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How Tourism Organizations Can Find Inspiration for Content Strategy with AI Platforms

Advanced Travel and Tourism

By now, you’ve probably seen the YouTube video where actor Ryan Reynolds uses ChatGPT to write a script for an ad. There’s definitely a wow factor there—lights, camera, chatbots! But just where does ChatGPT belong in terms of creating content for your site? ChatGPT is a chatbot powered by GPT-3 (Generative Pre-trained Transformer 3), which is an advanced natural language processing (NLP) model developed by Open AI.

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Together, We Can Do Hard Things 

Smart Meetings

A special message in advance of Global Meetings Industry Day 2023 As we approach Global Meetings Industry Day 2023 on March 30, we’re going to talk a lot about the economic value of meetings. Facing renewed economic uncertainty, that’s an important message for any organization. But here’s another important message: Let’s advocate for the intrinsic value of meetings to connect and unite communities, beyond the immediate commercial aspect.

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Set the Stage: Why Life Stage Marketing is a Must

Dana Communications

When we leverage life-stage marketing, we’re able to reach our targets at the right moment in time with the right message. Case in point? Let’s look at two Gen Zs. One is a 13-year-old girl making an inspo board for her blowout bat mitzvah. The other is a 25-year-old woman planning the wedding of her dreams. Both are from the same generation. Both are seeking a venue for a milestone event.

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Learn How to Find Your Joy and Spread it Around!

Motivation Excellence

Did you know one of the most popular courses of all time at Harvard is about happiness? It started in 2006 with more than 1,400 students enrolling in Psy 1504: Positive Psychology. There are multiple joy-centered Harvard courses offered today for students, and at least one business course, Managing Happiness, accessed online for free , for us non-Harvard admits (the next one starts in March!).

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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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5 Steps to Financial Success as a Meetings Business

MeetingsNet

Focus on your people and the fundamentals to keep business thriving in uncertain times. In today’s market, meeting-planning companies are asked to do more for their clients with less. The post-pandemic surge in meetings coupled with concerns around inflation and a labor shortage have all contributed to an environment where independent planners have to operate at their best but with fewer resources, including smaller budgets.

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Meeting Planners Travel Report: Euro Travel Rebounds, JFK Terminal Tech-Savvy 6 Breaks Ground

Smart Meetings

European Travel Is Rebounding Says New Study The European Travel Commission (ETC) has released a new study that says European destinations are “on their way to recovering pre-pandemic tourist arrivals.” The report compared year-to-date data compared to 2019 and showed that about one in two reporting destinations have recovered more than 80% of their pre-pandemic foreign arrivals.

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Motivation Excellence Wins Prestigious SITE Crystal Award Two Years in a Row

Motivation Excellence

The pinnacle of the incentive travel industry, the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence’s Crystal Awards , recognizes companies that produce remarkable travel experiences. SITE honored Motivation Excellence and our client partner, Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan, for Excellence in Incentive Travel: Europe at their global conference in New York City this week.

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Business Events and Air Travel — a Climate Conundrum

Convene by PCMA

Kathleen Warden (from left), Kit Lykketoft, Randy Fiser, Matthew Huber, and Edward Koh take part in an executive session on climate change at PCMA Convening Leaders 2023 in January. (Whatever Media Group) Matthew Huber, Ph.D., didn’t pull any punches during his presentation at an executive session on climate change at PCMA Convening Leaders 2023 in January in Columbus, Ohio.

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Why Meeting Planners Should Put Wellness First

Smart Meetings

Traveling for a conference is no longer an excuse to abandon your mental health and physical well-being goals. In fact, according to a trio of meeting professional experts, taking care of yourself is even more important when you are the one charged with caring for your attendees. But how? Smart Meetings chatted with Dave Stevens, director of field marketing and global events at data.world ; Rachel Riggs, general manager of environmental sustainability and well-being with Martiz Global Events ; a

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Best practice for pairing wine with art in the classroom: Synesthesia

EHL Insights

For a few years now, Gildas L'Hostis, EHL Senior Lecturer in Oenology (the knowledge of wine, wine service, production, economics and tasting), has been trying out new tools enabling students to express themselves more freely and creatively. The synesthetic approach is a method that shuns traditional analytical wine tasting along with the ubiquitous wine tasting ‘grid’, replacing it with a more imaginative practice that summons up many of the senses.

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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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13 Creative Corporate Event Entertainment Ideas

Bizzaboo

As companies roll out their back-to-office strategies, corporate event planners are primed and ready to plan corporate events for the ages. But you need impactful and exciting speakers, an impressive agenda, and unforgettable entertainment. Whether your event is in-person, hybrid, or virtual, your choice of entertainment can make or break your attendees’ experience.

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Convention Center Veteran Is Making a Difference in her Community

Convene by PCMA

Lisa Williams’ (center bottom row) nonprofit, called Loving Assisting Nurturing Educating and Supporting (LANES) Teenage Girls Inc., mentors teenage girls who live in at-risk communities in Central Florida. Lisa Williams, senior national sales manager at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, has spent 27 years working at the second-largest convention facility in the U.S., starting as a sales manager in 1996.

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39 Event Invite Subject Lines: Stand Out & Increase Attendance

Eventbrite

When writing a subject line for an invitation email, the goal is to pique your attendees’ interest. Subject lines for event invitations should be brief, informative, and intriguing. You should provide just enough details that the recipient will want to open up the email and learn more.

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Lost ID? How to Fly or Check Into A Hotel Without One

Hotel Engine

We’ve all experienced that fear. Suddenly checking your pockets in the car, or leaving the bathroom outside your gate, wondering where your ID went — if it’s on the floor somewhere. Most of the time, there’s a rush of relief when we realize it’s exactly where it ought to be. But what happens if your ID really does go missing? Or worse — is taken? Can you still fly without an id?

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Master Conference Planning With These Pre-event Checklist Templates

Bizzaboo

Planning an in-person, virtual, or hybrid event is a significant undertaking with countless moving parts. Achieving conference success ultimately requires careful orchestration between the event team, partnering agencies, and other departments, which is where a pre-event checklist template comes into play. Why use a pre-event checklist to plan your next event?

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Elevate Your Meeting With Greater Fort Lauderdale’s New Hotels and Restaurants

Convene by PCMA

Greater Fort Lauderdale is an ideal destination for doing business, and there are new reasons why it should top the list for your next meeting or convention. For starters, there’s the influx of new hotels like the Four Seasons Hotels and Residences, AC Hotel Fort Lauderdale Beach, and Avid Hotel Fort Lauderdale Airport – Cruise in Dania Beach, adding to the existing 38,000+ hotel rooms.

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The Power Of Non-Monetary Incentives

Creative Group Inc

Imagine you are a partner for a company that relies on you for sales of its product. The product has increased in price six times in the last 12 months. As a result, you need to re-explain the value to the buyer, especially when competitive offers seem appealing. While your sales targets remain the same. What would persuade you to push sales of their product over another: a barely noticeable bump in your paycheck OR a personalized reward that YOU get to select?

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Reimagining Visitor Economy Success for your Destination

Tourism eSchool

Home Reimagining Visitor Economy Success for your Destination By Paige Rowett Published on February 24, 2023 The pandemic was truly a double edge sword for our regional tourism destinations. On one hand, lockdowns impacted businesses and livelihoods immeasurably, particularly in States and Territories that had long-term lockdowns. And on the other side, when lockdowns ceased, but borders were still closed, our nature-based experiences and other environmental assets received unparalleled visitati

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Exhibitions & Conferences Alliance Brings PCMA into the Fold

MeetingsNet

The Professional Convention Management Association is now supporting ECA’s work speaking out on the importance of business events for economic growth and job creation. In advance of its Legislative Action Day on June 1, the Exhibitions & Conferences Alliance has announced the 10th industry organization to join its advocacy efforts on behalf of the face-to-face business events industry.

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Back to the Future: Revisiting Event Planner Predictions From 2012

Convene by PCMA

One event planner predicted in 2012 that that keynote speakers would give their presentation from the new orbiting space station in 2022. In July 2022, NASA flight engineers Jessica Watkins (left) and Kjell Lindgren addressed International Space Station Research and Development conference attendees from aboard the space station. In 2012, Angry Birds was the most downloaded app, the iPhone was five, and Zoom was only a year old.

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Site Selection Consultants Speak: 6 Takeaways from IEDC Leadership Summit

DCI

Last month, DCI chairman Andy Levine moderated a plenary panel at the IEDC Leadership Summit in Tucson. The topic? The many factors influencing site selection and what that means for the future of location advising. Andy was joined by Executive Managing Director at Newmark, Kim Moore ; Senior Manager at Deloitte LLP, Darin Buelow ; President and Founder of Global Location Strategies, Didi Caldwell ; and Managing Director & Senior Vice President of JLL, John Rocca.

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20 Fresh Fundraising Event Ideas for Any Organization

Social Tables

Executing a high-earning fundraiser with an abundance of community support relies heavily on volunteers and sponsorships, as well as space and product donations. Successful fundraisers raise 4-5X the revenue they spent hosting the event and consistently sell out, year after year. It can be difficult to find fundraising event ideas that are both affordable for hosts and attractive to attendees, but we can help.

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Wedding season extended beyond ‘muhurat days’ in 2022

Travel Daily Media

The post Wedding season extended beyond ‘muhurat days’ in 2022 appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. In India it is common practice to determine an auspicious or favourable time to get married, also known as ‘Muhurat’ or ‘saya’. Muhurat dates spike demand for wedding venues during the specific date and time, with families making bookings nearly one year in advance to ensure that they get the venue of their liking.

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Finding Event Registration Patterns

Convene by PCMA

Registration forecasting for 2023 was the top challenge identified by Louisville Tourism’s Client Advisory Council members. (Adobe Stock Photo) Christine “Shimo” Shimasaki, CDME, CMP Last year, when the Louisville Tourism and their Client Advisory Council (CAC) met to discuss what industry challenges they wanted to address from both a planner and supplier perspective, registration forecasting rose to the top.

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6 Benefits of Paid Media Partnerships in Canada

DCI

The editorial pool in Canada isn’t what it was before the pandemic, making paid media partnerships all the more important. There are fewer publications and fewer opportunities to land organically earned media coverage. Competition is fierce for earned coverage and the growing pool of freelancers is finding it harder to place stories. In-flight magazines are fewer than ever, though Air Canada’s enRoute has survived the cull!

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A Guide to Sustainability Accreditations for Australian Tourism Businesses

Tourism eSchool

Home A Guide to Sustainability Accreditations for Australian Tourism Businesses By Nic Cooper Published on February 24, 2023 Becoming a Sustainable Tourism Accredited business is one of the best ways to communicate to the ever-growing conscious traveller that your business is the right one to book. Holding a Sustainability Accreditation or Certification can be a badge of honour which builds trust and reputation and is a contributing factor to your businesses success.

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AIME Celebrates 30 Years With Good Vibe And An Elegant Organization

Travel Daily Media

The post AIME Celebrates 30 Years With Good Vibe And An Elegant Organization appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Silke Calder, AIME’s Event Director, expressed delight at the wonderful energy this year’s event produced and the excitement that welcomed the Welcoming Event and 30th Anniversary. No detail was overlooked in order to make the occasion memorable; an indigenous artist made even the lanyards commemorating AIME’s 30th anniversary, and the design repr

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How to Create a Workshop Plan: Your Essential Checklist

Eventbrite

Creating a workshop? Here’s how to turn your workshop plan into an experience that educates, motivates, and inspires attendees.

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3 Trends for the Future: Joy Workouts, Cultural Prescriptions, and Rewirement

Convene by PCMA

“The Future 100: 2023 ,” creative agency, consultancy, and technology company Wunderman Thompson’s annual forecast, identifies 100 trends across industries — from culture to technology to travel and hospitality — that will shape the way we live and work this year and beyond. Convene ’s editors each have chosen three trends from Wunderman Thompson’s latest report and connected them to meetings and events.

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Black Advisor Group Seeks to Address Travel Leadership Void

Travel Pulse

Necessity led to formation of the Association of Black Travel Professionals, say organizers

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BestCities Announces New Dates For Global Forum In Melbourne

Travel Daily Media

The post BestCities Announces New Dates For Global Forum In Melbourne appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Following the success of the Global Forum 2022 in Vancouver, Canada, the BestCities Global Alliance has announced that its next annual gathering will be held on 18-21 January in Melbourne. Leaders in the industry, representatives from across the world, and BestCities member destinations all attend the organisation’s signature event.

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Reimagining Visitor Economy Success for your Destination

Tourism eSchool

Home Reimagining Visitor Economy Success for your Destination By Paige Rowett Published on February 24, 2023 The pandemic was truly a double edge sword for our regional tourism destinations. On one hand, lockdowns impacted businesses and livelihoods immeasurably, particularly in States and Territories that had long-term lockdowns. And on the other side, when lockdowns ceased, but borders were still closed, our nature-based experiences and other environmental assets received unparalleled visitati

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How to Measure Event ROI: Your 5-Step Guide & Template

Eventbrite

You put countless hours into your event — of course you want proof that your time has been well spent. Here’s how to measure your event ROI and tell whether the investment was worth it.

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Fun and Engaging Networking Ideas To Make Your Business Event a Success

Eventtia

Networking is essential to any successful business event, regardless of size or scale. If you’re looking to make your event memorable, you’ll need to come up with some captivating networking ideas. Creating fun activities can allow attendees to get to know one another in a relaxed atmosphere, breaking down barriers and making it easier for them to connect.

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AirAsia India provides special charter flights for the G20 Summit

Travel Daily Media

The post AirAsia India provides special charter flights for the G20 Summit appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. AirAsia India announced that it is operating special charters flying G20 delegates to various destinations. India’s presidency of the prestigious G20 forum marks a historic milestone and AirAsia India, as a part of the Tata group and a subsidiary of Air India, reinforced its commitment to providing safe and pleasant travel to G20 delegates with the warmth of Indian h