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Episode 51: Engaging Virtual Events with John Chen

Techsytalk

Can virtual events actually be engaging? What about the power of virtual to be BETTER than in-person? While John and […]. The Event Hustler Show

How to Secure Your Event in the Face of Rising Active Shooter Incidents

Smart Meetings

Gun violence in the United States is, unfortunately, a reality every event planner must confront. The number of people killed in mass shootings has risen from 272 in 2014 to 692 in 2021. As of July 4, 2022, there have been 320 mass shooting deaths already this year.

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15 Years Of Endless Events: Let’s Celebrate!

Endless Events

Endless Events has recently celebrated its 15th birthday and we’ve decided to mark the occasion by hosting a very special #EventIcons episode in which our listeners could ask us any questions they want about Endless’ past, present, and future.

Caveat Emptor: Is Event Planner Certification Worth the Investment?

Skift Meetings

Skift Take: There are more certificates for event planners than ever before. The question is, are they a real measure of competence? And is the more rigorous certification process worth the time, effort, and money? Julie Moline Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings. Event Management

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.

Episode 52: Be Clear to Be Kind: How Professional Copywriters Can Take Your Events to the Next Level with Christy Wolff if ChristyCopywriting.com

Techsytalk

In this episode, we go behind the scenes of the techsytalk team and chat with Christy Wolff, owner of Christy […]. The Event Hustler Show

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TWT: Survey Says Pent-up Demand for Meetings Conflicts with Corporate Cuts

Smart Meetings

Editor’s note : This Week in Travel (TWT) is your essential guide to smoothing the road from here to there for your attendees and yourself.

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Using Event Data to Chart a Path Forward

Convene by PCMA

Data is not just a matter of what information you collect about your events and its participants — the most important part of the data journey is how you communicate stats and numbers to others. Illustration by Adam Ferriss).

The recovery of conference tourism confirmed by data from the Italian Survey of Conferences and Events

Travel Daily News

The Italian Survey of Conferences and Events [Osservatorio Italiano dei Congressi e degli Eventi-OICE] was presented in Rome.

Meetings and Conventions Are Back in 2022—Here Are 4 Ways They’re Changing

Smart Meetings

It seems like not so long ago that everyone was talking about the death of meetings and conventions. There’s no doubt that the global Covid-19 pandemic shook up the industry and left event professionals wondering what the future would hold.

How hospitality students see their future in the industry

EHL Insights

Survey insights that explore how the hospitality industry is currently offering both opportunities and drawbacks in the eyes of today's young hospitality students.

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

Making Emotions Count in Your Event Data

Convene by PCMA

Neuroscience researcher Paul Zak a company called Immersion, which can measure how well a speaker or experience has kept the audience’s attention, among other things.

The Evolution of the Airport Lounge

Business Traveler USA

From its earliest incarnation as a private club, the airport lounge is now an essential part of travel—with new and ever greater variations popping up around the world. Commercial aviation was barely two decades old when American Airlines chairman C.R.

Lessons from a Harmonious Return to Meeting in Anaheim

Smart Meetings

At the end of last year, National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) was facing a tough decision.

Housing in a Disaster or Emergency: How To Get Help

Hotel Engine

Few things in life are more devastating than losing one’s home to a disaster — whether it’s a single house fire or a full-scale natural disaster such as a flood, hurricane or wildfire.

Cross-team Collaboration — the Most Overlooked Event Strategy

Convene by PCMA

Cross-team collaboration can help an organization fit all the pieces together to create a must-attend event. Your next annual meeting, conference, or trade show has the potential to be the most successful event in the history of your organization.

Utrecht, a healthy city and region thanks to incentive fund knowledge events

Travel Daily News

With the Incentive Fund Knowledge Events, the Province of Utrecht invests in the acquisition of multi-day national and international scientific conferences that reflect on a healthy city and region for everyone

Plan a Disability-friendly Event with this Local Accessibility Guide

Smart Meetings

Many event planners look for destinations with good food, local culture and plenty of leisure activities for attendees. However, accessibility for wheelchair users isn’t always factored into the equation.

Cultural Festivals and Celebrations to Check Out in Los Cabos

Business Traveler USA

There are many reasons to come back to Los Cabos, even for the first time. As international travel makes its long-awaited return, Los Cabos is there to welcome eager vacationers with packages and possibilities that serve every taste, need and dream.

3 Steps to Impactful Data Storytelling

Convene by PCMA

Communicating data is better done through storytelling, says author and presentation expert Nancy Duarte. Courtesy Duarte Inc.).

Don’t Let Climate Change Blow Your Event Away

Skift Meetings

Skift Take: Hurricanes, tornados, wildfires, floods, and other weather events are realities event professionals must plan for. A detailed disaster preparedness plan is key. Vincent Alonzo Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings.

19 Things To Do In Tempe For Business Travelers

Hotel Engine

Tempe, Arizona, is a rising star among corporate travel destinations. Over the past two decades, Tempe has actively competed with bigger cities like New York and San Francisco for a share of business and leisure tourism.

Part 2: Six Digital Marketing Strategies to Promote Your Next Event

Special Events

Part 2 in enriching the experience of your target audience, from the moment the event is announced right up to the doors closing

Canada Extends Pandemic-Related Entry Requirements Through September 30

Travel Pulse

Canada is extending all of its current entry requirements through at least September 30. Impacting Travel

Hotel-Labor Shortage: How Bad Is It?

MeetingsNet

A new report from AHLA shows that staffing challenges are nearly universal, affecting hotels in all price tiers. Robots could fill in for some tasks, but labor unions aren’t happy about that possibility.

(1/10) How To Define Clear Goals for Your Corporate Events

Eventtia

Event marketing is part of most corporate growth playbooks. In 2021, companies spent almost 9% of their marketing budget on events. If a corporation allocates $5,000,000 annually to fuel its marketing strategy, $450,000 will be dedicated to running events.

Wellness Check for Spaces & Places

Special Events

Use this wellness checklist to guarantee a health-conscious event

Strong outlook for European tourism recovery but staff shortages and cost of living crisis loom

ETC Corporate

US Issues New Travel Advisory Updates for Popular Tourist Destinations

Travel Pulse

The U.S. State Department has updated the travel advisories of fifteen destinations this week. Impacting Travel

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Four Tips for a Stellar Gala Award Submission

Special Events

Follow this advice for your best shot at a Gala Award

Art Battle Makes Art Immersive, Democratic, and Fun

Eventbrite

Part creative incubator, part competitive sport, part live auction, part party: that’s Art Battle in a nutshell. President Simon Plashkes calls it “a combination of Iron Chef, The Price is Right, and Bob Ross … on drugs.”

Thailand Eases Entry Requirements, Ends Thailand Pass Program

Travel Pulse

Travelers to Thailand can enjoy easier entry into the country from July 1. Impacting Travel

Hybrid Events Mean Hard Decisions for Hosts

MeetingsNet

Planners of academic and scientific conferences detail all the factors they must consider when planning a hybrid meeting, and it’s not pretty.

Designing With Empathy: The Key to Event Personalization

Bizzaboo

When Event Experience Leaders consider individual needs and preferences, attendees have a better time, and the event sticks with them longer. Event personalization helps build trust between planners and participants and helps ensure attendees leave satisfied. .

Art Battle Makes Art Immersive, Democratic, and Fun

Eventbrite

Part creative incubator, part competitive sport, part live auction, part party: that’s Art Battle in a nutshell. President Simon Plashkes calls it “a combination of Iron Chef, The Price is Right, and Bob Ross … on drugs.”