August, 2022

Stop Searching for the Pot of Gold. Start Celebrating the Rainbows.

The Abbi Agency

Last month The Abbi Agency once again had the honor of attending and sponsoring Northern Nevada Pride 2022 !

Episode 55: Community Building Tips with Krysta Eigelberger


In another dive into the brains of the techsytalk team, we’re chatting with Krysta Eigelberger who works with us to […]. The Event Hustler Show Uncategorized

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Artificial intelligence electrifies Lightning online booking for CTM

Travel Daily News

Personalized booking results shave more than a minute off each online booking

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How to Execute Events on a Reduced Team

Endless Events

In April, we talked about a recession on the horizon. As the horizon approaches, Will and Nick find that many event professionals are running on fumes. Today, the discussion is all about executing events on a reduced team. .

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.

Global Citizens: Why More Businesspeople Are Seeking Dual Passports and Citizenship

Business Traveler USA

Some call it global citizenship. Others speak of personal hedging or location fluidity. Whatever the term, it comes down to having the choice at any given moment between two or more “home” nations, often many thousands of miles from each other.

Advito and BCD M&E Create Emissions Calculator for Meeting Professionals

Smart Meetings

Are you trying to shrink your event’s carbon footprint? A new tool could help measure and prioritize sustainability efforts at meetings. Last week, BCD Travel introduced an emissions calculator designed specifically for the meetings industry. .

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Episode 54: Creating Meaningful Event Experiences with Phil Mershon, Director of Experiences at Social Media Examiner


In this special episode, we’ll chat with Phil Mershon about some of the most memorable event experiences he’s ever had, […]. The Event Hustler Show

How to Treat Event Speakers

Skift Meetings

Skift Take: Speakers are tired of being treated like babies and they do not want to have to promote their own sessions as that is the event planner’s job. They want respectful, timely communication and have only a few expectations that many planners seem to ignore.

Navigating How to Move Forward After the Dobbs Decision

Convene by PCMA

A group of association planners and executives and DMO and convention center representatives discuss the recent overturning of Roe v. Wade and how it will affect business events. Screengrab). On Aug.

45 Resident Event Ideas That Actually Work

Social Tables

Planning and hosting fun events is a wonderful way for property managers to connect with residents. In addition to brightening the atmosphere of resident life, events can show the property’s appreciation and improve communication between residents and building owners.

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 Leverage Destination Accessibility Efforts to Welcome All Attendees

Smart Meetings

When most attendees make travel plans, they consider things like hotel amenities, nearby restaurants and fun attractions. However, for the one out of every four Americans living with a disability, much more planning has to go into every aspect of a trip.

Meetings management platform TROOP to roll out travel booking capabilities through Spotnana integration

Travel Daily News

The development accelerates TROOP’s pivot to become an end-to-end solution for planning meetings and booking travel

Episode 53: A Macro Perspective On Event Industry Challenges From Miguel Neves Of SKIFT Meetings


From his seat as Editor-In-Chief at Skift Meetings, Miguel joins us to talk about some of the most pressing issues […]. The Event Hustler Show

What is the food service industry? All your questions answered

EHL Insights

From humble beginnings of guilds and roadside inns in the early middle ages over the first à la carte restaurant opening in France in the 18th century up until today’s multi-trillion dollar industry, food and beverage service industry has grown to become a major factor in shaping the world we live in.

Reports Point to Meetings Industry Recovery

Convene by PCMA

Corporate event marketers convened at CEMA Summit 2022 — the largest turnout in CEMA’s history — July 31-Aug. 2, at the JW Marriott in Nashville, Tennessee. Corporate events are leading the events industry recovery, according to research by Knowland. Two Dudes Photo).

Event Chatbots and the Community Model in 2022

Endless Events

Event chatbots are becoming increasingly common in the event industry. While chatbots are helpful when engaging communities during events, they can also be an excellent tool if you want to implement the community model and engage your attendees all year. .

TWT: Business Travel Rebounds, New Sustainability Tool for CVBs

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. AmEx Global Travel Financials Show Strong Business Travel Recovery.

How to Build a T&E Policy: Best Practices

Hotel Engine

In 2019, companies spent over $111.7 billion on business travel. Of course, the frequency of business travel has ebbed and flowed a bit since 2020 with the uncertainty of the pandemic, but one thing remains the same: Business travel expenses affect the bottom line.

Are you seeing NY, LA, Chicago as top markets in your Google Analytics?

Advanced Travel and Tourism

If you’re like most of our partners, you’ve seen a few odd markets jump to the top of your Google Analytics. We’ve seen DMAs (Designated Market Area) like Chicago, New York, and even LA skyrocket to the top.

Becoming a greener restaurant in just two steps

EHL Insights

Do you want to become an eco-responsible restaurant but don't know what measures to put in place without interfering with your work? This article gives some basic steps to follow for implementing a greener approach in your restaurant in an easy and logical way.

What’s at the Heart of ‘Zoom Fatigue’

Convene by PCMA

New research shows that the number of hours spent in virtual meetings isn’t the main cause of “Zoom fatigue.”

Low Fares, Reclinable Seating: What the JetBlue-Spirit Merger Could Mean for Travelers

Business Traveler USA

The latest merger is changing the course of the airline industry. Last week, Spirit Airlines ended a months-long merger battle, abandoning its original deal with rival low-cost carrier Frontier Holdings in favor of a $3.8 billion all-cash offer from JetBlue Airways.

How AI-driven Wi-Fi Can Make Your Events Better

Smart Meetings

Wi-Fi is big business. What was once a “good to have” has become a necessity for most working individuals. And as with anything so widespread, it comes with its host of problems.

How to Organize a Golf Tournament in 7 Steps

Social Tables

Golf tournaments are great for most ages, allow participants to spend time outdoors getting to know one another, often raise money, and so much more, making them one of the most fun sports-related events to plan.

Site Great Britain – Young Leaders Spotlight: Ellie Frowd??

Ulterior Events

An interview with Ellie Frowd, recently promoted to Event Manager at Ulterior Events.

TFWA unveils conference & workshop programme for TFWA World Exhibition & Conference 2022

Travel Daily News

TFWA World Conference will open with an address from TFWA President Erik Juul-Mortensen, followed by insightful conversations with some of the world’s leading figures in economics and branding

Greg O’Dell Steps Onto a Bigger Stage

Convene by PCMA

Greg O’Dell, at the time PCMA board chair, speaks at PCMA Educon 2019. O’Dell recently took on a new role as president of venue management at OVG360. Jacob Slaton Photography).

What Event Planners Need to Know About Monkeypox

Skift Meetings

Skift Take: The monkeypox outbreak is now a national health emergency. What does this mean to event planners? Lisa Skriloff Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings. Event Management covid monkeypox virus

Tahoe South Events Center to Usher in Next Stage for Meeting Profs

Smart Meetings

The summer of 2023 will herald a new era of meetings in South Lake Tahoe with the arrival of the over $100-million Tahoe South Events Center.

Department of Transportation Proposes New Rules on Flight Credits and Refunds

Business Traveler USA

If adopted, the new policies would define what constitutes a canceled flight and a ‘significant change’ in service. Southwest Airlines made headlines this week when it became the first airline to eliminate expiration dates for flight credits.

What The Great Resignation Means for the Events Industry

Endless Events

The great resignation has made waves across corporate America as people leave their jobs at unprecedented rates. Low pay, lack of opportunity for advancement, disrespect, and lack of flexibility are just a few reasons why employees leave, according to Pew Research.

Talent Attraction Spotlight: Greensboro, NC


As cities and regions across the country vie for talent , we are featuring economic development organizations implementing creative talent attraction marketing efforts as part of our Talent Attraction Spotlight blog series.

News for Professionals: Career Advice and Ideas

Convene by PCMA

We get it, you’re busy. So, the Convene editors have curated the latest tips and trends in the world of work for you. Take a look at what caught our eye this past week. Are You Too Responsible?

Hidden Event Fees Piling Up

Skift Meetings

Skift Take: With a surge of pent-up demand and the need for hotels and other venues to bring in revenue, hidden fees are finding their way onto many meeting ledgers and planners are furious. — Lisa Skriloff Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings. Event Management contracts hidden fees

New and Renovated: Downtown Destinations and Old-Fashioned Glamour

Smart Meetings

The Langham, Boston. Downtown’s The Langham, Boston has expanded its meeting and event spaces with the addition of the Wilson Ballroom and Promenade to the historic property. With 312 recently renovated guest rooms, the new spaces allow The Langham to accommodate up to 575 more event guests.