Articles tagged “meetings and conventions”

New York Tourism Hires Former Starwood Exec to Woo Chinese Meetings

New York Tourism Hires Former Starwood Exec to Woo Chinese Meetings

Jing Travel

Visitation from China declined in the first half of 2017, which makes the role of individual destination marketing organizations even more crucial. New York City has a multi-layered approach, which includes targeting convention business.

4 months ago

New Convention Centers Are Pivoting Toward Trade Shows Over Consumer Events

New Convention Centers Are Pivoting Toward Trade Shows Over Consumer Events

Dan Peltier, Skift

Destinations like Miami and Anaheim aren't turning their backs on the leisure travel business that they grew up on. But they also don't want their leisure reputations to overshadow their new convention center capabilities. That means they and other destinations are following new strategies to grow business travel.

4 months ago

Brexit Hasn’t Slowed UK Convention Business — Meetings Innovation Report

Brexit Hasn’t Slowed UK Convention Business — Meetings Innovation Report

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

The UK has weathered the storm since Brexit, becoming a more attractive place to hold meetings and events. Affordable prices, along with growing high-tech and creative industries, are driving the destination into the future.

6 months ago

Digital Tools Aren’t Always Better — Meetings Innovation Report

Digital Tools Aren’t Always Better — Meetings Innovation Report

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

There's still plenty of innovation to come to the meetings industry planning process.

6 months ago

Accessibility Is More Than Adding Tech Gadgetry — Meetings Innovation Report

Accessibility Is More Than Adding Tech Gadgetry — Meetings Innovation Report

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Accessibility should become an integral part of the planning process for planners and event spaces alike. New technologies alone won't fix these shortcomings.

7 months ago

Digital Security Comes Into Focus — Meetings Innovation Report

Digital Security Comes Into Focus — Meetings Innovation Report

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Cybersecurity comes in many forms. Event planners and venues need to do more protect their systems, but attendees can also shield their personal and business information with a little effort.

7 months ago

Preparing for the Future — Meetings Innovation Report

Preparing for the Future — Meetings Innovation Report

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Events thrive on human interaction and connection. Going forward, we're going to examine the ways in which technology can enhance this dynamic and how smart players across the industry are evolving to meet the needs of their attendees.

7 months ago

VisitScotland’s New Meetings Campaign Promotes Silicon Over Salmon

VisitScotland’s New Meetings Campaign Promotes Silicon Over Salmon

Greg Oates, Skift

Scotland's government and convention bureau want meeting planners, especially those in the U.S., to grasp that there's cutting-edge innovation in advanced industries taking place in the UK outside London.

7 months ago

The Current State of Event Technology — Meetings Innovation Report

The Current State of Event Technology — Meetings Innovation Report

Deanna Ting, Skift

Technology can be a benefit, but it can also be a pain point when it comes to organizing and executing a meeting. Planners weigh in on what frustrates them most, and offer some solutions.

7 months ago

Visit Seattle Enlists Its Big Tech Companies to Reposition City to Meeting Planners

Visit Seattle Enlists Its Big Tech Companies to Reposition City to Meeting Planners

Greg Oates, Skift

Visit Seattle is positioning itself as a broker of innovation, versus a sales conduit for meeting space, by introducing meeting planners nationwide to some of the world's most advanced companies.

8 months ago

Puerto Rico Convention Bureau CEO Is Focusing on 2018 After Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rico Convention Bureau CEO Is Focusing on 2018 After Hurricane Maria

Greg Oates, Skift

The Puerto Rico Convention Bureau is actively selling for 2018 meetings and conventions despite the fallout from Hurricane Maria, but with the rebuilding efforts, the island should reposition itself more as a hub of industry innovation rather than just a U.S. tropical paradise.

8 months ago

Tourism and Economic Impact of Republican Convention — Even Researchers Can’t Agree

Tourism and Economic Impact of Republican Convention — Even Researchers Can’t Agree

Associated Press

One of the other short-term impacts that Cleveland's tourism industry must address is whether it wants to be known as a bastion of conservative values. It's usually a bad idea to mix politics and destination marketing.

11 months ago