffman (right), Highgate Real estate and hospitality management company Highgate expands its Hawaii leadership team with two new appointments. Spencer is appointed as senior vice president of sales & marketing, luxury, lifestyle & Hawaii. He brings over 30 years of experience in sales, marketing and hospitality to his new role, in which he will oversee an integrated sales, marketing and communications strategy for Highgate’s

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Why we need to re-framing and re-positioning incentive travel

Pádraic Gilligan

Pádraic Gilligan, Managing Partner, SoolNua & Chief Marketing Officer, SITE Recently I posted on sustainability and incentive travel concluding that current definitions / understandings of each rendered them as irreconcilable opposites – sustainability was “limiting”, requiring restraint, reduced consumption, thoughtful, conscientious behaviour while a travel reward was sans frontiers and sans souci, suggesting freedom, extravagance, Read more » The post Why we need to re-framing and re

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Team Spotlight: Anna Kaitlyn Berry

Advanced Travel and Tourism

We are excited to share our latest team spotlight, Account Executive Anna Kaitlyn (AK) Berry. AK covers the Northern Louisana, Mississippi and Arkansas territory and is a great asset to the Advance Travel squad. AK is originally from Magee, Mississippi. After attending junior college in Wesson, MS and finishing her degree at Ole Miss, AK somehow found her way to Starkville – IYKYK.

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Research Spotlights Present and Future Challenges for Planners

Convene by PCMA

Late attendee registrations and room-block bookings continue to vex meeting planners, but those are not the only challenges they face. As attendance for in-person meetings continues to grow, planners face myriad challenges including late registrations and room-block bookings, according to results of the “7th Annual State of the Meetings & Convention Industry” study.

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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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Industry Leader Steve O’Malley Predicts the Future of ‘Noble’ Hospitality Work

Smart Meetings

For Maritz Chief Operating Officer Steve O’Malley, winning the MPI Foundation Industry Leader Award in front of his friends and family in the flower-draped Mellwood Art Center during World Education Congress’ President’s Dinner in Louisville, Kentucky, was a time to reflect on how he accidently found the meetings industry—and whether those same accidents of chance are available for the next generation of meeting professionals.

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The Future of Events: Hear From Experts on Sustainability, AI, and Event Data

Bizzaboo

To help event professionals like you get a better idea of what the future of events looks like, we recently hosted a webinar, Back to the future: The status of 2024 event industry trends, that featured four expert event professionals: Emmanuel Gotsis , vice president of experiential strategy at Freeman Kayla Drake , director of field marketing at Apollo.io Tess Vismale , founder and CEO of iSocialX Matthias Gutzmann , founder of DPW Not only did this webinar feature a look at current trends, but

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GATE College's Impact on Businesses, Communities, and Places

EHL Insights

Discover how GATE College in Nepal leads the way in regenerative hospitality, shaping a sustainable future for the industry through collaboration, innovation, and community engagement.

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New and Renovated: Aesthetics Perfected

Smart Meetings

Thoughtful design aesthetics in new and renovated hotels inspire meaningful meetings The aesthetic of a space does far more than we often realize to determine the mood of the people in the room, how they move through the space and how they interact with each other. Color psychology comes to mind, but even the height of the ceilings, the width of the hallways, the amount of light and so much more, give a space a certain atmosphere.

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Discover the Diversity of Philadelphia

Convene by PCMA

Philadelphia’s diversity, inclusivity and accessibility make it the ideal spot for a meeting where everyone feels at home. As a meeting planner, you know that the most successful events are inclusive, making every participant feel welcome. The Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau was the first CVB in the United States to establish a division dedicated to highlighting the city as a diverse, equitable, inclusive and accessible location for meetings, events, conventions and visitors.

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Cruise Europe holds successful conference in Stockholm

Travel Daily Media

The post Cruise Europe holds successful conference in Stockholm appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily Media. On 14–16 May, the Cruise Europe network held its annual general meeting and annual conference in Stockholm. Over a couple of beautiful summer days, visitors were able to experience Stockholm as a popular cruise destination and a sustainable, premium destination.

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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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What skills do you need for a career in hospitality and tourism?

EHL Insights

Although technical skills such as accounting, financial analysis, and marketing are crucial for hospitality & tourism managers, soft skills play a vital role in excelling in this people-centric industry.

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How Meeting Profs Can Protect Attendees From Threatened Gay Pride Violence

Smart Meetings

June is Gay Pride Month, and parades and other events will celebrate it in metropolitan areas around the world. For the first time, however, the U.S. State Department has issued a Worldwide Caution against the “increased potential for foreign terrorist organization-inspired violence against LGBTQI+ persons and events.” In light of this, how can you help keep all attendees safe, especially LGBTQI+ individuals, at a meeting or event overseas?

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Solve Problems Together: Liz Lathan’s Spin on The Three Questions

Conferences that Work

The other day, Liz Lathan told me about a version she invented of my core peer conference process The Three Questions. She uses it to solve problems together at Community Factory ‘s Spontaneous Think Tanks and Club Ichi , her community for B2B event marketers. The classic version of The Three Questions , described in detail in all my books , invites open responses.

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Asia’s first modern prop trading firm expands to Thailand after successful market dominance showcase

Travel Daily Media

The post Asia’s first modern prop trading firm expands to Thailand after successful market dominance showcase appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily Media. Mypocket Funds expanding to Thailand and Beyond MPFunds, Asia’s First Trading Performance Programme, announces its strategic expansion into Thailand, solidifying its position as the leading modern prop trading firm in Asia.

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Across the Country: How Immersive Experiences Shine Throughout the U.S.

Skift Meetings

Skift Take: Attendees are craving much more than education sessions and networking receptions. As event organizers try to cook up a recipe for elevated engagement, the key is finding a place that can lay the foundation for a truly immersive experience. Skift Meetings worked with Brand USA to find the country’s best-in-class immersive experiences. Here are five destinations that can redefine your next event.

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CMP Spotlight: Get to Know Aaron Wolowiec, CMP Fellow

Smart Meetings

Aaron Wolowiec likes to live his life by the phrase, “No day but today.” In the Broadway musical “Rent” the phrase is repeated again and again to emphasize that we have no idea if we will see tomorrow—so take advantage of the opportunities that are available right here, right now. “Especially when it comes to events, there are a million reasons why we could put off the implementation of a new process or technology, or the rollout of a new attendee experience…but who’s to say the next event will

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10 Ideas and Tips for Virtual Real Estate Events

Eventtia

The life of a real estate agent may seem glamorous and adventurous (and, to some extent, it is), but it’s also filled with challenges and hurdles. The market is extremely competitive, especially if you operate in a high-profile area, and even the smallest fluctuation can mess up your plans. Let’s take the COVID-19 pandemic as an example. The lockdowns, the general state of confusion, and the loss of jobs meant that many people put on hold their plans to become homeowners.

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Elevating entrepreneurial skills at Cross Hotels & Resorts Leadership Conference

Travel Daily Media

The post Elevating entrepreneurial skills at Cross Hotels & Resorts Leadership Conference appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily Media. Harry Thaliwal, CEO, Cross Hotels & Resorts Embark on an entrepreneurial journey like never before with Cross Hotels & Resorts as they lead the charge in redefining the hotel industry through the concept of the ‘Entrepreneur.

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Springing Into a New Season

Special Events

Get inspired with DSquared Hospitality Company's Spring Menu Rollout

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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. Feel Like You Never Have Enough Time? The Cure Is a Walk in Nature. Looking for an antidote to that frantic feeling so common in modern life? A new study reported on by Inc. suggests a simple fix: Get out and spend some time in nature.

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How to Get Sponsorship for Your Event

Eventtia

Sponsorships remain one of the best ways to fund an event, but let’s admit it, getting sponsorships for your event is often very challenging, especially if you don’t know where to look. So, how do you find the right sponsors for your event? Instead of blindly targeting everyone and anyone who could be potential sponsors, it’s important to focus your time and resources well by targeting only those with a high likelihood of sponsoring the types of events you are currently doing.

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TCEB unveils new direction and new development of Thai MICE Industry at IMEX Frankfurt 2024

Travel Daily Media

The post TCEB unveils new direction and new development of Thai MICE Industry at IMEX Frankfurt 2024 appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily Media. Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (Public Organization), or TCEB, unveiled a new direction, performance in sustainability and potential of innovation of Thai MICE industry, including new product development for European market, at IMEX Frankfurt 2024.

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Summer Lovin’ in SLO: Summer Things to Do in San Luis Obispo, CA

Redfin

Residing on California’s Central Coast lives San Luis Obispo, a sweet town full of laid-back charm. With blue water close by, luscious peaks, a lively downtown, and farmland and vineyards in its backyard, this city has something for everyone. With the warmer months fast approaching, we’ve compiled a list of the best things to do in San Luis Obispo this summer.

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Columbus Reimagined for Summer 2024 Events

Convene by PCMA

The Short North Arts District brims with galleries, shopping spots, restaurants, bars, and in the summer, special events. Columbus is teeming with culture, diversity, arts and foodie hot spots — which is why you should consider this dynamic destination while planning summer meetings and events. Need further proof? We’ve narrowed down the best of the upcoming summer season below.

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How to Create Event Survey Questions People Will Enjoy to Answer

Eventtia

What’s crucial in conducting these surveys is to create event survey questions people will enjoy answering, and in this guide, we will discuss how. For event planners and organizers, evaluating how an event performs is crucial to ensure you can run even better events by learning from your mistakes and building on what worked well. With that being said, running event surveys remain one of the go-to methods for objectively finding out what your attendees think about your event, whether your sponso

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Vivid Sydney reveals groundbreaking ‘Tekno Train Experience by Paul Mac’

Travel Daily Media

The post Vivid Sydney reveals groundbreaking ‘Tekno Train Experience by Paul Mac’ appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily Media. Train travel will never be the same again: in an Australian first, Vivid Sydney have announced Tekno Train by Paul Mac, a one-of-a-kind event that will transform a Sydney Trains service into a moving, sensory sound and light experience for 23 nights only.

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Employee Meetings More Necessary than Ever, but in Different Forms

MeetingsNet

New research confirms that many workers feel lonely and crave personal interaction with colleagues. In-person meetings can be a central part of the solution—and executed in new ways. The prevalence of hybrid work arrangements is making in-person employee meetings an increasingly important tool for productivity as well as employee satisfaction and well-being, and recent research backs this up.

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How an Innovative Partnership in Austin Sets Meeting Planners up for Success

Convene by PCMA

The AT&T Hotel and Conference Center offers planners 85,000 square feet of meeting space and 297 guest rooms, They will find 800 more guest rooms among five hotels in a two-block radius. Austin, Texas is a top meeting destination that currently draws more than a whopping 30 million domestic visitors per year. And it’s not just the cowboy culture or finger-licking barbecue that brings the masses — Austin has the infrastructure and intellectual assets to support all kinds of gatherings.

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Inside the Incentive: St. Kitts

Blue Spark Event Design

Ladies and gentlemen, get ready to indulge in a Caribbean incentive like no other! St. Kitts, officially known as Saint Kitts and Nevis, is located in the Caribbean, specifically in the West Indies. It is part of the Leeward Islands chain in the Lesser Antilles, situated southeast of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. St. Kitts is approximately 2,100 kilometers (1,300 miles) southeast of Miami, Florida.

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dnata showcases advanced robot to serve exquisite Asian cuisine at WTCE

Travel Daily Media

The post dnata showcases advanced robot to serve exquisite Asian cuisine at WTCE appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily Media. World Travel Catering & Onboard Services Expo in Hamburg 2024 Photo: Ulrich Perrey Visitors to dnata Catering & Retail’s stand at the World Travel Catering and Onboard Services Expo (WTCE) in Hamburg will be treated to some of the best dishes of Asian cuisine – all prepared by a cutting-edge cooking robot.

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10 Tips to Host B2B Webinars And Generate Leads for Your Business

InEvent

With a staggering 73% of B2B marketers agreeing that webinars are the best way to generate high-quality leads, the growing importance of this medium is clear. Webinars draw in prospects and significantly amplify your brand’s reach and credibility. The true power of webinars lies in positioning your brand as a leader in your field, engaging … Post 10 Tips to Host B2B Webinars And Generate Leads for Your Business showed as first in InEvent.

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Meagan Miller

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 Meagan Miller, meeting planner for the California School Boards Association, shares what she would change in the business events industry to prevent planner burnout. If you could transform the industry with the snap of your fingers, what would be the one thing you’d change for good?

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UFI Asia-Pacific Conference to co-locate with AIME 2025

AIME

For the first time, the global exhibitions association, UFI , will be co-locating their 2025 Asia-Pacific Conference with The Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME) at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. AIME will be held on the 10-12 … The post UFI Asia-Pacific Conference to co-locate with AIME 2025 appeared first on AIME.

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How Friendly Workplace Competition for Incentives Can Promote Team Bonding

Gavel International

Reading Time: 5 minutes You might be surprised to learn that workplace competition – the friendly type – is a great way to help teammates bond with each other. And when the incentives are appealing enough, employees will be motivated to get involved in these competitions. Why is team building so important for the success of your organization? More than 80% of employers and employees believe that creating a sense of community at work is important. ( 1 ) Feelings of employee isolation reduce produ

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Is Milwaukee, WI a Good Place to Live? 10 Pros and Cons of Living in Milwaukee

Redfin

The “Cream City” is Wisconsin’s largest city that has won the hearts of many with its stunning lakefront and renowned breweries. But is Milwaukee a good place to live? While the city offers endless opportunities for sports and summer festivals, it also comes with its fair share of challenges like pollution and rough roads. In this Redfin article, we’ll explore the pros and cons of living in Milwaukee to help you decide if it’s the right place for you.

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