May, 2024

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What One Thing? The Importance of Demanding Tools for International Conferences with Geoff Freeman

Smart Meetings

In this episode of the “What One Thing” podcast, JT Long, vice president and content director at Smart Meetings, sits down with Geoff Freeman, president and CEO of U.S. Travel, to discuss the crucial need for adequate tools to organize international conferences. They delve into why these conferences are vital for advancing economies, science, medicine and fostering global connections.

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How to Elevate Your Trade Show Booth Experience

ADMEI

How to Elevate Your Trade Show Booth Experience 08 May 2024 In the dynamic realm of event management, trade shows serve as pivotal hubs for engagement, networking, and brand representation. A well-designed exhibitor booth not only attracts attention but also fosters meaningful interactions, driving the success of a Destination Management Company (DMC) and its events.

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Team Spotlight: Andrew Held

Advanced Travel and Tourism

Our next team spotlight features account executive Andrew Held. While new to the industry, Andrew is no stranger to the world of Travel and Tourism. A lifelong adventurer, Andrew is proud to have explored every state east of the Mississippi, most of Western Europe, and a good chunk of the Caribbean and Central America. He even boasts of having lived in Bermuda for 4 years!

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Can sustainability itself serve as the reward for incentive travel qualifiers?

Pádraic Gilligan

Pádraic Gilligan, Managing Partner, SoolNua & Chief Marketing Officer, SITE In a recent session at IMEX Frankfurt, I had the privilege of participating in a panel discussion with fellow business events professionals Irina Graf (The MICE Blog), Gregory Baur (Zurich Convention Bureau) and Marvin Zemp (Luzern Convention Bureau). The focus of our session was on.

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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

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European tourism recovery continues into 2024, with travel expenditure expected to hit record numbers

ETC Corporate

Europe’s tourism industry is experiencing a robust recovery in the first months of 2024. Based on data from reporting destinations, foreign arrivals (+7.2%) and overnights (+6.5%) in the first quarter of the year surpassed 2019 figures. This continues the upward trend observed in 2023, which recorded foreign arrivals 1.2% below 2019 levels, and nights just 0.2% below.

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Cultural Awareness, Competence and Intelligence – Which Do You Have?

Motivation Excellence

When we speak about culture in a business setting, we are often referring to the general vibe of the company. It may be comprised of its goals, mission and vision statements, employee interactions and added non-cash company benefits, like charity days, and reward and recognition programs. Cultur al awareness, however, is a different topic altogether.

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3 Reasons to Hire an Accredited DMC

ADMEI

3 Reasons to Hire an Accredited DMC 15 May 2024 In the dynamic realm of event management, trade shows serve as pivotal hubs for engagement, networking, and brand representation. A well-designed exhibitor booth not only attracts attention but also fosters meaningful interactions, driving the success of a Destination Management Company (DMC) and its events.

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User-Generated Content: A Destination Marketer’s Secret Weapon

Advanced Travel and Tourism

Authenticity reigns supreme in today’s marketing landscape. The touchstone of that authenticity is user-generated content (UGC), and it has become an invaluable tool for destination and attraction marketers. Transcending the polished sheen of professional marketing, UGC offers real, relatable experiences that resonate deeply with potential visitors.

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Communicating what’s good about Business Events – Policy Forum at IMEX Frankfurt

Pádraic Gilligan

Pádraic Gilligan, Managing Partner, SoolNua & Chief Marketing Officer, SITE Business Events: a USD$1.6 trillion industry Last May the Events Industry Council published the latest iteration of its Global Economic Significance of Business Events and valued business events’ contribution to global GDP at USD$1.6 trillion. This figure, in fact, would rank business events as the.

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Green Venues in Denver and Austin_ Pioneering Sustainable Event Spaces

Traveler's Q

The top 10 keywords associated with the provided search results are: Red Rocks Amphitheater Sustainability Green Venues Colorado Convention Center Austin Convention Center Economic Impact Jobs Tourism Gross Sales Tax Revenues Hook: “Discover how Denver and Austin are leading the charge in sustainable event planning with venues that are as green as they are grand.” Sustainability in Event Spaces: Explore what makes a venue ‘green’ and why sustainability is key in today’s e

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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.

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Want Meetings with Year-Round Impact? Use These Strategies

MeetingsNet

To extend engagement and reinforce messaging, build a plan to connect with attendees before and after in-person events. Part one of our feature on pre- and post-event strategies for year-round impact Organizations set lofty goals for their in-person meetings: educating participants, building business relationships, enhancing brand visibility, recognizing excellence, boosting business momentum, and so on.

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Event Crisis Communication Templates Worth Copying

Smart Meetings

Are you ready for the next crisis to strike at your event? What plan do you have in place to communicate important messages to your attendees? Crisis communication is an essential, if often overlooked, element for all events. In fact, I believe it is so critical that I just took the time to complete a dual master’s degree in Emergency and Disaster Management & Homeland Security from American Military University on top of my certifications in Crisis and Disaster Management from American Milit

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Creating a memorable guest experience with personalization & storytelling

EHL Insights

In the world of hospitality, experiences play a crucial role in creating lasting memories for guests. While everyone may talk about the ideal guest experience, it's essential to recognize that not all experiences are created equal. What truly sets a guest experience apart and makes it unforgettable? Personalization is obviously key. Tailoring each interaction to the individual guest's preferences and needs can elevate a stay from ordinary to extraordinary and as a result, be highly memorable.

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Satellite Events: How Localized Gatherings Can Help Scale Your Event Strategy

Bizzaboo

You’ve mastered the art of event evolution — from in-person to virtual to hybrid (where in-person meets virtual). But have you added satellite events to your strategy? According to the inaugural Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Event Technology Platforms , there’s a noticeable shift in the event industry from large, travel-heavy conferences to smaller, localized events.

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The Tortured Event Planners Department

Convene by PCMA

A planner’s work is so varied, there is no shortage of song titles that strike a chord with their role. Beth Surmont, CMP-Fellow, FASAE, CAE Event planning is like a really good love song. There are nights with very little sleep, extreme highs and frustrating lows, and moments of awe. It leaves you in pain but somehow still satisfied at the same time.

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May 2nd – Green Venues in Denver and Austin_ Pioneering Sustainable Event Spaces

Traveler's Q

Outline The top three performing articles about Green Venues in Denver and Austin are: 4 Eco-Conscious Convention Centers for Your Next Green Meeting – This article highlights four eco-conscious convention centers, including the Austin Convention Center and Colorado Convention Center, which are leaders in sustainability initiatives and have impressive green credentials.

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AROYA Cruises signs MOU with MBC STUDIOS at Arabian Travel Market 2024

Travel Daily Media

The post AROYA Cruises signs MOU with MBC STUDIOS at Arabian Travel Market 2024 appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Brand TD. AROYA Cruises, the new Arabian cruise line from PIF-owned company Cruise Saudi, and MBC STUDIOS, a leading global production powerhouse, by MBC GROUP, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The MOU signing between the two Arabian entities took place at this year’s Arabian Travel Market (ATM) in Dubai, where AROYA Cruises is exhibiting for the first time, a

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Meeting of the Minds: The Role of AI in Event Planning

Smart Meetings

In this episode of Meeting of the Minds, Smart Meetings sits down with Janette Roush, Executive Vice President of Marketing and Digital for New York City Tourism & Conventions, and Sindhu Srivastava, CEO of We Crush Events and MeaningfulData, to explore the potential of AI in the events industry. From predictive models to large language models, they discuss how AI can revolutionize event planning, offer practical advice for planners looking to integrate AI into their workflow, and address im

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Hospitality Management Careers: Top 10 Positions within a Hotel

EHL Insights

If you love hotels, then you will be glad to hear that they offer many amazing career paths. There are many diverse positions within a hotel but in this article, we will cover 10 possible career paths that hotel lovers should consider. From concierge to reservation manager, you have many key roles, all of which are vital to ensuring hotel operations run smoothly.

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Cultivating Respect in Facilitation

Conferences that Work

Through attending decades of Vermont Town Meetings, I learned that effective facilitation requires respect. For over two hundred years, my little hometown of Marlboro, Vermont, met at least once a year for “town meeting” : a form of local government where every eligible resident can directly participate in town governance. At our main annual town meeting, we discussed and voted on published agendas that included the town and school budgets and many other articles.

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RIMS Enhances Security Measures for RISKWORLD in San Diego

Skift Meetings

Skift Take: Extra security precautions were put in place at this year’s RIMS RISKWORLD conference in San Diego after an active shooter situation shut down the final day of the 2023 conference in Atlanta.

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From Finland to the World: The Remote Working Culture of MeetingPackage

Meeting Package

Remote working has been at the heart of MeetingPackage since the very beginning. The MeetingPackage team consists of professionals from over 20 nationalities, many of whom live worldwide.

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WebBeds partners with TAT to unveil creative Bangkok destination videos at ATM

Travel Daily Media

The post WebBeds partners with TAT to unveil creative Bangkok destination videos at ATM appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Brand TD. This proactive initiative with the Tourism Authority of Thailand marks the company’s latest strategic collaboration to stimulate travel all across the Asia Pacific region. WebBeds, a global marketplace for the travel trade, has joined forces with the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) once again to create a series of attractive and inspiring destination mar

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Smart Moves in Reno, Paradise Coast and More

Smart Meetings

Todd Reichelt Todd Reichelt, JW Marriott St. Maarten Beach Resort & Spa Reichelt takes on the role of general manager at JW Marriott St. Maarten Beach Resort & Spa , Marriott’s first-ever international luxury hotel in Sint Maarten. He will oversee all operations and business strategy at the resort. He brings 52 years of experience, beginning in the hospitality industry as a dishwasher and moving through the roles of executive chef, food and beverage manager and finally general manager, a

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Top 20 Tech Conferences to Attend in 2024

InEvent

Tech conferences have become a staple today, offering vast networking opportunities, learning from industry experts, and staying abreast of the latest trends. There’s a very high chance you’d have heard about at least one of these events.

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5 Reasons I’m Grateful for My Clients After 40+ Years of Consulting

Conferences that Work

I got my first paid consulting job in 1983, solving IT problems for a lumber yard. I’ve been a consultant ever since. I’m so grateful to the hundreds of clients I’ve served over the last 40+ years. Here are five reasons why I’m grateful for my clients. 1—It’s always a people problem I was a technology nerd when I got that first gig.

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Convene’s Annual Salary Survey: Are You Earning as Much as Your Peers?

Convene by PCMA

Respondents to last year’s Salary Survey shared what they loved most about their jobs — recurring responses included no two days are ever the same, the work is challenging, the perks of travel, and the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues. What did they like least? The lack of consistency, constant issues to overcome, being on the road too much, and too many people, as one respondent said, “with their hands in the pot.

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Why putting people first is good for hospitality business

EHL Insights

In the hospitality industry, success lies in the ability to integrate strategic business practices with the unique demands of the sector. A people-centric approach should be at the heart of everything you do, both in terms of delighting your guests and attracting and retaining the best talent. However, all too often, the demands of running a business can get in the way.

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TAT hosts key ME travel professionals and media at exclusive dinner during ATM

Travel Daily Media

The post TAT hosts key ME travel professionals and media at exclusive dinner during ATM appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Brand TD. Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) hosts an Arabian Travel Market (ATM) Networking cocktails and dinner at CeLaVi Restaurant in the Address Sky View, Dubai. The event was attended by high-ranking officials from TAT, including Thapanee Kiatphaibool, TAT Governor; Siripakorn Cheawsamoot, TAT Deputy Governor for International Marketing (Europe, Africa, Middle

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CMP Spotlight: Get to Know Barbara Connell, CMP Fellow

Smart Meetings

Not only is Barbara Connell, CAE, CMP Fellow , the longest-tenured CMP to date; the president and CEO of Solutions by Connell is also first to have been designated as a CMP Fellow, as part of its inaugural class in 2022. With these impressive achievements, Connell has rich insight to share regarding the CMP and what it means to the industry. To her, event management is “a far-reaching, integrated field.

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Beyond Discounts: 7 Innovative Strategies To Build Event Sponsor Incentives 

Bizzaboo

In both good and bad economic times, the most strategic events teams are always trying to land new sponsors to increase event exposure and bolster their budgets. When teams strategize event sponsor incentives, offering discounts is one of the first ideas they consider. However, creative approaches to event sponsorship — like unique brand exposure opportunities, exclusive networking events, and co-creation projects — can make it easier to attract new sponsors, strengthening relationships and ensu

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Unlocking the Power of AI in Event Tech

Special Events

How artificial intelligence is revolutionizing the event experience

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Details Released on New Event-Sustainability Conference

MeetingsNet

Set for October 2-3, the Convene 4 Climate event will immediately follow PCMA’s Convening EMEA conference in Barcelona, but attendance will be limited to ensure small working groups. First introduced in early January, a new sustainability-strategies conference for the meetings and events industry that’s coming to Barcelona this October has a revised name and a new co-organizer.

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The 10 Best Places to Live in Arizona in 2024

Redfin

If you’re planning on moving to Arizona, add these cities to your list. Home to natural wonders, sunny weather, and a rapidly growing population, Arizona has it all. The state can generally be split into two sections: the cooler, mountainous region in the north; and the hot, dry desert region in the south. In the north lies the iconic Grand Canyon, providing endless panoramic views of mile-deep canyons.

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The Meetings Industry Association exhibits at IMEX for first time

Travel Daily Media

The post The Meetings Industry Association exhibits at IMEX for first time appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Brand TD. The Meetings Industry Association (mia) is exhibiting at IMEX Frankfurt for the first time in its history when it returns 14-16 May. The trade association will be using Europe’s largest trade show for the global business meetings and events sector to raise the profile of its AIM accreditation to international buyers and industry peers.