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Everything You Need To Know To Create Your Event Timeline

Endless Events

So, you want to plan an event. If your head is spinning, don’t worry: it’s all completely normal. Take the event planning process one step at a time. How about you start with creating an event timeline?

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How This Planner Repurposed an Event to Benefit Essential Workers

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When planner Sondra Lynnette Williams suggested “COVID essential heroes” enjoy the dinner and an overnight stay at The Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City that attendees of her canceled event would have used, the hotel gave her idea a “very enthusiastic” thumbs-up. Courtesy Ritz-Carlton).

Smart Woman Summit Celebrates Transformation

Smart Meetings

The act of honoring winners of the Smart Women in Meetings Award is a celebration of the resiliency of meeting professionals everywhere.

The Évora Forum – A World for Travel takes the lead in sustainable actions for the travel industry

Travel Daily News

The teams at A World for Travel and the Resilience Council developed a baseline of where the travel industry currently is in terms of sustainable actions and goals

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 Nitty-Gritty Of Virtual Event Production With Socio!

Endless Events

There is only one thing that seems to be certain in these trying times in the events industry: virtual events are here to stay , no matter the state of the pandemic and our personal preferences. And that’s why it’s time to talk about virtual event production -again.

Michelle Mason Comes Full Circle

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Michelle Mason, now president and CEO for ASAE, attends the PCMA Visionary Awards in August. Mason is the latest industry trailblazer to be honored as a PCMA Groundbreaker. Eddie Arrossi/EA Photo).

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Puerto Rico announced as Host Destination for Connect Marketplace 2022

Travel Daily News

The May 2022 event on the Island will bring together 2,000 tourism and hospitality professionals

Europeans remain upbeat about travelling, despite Delta variant

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Almost 70% of all surveyed Europeans plan to travel by the end of January 2022. Of those with short-term travel plans, over half favour visiting another European country and 35% plan to travel domestically.

As COVID Cases Continue to Rise, How Are You Responding?

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When we last checked in with you for the COVID-19 Business Events Recovery Dashboard, it was mid-August. Since then, the numbers — as you are no doubt more than aware of — have not gone in the right direction. The number of new cases reported in the U.S. on Aug. 15 was 43,818. That number on Sept.

Road to IMEX: Details Released

Smart Meetings

Editor’s Note: This is part of a monthly series on the planning process for producing IMEX America , the 10th anniversary of the landmark industry gathering scheduled for Nov. 9-11 at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.

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 Predict 2021 takes deep dive into state of the industry and beyond

Travel Daily News

Conference offered valuable forecasts and insights to top executives

Team Spotlight: Will

Advanced Travel and Tourism

Next up for our team spotlight is Account Executive Will Crockett!

Got Empathy? Visit Oakland’s New CEO on the Rewards of Listening to Employees

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“A lot of people are resigning from their jobs, because … they were being beat up during the shutdown, and they did not feel appreciated,” said Visit Oakland CEO Peter Gamez. “We need to go back and start telling our staff: ‘Thank you.

Study Finds Grocery Shopping Riskier Than In-person Meetings

Smart Meetings

When did you last go grocery shopping? Do you remember passing all those people, in that uncontrolled environment, coming from and going to places of which you have no inkling?

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(Safe) comeback of the MICE/event industry

Travel Daily News

Upcoming mega events like the Expo Dubai or the World Travel Market in London, give proof that the global meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions or MICE industry celebrates a cautious comeback.

How to Make Networking in a Virtual Setting Actually Engaging


From inboxes and Slack channels to texts and DMs, it can feel like we’re in nearly constant communication with co-workers and colleagues. So many messages, so little time. Have you ever felt drained from simply responding all day, and realized you haven’t gotten that much work done?

The Future of Events is Phygital and Onmnichannel

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Phygital events — those with both live, in-person and online components — are part of the business events industry’s present and future.

Navigating Comfort Levels: Third-party Planning in an Age in Flux

Smart Meetings

Mike May said he long believed 50 percent of the meeting planner’s work is expected, the other half unexpected. Last year made him think differently. Mike May. Now it’s 80 percent unexpected and 20 percent expected,” he continued.

Wildlife Conservation & Tourism Best Practices

Solimar International

Did you know that August 12th was World Elephant Day? An entire day has been dedicated to the Earth’s largest land mammals to celebrate them and advocate for continued wildlife conservation. Why focus on elephants for wildlife conservation?

Oneworld Airlines Pledge Use of Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Business Traveler USA

The 14 member airlines of the Oneworld Alliance have pledged their support for the ambition statement of World Economic Forum Clean Skies for Tomorrow Coalition to commit to a 10 percent use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) by 2030.

How the Great Resignation is Impacting Business Events

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More than 40 percent of U.S. workers are actively searching for a new job now or plan to soon, results from SHRM’s new survey report on the Great Resignation show.

Smart Moves in Lake Geneva, Cancun and More

Smart Meetings

Jenna Darcy. Darcy is director of marketing and communications for Grand Geneva Resort & Spa in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Before Grand Geneva, Darcy spent six years with White Lodging Services in Merrillville, Indiana, where she was corporate senior marketing manager.

How to Promote Your Event on Social Media in 2021


Event marketing, simply put, is about letting people know about the existence of the event you’re hosting, and convincing them so they’ll join the event. Event Marketing

Use These US Holiday Insights to Prepare Your Marketing Strategies


2021 Showing Strong Holiday Travel Searches and Bookings. Good news for travel marketers, 2021 travel planning has returned to a similar pattern as 2019. Despite the various uncertainties in the world, Americans’ appetite for travel has not diminished, and in fact, continues to grow.

As Economy Reopens, Groups360 Focuses on Renewed Messaging

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With event planners eager to get back to servicing and attending events, Groups360 is powered by a primary message: “The switch is on.” Photo Courtesy: Groups360.

Lessons from Dubai’s Massive, Rescheduled 2020 World Expo

Smart Meetings

How would you start planning for a once-every-five-year global celebration that brings millions of people and lasts six months?

How to Promote Your Event When You Don't Have a Large Audience


Promoting your event can be a daunting task. You need to target the right audience, drive registrations, increase your reach, and ultimately turn your event into a successful one. But how do you do this if it’s your first event, you don’t have a large audience, or your brand isn’t established yet?

US Eases Restrictions on International Travelers

Business Traveler USA

The US has announced that it is easing restrictions on inbound international travel for visitors who can provide proof of vaccination. The new rules are set to go into effect in November, although no exact date has yet been announced.

28% of corporates switch TMCs during pandemic

Travel Daily News

European corporate travel buyers play musical chairs with TMC contracts as over one-quarter switch providers during Covid. 28% of European travel managers have switched TMCs in the last 12 months. 36% plan to switch by summer 2022

36 Ways to Bolster Your Covid Contingency Plan

Smart Meetings

You planned a spectacular event. The venue was perfect and the speakers top-notch. No wonder registrations soared off the charts. Then along came Delta. Now, companies are taking a harder line on travel. Speakers want to present remotely, and attendees and sponsors are starting to drop off.

New On-Site Covid Test Available for Business Events


Specially trained dogs are the next line of defense to keep events Covid-free.

Boeing Sees Global Air Travel at Pre-Pandemic Levels by 2024

Business Traveler USA

Global aviation will return to its pre-pandemic levels by 2024, according to Boeing’s annual long-term demand forecast. The aircraft manufacturer predicts demand for domestic air travel will lead the recovery in 2022, followed by a rebound in intra-regional markets by 2023.

US Reentry Gets Tougher for Unvaccinated Travelers Under New Policy

Travel Pulse

With the government planning a new system for foreign travel to the U.S., Americans returning home will soon face different entry requirements according to their vaccination status. Impacting Travel

Making Meaningful Reconnections Post-Covid

Smart Meetings

After 18 months of social distancing and remote meetings, teams are eager for opportunities to reconnect in meaningful ways. The bonds created through face-to-face experiences foster teamwork, build trust and cultivate a level of authenticity that cannot be replicated online.

September 2021 NewsNet


Did You Know? Did you know that today, September 23, is International Day of Sign Languages? According to the World Federation of the Deaf, there are roughly 72 million deaf people around the