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Small but mighty: incentive destination Interlaken, Switzerland   

The MICE Blog

The Swiss resort Interlaken is a prime destination for congresses, exhibitions, meetings and of course, incentive travel.

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Carpe Diem at a Pitch-Perfect PRSA Travel Conference

The Abbi Agency

In May, we were #blessed with the opportunity to attend the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Travel and Tourism conference in Spokane, Washington.

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25 Cocktail Party Ideas and Planning Tips

Social Tables

Cocktail parties are fantastic reasons to encourage friends, family members, and coworkers to get together.

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Navigating Rising AV Costs for Events: ’It’s Not 2019 Anymore’

Convene by PCMA

Event planners and providers are looking for ways to mitigate the ballooning costs go audiovisual services. Jacob Slaton Photography). Inflation hit a four-decade high of 9.1 percent in June, putting continued pressure on consumer’s wallets nearly everywhere that people spend money.

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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.

Participant experience design — moving from the old to new event world

The MICE Blog

One of the presentations that highly inspired me to think differently about event design took place in 2019 at the MICE Forum at ITB Berlin (Organised by VDVO ).

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JetBlue Agrees to Buy Spirit, Creating 5th-Largest US Airline. How Did We Get Here?

Business Traveler USA

A timeline of the months-long corporate high-stakes bidding war between JetBlue and Frontier. After months of negotiations and a wildcard bid, JetBlue has agreed to buy Spirit Airlines for $3.8 billion, creating the fifth-largest airline in the United States.

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How to Deal With 7 Curveballs Thrown at Event Organizers

Convene by PCMA

Almost every aspect of event setup takes longer on site as the business events industry moves forward with fewer workers — so organizers need to prepare their staff members for possible challenges. Jacob Slaton Photography).

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Why You Should Plan an Incentive Program

Bishop McCann

Show Notes. Talking with Justin Myers, Head of Commercial and Hospitality Client Group, we discuss everything incentive travel. From the trends being seen for incentive trips to the value of planning these kinds of events, we cover all the reasons why you should be planning an incentive program.

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Los Cabos’ Comeback Means Coming Back for More

Business Traveler USA

Cabo beckons with endless action and luxury stays.

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The Heatwave of the Future Is Here

Smart Meetings

Unbearable, earth-scorching temperatures posing a threat to the environment also endanger the health of meeting attendees exposed to such extreme heat.

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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

Discover the Unexpected in Wisconsin

Convene by PCMA

Wisconsin is the pulse of the Midwest. For planners, that means you’ll find award-winning hotels, state-of-the-art convention centers and vibrant city centers, but it doesn’t end there.

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Fiona wrote a new post, Tempting Travellers to Colombia

I-Meet

. Colombia, officially the Republic of Colombia, is bordered by the Caribbean Sea to the north, Venezuela to the east, Brazil to the southeast, Ecuador and Peru to the south, the Pacific Ocean to the west and

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The Hot-Spring Spa Trend Is Heating Up

Business Traveler USA

Hot-springs spas blend two of the country’s buzziest travel trends: wellness and adventure. Traditional spas may not cut it for the post-pandemic wellness traveler. Today’s health-centric jet-setters seek rejuvenation with a dose of nature, and they’re in luck: The hot-springs spa trend is sizzling.

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LVCVA Names Lisa Messina Chief Sales Officer

Smart Meetings

Lisa Messina has joined Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) as chief sales officer. Messina joins following a 4.5-year stint with Caesars Entertainment, where she most recently worked as senior vice president of sales, leading a team of 120 sales directors.

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The Talent Crisis at Convention Centers

Convene by PCMA

The Miami Beach Convention Center is managed by OVG360, a division of the Oak View Group dedicated to full-service venue management and event programming for arenas, theaters, convention centers, and amphitheaters throughout the U.S.

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7 New Trends in Tourism Planning You Must Know

Solimar International

What is Tourism Planning? . Tourism planning consists of creating strategies to develop tourism in a specific destination. Knowing and understanding current trends allows those in the industry to tailor their operations to meet demand.

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17 Travel Apps Perfect For Business Trips

Hotel Engine

million people take to the road, rails or sky for a business trip every day in the United States, according to the Global Business Travel Administration.

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TWT: JetBlue Buys Spirit

Smart Meetings

In a much-anticipated move that played out over the past several months, JetBlue Airways and Spirit Airlines have announced that JetBlue will acquire Spirit.

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Coaster Con — An Event With a Twist

Convene by PCMA

Coaster Con 44. Date: June 19–24, 2022. Places: Cedar Point and Kennywood Amusement Parks; Sandusky, Ohio and West Mifflin, Pennsylvania. Attendees: more than 869. Website: aceonline.org/.

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As International Travel Rebounds, US Airlines Rebuild Their Transatlantic Networks

Business Traveler USA

Delta and United restart routes put on hold by the pandemic, and launch service to new destinations.

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Cabarrus County CVB welcomes Jonah Forte as Digital Marketing Manager

Travel Daily News

Before joining the Cabarrus County CVB’s Marketing team, Jonah Forte worked as a freelance social media coordinator and served as Social Media Strategist for Pink Energy in Mooresville, NC

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New and Renovated: Urban Style and Sustainable Stays

Smart Meetings

Astra Hotel Seattle. In Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood, Astra Hotel Seattle by Marriott Tribute Portfolio is open and ready for reservations. Its 16 stories hold 265 guest rooms and 5,000 sq. of meeting space in seven meeting and event spaces.

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The IMEX Frankfurt Recap 2022

Endless Events

Fresh off the plane, Brandt Krueger returns to us from the IMEX Frankfurt 2022 event in Germany. Unfortunately, Will wasn’t in attendance this year. That’s why, in today’s episode, Brandt gives him a full recap on this year’s event.

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Mexico, Ecuador, and More: Airlines Boost Service to Key Latin American Markets

Business Traveler USA

Flights resume and frequencies increase to Cozumel, Monterrey, Guayaquil and Panama City. With international air travel on the rebound, airlines are reinstating north-south routes between the US and Canada and destinations in Latin America that had been on hold during the pandemic travel slump.

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5 Event Technologies to Increase Ticket Sales for Your Events

Special Events

Use the right tech to streamline and optimize event management

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The Business of Coming Together

Smart Meetings

Gatherings come in all shapes and sizes. They might last an hour, a few days or longer. Deciding on the right window of time says a lot to your prospective attendees: We’ve got a lot of things to share, a lot of work to do, a lot of fun to be had. Or, you’re busy. Let’s cut to the quick.

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(2/10) How To Identify an Engaging Event Topic

Eventtia

Everything starts with your event’s topic. And although some organizers may treat it lightly, your attendees’ experience revolves around it.

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Stopping Human Trafficking: Hotel and Planner Organizations Play a Role

MeetingsNet

Several major hotel firms have announced new partnerships and substantial financial contributions to combat trafficking on their premises.

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How Does Tourism Impact the Blue Economy?

Solimar International

Tourism can positively impact the blue economy when properly planned, developed and managed. When this happens, nature heals, marine life returns, local communities are engaged and empowered, and culture thrives.

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U.S. Travel Launches Sustainable Travel Coalition

Smart Meetings

Travel Association has launched the Sustainable Travel Coalition, designed to bring its members together to develop and focus on strategies that will ensure a more sustainable future. With nearly 60 members, the Sustainable Travel Coalition will act as a forum to inform U.S.

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DIY Guide: Organising Conference

Meeting Package

Regardless of whether it's your first conference or maybe the hundredth, organizing an efficient conference session is, in every case, increasingly comfortable with a helpful guide.

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Photography Ethics for Tour Businesses

Tourism Tiger

Business Tips Customers growth marketing new business photos Quick Tips Tour guides Photos tourism photography

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ITB Asia 2022 sees robust international presence signaling high demand from industry

Travel Daily Media

The post ITB Asia 2022 sees robust international presence signaling high demand from industry appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily.

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Smart Meetings Experience Elevated Events Culture

Smart Meetings

“When you surround yourself with inspiring people, hard things get easier.” That was the message from author and Superbowl-winning executive Michael Lombardi at Smart Meetings Northeast Experience in Boston this week.

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Why You Need to Assess Your Incentive Program NOW

Creative Group Inc

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. You might think your incentive strategy is working, but odds are, it could be working harder… When is the last time you evaluated your incentive strategy for its effectiveness? Have your financial/sales goals changed? Are you reaching them?

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