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Skift Meetings

Events Cancel as Hurricane Ian Intensifies

A slew of meetings and conventions planned for Florida this week had to cancel as Hurricane Ian barrels toward the state. 

Events Cancel as Hurricane Ian Intensifies

Startups

Steve Case’s Road Trips Across America Reveal the Promise of Startups for Cities

AOL co-founder Steve Case never lost his passion for startups. His new book reminds us that innovation can thrive anywhere in America outside of New York and Silicon Valley and help reimagine U.S. cities big and small. Take note, travel industry.

Steve Case’s Road Trips Across America Reveal the Promise of Startups for Cities

Skift Meetings

Inside Skift Global Forum 2022

It is only natural that a company like Skift has a dynamic event that reflects its brand ethos. 

Inside Skift Global Forum 2022

Skift Meetings

Connection at Meetings and Events a Focus of Skift Global Forum

According to industry experts featured at Skift Global Forum, groups will meet in more second and third-tier cities with the main goal being to connect.

Connection at Meetings and Events a Focus of Skift Global Forum

Skift Meetings

The Macroeconomic Trends Impacting Meetings and Events Today

Inflation and supply chain issues are nagging not only the meetings industry but travel in general, but optimism still reigns supreme.

The Macroeconomic Trends Impacting Meetings and Events Today

Hotels

What Marriott’s CEO Says About the Prospect of Another Mega-Merger

Anthony Capuano, CEO of Marriott International, will not be surprised if a big merger or acquisition shakes up the hotel industry, but it most likely won't involve his brand.

What Marriott’s CEO Says About the Prospect of Another Mega-Merger

Skift Meetings

Swag Has New Swagger: Eco-friendly Giveaways for Meetings 

Driven by demand for eco-friendly, responsibly sourced giveaways, the premiums industry is migrating from the cheap and mundane to useful, meaningful, and long-lasting items — some of which are virtual.

Swag Has New Swagger: Eco-friendly Giveaways for Meetings 

Hotels

Hotel Gratuities Debate Reaches Tipping Point

The shift to a touchless society shouldn’t put guests out of touch with those who need a display of gratitude. Technology is on the brink of impacting wide-scale change when it comes to virtual tipping — and it can’t come fast enough.

Hotel Gratuities Debate Reaches Tipping Point

Skift Meetings

Event Tech Leaders Look Past Troubles, Go All In

The perfect storm stirring in the event tech sector is pounding the virtual event tech world worst of all. Still, event tech leaders are confident of steady and sustainable growth for virtual events.

Event Tech Leaders Look Past Troubles, Go All In

Skift Meetings

SXSW Expansion Into Sydney Means New Planner Opportunities

Since 1987, South by Southwest (SXSW) and Austin has been a convergence of film, music, education, and culture, a global destination for creative people to connect, collaborate and think outside the box. As SXSW expands into Sydney, this annual gathering offers many new and expanded possibilities for groups.

SXSW Expansion Into Sydney Means New Planner Opportunities