Articles tagged “events and conferences”

Meetings

Did You Really Think We’d Stop Shaking Hands?

Humans are meant to be together, especially when it comes to conducting business. We yearn to see each other’s faces in person. And we want to touch and shake hands.

Did You Really Think We’d Stop Shaking Hands?

Hotels

Hilton Forecasts Full Rebound in Group and Event Bookings Within a Year

The hotel heavyweight expects its all-important group business to fully recover within a year. If Hilton decides to book one of its ballrooms to celebrate, it'll find rates higher than in 2019.

Hilton Forecasts Full Rebound in Group and Event Bookings Within a Year

Meetings

In-Person CES 2022 Delivered Blow as Microsoft Joins Those Opting for Virtual

The Consumer Electronics Show is usually a bellwether gathering, the first major show opening the year for the event industry. Hopes were high it could come back strong in-person in a few weeks after its first-ever virtual show in 2021. But the Omicron variant had other plans.

In-Person CES 2022 Delivered Blow as Microsoft Joins Those Opting for Virtual

Hotels

Pandemic Twist Emerges on Bookings for Hotels in Tussle With Online Resellers

Hotel companies have broadly resisted using aggregators such as Expedia and Booking.com for online sales so far during the recovery because of somewhat surprising factors. Yet the temptation remains.

Pandemic Twist Emerges on Bookings for Hotels in Tussle With Online Resellers

Business Travel

Mobile World Congress Hires a Travel Agency to Help Steady Nerves for Returning Event

There’s still a huge risk hosting larger scale exhibitions, but the organizer of Mobile World Congress is hoping to offset some of that by outsourcing travel management.

Mobile World Congress Hires a Travel Agency to Help Steady Nerves for Returning Event

Online Travel

Zoom Sees 355 Percent Revenue Leap on Rise of Virtual Meetings

Zoom's latest earnings report suggests that the trend in remote working may have staying power even after society tames the pandemic. The implications are unnerving for event planners and travel management companies.

Zoom Sees 355 Percent Revenue Leap on Rise of Virtual Meetings

SkiftX

Skift Forum Europe Video: Key Strategies DMOs can use to Drive Economic Growth

In this video conversation from Skift Forum Europe 2020, we learn more about how Destination Canada's business events strategy is bridging the gap between tourism, meetings, and economic development sectors.

Skift Forum Europe Video: Key Strategies DMOs can use to Drive Economic Growth

EventMB

Cancellation Insurance Fallout: The Cost of Doing the Right Thing With Your Event

Cancellation Insurance Fallout: The Cost of Doing the Right Thing With Your Event

Coronavirus

What Is Going to Happen to All Postponed Events?

The events industry is living through one of the most difficult times of its existence. The coronavirus outbreak has forced an incredible number of events to be postponed. But postponed until when? And what will happen in the fourth quarter of 2020?

What Is Going to Happen to All Postponed Events?

Meetings

Tech Adoption for Event Organizers Is Spotty

Increasing competition in the event sector has attracted more technology companies to provide solutions for current bottlenecks.

Tech Adoption for Event Organizers Is Spotty