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Engamio at techsytalk Virtual Showcase (October 27, 2021)

Techsytalk

Every planner is asking the same thing – “What’s the best virtual platform out there”? Even after 18+ months of innovation, tech is constantly changing… Business Event Planning Event Technology Technology

Making The World A Better Place: Creating Advocates, Not Adversaries

Endless Events

Have you ever thought about how we could make the world a better place? Since the events industry is all about bringing people together and nurturing communities, that’s kind of what event professionals indirectly try to do.

Net Zero Carbon Events Pledge Launches With Broad Industry Support

Convene by PCMA

Kai Hattendorf, speaks Nov. 10 during a COP26 session where the event industry’s Net Zero Carbon Events Pledge was introduced. Binit Bharadia/UK Government). With the launch of the Net Zero Carbon Events Pledge on Nov.

Meetings Mean Business and U.S. Travel Officially Join Forces

Smart Meetings

Meeting Means Business Coalition (MMBC) will fully integrate under U.S. Travel Association , after having close ties in meeting production over the years.

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.

Hublio at techsytalk Virtual Showcase (October 27, 2021)

Techsytalk

Every planner is asking the same thing – “What’s the best virtual platform out there”? Even after 18+ months of innovation, tech is constantly changing… Business Event Planning Event Technology Technology

The Glorious Evolution Of SXSW With Scott Wilcox!

Endless Events

New week, new guest, new host! EventIcons is back with a very special episode! Recorded at Event Tech Live, Will had a great conversation about the evolution of SXSW with none other than their former Chief Innovation Officer, Scott Wilcox. Today, Scott has a new consulting venture, Here and Tomorrow.

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Groups360 announces over a million guest rooms on GroupSync for instant group booking

Travel Daily News

Event organizers can now access 1,020,800 group guest rooms across 6,500 hotel properties worldwide

How city hotels are reinventing their business models to stay competitive

EHL Insights

City hotels are far from dead. They are just having to reinvent their offer to include more innovative and community-inspired ventures, activities and products to address the changing needs of their clientele. Hospitality Industry Hotel Management

Before You Sign That Contract: 5 Hotel Contract Tips For Novice Planners

Endless Events

Event planners and event managers have all been through a steep learning curve to master the art of creating successful event experiences. From managing event timelines to event budgeting, event profs have a lot on their plates.

Will the Hybrid Workplace Elevate Employee Meetings?

Convene by PCMA

Business at etc.venues’ New York hybrid work spaces, including the one at 360 Madison Avenue (above), has been picking up recently, a sign that demand for meeting space is rebounding. Photos courtesy etc.venues).

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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

Lisbon Tourism Summit is back, to debate tourism and the digital transition

Travel Daily News

The event fully dedicated to the Tourism industry takes place between 16 and 18 November, in a hybrid format and free entry, bringing together national and international players to talk about post-pandemic recovery trends in the sector

Will a Net Zero Pledge Really Change the Business of Events?

Event Manager Blog

With recent sustainability initiatives in the event sector, including the signing of the Net Zero Carbon Events Pledge at COP26 and others joining The Race to Zero, is the industry narrative towards the climate crisis changing, and will net zero be enough?

Ravish: Sammies Rules!

Smart Meetings

In Australia, they’re known with affection as a sammo or sango; in England, as a sarnie. We call them sammies. However it’s referred to, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts: bread, top and bottom, stuff in between.

Making Conference Swag Sustainable

Convene by PCMA

At a Women in CleanTech & Sustainability event, Ethical Swag’s bamboo cutlery in branded pouches made of recycled materials were coveted items.

UFI signs pledge for “Net Zero Carbon Events”

Travel Daily News

The pledge commits organisations to achieve “net zero” by 2050, at the latest, and halve greenhouse gas emissions by 2030

9 Tips for Designing Virtual Events

Event Manager Blog

Designing a virtual event that keeps the audience from multitasking — or worse yet, logging off — takes careful forethought. In this article, experts share their top virtual event tips, such as avoiding static presentations and making attendees part of the action.

Southern Tanzania is one of Africa’s Best Travel Secrets

Solimar International

Less than 1% of travelers to Tanzania venture to the country’s south… find out why skipping a visit to Southern Tanzania is a huge mistake. Despite its bountiful national parks, game reserves, and beautiful beaches, few visit Soutthern Tanzania.

New York Times Climate Hub Plants Big Ideas Beneath the Trees

Convene by PCMA

Stephen Dunbar-Johnson, president, international of The New York Times Company, speaks at the NYT Climate Hub, which took place concurrently with COP26 both online and in Glasgow. Craig Gibson for The New York Times).

US Travel Industry’s Rebound Is Outpacing Global Recovery

Business Traveler USA

Travel and tourism in the US is on pace for a year-over-year growth of 35.6 percent in 2021, beating the recovery of the overall global tourism sector this year. Next year, US travel and tourism is expected to fare even better, growing by another 28.4 percent, exceeding pre-pandemic levels.

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6 Secrets to Virtual Meeting Success

MeetingPlay

Virtual meetings and hybrid events bring your audience together on one platform to discuss, network, and learn about new products, enhancements, or tools in a given field. The event tech chosen is any kind of technology deployed to facilitate the running of an event to enhance its chances of success.

Solimar International Committed to a Decade of Tourism Climate Action

Solimar International

Solimar International is proud to be a signatory of the Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action in Tourism. The world’s dependence on fossil fuels, unsustainable land use, and wasteful consumption patterns drive climate change, pollution and biodiversity loss.

The Four Roles of an Effective Team Building Facilitator

Best Corporate Events

An impactful and memorable team building event starts with effective facilitation. Having an experienced, engaging facilitator is vital to creating an experience that teaches leadership, communication, and problem-solving skills to participants while also being fun and engaging.

Using a Travel Advisor Is a Growing Trend for Holiday Season and Beyond

Travel Pulse

Leading host agency InteleTravel has just released the results of its first consumer sentiment study, identifying 2021’s holiday travel trends and key indicators for 2022. Impacting Travel

Priority Pass to Double Ready 2 Order Locations

Business Traveler USA

Priority Pass is planning to double the number of airport lounges which feature its Ready 2 Order food and beverage technology. The service allows guests to order food and beverages from their mobile phones by scanning a QR code or tapping an NFC-enabled device on signage within the lounge.

Why Wedding Planning is So Stressful — and How to Reduce it for Clients

Special Events

When you consider the fast-paced experience of wedding planning added on top of their everyday stressors, it can become a headache quickly if left unchecked. But let’s be real: Your clients deserve to enjoy their engagement without the pressures of planning.

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Curating Convenience With QR Codes

FICP

With the topic of sustainable events and environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) being at the forefront for many companies, meeting professionals need to remain ready to pivot and

10 Thanksgiving Charity Event Ideas

Eventbrite

Give back — and give thanks — with your event this holiday season with these 10 tips. Charity Event Planning & Promotion Holidays Event Insights Thanksgiving Events

Meeting Professionals Are Upbeat About 2022

Business Traveler USA

Meeting planning professionals are projecting favorable business conditions over the next year, with the majority (79 percent) overwhelming optimistic, according to the Fall 2021 Meetings Outlook from Meeting Professionals International.

4 Takeaways from GBTA’s 2022 Business-Travel Forecast

MeetingsNet

Guest-room availability, labor markets, and costs are the major factors that will affect individual and group business travel over the next year. Opening day of the Global Business Travel Association’s annual meeting in Orlando last week saw the release of the GBTA/CTW 2022 Business-Travel Forecast.

Registration is Now Open for Catersource + The Special Event!

Special Events

The Special Event will be held May 2-5, 2022 in Anaheim, CA

Think Tank: 6 Trends Leading Transformation in Latin America

Convene by PCMA

Leaders of the business events industry in Latin America framed the trends leading the transformation in the region during the first PCMA Think Tank, during their participation in Fiexpo (one of the most recognized business events fairs in the region).

Hotel Check: Sofitel Rabat Jardins Les Roses Rabat, Morocco

Business Traveler USA

WHERE IS IT? Only 20 minutes from the airport and across from Hilton Park and the royal palace, this hotel is one of the city’s most celebrated. It is a short drive from the medina’s major touristic sights and close to a popular city park.

The importance of the Service Profit Chain

EHL Insights

The Service Profit Chain establishes relationships between profitability, customer loyalty, and employee satisfaction, loyalty, and productivity.

Mexico Establishing Tourist Security Battalion in Quintana Roo

Travel Pulse

The move will see nearly 1,450 National Guard troops deployed to places like Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Tulum by December 1. Impacting Travel

Using Facebook Groups to Book More Couples

Special Events

Facebook offers a number of features to support small businesses, but there’s one that stands out from the rest: Facebook Groups. Since they are free to participate, Groups provide the strongest return on investment by positioning you as a professional in the center of your target audience.