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New and Renovated Special: A Milestone for The Venetian Resort Las Vegas

Smart Meetings

The most expensive hotel renovation ever seen marks the venue’s 25th anniversary The Venetian Resort Las Vegas is celebrating a $1.5 billion reinvestment project, said to be the most expensive redo in hospitality history, including a grand slew of property-wide renovations, new programming and fresh culinary additions. Alongside it all, the resort will celebrate its milestone 25th anniversary with special programming throughout the weekend of May 3-5.

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Team Spotlight: Andrew Held

Advanced Travel and Tourism

Our next team spotlight features account executive Andrew Held. While new to the industry, Andrew is no stranger to the world of Travel and Tourism. A lifelong adventurer, Andrew is proud to have explored every state east of the Mississippi, most of Western Europe, and a good chunk of the Caribbean and Central America. He even boasts of having lived in Bermuda for 4 years!

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Get to Know ME with Lindsey Jarson

Motivation Excellence

Meet Lindsey Jarson, our Get to Know ME spotlight this month! Lindsey joined us in 2023. She’s holding down the accounting fort at our Traverse City location, but her role extends to any supplier that needs to be paid. She’s camera-shy, so no video with her, but you can quickly read below about what brings her joy and satisfaction. Thanks, Lindsey, for sharing with us!

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Green Venues in Denver and Austin_ Pioneering Sustainable Event Spaces

Traveler's Q

The top 10 keywords associated with the provided search results are: Red Rocks Amphitheater Sustainability Green Venues Colorado Convention Center Austin Convention Center Economic Impact Jobs Tourism Gross Sales Tax Revenues Hook: “Discover how Denver and Austin are leading the charge in sustainable event planning with venues that are as green as they are grand.” Sustainability in Event Spaces: Explore what makes a venue ‘green’ and why sustainability is key in today’s e

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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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Smart Moves in Reno, Paradise Coast and More

Smart Meetings

Todd Reichelt Todd Reichelt, JW Marriott St. Maarten Beach Resort & Spa Reichelt takes on the role of general manager at JW Marriott St. Maarten Beach Resort & Spa , Marriott’s first-ever international luxury hotel in Sint Maarten. He will oversee all operations and business strategy at the resort. He brings 52 years of experience, beginning in the hospitality industry as a dishwasher and moving through the roles of executive chef, food and beverage manager and finally general manager, a

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Explore Long Beach—the Ideal West Coast Convention Destination

Convene by PCMA

Long Beach is a big city on the Southern California coast with a friendly small-town feel, and its convention center is located at the heart of the downtown waterfront. Arts and culture are woven into the center’s gathering spaces, which are designed to promote socializing and make events feel like parties. Long Beach, California is an events destination worth discovering.

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May 2nd – Green Venues in Denver and Austin_ Pioneering Sustainable Event Spaces

Traveler's Q

Outline The top three performing articles about Green Venues in Denver and Austin are: 4 Eco-Conscious Convention Centers for Your Next Green Meeting – This article highlights four eco-conscious convention centers, including the Austin Convention Center and Colorado Convention Center, which are leaders in sustainability initiatives and have impressive green credentials.

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CMP Spotlight: Get to Know Barbara Connell, CMP Fellow

Smart Meetings

Not only is Barbara Connell, CAE, CMP Fellow , the longest-tenured CMP to date; the president and CEO of Solutions by Connell is also first to have been designated as a CMP Fellow, as part of its inaugural class in 2022. With these impressive achievements, Connell has rich insight to share regarding the CMP and what it means to the industry. To her, event management is “a far-reaching, integrated field.

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“Con Ojos de Mujer”: A new Suncruise forum in Cadiz highlights women’s vision for blue tourism

Travel Daily Media

The post “Con Ojos de Mujer”: A new Suncruise forum in Cadiz highlights women’s vision for blue tourism appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Brand TD. The annual event “With Women’s Eyes. The Vision of Blue Tourism” held a new edition, in this case in the city of Cadiz, where leading professionals in the tourism and port sector met to discuss the relevance of women in these areas of great economic and social importance.

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Top 20 Tech Conferences to Attend in 2024

InEvent

Tech conferences have become a staple today, offering vast networking opportunities, learning from industry experts, and staying abreast of the latest trends. There’s a very high chance you’d have heard about at least one of these events.

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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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Kristi Casale | PCMA Member Spotlight

Convene by PCMA

All things AI and SPARK with PCMA Member Kristi Casale CMP, DMCP, Vice President for Meetings and Continuing Education American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry As I understand, Spark is AI tool that is geared specifically toward business meeting planners. Prior to using Spark, what was your typical method for planning meetings/events? What was lacking in this previous process?

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Meeting of the Minds: The Role of AI in Event Planning

Smart Meetings

In this episode of Meeting of the Minds, Smart Meetings sits down with Janette Roush, Executive Vice President of Marketing and Digital for New York City Tourism & Conventions, and Sindhu Srivastava, CEO of We Crush Events and MeaningfulData, to explore the potential of AI in the events industry. From predictive models to large language models, they discuss how AI can revolutionize event planning, offer practical advice for planners looking to integrate AI into their workflow, and address im

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Hong Kong ups the game with new incentive playbook 

Travel Daily Media

The post Hong Kong ups the game with new incentive playbook appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Brand TD. Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) launched a new campaign, “Hong Kong Incentive Playbook: Up the Game for Your Team”, with much fanfare at The Regent Hong Kong on 24 April 2024. The campaign curates over 100 new and authentic Hong Kong ideas to inspire and reward incentive groups in response to emerging incentive travel trends.

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Responsive Web Design & Why It Matters

Tourism Tiger

Responsive web design is incredibly important these days and having a website that optimises the user experience is imperative. But what does it all mean? We break it down.

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Luxury hotel branding: the power of brand storytelling and location

EHL Insights

In the final article in this three-part series exploring luxury hotels and a sense of place, Suzanne Godfrey, consultant and lecturer in luxury and luxury hospitality, examines how hoteliers can overcome the challenges in providing local and authentic meaning of sense of place.

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Lessons from an Immersive New Orleans Experience

Smart Meetings

When meeting in one of the culturally richest cities in the world, it only makes sense to embrace the depth of sensory touchstones to create a three-day journey everyone will remember. During the Smart Meetings Immersive Experience, the team worked with New Orleans partners to highlight the tastes, music, color, history and pomp that make the Mardi Gras capital unique.

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DidaTravel announces strong sales growth across GCC markets and destinations ahead of ATM

Travel Daily Media

The post DidaTravel announces strong sales growth across GCC markets and destinations ahead of ATM appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Brand TD. DidaTravel – a tech-driven global travel wholesaler – today announced, strong year-to-date sales growth from across GCC source markets and destinations ahead of the ATM show. For DidaTravel, the leading B2B travel wholesaler in China and APAC, the GCC region has been of increasing strategic focus over the past few years and the year-to-date growth

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Lessons in Event Marketing From Taylor Swift

Convene by PCMA

Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour sold out three shows at Chicago’s Soldier Field in June 2023. (Elizabeth Doll/PCMA) Kimberly Hardcastle-Geddes You can take a page from Taylor Swift’s marketing approach in your attendee acquisition strategy plan. Here’s how: Build anticipation — opportunistically, shamelessly, and creatively. In the era of the surprise album drop, Swift is all about creating buzz and building excitement.

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Celebrating A Heroine: Dark Academia Interior Design For A Tortured Poet

Redfin

In a remarkable Fortnight , Taylor Swift’s latest album, The Tortured Poets Department , has shattered global records, leaving an everlasting mark on Swift’s large fanbase and further cementing her astounding legacy. With each era, Taylor Swift has given fans a reason to congregate–sharing emotions ranging from heartache to feelings of happiness and relief as they reflect on their personal experiences within her poetic lyricism.

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Planning exceptional events: 3 reasons to choose Hilton’s All-Inclusive Resorts

Smart Meetings

Planning a memorable event involves meticulous attention to detail, and selecting the right venue is the most important first step. When it comes to hosting successful events, Hilton All-Inclusive stands out as a premier choice. With unparalleled locations and amenities, outstanding perks for event planners and a focus on sustainability through Meet with Purpose, Hilton’s All-Inclusive resorts offer comprehensive packages catering to every event planner’s needs.

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Global Travel Collection announces 2024 Elevate Connections in three cities

Travel Daily Media

The post Global Travel Collection announces 2024 Elevate Connections in three cities appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Brand TD. Global Travel Collection’s annual conference returns in 2024, newly reimagined as a series of one-day events called Elevate Connections, set to take place in three key destinations: London, New York City and Los Angeles.

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edUcon 2024 Preview: ‘People Really Crave Connection’

Convene by PCMA

At a 2012 Ted Talk, Charlie Todd and Improv Everywhere planted a fake speaker whose PowerPoint presentation seemingly failed, with the multicolored “spinning ball of death” on screen instead of slides. IE actors among the audience stood and spun colorful umbrellas and tossed beach balls while dancers jumped on stage around the speaker, who still struggled with his tech while trying to present.

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Locals Share: Top 13 Things to Do in Virginia Beach

Redfin

Discover the excitement of Virginia Beach with its myriad of activities, perfect for visitors and locals alike. From sun-soaked beaches to thrilling water sports, Virginia Beach offers something for everyone, whether you’re a long-term homeowner or just moved into a Virginia Beach apartment. Explore the best things to do in Virginia Beach across its diverse neighborhoods in this Redfin article, carefully curated to unveil hidden gems and provide local perspectives on the city’s vibra

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Empowering Sustainability in Events: Insights from Our Latest Webinar

Global DMC partners

In the rapidly evolving landscape of event planning, sustainability is not just a trend but a necessity. On April 25th, we hosted our "Sustainable Event Planning & Ideas from Around the World" webinar, aimed at equipping event professionals with the knowledge and tools to implement sustainable.

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Dusit Hotels and Resorts to showcase exciting line-up at ATM 2024

Travel Daily Media

The post Dusit Hotels and Resorts to showcase exciting line-up at ATM 2024 appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Brand TD. Dusit Hotels and Resorts, the hotel arm of Dusit International, will showcase an impressive array of new destinations, an innovative sustainability initiative, the much-anticipated September reopening of its iconic flagship Dusit Thani Bangkok hotel, and its first hotel in Saudi Arabia – Dusit Princess Al Majma’ah, Riyadh – at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2024,

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How Toronto’s New IDEAS Guide Helps Organizers Make a Positive Impact

Convene by PCMA

In addition to spotlighting local thought leaders and experts, the Metro Toronto Convention Centre team makes it a point to support local purveyors and producers with its F&B decisions — 100 percent of the wine and beer offered at the center is sourced locally. “Diversity, Our Strength” — that’s the motto of the city of Toronto, and it does more than inspire the city’s nearly 3 million residents: It’s a big reason why massive events like the tech-focused Collision Conference — which attracte

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15 Fun-Filled Things to Do in Albuquerque, NM if You’re New to the City

Redfin

Nestled in the heart of the Land of Enchantment, Albuquerque, NM is a city bursting with culture, history, and natural beauty. From the vibrant art scene in Old Town to the breathtaking Sandia Mountains, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in this Southwestern gem. From exploring the ancient petroglyphs at Petroglyph National Monument to indulging in the mouthwatering flavors of New Mexican cuisine, Albuquerque offers a unique and unforgettable experience.

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Experience the last continent: A Day in the Life of an Antarctic incentive

inVOYAGE

“The last continent. It’s out there, waiting for you. Experience the adventure of a lifetime in the least visited place on earth.” Discover the luxury cruising solution to Antarctica travel with Silversea and experience the closest thing on earth to another planet. We catch up with the team behind the scenes to see just what goes into the planning of an Antarctic incentive… Fly straight into the heart of Antarctica in just 2 hours with Antarctica Bridge or sail the iconic Drake Passage for an un

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Elevate Your Group Travel Experience: Incentive Travel Company vs. Travel Agency

Brightspot Incentive Events

In travel planning, the choice between a traditional travel agency and an incentive travel company will significantly impact the success of your group trip. While travel agencies cater to the logistics of individual travelers and smaller groups, incentive travel companies specialize in crafting tailor-made experiences for larger groups, particularly for corporate incentives.

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How Airbnb and short-term rentals reshape rural and urban communities

EHL Insights

In less than two decades, short-term rentals have thoroughly transformed the hospitality industry, wresting 15% market share from hotels. From a feel-good pioneer of the sharing economy to a $100bn behemoth, Airbed and Breakfast, better known as Airbnb , has revolutionized hospitality from its beginnings in 2007 — creating a whole new market in the process.

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What is Wabi-Sabi? Experts Weigh in On How to Design Your Home in This Ancient Style

Redfin

Discover the art of integrating vintage charm with modern simplicity through the lens of wabi-sabi. From historic apartments in New York City to contemporary rentals in Los Angeles , this Redfin article will guide you in infusing your living spaces with the timeless beauty of wabi-sabi , blending the richness of vintage aesthetics with the elegance of modern design. 1.

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The World Down Under: 16 of the Top Underwater Experiences from Around the World

inVOYAGE

From vibrant coral reefs teeming with marine life to mysterious shipwrecks hiding tales of the past, the underwater world offers a wealth of mesmerizing experiences, perfect for memorable incentive trips and rewarding top-performing employees. Whether you're a seasoned diver or simply curious about what lies beneath the surface, here are some of the top underwater experiences from around the world that promise to captivate and inspire … Anguilla: The Wrecks of Dog Island Dive beneath the azure w

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WEC: AI’s transformative business potential

MPI

Tim Altbaum, CEO of Vario, discusses his experience with and interest in artificial intelligence (AI), how he envisions it changing our world and more in advance of his May 21 WEC session, “AI Tools to Transform Your Business” (sponsored by Marriott).

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Top Hotels in Phoenix and Scottsdale and Why We Like Them

Blue Spark Event Design

Let’s take a look at the top hotels in the Phoenix and Scottsdale area and why we like them. Phoenix and Scottsdale present an enticing blend of ideal weather, convenient accessibility, diverse accommodation choices, top-notch conference venues, recreational opportunities, culinary delights, and warm hospitality. This compelling mix renders them highly appealing destinations for conferences and events.

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6 Reasons to Host an In-Person Event as a Content Creator

InEvent

With over-edited pictures and live streams filling our screens, nothing beats the warmth of a handshake or the energy of a live audience. As we thirst for real connections Post-pandemic, content creators are finding real value in blending online influence with offline encounters. This article unfolds six compelling reasons to host your in-person event, each … Post 6 Reasons to Host an In-Person Event as a Content Creator showed as first in InEvent.

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