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Cashel Palace Hotel & Spa – new 5 star hotel for Ireland

Pádraic Gilligan

by Pádraic Gilligan, Chief Marketing Officer, SITE & Managing Partner, SoolNua Marketing Cashel – now a destination I have vivid memories of Cashel as a stop en route to Cork or Blarney when I worked in the late 80s as an Italian speaking tour guide.

It’s Time to Re-Evaluate Your Event Tech Stack

Endless Events

Like the software industry, the event management industry has tech stacks. An e vent tech stack consists of all the technology that helps an event run efficiently.

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What Happens When Women Lead

Convene by PCMA

Kerry Painter (from left), T. Taubie Motlhabane, Cynthia Serrano, and Kathleen Warden are four of more than a dozen leaders at convention centers interviewed for our series on female leadership.

How to Work With Unions in the Rush Back to Live Events

Skift Meetings

Skift Take: When union labor is a necessary part of your event, there is added complexity and cost. But there are basic ways to manage. In some cases, union labor can actually enhance the attendee experience. Julie Moline Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings.

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.

The Challenge of Safely Returning to In-person Corporate Events

Smart Meetings

It can be frustrating to try to keep up with all the latest Covid safety measures for the workplace. Many medical experts are warning now about another potential Covid surge , and restrictions that were recently lifted are being reconsidered.

Menu Trends Event Planners Need to Know

BCD Meetings & Events

Food fads come and go, but trends find their footing and evolve. How are corporate event planners hitting the sweet spot today? They’re designing event menus that are culturally relevant, creative, practical, and sustainable. Sounds like a lot of ground to cover in one menu? Not so!

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Mexico sun & fun destinations for your next winter escape

Fox World Travel

Looking to plan your next vacation to Mexico to escape the cold next winter? Unsure where to go with so many beautiful beach options? Here’s a breakdown of our Fox top 3 Mexico Sun & Fun destinations. Check them out!

Take a Dip in One of These #InstaWorthy Hotel Pools 

Smart Meetings

Amid a heat wave sweeping through Europe and the US, everyone is looking to cool-off in a swimming pool. Meeting attendees, who are often traveling to warm and humid climates, should make the most of the amenities a hotel has to offer.

6 Cost-Saving Tricks for Construction Companies in 2022

Hotel Engine

If you own or project manage a construction company, you already know just how costly construction projects can be. Research shows that a staggering 85% of all projects go over budget.

New Dallas Convention Center District to bridge communities & create new opportunities for entertainment, housing

Convene by PCMA

Next time you head to Dallas don’t be surprised if it’s even bigger than you recall – the city is getting a new Convention Center District! The updated 2.5-million-square-foot convention center will be located adjacent to the current Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas.

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

How to be successful on Instagram as a restaurant owner

EHL Insights

Instagram is an increasingly popular social network and an excellent communication channel with an emphasis on visual sharing. Here are some tips on how to get started as a restaurant owner and make the app work for you. Hospitality Industry Sales & Marketing Business Strategy

New and Renovated: Austin Exploration and Sunny Shores

Smart Meetings

Thompson Austin. Newly opened Thompson Austin is tailored to the needs of meetings and events professionals. It offers luxury accommodations in 212 guest rooms and 17 residences in the middle of Austin’s downtown entertainment district. Thompson Austin has more than 10,000 sq.

Hotel Engine More Than Doubles Bookings in First Half of 2022, Plans for Rapid International Expansion

Hotel Engine

Fastest-growing hotel booking platform for business sees significant increase in membership; focus on product enhancement and innovations drives new business.

Discover Dynamic Dining and Cultural Attractions Just Steps Away from the Tampa Convention Center

Convene by PCMA

At the waterfront Sparkman Wharf, attendees can enjoy live music, craft cocktails and exciting indoor/outdoor entertainment venues.

The Future of Business Travel: Supersonic Flights, Computerized Chauffeurs, and Beyond

Business Traveler USA

Thanks to new advances in artificial intelligence, the future of transportation will be increasingly automated and sustainable, per Euromonitor’s Future of Travel 2040 report.

Layoffs and Fresh Investments in Virtual Meeting Platforms Mark Next Stage in Streaming Evolution

Smart Meetings

A long-anticipated reckoning after the boom of investment in virtual meeting platforms during Covid and an aggressive return to in-person events has sent many streaming platform companies scrambling to position themselves in the best light for a possible looming merger and acquisition season.

27 Things to Do When You’re in Scottsdale on Business

Hotel Engine

Heading to Scottsdale, Arizona for a business trip? You’re about to visit the West’s Most Western Town. Since Winfield Scott started farming the town in 1888, Scottsdale has undergone a rich and varied growth. Today, this old ag city is a thriving business epicenter in Arizona.

Corporate Retreats: The Offsite is Back On

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The 500-acre Cedar Lakes Estate in upstate NewYork has seen a huge bump in inquiries for corporate retreats — 150 percent more inquiries than in 2019. “If If 2021 was the year of reemergence, 2022 is the year of reconnection,” said cofounder Lisa Karvellas.

Delta Orders 100 Boeing 737 Max 10s

Business Traveler USA

The deal is the first major aircraft purchase between Boeing and Delta in more than a decade. Delta Air Lines has announced an agreement to buy 100 Boeing 737 Max 10 aircraft in a deal worth up to $13.5 billion at list price.

TWT: American Airlines Is in the Money, Sonic ‘Boom’ at United

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. American Airlines Claims Return to Profitability.

According to WTTC and ETC, 1.2 million Travel & Tourism jobs across the EU will remain unfilled unless urgent action is taken

ETC Corporate

Travel agency segment forecasted to be worst hit by a 30% shortfall of workers The World Travel & Tourism Council ( WTTC) and the European Travel Commission (ETC) warn that the Travel & Tourism sector’s recovery could be put at serious risk if almost 1.2

PCMA Encourages Dialogue, Not Boycotts

Convene by PCMA

Over the years there have been numerous instances where decisions made by national and or local governments have conflicted with our personal values and individual human rights.

Canada Resumes Random COVID Testing for Vaccinated Travelers

Business Traveler USA

Testing was paused last month as the process moved to off-airport locations to relieve congestion. Health officials in Canada have restarted mandatory random COVID-19 testing for fully vaccinated travelers arriving by air.

Asia Is Opening Up to International Events—Slowly

Smart Meetings

Meeting professionals are starting to rebook events in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region, but continuing waves of Covid and cautious restrictions from some countries are resulting in a slow restart.

Climate Change and Tourism: How Destinations Are Responding to the Climate Crisis (Part 1)

Solimar International

Climate change is slowly becoming the subject of dinner table conversations in tourism destinations around the world – both for those who live in these destinations, and for those who visit them.

Event Planner Valerie Percival’s 80th Birthday Dazzles in Diamonds

Special Events

Inside the 80th birthday celebration of one veteran events industry professional

US Extends COVID-19 Public Emergency - What It Means for Travel

Travel Pulse

The country appears to be ready to move on. Impacting Travel

DIY Car and Train Booking App Could Ease Transportation Inflation 

Smart Meetings

Do you sometimes wish you could book the most reasonably priced rental car by clicking a few buttons on your phone?

The Top 55 Event Experience Leaders of 2022: Meet the Influencers


Event professionals are among the most innovative and forward-thinking folks in the world. Even among this talented community, some individuals stand out by consistently challenging the status quo and pushing the industry forward.

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The Special Event Trends Upward

Special Events

Top trends seen at The Special Event 2022

Business meetings, snorkel, scuba, dive and more! Maldives, the perfect backdrop for your MICE

Travel Daily Media

The post Business meetings, snorkel, scuba, dive and more! Maldives, the perfect backdrop for your MICE appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily.

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Pet-friendly Hotels for National Dog Month

Smart Meetings

There’s nothing better than coming home from work and your dog greeting you at the front door. But as life returns to normal, and travel begins to pick up again, so many people are having to leave their four-legged friends at home as they venture back into the outside world.

6 Tips to Creating an Immersive Virtual Event Experience


Immersive virtual event experiences keep your attendees engaged during your online event in new, innovative ways. Attendee drop-off and virtual fatigue are problems event planners need solutions for, and immersive event experiences for your virtual audience are one viable, and exciting, solution.

Americans Prioritizing Travel, Using More Vacation Days

Travel Pulse

More Americans are hitting the road this year. Impacting Travel

Mess Hall: The Medicine D.C. Makers Needed


“Find the pain point, and create the aspirin.” It was at an entrepreneurial conference that Al Goldberg — a longtime Washington, D.C. catering pro trying to branch out on his own — heard these words. He’d spent two full years trying to find a commercial kitchen, and had come up short.