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Taking the plunge into a new approach to incentive travel

inVOYAGE

In Canada, wellness-based employee rewards are being reimagined. Credit: Finn Beales Credit: Devaan Ingraham Picture this: you’re standing at the edge of one of the most vibrant emerald lakes in the world, surrounded by towering snow-capped mountains and vast old-growth forests. Suddenly, you’re immersed in the frigid glacial water, experiencing an adrenaline rush like never before until the cold gives way to a moment of relaxation and rejuvenation.

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Why In-Person Events Came Back in a Big Way Post-Pandemic

Smart Meetings

How to choose between in-person, virtual and hybrid for your next event When Covid-19 lockdowns pushed the world into all-digital interactions, they presented event organizers with a gift: the opportunity to test digital-only event strategies. Prior to the pandemic, we never had the data to compare a digital-only approach to events against in-person programming.

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Cannabis Tourism: Igniting a Special Interest Segment

Dana Communications

Although cannabis remains classified as a Schedule I substance at the federal level, more and more states are legalizing recreational marijuana for adult use. The list now stands at­ 21 plus Washington D.C. – and counting. Since many of these states are still hammering out policy and licensing, we looked to the west to uncover travel trends from destinations who first blazed the legalization trail.

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Time Management: A Quick Read to Maximize Your Ticks and Tocks

Motivation Excellence

We could all use a little extra time. But, since no one has been able to figure out how to make each day more than 24 hours, we need to rely on time-tested, time management skills. You’re busy, I’m busy; so let’s get right to the heart of this subject in the least amount of time. It’s a super short read, I promise! Why Time Management Matters for You You could be a procrastinator.

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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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Elevate Your Event Experience with Customized Branding Solutions

Traveler's Q

Event branding is a critical component in any successful corporate event. It involves the use of different strategies to create a unique and memorable brand image, making it stand out from the rest. Through effective event branding, companies can communicate their values, mission, and vision to their target audience while providing them with an immersive experience that resonates with their brand.

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Smart Speakers: Best of the Stage 2023 Voting Now Open

Smart Meetings

Vote for the Industry’s Most Engaging Speakers Our Smart Speakers: Best of the Stage 2023 award is based on the actual experiences of Smart Meetings magazine readers at venues and destinations around the world. This is your chance to recognize the keynote presenters who partner with you to elevate the meetings experience based on a variety of attributes such as engagement, humor, originality, empathy and effectiveness.

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The 15-Minute City concept trend in event planning

The MICE Blog

The 15-Minute City concept is the biggest trend right now in the events industry. It refers to creating urban environments where residents can access their essential needs within a 15-minute walk or bike ride from their homes. This trend is gaining popularity as more people seek to: Reduce their carbon footprint Enhance their overall well-being Have deeper community engagement While the concept applies to private lives, it has a big influence on the events industry, too.

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Tips for a visually appealing event

Traveler's Q

The importance of visuals in your event Expand on the introduction Include at least one stat about visual memory processing in humans Choose the right venue ● What will you be showcasing at your event? Some kind of software? Some kind of physical technology? ● If you are not showcasing any particular item or product, such as to have a team-building event… What activities will you be doing, and how does that fit into the brand identity?

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How to Harness the Power of Native American Cultural Centers

Smart Meetings

From Palm Springs to Albuquerque, venues celebrate First Nation people When the tides of history recede, the cultural energy in some regions remains palpable. The movement of westward expansion paved nearly all of North America from coast-to-coast, yet the spirit and story of First Nations people around the country continue to be recounted by those who carry the traditions and identity of their ancestors.

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Hot Topics, Top Fees: 2023 Speaker Study

Special Events

The newest Speaking Industry Benchmark Report is out with details on this year’s hot topics, what speakers are charging (and what planners are paying), and more.

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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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Three Reasons to Set Your Next Unforgettable Meeting in Long Beach

Convene by PCMA

Whatever your event calls for, the breathtaking 400,000-square-foot Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center has a space to serve and inspire your attendees. Event planners might say that the hardest part of planning a memorable business event is the planning itself. That’s why for the Long Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau team, creating easy and affordable turnkey experiences for teams is a prime goal.

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Sustainability in the hospitality industry and the most in-demand jobs

EHL Insights

As the world becomes more environmentally conscious, the hospitality and tourism industry is no exception. Sustainability in the hospitality industry is becoming increasingly important, and EHL Passugg recognizes this movement by offering a Sustainable Management major. Swiss Professional Degree graduates with this specialization have a wealth of career opportunities available to them.

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Europe Comes to Southern California

Smart Meetings

Temecula offers a European adventure in one destination With an innovative and almost utopian concept for a destination, Europa Village in Temecula, California, recreates three European countries in walking distance of each other. Spain, France and Italy each have their own identities, architecture, restaurants and markets and are set against the backdrop of Temecula’s growing vineyards as they establish themselves as Southern California’s wine country.

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Interprefy Unveils A.I.-Powered Instant Translator for Multiple Languages

MeetingsNet

Real-time speech translation for delivering audio and captions was on display at the inaugural Event Tech Live U.S. show. On April 26, the first edition of Event Tech Live U.S. kicked off at the Expo at World Market Center in Las Vegas, with more than 80 companies showing their technology offerings for meeting, convention, and trade-show planners. Featured products included ones for cloud-based meeting-schedule management, real-time audience engagement for larger virtual and hybrid events, e-mai

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3 Reasons to Host Your Next Event at Worcester’s DCU Center

Convene by PCMA

Planning any meeting with Discover Central Massachusetts brings a range of attractive options for venues, but few as inspiring or comprehensive in scope as Worcester’s DCU Center. Below are three reasons to book your next event at DCU Center: Meeting and Event Spaces for Every Need Featuring more than 120,000 square feet of exhibit and meeting space and panoramic views of the local skyline, this amenity-filled convention facility has a wide range of options to offer meeting planners: 14,500-seat

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‘The momentum to grow MPI is now’

MPI

A discussion about 2023 goals and impactful experiences with Thijs Peters, chair of the MPI European Advisory Council, and Antonio Ducceschi, chair of the MPI Foundation’s EMEA Council.

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6 Lessons on Special Event Protocol from the Coronation of King Charles III

Smart Meetings

Security, training and follow-through crown best efforts of meeting producers The five-star Royal Lancaster London will welcome a number of VIP guests for the Coronation of King Charles III. The 411-room property, overlooking Hyde Park, is no stranger to hosting diplomats, royalty, celebrities and heads of state. This historic and solemn event will be a singular challenge for them and other London hoteliers and the special event designers managing every detail.

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Miral Destinations unveil partnership with luxury tour operator, IF ONLY

Travel Daily Media

The post Miral Destinations unveil partnership with luxury tour operator, IF ONLY appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Miral Destinations has signed a partnership with luxury tour operator IF ONLY, while showcasing its unique destination offerings at Arabian Travel Market (ATM). At the event, the partnership unveiled a new campaign, “Middle East’s Most Beautiful Beach Destination”, aimed at inspiring future travels to Saadiyat Island Abu Dhabi.

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CWW Continues Strategic Growth as World Travel Recovers

Connect Worldwide

After several difficult years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Connect Worldwide (CWW) is proud to announce it has emerged stronger and more resilient than ever… The post CWW Continues Strategic Growth as World Travel Recovers appeared first on CWW.

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Streamlined Commissions Save Valuable Time for Labor-Strapped Event Market

Skift Meetings

Skift Take: As the booming event industry struggles with labor shortages, new commission automation technology is arriving just in time for savvy planners to make more money with less work.

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Event Safety PSA: Failing to Prepare Could Cost You

Smart Meetings

Event safety requires taking action before tragedy strikes How do meeting planners keep track of an ever-evolving landscape of risks, emergencies and event safety needs? The answer lies in being proactive. According to Jason Porter, vice president of global provider of security, risk advisory and crisis management services company Pinkerton , the failure to prepare is baked into the nature of risks.

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Turkish Airlines bring the UEFA Champions League vibe to ATM 2023

Travel Daily Media

The post Turkish Airlines bring the UEFA Champions League vibe to ATM 2023 appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Turkish Airlines brings the UEFA Champions League vibe to their stand at the Arabian Travel Market 2023, complete with a display relating to the tournament. The centerpiece of the stand is a life-size replica of the Champions League trophy, gleaming under the bright lights and drawing the visitors for photo opportunities with the trophy exhibit.

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Why Experiential Marketing Matters to Your Business

Special Events

How emotion, engagement, and experience can elevate your marketing strategy

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6 Reasons to Target Expat Writers In Your Destination

DCI

When pitching stories to writers, destination marketing experts need not always look further than the very places they are marketing. While media hubs like New York and London seem like obvious choices for travel writers to live, expat writers – from Americans and Canadians to Brits and Aussies – are writing for their home publications from abroad. Travel writers don’t necessarily need to travel anymore – not in the traditional sense, anyway.

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Smart Moves in Honduras, Florida and More

Smart Meetings

Carlos Lopez and Stephanie Tablada Carlos Lopez (left) and Stephanie Tablada (right) Lopez is general manager and Tablada is director of sales and marketing for Kimpton Grand Roatan Resort & Spa in Honduras. Lopez comes from Grand Roatan Caribbean Resort in Honduras, where he worked as general manager since 2015. Lopez has spent the majority of his more than 17 years of hospitality experience in his home country, El Salvador, beginning his career with InterContinental San Salvador, where he

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Hilton wins first-ever Sustainable Stand Award at 30th edition of Arabian Travel Market

Travel Daily Media

The post Hilton wins first-ever Sustainable Stand Award at 30th edition of Arabian Travel Market appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Hilton was presented with the inaugural Sustainable Stand Award at the 30 th edition of Arabian Travel Market (ATM), which will run at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) until Thursday 4 May. The hospitality brand was praised by the exhibition’s independent panel of judges for its decision to engage a local supplier in the creation of its stand,

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Customer Success Story: National Assemblers

Hotel Engine

Download Case Study The post Customer Success Story: National Assemblers appeared first on Hotel Engine.

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Economic Development Week: Advice and Insight from the 40 Under 40 Class of 2023

DCI

May 8-12 is National Economic Development Week across the United States and Canada, and Development Counsellors International is celebrating the occasion. The initiative, founded by the International Economic Development Council, provides an opportunity for professionals in the industry to share the great work they have been doing in their communities and gives them a platform to create and advance career opportunities.

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Toronto is a city of remixed visions, values, and creation.

Smart Meetings

Plan with confidence Toronto is more than a meeting place Toronto is North America’s fourth most populous city, making it Canada’s largest and most visited destination. The city is built on a collection of diverse communities that thrives on economic, innovative, and cultural inspiration and is open to embracing rising talent and opportunities. Find yourself surrounded by towering skyscrapers, artistic alleyways, and stunning venues that contribute to the charm of the city, making it an ideal de

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Qatar Airways’ stand opens with exhilarating experience at ATM

Travel Daily Media

The post Qatar Airways’ stand opens with exhilarating experience at ATM appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar held a strong presence on the first day of the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) conference. Showcasing its Formula 1® partnership, Qatar Airways garnered attention around the stand and offered ATM visitors a chance to drive its F1 simulator, and also provided a relaxing lounge area reflecting the airline’s standards o

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‘Now let’s go do it together’ - The MPI-Encore partnership

MPI

“Events such as EMEC and WEC are really powerful connection points for collaboration and learning,”

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Using pair share for group work practice

Conferences that Work

I’m a big fan of the core facilitation technique pair share. After pairing up participants and providing a short time for thinking about a topic or question, each pair member takes a minute or so, in turn, to share their thoughts with their partner. I use pair share regularly to move participants’ brains into active learning, introduce them to someone new, and share relevant ideas and information about what we’re currently exploring together.

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Corazon Cabo Resort & Spa

Smart Meetings

Experience Cabo’s newest beachfront resort. The magnificence of the Sea of Cortez offers the perfect backdrop for a formal conference or intimate breakout. Coupled with unique spaces, inspiring decor, and attentive service, your event will be an unforgettable experience. With more than 25,000 square feet of unique venues including waterfront, beachfront, rooftop, and distinctive indoor spaces, Corazon Resort & Spa is the picture-perfect spot for your next gathering.

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Dubai esports & games festival to return in June 2023

Travel Daily Media

The post Dubai esports & games festival to return in June 2023 appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), is thrilled to announce the return of the annual Dubai Esports & Games Festival (DEF 2023) from 21 to 25 June 2023 at the South Halls, Dubai Exhibition Centre, Expo City. The festival aims to celebrate the Video Games Industry, interactive tech-driven entertainment and promote Dubai’s position as a global hub for es

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Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Spotlight: 7 Travel, Food and Lifestyle Influencers to Tap into Year-Round

DCI

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, a time to celebrate the contributions and achievements of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who make up more than 5% of the nation’s population. From entrepreneurs to artists to educators and athletes, the impact that the AAPI community has on our country is one we should not take for granted.

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