Articles tagged “conventions”

Tourism

Morocco’s Covid Policies Work Against Creative New Tourism Pitch

Morocco uses its latest campaign to promote a “true experience” of the destination with a funky twist. However, campaigns such as these need to be backed by tourist-friendly policies.

Morocco’s Covid Policies Work Against Creative New Tourism Pitch

Coronavirus

Omni Adds a Lifestyle Hotel Flavor to Hedge Against Convention Business

Omni's strategy for convention hotels is stuffing the ground floor with local restaurants and bars, offering a revenue lift in tough times. But it also costs a lot of money to develop. If you build it, it better be cool enough to motivate local residents to show up.

Omni Adds a Lifestyle Hotel Flavor to Hedge Against Convention Business

Coronavirus

Starwood CEO Sternlicht Is Unapologetically Bearish on the Recovery of Conventions

Group business and convention bookings may be coming back to life, but we're years away from some of the world's largest hotels seeing regularly sold-out nights. Barry Sternlicht said it, in striking difference to some bullishness from his fellow travel execs this week.

Starwood CEO Sternlicht Is Unapologetically Bearish on the Recovery of Conventions

Coronavirus

Las Vegas Resorts Scramble for New Strategies Amid 4th Straight Month of No Conventions

Las Vegas casino resorts are seeking creative alternative revenue streams while convention travel is bottomed out, but it's highly unlikely anything will match the dollars associated with a mammoth, multi-day event.

Las Vegas Resorts Scramble for New Strategies Amid 4th Straight Month of No Conventions

Meetings

Electronic Requests for Proposals Have Created a Mess for Many Events

Hailed as a panacea to streamline the bidding process that would make venues and meeting planners more productive, electronic requests for proposals still have a long way to go.

Electronic Requests for Proposals Have Created a Mess for Many Events

Business Travel

Atlantic City Getting a Lifeline From Anime and Fan Conventions

Atlantic City has the infrastructure for massive meetings, it just has a culture that likely can't make the necessary pivots to move into the future.

Atlantic City Getting a Lifeline From Anime and Fan Conventions

Meetings

Why Convention Bureaus Are Marketing Their Local Industry and Intellectual Capital

In an increasingly competitive market with a lot of quality product and emerging destinations, European convention bureaus are tapping their local knowledge economies to drive new business.

Why Convention Bureaus Are Marketing Their Local Industry and Intellectual Capital

Tourism

Las Vegas Tourism Numbers Drop in March, Thanks to Convention Business

Vegas isn't used to numbers like this in recent years.

Las Vegas Tourism Numbers Drop in March, Thanks to Convention Business

Hotels

Smart Conventions and Meetings Are Redefining Face-to-Face Events

The convention of the future is a co-created hybrid mechanism of live and virtual engagement, fluidly connecting more people through more channels over longer periods of time to leverage the collective knowledge of the community.

Smart Conventions and Meetings Are Redefining Face-to-Face Events

Announcements

New Skift Trends Report: The Future of Conventions

Understand the current state of conventions, what organizations are doing to improve and innovate them, and what the future brings for these large meetings and events. Get the report.

New Skift Trends Report: The Future of Conventions