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5 Extraordinary Resorts for Golf Incentives

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Golf season is upon us, and as many hotels get ready to host the top playoffs of the year, we’ve headed off on a flying visit through Europe to Mexico to find just some of the most extraordinary golf resorts you might not have thought of this year… Terre Blanche, France Take a trip to the rural countryside landscapes of Provence and dip your toes into the tranquil summer night air of Terre Blanche.

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Smart Moves: Food and Beverage

Smart Meetings

Hanif Mohammad Mohammad is executive chef for TownePlace Suites Nashville Downtown/Capitol District in Tennessee. Mohammad comes from Nashville Airport Marriott, where he spent the last 14 years as executive chef for its four dining outlets. Brooke Tadena Tadena is Hawaii Convention Center ’s executive chef. His more than a decade of culinary experience most recently saw him working as executive sous chef at Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki, a position he held since 2014.

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Long-haul travellers to Europe become more cost-conscious

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As the summer season approaches, over 50% of respondents in China, Brazil, Australia, Canada, and the US expressed optimism about travelling overseas. Among them, Europe remains a top choice for long-haul trips in May-August 2023. Nearly half of those planning to visit the region are repeat visitors, indicating Europe’s ability to cultivate a positive reputation, satisfy travellers.

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Creating Unforgettable Memories: How to Plan a Vacation That Will Last a Lifetime

Traveler's Q

Planning a vacation is an exciting and thrilling process. Whether you’re looking to unwind on a tropical island, explore historical landmarks, or simply spend quality time with loved ones, the possibilities are endless. However, the planning process can be overwhelming, especially if you have no idea where to start. Luckily, numerous resources are available to help make planning a vacation a seamless and enjoyable experience.

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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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35 Event Marketing Ideas that Work

Social Tables

Professional event planners and marketers know that there is no one-size-fits all strategy for successful event marketing. Marketers are tasked with reaching members of their target audience, enticing them to register for an event, and continuing communications all the way up to the event to encourage attendance. To tackle all of their objectives, event professionals rely on a multitude of event marketing ideas to connect with attendees before, during, and after events.

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How Meeting Profs Can Find the Right Event Tech

Smart Meetings

6 steps to finding the right event tech vendors and product Finding the right event tech can be a long, tedious process. The journey of locating vendors and the resources that best match your needs can send any planner into a tailspin. To help planners avoid the inevitable headache, Smart Meetings sat down with Huong Nguyen, CEO and founder of Shiloh Events , to find the best path forward for meeting planners looking for the right event tech for their needs.

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Top Secrets of High-Performing Teams: Insights from Harvard Business Review

Best Corporate Events

Every organization wants to build high-performing teams. But too often, leadership efforts focus on myths or misconceptions about how to achieve high performance. This post exposes some of those myths, sets the record straight, and provides practical research-based guidance. Following his 2021 Harvard Business Review article, 5 Things High-Performing Teams Do Differently , leadership consultant and author Ron Friedman, Ph.D., shared six more secrets of high-performing teams, based on new researc

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PRA Acquires Weil & Associates

PRA

Hawai‘i’s Business Events Market Leader Joins PRA in Its Next Chapter of Growth CHICAGO, June 1, 2023 – PRA, a leader in the Business Events industry, announced today that the company has acquired Weil & Associates, a destination management sector leader in the Hawaiian market. This strategic move expands the talent and reach of PRA in this important incentive market.

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The Hospitality Show’s Inaugural Event Is Placing Sustainability at the Forefront

Smart Meetings

The Hospitality Show Las Vegas will place eco-friendliness front and center The first-ever Hospitality Show is coming to Las Vegas and its producers are making strong sustainability efforts from the get-go. In addition to three days of speakers, networking opportunities and idea-sparking content, The Show’s sustainability efforts—a big topic in the hospitality industry in general, and a topic of focus at The Show in particular—will be on full display.

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Show Organizer Fined for Overstepping Facial-Recognition Boundaries

MeetingsNet

Mobile World Congress required the submission of a photo to register for in-person attendance. The host nation’s regulators have ruled that requirement illegal. Facial-recognition technology has many potential benefits for event hosts, including security and real-time assessment of attendee engagement. However, there are privacy concerns around using facial recognition that event organizers must understand, or they risk civil action and financial penalty.

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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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What to Expect From a Summer Meeting in Detroit

Convene by PCMA

While any time is a good time to meet in Detroit, gathering in the summer is something special. In fact, meeting attendees might want to plan to spend a few extra days to enjoy all the city has to offer. Come to town and you can relax knowing our state-of-the-art convention and meeting facilities like Huntington Place, the Suburban Collection Showplace and the RenCen, have everything you need for a successful event.

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Riyadh prepares to host the 10th Edition of Arab-China Business Conference

Travel Daily Media

The post Riyadh prepares to host the 10th Edition of Arab-China Business Conference appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Investment and Ministry of Foreign Affairs are preparing to host the 10th Arab-China Business Conference and the 8th Investment Symposium from June 11-12 in Riyadh. This year’s conference is anticipated to be the largest of its kind, with more than 2,000 attendees.

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Smart Moves: Food and Beverage

Smart Meetings

Hanif Mohammad Mohammad is executive chef for TownePlace Suites Nashville Downtown/Capitol District in Tennessee. Mohammad comes from Nashville Airport Marriott, where he spent the last 14 years as executive chef for its four dining outlets. Brooke Tadena Tadena is Hawaii Convention Center ’s executive chef. His more than a decade of culinary experience most recently saw him working as executive sous chef at Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki, a position he held since 2014.

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How to Organize a Successful Event – 10 Top Tips for Perfect Events

Eventtia

Planning an event is difficult. Period. Event planning and organizing a fairly small meeting involving just five participants can be quite a challenge, especially if this is your first time. Then, imagine planning a massive concert with a big-name DJ as the headliner and 100,000 attendees. Can you imagine the headache? However, although event planning can certainly be challenging, it also can be exciting and worthwhile.

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How AI Can Bring Ideas to Life

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Creative director Eric Groza used the generative AI program Midjourney to create images for an imagined collaboration between IKEA and Patagonia. (Courtesy Eric Groza) A series of photographs posted by a creative director showing a brand collaboration between IKEA and Patagonia went viral earlier this year — even though the partnership existed only as a product of his imagination and generative AI tools.

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TCEB launches ‘Thailand MICE to Meet You Year 2023’ campaign at IMEX Frankfurt 2023, spotlighting new products, tech solutions and support schemes

Travel Daily Media

The post TCEB launches ‘Thailand MICE to Meet You Year 2023’ campaign at IMEX Frankfurt 2023, spotlighting new products, tech solutions and support schemes appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) is bringing to IMEX 2023 Frankfurt the optimism, enthusiasm, and collaborative spirit that have energised Thailand’s MICE industry since the normalisation of international travel.

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Milwaukee’s Baird Center: Building More in 2024

Smart Meetings

If you’re looking for a venue that’s designed to impress and inspire, then you won’t want to miss the newly renovated Baird Center (formerly, the Wisconsin Center). This iconic venue is currently undergoing a massive $456 million expansion project, doubling its size to 1.3 million total square feet by May 2024. The result will be an exciting new era of accessibility and innovation throughout the city.

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Data Drives Success in the New Era of Business Events

Skift Meetings

Skift Take: Data helps deliver impactful business events, and with emerging technologies, there are even better tools and strategies to leverage for next-level results.

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3 Historic Venues for Memorable Meetings in Worcester

Convene by PCMA

The rich history of Worcester, Massachusetts, is evident in its many impressive historic venues. From a late 19th-century performance hall and icon of industrial history to a stately art museum exhibiting more than 38,000 pieces, the options for event planners are wide-ranging. Here are three of the best historic facilities for business meetings in this city dubbed the Heart of the Commonwealth: Celebrate an Icon of Industry at Mechanics Hall Constructed in the 1850s by Worcester’s Mechanics Ass

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Arival launches guide to help experience companies grow online bookings

Travel Daily Media

The post Arival launches guide to help experience companies grow online bookings appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Arival, a global leader in the tour and activities industry, launched a new guide aimed at helping tour operators choose a booking system. This new report comes ahead of the Arival Activate event in Bangkok on June 12-14, where the report will be launched to delegates with educational sessions about the importance of tech and connectivity to grow their business

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Experience La Dolce Vita—The Sweet Life

Smart Meetings

Looking for hotels with an array of meeting options? We got that. One-of-a-kind themed event spaces? We got that, too. Experienced professionals who are passionate about bringing your meeting to life? Look no further. Partnership is our middle name – we are built on it. And it’s all in one amazing, awe-inspiring location. Learn more 18-30279 ME18 LPBH Meetings Loews Portofino Bay Hotel Meetings & Events Citrus Piazza Your guests will feel like you’ve brought them somewhere special, to a scen

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8 Methods to Better Brand Research

DCI

When a destination undergoes a rebrand, we think of logos, messaging, creative solutions – but first and foremost, we need to start with brand research. Data and insight must guide every step of the process to ensure that the destination organization doesn’t make a choice that it may regret in the future. Whether it’s through focus groups or surveys or any other qualitative and quantitative means necessary, research is key to building a successful brand.

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Create A Seamless Meeting Experience at Ocean Casino Resort

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The award-winning Ocean Casino Resort occupies a unique space on the famous Atlantic City Boardwalk. Set on more than 20 beachfront acres, the AAA Four-Diamond resort is the tallest building in Atlantic City, and the floor-to-ceiling windows in every single guest room sure make the most of the incredible ocean and skyline views. But besides the fun and beautiful seaside setting, bringing your event to Ocean Casino Resort allows you to give your attendees a seamless meeting experience.

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Prague Retained International Congresses and Conferences in 2022

Travel Daily Media

The post Prague Retained International Congresses and Conferences in 2022 appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Prague welcomed almost four thousand events with 616,000 delegates last year, according to aggregated data from the Czech Statistical Office (CZSO) and the Prague Convention Bureau (PCB). Although this was an increase of several hundred percent compared to the years of pandemic, meetings Prague has not yet come close to the record years of 2018 and 2019.

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Smart Meetings Announces 2023 Smart Stars Awards Winners

Smart Meetings

Sausalito, California —Smart Meetings, the premier media brand and leading choice for meeting professionals, is delighted to reveal the winners of the 2023 Smart Stars Awards. The prestigious awards platform, now in its eleventh year, recognizes meeting planners’ preferences for hotels, resorts, properties, cruise lines, and conference and convention centers worldwide.

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How To Plan and Host In-store Events

Eventtia

Hosting in-store events is an effective strategy for engaging customers, boosting sales, and creating memorable experiences. Whether you are a small boutique or a large retail chain, organizing a successful in-store event requires careful planning and execution. This article will provide a step-by-step guide to help you plan and host an impactful in-store retail event.

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Treat Attendees to a Foodie Haven in Portland, Oregon

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When organizing an event, a meal is often so much more than just a meal. It’s an opportunity for networking, team building and connection. And here’s something that any expert planner will tell you: good food leaves a lasting impression. When you meet in Portland, Oregon, finding inspiring food options for attendees to bond over is made easy.

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Thailand Travel Mart (TTM+) 2023 highlights Thailand’s commitment towards sustainable tourism

Travel Daily Media

The post Thailand Travel Mart (TTM+) 2023 highlights Thailand’s commitment towards sustainable tourism appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Thailand’s premier business-to-business travel event, The Thailand Travel Mart Plus (TTM+) 2023, has commenced on May 31, 2023, presenting new opportunities for global buyers seeking unique and significant travel experiences in Thailand and the ASEAN region.

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Smart Meetings Announces 2023 Smart Stars Awards Winners

Smart Meetings

Sausalito, California —Smart Meetings, the premier media brand and leading choice for meeting professionals, is delighted to reveal the winners of the 2023 Smart Stars Awards. The prestigious awards platform, now in its eleventh year, recognizes meeting planners’ preferences for hotels, resorts, properties, cruise lines, and conference and convention centers worldwide.

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A s, potholes, and black holes

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Here are my suggestions on how to handle three kinds of metaphorical holes. A s We’ll begin with a s. They are people (usually men in my experience) who reliably exhibit mean, uncaring, selfish, disrespectful, and contemptible behaviors. Most of the time, they are pretty easy to spot. The best way to deal with a s is to avoid them whenever possible.

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“Creativity – Sustainability – Infinite Possibilities” Thailand Conventions Set the Tone for 2023

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Reflecting upon 2022, Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) joins the global business events industry’s sentiment that the sector has emerged from the pandemic stronger, not only more resilient but more creative and innovative. The year concluded with flying colors at the closing of ICCA Congress 2022 in Poland when Team Thailand, led by TCEB, took the stage to reaffirm Bangkok’s readiness as the host city for 2023 Congress.

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Internova Travel Group Partners with PROUD Experiences by RX (Reed Exhibitions) for Second Year

Travel Daily Media

The post Internova Travel Group Partners with PROUD Experiences by RX (Reed Exhibitions) for Second Year appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. For the second year in a row, Internova Travel Group will be the headline sponsor for PROUD Experiences, the world’s leading lifestyle and luxury LGTBQ+ travel industry event, organized by RX (Reed Exhibitions), which takes place from 5-7 June in Los Angeles.

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Travel Agency Accreditation, Explained: IATA, IATAN, ARC, CLIA, and TRUE

AltexSoft Travel

As if the world of travel distribution wasn’t complicated by itself, the topic of the travel agency accreditation is another kind of beast. Organizations like IATA, ARC, CLIA, or CCRA issue special codes to travel agencies that come with access to special capabilities and perks. And it can be confusing to know which ones do what. Should you get accredited, and if so, why?

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Pride Month 2023: Discover the Top 8 Cities for Unforgettable Celebrations

Redfin

We’re officially welcoming the month of June, which means it’s time for Pride! The first Pride march dates back to June 28, 1970, one year after the Stonewall Uprising. Thousands took to Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York streets to commemorate the event and display their support for equal rights. Today, millions of attendees worldwide march through cities to celebrate the fight won and reinforce their support for the work ahead.

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Measuring the Pandemic’s Economic Impact on the Events Industry

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Business events generated more than $1.15 trillion of direct spending in 2019. The Events Industry Council released findings from its 2023 Global Economic Significance of Business Events study, which measures the full scope and economic significance of the $1.6-trillion USD global business events industry. Working with Oxford Economics, the study analyzed the economic significance of business events during 2019 to establish the full scope of the sector before the COVID-19 pandemic.

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