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Mitigating the Risks of Returning to In-Person Meetings

Viktor

The old saying goes, “The Only Constant in Life Is Change.” Heraclitus] That certainly has been true of late in the travel and hospitality industry. On a daily basis, we account for all types of uncertainty in the planning of all of our incentive travel programs, meetings and events.

Top 10 Reasons to Meet in Canada

Convene by PCMA

Are you ready to inspire connection? Start planning your next meeting with Destination Canada Business Events. With its wide-open spaces, diverse culture, vibrant cities and natural beauty, Canada is home to a variety of inspiring destinations for events of every kind.

Hybrid Events – 15 Mistakes to Avoid

Event Manager Blog

For many event planners, hybrid events are still a relatively new endeavor, one that brings the unfamiliar challenge of engaging two very different audiences at the same time. Here are 15 tips for avoiding the pitfalls that can easily occur.

Business travel continues slowed recovery while some companies consider new travel program approaches

Travel Daily News

Latest GBTA poll shows Delta variant continues to cloud business travel industry sentiment and recovery, with signs that corporate travel managers are working in news ways

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.

Meet Accelevents, The All-In-One Event Management Platform!

Endless Events

What better way to learn more about the exciting world of event technology than listening to an awesome product spotlight episode of the Event Tech Podcast?

The Hybrid Event Format Is Here to Stay, Survey Suggests

Convene by PCMA

One of the ways Encore has helped clients adapt to the hybrid meeting format is with its hybrid studios, which it set up for a PCMA Rocky Mountain Chapter event that took place at four physical locations, including the Hilton City Center in Denver.

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Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority promotes and hires staff

Travel Daily News

The new Tahoe South Events Center is scheduled to open in December 2022

Hybrid Event Production: Let’s Talk AV & Equipment!

Endless Events

Can you feel that, event planner? It’s the dawn of the hybrid event era! The virtual revolution paved the way to greater accessibility and inclusivity , so it goes without saying that virtual events are here to stay. Meanwhile, in-person events are making a comeback. So, which one will prevail?

DC’s ‘Connected Campus’ Extends Spaces for New Event Experiences

Convene by PCMA

DC’s Connected Campus initiative helps planners create non-traditional spaces to create events that expand their footprint outside the walls of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center (WEWCC). Consider the last business event you attended. What did you see? Conference rooms with four walls? Check.

World Tourism Day 2021: Tourism for Inclusive Growth

Solimar International

World Tourism Day is here! Communities in destinations around the world are finding ways to celebrate both virtually and in person. The 2021 theme chosen by the World Tourism Organization is “Tourism for Inclusive Growth”.

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

CEIR 2021 Second Quarter results: B2B exhibition industry Improved in Q2 2021

Travel Daily News

The CEIR Total Index, a measure of exhibition industry performance, improved from a decline of about 94% from 2019 in Q1 2021 to a decline of 79.1% from 2019 in Q2 2021

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Help Frame DEI Advances: Your Feedback About Hospitality Equity Sought

Smart Meetings

Events Industry Council (EIC) is looking for meeting professional feedback to develop a landmark Equity Acceleration Plan packed with tools, resources and recommendations to lead the challenge against discrimination and systemic racism in the events industry. The survey, which closes Oct.

How Event Storytelling is Being Reimagined Through Extended Reality

Convene by PCMA

Incorporating extended reality (xR) into events can help bring content alive in a more engaging, multidimensional way. Eelynn Tan, events producer for AUX Media Group , is standing in an abandoned amusement park.

G7 Members Commit to 7 Principles for Restoring International Travel

Travel Pulse

Global leaders at the G7 transport and health meeting agreed upon a set of key principles to fix current issues with international travel and future-proof the industry. Impacting Travel

7 Reasons Why Slovenia is one of the Leading Sustainable Tourism Destinations

Solimar International

Learn about sustainable tourism in Slovenia, Europe’s hidden gem. Here at Solimar, we pride ourselves on being experts in sustainable tourism. We’ve consulted with destinations on their tourism strategies all across the world, from distant Nepal to Timor-Leste to local West Virginia.

How to Choose the Right Event Tech Provider

MeetingPlay

Classics are classics for a reason. Sure, nothing can beat the joy of good catering, a handshake, free merchandise, or the excitement of a lanyard with your name on it. But event technology is pretty cool, too!

Banff’s Cool Off-Site Venues

Convene by PCMA

How can you go wrong with an event that starts with an eight-minute gondola ride? Reach the top of Sulphur Mountain and take in views of six mountain ranges. When it comes to Banff and Lake Louise expect the extraordinary, including off-site venues that will impress the guests attending your meeting.

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Why CMPs Matter More Than Ever

Smart Meetings

Editor’s Note: We asked Amy Calvert , CEO of Events Industry Council, to share her perspective on how meeting professionals are evolving to meet the needs of post-pandemic era events and why professional designations like CMPs are changing to support that shift.

COVID Variants Slow Pace of Business Travel Recovery

Business Traveler USA

The outlook for the return of business travel in general remains optimistic, but the COVID-19 delta variant continues to be a drag on recovery. This according to the September business travel sentiment tracking poll from the Global Business Travel Association.

Destination Success – the Factors and Actors

Solimar International

Destination success is often synonymized with its popularity and high visitor numbers. Places like Paris, New York, Rome, and Bangkok are destinations that rush to mind… but are they convincing examples of destination success?

Why Tampa Bay Is Hosting a Growing Number of Successful Meetings

Convene by PCMA

The JW Marriott Tampa Water Street is one of several new high-end hotels attracting meeting business in Tampa Bay. Groups arriving in Tampa Bay are discovering a meetings destination that keeps getting better.

Hawaii Facing Pressure to Increase COVID Testing for Travelers

Travel Pulse

State leaders reluctant to implement two-test policy. Impacting Travel

Effective Event Ticketing Strategy: How To Make Event Tickets

Eventtia

You’ve planned your perfect event: booked the best venue, prepared the best virtual event platform (if it’s a virtual event), booked the top world-class speakers for your conference, and so on

Park Hyatt Toronto Reopens

Business Traveler USA

The Park Hyatt Toronto has officially reopened following a restoration of its interiors. The hotel offers 219 rooms, including 40 suites, featuring a refreshed contemporary design, modern materials, soothing color schemes and nods Canadian heritage, art deco and literature.

Meetings Are a Breeze at the Ocean Center Daytona Beach

Convene by PCMA

The Ocean Center is just 400 feet from the world-famous Daytona Beach. The Ocean Center Daytona Beach occupies an ideal location for a successful meeting—in more ways than one.

4 Ways to Sell Tickets with Eventbrite + WordPress Events Plugin

Eventbrite

There are several great reasons to use the Eventbrite and Wordpress integration. Check out four of the biggest benefits of connecting your Eventbrite account to your Wordpress.com site. Product News and Tips Branding Event Websites Eventbrite Wordpress

3 Tips to Ensure Your Emcee Is Funny, not Foul

MeetingsNet

There’s no room for error in the present environment, so meeting planners have work to do in finding an event host who has the right touch. There’s no doubt that recent cultural shifts have inspired much-needed exploration of our use of language and brought about some positive corrections.

Delta Urges Other Airlines to Share ‘No-Fly’ Lists

Business Traveler USA

With a troubling number of incidents involving unruly passenger behavior aboard US airlines and at airports, carriers have banned hundreds of passengers since the start of the pandemic.

Business Events Recovery: It’s a Roller-Coaster Ride of Emotions

Convene by PCMA

In October 2020, Convene started checking in on respondents’ emotions in our Dashboard survey to get a sense of where planners and suppliers were in terms of the recovery. Two tell-tale feelings were hopefulness and anxiety about the future.

Senate Bill Proposes Vaccine, Testing Requirements for US Domestic Flights

Travel Pulse

A bill introduced to the U.S. Senate would require U.S. domestic air travelers to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination, recovery or recent negative testing to get on a plane. Impacting Travel

Supercharge Your Event Strategy: How to Use Eventbrite Boost for Marketing + 13 Tips to Get You Started

Eventbrite

To sell tickets, arm yourself with an event marketing strategy that effectively promotes your event, and reaches your target audience. Boost Product News and Tips Email Event Websites Influencers Pricing Retargeting Ads SEO Social Ads

KLM Winter Schedule Reinstates US Destinations

Business Traveler USA

After deciding to cut its winter flight schedule to the US, Dutch flag carrier KLM has announced it will reinstate service to Las Vegas and Miami from Amsterdam beginning Dec.

Four Ways Braindate Can Enhance Company Culture at Internal Events

Convene by PCMA

There’s more to the Braindate story. It can be used for increased employee engagement and retention, remote onboarding, creating internal mentorship opportunities, and collecting feedback.

Australia Announces Plan to Reopen International Travel

Travel Pulse

The first phase allows Australian citizens and permanent residents to travel abroad. Impacting Travel

Cosmopolitan Sold, MGM to Take Over Operations, in $5.65B Deal

Smart Meetings

New York private equity firm Blackstone Group announced yesterday it will be selling The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas in a $5.65 billion deal, with MGM Resorts International taking over hotel operations.