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33 Wedding Planning Quotes For Planners and Couples

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Wedding planning can be a stressful process , consisting of months of organizing, scheduling, and rescheduling. Whether you’re a professional planner or a soon-to-be newlywed, you may find yourself in need of a pick-me-up every now and then as the big day approaches.

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How Event Planners Can Get the Most Out of Online Communities

Skift Meetings

Skift Take: Online groups and chat rooms for event planners are proliferating, resulting in much curiosity. Planners wonder if it’s better to post or chat? Are they worth paying to join, and if so, which ones? — Vincent Alonzo Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings.

What is Community-Based Tourism and Why Does it Matter?

Solimar International

Community-based tourism is one of the most significant parts of the tourism industry and key to destination sustainability. Despite their importance, communities are often neglected in tourism.

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.

Tackling In-person Events as a Team at nSight 2022

Smart Meetings

In early July, financial technology company nCino made an explosive return to in-person events in collaboration with The Special Event Company (TSEC). The ninth nSight conference was held in Raleigh, North Carolina, an up-and-coming technology hub between three major universities.

17 Must-Have Electronics For Easier Travel

Hotel Engine

Getting ready for a vacation or business trip is never an easy task. Whether you’re rushing to pack your bags or worried about forgetting something, you want the trip to go as smoothly as possible. Luckily, travel electronics can make your life much easier.

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Hawai‘i Convention Center’s Teri Orton on Leadership and Overcoming Obstacles

Convene by PCMA

The Hawai?i i Convention Center has a prime location within Honolulu’s Waik?k? resort area, just a short walk away from the destination’s famous beaches. Cameron Brooks).

At Cafe La Trova, a Retro Cuban Atmosphere on Miami’s Calle Ocho

Business Traveler USA

It all started in Santiago de Cuba, where musicians known as trovadores earned their living by singing and playing the guitar in the style of the 19th-century Cuban trova music. The poetic songs evolved to create melodic boleros, which spread the country’s rhythms throughout the world.

TWT: Monkeypox Infections Rise, Hotels Continue Recovery

Smart Meetings

Editor’s note : This Week in Travel (TWT) is your essential guide to smoothing the road from here to there for your attendees and yourself. Monkeypox Rates Rise But Still Not a Pandemic.

BGL Real Estate Advisors completes $33.4m. C-PACE financing for the Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium at the Hall of Fame Village

Travel Daily News

The Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company (HOFV) is a leading sports, entertainment, and media enterprise headquartered in Canton, Ohio

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

What Can Planners Expect for the Rest of 2022? Hilton Breaks It Down

Convene by PCMA

The team at Hilton has come up with a realistic approach to help event planners navigate an uncertain future. The past two years have presented a series of obstacles for the events industry, and 2022 continues to be particularly challenging.

PHOTOS: Virgin Atlantic Unveils New A330-900neo, Exclusive Retreat Suite

Business Traveler USA

The aircraft is set to fly to Boston in early October. Virgin Atlantic unveiled the highly anticipated interior design for its Airbus A330neo aircraft at a media event in London on Tuesday.

New Developments in Las Vegas

Smart Meetings

As the entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas never lacks in new developments. These new spaces on the block that will have planners knocking.

Can Tourism Support Conservation?

Solimar International

A question we always get in our line of work is can tourism really support conservation efforts? Yes, conservation and tourism are interconnected in many ways! Tourism involves visiting places of interest, and conservation involves protecting places of interest.

Why Is There No Good Event Management Software?

Endless Events

The event management industry lacks robust software designed for the unique needs of the event management industry. Many event planners rely on tools not made for the industry and attempt to find alternative solutions for the tasks they must accomplish. .

(2/10) How To Measure Your Event KPIs and Drive Positive ROI


How can you prove the value of your event? For some types of events, the concept of success can be pretty tricky to pin down, but an event’s value or performance is commonly measured in terms of ROI (Return on Investment.).

How to Harness the Lasting Power of Virtual Meetings

Smart Meetings

Event marketers are ramping up in-person events with a fresh perspective provided by two years of virtual meetings and the proliferation of tech specifically focused on video conferencing.

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Is Travel Sentiment Shifting Among Higher Gas Prices & Inflation?

Advanced Travel and Tourism

Hair cuts, manicures, home renovations, and even vacations have become luxuries for many Americans lately, according to recent data. Unfortunately, this is likely little surprise — we’ve all experienced the skyrocketing gas prices.

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Experiential Travel Explained: Players, Distribution Landscape, and Opportunities

AltexSoft Travel

Reality must be experienced. In the last few years (and especially after the pandemic), travel trends have dramatically shifted and multiple studies prove it.

The International Expansion of Industry Associations

Smart Meetings

More meetings industry associations have been moving into Europe, as evidenced by the latest gatherings by several leading organizations around the world.

The Events Industry’s Top Marketing Statistics, Trends, and Data


you’re looking for the most comprehensive list of event marketing, event management, and event planning statistics, you’ve come to the right place. The COVID-19 pandemic may have forced the events industry to pause and pivot, but remarkable change and innovation came along with that.

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Exciting Event Technology You Can Use to Enrich Your Attraction


While most attractions were closed during the pandemic, many technological advancements were made that have opened up exciting new opportunities for creators to explore. More and more people are using web-based tools as a way to interact and experience the world around them.

Understanding the Value of Point-Based Awards

ITA Group

Understanding the Value of Point-Based Awards. Point-based award systems are an incentive and recognition best practice. Yet, the approach of “just give them cash” prevails in many programs despite being less effective. The advantages of points are clear: Higher intrinsic motivation and engagement.

New and Renovated: Vintage Glam to Resort Luxury

Smart Meetings

Pelham Hotel, New Orleans. Downtown New Orleans’ Pelham Hotel has received more than a fresh coat of paint. The whole interior, including the lobby, guest rooms and hallways have been renovated to reflect the lavish parties the city once hosted.

In-person Events: What To Look for in an Onsite Event Partner


After two years of virtual experiences, many people are eager to attend in-person events again. But in-person events can be daunting for organizers to plan and pull off — especially when the attendee check-in experience is on the line.

Outsourcing Your Corporate Event Might Be the Best Decision You Ever Made.

Blue Spark Event Design

Corporate events are a great tool for incentivizing your sales team, training your employees, connecting with your clients, strategizing with your board members, building bonds between departments, levels, remote workers, etc. And crafting them takes skill and time.

Meet our tour managers! Is a Group Tour right for you?

Fox World Travel

Are you excited to live out your wanderlust dreams and get back to traveling?! With endless global destinations to explore, you may be considering a group tour vacation.

Meeting in the Top 10 Cities for Geeks in the U.S.

Smart Meetings

Corporate meeting attendees often harbor inner geeks. Whether they embrace cosplay for Halloween or a Star Wars Celebration, your registration could get a supercharge by sourcing a city that lives a double life such as the site of the Harry Potter Convention LeakyCon in Orlando.

DSLR vs Webcam – Which is better for streaming?


The use of DSLRs and webcams for live streaming has become important for corporate events as it keeps participants connected to their customers and clients.

How to Improve Your Email Marketing for Music in 5 Steps


Live music has faced multiple challenges since the arrival of COVID-19, prompting some creators to cancel, postpone, or adapt their events.

Your summer vacation 2022: What to expect from the travel industry

EHL Insights

Many of us have hardly left our country of residence, if at all, in the past 2-3 years. This year, the headwinds have changed, consumers are craving to finally get away and the statistics are starting to reflect a strong determination to do so.

Smart Moves in California, Oregon and More

Smart Meetings

Stephanie Lapsley. The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Portland, in Oregon appointed Lapsley director of sales and marketing. Most recently, she was director of sales and marketing at The Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua, in Hawaii.

5 Tips to Keep Your Webinar Audience Engaged


Conferences, seminars, and similar types of meetings have always been popular. They give the audience a voice. During these events, the attendants aren’t just listeners. They get the chance to chat with each other, ask questions, vocalize their opinions, and discuss what they have learned.

People on the Move

Convene by PCMA

Your colleagues are on the move, find out who is going where. John Leinen and Razak Kadiri. VisitPittsburgh has added John Leinen and Razak Kadiri to its business events sales team.

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