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 !

Small but mighty: incentive destination Interlaken, Switzerland   

The MICE Blog

The Swiss resort Interlaken is a prime destination for congresses, exhibitions, meetings and of course, incentive travel.

Do U.S. incentive planners care enough about sustainability?

Pádraic Gilligan

Padraic Gilligan, Chief Marketing Officer, SITE & SITE Foundation Divided by a common language When I reflect on the content of some recent conferences, webinars and podcasts, I’m reminded of George Bernard Shaw’s much quoted comment about the US and Great Britain being “two countries divided by a common language”.

Episode 51: Engaging Virtual Events with John Chen

Techsytalk

Can virtual events actually be engaging? What about the power of virtual to be BETTER than in-person? While John and […]. The Event Hustler Show

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.

Seven Fun Activities for Bringing Teams Back Together Post-COVID

Best Corporate Events

As vaccination rates rise and COVID cases fall , live business events and meetings are coming back in a big way.

Event Marketing on TikTok: 8 Must-Try Ideas

Social Tables

Event promotion and social media have always been a match made in heaven. Event marketing on TikTok is no different. From event ticket sales to drumming up new event clients, event professionals can take advantage of this creative and far-reaching platform to capture the right audiences.

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Will Metaverse Change the Future of Travel?

Business Traveler USA

Metaverse travel is the next big thing to hit the travel industry , even if we aren’t there yet. Like space tourism , if you build the idea, the fans will follow. However, unlike taking travelers to some distant space ship for an overnight bunking amid the stars, the metaverse is already here.

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Learning Firsthand How to Make Events Accessible

Convene by PCMA

Marketing and accessibility specialist Meryl Evans (right) speaks to a Convening Leaders 2022 audience about making events more inclusive and inviting for attendees with disabilities. Jacob Slaton Photography). Beki Winchel.

How to Winterize a House: 10 Steps for Preparing Your Home for Winter

Redfin

Winter is approaching, and that means cold days, dark evenings, snow flurries, and staying cozy in your home. But the winter months can wreak havoc on your house. Gusting winds can batter your beautiful plants. A snow or winter ice storm can put stress on your roof.

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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All You Need to Know to Retain, Engage, and Energize Your Workforce

The Great Resignation and tight labor market make recruitment challenging and retention crucial. This eBook explains exactly how team building can improve employee onboarding and help you retain, engage, and optimize the performance of your teams.

Reaching the sky’s limit: Why this year was the best lift-off at the Great Reno Balloon Races

The Abbi Agency

While the rest of Reno’s skies were in smoke, San Rafael Regional Park was bursting in color during this year’s Great Reno Balloon Races, Sept.

SwissSkills Bern 2022 – Shaping the future for young people 

The MICE Blog

Over 60 percent of young adults in Switzerland choose vocational training or apprenticeship over an academic path. This is an important economic factor that affects a country’s competitiveness in terms of the labour market and low unemployment rate, which in Switzerland is at about 4 percent.

Halifax, Nova Scotia – authentic experiences for incentive travel

Pádraic Gilligan

Episode 58: Pandemic Positives: Rethinking the Member/Sponsor Relationships for Associations with Ann Hollins from Events Outlined

Techsytalk

While the pandemic had many troubles for our industry, Ann chooses to look at the bright side – and think […]. The Event Hustler Show

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 Use Team Building and Virtual Training to Equip Teams for Remote and Hybrid Work Environments

Best Corporate Events

Although COVID-19 is (hopefully) behind us, the pandemic will have long-term impacts on the working world. Having grown accustomed to, and comfortable with, working remotely, many employees are resisting a return to the office.

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18 Virtual Event Engagement Ideas That Actually Work

Social Tables

As event planners worldwide shifted strategies to meet the ever-changing needs caused by COVID-19, virtual and hybrid events skyrocketed. Even as in-person events return, many businesses and event planners plan to keep the virtual event trend alive.

The Future of Events and Event Industry Trends: What’s Next?

Endless Events

According to Forbes , in-person events increased by 255% from the 4th quarter of 2021 to the second quarter of 2022. Still, as we move into 2023, more and more companies announce layoffs, spending freezes, and low metrics. And these are just a few of several trends in events to keep your eye on.

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The Vinyl Revival: Why People Are Flocking to One of Hollywood’s Most Historic Districts Once Again

Business Traveler USA

The renovation of L.A.’s s legendary recording district is bringing top talent, vibrant venues, and big dollars to the heart of Hollywood. The Hollywoodian is a majestic beast. We don’t grow up like everyone else. In fact, we grow up like no one else.

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How To Monetize Your Events and Increase Your Revenue

Eventtia

Many organizations have been embracing events as an effective way to market their business and products/services. However, why let the opportunity of generating revenue from these events go to waste if we can do it while still effectively promoting our brand, product, service, or community?

9 Things You Should Know Before Replacing Windows in Your Home

Redfin

Replacing or installing windows can be stressful for many homeowners. Whether it’s deciding which type of windows are best for you, choosing the right kind of glazing, or even considering if you need to replace your windows at all, there are a lot of factors to consider. .

The Raw Story Behind Kate Patay’s Move to Join Terramar

Smart Meetings

Kate Patay, Smart Meetings Smart Style Ambassador and the woman behind the eponymous Patay Consulting for the last five years, recently announced that she is taking a role as director of engagement with Terramar US , a DMC Network Company.

Protected: Bold, Big-Hearted, Benevolent, Boundary-Breaking

The Abbi Agency

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Bedload Experts Meet in Interlaken for an International Symposium

The MICE Blog

The international community of bedload specialists met in Interlaken in late 2021 to address current and future issues regarding the implementation of restoration measures in Switzerland.

The Boca Raton – the total resort experience

Pádraic Gilligan

by Pádraic Gilligan, Chief Marketing Officer, SITE & Managing Partner, SoolNua Marketing SITE Classic at Boca Raton – discover 1 The Boca Raton Museum of Art is a cultural treasure of human proportions, not at all intimidating, or full of its own self-importance, the way some galleries can be.

Episode 57: Mastering Zoom for Business and Association Events with Sheila Fox from Event In Site

Techsytalk

Sheila Fox jumped into Zoom full-throttle during the pandemic and has mastered using the platform for clients & even her […]. The Event Hustler Show

Navigating Rising AV Costs for Events: ’It’s Not 2019 Anymore’

Convene by PCMA

Event planners and providers are looking for ways to mitigate the ballooning costs go audiovisual services. Jacob Slaton Photography). Inflation hit a four-decade high of 9.1 percent in June, putting continued pressure on consumer’s wallets nearly everywhere that people spend money.

23 Webinar Best Practices to Drive Attendance and Engagement

Social Tables

The most successful webinars are specific, interesting, and engaging. They have captivating hosts, cover relevant content, and provide attendees with invaluable information. But how do webinar organizers take an idea and transform it into an appealing virtual event?

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. .

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.

How to Get Your Employees to Attend Company Events

Eventtia

“I’m already spending so much time in the office … why should I attend after-hour company events?”. “It’s It’s not mandatory, plus with me or without me, nothing will change.”. Will I get extra pay if I go?”.

The 10 Fastest-Growing Cities in Texas

Redfin

Also known as “The Lone Star State,” Texas is home to a number of well-known cities such as Austin , Dallas , and Houston. However, you may be curious about what cities in the state are growing the fastest.

How to Honor Native American Tribes on the Fourth

Smart Meetings

When most Americans think of the Fourth of July, they fantasize about family barbecues, community fireworks and local parades. It’s a time to enjoy the summer weather and celebrate veterans for their service.

A Journey to the Frontier of Sustainable Tourism (Reservations May Be Required)

The Abbi Agency

The Abbi Agency leads Yosemite’s reservation campaign as the iconic national park tackles sustainable tourism and destination management head on. Working on an advertising campaign for Yosemite is a creative’s wildest dream come true.

Confident planning strategies for the return of incentive travel 

The MICE Blog

Incentives are the most exciting part of the MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, Exhibition) business.