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Navigating Neurodiversity Challenges at Conferences

Convene by PCMA

Neurodiverse attendees may benefit from quiet spaces where they can take a break from the lights and sounds at a conference. When neurotypical people think of situations that could be stressful for neurodivergent people, loud concerts or energetic sports games may come to mind. But what many neurotypical people fail to recognize is that “a conference room that might seem relatively calm to everybody else might feel incredibly overwhelming for an autistic person,” said Adam Harris, CEO of AsIAm ,

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Smart Moves in Hawaii, Half Moon Bay and More

Smart Meetings

Jaye Moreau and Beth Haddock Jaye Moreau (left) and Beth Haddock (right), Kōloa Landing Resort Luxury Kaua’i resort, K ōloa Landing Resort , has appointed Moreau as destination weddings and sales manager. She brings over 10 years of experience in hospitality sales and marketing and a specialty in weddings, milestone anniversary celebrations, reunions and more special events.

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How Corporate Events Impact Your Reputation as a Company

ADMEI

How Corporate Events Impact Your Reputation as a Company 22 November 2023 You know your company culture inside and out, from familiarity with your own internal language to easily reciting the values your organization holds. But most consumers – and perhaps even some employees – don’t know your company the way you do. Instead, they rely on key touchpoints to decide how they feel about your brand — primarily, marketing and in-person events.

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Creating Space for EVERYone: Tips and Tricks for Hotels and Resorts to Embrace Neurodiversity

Dana Communications

Are you ready to make your hotel or resort a welcoming environment for all guests, including those who identify as neurodivergent? With around 15-20 % of the population falling under this category (and some publications citing over 30%), it’s high time we make some adjustments to accommodate everyone’s unique needs. D efinin g Neurodiv ersity To put it simply, neurodivergent individuals have brains that function unlike what our society expects.

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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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Get to Know ME with Amy Rose

Motivation Excellence

Amy Rose is the subject of our latest Get to Know ME segment. She started at Motivation Excellence in our client marketing department eight months ago and quickly became involved in our Events Committee. She helps plan fun events for our teams in the Schaumburg headquarters in addition to helping clients bring their programs to life. In the blog below, and the attached 3-minute video, Amy Rose really opens up about what makes her truly unique.

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Formula 1 Las Vegas Sees a Successful Inaugural Event

Smart Meetings

Formula 1’s first year shook things up on the Las Vegas Strip In a weekend filled with more drama than your mom’s favorite soap opera, Las Vegas’ inaugural Formula 1 race ended with practice race mishaps , record-level betting numbers and a more than $1 billion economic impact to the city. Big Numbers Las Vegas Grand Prix reported a 315,000-person attendance number over the course of the event.

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Behind the Scenes: How to Produce High-Quality Live Streaming for Events

Traveler's Q

The post Behind the Scenes: How to Produce High-Quality Live Streaming for Events appeared first on Traveler's Q.

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Event-Contract Sticking Points: A Practical Approach

MeetingsNet

Three industry veterans share their advice on crafting contract terms and clauses that meet the needs of host groups, not just host venues. Right now, the meetings industry’s landscape features high demand, rising prices, and hotel reps’ relative inexperience with meetings, all of which make planners’ jobs more difficult than ever. To help cut through the thicket of contractual issues within this landscape, three longtime meeting negotiators—Tyra Warner, Lauren Andrews, and Jeff Duncan—held a di

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New and Renovated: Did Someone Say Incentive?

Smart Meetings

New Properties and Meeting Space in Some of Europe’s Most Desirable Destinations Building an incentive experience? A small meeting? A corporate retreat? You probably have “find an exciting destination” at the top of your list. These new and renovated spaces offer a variety of options for any one of these types of meetings, but they all check off that essential item: your attendees will be thrilled when they know where they’re headed.

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They’ll Want to Come Back Again: Dallas Does More than Great Meetings

Convene by PCMA

“The Traveling Man” statue walks tall in Deep Ellum — an arts and entertainment hub near downtown Dallas. From a planner’s point of view, hosting an event at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas is a clear win: The world-class event venue has 724,000+ square feet of contiguous exhibit space; versatile meeting spaces and ballrooms; and even more on the horizon with an expansion beginning construction in 2024.

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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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The hotel general manager: Time for a new job description?

EHL Insights

The hotel General Manager (GM) is the person ultimately responsible for a hotel’s performance. A GM’s ability to make decisions and take action will thus have an important impact on his or her hotel’s operational and strategic results. GMs, however, may not always have the autonomy to make these critical decisions as the hotel’s owner and/or hotel management company (HMC) may in fact limit this through their own decision-making interventions.

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Qatar Travel Mart 2023 hosts over 60 countries and welcomes more than 9,000 visitors 

Travel Daily Media

The post Qatar Travel Mart 2023 hosts over 60 countries and welcomes more than 9,000 visitors appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Brand TD. Held under the patronage of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani, the Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Qatar, Qatar Tourism is proud to be the strategic partner of the upcoming Qatar Travel Mart (QTM) 2023.

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Top Meeting Profs Share Stories of Gratitude

Smart Meetings

As the year winds down to the close, and the holiday season takes center stage, it’s prime time to look back at the past year: all its ups, all its downs, all its successes and moments of joy. Smart Meetings heard from industry leaders as they shared what they are grateful for—in their lives, as well as in their illustrious careers. Alongside sharing all they had to be grateful for, these professionals spoke to how they each take the time to practice gratitude and relish in the joy of their live

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Get to Know Spokane, the ideal Pacific Northwest Meeting Spot

Convene by PCMA

Night falls over Riverfront Park in downtown Spokane. Did you know that Spokane, Washington is home to the largest urban waterfall in the United States? That’s just one of the details that makes this charming Pacific Northwest city worth a visit. If you’re looking for an appealing, value-driven destination for your next western-US meeting or convention, you’ll want to have a look at this authentic, compact (read: walkable) city.

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Alexander von Humboldt: A meeting designer way ahead of his time

Conferences that Work

I’m indebted to Martin Sirk for sharing remarkable information about an 1828 conference designed by the German geographer, naturalist, and explorer Alexander von Humboldt. Read what follows to discover that Humboldt was also a meeting designer way ahead of his time! Martin Sirk Modern meeting design! Cross-disciplinary. New insights-oriented. Participant-centred.

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TiE Global Summit 2023 debuts in Singapore, fuelling entrepreneurial innovation and collaboration

Travel Daily Media

The post TiE Global Summit 2023 debuts in Singapore, fuelling entrepreneurial innovation and collaboration appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Brand TD. TiE Global Summit (TGS) 2023, the eighth edition of the flagship event organised by TiE, hosted over 2,000 attendees with a series of thought leadership as well as panel sessions led by industry titans.

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CMP Spotlight: Get to Know Melva LaJoy Legrand, CMP

Smart Meetings

“My mother [Joyce] and late father, Melvin, always believed that I was meant for something greater, and that there would be room for my leadership, my Blackness and my approach. They instilled in me a relentless belief that I belonged at the table—and, trust me, I needed their unconditional love and support,” says Melva LaJoy Legrand, CMP. Legrand is the founder and CEO of LaJoy Plans , a Washington, D.C. event planning firm that organizes custom events for mission-focused organizations and indi

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Discover All the Ways that Oklahoma City is On the Rise

Convene by PCMA

OKC’s state-of-the-art convention center is conveniently located downtown across from the 70-acre Scissortail Park. Called the Modern Frontier, Oklahoma City is known for friendly locals and cowboy culture. It’s also fast becoming a top choice for meetings and events of all sizes. The city has experienced dramatic revitalization in recent years, thanks to a tremendous influx of both public and private investment directed at improving quality of life and boosting the local economy.

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Why Choose a Professional Web Designer?

Tourism Tiger

There are a lot of options for building a website. Learn why tour and activity operators should choose a professional web designer in this article.

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Industry leaders share insights on the “Future of Travel” at MarketHub Asia 2023

Travel Daily Media

The post Industry leaders share insights on the “Future of Travel” at MarketHub Asia 2023 appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Brand TD. This week, the MarketHub Asia by Hotelbeds 2023 event in Bangkok sparked dynamic and in-depth discussions among industry leaders, paving the way for insights into the future trajectory of the tourism sector under the theme “’Where Next?”.

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How Gratitude Made All the Difference for Event Leaders

Smart Meetings

What One Thing? podcast guests share what they are thankful for Showing genuine appreciation makes the world go round. Research from the Greater Good Science Center at University of California, Berkeley , found that gratitude was the “social glue” to building and nurturing strong relationships—and it feels good, too. Noticing the positive in our world and expressing it boosts self-esteem and makes everyone feel more connected and happy by enhancing the power of positive recall.

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Exciting New Developments are Happening in Aurora

Convene by PCMA

The Benson Hotel and Faculty Club in Aurora opened in September 2023. As the Gateway to the Rockies and the state’s third largest city, Aurora, Colorado has long enjoyed a reputation as the place to visit for those who enjoy outdoor adventure, unique cultural experiences, a diverse dining scene, and more. Located only minutes from Denver International Airport , and home to Colorado’s largest convention center, Aurora is also ideal for meetings and events of all sizes.

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Navigating Rising F&B Costs: Planners Weigh In

MeetingsNet

With costs moving stubbornly higher, meeting planners must be proactive and creative to stay within their F&B budget. A panel of planning veterans at the IMEX America show shared their strategies and tactics. It’s no secret that costs for just about every element of meetings and events shot up in 2023—and even the slowing inflation rate probably won’t be enough to head off further event-cost hikes in 2024.

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Al Masaood Group to Participate at COP28 UAE

Travel Daily Media

The post Al Masaood Group to Participate at COP28 UAE appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Brand TD. Al Masaood Group –one of Abu Dhabi’s leading business conglomerates, is participating in the upcoming COP28 UAE to be held in Expo City, Dubai. Taking place from November 30 to December 12, 2023, COP28 will bring together world leaders, policymakers, industry experts, and environmental advocates from around the globe to discuss and develop strategies for combatting climate change.

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Authors Rave About San Francisco

Smart Meetings

With both charming history and exciting innovation, SF attracts writers San Francisco has long inspired writers, musicians, artists and other creative types to flock to The City by the Bay and relish in the fog, the food and the diverse culture. Many prolific American writers have called San Francisco home at one time or another, and the trend continues today.

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Events Worth Exalting

Special Events

A look at the 2023 Gala Award finalists and the inspiring award ceremony

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The Micro-event Revolution: How Smaller Gatherings Are Making a Big Impact

Bizzaboo

In a world where bigger is often synonymous with better, the event industry is witnessing a paradigm shift: the rise of the micro-event or satellite event. As event organizers look for new ways to plan and execute events that matter, these small-scale gatherings are redefining the way we think about meetings and conferences. Meanwhile, today’s attendees want to see more efforts made to meet their expectations.

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Wedding Asia New Delhi: Embrace Grandeur and Elegance in the Heart of the Capital

Travel Daily Media

The post Wedding Asia New Delhi: Embrace Grandeur and Elegance in the Heart of the Capital appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Brand TD. Get ready to immerse yourself in the grand celebration of love and sophistication at the upcoming Wedding Asia exhibition in New Delhi. This prestigious event is scheduled to grace the opulent halls of the Taj Palace, New Delhi on the 21st and 22nd November, 2023.

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Enhance Meetings Between-The-Sessions in The Palm Beaches

Smart Meetings

Where Meetings End Too Soon This is where meeting spaces of every size boasting the latest technology share the stage with vibrant communities and breathtaking natural beauty. Beyond the insights and connections gained within the boardroom, The Palm Beaches takes care of the rest with inspiring venues, unique opportunities to connect, and Between-The-Sessions experiences that set meetings apart.

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Conference Reimagines Downtown by Expanding Beyond Chicago’s ‘Loop’

Convene by PCMA

When IDA, which was founded in 1955 as the International Downtown Association , announced that the Chicago Loop Alliance was co-hosting IDA’s 2023 Annual Conference & Marketplace, it might have seemed a safe bet that the event would stay within the boundaries of the 35 downtown blocks encircled by the city’s elevated trains, an area nicknamed “the Loop” more than a century ago.

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Student experience: From the classroom to regenerative hospitality

EHL Insights

In April 2023, Kelly Ching and Eileen Lim, final year students at EHL Hospitality Business School, embarked on a transformative journey by enrolling in the Sustainability Hospitality Challenge. Their dedication and hard work, along with coaching sessions from Romane Petit (EHL Research Assistant), propelled them to secure a spot in the competition’s top 10 during the semi-finals held in Amsterdam.

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The 8th Maritime Silk Road (Fuzhou) International Tourism Festival launch ceremony held

Travel Daily Media

The post The 8th Maritime Silk Road (Fuzhou) International Tourism Festival launch ceremony held appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Brand TD. The launch ceremony of the 8th Maritime Silk Road (Fuzhou) International Tourism Festival was held at Fuzhou Strait International Conference and Exhibition Center on November 17. The event was sponsored by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the People’s Government of Fujian Province, and hosted by the Department of Culture and Tourism of

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New and Upcoming Experiences for Groups at MGM Resorts

Smart Meetings

MGM Resorts International is investing almost $500 million in guest room renovations, new dining options, upgraded conference room technology and more, bringing the meeting experience to the next level. “We are constantly investing and reinventing ourselves,” said MGM Resorts Chief Sales Officer and Senior Vice President Stephanie Glanzer. “Everything we do is to optimize the customer journey and create unique, one-of-a-kind experiences for your guests.

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Leading Through Digital Transformation

Special Events

Here are three questions leaders should ask when deciding if new technology is worth adopting.

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Behind the Scenes: How luxury hotels take care of their staff

EHL Insights

“Staff shortages in the hospitality industry are a lurking issue that can drastically affect the quality of a business and the experiences guests receive. In an era of unparalleled challenges, luxury hotels are particularly hard hit. This article delves into how these premium institutions are prioritizing their staff’s well-being and professional growth to combat the current labor shortages.