Sat.May 20, 2023 - Fri.May 26, 2023

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Five Ways to Elevate Your Registration Experience

Skift Meetings

Skift Take: Registration can make or break an event, and even the finest venue, speakers, and content will not neutralize dispassionate staff and unwelcoming, long lines. Here is how to improve the process.

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What the Official End of Covid Means for Meetings

Smart Meetings

Is the events industry more prepared for a future emergency? As an industry, we spilled so much ink about Covid (originally novel coronavirus, then Covid-19 or “the vid”) over the last three years, it is a miracle the black liquid was not listed as one of the things in short supply along with toilet paper, eggs and patience. When the World Health Organization declared the pandemic to no longer be a global health emergency this month, hardly anyone blinked.

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Get to Know ME with Allison Stewart

Motivation Excellence

It’s one of our favorite times of each month: our Get to Know ME segment! This time we’re highlighting a new member on the sales team, Allison Stewart. Anyone who has worked with her so far knows how positive and effervescent she is. You can see for yourself in her short video too. Thanks, Allison, for sharing special things about YOU! What’s your current title and how long have you been at Motivation Excellence?

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European Travel Commission Launches Climate Action Plan

ETC Corporate

Today, the European Travel Commission (ETC) is launching its Climate Action Plan. To address the urgency of climate action, the plan commits to halve emissions generated by ETC’s operations by 2030, as well as to support engagement in climate action among its member National Tourism Organisations (NTOs), and lead the way for tourism stakeholders in Europe.

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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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A.I. for Business Events: Two New Developments

MeetingsNet

Cvent debuts a content-producing tool for various planner tasks, while Gevme and PCMA launch a research project to test which other tasks artificial intelligence could do well for planners. Meetings-technology firm Cvent announced in late May the launch of what it calls AI Writing Assistant, a tool that uses generative artificial intelligence to help event professionals and marketers produce on-brand, engaging event-related content in less time.

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Meeting Profs Travel Report: Memorial Day Weekend Sees Lower Airfares

Smart Meetings

As travelers post “OOO” on their cell phones and head out to vacation time this long Memorial Day weekend, lower fares but full flights are indicative of some trends that may continue this summer. Hoppers busiest airport data Travel agency Hopper ’s Memorial Day and Summer Travel research posts say that domestic airfare dropped 26% or $100 per ticket from 2022 and are a further 6% below 2019 levels.

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European Travel Commission elects Miguel Sanz as President

ETC Corporate

The European Travel Commission (ETC), representing 35 National Tourism Organisations in Europe, announced today that Miguel Sanz from Spain’s National Tourism Organisation has been elected as ETC’s President for a three-year term. Miguel Sanz was selected to lead ETC’s efforts towards a sustainable and inclusive future for Europe’s tourism industry by the 105th General Meeting which took place in.

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Making Allyship Part of the Program

Convene by PCMA

The pandemic-induced two- to three-year break in face-to-face events may have exacerbated bad behavior, says one harassment prevention expert. It’s the only way to describe the 28,000-person 2023 Game Developers Conference (GDC), organizer Informa Tech announced on its website: “GDC is back.” So, too, unfortunately, were reports of verbal harassment on the show floor as well as women getting assaulted at an off-site networking event.

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Cvent’s ‘Top Meetings Destinations’ and ‘Top Meeting Hotels’ Returns: Nashville and San Diego Move Up

Smart Meetings

Cvent has just published its list of Top Meeting Destinations and Top Meeting Hotels for 2023: Nashville and San Diego moving up to the second and third spots after Orlando. Compiled by analyzing more than $14 billion of group business value sourced through the Cvent Supplier Network in 2022, the rankings highlight hotels, venues, and destinations. This is the first time Cvent has generated the list since the pandemic halted events.

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Ultimate Directory of LGBTQ+ Events, Conferences, Parades, and More

Bizzaboo

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core components of a highly engaged and innovative organization. That’s why driving change, making the world more inclusive, and amplifying LGBTQ+ voices are more critical than ever in our communities and workplaces. In this article, you’ll find some of the top LGBTQ+ events coming up this year and next year. Did we miss something?

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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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ETC General Meeting #105

ETC Corporate

The European Travel Commission (ETC) is the non-profit organisation responsible for the promotion of Europe as a tourist destination in third markets

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MGM Resorts: Finding the Right Fit For Your Las Vegas Meeting

Convene by PCMA

A rendering of the refreshed Bayside Foyer Space at Mandalay Bay Convention Center Meetings at MGM Resorts in Las Vegas build synergy, move attendees and foster collaboration. And with 13 resorts spanning The Strip, MGM Resorts offers just the right fit for your group—no matter the size or industry. In fact, the majority of MGM Resorts’ meetings business is small groups, with 80 percent booking under 250 rooms.

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Lodging Econometrics: New Brands and Delayed Projects Swell Hotel Construction Pipeline

Smart Meetings

Increased activity in the Americas sign of shift in hospitality industry trends What if we told you that across Latin America, the number of guest rooms in the hotel construction pipeline topped 90,000, a 2% increase over last year, led by the growing hospitality footprint in Mexico City? How about the news that 283 projects totaling more than 37,000 guest rooms are in some stage of planning or building in Canada, a 10% increase in projects and a 5% increase in the rooms pipeline since last year

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Vegas-to-L.A. High-Speed Train Coming by 2028

MeetingsNet

A trip that will take just over two hours brings new possibilities for increasing meeting attendance in both cities—and for offering more pre- and post-event opportunities. Days after announcing that its high-speed electric rail service connecting Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach with Orlando will debut in September, Brightline has made public its next intercity project: Las Vegas and Los Angeles will be connected via fast electric rail in time for the 2028 Summer Olympics in Los Ange

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Maritz Celebrates Employee Resource Groups on World Day of Cultural Diversity

Maritz Global Events

As we celebrate World Day for Cultural Diversity this week, it’s a wonderful time to acknowledge and celebrate the Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) at Maritz as part of our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) efforts. Created to provide a community-driven space for support and feedback, our employee resource groups ensure we honor the individuality and needs of all employees.

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Elevate Your Meeting With Phoenix’s Immersive Venues

Convene by PCMA

A great meeting isn’t only about the business that gets done, but the relationship building that creates bonds. While Phoenix’s 635,000 square-foot Convention Center provides the perfect setting for your event, with its three ballrooms, 99 meeting/breakout rooms, 11 exhibit halls, 2,300-seat performance hall, among other features, Phoenix’s immersive venues are impressive too.

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Marriott International’s ‘Meet with Momentum’ Keeps Growing—Here’s Why

Smart Meetings

Marriott invites planners for experiences like no other Dinner has just come to an end. As you chat with fellow meeting professionals you hear the faint sound of a trumpet. As the clock ticks, the sound of the trumpet gets louder and louder, so much so that you question if you’re just imagining things. It isn’t long until a trumpet player enters the doorway of the room, beckoning your group to follow him.

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CWW Opens Office in Singapore, Contracted by Oriental Hotels and Resorts for Outbound Travel from Southeast Asia to Japan

Connect Worldwide

CWW Partners with Frozen Lime Asia to open office in Singapore, contracted by Oriental Hotels and Resorts for outbound travel development from Southeast Asia to… The post CWW Opens Office in Singapore, Contracted by Oriental Hotels and Resorts for Outbound Travel from Southeast Asia to Japan appeared first on CWW.

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Event Marketing: 11 Event Invitation Email Examples Proven To Work

Bizzaboo

Looking for promotional inspiration? This list features event invitation email examples that show what goes into turning invites into attendees. How do you create the perfect invitation email? The short answer: There is no such thing as a perfect email. That said, email marketing success is possible when you craft an email around a goal, such as generating event registrations or downloading a new piece of content.

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When Riskies Meet Swifties

Convene by PCMA

Taylor Swift poses on the red carpet at The 65th Annual Grammy Awards in February. Swift’s popular concert tour is giving some event organizers one more challenge to navigate during their conferences. (Stewart Cook/CBS) There are quite a few Taylor Swift hit song titles that hint at what it can mean to find your citywide event is being held at the same time that her concert is in town — and a lot of them have to do with heartache.

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Retreat to the Great Smokey Mountains

Smart Meetings

Exploring Caesars of The South A small piece of obsidian stone, brilliant and infinitely black, is gently chipped and shaped by a solemn man holding a larger blunt-sided stone beneath the canopy of thick deciduous growth lightly tamped down from the brief showers passing overhead. The man patiently applying the tiny stone-on-stone blows sits atop a low bench using a small, weathered tree stump as a work surface.

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Thailand Travel Mart Plus (TTM+) 2023: Showcasing meaningful travel experiences in the land of smiles

Travel Daily Media

The post Thailand Travel Mart Plus (TTM+) 2023: Showcasing meaningful travel experiences in the land of smiles appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Thailand’s highly anticipated B2B travel industry show, the Thailand Travel Mart Plus (TTM+) 2023, is set to captivate attendees from May 31 to June 2 at the esteemed Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre in Bangkok.

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Meetings in Mexico: Behind the scenes at MPI’s WEC23 host resort

MPI

The Barceló Maya Grand Resort debuted impressive meeting facilities in 2020 that have proved the property and the region can handle events of all kinds.

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‘Gathering Is a Form of Group Leadership’

Convene by PCMA

Priya Parker, author of The Art of Gathering , will give the opening keynote address at PCMA EduCon 2023, which takes place June 25-28 in Montréal. (Jeff Allen photo) When a book publicist’s Twitter account tipped me off in 2018 to the fact that a conflict negotiator and facilitator named Priya Parker was launching her new book, The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters , at a New York City bookstore, it seemed more than likely that her work would resonate with Convene ’s readers, so

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Hosting at Hispanic Cultural Centers

Smart Meetings

How culture and history elevate events Celebrating cultural heritage, whether one’s own or that of others, is an engaging method to provoke thought and inspiration in attendees at events hosted at venues focused on celebrating various backgrounds. What transpired nearly 600 years ago with the Age of Discovery led to the inception of a multitude of cultures spawned from the Spanish diaspora—each with a unique flare succinctly intertwined with the DNA of the Western world.

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Marina Bay Sands deepens ties with  MICE industry

Travel Daily Media

The post Marina Bay Sands deepens ties with MICE industry appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Marina Bay Sands’ award-winning Sands Expo and Convention Centre has deepened its relationship with two MICE professional bodies – Events Industry Council (EIC) and Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) – to create strategic partnerships that will shape the future of the industry.

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Unlocking Success: Mastering the Art of Digital Strategy

InEvent

In today’s fast-paced digital landscape, mastering the art of digital strategy has become crucial for success in the event industry. With the ever-increasing reliance on digital platforms and the growing expectations of tech-savvy attendees, a well-executed digital strategy is now paramount. It enables event professionals to engage their target audience effectively, amplify brand awareness, drive … Post Unlocking Success: Mastering the Art of Digital Strategy showed as first in InEve

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The Divine 9: Essential Steps for New Businesses Launching a Website in 2023

Tourism Tiger

Congratulations, tour operator: you have a new website. Time to relax and enjoy the fruits of your hard work? You can decide, but I’d say that you’ve only arrived at the starting line – not the finishing line.

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Give Me an (Exceptional) Break!

Smart Meetings

Non-traditional meeting breaks offer big opportunity for meeting profs Your attendees finished one meeting session and have about a half hour to reset for the next. Their time is their own, whether they want to head back to their hotel room, grab a quick bite off site or explore the area on their own. This presents meeting planners with a unique opportunity to create activities and spaces for their attendees that keep them engaged and entertained, even outside of the central event.

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Dubai underlines record presence at IMEX 2023

Travel Daily Media

The post Dubai underlines record presence at IMEX 2023 appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Dubai Business Events (DBE) has kicked off its participation at IMEX Frankfurt 2023, bringing its largest ever delegation of co-exhibitors from across the city and engaging in a full schedule of engagements and interactions with buyers, industry partners and stakeholders, with over 1,000 meetings expected over the course of three days (23-25 May).

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What I Wish I Knew in College: Destination Marketing Advice

DCI

College graduates – you did it! As you enjoy this liminal space between college and the real world, we’re here to tell you that journey has just begun. For many college graduates, entering the workforce is a daunting prospect, but we’ve been there and want to share some advice to help guide you to success. DCI’s team of destination marketers has been in your shoes.

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How Leonardo’s Support Team Goes Above and Beyond

Leonardo

One of the pillars of Leonardo’s success is our focus on proactive, meaningful customer experience. The hotels, hotel brands, and travel channels that work with us each receive a dedicated Account Manager whose job is to align client needs with our technology roadmap. Backing them up is our Technical Support Team, who work alongside the Account Managers and developers to solve challenges and resolve issues when they arise.

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Why is DEI Critical to the Hospitality Industry?

Smart Meetings

Service professionals connect events with diverse community resources Event Service Professionals are sounding the alarm for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) to be recognized as critical threads in the fabric of the services industry with the recent release of the Event Service Professionals Association (ESPA) downloadable toolkit Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, a Guide for Event Service Professionals.

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New business and knowledge opportunities at MEETINGS 2023

Travel Daily Media

The post New business and knowledge opportunities at MEETINGS 2023 appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Business Events Industry Aotearoa’s MEETINGS national trade exhibition on 21 and 22 June will welcome back international buyers with a raft of new business, networking and knowledge opportunities. MEETINGS will be held for the first time in New Zealand’s capital Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington, and it will be the first large exhibition event to take place at Tāki

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What's the Best Sales & Catering software?

Meeting Package

Discover the top Sales & Catering software solutions on the market today. Sales & Catering software helps venues to manage their Meetings & Events business within the operations. However, it would be best to have a customer-facing solution to sell your Meetings & Events services to your customers.

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