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.

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Halifax, Nova Scotia – authentic experiences for incentive travel

Pádraic Gilligan

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.

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.

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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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.

It’s Time to Re-Evaluate Your Event Tech Stack

Endless Events

Like the software industry, the event management industry has tech stacks. An e vent tech stack consists of all the technology that helps an event run efficiently.

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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.

Service Robots and AI: What impact on the future of Hospitality

EHL Insights

Would you allow a humanoid robot to greet a paying guest at your hotel? Would the hotel guest prefer the ease and convenience of service robots or the warmth and service of a fellow human being? There is no doubt that AI will create both challenges and opportunities for the industry.

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

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

The Abbi Agency

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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.

Cashel Palace Hotel & Spa – new 5 star hotel for Ireland

Pádraic Gilligan

by Pádraic Gilligan, Chief Marketing Officer, SITE & Managing Partner, SoolNua Marketing Cashel – now a destination I have vivid memories of Cashel as a stop en route to Cork or Blarney when I worked in the late 80s as an Italian speaking tour guide.

Episode 55: Community Building Tips with Krysta Eigelberger

Techsytalk

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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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.

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.

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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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.

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. .

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.

The Ultimate Event Planning Guide: How to Plan an Event

Eventtia

One of the biggest challenges when running an event is the planning stage: even organizing a fairly small and seemingly simple event can be a very challenging task with all the different details to consider and adjust.

6 Reasons The Abbi Agency will Raise your Internship Expectations

The Abbi Agency

My first day at The Abbi Agency I was introduced to a team of public relations and marketing professionals from all different backgrounds and experiences and was quickly immersed in the tight-knit and fierce company culture.

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.

Jamaica say you will

Pádraic Gilligan

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

Techsytalk

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

33 Wedding Planning Quotes For Planners and Couples

Social Tables

Wedding planning can be a stressful process , consisting of months of organizing, scheduling, and rescheduling. Whether you’re a professional planner or a soon-to-be newlywed, you may find yourself in need of a pick-me-up every now and then as the big day approaches.

How Event Planners Can Get the Most Out of Online Communities

Skift Meetings

Skift Take: Online groups and chat rooms for event planners are proliferating, resulting in much curiosity. Planners wonder if it’s better to post or chat? Are they worth paying to join, and if so, which ones? — Vincent Alonzo Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings.

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 Event Professionals Can Think Like Futurists

Convene by PCMA

It does seem impossible to predict with complete accuracy what business events in the near and far future will look like, but using a little foresight can help us plan for what’s behind the next door. Illustration by Ben Lewis Giles).

Why Customer Support Should Be Your #1 Event Tech Feature

Endless Events

When we talk about the most popular event platform features , we typically think of registration and ticketing , integrations, gamification, and analytics reporting, for example. But what good are any of those if event planners are not taught how to use them or if they stop working mid-event?

U.S. Travel Is Up, But Not Out of Weeds Yet

Smart Meetings

On May 4, Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel E. Bowser and Destination DC President and CEO Elliott L. Ferguson came together at Union Market for its annual Travel Rally, held during U.S.

Sustainable Business Practices vs Business Recovery

EHL Insights

In the current business context, most hospitality organizations are finding themselves wanting to strike the right balance of "building back better" without jeopardizing a speedy recovery and keeping sustainable business practices at the heart of it all.

Carpe Diem at a Pitch-Perfect PRSA Travel Conference

The Abbi Agency

In May, we were #blessed with the opportunity to attend the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Travel and Tourism conference in Spokane, Washington.

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.

Back in St Pete, Florida – 40+ years later

Pádraic Gilligan

by Pádraic Gilligan, Chief Marketing Officer, SITE & Managing Partner, SoolNua Marketing Back to the Future Arriving at Tampa International recently I looked for triggers that might transport me back to 1979 when, during my second ever trip to the US, I visited St Pete Clearwater.