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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

How Technology Is Upending the Meetings Industry

Hotels, tourism bureaus, meeting planners and delegates are having challenges keeping up with advances in event technology due to so many new platforms and providers arriving on the scene.

Rival Hotel Chains Respond to Marriott’s Wi-Fi Blocking Practices

These hotel brands purport that they do not block guests' or meeting attendees' personal Wi-Fi networks, but many do require that guests are a part of their loyalty program in order to exchange email addresses for free service.

Tampa to Spend $15 Million to Modernize 25-Year-Old Convention Center

Tampa Convention Center is competing with much newer and, more importantly, technologically advanced spaces. Without improvements, it would quickly lose all business prospects.

Miami Drops Out of Race to Host 2016 Democratic National Convention

Hosting national and global events and competition do attract visitors and create business, but they also include consider planning and costs that fewer and fewer destinations are willing to invest.

The Meetings Industry Uses Wellness As a Differentiator

There's no longer a one-size-fits-all method to meetings. Smart hotels are looking to new ideas -- even if they're very old ideas like yoga -- to offer better options for planners and guests.