Systemic Shifts Are Revolutionizing the Events Industry — Meetings Innovation Report

Innovation is no longer the sole domain of tech companies, media visionaries, and Millennials. Today, everyone is at least attempting to integrate more inspiration and creativity into their events to resonate with more diverse audiences.

Skift Global Forum 2016: Secrets of Truly Innovative Hotel Groups

The merger of The Standard Hotels and Bunkhouse Group was based on their like-minded mission to build each hotel as a one-off experience in an effort to build bigger communities around their brands.

Visit Britain Has A New Plan To Attract Large Conventions Following Brexit

Based on a directive coming straight from the Prime Minister's office, Visit Britain needs to collaborate more closely with its convention industry partners. Now that the government has ponied up the necessary funds to do so, Visit Britain has detailed its plans.

Cuba Has The Potential To Be a Luxury Travel Destination, Some Day

We had drinks at the Inglaterra on our recent trip to Cuba, and while the property is spectacular in terms of the historic glamor, it's going to be a long time before Cuba's infrastructure and service standards will support luxury tourism.

Demand Surges For Creative Business Events — Meetings Innovation Report

2016 is shaping up to be the year that everyone revolts against boring meetings, and many event owners, meeting planners, and hospitality executives are paying attention.

Companies Look Beyond Hotels to the Sharing Economy For Cool Meeting Venues

The ease and availability of booking creative meeting venues online is shifting how and where companies host their internal meetings.

Google Maps Comes to Rio’s Favelas for a 360-Degree Video Project

"Rio: Beyond The Map" is Google showing off what destinations can do with its Street View technology to provide an immersive and self-directed virtual experience, combining both 360-degree video and traditional digital content.

Samsung to Publish Some Rio Olympics Programming in Virtual Reality

The Rio Olympics gives Samsung a huge worldwide audience and tons of excellent content opportunities to expand exposure around VR tech.

Las Vegas Will Get Its First Non-Stop Flights to Beijing in December

The new Hainan Airlines service will help boost Las Vegas' gambling operations and drive higher convention attendance from Asia.

Today’s Best Food Tourism Videos Highlight People and Place More Than the Food

These culinary-themed destination promotion videos deliver a high level of artistry, a subtly poetic narrative, and/or a conscious storytelling arc that showcase the people behind the culinary experience.