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How to measure the success of virtual and hybrid events—an interview with Hannes Putzig, Director of Strategic Solutions at the VOK DAMS event agency.

The MICE Blog

VOK DAMS is a great example of an event agency that has been successfully implementing virtual and hybrid event strategies for the past 18 months.

Event AV Costs: How To Get The Best Possible Deal

Endless Events

Oh, event AV costs. Just when event planners thought they had enough to think about, the question arises.

How to Write an AV RFP that Covers COVID-19 Variables

Smart Meetings

Up until 2019, your live event audiovisual Request for Proposal (RFP) was straightforward. There wasn’t a need to include a virtual platform ; unless it was a rare occasion with a one-off request to include a broadcast element.

The Dark Side of Contactless Check-in

Convene by PCMA

Contactless check-ins at hotels makes it easier for human trafficking to take place.

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.

Transform Your Experience

Fox World Travel

You Matter, So Tell Us How We Can Help. The role of a travel manager is one of the most diverse.

Partnering With Small Businesses To Create Wicked Awesome Virtual Experiences!

Endless Events

The year 2020 has established itself as the year of the pivot in the events industry. Since then, countless #EventIcons guests were brought on the podcast to talk about how they turned their in-person events into virtual ones and the importance of their community in these trying times.

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Human Connection Under the Microscope

Convene by PCMA

“Humans are hard-wired for sharing joy with one another,” says Jacques W. Martiquet, , aka “The Party Scientist.”. Jacques W.

Sustainabilty in hospitality: Putting construction issues first

EHL Insights

Hospitality firms are increasingly keen to jump on the sustainability bandwagon. However, too often they get lost in the complexity of the subject and limit their engagement to unimaginative solutions such as towel reuse in bathrooms.

Authentic Experiences 101: A Hot New Hotel and Restaurant in San Francisco

Smart Meetings

The research indicates experience tops destination. In other words, most meeting attendees would rather have a “wow” time somewhere memorable than another breakout room even if it’s at an upscale hotel or resort. But what if you can plan for both? To wit, the wow destination is San Francisco.

Travel Tech announce its fourth 2021 Virtual Conference

Travel Daily News

Travel Tech LATAM & SPAIN Second Edition, from September 13 to 17, 2021. The event will provide to professionals in Latam and Spain tourism trade with educational resources based on the latest technological trends

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

Remembering 9/11

Convene by PCMA

The Tribute in Light, two light beams shooting up four miles over New York City, memorialize those who died when the World Trade Center was attacked on Sept. 11, 2001. Jesse Mills/Unsplash).

Summer Is Over & COVID-19 Is Back: Now What?

Endless Events

After a hopeful summer, filled with festivals, industry events , and a whole lot of catching up, event planners and professionals find themselves in a pickle yet again.

Fall Travel Season: 10 Tips to be an Ethical Traveler

Solimar International

As more destinations continue to open up for tourism, it is time to redefine ethical travel. After a long, chaotic year and a half of uncertainty, travelers have started to go on vacations and plan trips to get out of their home offices and enjoy something new.

5 Benefits of Using a Native Mobile Event App

MeetingPlay

Do you know the difference between a web-based event application and a native mobile event app? Don’t they do the same thing? Not at all. A native app is one that you install directly onto your smartphone – like your favorite social apps!

5 New Marketing Strategies You Should Be Using

Advanced Travel and Tourism

COVID-19 has drastically changed how people travel — and it will be a good while before we return to “normal,” if ever. Although travelers are finally getting back out into the world and visiting new destinations, things have shifted.

12 Virtual Event Ideas You Can Try Today

Eventtia

Let’s face it, throughout the COVID-19 pandemic we have been forced to host and/or attend so many virtual events, but how many of those have been interesting and valuable? Event Marketing

Time's Running Out to Speak at Catersource + The Special Event!

Special Events

The Call for Speakers portal will be open until September 30th, 2021

Priority Pass Data Show Travel Momentum Is Gaining

Business Traveler USA

Airport lounge visits worldwide are on the rise, reflecting a growing momentum in the number of flights across the globe. According to data from Collinson’s Priority Pass, total lounge visits throughout the network are up by 46 percent for the first half of 2021 compared to the second half of 2020.

Industry Leaders See International Travel as the Key to Recovery

Travel Pulse

Leaders speaking on an ASTA panel point to international travel for the industry's recovery. Impacting Travel

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Hurricane Warnings Activate Marriott’s Global Security Team

Smart Meetings

When Hurricane Ida was headed for the East Coast, Marriott International’s Global Security Team swept into action, evacuating and securing properties in coordination with local emergency authorities based on plans that have been developed over years of experience with emergency situations—and updated as new realities arise.

7 Event Promotion Websites That Let You Reach New Audiences

Eventbrite

How does a smart event creator focus on the event promotion sites that will drive the most sales? These are the top event promotion sites you should be using. Resources and Tools Bandsintown Facebook Goldstar Google SEO Spotify

UK May Pull the Plug on Its Travel ‘Traffic Light’ System

Business Traveler USA

The government of the United Kingdom is set to revamp its current travel ‘traffic light’ system in favor of a more simplified approach.

Spain Reinstates Entry Restrictions for US Travelers

Travel Pulse

Spain becomes one of the latest European Union members to reinstitute COVID-19 vaccination, recovery and testing requirements for American tourists to enter its borders. Impacting Travel

Meeting Industry’s Biggest Event to Require Vaccinations

MeetingsNet

IMEX America adopts what its CEO calls “the unofficial gold standard” of in-person safe-event protocols for its November 8-11 show.

Catersource + The Special Event is Now On-Demand!

Special Events

The complete education lineup from the July 19-22 conference and tradeshow, held in Miami, FL, is now available for viewing on demand

American Airlines Ends Special Sick Leave for Unvaccinated Workers

Business Traveler USA

American Airlines has announced it will end company-provided COVID-19 sick leave for unvaccinated employees beginning Oct. In a memo to employees, the carrier said its “pandemic leave will only be offered to team members who are fully vaccinated and who provide their vaccination card.”

France Bans Nonessential Travel for Unvaccinated Americans

Travel Pulse

The country is the latest European nation to ban unvaccinated U.S. travelers. Impacting Travel

The Most Effective Employee Retention Strategies You’re Probably Not Doing

ITA Group

The Most Effective Employee Retention Strategies You’re Probably Not Doing. A new wave of hiring is here as pandemic restrictions fluctuate across the country and businesses ramp up production and services to meet rising demand.

Get Your Gala Submissions in Now!

Special Events

Deadline for submissions is December 31, 2021

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Hotel Check: The Langham Place, Fifth Avenue

Business Traveler USA

The Langham New York City took over where the Setai left off in 2013, with a Michelin-starred restaurant, a spa and terrace accommodations overlooking the icons of the Big Apple. WHERE IS IT? Location is in midtown within easy walking distance to the Empire State Building and Penn Station.

Denmark Bans Unvaccinated US Travelers After EU Alters Its Guidance

Travel Pulse

Denmark becomes the latest European nation to tighten restrictions on American travelers, following the European Union’s recision of the U.S. from its ‘safe’ travel list. Impacting Travel

Making Destination Websites ADA Compliant

DCI

Diversity is an underpinning of everything we do – or at least increasingly so – but as tourism professionals we need to take a holistic approach to diversity, and being ADA compliant is part of that. It’s more than skin deep.

Pension Bienvenue: A socially-driven CSR Student Business Project

EHL Insights

The Student Business Project (SBP ) is a much appreciated and anticipated module for final year EHL Bachelor students.

British Airways Concorde Rooms Reopen at JFK and Heathrow

Business Traveler USA

British Airways exclusive Concorde Rooms at both New York’s JFK and Heathrow Terminal 5 have reopened. Both of these facilities have been closed since March 2020.

More European Countries Re-Introduce Restrictions on US Travelers

Travel Pulse

American's vacation plans overseas are once again being impacted by COVID-19. Impacting Travel