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InFLUence is Contagious – It’s OK to Spread It!

Motivation Excellence

Nowadays, being an influencer is a bona fide job in the social media universe. But being influential doesn’t always have to involve selfies, shares and likes in the brick-and-mortar world. Great leaders know the difference between influence and authority, and between arrogance and celebrating their team. If you want to gain influence in any of your orbits, set your trajectory upward and bring others with you!

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What’s Wine Got to Do with It?

Smart Meetings

When you bring people together for a meeting or event, there is always a reason. You may want to educate, create raving fans, increase sales or network with colleagues and clients. Often, it’s a combination of these goals. For over 8,000 years wine has played a central role in fostering connection, business and culture. It can enhance almost any event, contributing to depth, delight and significance that are fundamental to almost every program we curate.

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Back in Abu Dhabi to visit the Abrahamic Family House

Pádraic Gilligan

by Pádraic Gilligan, Managing Partner, SoolNua & Chief Marketing Officer, SITE Returning to Abu Dhabi Returning to Abu Dhabi, I had the opportunity to visit the remarkable Abrahamic Family House, a testament to the city’s visionary development since my first visit in the early 2000s. Back then, the grand Sheikh Zayed Mosque was the primary.

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AI-Powered Events Transforming Summer Celebrations with Smart Technology

Traveler's Q

As summer approaches, event planners and corporate teams are gearing up for the season’s festivities, from vibrant corporate retreats to lively community gatherings. Integrating artificial intelligence (AI) into event planning is revolutionizing how these celebrations are conceived, planned, and executed. Once a distant concept, this technology has become indispensable for creating more efficient, engaging, and personalized events.

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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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The Business of Events: How DMCs Elevate Corporate Meetings and Incentive Travel

ADMEI

The Business of Events: How DMCs Elevate Corporate Meetings and Incentive Travel 12 June 2024 In today’s work culture, employees are looking for more than competitive pay. Flexible scheduling, remote work, generous benefits, and a healthy team culture and work-life balance all attract top talent to join a company — and stay for the long haul. Incentive travel remains one of the most alluring perks for corporate employees across a wide variety of industries.

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New and Renovated: Cool and Convenient

Smart Meetings

No need to sacrifice serenity for ideal destination access From vibrant green Florida to the Great Salt Lake to sunny California, new and renovated hotels offer up an enhanced experience and brilliantly refreshed meeting space. Thoughtfully designed spaces enhance a feel of serenity right in the middle of ideal locations where you’ll find easy access to each respective destination’s business hub.

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7 Big Ideas for Adding Wellness to Your Events

MeetingsNet

After introducing a “wellness menu” last fall, Caesars Entertainment walked the talk at its inaugural Global Wellness Summit. For organizations open to it, building wellness activities into an event agenda offers a variety of potential benefits. It can energize attendees for upcoming sessions, engage them in ways that make the event more memorable, introduce them to healthful stress-reduction practices, and build community around shared experiences.

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Understanding sustainability challenges in the Galapagos Islands

EHL Insights

Since 2020 , an interdisciplinary research team from EHL Hospitality Business School, the Catholic University in Quito, and the Charles Darwin Research Station at the Galapagos in Ecuador have been studying the challenges associated with tourism dynamics at the world-famous UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Galapagos Islands. This article summarizes the main findings of this collaboration: the carrying capacity of the islands, the sustainability transition of tourism, and the political challenges

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CMP Spotlight: Get to Know Allyson Gee, CMP Fellow

Smart Meetings

Growing up, Allyson Gee, CMP Fellow , told everyone she would be an artist one day. “Then,” she says, “I realized traditional art, like drawing or painting, wasn’t my gift.” Her gift, she would later discover, lay elsewhere. Fast forward to the present day, and you’ll find her working as event venue manager at Hines@Airbnb. “I may not have grown up to be a professional artist in a traditional sense,” Gee says, “but I can confidently say events are now my canvas and the details have the greatest

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Compelling reasons to book rooms with access to the Club InterContinental at InterContinental Bangkok

Travel Daily Media

The post Compelling reasons to book rooms with access to the Club InterContinental at InterContinental Bangkok appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily Media. Strategically located in the capital of Thailand, InterContinental Bangkok is one of the most luxurious hotels in Bangkok. Aside from a new design concept and five-star amenities, Club InterContinental at InterContinental Bangkok awaits travellers who book a Junior Suite or a Premium Club Lounge Access Room.

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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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Nine practical tips to letting go in a chaotic world

Conferences that Work

Recently, I’ve been practicing what Susan Pollak calls “letting go of whatever isn’t serving you right now” Perhaps your first thought is “That sounds nice” , quickly followed by a second thought along the lines of “Huh, easy to say, hard to do. OK, Adrian, how can I let go in this chaotic world?” I’ve no guarantees, but here are nine suggestions that almost always work for me. 1 — Notice what’s going on Yes, we need to shut up and list

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Portland’s Destination Appeal Beyond the Meeting Room

Skift Meetings

Skift Take: Meeting planners are often challenged to provide exceptional experiences on limited budgets. A city with ample leisure appeal, such as Portland, Oregon, can give people a compelling reason to attend. Add in sector-specific field trips and strong EDI credentials, and this “Silicon Forest” is a meeting destination on the rise.

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Caesars Demonstrates the Power of Wellness at Inaugural Global Wellness Summit

Smart Meetings

The $450 billion U.S. wellness industry (as measured by McKinsey & Company ) could help meeting professionals design events that are more effective, accommodating and memorable. To demonstrate the power of integrating elements to nurture body and mind into agendas, Caesars Entertainment pulled from its Wellness Menu of activities, F&B options and speakers to immerse a group of 100 meeting professionals and industry watchers in the possibilities over three days at Nobu Las Vegas in Caesar

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SEAHIS 2024 begins today at Hyatt Regency Bangkok Sukhumvit

Travel Daily Media

The post SEAHIS 2024 begins today at Hyatt Regency Bangkok Sukhumvit appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily Media. This is the 7th edition of the South East Asia Hotel Investors’ Summit (SEAHIS) 2024 which is being held from 10-11 June, 2024 at the Hyatt Regency Bangkok Sukhumvit. SEAHIS 2023, the 6th edition of the Summit, was held in Bangkok on 26-27th June at the Westin Grande Sukhumvit.

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NAACP, NCBMP Warn American Airlines of Possible Travel Advisory

MeetingsNet

After allegations of discrimination, the NAACP and the National Coalition of Black Meeting Professionals call on American to reinstate DEI council, create ombudsman role, and more. The National Coalition of Black Meeting Professionals, an organization advocating for equity in the hospitality industry, is speaking out in support of the NAACP’s call for American Airlines to respond to allegations of discrimination.

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Human-centric hospitality: The key to thriving in the industry

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 lie 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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News for Professionals: Career Advice and Ideas

Convene by PCMA

Looking for ways to do your job better — or for the latest trends in the world of work? Here’s a roundup of career-related stories selected by the editors of Convene. 9 Questions to Help You Figure Out Why You’re Burned Out The World Health Organization characterizes burnout in terms of three key dimensions: sustained feelings of exhaustion, feelings of personal inefficacy, and increased mental distance from one’s job.

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Al Laith Group wraps up successful 2023/2024 ME Events Season

Travel Daily Media

The post Al Laith Group wraps up successful 2023/2024 ME Events Season appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily Media. Al Laith Group, one of the Middle East’s leading providers of comprehensive temporary project solutions, has completed its key activities for the 2023/2024 winter events season, during which the company delivered more than 65 major projects and significantly expanded its footprint across the region.

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Risk and Reward: Meetings in Hurricane Season

MeetingsNet

Favorable hotel deals are appearing for event groups willing to gather in hurricane-prone areas in late 2024 and 2025. How does a “flexible cancellation clause” and 50-percent attrition allowance sound? Just as the 2024 hurricane season began on June 1, a few meetings-focused hotels in South Florida, both on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts, publicized promotions to the group market featuring especially favorable pricing and contract terms for meetings taking place between July and December of 2024

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We Are LGBTQIAS+

National Association For Catering ane Events

Over the years, many have met individuals who identified as LGBT. Over the years, better understanding and inclusion of diverse sexual identities and gender expressions have grown, and so has its acronym.

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Toward Healthier Juneteenths

Convene by PCMA

Juneteenth events honoring Black heritage — in museums, parks, neighborhoods, and backyards — are part of the summer celebration time across the United States. In the three years since Juneteenth (June 19) officially became a national holiday, the number of events celebrating what some have called America’s second Independence Day have surged. There’s no official count, but jubilant music, food, and art-filled Juneteenth events honoring Black heritage are proliferating across the United States i

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Sexual harassment prevention in hospitality: An integrative framewwork

EHL Insights

The hospitality and tourism industry significantly contributes to the global economy. In 2022, the direct contribution of travel and tourism to the global Gross Domestic Product (GDP) was approximately USD 7.7 trillion, representing a 7.6% share of the global economy, marking an increase of 22% from 2021 and a recovery nearing pre-pandemic levels ( World Travel & Tourism Council, 2023 ).

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MarketHub Americas by HBX Group celebrates inaugural day: Gen Z impact, full recovery and top destinations in US and LATAM

Travel Daily Media

The post MarketHub Americas by HBX Group celebrates inaugural day: Gen Z impact, full recovery and top destinations in US and LATAM appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily Media. Carlos Muñoz HBX Group shared key insights into current travel trends and market growth during its inaugural day of the MarketHub Americas by HBX Group, celebrated this week in Las Vegas with the title “New Frontiers” Key highlights included insights from top HBX Group executives and industry

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What is Louisville, KY Known For? 10 Things to Love About This City

Redfin

Louisville, KY is a city that exudes a charm and character all its own. From its rich history to world-renowned bourbon distilleries, Louisville is a city that captivates both residents and visitors. But what truly sets this city apart are the unique attributes that lie beneath the surface, waiting to be uncovered. As we delve into the heart of Louisville, we will uncover the hidden gems and distinctive qualities that Louisville is known for.

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Addressing Carbon-Intensive Air Travel in the Events Industry

Convene by PCMA

Participants in a PCMA Executive Leadership Summit at Convening Leaders 2024 were invited to workshop solutions to challenges facing the events industry, including air travel’s contribution to global CO2 emmissions. I wish we would. I wonder if we could. I worry we won’t. These were the three constructs used by 100 C-suite executives and event team leaders to navigate seven disruption scenarios during “Future-Proofing the Events Industry,” a PCMA Executive Leadership Summit.

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How the MPI Foundation celebrates, spreads the power of good

MPI

Kevin Kirby, executive director of the MPI Foundation, shares WEC Louisville successes (raising $180,000!) and teases what’s to come during the remainder of the group’s 40th anniversary celebrations this year.

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My Solimar Internship Experience: Supporting the Liberia Project

Solimar International

Why did I Choose to Intern with Solimar International? Remote Internship with Solimar International. Photo: Jess Loiterton from Pexels. As a recent graduate of the European Masters in Tourism Management program , a joint program with three universities in Denmark, Slovenia, and Spain. I was looking for an opportunity where my interests in sustainable tourism and social media marketing could be met.

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The 10 Best Places to Live in Texas in 2024

Redfin

If you’re planning on moving to Texas, add these cities to your list. Texas is big. Big landscapes, big cities, and big personalities define the southern state, along with a southern culture that values progress and tradition. This unique combination has helped create sprawling cities full of bright lights and innovation adjacent to vast prairies where ranchers have farmed for generations.

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Food, Culture, Nature, Events — Why Cleveland Is a Perennial Group Favorite

Convene by PCMA

However and whenever visitors explore Cuyahoga Valley National Park, they’ll find amazing nature scenes. It doesn’t matter when groups head to “The Land,” there’s always something to do in Cleveland. As soon as eventgoers land at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, for example, local cuisine awaits. Cleveland native and celebrity chef Michael Symon has filled his airport-only concept Bar Symon with regional favorites, like potato and cheese pierogi with kielbasa, griddled onions, and mustar

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Philippines to host the 1st ever UN Tourism Gastronomy Forum

Travel Daily Media

The post Philippines to host the 1st ever UN Tourism Gastronomy Forum appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily Media. With the rising popularity of travel shows and travel vlogging, not to mention the regular sharing of videos and photos on social media, it only takes an internet connection for anyone to see various sights and tourist attractions all over the world.

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Ismael Monroig, JR. Joins PRA as Southeast Regional Vice President

PRA

PRA Welcomes Ismael Monroig, Jr. as Southeast Regional Vice President CHICAGO, June 10, 2024 – PRA , a leader in the Business Events industry, is pleased to welcome Ismael Monroig Jr. as Regional Vice President, leading the Southeast teams in the Orlando and South Florida markets. Monroig will focus on strategic planning and implementation, revenue generation, developing client relationships and team leadership.

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What is Louisiana Known For? Discover Louisiana’s Famous Facts, Foods, and Landmarks

Redfin

A true representation of the Pelican State, Louisiana is home to lively cities, serene bayous, historic plantations, and rich cultural traditions. Whether you’re a lifelong Louisianan or considering relocating to the state, you may be wondering: what is Louisiana known for? From hidden gems to iconic landmarks, and delectable cuisines, Louisiana has a lot to offer.

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5 Data Points to Attract and Retain Exhibitors and Attendees

Convene by PCMA

Sam Lippman of Lippman Connects presented his annual “5 Points in 5 Minutes” at the Exhibition and Convention Executives Forum (ECEF) in Washington, D.C. (Photo courtesy of Lippman Connects) A hallmark of the annual one-day Exhibition and Convention Executives Forum (ECEF), produced by Lippman Connects, is that it runs like a finely tuned Swiss watch.

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5 Key Event Security Requirements in 2024

InEvent

Whatever the event you’re planning, event security should be of primary concern. While only some events necessitate security, you may be surprised to learn of the diverse and essential roles even a minimal security presence can play. Once you’ve identified your need for security—which this article will help you to do—you’ll need to calculate your … Post 5 Key Event Security Requirements in 2024 showed as first in InEvent.

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Put on Spectacular Drone Light Shows During Corporate Events and Incentive Trips

Gavel International

Reading Time: 6 minutes Light shows have dazzled and captivated audiences for centuries. Drone shows, unlike fireworks or laser light shows, are not only safer and less messy but are also eco-friendly. This high-technology alternative allows precise control and versatility and is growing in popularity. Recognizing the benefits that drones offer, a growing number of organizations are putting on spectacular light shows during corporate events and incentive trips.