Articles tagged “events”

Visitor Spending at 2018 Super Bowl Surpassed Projections

Visitor Spending at 2018 Super Bowl Surpassed Projections

Associated Press

Hotel chains did well in the Minneapolis area over the last Super Bowl, not only because overall spending surpassed projections but because only 13 percent of visitors used a peer-to-peer platform like Airbnb.

3 weeks ago

Tour Operators Are Selling Runners on Extreme Marathons in Picturesque Places

Tour Operators Are Selling Runners on Extreme Marathons in Picturesque Places

Naureen S Malik, Bloomberg

None of these 26.2-milers is run-of-the-mill, as travel companies and tourism boards see the potential of marketing adventure runs to amateur athletes seeking experience-based travel. Any takers for a running safari in Kenya?

2 months ago

Wedding Travel Is Seeing Higher Spending by Attendees

Wedding Travel Is Seeing Higher Spending by Attendees

Rebecca Greenfield, Bloomberg

So, you wanted more meaningful experiences? Congratulations. Traveling to the wedding is now just part of your expensive obligation, which includes out-of-town showers and bachelor parties, which also eat up your two measly weeks of vacation. Financially, you may have to turn a party for someone else's love into your only summer vacation.

3 months ago

Travel Managers and Meeting Planners Need to Work Closer Together

Travel Managers and Meeting Planners Need to Work Closer Together

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

Technology can empower meeting planners, but it can also lead to daunting integration problems with other aspects of corporate travel. Riding the fine line between solving problems and creating new ones remains an issue that won't be solved soon.

3 months ago

Thought Leadership Conferences Target High-End Travelers

Thought Leadership Conferences Target High-End Travelers

Laura Powell, Skift

Nowadays, luxury travel is all about discovering new frontiers. It's not just about expanding physical and geographic boundaries. The travel cognoscenti are "brain dating" around the world in order to stretch their minds.

4 months ago

Meeting Planning Is Reinventing Itself by Redefining Its Roles

Meeting Planning Is Reinventing Itself by Redefining Its Roles

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Convergence is trending among travel and event departments at big companies. Fueled by technology, it will only become more important to both sectors in the future if old-school thinking doesn't get in the way.

6 months ago

Electronic Requests for Proposals Have Created a Mess for Many Events

Electronic Requests for Proposals Have Created a Mess for Many Events

Jaimie Seaton, Skift

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.

6 months ago

U.S., Poland and Argentina Vie to Be Host of 2023 Expo

U.S., Poland and Argentina Vie to Be Host of 2023 Expo

Steve Karnowski, Associated Press

Expo is a far cry from its glory days as the World's Fair, though it's still a respectable boon for tourism. The International Olympic Committee better watch out, or else the Olympic Games may face a similar fate within 20 years' time.

7 months ago

What Eclipseville, USA Learned From Hosting a Once-in-a-Lifetime Event

What Eclipseville, USA Learned From Hosting a Once-in-a-Lifetime Event

Dan Peltier, Skift

For a small town, Hopkinsville, Kentucky has some big-time lessons on how to plan and host a mass tourism event that will only happen once. The town is still figuring out how to use the positive PR to its advantage and how it can convince some of the eclipse chasers to come back.

10 months ago

Events Are Getting More Analytical to Measure Success

Events Are Getting More Analytical to Measure Success

Dave Montali, Skift

Event organizers are looking to new metrics to measure the success of their events.

10 months ago

Atlanta Hopes Its New High-Tech Stadium Will Transform Downtown Tourism

Atlanta Hopes Its New High-Tech Stadium Will Transform Downtown Tourism

Jonathan Landrum Jr., Associated Press

Atlanta isn't just the business capital of the south anymore, so if the city can one-up New York's new Citi Field for example, it could be a coup for leisure travel.

1 year ago

Los Angeles Bid to Host 2024 Olympics Based on Already Having the Venues in Place

Los Angeles Bid to Host 2024 Olympics Based on Already Having the Venues in Place

Beth Harris and Michael R. Blood, Associated Press

Hosting the Olympics is seductive, but like winning a new car on Oprah, there are massive strings attached. Long-term benefits for destination marketers seem murky at best.

1 year ago