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New and Renovated: Innovative Spaces for Small Meetings

Smart Meetings

Bring your meetings to destinations that go above and beyond Looking for a meeting space that is versatile, unique and nails top-notch hospitality? You may find it in an innovative, high-tech NYC venue; or, perhaps a characteristic boutique hotel in beautiful Boise. Maybe Cleveland is the place for you, where history and modernity go hand-in-hand. Whatever you’re looking for, these new and renovated hotels and venues are waiting to host you.

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3 Reasons to Hire an Accredited DMC

ADMEI

3 Reasons to Hire an Accredited DMC 15 May 2024 In the dynamic realm of event management, trade shows serve as pivotal hubs for engagement, networking, and brand representation. A well-designed exhibitor booth not only attracts attention but also fosters meaningful interactions, driving the success of a Destination Management Company (DMC) and its events.

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Cultural Awareness, Competence and Intelligence – Which Do You Have?

Motivation Excellence

When we speak about culture in a business setting, we are often referring to the general vibe of the company. It may be comprised of its goals, mission and vision statements, employee interactions and added non-cash company benefits, like charity days, and reward and recognition programs. Cultur al awareness, however, is a different topic altogether.

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Can sustainability itself serve as the reward for incentive travel qualifiers?

Pádraic Gilligan

Pádraic Gilligan, Managing Partner, SoolNua & Chief Marketing Officer, SITE In a recent session at IMEX Frankfurt, I had the privilege of participating in a panel discussion with fellow business events professionals Irina Graf (The MICE Blog), Gregory Baur (Zurich Convention Bureau) and Marvin Zemp (Luzern Convention Bureau). The focus of our session was on.

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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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What One Thing? The Importance of Demanding Tools for International Conferences with Geoff Freeman

Smart Meetings

In this episode of the “What One Thing” podcast, JT Long, vice president and content director at Smart Meetings, sits down with Geoff Freeman, president and CEO of U.S. Travel, to discuss the crucial need for adequate tools to organize international conferences. They delve into why these conferences are vital for advancing economies, science, medicine and fostering global connections.

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The importance of cultural experience when creating guest experiences

EHL Insights

This article explains how positive guest experiences and cultural experiences go hand-in-hand in hospitality. Having lived and worked all over the world – or pretty much – one of the things I am particularly conscious of is culture. I make a point of reading up on a culture – a country’s history, its people, customs, and religions; not to mention understanding its cuisine and gaining an appreciation of the language.

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The Tortured Event Planners Department

Convene by PCMA

A planner’s work is so varied, there is no shortage of song titles that strike a chord with their role. Beth Surmont, CMP-Fellow, FASAE, CAE Event planning is like a really good love song. There are nights with very little sleep, extreme highs and frustrating lows, and moments of awe. It leaves you in pain but somehow still satisfied at the same time.

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Creating Leaders The Ritz-Carlton Way

Smart Meetings

In 1996, Disney Institute launched to teach the highly successful Disney approach for customer satisfaction (or guest happiness, as Disney culture calls it) to managers and executives in a range of industries far removed from hospitality—like health care, automotive and retail. Yet Disney is not the only hospitality brand to share its success formula with others for a fee.

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RIMS Enhances Security Measures for RISKWORLD in San Diego

Skift Meetings

Skift Take: Extra security precautions were put in place at this year’s RIMS RISKWORLD conference in San Diego after an active shooter situation shut down the final day of the 2023 conference in Atlanta.

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Accor remains first-class accommodation partner of Pacific Airshow

Travel Daily Media

The post Accor remains first-class accommodation partner of Pacific Airshow appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Brand TD. Pacific Airshow Gold Coast is thrilled to announce a two-year partnership extension with Australia’s largest hotel operator, Accor, as the official accommodation partner of the event. Building on the phenomenal success of its debut in 2023, Pacific Airshow Gold Coast is set to return to Surfers Paradise from 16 to 18 August 2024.

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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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Optimizing Tour Descriptions For Your Tourism Website

Tourism Tiger

Explore the importance of accessibility in tourism websites, and learn how prioritizing inclusivity can amplify reach and enhance user experience. Discover essential tips for optimizing website accessibility!

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AI: What is it Good for Anyway? 

Smart Meetings

Meeting experts weigh the positive aspects of generative AI The introduction of Artificial Intelligence (AI) into the meetings industry has become a certified gamechanger. But how exactly can AI help meeting planners tackle their everyday jobs? Smart Meetings chatted with Amy Kramer, innovation leader for Martiz ; Nick Borelli , an instructor at PCMA Event Leadership Institute and marketing director with Zenus Inc.; and Alex Berube, co-founder of New York City-based Reposite to discuss this tren

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Why putting people first is good for hospitality business

EHL Insights

In the hospitality industry, success lies in the ability to integrate strategic business practices with the unique demands of the sector. A people-centric approach should be at the heart of everything you do, both in terms of delighting your guests and attracting and retaining the best talent. However, all too often, the demands of running a business can get in the way.

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Cvent announces Top Meeting Destinations and Top Meeting Hotels in Asia-Pacific for 2024

Travel Daily Media

The post Cvent announces Top Meeting Destinations and Top Meeting Hotels in Asia-Pacific for 2024 appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily Media. Representative Image Cvent, an industry meetings, events, and hospitality technology provider, has released its lists of the Top Meeting Destinations and Top Meeting Hotels for Asia-Pacific (APAC).

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Unlocking the Power of AI in Event Tech

Special Events

How artificial intelligence is revolutionizing the event experience

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F&B Smart Moves in Pasadena, Rome and More

Smart Meetings

Pablo Salas Pablo Salas, Hotel Dena Hotel Dena , in Pasadena, California, welcomes a new partnership with Salas, a celebrated Mexican Chef. He will provide guests with a soulful Mexican culinary experience at the hotel’s restaurant, Agents Only. Salas gained widespread prominence after appearing on “Iron Chef: Mexico” and his restaurant, Amaranta, was awarded one of the best restaurants in Mexico by various publications, along with other awards and recognitions.

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Details Released on New Event-Sustainability Conference

MeetingsNet

Set for October 2-3, the Convene 4 Climate event will immediately follow PCMA’s Convening EMEA conference in Barcelona, but attendance will be limited to ensure small working groups. First introduced in early January, a new sustainability-strategies conference for the meetings and events industry that’s coming to Barcelona this October has a revised name and a new co-organizer.

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Sydney’s Change Agenda helping associations to ‘Meet with Purpose’

Travel Daily Media

The post Sydney’s Change Agenda helping associations to ‘Meet with Purpose’ appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily Media. Business Event Sydney (BESydney) and International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) have been leading the way in business events for 65 years (55 years and 10 years respectively). Their trusted leadership in the impact of business events has meant the organisations are at the forefront of a new era of business events that focus on the pu

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Trending Upward

Special Events

Top event trends seen at Catersource + The Special Event 2024

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The Corporate Advantage: Exceptional Designs + Exceptional Service

Smart Meetings

Citizen Watch America (CWA) offers a portfolio of leading and trusted brands for your business needs, including Bulova, Citizen, Frederique-Constant, Alpina, Bulova and Citizen Clocks, and Accutron, with prices ranging from $100 to $40,000 in retail value. These brands are known for their exceptional craftsmanship and design with cutting-edge technology and industry-leading quality and reliability, with hundreds of styles and tastes, unique customization options, and prices for every budget.

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Grand Rapids, MI Revealed: The Best Bucket List for Adventure

Redfin

Grand Rapids, Michigan, is a city known for its culture, creativity, and natural beauty. The city offers a plethora of experiences waiting to be explored. In this bucket list guide, we’ll embark on a journey through the city’s diverse offerings to discover the must-do activities that will leave you amazed. Whether you’re a local seeking new adventures, a future home buyer , or a renter eager to discover apartments in Grand Rapids , this curated list promises unforgettable exper

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Prague remains among world’s most sought-after ‘Meeting Destinations’ 

Travel Daily Media

The post Prague remains among world’s most sought-after ‘Meeting Destinations’ appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily Media. According to the latest data, the Czech capital has improved year-on-year not only in terms of the number of meetings and conferences held here, but also in terms of the number of delegates who arrived for these events.

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8 Hospitality Trends for Memorable Attendee Journeys at Events

InEvent

Events sponsored by brands and organizations have been around for quite a while. However, with the rise of virtual events, and remote work, more options are available to prospective attendees who are looking to participate in these happenings. Whether you’re hosting an event for entertainment, education, networking, or anything in these realms, it’s important to … Post 8 Hospitality Trends for Memorable Attendee Journeys at Events showed as first in InEvent.

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Planning Exceptional Events: 3 Reasons to choose Hilton’s All-Inclusive Resorts Copy

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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The 10 Best Places to Live in Colorado in 2024

Redfin

If you’re planning on moving to Colorado, add these cities to your list. Colorado is a mecca for tall mountains, high prairies, abundant outdoor recreation, and a widely varied climate. Across its five distinct regions (all above 3,000 feet), the state provides a mix of history, charm, and adventure, making it a great place to call home. People are taking advantage of this, too; Colorado’s population grew by nearly 15% from 2010 to 2020, almost twice the national rate.

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Supercharge Your Shuttle Transportation Plan with the Shuttle Schedule Estimator

Blue Spark Event Design

A shuttle schedule estimator typically refers to a tool we use in producing corporate conferences to calculate the logistics, timing, and costs associated with shuttle services. When it comes to corporate conferences, transportation is key to making a lasting impression on your guests. That’s why we take shuttle planning seriously, ensuring that every aspect of your transportation needs is calculated and accounted for.

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9 Strategies for Cost-Effective Event Management in 2024

InEvent

There are many benefits to hosting an event, so even though they can be costly, they’re still worth it for many brands and organizations. However, if your goal is to minimize expenses to maximize your ROI, it’s worth exploring strategies for cost-effective event management. In this article, we’ll discuss some of the most cost-effective event … Post 9 Strategies for Cost-Effective Event Management in 2024 showed as first in InEvent.

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News for Professionals: Career Advice and Ideas

Convene by PCMA

Looking for ways to do your job better — or for the latest trends in the world of work? Here’s a roundup of career-related stories selected by the editors of Convene. RIP Office Bestie: Here’s the Upside to a Diminishing Need to Have a Friend at Work The sudden prolonged switch to remote work forced millions nationwide to quietly break up with their professional significant others.

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5 Fun Facts About Chesapeake, VA: How Well Do You Know Your City? | Redfin

Redfin

Chesapeake, VA, is more than just a city in Virginia – it’s a vibrant community with a rich history. From its picturesque landscapes, Chesapeake offers fun tidbits waiting to be discovered. In this Redfin article, we’ll take you through some interesting facts about Chesapeake that you’ll want to know. Interested in moving to Chesapeake?

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The Secret to Using A.I. Effectively: Persistence

MeetingsNet

While touted as a time-saver, generative A.I. requires some “collaboration” between the user and the technology to generate content that’s unique to the target audience. Most meeting planners have likely discovered the benefits of ChatGPT and other generative-A.I. applications for creating titles and descriptions for event sessions as well as for marketing and other communications aimed at attendees, exhibitors, sponsors, and others.

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How To Improve Security For Your Virtual Meetings?

InEvent

Virtual meetings are essential in the communication toolkit for businesses in today’s digital age. However, this convenience also comes with newer risks to one’s digital presence. Unsecured meetings can result in eavesdropping, disruptions, and stealing of confidential information discussed during a meeting. Secure virtual meetings are necessary and should be a conscious practice to ensure … Post How To Improve Security For Your Virtual Meetings?

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5 Ways to Move the Dial on Women’s Leadership in the Business Events Industry

Convene by PCMA

At Convening Leaders 2024, 800 people registered for the session “Unlocking Potential: Strategies for Advancing Women in Business Event Leadership Roles,” where Part One of the study was discussed. The full study is now available. (Whatever Media Group) The first part of the two-part global study of the “Advancing Women in Business Events Industry” report, released in January by the PCMA Foundation and Business Events Sydney (BESydney), revealed that although women make up 70 percent of the glob

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7 Fun Facts About Fort Worth, TX: How Well Do You Know Your City?

Redfin

Fort Worth, TX, is more than just a city in the Lone Star State. With its rich cowboy culture, thriving arts scene, and bustling downtown, Fort Worth offers a unique blend of history and modernity. From its legendary cattle drives to its world-class cultural institutions, Fort Worth offers a blend of old-world allure. Whether you’re settling into a new apartment in Fort Worth , searching for homes for sale , or want to know more about this city, this Redfin article will dive into some inte

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Top ten America’s favorite music festivals

Travel Daily Media

The post Top ten America’s favorite music festivals appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily Media. As the summer festival season approaches, music enthusiasts around the world are eager to attend the hottest music festivals. But which ones are truly worth the hype? A recent study conducted by kryptocasinos.com scored the top US festivals out of 100 based on their popularity across Google, Instagram, and TikTok, revealing a unique index score that names America’s favorite fe

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5 Key Metrics for Measuring Event Success

InEvent

In the dynamic world of event management, understanding and tracking the right event KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) and metrics is crucial for gauging success and making informed decisions for future events. This comprehensive guide will explore various essential event metrics, how to measure event success effectively, and how to utilize an event KPI dashboard to … Post 5 Key Metrics for Measuring Event Success showed as first in InEvent.

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