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Meetings and Events Industry News

News, interviews, and coverage of the meetings and events industry, from in-person events to hybrid events to online events.

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Hotels

Park Hyatt Partners With New York Times for a Sophisticated Take on Local Events

Based on Park Hyatt's consumer research, there's growing demand for more sophisticated programming in luxury hospitality. This collaboration with The New York Times could spark similar initiatives across the industry.

Park Hyatt Partners With New York Times for a Sophisticated Take on Local Events

Business Travel

Singapore, Dubai, Brussels and Washington, D.C. Launch Convention Cities Network

These four destinations represent the highest concentration of international association headquarters. So the partnership has the opportunity to evolve into a true platform for sharing knowledge on global association meeting trends with the rest of the industry, and not just sales leads among themselves.

Singapore, Dubai, Brussels and Washington, D.C. Launch Convention Cities Network

Hotels

5 Test Cases for Airbnb During Meetings and Conventions

While there are many issues prohibiting meeting attendees from booking Airbnb, the amount of those who do will skyrocket as more people understand the opportunities for local travel experiences and inherent cost savings. Affordable sharing accommodations also help people attend educational association events who otherwise might not be able to afford to participate.

5 Test Cases for Airbnb During Meetings and Conventions

Business Travel

Starwood Is Helping Create Macau’s Emerging Meetings Market

Macau is an example of an emerging meetings destination that will see U.S. market growth on the backs of its U.S. hotel partners like Sheraton and St. Regis, but the challenges are significant due to the region's reputation as the "Las Vegas of the East."

Starwood Is Helping Create Macau’s Emerging Meetings Market

Meetings

How the Meetings Industry Is Getting Ready for the Future of Conventions

Since Meetings Mean Business launched in January 2014 with industry-wide representation (except for the airlines), the coalition has become a valuable resource for industry research. The next phase includes getting non-industry CEOs to advocate for the value of meetings, finally ending the millennial conversation, and partnering with new tech and sharing companies.

How the Meetings Industry Is Getting Ready for the Future of Conventions

Meetings

Detroit Tourism Turns to Local Industry Leaders to Help Lure Conventions

Visit Detroit created a lineup of educational tours for the ASAE Convention that provided both professional development opportunities and immersive travel experiences for the attendees.

Detroit Tourism Turns to Local Industry Leaders to Help Lure Conventions

Meetings

Repositioning Amsterdam as ‘Holland City’ to Attract More Conventions

This is the first time a convention bureau has launched an official website promoting a destination's intellectual software ahead of its infrastructure hardware.

Repositioning Amsterdam as ‘Holland City’ to Attract More Conventions

Meetings

Intellectual Capital Is the New Draw for Smart Meetings Destinations

This survey is the first real evidence that North America is catching up with the trend in Europe to align destination marketing with knowledge leaders in the destination.

Intellectual Capital Is the New Draw for Smart Meetings Destinations

Meetings

Salt Lake City Wants to Show Meeting Planners a Good Time With Its New Website

The Visit Salt Lake tourism bureau is smart to aggressively show the city's fun factor for meetings and conventions to combat the Mormon organization's bizarre legacy.

Salt Lake City Wants to Show Meeting Planners a Good Time With Its New Website

Meetings

Millennial Travel Habits Force Tourism Bureaus to Shift Strategy

Millennials are making their biggest impact at tourism bureaus by pushing for more innovation in digital marketing campaigns and experiential sales strategy.

Millennial Travel Habits Force Tourism Bureaus to Shift Strategy